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#1063516112 It's Getting Harder And Harder

Posted by ALG on 08 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

I am talking by experience, yes things are getting more difficult, but at the end, you will be settled, it's a matter of time, my advise to you is, live your life the way it is, do your best, don't stress yourself, your turn will be ....may be next, or at the right time. I have been here for a long time and believe you me, it has been almost as i is now, the same story about immigration, one would think that it will be impossible anymore to settle, but things will get together one day, it's just a matter of time, don't look at the dark side of things.
Thank god that I am settled now, but I still feel good about my past days, that's why I come back here every now and then to check on you guys, many and many have moved on, I barely recognise any of you, except Victoria who is still at it, but agin the point is you guys you need to understand that it will happen to you as well as everyone who passed through this forum. All the best

#1063471634 Visa Needed To Save Relationship

Posted by luceuk on 06 February 2012 - 10:29 PM


Definitely don't rush into the marriage thing. If he's genuine he will wait. I wanted to reply as i'm in quite a similar situation to you, there definitely is hope, but it may take some time. I met my OH whilst travelling in his hometown and we have been together for 1.5 years now but he has not yet visited uk. I last saw him 8 months ago and we have contacted 3 or 4 times a week by phone for the whole time we have been apart (emails, texts as well but mainly phone convos) this time apart has allowed us to both save money independently for our future and our relationship is very strong although its hard being long distance, you soon get used to it, and the year has gone surprisingly quick. I am going back over to see him in April and i really want him to come to UK on a visit visa in August and then we plan to return to his country. In the long run we would like to live here and be a family but we both know it very difficult and they are trying to make it more so but he has already asked me to live with him there if he can't come here. It would be tough adjusting but if our relationship stays as good as has been then i think i'm willing to make that sacrifice. And the more years we build up together, we can always re-apply. I think basically it can work, the first months or year are tough but if you've got an aim you will get there, just make sure it is real love. The only reason i would say be careful is because you have paid for everything for this man. What does he treat you to? If he can't do much for you financially, then what else does he try and do for you when you were with him that doesnt involve money, and have you met his family, friends etc etc?

#376500 Hit-And-Run Asylum Seeker To Remain In The Uk

Posted by crackers on 26 December 2009 - 09:07 AM

What about the 'human rights'of the poor family of the child indeed the child herself has been deprived her human right to live ? If anyone breaks the law and especially if they kill some innocent party they should be punished. My heart goes out to the Houston family.
Hiroshima it is not 'luck' it is British law that is wrong and must be changed

#1063516121 7 Year Child Concession

Posted by Prince74 on 08 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

I know that there are quite a number of members on this forum who have been following my posts, so I think I should inform you guys of the recent development concerning my dealings with the Home Office. First, I am pleased to inform you all that I have been granted 30 months leave to remain based on Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. In the letter of grant which I just picked up from my solicitor's office a couple of hours ago, it states that the reasons for the grant are: (a) they are satisfied from the information I provided that while I am not the biological father of my partner's child, my partner and her child have been naturalised and I have married my partner, ( B) In view of the child's length of residence, they are not satisfied that it would be reasonable to expect the child to leave the United Kingdom and because of our particular circumstances, they have granted me leave within the immigration rules under D-LTRP.1.2 of Appendix FM.

My battle with the Home Office has been a very lengthy one, and the process has cost me £4,608 in legal fees/home office application fee. I think it is important for me to explain my situation in detail:

In 2005 I met my partner, she had applied asylum in 2002. She was on legacy. In 2008, without any of us having status, we decided to get married in our church because even though neither of us had status, we wanted to live together as husband and wife. She had a child with her late husband and the child had become used to me and we wanted to give her some sort of stability by getting married and moving in together. In October 2009 (that was a year after our church wedding), the Home Office decided to grant her ILR on legacy. After she had been granted, that was only when I consulted a solicitor so that I can then regularise my own status. I consulted a solicitor in London in February 2010. Even though it had taken me 3 years to get my status, I still believe that this solicitor made such a wonderful representation on my behalf. I will be using them until I get my ILR in 10 years time.

In May 2010, my solicitor put in an FLR(O) on my behalf, this was based on Article 8. On July 7, 2010 this application was refused and right of appeal was not given. This was when the battle began - my solicitors wrote several letters, many of which the Home Office did not bother to reply. In July 2010, my solicitor asked the Home Office to review and reconsider the decision to refuse my application. In November 2010, the Home Office reviewed the decision but maintained its decision to refuse the application.

In July 2011, I contacted my MP (Theresa May). She asked me why don't I go and applied from my country. I told her bluntly that I have family here in the UK and it would be unreasonable to expect me to leave my family behind. In May 2011 we received an email from the Home Office telling us that they would reconsider the refusal "without unnecessary delay". In August 2011, I received a letter from Immigration Minister, Damian Green telling me that they can not expedite my reconsideration unless there is exceptional compassionate circumstances. Coincidentally, at the time I was seeing a psychologist, and the psychologist wrote that the main cause of my depression and anxiety is my immigration status in the UK. In September 2011, the Immigration Minister wrote back, saying that the depression and anxiety I suffer from is not compassionate enough, so they can not expedite action on my case.

In November 2011, my solicitor put in an EEA application based on Zambrano. After a very long wait, in March 2013 Zambrano was refused and appeal right given. We are appealing and the hearing has been fixed for 9th August 2013.

In frustration, I wrote letters, emails to the Home Secretary who is my MP. I called the Home Office every couple of months and the answer was always the same - "case under consideration, so you have to wait, UKBA will contact you". In February I wrote an email to the UKBA complaint department. In April I received a letter from the complaint department saying that a case worker is dealing with my case and the outcome would be communicated to me shortly. I bombarded my MP's office with emails. My MP's office contacted me in April to say that the Home Office has said to them that they are dealing with my case and they would get back to me shortly.

My mother became very unwell from March 27, 2013 and on the same day, I contacted my MP's office and demanded an urgent meeting with my MP. I informed them about my mother's illness. On April 30, 2013, I lost my mother whom I lost saw 10 years ago.

On May 3, 2013 a caseworker at the Home Office contacted my solicitor to say that they are looking at the human right element of my application and that the solicitor should fax a copy of a letter of representation which my solicitor had sent to them in October 2012. Immediately, my solicitor faxed the letter with attachments and she called me to update me.

Today, May 8th 2013, my solicitor contacted me that she had received a letter from the Home Office granting me 30 months leave to remain based on Appendix FM as stated above. No sooner had I received the call, within an hour and half, I was already in her office to collect the letter and fill out the Biometric Residence Card Form which she will be posting out to the Home Office tomorrow together with a copy of my mother's death certificate so that they can process the Biometric Residence Card without delay as my family is waiting for me, they can not bury my mother in my absence.

Dealing with the Home Office has been a nightmare and I would not wish it on my worst enemy. It has taken me 3 years.

I want to thank everyone whose word of encouragement has kept me sane. I knew nothing about immigration law until I joined this forum, today I can confidently say that I have learnt a lot from all of you. There are too many people to thank. I want to especially thank Mutly, Vinny, Victoria and all those whose names I cant remember at the moment.

You guy have been fantastic and I often wondered how I managed to cope for 3 years dealing with the UKBA. You guys made it easy for me.

Lots of love to you all.

#1063514364 It's Very Quiet Recently On The Forums

Posted by Faith73 on 02 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

Hi everyone ! Hope you all had a nice Easter.
The Lord will hasten every case worker to complete
your case and to be granted.
Do not worry they have been exposed !
From today I decree that you all must be granted
your stay in Jesus name.

#527071 British Citizen Or Right Of Abode

Posted by fisn n chips on 21 October 2011 - 05:09 AM

Re: British by decent, right of abode or just ancestry visa?

My father and grandparents are all born British citizens ( Scottish from Glasgow), moved to Canada ( commonwealth country) in 1955 when my dad was 20. My dad and mother met and were married in 1962 and I was born and then adopted in 1963. My scottish side never became canadian citizens ( apparently irrelevant as you cannot give up british citizenship very easily). From what I've also read to that point it looked like i was a citizen by decent and just needed a passport but then i researched more and found out that British law does not fully recognise adoption of a canadian child as same as natural birth. So am I invalid / screwed? I'm hoping I still can get right of abode unless I have understood everything incorrectly.

Also, what if my parents never told me I was adopted as most kids were not told back then.

Advice/ opinions needed please.

#438862 Inspiration. Many Of Life's Failures Are People Who Did Not Realize How C...

Posted by Gemini on 25 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

Hi all,

As we all draw closer to the nearing end....I thought I would share a little inspirational story that I came across. In life, when we have problems, we tend to take the frustrations out on the nearest and dearest without realising the implication it might have.....so here goes:


When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside
the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.
My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce.-- At least, in the eyes of our son--- I'm a loving husband....

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

#427217 Soliciter Said They May Take Negative Decision In My Case

Posted by MLKO on 14 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

hi to all i just get call today from my soliciter he said the home office call him today to ask about my son born in uk and my wife if they are in uk or outside the uk

i told him they are outside uk.
he said he will call the home office to tell them where are?
and at last he told me they make take negative decision in your case cos you familly are not there in uk?
i did ask him if i can appeal againt decision he said yes

i did n get the decision yet and am felling very bad after nearly 11 years now i may get bad decision very confused

your lawyer doesnt know any more than you do............................. you go and help yourself ignor the lawyer they are useless with legacy...................i can count that my lawyer send over 20 letter's with no reply from the home office, but i have about 12 MP's letter and every single one of them got a respond back from the Home office, and finally the ILR the only thing my lawyer did was to get the documents for me he has no affect WHATSOEVER.................

so all in all

lawyers only good for recieving your ILR and giving you the call NOTHING ELSEEEEE, speaking from Experiences .............................. i wasted alot of money on private lawyer's with no result.....

PLZZZ guys MP are the only people can make a different here, especially with legacy Case's .......
no affend to any lawyers here but that is the truth.

#420169 Problems Today

Posted by Andy G on 13 June 2010 - 11:40 AM

Is anyone having problems the the board today?

I Keep getting this error message - If you are seeing this page, it means there was a problem communicating with our database. Sometimes this error is temporary and will go away when you refresh the page. Sometimes the error will need to be fixed by an administrator before the site will become accessible again.

There is also no dates/times of postings on the main index.

#408873 Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants

Posted by mgypers on 22 April 2010 - 10:46 PM

akkad707, you are talking rubish, the amount of crime commited by Afghan,somalians,eastern europeans is less than 1% of total crimes in the country, stop reading the daily mail and surfing bnp.co.uk &migrationwatch.whatever, young british blacks,british asians and british whites commit far more crimes but you dont hear in the news because the are not newsworthy, would you go and buy a newspaper with the headline 5 british blacks/asians/white youths arrested trying to put a camera on a cash machine but the same newspaper will sell with the title ALBANIA ....... Afghans are busy washing cars, somalians queing at a local job centre while east europeans are busy in warehouses no time to commit crimes

#390619 The Breakthrough?

Posted by miche on 16 February 2010 - 03:19 PM

Hi everyone,
I call my team today which is CRTL14 and my case owner pick up,after a few security checks questions he said to me the decision have been made and i will receive a letter the next 5 to 10 working days,and if didn't receive anything during that period i should call him again.so i am just here to update you people because we are now a big family but also i am not ready to take any congratulations or to answer questions now,i will update you again next tuesday after reporting or if i receive any formal letter before thanks everyone and good luck.

#356957 Can Anyone Recommend A Reputable Immigration Solicitor That Has Experience In...

Posted by mushonga77 on 27 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

The ones who srewed me are here on this forum and it gets my blood boiling everytime l see their name ,pretending to be the best money can buy , l was given wrong advice for the whole year ,until l realised l was legacy through this site from ordinary members,it takes them 4mths just to sent a letter to the home office, its hard to get through to their office ,everyday they is always an excuse,even if you sent email is never replied,but before you paid them no problem, once you pay them thats when it starts,they are like fishing here

#356886 Can Anyone Recommend A Reputable Immigration Solicitor That Has Experience In...

Posted by mushonga77 on 27 October 2009 - 10:20 AM

Be very carefull with these so called solicitors on these forums , l dont want to name names here ,but they are very good to give advise here but as soon as you pay them , they dont want to see you again and they give you too much excuses, one of them l paid here but am doing most of my work on my own but everyday they post here, but if l try to contact them there is always an excuse. so l say to you my friend they are not as professional as they sound you, they only use these boards to find easy prey like you and me , for their selfish gains

#354661 Marriage In A Consulate?

Posted by ASeelhoff on 20 October 2009 - 12:32 PM

I am assuming you would have mentioned if your son was born very early, so please correct me if I am wrong on the following breakdown.

Looking at the history, the Home Office will say you must have become pregnant around January? So when he travelled here he would have known when you were due to give birth, and nominated the departure date?

I would say that unless there are specific concerns with your son's health you should be careful with the overstaying. Its true to say that the UKBA would probably not cause problems with his application on the basis of marriage when he does apply, but there is no point giving them something to pick on, and I have seen something like this characterised as deception in the original application because it was inferred that the applicant had lied about his intention to leave at the end of the visa.

Providing your parents only provided a supporting letter they should not get in trouble.


#1063503479 Granted Dlr

Posted by Blessed2012 on 05 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

Wish u good luck but I wana ask u one thing guys after 2.5 year are these people's who granted limited leave like this person can get extantion easy
They put him on 10 year route whith no benifets allowed

Sunny222 you worry your self for no reason. Even if the person is been granted 1 year, it is still a sort of leave.
You complain about challenging DLR to ILR. Mate stop all these, people here needs to be encouraged.
What is Benefit if I may ask you ? For me I will never go and sign on because of £60 or £70. Hear me now it is the
beginning of poverty.
Think outside the box and change your mind set and see how we can move this country forward. If they don't grant
you and the Government says leave our country, what will you do ?

#1063502664 British Citizenship ...waiting For Over 6 Months

Posted by waqar1271 on 26 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

I have applied since Mar-12 for citizenship application as well.when i contacted ukba after 6 months i been told
your application is under consideration.i phoned them 3 to 4 times and asked politely, i have waited for 6 months
patiencly and now i have right to know qt what stage my application is.But they said, its still under consideration.

Anyways after 7 & half months i received my application. All praise to Allah.

Always do Dua (prayer) for everyone else and for your own.
I sincerely wish good luck to all who are waiting.

#1063501808 The Lord Has Done A New Thing In My Life !

Posted by Faith73 on 17 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I just want to say thank you lord for granting me my residence permit.
It was yesterday my solicitor rang me to start coming that he received
my grant.
I got there at about 5pm and my status was handed over to me.
I know guys will want to know if it 2.5 or 3years. i was granted 2.5 years
which leads to the 10 years settlement route.
It has really been so difficult but I still have that faith as my username states.
I am still dreaming guys.
The same God will do your own for you.
The bible says in 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us
unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while,
he will make you perfect and establish, strengthen, and settle you.
My prayer this morning is for everyone reading this post, the Lord will
surprise you before the end of this month.
Psalm 126:1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion(put your name)
we were like them that dream.(2) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our
tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great
things fot them.

#1063499147 4 Years Sentence Instead Of 4 Months

Posted by Guest on 17 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Dear Victoria I got a solicitor but I m here to share my story as the forum helped me more than my solicitors did i you know that i ve said it many times.thanks for the your very dry answer any way..you are here to do your job and we are here to share our stories.

just to add on Victoria, she is really very very helpful like many other people on forum and giving very good adivce ...her comments are always very concise,comprehensive and informative, she is really helping a lot of people here...

#1063482088 My Wife Has Ilr But I Want To Divorce Her And Send Her Back

Posted by Susi on 22 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Hi, Im a UK citizen and I got married in Pakistan to my wife, she has been here 3yrs now on spouse visa and has Indefinate Leave to remain in UK. We dont get on and I cant stand to be with her anymore and want to divorce her. Having asian parents they are making things difficult for me to divorce her, but if they force me and dont let me can I contact immigration and have her removed from this country? I just want to know where I stand by law. I also own a share in a proeprty int he UK and if I do divorce her is she entitiled to a share of it? even though she has never contributed towards anything at all. Please help me as I really need some guidance on this matter asap.


Your wife isn't a parcel you can return. She has ILR and a right to remain permanently in the UK if she chooses. Regarding her rights in a divorce, you will have to consult a family lawyer...which is something she should also do.

#1063474466 Mp Response Ukba Dlr To Ilr

Posted by mkhari on 03 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

My Dear brother & sister recently i wrote email to My Mp

below is Email detail and in attachment Mp & UKBA response

Please Comments is it Good step?

i have also Fill Jr later i 'll provide each step by step information as i promised

Dear Sir,
Respectfully thanks for your all the time Quick and nice response and you try your best to sort our problems

6 December 2011 i received DLR from UKBA Departemnt CAAU after waiitng 10 Years in UK from 2002
i need you Help and suuport to solve my important concern that

When home seratary Issue Legacy Scheme it was either remove or Granted ILR to solve the Case
below is website link

but Desicion was upto July 2011 was Fair Mean either Remove or Granted ILR another link is below that someone ask question to UKBA in Freedom of Information and in response UKBA explain that how many ILR they granted

http://www.whatdothe...view report.pdf

in home affair comitte UKBA chief executive also explain about ILR

my important concern and problem is from JULY 2011 UKBA change his poilicy even they didnot mention about change of policy or guidline in any letter or in their website that from This date onward they will only issue DLR not ILR due to remove Paragraph 395c and i m sure in response with my this query this will noramlly standard reply that due to 395c remove from july 2011 they have change their policy

any Government Department have right to change the policy anytime but it doesnot effect on existing cases

i give you an example

a person apply for ILR under Spouse Visa when 28 day after complete 2 years
and his appplication is pending and suddenly UKBA say OH we have change policy so this change policy will not effect who is already applied
and these rules they always explain in their website

so why this unfair happen in Legacy Cases

before July 2011 everyone received ILR and now DLR and after 3 years need to reapply and they take again 3 years

so my honurable MP please help me about this matter and raise this issue in parliment

also write or email to UKBA about reconsideration our case and give us DLR to ILR
also request them dont give us standard response that all cases decided on its merrit

many people who are signle and live here for 4 year recived ILR and many many who are here from 10 years with family are receivig DLR
so where are merits

i shall be very thankfull to you for this kindness

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