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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 4:16pm On Aug 04
Bourne007:
Thanks namesake (007) grin. I got the alert and £5 was also credited wink

Hope you are enjoying your curve card smiley



I’m sure I will enjoy it, especially the free cash withdrawal from a credit card. Got an ISA account I thought to invest the money into, then I’ll pay off with my interest-free balance transfer card. Win-win.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Abdulrahmon68(m): 10:12pm On Aug 04
LagosismyHome:

Mama smiley cheesy grin .... I am a young female oooo
Please kindly read your mails and reply me ma'am
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:51am On Aug 05
For those looking to rent in the UK. This are the only fees the estate agents are legally allowed to charge........ Anything outside this, is illegal.........

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by gratefulme40: 2:04am On Aug 06
Quick question people
I just applied to renew my tier 2 visa and currently waiting for it. My spouse lives abroad and was doing inyanga to apply with me when I did mine. Now, guy has changed his mind and wants me to do his application, my question is, is it possible to apply for a dependent while my visa is not yet out or I have to wait for my visa before we can do his?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by nomad26: 7:05am On Aug 06
I think you will have to wait for yours to be completed since you don't have your new brp yet. I had to submit a copy of my brp for my partner's application.
gratefulme40:
Quick question people
I just applied to renew my tier 2 visa and currently waiting for it. My spouse lives abroad and was doing inyanga to apply with me when I did mine. Now, guy has changed his mind and wants me to do his application, my question is, is it possible to apply for a dependent while my visa is not yet out or I have to wait for my visa before we can do his?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 9:26pm On Aug 06
Greetings house

please can someone explain to me how to build credit score using a credit card?

If I have a credit card of £1000 limit how do I use it to build my score? That is how much maximum is safe to spend


Thanks in advance
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by gratefulme40: 10:34pm On Aug 06
nomad26:
I think you will have to wait for yours to be completed since you don't have your new brp yet. I had to submit a copy of my brp for my partner's application.


Thanks for the reply. Will have to wait till I get a decision on mine then
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 3:24am On Aug 07
EngrSaks:
Greetings house

please can someone explain to me how to build credit score using a credit card?

If I have a credit card of £1000 limit how do I use it to build my score? That is how much maximum is safe to spend


Thanks in advance

Use your card to make purchases but make sure you pay off the whole balance at the end of every month to avoid paying any interest. Only use what you can afford to pay off every month.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 3:12pm On Aug 07
marylandcakes:


Use your card to make purchases but make sure you pay off the whole balance at the end of every month to avoid paying any interest. Only use what you can afford to pay off every month.

Ok, thanks for the reply
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by perfectme: 5:26pm On Aug 07
Hello guys, I need your opinion.

I'm about renting my first house since moving to the UK, I've been staying in an accommodation provided by my employer.

Got a two bedroom apartment for #660 but with EPC rating E and electric heating which I'm really concerned about.
I spoke to a friend who pays #40 a month on energy bills for a house with electric heating in the same area, negotiated a fixed rate with his energy provider.
Someone also told me issues they had with mould leaving in a house with epc rating of e and that they paid up to #200 for energy cos of electric heating.

I already spoke with the letting agent who told me they don't have any record stating that the house had any issues with mould and condensation.

Can you guys kindly advise me as I dont know much about the epc rating and its implications and also how to get cheap energy bills on eletric heating.

Thanks.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:35pm On Aug 07
perfectme:
Hello guys, I need your opinion.

I'm about renting my first house since moving to the UK, I've been staying in an accommodation provided by my employer.

Got a two bedroom apartment for #660 but with EPC rating E and electric heating which I'm really concerned about.
I spoke to a friend who pays #40 a month on energy bills for a house with electric heating in the same area, negotiated a fixed rate with his energy provider.
Someone also told me issues they had with mould leaving in a house with epc rating of e and that they paid up to #200 for energy cos of electric heating.

I already spoke with the letting agent who told me they don't have any record stating that the house had any issues with mould and condensation.

Can you guys kindly advise me as I dont know much about the epc rating and its implications and also how to get cheap energy bills on eletric heating.

Thanks.

And you believed then just like that?

Since you’ve rented it already (I assume you’re bound by a minimum amount of time to live there) just make sure you remind them of what they said when you see the mould, ok?

It’s hot for now, so it won’t be so bad, so use now and save for the gas/electric bills during the winter months.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ebuka86: 8:35pm On Aug 07
“”Good evening gurus
So, I already had my biometrics and its been over the 15 working days wait period. Was just going to track my application now and mistakenly clicked on upload, and my edossier is open again and saying 'Application not yet Submitted' . Has anyone ever experienced this? Or does anyone know what it means“ @hunnybee I just experienced this, how did you manage to resolve this ...sorry I had to use this method as other methods have been evasive. Kindly respond
Floraoye0417:
Ure right
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 8:55pm On Aug 07
Ebuka86:
“”Good evening gurus
So, I already had my biometrics and its been over the 15 working days wait period. Was just going to track my application now and mistakenly clicked on upload, and my edossier is open again and saying 'Application not yet Submitted' . Has anyone ever experienced this? Or does anyone know what it means“ @hunnybee I just experienced this, how did you manage to resolve this ...sorry I had to use this method as other methods have been evasive. Kindly respond

Your documents have already been sent for processing so I wouldn't worry too much as that page is just a status update page for tls contact and doesn't affect your Visa process...

What you should do is to call in to find out the status of the Visa and ask for an escalation...the call costs about £1.73 minus your normal network charges for international calls , then an escalation fee of about 5,000 naira.

It's the summer season so there are alot of delays this season...
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:16pm On Aug 07
perfectme:
Hello guys, I need your opinion.

I'm about renting my first house since moving to the UK, I've been staying in an accommodation provided by my employer.

Got a two bedroom apartment for #660 but with EPC rating E and electric heating which I'm really concerned about.
I spoke to a friend who pays #40 a month on energy bills for a house with electric heating in the same area, negotiated a fixed rate with his energy provider.
Someone also told me issues they had with mould leaving in a house with epc rating of e and that they paid up to #200 for energy cos of electric heating.

I already spoke with the letting agent who told me they don't have any record stating that the house had any issues with mould and condensation.

Can you guys kindly advise me as I dont know much about the epc rating and its implications and also how to get cheap energy bills on eletric heating.

Thanks.

https://www.evergreenenergy.co.uk/sustainable-home/what-is-an-epc-rating/
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Hunnybee: 9:50pm On Aug 07
Hi Ebuka86, Yes I had the same issue. What I'd advise is don't bother to waste your money calling them. Anyways, what we did was upload all again just to be safe, our pick up mail came a day after.

Ebuka86:
“”Good evening gurus
So, I already had my biometrics and its been over the 15 working days wait period. Was just going to track my application now and mistakenly clicked on upload, and my edossier is open again and saying 'Application not yet Submitted' . Has anyone ever experienced this? Or does anyone know what it means“ @hunnybee I just experienced this, how did you manage to resolve this ...sorry I had to use this method as other methods have been evasive. Kindly respond
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ebuka86: 9:56pm On Aug 07
Pick up mail mail for collection of passport? I just checked my mums applications as well and the same thing is happening. We submitted 4 days apart. But if you picked your passport a day after you re-uploaded then I’ll like to think the system automatically does that to all applications.... thank you for your response, I can rest easy now
Hunnybee:
Hi Ebuka86, Yes I had the same issue. What I'd advise is don't bother to waste your money calling them. Anyways, what we did was upload all again just to be safe, our pick up mail came a day after.

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ebuka86: 10:00pm On Aug 07
Thanks for your response, it’s a priority visa but can I have the number so I can call in for my mum?
EngrSaks:


Your documents have already been sent for processing so I wouldn't worry too much as that page is just a status update page for tls contact and doesn't affect your Visa process...

What you should do is to call in to find out the status of the Visa and ask for an escalation...the call costs about £1.73 minus your normal network charges for international calls , then an escalation fee of about 5,000 naira.

It's the summer season so there are alot of delays this season...

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 11:20pm On Aug 07
Ebuka86:
Thanks for your response, it’s a priority visa but can I have the number so I can call in for my mum?

Yeah priority and standard can get delayed this period.. I know someone whose passport came back after 20 working days and he did priority

This is the helpline +442034811736
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ebuka86: 11:59pm On Aug 07
Thanks so much
EngrSaks:


Yeah priority and standard can get delayed this period.. I know someone who's passport came back after 20 working days and he did priority

This is the helpline +442034811736
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kelvinboj: 7:45pm On Aug 08
Good evening everyone
Please am asking this on behalf of a cuz.
After winning a UK settlement visa appeal how long does it take to get the paperwork to submit alongside passport?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 10:36pm On Aug 08
EngrSaks:


Ok, thanks for the reply
don't spend more than 20-25% of that £1000. And if you want to, collect another card(S). i have 4, and total of about £20,000 credit limit

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by claremont(m): 11:11pm On Aug 08
perfectme:
Hello guys, I need your opinion.

I'm about renting my first house since moving to the UK, I've been staying in an accommodation provided by my employer.

Got a two bedroom apartment for #660 but with EPC rating E and electric heating which I'm really concerned about.
I spoke to a friend who pays #40 a month on energy bills for a house with electric heating in the same area, negotiated a fixed rate with his energy provider.
Someone also told me issues they had with mould leaving in a house with epc rating of e and that they paid up to #200 for energy cos of electric heating.

I already spoke with the letting agent who told me they don't have any record stating that the house had any issues with mould and condensation.

Can you guys kindly advise me as I dont know much about the epc rating and its implications and also how to get cheap energy bills on eletric heating.

Thanks.

Do some research into switching your gas and electric supply to Ebico. No standing charge, you only pay for what you use. It's ideal for those who are single and for those with small families. If you are working long hours/week, you will hardly be at home to use energy anyway. Standing charges constitute two thirds of the bill you pay. When I switched two years ago, my average bill for both electric and gas went down to less than £30/month. I currently live in a 4 bedroom house, average bill for both is less than £40/month.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 11:19pm On Aug 08
DaveChapelle:
don't spend more than 20-25% of that £1000. And if you want to, collect another card(S). i have 4, and total of about £20,000 credit limit

Wow 4 cards! That's plenty o...thanks for the advice too
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 3:14pm On Aug 09
Mamatukwas:

Please have you shipped to Nigeria from UK and what was the rates and shipper... I am looking for a shipper

Many thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 7:03pm On Aug 09
LagosismyHome:


Please have you shipped to Nigeria from UK and what was the rates and shipper... I am looking for a shipper

Many thanks

What you have described is the very work I do smiley Kindly send a PM and I will provide our rates etc. very Stress Free Something grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Irenenwaka(f): 4:48pm On Aug 10
please everyone i am current on a tier 4 visa but about to apply for a spouse visa. my husband nd i would be living with his parents in a 2 bedroom flat (rented). we have gotten a letter from his parents , do we need a letter from the landlord (owner of the property)?? or the letter from his parents should suffice?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 4:59pm On Aug 10
kelvinboj:
Good evening everyone
Please am asking this on behalf of a cuz.
After winning a UK settlement visa appeal how long does it take to get the paperwork to submit alongside passport?


4/8 months (before collection of visa)......... Tell your cuz to go learn a handy work in the interim.......... grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 5:06pm On Aug 10
Irenenwaka:
please everyone i am current on a tier 4 visa but about to apply for a spouse visa. my husband nd i would be living with his parents in a 2 bedroom flat (rented). we have gotten a letter from his parents , do we need a letter from the landlord (owner of the property)?? or the letter from his parents should suffice?

His parents are tenants and cannot authorise such..... Read through the terms and conditions of tenancy agreement, then seek authorisation from landlord + property inspection report required (possibly)........

My only concern is you not directly having your own accommodation (with tenancy agreement in your details)........
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kelvinboj: 6:09pm On Aug 10
Lexusgs430:



4/8 months (before collection of visa)......... Tell your cuz to go learn a handy work in the interim.......... grin

Wow that's quite a lot considering the fact that he waited for over a year before appeal date came through.
UK and unnecessary stress...
Hope there's nothing to be bothered about again since appeal has been won?
and what handwork do you suggest bro
Asides Barbing cos he said he doesn't really like that one and that was what I suggested.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:17pm On Aug 10
kelvinboj:

Wow that's quite a lot considering the fact that he waited for over a year before appeal date came through.
UK and unnecessary stress...
Hope there's nothing to be bothered about again since appeal has been won?
and what handwork do you suggest bro
Asides Barbing cos he said he doesn't really like that one and that was what I suggested.

Any handy work that he loves to do..... It might not make sense now...... But would much sooner than later.......

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