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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 8:00am On Oct 27, 2018
Hi everyone,
For those that recently applied for the FLR(M). Is it mandatory to make photocopies of all documents and send it with the originals? Also, my child’s full birth certificate got missing, would it be advised to write a cover letter on that since it’s too late to get a new one, I am due to apply in 5 days.

Thank you
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by newbie715: 10:47pm On Oct 27, 2018
carphy:
Hi everyone,
For those that recently applied for the FLR(M). Is it mandatory to make photocopies of all documents and send it with the originals? Also, my child’s full birth certificate got missing, would it be advised to write a cover letter on that since it’s too late to get a new one, I am due to apply in 5 days.

Thank you

I made photocopies of all documents as that was what was required but all photocopies were returned which was a bit annoying as I had to shred them all over again after the stress of the photocopy.

If I were to apply again, I'd still make copies unless someone tells me they didn't and their application was granted. So I guess it's left for you to decide.

For the BC, since there is no time to get a new one, if I were you I'd write a cover letter explicitly explaining the situation and I'd include the child's passport if there's one and all other documents like NHS letters or letter from GP/Nursery. Also, I'd start the process to get another copy in the event that Home Office writes to request it afterwards. I'd also include a photocopy of the BC if there is one.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 9:32pm On Oct 28, 2018
Thank you for your reply, yes I have requested for a new one, unfortunately I haven’t done the kids passport and I don’t even have a photocopy of the BC. I feel so stupid, but I have letters from NHS. Hopefully they will accept that, I will make photocopies of all documents then.
Thank you
newbie715:


I made photocopies of all documents as that was what was required but all photocopies were returned which was a bit annoying as I had to shred them all over again after the stress of the photocopy.

If I were to apply again, I'd still make copies unless someone tells me they didn't and their application was granted. So I guess it's left for you to decide.

For the BC, since there is no time to get a new one, if I were you I'd write a cover letter explicitly explaining the situation and I'd include the child's passport if there's one and all other documents like NHS letters or letter from GP/Nursery. Also, I'd start the process to get another copy in the event that Home Office writes to request it afterwards. I'd also include a photocopy of the BC if there is one.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by nomad26: 8:33am On Nov 03, 2018
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by deept(m): 11:48am On Nov 03, 2018
nomad26:
For those applying for visas within UK, the process is changing soon, no more sending applications via post.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukvis-new-front-end-services-what-you-need-to-know
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-uk-visa-and-citizenship-application-services-centres-open

On first look, looks like a good development.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 3:27pm On Nov 03, 2018
After weeks of gathering evidences, I finally posted my application today.
I wasn’t able to include all the documents they wanted especially my children’s passport cos I vnt even applied for it. Since they are automatic British from birth I just thought no need to apply for the passports.
Only for me to see it’s a requirement.
I included a detailed cover letter explaining that they haven’t been abroad before and that was one of the reasons I never applied for any.

Wish me luck!!!
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Jeljay: 11:10pm On Nov 05, 2018
Hi Guys.

I’ve been trying to book a premium service slot for the last 5 days but it keeps stating there’s not slot available for the next 45 days. Does anyone know if this usually change or when’s the best time to check the website as i’ve Heard slots become available each day.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 8:54am On Nov 18, 2018
Good morning everyone,
It’s been 3 weeks I posted my application to the home office, payment was taken following day and I still have not received my acknowledgement letter nor my sponsor’s passport returned to me. I read from phardey and newbie timeline that theirs was sent in one week.
I am at a cross road cos my visa expires in 2 days and I need to give my employer the acknowledgment letter. I need advice on what to do next? Does anyone has the contact details of the HO. Would be glad if I can get a prompt reply.
Thank you
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by ajirapsy(m): 12:40pm On Nov 18, 2018
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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by newbie715: 6:48pm On Nov 18, 2018
carphy:
Good morning everyone,
It’s been 3 weeks I posted my application to the home office, payment was taken following day and I still have not received my acknowledgement letter nor my sponsor’s passport returned to me. I read from phardey and newbie timeline that theirs was sent in one week.
I am at a cross road cos my visa expires in 2 days and I need to give my employer the acknowledgment letter. I need advice on what to do next? Does anyone has the contact details of the HO. Would be glad if I can get a prompt reply.
Thank you


Hi carphy,

I don't know if HO are dealing with a lot of applications but I am aware of an FLR (M) that I was assisting someone with that was posted August 10, fees taken next working day but acknowledgement didn't come for a while, later came dated August 23. Then no biometrics request letter till September. In the end though, the whole application was still within 8 weeks as the BRP came shortly after the biometrics just that the timeline was a bit out of synch.

My advice is to call HO. I have called them in the past by googling for their details. Try this number 0300 123 2241, I just googled it. If they can't help, they will give you the right number.

I suspect they will say the application is still within its normal timeline, so impress on them the urgency in your case and ask for your case ID or reference number, that is what your employer needs to make the necessary checks with HO. The employer check takes 5 working days I believe.

All the best.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 10:02am On Nov 19, 2018
Thank you newbie for always helping. Will do as you said.
Thanks a lot
newbie715:



Hi carphy,

I don't know if HO are dealing with a lot of applications but I am aware of an FLR (M) that I was assisting someone with that was posted August 10, fees taken next working day but acknowledgement didn't come for a while, later came dated August 23. Then no biometrics request letter till September. In the end though, the whole application was still within 8 weeks as the BRP came shortly after the biometrics just that the timeline was a bit out of synch.

My advice is to call HO. I have called them in the past by googling for their details. Try this number 0300 123 2241, I just googled it. If they can't help, they will give you the right number.

I suspect they will say the application is still within its normal timeline, so impress on them the urgency in your case and ask for your case ID or reference number, that is what your employer needs to make the necessary checks with HO. The employer check takes 5 working days I believe.

All the best.
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by obabola123: 11:02pm On Dec 03, 2018
Hello group, I will like to know if I can still use Naric certificates for English requirement to renew my extension stay please. Also how many weeks is the timeframe to get decision and what are the requirements documents needed. Thanks
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 7:53am On Dec 08, 2018
Hello, yes, I think you can use your naric.
If you go through the previous posts, Phardey and Newbie listed all the documents they submitted and their time frame.
I used exactly the documents they posted, i submbitted my application on the 3rd of November and I still haven’t gotten a response, however they already contacted me 2 weeks ago to do biometrics.
All the best.
obabola123:
Hello group, I will like to know if I can still use Naric certificates for English requirement to renew my extension stay please. Also how many weeks is the timeframe to get decision and what are the requirements documents needed. Thanks

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by carphy: 6:59pm On Dec 11, 2018
Hi everyone,
My BRP card came today�
I used exactly the list of documents phardey and newbie posted, I didn’t add anything extra. So thank you ladies for making this entire process stress free for me!❤️ However I didn’t include my children passports cos we haven’t gotten it for them and I explained that in the application.

So here is my timeline,

Application Type : FLR(M) - 2nd extension
Application Posted on: 03 Nov18
Postal or In Person Application: Postal
Documents received by HO: 06 Nov 18
Payment taken: 08 Nov 18
Application deferred for further checks (in person app): N/A
Acknowledgement and Biometric enrolment Letter Received: 20 Nov 18 dated 16 Nov 18
Biometrics Enrolled on: 18 Nov 18
Text from a delivery company called DX delivery stating my BRP card will be delivered today 11th Dec 2018 at around 9am; I was so anxious had to call my boss am running late�
Biometric card recieved today, date of decision was 5th of November 2018.

Still waiting for my documents to come in. I am so excited, the whole process took about 5 weeks.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by newbie715: 9:38pm On Dec 11, 2018
Congratulations, I am quite pleased for you.


carphy:
Hi everyone,
My BRP card came today�
I used exactly the list of documents phardey and newbie posted, I didn’t add anything extra. So thank you ladies for making this entire process stress free for me!❤️ However I didn’t include my children passports cos we haven’t gotten it for them and I explained that in the application.

So here is my timeline,

Application Type : FLR(M) - 2nd extension
Application Posted on: 03 Nov18
Postal or In Person Application: Postal
Documents received by HO: 06 Nov 18
Payment taken: 08 Nov 18
Application deferred for further checks (in person app): N/A
Acknowledgement and Biometric enrolment Letter Received: 20 Nov 18 dated 16 Nov 18
Biometrics Enrolled on: 18 Nov 18
Text from a delivery company called DX delivery stating my BRP card will be delivered today 11th Dec 2018 at around 9am; I was so anxious had to call my boss am running late�
Biometric card recieved today, date of decision was 5th of November 2018.

Still waiting for my documents to come in. I am so excited, the whole process took about 5 weeks.

Good luck to everyone!
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by joygirl2017(f): 11:09am On Jan 05
Happy new year to everyone seems like am the 1st to add a post this year 2019 congratulations to everyone who applied fir extensions and got their miracle visa lol i pray the lord continues to fill us with more testimonies and beyond this.

i know we are quite busy with our busy lifes and paying of bills here in the Uk pheww! (its really not too bad if you've got a good job).
To my Question

Pls is it ok to use my UK Level 2 maths and English to apply for extension or do l still need to take the ietl speaking and learning test again like i did in Nigeria ?

Would be glad if someone can reply this would help me not expecting an immediate reply as i understand people are busy but will check from time to time for replies.
Have a blessed weekend
Thanks [b][/b]
Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by Bourne007(m): 4:17pm On Jan 05
Not sure why you will need maths.

Hope this link helps

https://www.gov.uk/uk-family-visa/knowledge-of-english

joygirl2017:
Happy new year to everyone seems like am the 1st to add a post this year 2019 congratulations to everyone who applied fir extensions and got their miracle visa lol i pray the lord continues to fill us with more testimonies and beyond this.

i know we are quite busy with our busy lifes and paying of bills here in the Uk pheww! (its really not too bad if you've got a good job).
To my Question

Pls is it ok to use my UK Level 2 maths and English to apply for extension or do l still need to take the ietl speaking and learning test again like i did in Nigeria ?

Would be glad if someone can reply this would help me not expecting an immediate reply as i understand people are busy but will check from time to time for replies.
Have a blessed weekend
Thanks [b][/b]