Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:30 PM
I know there is a very good chance nobody but I have just returned home to a bombshell that has threatened to cancel Christmas.
My wife's FLR expired on 17th November and we got her application for ILR in on the 16th. We had prepared this application well ahead of time because we both both going to visit her family in Peru between 21st Oct and 12th Nov and therefore everything had to ready to go the moment we returned.
It does appear however that we planned to far ahead. We printed the forms off in late Sept, early Oct and began filling them. Given the trip we were due to take this hardly felt excessive. Only today have we realized that Set M has become Set O and they have got back to us saying our application is invalid. This is obviously a very serious issue and I am very concerned because my wife is now an overstayer.
Now I have read information in the past where applications have been declared invalid but the accompanying letter is surprisingly brief basically advising us to send a new application. It certainly doesn't state get out of the county. However this just may be a generic letter.
I am going to seek some legal advice but as it is now Christmas understandably everybody will be shut down. In the interim I am hoping somebody can clarify or provide further information on what they believe her current status to be. And if you can't, may i thank you for looking and wish you a merry Christmas nevertheless.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:46 PM
Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:24 PM
Don't panic! Simply submit a new application using the latest SET(M) which you can find here: http://www.ukba.home...tionformset(m)/
It should be fine - explain on the cover letter that you applied in time and the application was rejected as you mistakenly used the previous version of the form. It shouldn't be a problem.
Hope you get this before Christmas day - don't let it ruin your Christmas.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:11 PM
Would this, should this have any affect on her employment? Will she need to let her employers know?
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:58 PM
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