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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by TK10Lee: 6:02pm On Jun 09
I am using this medium to thank those who began this forum for a great work and a great job they have done and are still doing.

Although I didn’t discover this forum until I have spent over a year in the UK but I am glad to be part of this forum.

Congratulations to MrsDutse and Obabola123 who recently informed this group of their testimonies and experiences and others who got their extensions this year and previous year, also appreciate everyone for the timely guidance and suggestions given to members of the forum.

I have gone through the threads and posts by so many people in this forum and have learnt so much from all I have read. I will begin to put my papers together for the next phase based on all I’ve read from everyone who advised, suggested, and shared their experiences on the good news from HO.

I pray that those who have sent their applications and those who will still send theirs this year will share good news with us soon and for the rest of us who still have some time that our own time of testimony will come.

Thank you all and God bless us all.

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by CiscoChic: 5:44pm On Jun 13
Good afternoon great people,

Please who else has done change of name within the UK on spousal visa ? Can you kindly share a guide. Thanks in advance
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Lexusgs430: 7:09pm On Jun 13
CiscoChic:
Good afternoon great people,

Please who else has done change of name within the UK on spousal visa ? Can you kindly share a guide. Thanks in advance


Why do you want to change your name?......
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by CiscoChic: 10:08pm On Jun 13
Lexusgs430:



Why do you want to change your name?......


Oga Lexusgs430 , I hail thee. Hope you received the tithe paid into the church accant �

I still use my maiden name, so I intend to change to hubby's surname.

Thanks in advance
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Lexusgs430: 10:43pm On Jun 13
CiscoChic:



Oga Lexusgs430 , I hail thee. Hope you received the tithe paid into the church accant �

I still use my maiden name, so I intend to change to hubby's surname.

Thanks in advance

Ushers no deliver that tithe payment o...... Heads must roll.........

Your legal rights on your maiden name or marital name, remains the same........... The onus is still yours to change or not, if i be you.... Change i shall not be bothered with.....
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by CiscoChic: 7:27am On Jun 17
Lexusgs430:


Thank you very much oga sir.

The ushers promised to release the funds solely to you by this Sunday.

Many thanks.



Ushers no deliver that tithe payment o...... Heads must roll.........

Your legal rights on your maiden name or marital name, remains the same........... The onus is still yours to change or not, if i be you.... Change i shall not be bothered with.....
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by oladunni4real: 11:45am On Jun 18
Good day all,
Just wanted to find out how accurate this is, or to just take the English test to avoid wahala.
Secondly, can I do the B1 test instead of the A2 since it's still going to be used for the FLR application.
Thank you.

Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Demoore(m): 3:38pm On Jun 21
newbie715:
Below are the documents. 
FLR (m) Paper Application form
Print out of IHS payment.
Applicant passport
Applicant 2x Passport pictures 
Sponsors Passport
Sponsor 1x Passport picture 
NARIC certificate for English Language‎

Marriage certificate
Child's birth certificate
Child's passport‎

Proof of Co-habitation
Gas ‎and Electricity bills (the only document in joint name)‎
HRMC Letter
Bank Statement 
Council Tax Bills 
NHS appointment Letters 
EE phone bill‎
Bank Letters 

Proof of Income
I used hubby's income only.‎
His 6 months bank statements (last one within 28 days)
His 6 months pay slips stamped and signed by HR as they are internet print outs(last one within 28 days)
His Letter of Employment
Letter from Employer (within 28 days) confirming date of employment, salary and authenticity of pay slips

Accommodation 
Mortgage Statement‎
Bank statement showing mortgage direct debits‎

Hubby's passport was returned within a week.‎

Hi newbie715,

Congrats on your recent visa renewal.

I will be renewing my spousal visa FLR(m) in 2 months time, the first week of September.

Quick question: Did you use priority service, as I see your decision was made in one month.
Cheers.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 10:43pm On Jun 30
Hi Good Evening Everybody and congratulations to those who recently succeeded in the renewals
Just a quick question....

I'm renewing my spouse Visa FLR(M) this week and would be using the priority/premium service (To avoid go slow)...
Please my questions are;
1. Do I need to make photocopies of my documents before taking it to the UKVCAS centre?
2. How long does it take to get an acknowledgment letter since we submitting the application online through a solicitor? As i need to send the acnnowlegdment letter to my employers ASAP......


Thanks
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Bourne007(m): 11:54pm On Jun 30
1. No you don't need to take photocopies.

2. I don't think you will get an acknowledgement letter cos you using the 24 hours priority service. You will get approval email / letter within 2 days.

Your company no get chills ni? If not, proof of appointment and/or payment ideally should be fine.

Why you dey waste kishi on solicitor na?

Anyways, all the best

wallg123:
Hi Good Evening Everybody and congratulations to those who recently succeeded in the renewals
Just a quick question....

I'm renewing my spouse Visa FLR(M) this week and would be using the priority/premium service (To avoid go slow)...
Please my questions are;
1. Do I need to make photocopies of my documents before taking it to the UKVCAS centre?
2. How long does it take to get an acknowledgment letter since we submitting the application online through a solicitor? As i need to send the acnnowlegdment letter to my employers ASAP......


Thanks
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 7:47am On Jul 01
Thanks for the quick responds ... smiley
Na my wife wey dey ginger me solicitor oh... Uno Naija no dey want waste money, but e be like say this solicitor head dey inside house...

Bourne007:
1. No you don't need to take photocopies.

2. I don't think you will get an acknowledgement letter cos you using the 24 hours priority service. You will get approval email / letter within 2 days.

Your company no get chills ni? If not, proof of appointment and/or payment ideally should be fine.

Why you dey waste kishi on solicitor na?

Anyways, all the best

Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Bourne007(m): 8:12am On Jul 01
Assuming you uploaded and submitted yourself, it would have generated a checklist of documents to submit. The exact same solicitor go use.

It's not really about wasting money. It's just a simple and straightforward application. If to say application get comma, solicitor will def be required.

If you wan do next application, read guidance and this forum with questions. There's immigrationboard as well. I'm sure ppl will be willing to answer your questions/queries.

If you still wan use solicitor, just hire me cheesy.



wallg123:
Thanks for the quick responds ... smiley
Na my wife wey dey ginger me solicitor oh... Uno Naija no dey want waste money, but e be like say this solicitor head dey inside house...

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by tosine: 4:48pm On Jul 01
Hello house,

My UK spouse Visa is due for renewal in the last week of January. I want to know from when should I start applying and booking for an appointment. Don't want to get an appointment after my Visa is expired. I plan to use the super priority service.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by tosine: 4:50pm On Jul 01
From when did you start your application, how many days before the expiry date on your Visa?



deept:
Applied for my FLR(m)

biometrics 10pm, decision made 3pm today. relief.

Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by deept(m): 5:46pm On Jul 01
tosine:
From when did you start your application, how many days before the expiry date on your Visa?




28 days before expiry of visa
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Fynebouy: 4:39pm On Jul 03
Dear E-fam,

Una well done. Good work you are all doing here. God bless you/us.

I am putting together my documents for externsion and I am very confused over this proof of English competency. When I applied for the visa in 2016, it wasn't a requirement. Or was it? As I did not write the English Language tests. Is it compulsory? Are there routes to exemption I might have used then? Please help me out.

By the way, I had my first degree in Nigeria, and my MSc in Aberdeen. I look forward to clarification.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Bourne007(m): 6:47pm On Jul 03
A degree in the UK already meets your English Language requirements.

It's always been a requirement.

Fynebouy:
Dear E-fam,

Una well done. Good work you are all doing here. God bless you/us.

I am putting together my documents for externsion and I am very confused over this proof of English competency. When I applied for the visa in 2016, it wasn't a requirement. Or was it? As I did not write the English Language tests. Is it compulsory? Are there routes to exemption I might have used then? Please help me out.

By the way, I had my first degree in Nigeria, and my MSc in Aberdeen. I look forward to clarification.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by abubarakat: 6:58pm On Jul 03
You must have submitted your MSc certificate as part of your supporting documents in 2016. It's a requirement and many people get refused because of it.

Fynebouy:
Dear E-fam,

Una well done. Good work you are all doing here. God bless you/us.

I am putting together my documents for externsion and I am very confused over this proof of English competency. When I applied for the visa in 2016, it wasn't a requirement. Or was it? As I did not write the English Language tests. Is it compulsory? Are there routes to exemption I might have used then? Please help me out.

By the way, I had my first degree in Nigeria, and my MSc in Aberdeen. I look forward to clarification.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 8:08pm On Jul 03
Hi my people,
I finally submitted my application for extension (FLR) M yesterday 2/7/19. using the priority service wey finish my pocket money..
So my appointment is on the 12th of July (Next week Friday)....

What should I expect at the UKVCAS centre when i get there?
Is there a particular order to put the documents when handing it over for them to scan. (please those with experience instruct ur boy) wink
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by MrsDutse: 11:18pm On Jul 05
***This is my husband's experience as the applicant*** Goodluck and wish you the same good news!!!

I scanned and uploaded my documents on the UKVCAS website a few days before my appointment date. Documents were listed and arranged as shown below. Arrived at the centre at about 9am for a 10:30am appointment. Did my biometric using a self service computer machine and later attended to by a lady who cross checked my scanned documents and asked if am ok with the scanned documents and also if I would like to add any other document that have not been uploaded b4. I was ok with what I had initially uploaded. She submitted it and did not collect the originals I brought along with me. I finished b4 10am and by 1pm had gotten an email approval for my extension.

Proof of Identity / Travel History
BRP for Applicant
Spouse passport

Proof of Application
Declaration for Spouse
Consent for Applicant
Marriage certificate
Applicant passport

Other
FLR (M) document list
Printout IHS payment
Printout IHS reference number
Printout UK visa application payment
Printout appointment confirmation
Cover letter

Residence in the UK
Tenancy agreement
Email from Landlady confirming applicant can stay in the rented property with spouse
Recent council tax bill MAR 2019
Correspondence listed below spread out from Oct 2016 to Mar 2019
• Joint Council Tax OCT 2016
• Joint Council Tax MAR 2017
• Joint Water Bill JUN 2017
• Spouse Pensions Letter JUL 2017
• Applicant Bank Letter SEPT 2017
• Joint Water Bill DEC 2017
• Joint BT Bill MAR 2018
• Applicant Bank Letter APR 2018
• Spouse GP Letter MAY 2018
• Joint Household Enquiry Form AUG 2018
• Applicant Bank Letter NOV 2018
• Spouse Hospital Letter DEC 2018
• Joint BT Bill MAR 2019
• Joint Household Notification Letter MAR 2019

Finances
Spouse 6 months payslips (Cover letter from HR in regards to payslips enclosed)
Spouse 6 bank statements
Sponsors/Employment
Spouse signed contract of employment

Educational
English language test certificate A2




wallg123:
Hi my people,
I finally submitted my application for extension (FLR) M yesterday 2/7/19. using the priority service wey finish my pocket money..
So my appointment is on the 12th of July (Next week Friday)....

What should I expect at the UKVCAS centre when i get there?
Is there a particular order to put the documents when handing it over for them to scan. (please those with experience instruct ur boy) wink

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 11:31am On Jul 06
thanks @MrsDutse
Really helpful....
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Demoore(m): 2:26pm On Jul 12
Hi Abubarakat,

I recall you travelled a few weeks before me in January 2017. You should be prepping for your renewal now.

I look forward to reading your successful extension here.

All the best and goodluck!


abubarakat:
You must have submitted your MSc certificate as part of your supporting documents in 2016. It's a requirement and many people get refused because of it.

Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Demoore(m): 2:29pm On Jul 12
Hi wallg123,

Wishing you the best in your extension today. I know you will get it.

Please do share with us your experience so those of us applying for an extension next month can learn from you guys ahead of us.

All the best and good luck!

wallg123:
thanks @MrsDutse
Really helpful....
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by abubarakat: 10:30pm On Jul 12
Oh yea, you are right. You have a very sound memory. Thank you for your kind wishes.

I left in January 2017 and i can't believe it's already 2 and half years.

Already prepping as you rightly said and i'm planning to apply by post in the first/second week of September.

I pray for success for everyone renewing their visas.

Demoore:
Hi Abubarakat,

I recall you travelled a few weeks before me in January 2017. You should be prepping for your renewal now.

I look forward to reading your successful extension here.

All the best and goodluck!


Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 4:02pm On Jul 15
Demoore:
Hi wallg123,

Wishing you the best in your extension today. I know you will get it.

Please do share with us your experience so those of us applying for an extension next month can learn from you guys ahead of us.

All the best and good luck!


Thanks @Demoore
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by wallg123: 4:35pm On Jul 15
Good afternoon everyone and thank you all for your kind advice before and during my application..

So Friday 12/07/2019 was my appointment.... at 12:00hr
Left the centre at 13:00 hr
This morning I received and email saying application was successful and thanks for using priority grin grin grin

I'm so excited!!! Thank you everyone
I used same documents like MrsDutse

Below[quote author=MrsDutse post=79982328]***This is my husband's experience as the applicant*** Goodluck and wish you the same good news!!!


Proof of Identity / Travel History
BRP for Applicant
My international passport (original)
Spouse passport (Original)
My Childs birth certificate and a photocopy of her British passport

Proof of Application
Declaration for Spouse
Consent for Applicant
Marriage certificate (Original)
Divorce certificate for my previous marriage (Original)
Applicant passport(Original)


Other
FLR (M) document list
Printout IHS payment
Printout IHS reference number
Printout UK visa application payment
Printout appointment confirmation
Cover letter from me
Cover letter from my lawyer
Cover letter from my wife


• Mortgage letter for our property
• Council tax letter
•TV licence
• Sky Bills from 2016
• BT bills
•Voters Registration letters
• Car insurance certificates
• Correspondence listed below spread out from 2016 to July 2019 (
• Utility bills
• mobile phone contracts
• phone bills
• Pensions Letter (Combination of Previous and current Jobs )
• Childs GP Letters
• Joint Household Enquiry Form (2016 - July 2019)
• Applicant Bank Letter (2016 - July 2019)
• Spouse Hospital Letter
• Joint BT Bill MAR 2019
• Joint Household Notification Letter (2016 - July 2019)

Finances
Letter from my employer
copy of my contract
my Payslips from 2017 (Combination of Previous and current Jobs )
All my Bank statements since 2016
Spouse 6 months Payslip
Spouse 6 bank statements
Letter from my wife's Employer starting how long she's been in the job, her grade and pay
Spouse signed contract of employment

Educational/Proof of English language
My UK degree and Masters certificate and transcript

Just put whatever letter that has your name and address covering the period in question ....... grin

I was told by the lady at the biometric centre that i had too much stuffs and i'm taking there time... (I ignored her and kept giving her evidence to scan).........

Goodluck to the next group of persons to apply for extension or indefinite leave to remain..... (Amen)

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Bourne007(m): 4:59pm On Jul 15
Partner submitted half of what you listed grin

Congrats bàbà


wallg123:
Good afternoon everyone and thank you all for your kind advice before and during my application..

So Friday 12/07/2019 was my appointment.... at 12:00hr
Left the centre at 13:00 hr
This morning I received and email saying application was successful and thanks for using priority grin grin grin

I'm so excited!!! Thank you everyone
I used same documents like MrsDutse

Below
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by sarahska(f): 5:01am On Jul 17
CiscoChic:
Good afternoon great people,

Please who else has done change of name within the UK on spousal visa ? Can you kindly share a guide. Thanks in advance

Just do a letter to the home office with your ref if you have one and change your passport to the new name so you have a supporting document, that's it.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by sarahska(f): 5:03am On Jul 17
Fynebouy:
Dear E-fam,

Una well done. Good work you are all doing here. God bless you/us.

I am putting together my documents for externsion and I am very confused over this proof of English competency. When I applied for the visa in 2016, it wasn't a requirement. Or was it? As I did not write the English Language tests. Is it compulsory? Are there routes to exemption I might have used then? Please help me out.

By the way, I had my first degree in Nigeria, and my MSc in Aberdeen. I look forward to clarification.

You don't need it, don't waste your money, just put your Uni. Cert.and you'll be fine.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by sarahska(f): 5:06am On Jul 17
CiscoChic:
Good afternoon great people,

Please who else has done change of name within the UK on spousal visa ? Can you kindly share a guide. Thanks in advance

Just do a letter to the UKba, quote your ref if you have one and get a new passport to have a supporting document incase you need to use the new name. All they need is letter and attach a copy of the new passport to it,thats it.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Alohetij: 10:14pm On Jul 28
Alohetij:
Hi everyone,

Please is there anyone who used the same NARIC certificate they used for their first Visa coming from Nigeria?

Thank you

I think I went ahead of myself.. just checked my NARIC account.. I need to re-upload my documents and order a new certificate.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by BoyDimples: 9:21pm On Aug 11
Good evening House, I hail it is been a long time since Ive checked here. Please I need clarification can my wife apply for her FLR extension 28days from the 2.5year mark of her entering the UK and living here or 28days before the biometric card runs out.

Cos if it is the 2.5yrs mark it will save me £800. Thank you all smiley

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