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My ILR timing….and questions
« on: December 08, 2021, 02:52:03 PM »
Hey all!
Well, it’s time for me to get serious about my prep for ILR.
I entered the UK on March 17 2017. So I calculated 60 months was March 29 2022. If that is correct, I should be able to apply any time after March 1?
I have passed the Life in the UK test, and I know that I need 2.5 years worth of cohabitation evidence spaced every 5 months.
I also need the employer letter dated within 28 days of application, 7 months of bank statements (to be safe), 7 months of matching payslips (and because mine are online, a letter from HR validating them.
Marriage certificate, lease agreement, copies of every page of both mine and my wife’s passport?????
Divorce decrees, and…..???


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 03:41:17 PM »
Hey all!
Well, it’s time for me to get serious about my prep for ILR.
I entered the UK on March 17 2017. So I calculated 60 months was March 29 2022. If that is correct, I should be able to apply any time after March 1?

60 months is March 17th 2022... it's calculated as 5 years to the day since you entered.

So, you can apply any time from February 17th 2022.

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I have passed the Life in the UK test, and I know that I need 2.5 years worth of cohabitation evidence spaced every 5 months.
I also need the employer letter dated within 28 days of application, 7 months of bank statements (to be safe), 7 months of matching payslips (and because mine are online, a letter from HR validating them.
Marriage certificate, lease agreement, copies of every page of both mine and my wife’s passport?????
Divorce decrees, and…..???

That's mostly it, plus a couple of signed forms which are part of the online application.

Organised into the different upload sections for UKVCAS you'll need:

Application Documents
- Applicant's US passport
- Any other passports held since moving to the UK
- Signed sponsor's declaration (part of online application)
- Part 1 Consent to checks form signed by applicant (part of online application)
- Part 2 Consent to checks form signed by sponsor (part of online application)

- edited as I've just been reminded that the consent to checks forms are not part of the ILR application

Proof of Identity/Travel History
- Sponsor's UK passport
- Applicant's BRP card

Finances
- 7 months of payslips
- 7 months of bank statements
- employer letter
Optional but recommended:
- job contract
- latest P60

Residence in the UK
Accommodation

- lease agreement in both names
- latest council tax bill
Cohabitation
- 6/7 items of mail in each name dated every 5 months going back 2.5 years (from at least 3 different sources):
Aug 2019
Jan 2020
Jun 2020
Nov 2020
Apr 2021
Sept 2021
Feb 2022

Other
- Marriage certificate
- Any divorce decrees
If you have any children under 18 living in the UK:
- each child's passport
- each child's birth certificate
- a letter dated in the last 3 months confirming each child's address (i.e. from GP or school)
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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 04:22:03 PM »
Thank you! I used an online date calculator….hmmm so much for that! Lol
No kids….just George the cat.

So are they back to doing biometrics or just using previous ones?


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 05:02:32 PM »
So are they back to doing biometrics or just using previous ones?

They never stopped doing biometrics.

It’s a mandatory requirement to give biometrics for every single visa application you ever make, including for UK citizenship now.

The reason for this is two-fold:

1. To get an updated photo/fingerprints for your new visa
2. To confirm that you are the same person who applied for each of your previous visas

Once you have submitted your online application and paid for the visa, you will receive an email with a registration code for the UKVCAS website.

You will need to register an account, then book your biometrics (which may cost up to £130, as free appointments are very scarce), and then you have until 48 hours before your appointment to upload all your documents.

When you submit the online application, there may be an option to purchase Super Priority processing for £800. This gives you a visa decision within 24 hours of your biometrics appointment (compared with 6 months standard processing time).

Due to Covid restrictions, they are only allowing a certain number of applicants to use Super Priority per day, so if you want to buy it and it’s not offered when you submit, you’ll need to keep checking each day until it shows up.


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 05:08:02 PM »
Must have been wishful thinking on my part. Guess I’ll be traveling to Edinburgh again!
So…..when I do, does anyone want to meet up??


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 05:28:04 PM »
Must have been wishful thinking on my part. Guess I’ll be traveling to Edinburgh again!

Not necessarily. Looks like there's a UKVCAS biometrics centre in Aberdeen, if that's any closer:

Aberdeen. Service Point
Spaces
1
Marischal Square
Aberdeen
AB10 1BL

You can check the locations here: https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/locations
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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2022, 02:39:35 PM »
Ok, so I have….

August 2019- joint BOS statement

January 2020- joint council tax

June 2020- Capital One Credit card statement for me and    Bank of Scotland credit card statement for Nicola

November 2020- joint SSE statement

April 2021- Joint BOS statement

September 2021- joint SSE statement

Look ok?


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2022, 02:56:07 PM »
Ok, so I have….

August 2019- joint BOS statement

January 2020- joint council tax

June 2020- Capital One Credit card statement for me and    Bank of Scotland credit card statement for Nicola

November 2020- joint SSE statement

April 2021- Joint BOS statement

September 2021- joint SSE statement

Look ok?


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Those look good :).

You'll also need something from Feb 2022 once you get some mail next month.


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2022, 03:13:29 PM »
Thank you!! February will be SSE assuming that the mail gets delivered!


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2022, 01:35:46 PM »
Hi again!

So for the passports, do I need to scan every page?


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2022, 01:46:25 PM »
Yes, every page must be scanned, including all blank pages.


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2022, 03:08:06 PM »
Yes, every page must be scanned, including all blank pages.

I noticed that in the application it says also any passport used to travel to or reside in the UK, so I scanned all of my old passport as well.


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2022, 03:17:47 PM »
I noticed that in the application it says also any passport used to travel to or reside in the UK, so I scanned all of my old passport as well.

Yeah, you need to include:

- current US passport
- any other passports you have held since you moved to the UK (i.e. if you renewed your passport in the last 5 years, or if you hold a second citizenship)


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2022, 03:04:10 PM »
For our final piece of mail dated in February, can I use a letter from SSE about changing tariffs instead of a SSE statement?


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Re: My ILR timing….and questions
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2022, 04:59:22 PM »
For our final piece of mail dated in February, can I use a letter from SSE about changing tariffs instead of a SSE statement?

Yes.  :)


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