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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 1:35pm On May 10
Lexusgs430:



No mind village people o, nah dem go look after the kids...... grin

Abi oo, begging for 1 more when it's not like cloth or bread that you can return and buy later grin angry
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 3:42pm On May 10
fatima04:
Question on having access to ISA or LISA when on Tier 2 Visa answered by home office from the link and picture below

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tier_2_visa_holders_access_to_he

Help to buy cannot be classified as a public fund because it is a form of loan that you have to repay.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Paulson91: 11:18pm On May 10
Hello my fellow Nigerians, I was given an offer to study at University of Tasmania but I want to ask: Can I pay my subsequent School fees, pay my rent including my upkeep with the Part-time just I would be offered while studying, Thanks all
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:31am On May 11
Paulson91:
Hello my fellow Nigerians, I was given an offer to study at University of Tasmania but I want to ask: Can I pay my subsequent School fees, pay my rent including my upkeep with the Part-time just I would be offered while studying, Thanks all

Where dis tasmania dey?.....

Kangaroo city or Brexit town............ grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sharpboyus(m): 3:24am On May 11
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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 3:30am On May 11
wonlasewonimi:


Help to buy cannot be classified as a public fund because it is a form of loan that you have to repay.

From my understanding the bonus from the government does not need to be repaid, it's just a 25% contribution to your own ISA savings which can be used for the mortgage deposit once you are ready to buy and sorted out the Exchange deposit with the developer.

The maximum bonus one can get is 3k though.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 3:47am On May 11
fatima04:


From my understanding the bonus from the government does not need to be repaid, it's just a 25% contribution to your own ISA savings which can be used for the mortgage deposit once you are ready to buy and sorted out the Exchange deposit with the developer.

The maximum bonus one can get is 3k though.


UK government dash free money, wey no be giro........ I would eat my pant again......... grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 9:18am On May 11
fatima04:


From my understanding the bonus from the government does not need to be repaid, it's just a 25% contribution to your own ISA savings which can be used for the mortgage deposit once you are ready to buy and sorted out the Exchange deposit with the developer.

The maximum bonus one can get is 3k though.

Are we talking about the same help to buy scheme where you provide 5% deposit and the government assist with 20% towards buying your first property?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 9:42am On May 11
wonlasewonimi:


Are we talking about the same help to buy scheme where you provide 5% deposit and the government assist with 20% towards buying your first property?


I dont think so, it's the help to buy ISA/LISA you need to open before November 2019 and between now and 2030 whatever you have saved in the account, government will pay 25% contribution to that which can be used for your Mortgage deposit.

But the maximum contribution you can get is 3k which means you must have donated 12k into that pot

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 9:43am On May 11
Lexusgs430:



UK government dash free money, wey no be giro........ I would eat my pant again......... grin

Lol na so we see am, hence why we had to ask if its public fund sef and the question is littered on the internet
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 9:43am On May 11
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 9:49am On May 11
fatima04:


I dont think so, it's the help to buy ISA/LISA you need to open before November 2019 and between now and 2030 whatever you have saved in the account, government will pay 25% contribution to that which can be used for your Mortgage deposit.

But the maximum contribution you can get is 3k which means you must have donated 12k into that pot

Oh I see...
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 10:02am On May 11
@All

Has anybody here on spouse visa traveled to another EU country with his/her husband/wife who is a British citizen without a visa?

A neighbour is planning to visit France for few days with her husband, she couldn't get a conclusive info online and she has contacted the French embassy but hasn't gotten a reply yet.

Anybody with a practical experience here or know somebody know who has traveled without a visa to other EU country without a visa?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:06am On May 11
fatima04:


Lol na so we see am, hence why we had to ask if its public fund sef and the question is littered on the internet

Una too like free money....... tongue
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:10am On May 11
justwise:
@All

Has anybody here on spouse visa traveled to another EU country with his/her husband/wife who is a British citizen without a visa?

A neighbour is planning to visit France for few days with her husband, she couldn't get a conclusive info online and she has contacted the French embassy but hasn't gotten a reply yet.

Anybody with a practical experience here or know somebody know who has traveled without a visa to other EU country without a visa?

Spousal visa, is a local visa. Jurisdiction is only within the United Kingdom and its Islands....

A supported applications would have to be made, by the intended traveller.........

It's not a difficult application and always usually granted (unless village pipu no drop for Muritala Mohammed)......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 11:33am On May 11
Lexusgs430:


Spousal visa, is a local visa. Jurisdiction is only within the United Kingdom and its Islands....

A supported applications would have to be made, by the intended traveller.........

It's not a difficult application and always usually granted (unless village pipu no drop for Muritala Mohammed)......

Its not really the case when your spouse is a British/EU citizen and you are traveling together
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 1:00pm On May 11
justwise:


Its not really the case when your spouse is a British/EU citizen and you are traveling together

I have known people travelling together, but the other party had to apply for a Spanish visa, so I assume same rules applies.......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TRAY2(m): 1:32pm On May 11
dustydee:
A friend tier 2 was declined because of his visa status.
I he said they told him to comeback after renewal.
which bank? Because I learnt HSBC gives Mortgage to tier 2 visa holders especially NHS staff.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TRAY2(m): 1:35pm On May 11
Lexusgs430:


https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/lifetime-isas/
I’m on help to buy ISA. Which i think is better
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 1:55pm On May 11
TRAY2:
I’m on help to buy ISA. Which i think is better

Drop that bottle of ógogoro...... grin

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dustydee: 2:17pm On May 11
TRAY2:
which bank? Because I learnt HSBC gives Mortgage to tier 2 visa holders especially NHS staff.
I believe it was Halifax
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Brokenvessels: 3:14pm On May 11
Hi everyone. I am currently in the UK and want to certify some documents. The private notaries I have contacted want to charge me an arm and a leg. I will like to know whether anyone have successfully certified their documents at the post office or their bank. I will like to know if I can get it done anywhere without fees. I have contacted my local court where it's free but the latest date of appointment given is June but I want to get it done by Tuesday.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 3:15pm On May 11
Brokenvessels:
Hi everyone. I am currently in the UK and want to certify some documents. The private notaries I have contacted want to charge me an arm and a leg. I will like to know whether anyone have successfully certified their documents at the post office or their bank. I will like to know if I can get it done anywhere without fees. I have contacted my local court where it's free but the latest date of appointment given is June but I want to get it done by Tuesday.

Just go to the post office, they do £10 pounds for three documents iirc

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by claremont(m): 4:40pm On May 11
justwise:
@All

Has anybody here on spouse visa traveled to another EU country with his/her husband/wife who is a British citizen without a visa?

A neighbour is planning to visit France for few days with her husband, she couldn't get a conclusive info online and she has contacted the French embassy but hasn't gotten a reply yet.

Anybody with a practical experience here or know somebody know who has traveled without a visa to other EU country without a visa?

She will need a Shengen visa to travel to France legally. The UK might be part of the EU, but it's not a part of Shengen. If the husband carried a EU passport (not UK), she wouldn't require a visa as long as they are travelling together.

I have heard there is an illegal way of going to the EU from the UK via Northern Ireland to Ireland and then by ferry to EU. However, even though border checks are non-existent in this method, I have heard that black and brown people are singled out for checking of immigration documents. Those without Shengen visa are deported back to the UK.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 4:54pm On May 11
claremont:


She will need a Shengen visa to travel to France legally. The UK might be part of the EU, but it's not a part of Shengen. If the husband carried a EU passport (not UK), she wouldn't require a visa as long as they are travelling together.

I have heard there is an illegal way of going to the EU from the UK via Northern Ireland to Ireland and then by ferry to EU. However, even though border checks are non-existent in this method, I have heard that black and brown people are singled out for checking of immigration documents. Those without Shengen visa are deported back to the UK.

What is the difference between those two?

Just like my passport his passport is written: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHEN IRELAND
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by claremont(m): 4:58pm On May 11
justwise:


What is the difference between those two?

Just like my passport his passport is written: EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHEN IRELAND

''Residence permits issued by countries outside the Schengen area do not allow non-EU family members to travel visa-free to a Schengen area country''

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm#shortcut-2-visa-exemptions

Shengen visa application process for someone who has a UK spouse visa is a mere formality so long as there is no criminal record etc. They always grant it in a week or less.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 5:01pm On May 11
claremont:


''Residence permits issued by countries outside the Schengen area do not allow non-EU family members to travel visa-free to a Schengen area country''

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm#shortcut-2-visa-exemptions


Did you read this section from that link?

Your non-EU spouse, (grand) children or (grand) parents do not need to get a visa from the country they are travelling to if:

They have a residence card as an EU family member, issued under EU rules by any EU country (except the country you are a national of), and they are travelling together with you or travelling to join you in another EU country. The residence card should clearly state that the holder is a family member of an EU national.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 5:05pm On May 11
claremont:


''Residence permits issued by countries outside the Schengen area do not allow non-EU family members to travel visa-free to a Schengen area country''

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm#shortcut-2-visa-exemptions

Shengen visa application process for someone who has a UK spouse visa is a mere formality so long as there is no criminal record etc. They always grant it in a week or less.


I think this will be the case if the spouse is traveling alone for holiday to another EU country
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by claremont(m): 5:05pm On May 11
justwise:



Did you read this section from that link?

Your non-EU spouse, (grand) children or (grand) parents do not need to get a visa from the country they are travelling to if:

They have a residence card as an EU family member, issued under EU rules by any EU country (except the country you are a national of), and they are travelling together with you or travelling to join you in another EU country. The residence card should clearly state that the holder is a family member of an EU national.


**(except the country you are a national of)**
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 5:12pm On May 11
claremont:


**(except the country you are a national of)**

This is from Spanish embassy website:

Family members of EU/EEA/Spanish national

Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 240/2007, 16 February, family members of an EU/EEA national in possession of a valid UK Residence Card specifying its condition as a family member do not require a visa to enter Spain when travelling with the EU/EEA National or joining him/her in Spain. Otherwise, a visa will be still required (Real Decreto 1161/2009, 10th July 2009). For spouses or children of Spanish Nationals the above condition applies provided that the marriage or birth is registered according with the Spanish Civil Register (original Libro de Familia).
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 5:16pm On May 11
claremont:


**(except the country you are a national of)**

..and Italian embassy visa website has this:

Visa application exemption for certain EEA/EU and Swiss national family members:

Family members of EEA/EU or Swiss nationals holding a valid UK Residence permit as demonstrated below, do not need a Schengen visa to enter Italy/Schengen Area, only if the following 2 conditions are fulfilled:
they are travelling with/joining the EEA/EU or Swiss national family member in Italy/Schengen Area
their UK Residence permit literally bears the following wording:
Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National (endorsed in passport)
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by claremont(m): 5:21pm On May 11
justwise:


This is from Spanish embassy website:

Family members of EU/EEA/Spanish national

Under Directive 2004/38/EC and according to Real Decreto 240/2007, 16 February, family members of an EU/EEA national in possession of a valid UK Residence Card specifying its condition as a family member do not require a visa to enter Spain when travelling with the EU/EEA National or joining him/her in Spain. Otherwise, a visa will be still required (Real Decreto 1161/2009, 10th July 2009). For spouses or children of Spanish Nationals the above condition applies provided that the marriage or birth is registered according with the Spanish Civil Register (original Libro de Familia).

It seems a bit confusing, but it's pretty straightforward. What they are referring to are people married to EU nationals living in the UK. These people wouldn't be carrying a UK spouse visa, they will be carrying a UK residence permit normally given to spouse of EU passport holder. Legally, a person married to an EU citizen only requires to be travelling with the spouse in order to enter the schengen area. The UK isn't a signatory to the schengen agreement meaning that the spouse of a UK passport holder will require a schengen visa.

I stand to be corrected on this, your friend and his non-EU spouse can try boarding without a schengen visa at any of the official ports of entry. Let's know what the outcome is.

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