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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 11:44am On Jun 01, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Honestly I am scared of bin deported. A Nigeria friend I met at Asada shop last week, told me that was what she did when she came to visit her husband with 6months visa, and as soon as the hubby got his permanent resident, he filled for the kids born in the UK and the one she brought from Nigeria. That she stayed for 3years then, finally she was given 2.5 years. But she said the home office refused her application, that she has to go bk to Nigeria and the hubby fill for spouse visa for her but she was stubborn and refused to go bk, she hold on to God in prayers and fasting and today she has her stay and has traveled to Nigeria last year with her family and bk to uk. She just encouraged me not to go bk to Nija but I am scared of deportation. I also know of a family friend that came to visit her husband who is illegal in the UK, the lady was pregnant bf her husband left for UK, so when she was due to give birth, she went to uk and I d'nt know how she did it and organised a uk citizen, that the man was the owner of the child, and the citizen guy filled for her and and baby, today she has her papers. I am scared bc we might not av the same luck. Any body who has any one with the same experience should ps share

Some of these nitty-gritty details are being read by the officials of the immigration. This is how they know what people do. One of the reasons they started asking for dna tests to be done before granting permits. We tend to expose ourselves. My brothers from India do more than this but the they never blab.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 11:44am On Jun 01, 2018
Inviting strangers to chop your hard earned money in 2hrs after saving for 2yrs or eventually paying off loans for the next couple months....just seems stupid to me

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 11:45am On Jun 01, 2018
wonlasewonimi:


Some these nitty-gritty details are being read by the officials of the immigration. This is how they know what people do. One of the reasons they started asking for dna tests to be done before granting permits. We tend to expose ourselves. My brothers from India do more than this but the they never blab.
hahaha...you go fear FBI, we are talking about a novel written by Agatha Christie innit
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 11:48am On Jun 01, 2018
Geetrix:
hahaha...you go fear FBI, we are talking about a novel written by Agatha Christie innit

Lol. I hear you
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 12:01pm On Jun 01, 2018
Geetrix:


Please do you mind my asking if you guys are married yet? It appears a traditionally responsible thing to do as it may not be convenient, as i do not see a wedding being convenient for me at the moment, eventhough the families might wish it, but it just feels like a waste of money if you know what i mean?

Not yet, we are just engaged but planning to get married end of the year. He will just pay my bride price to my parents and we just do small marriage blessing, that is all. No need of spending much , now that we av three kids at a go
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jun 01, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Not yet, we are just engaged but planning to get married end of the year. He will just pay my bride price to my parents and we just do small marriage blessing, that is all. No need of spending much , now that we av three kids at a go
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That one na Jackpot...All the best with that
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 12:56pm On Jun 01, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


He has a work/ business visa


Killingmesoftly:


Thanks for your response. Ps I am not Monchat. For the NHS we are paying it gradually by His grace.


I guess your bf is holding business visa and not work visa else you will not be paying for the NHS cost.

Paying back the cost of baby birth will work on your favour at the long run and for the fact that you had a triplet is an added advantage because UKBA may show some sort of compassion because of those kids.

Your kids can apply for a stay after 7yrs if the route you are planning to take now fails because i don't know how long your bf has lived in the UK to qualify for a stay.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 2:10pm On Jun 01, 2018
justwise:


Your kids can apply for a stay after 7yrs if the route you are planning to take now fails because i don't know how long your bf has lived in the UK to qualify for a stay.


Hi Justwise. Am I to surmise that children born in the U.K. can only apply for citizenship after 7years of living here? No shorter route? Wawu!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 2:40pm On Jun 01, 2018
[quote author=Mamatukwas post=68083788][/quote]

She is going to probably get a discretionary leave to remain if they plan the permanent residence application / citizenship of the fiance accurately.
Home Office has stopped deporting women with new born babies, and she's got three. The only issue is that they might make her wait for a long time.

She will not wait more than 3months to get her papers if the guy has his red pali else it could be longer. They stopped the 7 year route if you entered illegally. The child or children will have to be 10years and be eligible to naturalise before they can consider the mama.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 2:57pm On Jun 01, 2018
justwise:
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I guess your bf is holding business visa and not work visa else you will not be paying for the NHS cost.

Paying back the cost of baby birth will work on your favour at the long run and for the fact that you had a triplet is an added advantage because UKBA may show some sort of compassion because of those kids.

Your kids can apply for a stay after 7yrs if the route you are planning to take now fails because i don't know how long your bf has lived in the UK to qualify for a stay.


Thanks for your response. My fiance have stayed in uk for five years and he has applied for his permanent resident, which we hope to be successful. The lawyer said as he gets it, he will apply for citizen for the kids. I will be so happy if he gets it and my kids becomes citizen immediately than waiting for this 7years. I am believing God that I will get my stay through my kids. I will stay because of this luvly kids that God has given me.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dupyshoo: 3:10pm On Jun 01, 2018
Kids born in UK can register as British citizens once one of their parents gets Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Cost of registration is currently about £1000. So, for the triplets, they will have to pay about £3k. However, if the parents are overstayers, they will have to wait for 10 years to be eligible to register as British citizens. The kids might get discretional leave after staying in UK for 7 years but it will not be citizenship.

Some kids that are stateless can register as British citizens after 5 years though.

[quote author=Mamatukwas post=68083788][/quote]

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 3:23pm On Jun 01, 2018
dupyshoo:
Kids born in UK can register as British citizens once one of their parents gets Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Cost of registration is currently about £1000. So, for the triplets, they will have to pay about £3k. However, if the parents are overstayers, they will have to wait for 10 years to be eligible to register as British citizens. The kids might get discretional leave after staying in UK for 7 years but it will not be citizenship.

Some kids that are stateless can register as British citizens after 5 years though.


It's very clear thanks. Home office is not smiling... For legal residents they should've made it shorter nah... If your kids are born here then they can apply for citizenship after 5 years regardless of the status of the parents application. I'm just wondering coz I hear some people's ILR app is not immediately successful. The kids will then suffer too.. if you're illegal that one is worse

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 4:02pm On Jun 01, 2018
Mamatukwas:


It's very clear thanks. Home office is not smiling... For legal residents they should've made it shorter nah... If your kids are born here then they can apply for citizenship after 5 years regardless of the status of the parents application. I'm just wondering coz I hear some people's ILR app is not immediately successful. The kids will then suffer too.. if you're illegal that one is worse

They don't want to be seen as being 'soft'. plus there are a lot of people abusing the system-some have made a killing with their benefit systems esp Eastern Europeans- Romania etc. it's all about balance; imagine Nigeria giving everyone an easy pass when unemployment, crime is skyrocketing
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 4:15pm On Jun 01, 2018
DisGuy:


They don't want to be seen as being 'soft'. plus there are a lot of people abusing the system-some have made a killing with their benefit systems esp Eastern Europeans- Romania etc. it's all about balance; imagine Nigeria giving everyone an easy pass when unemployment, crime is skyrocketing

That benefit system is another matter all together... Everywhere I go: 'Are you receiving any benefits'? The way i used to shout NO ehn.. no body will put sand sand in my garri at all. There seems to be all kinds of benefits. And na we dey take tax pay. sad
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 5:49pm On Jun 01, 2018
to hell with the benefits...Can't imagine living free on handouts....I think the average African would rather work than be given free money

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 5:58pm On Jun 01, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Not yet, we are just engaged but planning to get married end of the year. He will just pay my bride price to my parents and we just do small marriage blessing, that is all. No need of spending much , now that we av three kids at a go
na so Nigerians dey talk...next thing is

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 6:00pm On Jun 01, 2018
i had a colleague's wedding once, the event shutdown VI for the whole day literally...was so happy i didn't date her when we were co-workers...Baba nla oppression.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Greenvilla(m): 6:20pm On Jun 01, 2018
Hello everyone just read the whole 28 pages and I must say the information is quiet useful.

Experienced people in the house, kindly assist with my inquiry.

I arrived in the UK recently and in the process of trying to open an account I was asked for proof of address. The challenge is I stay in an all inclusive bills house so I don’t have any utility bills in my name.

How can I get around this?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 6:32pm On Jun 01, 2018
Greenvilla:
Hello everyone just read the whole 28 pages and I must say the information is quiet useful.

Experienced people in the house, kindly assist with my inquiry.

I arrived in the UK recently and in the process of trying to open an account I was asked for proof of address. The challenge is I stay in an all inclusive bills house so I don’t have any utility bills in my name.

How can I get around this?

Tenancy agreement, mobile phone bill, any other document with your address e.g payslips etc or maybe go to metro bank and open an account. I heard it’s quite easy..
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 7:44pm On Jun 01, 2018
Greenvilla:
Hello everyone just read the whole 28 pages and I must say the information is quiet useful.

Experienced people in the house, kindly assist with my inquiry.

I arrived in the UK recently and in the process of trying to open an account I was asked for proof of address. The challenge is I stay in an all inclusive bills house so I don’t have any utility bills in my name.

How can I get around this?

Account that starling bank, monzo bank and revolut will open for you without stepping out of your room with just a copy of your naija pali or provisional driving licence. In fact, starling bank account is arguably the best current account in the UK as at today

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 8:00pm On Jun 01, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Hi Justwise. Am I to surmise that children born in the U.K. can only apply for citizenship after 7years of living here? [b]No shorter route? [/b]Wawu!

I don't know any short when both parents or one is not permanent resident
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 8:03pm On Jun 01, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Thanks for your response. My fiance have stayed in uk for five years and he has applied for his permanent resident, which we hope to be successful. The lawyer said as he gets it, he will apply for citizen for the kids. I will be so happy if he gets it and my kids becomes citizen immediately than waiting for this 7years. I am believing God that I will get my stay through my kids. I will stay because of this luvly kids that God has given me.

I can only wish you and those kids all the best, no point digging more into this.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by feranmi111: 8:21pm On Jun 01, 2018
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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 8:25pm On Jun 01, 2018
feranmi111:
please everyone am really sorry to derail this topic and please am gon modify once I get a response

this is about a baby sis visa application
she actually applied for settlement visa and
her dad is British and when he's applying for
his citizenship by naturalisation he included
the girls name and the girl is even his next of
kin and the girl did IELTS Test and even
submitted her tuberculossis test result and
her dad submitted loads of docs too
But the point now is she never submitted DNA
test result tho everyone believed that a
paternity test gotten from an unrecognised
hospital will be seen as void and we couldn't
get any hospital recognised by the home
office
and loads of mail was sent to the
British embassy just to be sure of the
hospital to visit but they never replied to and
in the course of applying all the mails they
never responded to was printed and
submitted with the application But a birth
certificate gotten 5 years back From NPC and
her dad's name was included in the certificate
and some pictures snapped years back was
also included
Does she stand a chance
She will be getting a response in few weeks
time but everyone is just anxious
And she's not yet 18 but close to 18
cc: justwise geetrix fatima04 and everyone Biko

https://www.dna-worldwide.com/clinic/lagos/lagos-dna-clinic
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by feranmi111: 8:29pm On Jun 01, 2018
justwise:


https://www.dna-worldwide.com/clinic/lagos/lagos-dna-clinic
like application has been submitted already just wanna be sure if the absence of dna test won't be a problem
infact it's 73days already out of the 90 days stipulated for settlement visa
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 8:38pm On Jun 01, 2018
feranmi111:

like application has been submitted already just wanna be sure if the absence of dna test won't be a problem
infact it's 73days already out of the 90 days stipulated for settlement visa

YES and NO, submitting the DNA would have erase any paternity doubt but as its you just have to wait for the outcome of the application.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by veleta: 10:11pm On Jun 01, 2018
Thanks@Fatima
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by nomad26: 10:23pm On Jun 01, 2018
Completely agree! You don't need proof of address to open a starling account and the process takes less than 30mins. I've been using starling bank for over 6 months with no complaints. In fact, I am considering making it my main account sef.
wonlasewonimi:


Account that starling bank, monzo bank and revolut will open for you without stepping out of your room with just a copy of your naija pali or provisional driving licence. In fact, starling bank account is arguably the best current account in the UK as at today

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 1:46am On Jun 02, 2018
nomad26:
Completely agree! You don't need proof of address to open a starling account and the process takes less than 30mins. I've been using starling bank for over 6 months with no complaints. In fact, I am considering making it my main account sef.

All my outgoings pass through Starling except for transport that I use revolut for. With revolut, you have the capability to save lose change into a vault and also do cryptocurrency. Monzo is for savings. I can't remember the last time I touched my other cards. I'm seriously considering switching to Starling business account.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 9:38am On Jun 02, 2018
nomad26:
Completely agree! You don't need proof of address to open a starling account and the process takes less than 30mins. I've been using starling bank for over 6 months with no complaints. In fact, I am considering making it my main account sef.

I needed proof of address to open my Starling account but still it was easy to open and I love the account. Only issue I have is that I can't do cash deposits.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 9:40am On Jun 02, 2018
Morning guys. Please for those who migrated with kids, did you immediately apply for NI number for them or nah. We've been surviving without it for the kids and I just want to know if it's an immediate necessity. Thanks.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 10:05am On Jun 02, 2018
Mamatukwas:


I needed proof of address to open my Starling account but still it was easy to open and I love the account. Only issue I have is that I can't do cash deposits.

Probably because they couldn't pick it up from your credit file. The best way to get around that is to apply for provisional licence first. Banks are trying to discourage cash deposit cos of money laundering but you can still pay cash into starling. You have to inform them in advance and they will direct you to a partner bank or post office.

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