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Hello All,

Some Background First
I arrived in UK on December 7 2011 on a Settlement Visa- KOL REQ with a 27 month expiration date on it.

I passed my Life in UK test and I have all the documents to prove all the things like water, gas, council tax, bank statement also now

*****I want to apply for ILR status bc now I can but it's tough for me to take off work currently. Is there any benefit for me to get it next month vs July or August with the new rules coming out- will it and how will it affect me??

My current salary is 55k and my wife doesent work- we have 2 kids.

Thanks for the help in advance!
 

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Set (M) Documents

Are these documents enough?

1. Council tax bill with joint names
2. Bank statements with joint names and 25k balance
3. Gas bill with both names
4. Water bill with both names
5. House deed with ONLY her name
6. Both my kids UK passports and US birth certificates
7. National Insurance Number
8.. Anything else I need or forgot?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello All,

Some Background First
I arrived in UK on December 7 2011 on a Settlement Visa- KOL REQ with a 27 month expiration date on it.

I passed my Life in UK test and I have all the documents to prove all the things like water, gas, council tax, bank statement also now

*****I want to apply for ILR status bc now I can but it's tough for me to take off work currently. Is there any benefit for me to get it next month vs July or August with the new rules coming out- will it and how will it affect me??

My current salary is 55k and my wife doesent work- we have 2 kids.

Thanks for the help in advance!
Nobody knows but it's best to get it over with before any new rules come in.
 

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Are these documents enough?

1. Council tax bill with joint names
2. Bank statements with joint names and 25k balance
3. Gas bill with both names
4. Water bill with both names
5. House deed with ONLY her name
6. Both my kids UK passports and US birth certificates
7. National Insurance Number
8. Anything else I need or forgot?
Pay slips for last 3 months.
P60 if you have it.
Compare your list with Section 10 of SET(M) form.
 

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The basic hypothesis is that, since you have the KOL REQ endorsement, nothing positive can be gained by waiting. If you wait, the worst case scenario is that you could have to show a minimum income of £62,600.

PLEASE keep in mind that NOTHING is certain, and that this is the proposed worst case scenario. It could end up being nowhere near that bad.

Changes will require 28 days after being officially announced before going into effect, so you could potentially cross your fingers and watch for the announcement before applying for ILR.
 

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Changes will require 28 days after being officially announced before going into effect, so you could potentially cross your fingers and watch for the announcement before applying for ILR.
Really? Source please?
If changes only affect immigration rules, a statement by the government is laid before the parliament and they can take effect immediately if they so wish.
If a change in law (acts of parliament) is required, it has to go through parliamentary procedure before receiving royal assent, which can take many weeks or months.
There is a convention of giving 21-day notice of any change in immigration rules, but this convention isn't always adhered to. For example, some latest changes were announced only a few days before implementation on 6th April 2012.
 

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You're correct and I'm doubly wrong. I was misremembering the parliamentary convention for 21 days notice for immigration rules, and additionally misrepresenting it as law. (I specifically think it was a New York Times article I read about two months ago that said that the legal requirement of 21 days notice had been met on something several years old.)

I'll do better to source such statements first next time. Thanks for making sure that my incorrect information didn't hurt anybody.
 

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You're correct and I'm doubly wrong. I was misremembering the parliamentary convention for 21 days notice for immigration rules, and additionally misrepresenting it as law. (I specifically think it was a New York Times article I read about two months ago that said that the legal requirement of 21 days notice had been met on something several years old.)

I'll do better to source such statements first next time. Thanks for making sure that my incorrect information didn't hurt anybody.
Immigration rules, immigration law and parliamentary procedure are a complicated area. Look at UK Border Agency | Policy and law.
Happy reading!
 
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