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Offline lyonaria

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FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« on: February 17, 2017, 12:52:29 PM »
Hey guys,

Literally about to leave to post off this crappy application.

This is what I am sending:

x2 passport photos of me

x1 of sponsor

my passport and BRP

copy of every single page of my husbands passport

Application fully filled out. (Double checked)

marriage cert + copy

employment letter (same exact document with updated info that got me my first FLR)

6 months of payslips

6 months of bank statements - sent to me directly from bank (paper statements turned on!)

ihs email

2 years of post (no sense in posting the actual months on those are they are the absolute best I can do) We don't get a lot of post.


Do I need to include the current lease?

Thank you for your help.

The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 01:09:16 PM »
Hey guys,

Literally about to leave to post off this crappy application.

This is what I am sending:

x2 passport photos of me

x1 of sponsor

my passport and BRP

copy of every single page of my husbands passport

Application fully filled out. (Double checked)

marriage cert + copy

employment letter (same exact document with updated info that got me my first FLR)

6 months of payslips

6 months of bank statements - sent to me directly from bank (paper statements turned on!)

ihs email

2 years of post (no sense in posting the actual months on those are they are the absolute best I can do) We don't get a lot of post.


Do I need to include the current lease?

Thank you for your help.

Include the lease. Is your name on it? This proves accommodation. If your name is not on it (with your spouse), you also need a letter from the landlord giving you permission to live there...
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 01:10:11 PM »
Yes, you must meet the accommodation requirement so the lease is necessary to prove that.
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 01:21:43 PM »
Cool. Nother 26 pages to add then. YAY!

Why are they so stupidly long?

I don't suppose I could get away with printing it to where there are two pages on one page? (page is horizontal)
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 01:23:30 PM »
The last update in October was done computer only. So I have a PDF of it. We're both on it. But my folder I'm posting it in is getting too full.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 01:35:33 PM »
Well, crap.

Didn't realize there was a watermark on it for 'In-process'...

And there aren't any documents in my login like I thought there would be. Why do this company suck?

The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 03:00:02 PM »
I literally have nothing helpful to add. I just wanted to say I hope you have a big brownie and a glass of wine tonight. You deserve it.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 03:02:52 PM »
Can you go into the letting agent's and ask them to print you a new copy?

You really do need that lease, as without it, you risk the visa being refused.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 03:08:28 PM »
Thanks ladies,

The letting agent company has been pretty crap about things to be honest. Which isn't exactly news to anyone, I'm sure.

I'd called about it, but she said she'd have to go to the actual file and see what she could do since NONE of the documents were on my login. And she couldn't promise I'd have anything today.

Heck, only the last two payments we've made to the company are even showing up on my online account. They are absolutely pants.  [smiley=bomb.gif]

Luckily, even though I wasn't sent anything, my husband was. :) So I have been able to send it off with a electronically signed copy of our current lease. We all signed it electronically, so that had better work.

Or I will be very sad and heading back to the US in however many weeks.

And it still cost me less than 10GBP to send Guaranteed Delivery.

This one has been a bit of an ordeal.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2017, 03:11:36 PM »
I really hope I didn't need to print off the email it was attached to...

Maybe I shouldn't have printed it two pages to a single page...

The whole thing was done on the computer for the second year.
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 04:42:21 PM »
Well, it's done and gone now, right?Stop stressing as there's literally nothing you can do but wait at this point! Fingers crossed!

How's hubby's leg?
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 10:31:42 PM »
Well, it's done and gone now, right?Stop stressing as there's literally nothing you can do but wait at this point! Fingers crossed!

How's hubby's leg?

It doesn't need surgery, so that's a positive! He is however quite stuck here at our house since I can't drive yet. :) He's in good enough spirits. I think he get's a bit lonely at the house by himself all day, but hey. Maybe he'll understand a bit how I felt when I first moved over! haha.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 11:29:17 AM »
It doesn't need surgery, so that's a positive! He is however quite stuck here at our house since I can't drive yet. :) He's in good enough spirits. I think he get's a bit lonely at the house by himself all day, but hey. Maybe he'll understand a bit how I felt when I first moved over! haha.
Girl, you need to learn how to drive!!! Did you drive in the US?
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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 12:43:22 PM »
Do you have a provisional license?  You can drive with him in the back?  Might be a good chance to practice

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Re: FLR - do I have to include my lease?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 12:56:52 PM »
Yep. I've even got my renewed Colorado license. Which weirdly looks a helluva lot like my Provisional UK license in colour and layout. It's so weird.

My last driving instructor said I drove fine but I didn't have all the required habits to pass my test yet and without my passed theory, it didn't matter.

And I'm not currently on the insurance. It was a money saving thing when I was under employed last summer/fall.

I need to pass my damn theory, but I don't want to work on it because I failed the first time and I really hate reading British technical jargon. It's so boring and foreign I can't remember the info!

He can't ride in the back since we have a 3 door. And he has to keep his leg elevated.

Honestly, it would have been easier if it was me that broke their leg. I'm not likely to though since it hasn't happened yet.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.