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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ELff: 3:16pm On Jan 11
Please I want to get a sim. At the moment, I stay with a friend, so I have access to WiFi. Which would you advise I get? Contract orpag as you go? Please I need the cheapest rate and bundles ever. Thanks for your help.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mimilyrics: 4:17pm On Jan 11
Try Lycamobile, Giffgaff or Lebara for PayG. With £5-10 monthly, you get about 1,000 minutes, 2-4gb data and 100 mins to about 40 countries (Nigeria not included).
For contract, you need to have been resident in the UK for a certain period of time but if you meet the criteria, you can get one eg. Vodafone has an unlimited national call limit with 5gb at £12.75
ELff:
Please I want to get a sim. At the moment, I stay with a friend, so I have access to WiFi. Which would you advise I get? Contract orpag as you go? Please I need the cheapest rate and bundles ever. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ricaabrams: 4:33pm On Jan 11
ricaabrams:
Good morning fam , please I need help
I have been to the post office to collect my BRP card twice now I was told it wasn’t there. I just sent UKVI a message now to report this. Please does anyone know any other way I can go about solving this issue?


Help plssss
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by olimilove(m): 4:33pm On Jan 11
Hello House,

I am thinking of relocating to the UK with my wife via a Tier 4 (work and study) visa.

Please from experience, what advice can be given on the best location to study/reside as I will be working to support the family while she is studying?

Because this location determines the availability of jobs and getting employment.

Although she will also do some menial jobs with the leftover of the 20hrs given to her.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mimilyrics: 4:41pm On Jan 11
Contact your school/employer to find out if they can help follow up with this. If not, you're left with contacting and following up with UKVI and being patient.
ricaabrams:
Good morning fam , please I need help
I have been to the post office to collect my BRP card twice now I was told it wasn’t there. I just sent UKVI a message now to report this. Please does anyone know any other way I can go about solving this issue?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ricaabrams: 4:52pm On Jan 11
mimilyrics:
Contact your school/employer to find out if they can help follow up with this. If not, you're left with contacting and following up with UKVI and being patient.
Icontacted UKVI today, I guess I’ll just have to contact my Sch too to see if they can help. Thanks

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 5:29pm On Jan 11
Rheminix:
warehouse job, production operative and care jobs too.
....
Ok that’s out of my reach.......
I was talking of professional engineering jobs (Telecoms). Plus you’ll need a clean driving license.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kode12: 6:39pm On Jan 11
ELff:
Please I want to get a sim. At the moment, I stay with a friend, so I have access to WiFi. Which would you advise I get? Contract orpag as you go? Please I need the cheapest rate and bundles ever. Thanks for your help.
If your friend is willing let him get a contract for you in his name, and after a few months in the country they can switch the name on the contract to yours. They'll need to do a credit check then, but hopefully you'd be able to pass checks for sim only contract.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 6:41pm On Jan 11
ELff:
Please I want to get a sim. At the moment, I stay with a friend, so I have access to WiFi. Which would you advise I get? Contract orpag as you go? Please I need the cheapest rate and bundles ever. Thanks for your help.

Giffgaff gives you unlimited texts and unlimited minutes and 500MB data at 6 quid a month, pay as you go.
Lebara is 5 quid a month, same unlimited texts and calls to UK numbers and I think 2 gig data (check).

Most telcos allow you to order a SIM online and they'll post it to you at no cost.

You'll have to be creditchecked for a contract.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by FraudMan: 6:57pm On Jan 11
My UK people, I’m back again ooo. Justwise, Bourne007 et al........Don’t mind my moniker cheesy

Wanna know the information that surrounds the situation below based on the past post study work visa.

Applicant A gets a psw visa after studies.

Applicant B is the dependant of applicant A and also gets a dependent psw visa.

Before the expiry of their visa, applicant B switches (in or out of the country as the case may be as at then) and is now on a student visa (post graduate) while applicant A switches to become the dependant.

Will applicant B be qualified to apply for a psw visa at the end of his/her study and will applicant A be able to be a dependant of applicant B on the psw visa.

What do you guys think?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 7:35pm On Jan 11
FraudMan:
My UK people, I’m back again ooo. Justwise, Bourne007 et al........Don’t mind my moniker cheesy

Wanna know the information that surrounds the situation below based on the past post study work visa.

Applicant A gets a psw visa after studies.

Applicant B is the dependant of applicant A and also gets a dependent psw visa.

Before the expiry of their visa, applicant B switches (in or out of the country as the case may be as at then) and is now on a student visa (post graduate) while applicant A switches to become the dependant.

Will applicant B be qualified to apply for a psw visa at the end of his/her study and will applicant A be able to be a dependant of applicant B on the psw visa.

What do you guys think?


I think it too early to say because it a new scheme and UK people head dey touch so they can make various changes as the tears rolls by ....

but going by how it was before I would say applicant B can yes get PSW .

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 7:55pm On Jan 11
olimilove:
Hello House,

I am thinking of relocating to the UK with my wife via a Tier 4 (work and study) visa.

Please from experience, what advice can be given on the best location to study/reside as I will be working to support the family while she is studying?

Because this location determines the availability of jobs and getting employment.

*Although she will also do some menial jobs with the leftover of the 20hrs given to her*.

Am I the only one this your last statement is doing somehow cry Sigh. Nigeria needs to try.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 9:36pm On Jan 11
Calculating Long residence with your Fraud moves LOL cool wink

I see no reason why it wouldn't be applicable in the new scheme just as the previous.

FraudMan:
My UK people, I’m back again ooo. Justwise, Bourne007 et al........Don’t mind my moniker cheesy

Wanna know the information that surrounds the situation below based on the past post study work visa.

Applicant A gets a psw visa after studies.

Applicant B is the dependant of applicant A and also gets a dependent psw visa.

Before the expiry of their visa, applicant B switches (in or out of the country as the case may be as at then) and is now on a student visa (post graduate) while applicant A switches to become the dependant.

Will applicant B be qualified to apply for a psw visa at the end of his/her study and will applicant A be able to be a dependant of applicant B on the psw visa.

What do you guys think?

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 9:38pm On Jan 11
olimilove:
Hello House,

I am thinking of relocating to the UK with my wife via a Tier 4 (work and study) visa.

Please from experience, what advice can be given on the best location to study/reside as I will be working to support the family while she is studying?

Because this location determines the availability of jobs and getting employment.

Although she will also do some menial jobs with the leftover of the 20hrs given to her.

"menial"
Our people.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 10:40pm On Jan 11
olimilove:
Hello House,

I am thinking of relocating to the UK with my wife via a Tier 4 (work and study) visa.

Please from experience, what advice can be given on the best location to study/reside as I will be working to support the family while she is studying?

Because this location determines the availability of jobs and getting employment.

Although she will also do some menial jobs with the leftover of the 20hrs given to her.

"menial"
Our people.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by luvlycutebay(f): 11:32pm On Jan 11
Hello house,
Please how can I receive money from Nigeria,
How many days is it going to take,
Will I be able to get the money In my uk account.
Thanks.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by 5gee: 11:53pm On Jan 11
Chreze:
@5gee @Tobexin @Flinton,

I think a better way would be depositing naira, then buying Busd, then using it to buy Bitcoin or any other coin. Busd is binance own dollar and it’s lesser than USDT and also gives you that balance calculation for your dollar to Bitcoin. That naira own de be like cheating if you calculate an reach ground.

Also someone suggested Resolut bank to me here and it’s actually a good one. They are familiar with Crypto and offer their own package too for crypto. Tho I don’t intend to use them for crypto (at least not now) but being familiar with Cryptocurrency means they will understand the payment that comes in from the payment channels and not give you wahala that can be possible from these other banks that don’t believe in Cryto. I know say most banks don de come in now, but no be person money them go hold and use learn crypto as HBSC de do people.
Thank you so much for this information. I shall try it.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by 5gee: 11:59pm On Jan 11
wallg123:
....
Ok that’s out of my reach.......
I was talking of professional engineering jobs (Telecoms). Plus you’ll need a clean driving license.
I am interested in Telecoms jobs. Is it contract or Permanent? Please elaborate.
Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by dubaiprince: 12:12am On Jan 12
ricaabrams:
Good morning fam , please I need help
I have been to the post office to collect my BRP card twice now I was told it wasn’t there. I just sent UKVI a message now to report this. Please does anyone know any other way I can go about solving this issue?

I am currently facing the same issue. Been here since November. You just have to be patient. Use the reporting functionality on the website and wait for 20 working days. You can then call UKVI after those 20 working days if you do not get any response. Don't be tempted to use the reporting tool multiple times as your initial reporting would be wiped off and the 20 working days will start counting all over. This I was told when I called UKVI

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:44am On Jan 12
luvlycutebay:
Hello house,
Please how can I receive money from Nigeria,
How many days is it going to take,
Will I be able to get the money In my uk account.
Thanks.

Like 3 days max shaa. You know it's very far grin
Sis, ask in this forum who wants naira to give you pounds in your account....have you been following this thread?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ELff: 3:24am On Jan 12
mimilyrics:
Try Lycamobile, Giffgaff or Lebara for PayG. With £5-10 monthly, you get about 1,000 minutes, 2-4gb data and 100 mins to about 40 countries (Nigeria not included).
For contract, you need to have been resident in the UK for a certain period of time but if you meet the criteria, you can get one eg. Vodafone has an unlimited national call limit with 5gb at £12.75
You are a life saver. Thank you so much.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ELff: 3:26am On Jan 12
kode12:

If your friend is willing let him get a contract for you in his name, and after a few months in the country they can switch the name on the contract to yours. They'll need to do a credit check then, but hopefully you'd be able to pass checks for sim only contract.
Thanks for your input.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Vooom: 6:30am On Jan 12
Thanks so much

Any recommendations where to get an affordable bicycle and these equipments you mentioned?

Inkredible:


Yes you can. I too started with a Bicycle. Get a reflective vest, a helmet and equip your bike with blink/indicator light front and back for visibility (see and be seen). These are vital to have on the bike.

You can get helmet dashcams if your wallet carry am. Just in case of accident and you're not at fault; na to cashout straight.

Cheers.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Vooom: 6:34am On Jan 12
I see what you did there grin

Thanks for the response

This trekking don tire me o.

Meanwhile its been many years i cycled last

Is it a crime to "test run" on my street? Or i gotta got to a field?
Lexusgs430:


No protocols...... But for your own safety, buy a helmet, lights (front and rear), if riding at night + reflective top......

Better still, I have a helmet that does majority of the aforementioned...... If you love tech/gadget, get this helmet........

Invest in a lumos bike helmet. With lumos, you can indicate you intentions, constant recurring hazard lights, overhead camera, GPS track your cycling etc etc etc

Other helmets like lumos are available, just do a Google search.......

I don't envy a rider attempting to Vooom, in this present freezer conditions........ grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Vooom: 6:35am On Jan 12
Its a burden i wished one didn't have to carry

God help us all
Chreze:


Truth is there are still people (Nigerians) who are blessings to the world. I read some pages back about a guy that helped someone pay IHS n VISa fee without benefit. I believe things are gonna change. With regards to your fear, after sometime I also believe it will fade off (at least I hope so for myself), but being watchful and vigilant when dealing with Nigerians, I think that’s gonna be in me forever, especially people I don’t know personally.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:38am On Jan 12
Vooom:
I see what you did there grin

Thanks for the response

This trekking don tire me o.

Meanwhile its been many years i cycled last

Is it a crime to "test run" on my street? Or i gotta got to a field?


Test run anywhere, you feel is safe (for you)..... No go vooom where lorry or motor dey o........

Nah your body go knack ground tire......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 6:39am On Jan 12
Vooom:
Thanks so much

Any recommendations where to get an affordable bicycle and these equipments you mentioned?



Get a bicycle from gumtree and kit up from ebay......... smiley

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Chreze(m): 8:00am On Jan 12
@vooom

Have you considered getting bus pass. I don’t know which part you are in, but since there is lockdown in the uk and you won’t be able to move round, I will advice you set all your journey for one day. That day you get a “day bus pass”, set out early and do all what you want to do that day with the daily bus pass. That way you spend only mayb 4.6p or 5p and do all your runnings. Becos this one wey you won start to learn bicycle for road, make e no turn “Egugun be careful” matter ooo.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tushqueen(f): 8:16am On Jan 12
I need an advice please, where can I get educational tablets for kids 3/5 years old, I bought one from China the last time my friend traveled but it did not last long before it got spoilt. Now I need 2 quality ones, is it advisable to buy from Nigeria or here. If it's better to buy here, what's the quality and the price range like.

Thanks in advance for your constant guidance
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 8:58am On Jan 12
tushqueen:
I need an advice please, where can I get educational tablets for kids 3/5 years old, I bought one from China the last time my friend traveled but it did not last long before it got spoilt. Now I need 2 quality ones, is it advisable to buy from Nigeria or here. If it's better to buy here, what's the quality and the price range like.

Thanks in advance for your constant guidance

Go on Amazon and buy the fire Hd tablets... They are loaded with educational apps and games for kids of all ages. You can also monitor how long the get on the tablet and set daily targets for them. It is highly recommendable especially during this home schooling era of COVID-19

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 9:06am On Jan 12
tushqueen:
I need an advice please, where can I get educational tablets for kids 3/5 years old, I bought one from China the last time my friend traveled but it did not last long before it got spoilt. Now I need 2 quality ones, is it advisable to buy from Nigeria or here. If it's better to buy here, what's the quality and the price range like.

Thanks in advance for your constant guidance

I would say an ipad as it older in the market than the rest of the other tablet ...... meaning you probably get more app options to download free or subscription based

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