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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 2:13am On Mar 23
The realities of COVID19........

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Kolping: 11:48am On Mar 23
Coronavirus: PM to rush in emergency laws as UK heads towards lockdown

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/coronavirus-emergency-laws-as-uk-heads-towards-lockdown-11962132
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 1:27pm On Mar 23
Kolping:
https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3991/A-Contagion-Of-Fear.aspx

Why they keep blaming the media is beyond me. Everyone morning when I wake up, I would turn on cnn to hear about the virus, wouldn’t I have been annoyed if cnn weren’t speaking about it? Their job is to report what the people want to know, which is what the media has been doing. So why are they being blamed for scare-mongering? The fear is people’s reaction to the news, so the people should be blamed not the media.

Example. You watch the adverts of hungry children dying in Africa, why aren’t you blaming those adverts for scare-mongering as well? Because no one is scared of that.

It’s ridiculous!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 1:32pm On Mar 23
Honestly I can’t appreciate you health care workers enough, especially the foreign ones. Having been in the hospital for a bit, I saw first hand how bad things are. White nurses were running away but the foreign nurses stayed and helped patients.

Never been more proud of how hardworking black people are.

Thank you.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mobilipia(f): 3:35pm On Mar 23
Aphrodite007:
Honestly I can’t appreciate you health care workers enough, especially the foreign ones. Having been in the hospital for a bit, I saw first hand how bad things are. White nurses were running away but the foreign nurses stayed and helped patients.

Never been more proud of how hardworking black people are.

Thank you.
how is your health ma? I wish you quick recovery.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:40pm On Mar 23
Mobilipia:
how is your health ma? I wish you quick recovery.

Very fine dear, thank you kiss

As you can see, I have gotten my power back to continue causing trouble grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Kris28: 8:33pm On Mar 23
Aphrodite007:


Very fine dear, thank you kiss

As you can see, I have gotten my power back to continue causing trouble grin

That's amazing, God is your strength.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:20pm On Mar 23
We're now on a lock down......... The best position...........

Hopefully, more lives would be saved......


Start learning how to knit.......... cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 10:35pm On Mar 23
What's your size cheesy

Lexusgs430:
We're now on a lock down......... The best position...........

Hopefully, more lives would be saved......


Start learning how to knit.......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by spacyzuma(m): 11:26pm On Mar 23
Lexusgs430:
We're now on a lock down......... The best position...........

Hopefully, more lives would be saved......


Start learning how to knit.......... cheesy

Lol.

I'm going to open an onlyfans account and start hustling for subscribers. grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by gratefulme40: 11:37pm On Mar 23
Lexusgs430:
We're now on a lock down......... The best position...........

Hopefully, more lives would be saved......


Start learning how to knit.......... cheesy

I don go create food Instagram page.... let me start hustling for followers. May be e go pay off
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:57am On Mar 24
Bourne007:
What's your size cheesy



XXXXXXXL - For pants....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:58am On Mar 24
spacyzuma:


Lol.

I'm going to open an onlyfans account and start hustling for subscribers. grin


Fan ice?........
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 3:55am On Mar 24
spacyzuma:


Lol.

I'm going to open an onlyfans account and start hustling for subscribers. grin

What will you be selling on it? grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by cuteguy201: 3:58am On Mar 24
My Oga! Na so your commodity big reach? grin
Lexusgs430:



XXXXXXXL - For pants....... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 4:18am On Mar 24
cuteguy201:
My Oga! Na so your commodity big reach? grin



Bros, show me your's & i'll show you mine....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Kolping: 4:32am On Mar 24
Medical Martial Law...

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by skylane(m): 10:41am On Mar 24
Good day everyone and may the lord continue to keep us far from the virus,please i know its the wrong time to ask such a question and i know about the virus but am sure nothing last forever,with time things will set back to default,please i want to ask,as a young aspering vet doctor(vet student) here in nigeria,i like the uk,and my spirit leads me there,i would like to know the city or province with someone of my future profession can migrate to and atleast practice,and would like to know about life in general
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:20am On Mar 24
skylane:
Good day everyone and may the lord continue to keep us far from the virus,please i know its the wrong time to ask such a question and i know about the virus but am sure nothing last forever,with time things will set back to default,please i want to ask,as a young aspering vet doctor(vet student) here in nigeria,i like the uk,and my spirit leads me there,i would like to know the city or province with someone of my future profession can migrate to and atleast practice,and would like to know about life in general





You can practice anywhere and live anywhere...... Transport network is fair, you just need to make your calculations.......

Finish first, then you can make an informed decision..... Remember, horse before the cart situation......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by skylane(m): 11:25am On Mar 24
Lexusgs430:






You can practice anywhere and live anywhere...... Transport network is fair, you just need to make your calculations.......

Finish first, then you can make an informed decision..... Remember, horse before the cart situation......... cheesy
thank you very much sir
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Monmarri: 11:34am On Mar 24
Please for those of us that our spouse just started new permanent jobs in the hospital in the uk, and they have bin told to go home, bc of this Corona virus, how can they get six months payslips to make their partners spouse visa application. Pls any body thinking like me? What is the solution please ooooo!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 12:01pm On Mar 24
Monmarri:
Please for those of us that our spouse just started new permanent jobs in the hospital in the uk, and they have bin told to go home, bc of this Corona virus, how can they get six months payslips to make their partners spouse visa application. Pls any body thinking like me? What is the solution please ooooo!

Are you sure a health worker with no underlying medical has been told to go home? At the moment even people working part time, retired are being encouraged to go to work full time/ more hours. Keep calm and get News from different sources

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Monmarri: 1:01pm On Mar 24
DisGuy:


Are you sure a health worker with no underlying medical has been told to go home? At the moment even people working part time, retired are being encouraged to go to work full time/ more hours. Keep calm and get News from different sources

Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by cuteguy201: 1:53pm On Mar 24
Chai!
O ja mi lara je sha... cheesy
Biko, make I dey my lane...
Lexusgs430:




Bros, show me your's & i'll show you mine....... wink
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 3:00pm On Mar 24
Lexusgs430:
We're now on a lock down......... The best position...........

Hopefully, more lives would be saved......


Start learning how to knit.......... cheesy

Shebi they should have done this since.. penny wise, pound foolish.

My heart goes out to zero hour staff and contract staff. This is what I have been saying, that the virus is more than health, it attacked finances too. I’m so lucky my husband is a permanent staff that would get paid, even though it’s peanuts (shey its 119 per week for statutory)

Ridiculous- people will die of hbp or hunger before the virus sef! cry
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 3:09pm On Mar 24
Monmarri:
Please for those of us that our spouse just started new permanent jobs in the hospital in the uk, and they have bin told to go home, bc of this Corona virus, how can they get six months payslips to make their partners spouse visa application. Pls any body thinking like me? What is the solution please ooooo!

Please after answering DisGuy’s question, my own is to hold your hand to tell you sorry. There’s nothing your spouse can do.

If it’s true that your partner has been told to go home, if they are a perm staff and their contract stipulates full salary, you don’t need to worry. If it stipulates statutory (most likely), the salary will be less and UKVI will use that less salary * 12 months to get the annual, hopefully it will be more than the minimum wage, then you’re covered.

If your partner is not a perm staff...Well, just relax in Nigeria till they start work again, then they will start gathering 6-12 months payslips again. Because the break won’t favour your application unless they have plenty money.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Kolping: 4:26pm On Mar 24
The UK Government has now downgraded COVID-19, they no longer see it as a high consequence infectious disease, they confirm mortality rate is low

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid
High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)
Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England.
Published 22 October 2018
Last updated 21 March 2020 — see all updates
From: Public Health England

Status of COVID-19
As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.

The need to have a national, coordinated response remains, but this is being met by the government’s COVID-19 response.

Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HCID treatment centres only. All healthcare workers managing possible and confirmed cases should follow the updated national infection and prevention (IPC) guidance for COVID-19, which supersedes all previous IPC guidance for COVID-19. This guidance includes instructions about different personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles that are appropriate for different clinical scenarios.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Monmarri: 4:30pm On Mar 24
Aphrodite007:


Please after answering DisGuy’s question, my own is to hold your hand to tell you sorry. There’s nothing your spouse can do.

If it’s true that your partner has been told to go home, if they are a perm staff and their contract stipulates full salary, you don’t need to worry. If it stipulates statutory (most likely), the salary will be less and UKVI will use that less salary * 12 months to get the annual, hopefully it will be more than the minimum wage, then you’re covered.

If your partner is not a perm staff...Well, just relax in Nigeria till they start work again, then they will start gathering 6-12 months payslips again. Because the break won’t favour your application unless they have plenty money.


Please ooo! It will favour me ijn ooo! He just switched from self employed to permanent job in the hospital. I hope it favours me
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 6:19pm On Mar 24
Aphrodite007:


Very fine dear, thank you kiss

As you can see, I have gotten my power back to continue causing trouble grin

Welcome back mama. Glad to know you are doing better

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by evil1: 6:58pm On Mar 24
dupyshoo:
I have answered some of the questions based on my experience. If there are any other specific questions, feel free to ask. I will answer if I have the answer.
* Your visa application experience /adjustment status experience - It was easy for me to adjust as I came in as a student. Had lots of Nigerians around me then

* Picking up your BRP (disadvantage of not travelling within the 1month vignette and protocols to follow in picking it up) - Different process when I came in

* Travelling experience (airlines and airport to use) - Came through Manchester Airport first time in the UK. It is usually less busy than Heathrow Airport and faster to get through immigration

* What are the immigration rules to follow? The common one on almost all visas is "No recourse to public funds" - This means you can't claim benefits. Other rules depend on your kind of visa.

* Visa renewals and what you are entitled to after 5yrs - If you are on Tier 2 and you meet the requirements, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (Permanent Residence) after 5 years.

* Can you open a bank account while still in Nigeria and what bank has the best customer service and plan - Doubt you will be able to open an account while in Nigeria. Services in most banks are relatively the same. My advice is that you go for the one that will readily accept you as it can be difficult to open account for the first time in the UK

* Which State/suburb did you settle in and why? Greater Manchester, work location

* Public Transportation Vs Driving in the UK - Public transport can be a lot cheaper than driving. The public transport is relatively very good as bus stops are many. I will advise you take public transport initially as it can cost over £1k to pass your driving test.

* Driving in UK? How long can you use your Naija driving license before you get a license? I am not sure of this

* Where you live and why you like it or don't like it? Tips on choosing the right neighborhood.(Internet plans, electricity company to use, setting up a house) I live in a small town (not too busy and affordable accommodation but expensive naija food)

*Renting Vs Mortgage (pitfalls to avoid when choosing mortgage) - I will advise you wait until you are stable before considering mortgage. Not even sure any bank will offer you mortgage if you are new as your credit rating will be very poor. You will need time to build up your credit rating and also save for deposit before taking up mortgage

* Using a credit card (things to avoid) - My advice is this - Always pay up your credit card balance every month

* Childcare for kids below 5 (cost and how do you go about choosing a minder) - I have never used minders as I always have family members around. Childcare cost depends on location. You will be given 15-30 hrs free childcare once your child is 3 year old. Then, the child can start school on the next September after clocking 4.

* Business Tips you can do both over there and abroad - I am not involved in any business but a lot of people are

* How do you send money home (without much loss) - Several people do the business and will give you good rates

* What does the NHS fully cover? - Almost everything except your medications, dental care, eye glasses (these are the few I can remember)

* Tips on raising kids in a western environment as an African - Hmm, it is not easy. No specific way to go about this. Try to teach the child while the child is still young.

* What culture shock have you experienced? I did not know that English people have accents too. It was really a shock to me

* Tips on how to cloth and cope with the cold weather - Wear thermal wear and layers of clothes before wearing your wool jacket

* Nigerian restaurants and market in your location - No Nigeria restaurant, only 1 Naija shop. If you live in London, you will find loads of Naija restaurants.

* How much does your family survive on in a month? - This depends on the family size, where you live and way of life. If you live in London, it can be close to triple of someone that lives in Manchester.

* Developing Nigeria from Abroad (How to go about it) - No idea

* Nigeria Community in Glasgow - Don't live in Glasgow but I have visited and I know there are a lot of Nigerians there.

* Fun things to do grin This depends on your interest.



Hello good day.
Pls I will like you to help me out on several issues concerning travel and other stuffs.
I intend to do my LLM in UK this year
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 7:22pm On Mar 24
evil1:

Hello good day.
Pls I will like you to help me out on several issues concerning travel and other stuffs.
I intend to do my LLM in UK this year


Dear Evil1
This is the thread you need.

https://www.nairaland.com/2575449/uk-student-visa-tier-4
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by evil1: 7:29pm On Mar 24
imconfused:


Madam the madam,I don't know anything about England at all so can't suggest places.

I heard Chester,Greater Manchester,Kent,Harrogate, Round hay, Ilkley,York,otley,horsforth are good.Most listed are in the North,I'm not too sure yet .I'm looking for correct pointers to the right places before we enter UKIP zone by mistake.

Scotland is beautiful oo.if you go to the suburbs it's better,green and quiet,places for kids to play etc.
Its also cheaper ,houses cheaper,slower way of life.
If not for certain issues I'd have stayed back,don't discount Scotland oo.
Hopefully you settle in well,welcome ma.
Good day. Pls any idea on visa policy, and on Coventry university. I intend coming in as a student to do my LLM

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