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#1 mrs kol

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

We are almost ready to apply for my wife's ILR but still cannot decide the best method to use (postal/one day).

My question is this:

Obviously they will keep my wife's passport all of the time if applying by post. It seems as though mine has to be submitted too. Would they also keep my passport for approximately six months too? I have a job now but I have been applying for other jobs recently. If I get a new job, even as a Brit I am likely to have to produce it as proof of my entitlement to work. I would prefer not to have to stay in my current job for the next six months!



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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

We are almost ready to apply for my wife's ILR but still cannot decide the best method to use (postal/one day).

My question is this:

Obviously they will keep my wife's passport all of the time if applying by post. It seems as though mine has to be submitted too. Would they also keep my passport for approximately six months too? I have a job now but I have been applying for other jobs recently. If I get a new job, even as a Brit I am likely to have to produce it as proof of my entitlement to work. I would prefer not to have to stay in my current job for the next six months!


If you decide to apply by post, you can use the UKBA Settlement Checking Service who will for a fee, check your documents and take a certified copy of your original documents, including your passport and return the originals to you before submitting the application. Here's a link to the info:
http://www.ukba.home...formset(m)/scs/

#3 mrs kol

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thanks Susi. Under normal circumstances I am sure your suggestion would have been the best way to go. Indeed that is what I wanted to do but it didn't turn out as I had hoped. See the following topic for more info...

http://www.ukresiden...entry1063499656

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Thanks Susi. Under normal circumstances I am sure your suggestion would have been the best way to go. Indeed that is what I wanted to do but it didn't turn out as I had hoped. See the following topic for more info...

http://www.ukresiden...entry1063499656


Have you considered returning with a copy of the rules?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Or just send a certified copy of the details page from the passport.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

Please help!
The wording on the SET(M) form is as such:

If your partner is a British Citizen without a passport: you must provide his or her birth certificate.....

I do have a passport but in the postal application they tend to hold onto this for a few weeks. I need it for travel so my question is:

Can i send my birth certificate by choice? Or because i am a passport holder, will they not accept my birth certificate?

The wording in unclear and i think it implies that onyl people not issued a passport can go this route, but could also be interpreted to mean that if i dont have my passport available, i can use a birth certificate....

Thanks :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

paultaylor1981 why don't you just send a certified copy of the details page of the passport? This seems like the best alternative for you.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

thanks for your advice but the form clearly states that all such documents should be originals, is this not the case?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

You can send a certified copy of the details page of your passport as Victoria has stated before. Check with the professional advisors on this forum as they will be able to help.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Victoria has already given her professional advice.




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