Announcement: Immigration Tracker (Beta) Now Live
We're pleased to announce the beta launch of the immigration application tracker. The tool can be used to track the various types of applications you undergo throughout your immigration process and can be edited/updated anytime by the member who created the record in the database.

Let's start making sense out of the UK immigration process. Add your immigration details here and provide us with feedback on how we can make it better.

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Pinned  What do you think of the Queen's Speech as it relates to immigration?

May 20 2013 11:55 PM | Tony in UK Immigration

A fresh attempt to curb immigration is the centre piece of the government's planned new laws, set out by the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.

Short-term migrants will pay for NHS care, landlords will be forced to check immigration s...

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Pinned  SURPRISE! YOU'RE APPROVED! How I got my Visa in 24 Hrs.

Oct 01 2011 07:09 AM | NewsieMiami in UK Immigration Experiences

My husband and I began the marriage visa process under less than ideal circumstances. We had been married for a month. We had known each other for six years but never lived together...or even in the same country. Neither of us had a full-time job. Soun...

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Pinned  Spouse Visa Interview Questions

May 08 2011 11:05 AM | Tony in Spouse/Partner/Family Visas

If you're applying for a spouse visa and you were ubnable to produce sufficient documentary evidence to demonstrate that you have been in a genuine and committed relationship, you may be required to attend an interview. The intent of the interview is...

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Our Experience During the HSMP to Tier 1 Transition

Jan 20 2012 11:58 PM | anitta in UK Immigration Experiences

My husband and I decided to apply for HSMP visa back in 2008. As my husband was an IT specialist and had appropriate qualifications we decided that he was going to be the main applicant and I was going to be a dependant. One of our friends recommended...

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My Fiancée Visa Nightmare

Jan 07 2012 11:56 PM | MarianMarian in UK Immigration Experiences

My story with UK immigration started in April 2009 when my fiancé proposed me marriage back in Argentina. We were absolutely unaware of how invasive is the process and just living our love history , feeling that we couldn't handle the pain to...

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From Tier 1 PSW to Tier 2 General, you can do it too

Jan 06 2012 11:55 PM | usn05 in UK Immigration Experiences

I decided to come to the UK in 2003 to study Computer Sciences in Manchester. I was 18 at the time and I was happy that I would have the freedom and independence at such a young age; and worrying about visas and immigration was the last thing on my min...

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Fly In A Spider's Web - A Truly Tragic UK Immigration Experience

Jan 01 2012 11:57 PM | paul cobb in UK Immigration Experiences

That's how we felt when we were stopped in Dunkirk by UK Borders Agency. We werent expecting any trouble and as an expat it felt familiar to hear an english voice again, with me was my American fiancee and we had just been reunited in France after she...

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Draconian Immigration Policies and the Disadvantaged Minorities

Dec 30 2011 06:29 AM | Deepak Bhatarai in UK Immigration

The conservative British Prime Minister Mr David Cameroon promised that he will reduce the numbers of immigration down to thousands as it was in the 1990s from the hundreds of thousands in his time in office. In the developed western countries immigrat...

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Where there is a will there is a way. Do your homework well.

Dec 16 2011 11:57 PM | marble01 in UK Immigration Experiences

My immigration story began… I must say in September 2007 when I’m came to England as a university student. As years went by, I was so used to living here and being a part of the life in the UK, I realized I did not want to go back after I...

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Making the Move from Malaysia to UK, our ILR journey

Dec 14 2011 11:56 PM | daemonchile in UK Immigration Experiences

I met my Malaysian wife in Kuala Lumpur in 2003. At the time we were enjoying the now and not even thinking about the future. As time went by, however, and we were still together, we took stock of our lives and decided that maybe it would be a good ide...

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Convert South African Licence to a British Licence: Excellent Assistance from the DVLA

Nov 28 2011 11:58 PM | cleocat in UK Immigration

Just after we moved into our new house in the UK I had my handbag stolen. Suddenly I was without a passport, bank cards and my driver’s licence.
I had a South African driver’s licence which I could use in the UK with the condition t...

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Painfull Experience in Getting Refund of Tuition Fee Back from UK Private

Aug 28 2011 08:19 AM | Asia P Lawyers in UK Immigration Experiences

I am a business corporate lawyer and an immigration consultant in Pakistan. Recently, my client applied for his Tier 4 (general) student visa at British Embassy in Islamabad. His previous immigration consultant paid GBP 1500 and arranged a CAS letter f...

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ECOs – The West’s new KGB!

Aug 19 2011 11:59 PM | Michael Patterson in UK Immigration Experiences

This also includes UK based Case Officers as they all seem to possess the same characteristics!

After a period of widowhood, I met and married my present wife (a widow) who was living in the UK as a 'failed asylum seeker) although she did...

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Spouse’s Visa: The Four Year Marriage Criteria [EXPERIENCE]

Aug 14 2011 07:19 AM | cleocat in Spouse/Partner/Family Visas

I hope this will assist others not to make the same mistakes I made when applying for my spouse's visa.
I spend quite a bit of time reading all the information available before I started the application process. I noticed the possibility of a "s...

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Long Residence Application - A Success Story

Aug 04 2011 06:29 PM | Roger Doger in UK Immigration

I came to the UK on a student visa in the good old days of pre 9/11. The times changed so quickly afterwards that it was hard to believe that at one point Home Office would renew the student visas free of charge.

Currently I am working as...

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