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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:38pm On Jun 11, 2018
Killingmesoftly:
My brothers and sisters i thank u all for your wonderful contributions concerning my topic. I am the lady that has triplets with my expired visa, I have decided to stay to enable me take care of my triplets. The lawyer is still working on my case but I av to excercise patience to enable me have my papers. I have to confess, it has not bin easy taking care of triplets. I av been up and doing. So buzy...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t get a job unless you get your papers well. If you are in the south and do mago-mago to get a job, you will be paid shitty money. I think you should just focus on your kids. And what your husband earns isn’t bad. You people will just learn to cut your coat well well.

As for going to school, there’s no “cheap” nursing school, because you are classed as an international student until 3 years (after getting your papers) of being here. The least I have seen is 15k sha.

Mental health is quite good. I know people that make money doing it.

I know it’s too late to regret, but I’m sure you can see now that it would have been better for you to have just gone back home, married and returned here to work. I hope people get to see this and learn from it. Regardless, behind every cloud..

What I’ll advice you do now is join a church, cook for them, make nigerian meals and advertise online, learn to sew and make hair, buy and sell online, etc. Cos as far as work is concerned, oma me!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:44pm On Jun 11, 2018
Ralphlauren:


To start with, you should have gone back to nigeria and have your husband file for you to return back to the UK as his dependant.

You’ve said your partner is on a work/business visa. I assume this is the entrepreneur visa so why is he working at a nursing home? Has he considered switching career paths? What’s his educational background ?

It’s going to take up to 2-4 years if not longer to obtain your discretionary leave to remain. If you had returned to naija, with all the right paperwork, within two weeks, you would have obtained your dependent visa which gives you unrestricted rights to work and also study and you would have returned back to the UK with your kids as legal migrants.

It would have cost your family a lot financially but when you consider lawyer fees, the back and forth with home office, the 2-4years (or more) of unemployment on your part (lost income), then you will see that returning to naija would have been a better option.

This route you’ve taken is just added stress on your husband. Being the only income earner for a family of five is tough and considering the fact is not eligible for any benefits at the moment.

Be wary of friends encouraging and advising you to overstay. I would also be wary of friends advising you to work at mental homes (when it’s clear you have no passion for such roles). Such friends are usually the group of people that believe the only roles immigrants can get in the UK is care job which is an absolute fallacy. You needs friends around you that will advise you to do things the legal route. Friends that can inspire you to aim for a role in a fancy office at Canary Wharf.

Now that your visa has expired, if you return to nigeria and your husband files for you with his current status, you will be refused. You will have to wait till he gets his citizenship (another 2yrs+) before he can file for you under the spousal visa route.

Until you regularise your stay, it’s going to be very difficult earning an income. Focus on your kids, decide on what career path you want and go on udemy and see if there are short courses you can take.

You are mean sha! grin this is exactly what most people here want to say to her but there’s no point crying over spilled milk. And the people advising her to overstay probably don’t know better, so I won’t blame them- Knowledge is according to exposure.

I really wish her the best. Especially as she has kids. I’m living fine with a good income and possibility of earning so much more but I can’t even imagine a child now, talkless if not earning and then having three. I really feel for her.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:46pm On Jun 11, 2018
EngrSaks:


What kind of jobs bring in 10k a month please

Blood money grin

Just messing. You can make such in IT and banking. IT especially. I see jobs of 450-500 per day. It’s crazy!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:54pm On Jun 11, 2018
fatima04:


Now u are in my neighbourhood oo, was thinking na me dey do stingykoko oo grin cheesy For a start we are planning to get something one off price within dt range and use that opportunity to get used to the road and also save up for other things

Exactly! Lex gave me this idea and it really makes sense. So cheap car for two years then close to dream car after that. My father go laugh me die grin butbit makes no sense to buy an expensive car when you haven’t mastered this their yeye right wheel driving (like would it kill them to join the rest of the world? I’m so upset about this!)
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:58pm On Jun 11, 2018
marylandcakes:



For me the only thing I can buy with finance is a house. I was brought up to pay for my food before I eat it. So I rather save money and pay for a car outright. I don’t think you should pay interest if you can avoid it. I’m old school and I’m not going to apologise.

My dear, I was brought up to rather starve than borrow- the word “borrow/debt” was like a taboo. But that’s in Nigeria. You’re now in a country where you’re given the opportunity to pay as you go, I think I’ll take the opportunity with my two hands. As far as you can pay back, I think it’s wise to spread the cost. But each man to his own- me, I have decided to join the progressives (a.k.a debtors grin)
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:59pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


I am still thinking of my dream car...... I have a few on that list.....

Audi A7
Porsche Panamera
BMW M6
Mercedes S630

Dreams Dreams Dreams......

Your own is even plenty. All I want is an e-vogue. That’s all. cry
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:02pm On Jun 11, 2018
imnotconfused:
Fatima04,
How far?Did you finally move scot?

Mamatukwas how's it going?

@all
We are moving down south in a few months!! So scared and excited! I love this place but we have to go with the cheese.I hear things are more expensive especially in the KSS area but we will be fine..fingers crossed.

Still haven't bought the house because of this move.The houses i'm seeing around the area are from 5-6 huns for 4 bed grin grin grin grin I pity myself.

Have learnt from old mistakes,have very good credit history,using the credit card for payments and always pay back etc etc.

Since it's a new area we've never been to,we plan to rent first and then buy in 3-6 months.





Great plan. Wish you the best. Please update us.

But that house for 500-600 should better have heaven under it o! Ha!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 8:03pm On Jun 11, 2018
Aphrodite007:


My dear, I was brought up to rather starve than borrow- the word “borrow/debt” was like a taboo. But that’s in Nigeria. You’re now in a country where you’re given the opportunity to pay as you go, I think I’ll take the opportunity with my two hands. As far as you can pay back, I think it’s wise to spread the cost. But each man to his own- me, I have decided to join the progressives (a.k.a debtors grin)

grin grin lol
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:06pm On Jun 11, 2018
Aphrodite007:


Your own is even plenty. All I want is an e-vogue. That’s all. cry

I know nah.... You wan shoot ur gele from sunroof, just like Madam Kofo.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:08pm On Jun 11, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Good morning. It's very easy... Go here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , register your details and they will get back to you sometimes in 2 weeks with a response. Shikenan! It's very easy. Cheers.

When I registered they didn’t get back to me o. I just did a credit check for my job and saw a slot for electoral register with my name under it. That leaves me to assume that my name is on. Right?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:20pm On Jun 11, 2018
Rubyventures:
This thread has really changed a lot. Its good to dream but we must learn to walk before we can run.

In this western countries everything looks very flash, its so easy to get carried away coming from a country like Nigeria. We must be very cautious when making certain decisions. e.g Like the kind of friends we keep, we need people who will inspire us and who are realist not those who add no value to life and give you false hope or no hope at all.

It is very easy to get into debt because credit is thrown at you from left, right and centre and it takes one with a lot of self control to resist it. These sales people are professionals in their field. I had a friend who went to the shop with money in his pocket to buy a 42" screen outright and came back with a 55" on a finance with insurance and the lot. His excuse was the sales person was so nice and he felt bad saying no after all the talk.

Questions you have got to ask yourself not only for the newbies but for the oldies too. If the unfortunate happens and you loose your job or you fall ill? Will you be able to pay your bills for about six months without falling into Financial difficulty.

If a black man and an white man are given £10,000 each. The black will most likely go for a nice set of wheels (Black Mans Wheels) and designer gear, while the English man will get a mortgage and take his family on a nice holiday. We see it all the time with the American rap stars and after a while they go bankrupt and they don't understand why.

We hear stories of white people thinking black people have got small brains , why do you think that is? The black man does not know how to invest in their communities. look around the world in America and Britain where they are large concentrations of blacks the characteristic features are poverty and crime. Just look at our politicians they don't have the foresight to invest in their countries, instead they run abroad for treatment and send their kids to foreign schools etc African is trouble because of lack of investment by our rulers.

So now lets take a look at our individual selves. I know its not easy , but when we can afford it you should be able to have emergency fund cause no one knows what's around the corner. Even if you have insurance, it doesn't really start paying until about three months and some even six months.

The fact that you can afford something, if it doesn't add value to your life and you have to be living from one paycheck to another to pay it, then its a false economy.

We should learn from the Asians and the Jews, they enrich their communities not just themselves.

God bless us all and give us good health to be able to meet our aspirations and be good role models for our younger generation.

Amen


What you said is true but it is based on something else. White peoples don’t really care about flashy cars, however some of them spend on clothes and shoes. My hubby is the most simple man I know and still the cos of his outfit breaks my heart, especially as I’m a loyal primark customer! Also during my work training, the trainer asked a question “what would you do if you had 10k now?”, i shouted save or invest, everyone looked at me like I was drunk then started discussing how they would travel and all (I’ve never felt more embarrassed before, they looked at me like I’m an ijebu man- or woman in this case).

I believe in making use of the financing system because it’s one of the things that differs this country from Nigeria, however ensure you pay back. My credit card is not even on the “pay the minimum option”, even though it’s interest free for some months, I pay the whole thing back. So financing isn’t bad unless you have a knack for buying what you can’t afford.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 8:22pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


I know nah.... You wan shoot ur gele from sunroof, just like Madam Kofo.....

grin please lemme alone cry

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:29pm On Jun 11, 2018
Talking about the ease to get financial assistance...... Avoid payday lenders & vehicle loanbook lenders.......

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by marylandcakes: 8:35pm On Jun 11, 2018
Aphrodite007:


What you said is true but it is based on something else. White peoples don’t really care about flashy cars, however some of them spend on clothes and shoes. My hubby is the most simple man I know and still the cos of his outfit breaks my heart, especially as I’m a loyal primark customer! Also during my work training, the trainer asked a question “what would you do if you had 10k now?”, i shouted save or invest, everyone looked at me like I was drunk then started discussing how they would travel and all (I’ve never felt more embarrassed before, they looked at me like I’m an ijebu man- or woman in this case).

I believe in making use of the financing system because it’s one of the things that differs this country from Nigeria, however ensure you pay back. My credit card is not even on the “pay the minimum option”, even though it’s interest free for some months, I pay the whole thing back. So financing isn’t bad unless you have a knack for buying what you can’t afford.

That’s the best way to make use of the financing system, you get credit cards that save you Petrol and give you cash back. Buy stuff on free interest periods. Etc

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 8:55pm On Jun 11, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Good morning. It's very easy... Go here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , register your details and they will get back to you sometimes in 2 weeks with a response. Shikenan! It's very easy. Cheers.

Thanks. I'll have to hold off for now because I'll be moving to a new house soon. This way, I won't have to keep changing addresses.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 8:56pm On Jun 11, 2018
Aphrodite007:


grin grin uncle you don’t like me at all o grin

well, for example, Lexus IS200s have great bargains and they're very reliable and won't break the bank. However, if you have money to spend...of course, go all out. However, bear in mind you will still spend a lot on your insurance. So much to do when rebooting your life, and having to start again.... so money has many roles to play

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 8:57pm On Jun 11, 2018
DaveChapelle:
You mean, what an insult to the golf GTi right?

grin grin common Dave.. it's Lamborghini Aventador o. Not Toyota Highlander �
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 9:00pm On Jun 11, 2018
Aphrodite007:
Ah ahn! You people! I only went missing for 2 days and you people have written up to 4 pages..! You go fear novel now! grin


The thread is getting really active innit...unlike before
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 9:02pm On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:


grin grin common Dave.. it's Lamborghini Aventador o. Not Toyota Highlander �

Personally, i think you shouldn't spend over half or a third of your savings on a car...What if you want to oppress, just buy a 2nd in a different colour!
Otherwise, I just strap the money i have on my Golf so everybody knows i could buy something more expensive

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 9:12pm On Jun 11, 2018
DaveChapelle:


Personally, i think you shouldn't spend over half or a third of your savings on a car...What if you want to oppress, just buy a 2nd in a different colour!
Otherwise, I just strap the money i have on my Golf so everybody knows i could buy something more expensive

grin grin grin the way they'll just rush that money when you park eeh.

Anyways, I don't think they intend to oppress anyone. They just buy what they like driving, but na we these things go dey fascinate.

One morning, I was waiting for the 250 in North London when this little Arabian looking fine chick pulled out on the road in this fly Mercedes Benz.

Mind was blown... Amazing sight it was.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:36pm On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:


grin grin common Dave.. it's Lamborghini Aventador o. Not Toyota Highlander �

Have you ever seen a Toyota Highlander in the UK?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 9:41pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Have you ever seen a Toyota Highlander in the UK?

Nope. Just passing a point across with it. Never seen one here.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:42pm On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:


Nope. Just passing a point across with it. Never seen one here.

UK are usually shortchanged with models......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 9:50pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


UK are usually shortchanged with models......

Not sure it's being shortchanged or like someone said it's selling the cars that work for thier reality .. like of what use is marketing a Sienna when it won't fit in your garage or will fill up your driveway.? Meanwhile if nah America or Naija... The bigger the better
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 9:52pm On Jun 11, 2018
Mamatukwas:


Not sure it's being shortchanged or like someone said it's selling the cars that work for thier reality .. like of what use is marketing a Sienna when it won't fit in your garage or will fill up your driveway.? Meanwhile if nah America or Naija... The bigger the better

We no go gree.... I know its a marketing strategy, but they can supply very few models in small numbers.....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 10:08pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


UK are usually shortchanged with models......

Yeah, there's no Nissan Maxima, Camry, Corolla, Nissan Altima, ati be be lo
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by teejay231: 10:21pm On Jun 11, 2018
Killingmesoftly:


Bros, it is well with me. In God I trust

Personally I think the system favours women with children as the Home Office will never separate a child from its mother. A lot of people of different nationalities have had to remain in the UK illegally for various reasons. It is not advisable to do so but in your condition I do understand as you have young children. However, you will not be able work, open a bank account or rent a house and so many other things.

I do know of someone who came to the UK with a visiting visa, had children here and was able to legalise his stay when his kids turned 6 and 4. The application was initially refused by the Home Office but he won the appeal as the Home Office lawyer didn't turn up. Usually kids born in the UK qualify for citizenship after 10 years regardless of their parents status.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 11:31pm On Jun 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:


UK are usually shortchanged with models......

Maybe it has to do with the left hand side thingy. I wonder why they are just being difficult to join the rest of the world in the right hand drive.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 11:32pm On Jun 11, 2018
teejay231:


Personally I think the system favours women with children as the Home Office will never separate a child from its mother. A lot of people of different nationalities have had to remain in the UK illegally for various reasons. It is not advisable to do so but in your condition I do understand as you have young children. However, you will not be able work, open a bank account or rent a house and so many other things.

I do know of someone who came to the UK with a visiting visa, had children here and was able to legalise his stay when his kids turned 6 and 4. The application was initially refused by the Home Office but he won the appeal as the Home Office lawyer didn't turn up. Usually kids born in the UK qualify for citizenship after 10 years regardless of their parents status.

Well, all this visa thing wey man dey invent, shey when oyinbo people invaded Africa in colonial era, did they come with visa...Now that things are reversed, they are restricting. When Christopher Columbus discovered America, did he go with Visit visa...all na brain washing things
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 11:35pm On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:


Maybe it has to do with the left hand side thingy. I wonder why they are just being difficult to join the rest of the world in the right hand drive.

I heard all started from the era of horse riding and horse carriages. Apparently, people mounted horses from the left and sheathed their swords on the left side, and in order it didn't collide with people on the other side's swords, they maintained left side....It also helped so you could pull out your sword with your right hand if you needed to fight immediately.

This continued into modern times

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:37pm On Jun 11, 2018
Inkredible:


Maybe it has to do with the left hand side thingy. I wonder why they are just being difficult to join the rest of the world in the right hand drive.

The RHD, is the right side..... Your right hand is your owo alafia.....

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 12:49am On Jun 12, 2018
Aphrodite007:


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you can’t get a job unless you get your papers well. If you are in the south and do mago-mago to get a job, you will be paid shitty money. I think you should just focus on your kids. And what your husband earns isn’t bad. You people will just learn to cut your coat well well.

As for going to school, there’s no “cheap” nursing school, because you are classed as an international student until 3 years (after getting your papers) of being here. The least I have seen is 15k sha.

Mental health is quite good. I know people that make money doing it.

I know it’s too late to regret, but I’m sure you can see now that it would have been better for you to have just gone back home, married and returned here to work. I hope people get to see this and learn from it. Regardless, behind every cloud..

What I’ll advice you do now is join a church, cook for them, make nigerian meals and advertise online, learn to sew and make hair, buy and sell online, etc. Cos as far as work is concerned, oma me!

Your words are just too harsh and scaring. I have a God of possiblity! Thanks for y contribution

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