Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:47 PM
I can't thank you enough. I spoke to 4 lawyers about this problem and even another adviser on this website. They suggested that I leave and reapply from my home country. Some were even rude to me, the adviser on this site - I sent 2 emails and didn't bother to respond. I guess I had to pay fees before my case could even be assessed. The night I logged onto this website was the same night I first chatted with SteveG. You assured me that you would prefer I did not panic and go back home to reapply. You insisted that I put in my application from the UK and soon. It was December the 20th, 2012. I was confused and devastated that my application had been returned unprocessed. There was no way to get fresh evidence for my application as companies were closing down for the Xmas break. I also had to think about new flr(m) application fees. SteveG helped me look over the new forms that I filled. He made corrections (and he did spot some mistakes I made because of my state of mind at the time), looked over my partner's payslips/all supporting documents and told me what income we would work with. He put in a cover letter to the UKBA where he outlined errors they had made with the previous application. Steve and I communicated regularly over emails and phone calls. The new application was submitted on the 11th of January, 2013 and it was only after we submitted the form that Steve took his fees (which by the way was reasonable compared to others) . Dare I say that as I write you this message, you have just sent my passports and biometrics (dated 6th March, 2013) in the post which you received in your office today from the UKBA. Less than 2 months after I put in a fresh flr(m) application with SteveG of Waldrons Solicitors!! I still haven't met Steve in person nor did he insist I travel many miles to come see him in his office like some other lawyers/advisers suggested.
The way you encouraged me through out the process, handling the application, insisting that I listen/trust you with the application, calling me back when you received my messages is commendable. If any immigrant posts his/her problems on this site and SteveG responds (he's usually helpful and always does respond to posts), do not ignore his advice. He is extemely kind, patient, very knowledgeable on the subject of immigration, not greedy and smart and you will not regret using him as your adviser if you decide to. Definitely using him again in the future! Goodluck to those still waiting.