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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 11:29pm On Jan 12
Bourne007:
What's the point of divorcing someone who doesn't exist. I think she should come clean and also hire a lawyer. Surprised there's no ban on that letter and if none, there's a chance.



You don’t mean it grin grin...
Nigerians we strong sha...lol

Like you said her new husband go need a very strong(UK based immigration lawyer to handle this mess....

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 11:36pm On Jan 12
Bourne007:
What's the point of divorcing someone who doesn't exist. I think she should come clean and also hire a lawyer. Surprised there's no ban on that letter and if none, there's a chance.



But what exactly is a lawyer going to do.... a lawyer not a magician and can only find loopholes or points within the available structure . other than ask her to add divorce papers. .... I dont see the magic a lawyer can do .

Even if you own up to the lie, it doesnt help the situation.... a lawyer at best can argue that family life is been impacted by been separate if there is a child involved

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 11:43pm On Jan 12
wallg123:


Madam sorry to see this happening to you but the truth is you were dishonest....
Look at the reasons for refusal?on several occasions you’ve declared that you’ve not been married before ...At the same time you married with two spouse simultaneously ?
..
My advice would be you go back to the drawing board and
(1) divorce one of your husbands and
(2) provide proof of this divorce
(3) Also in the future be honest and declare all your marriages....
(4) Take responsibility for your actions and stop blaming any agent ( you are an adult if you see someone using your details to commit fraud confront them .......
(5) let your current husband take lead and provide all the required proof that your marriage this time is genuine... Goodluck


Let me not talk.... it when I joined nairaland my eyes open to the magic that is been done with agents. Our people are too blame they go with it eyes open and later shift 100 percent blame to the agent ...... d way we dey blow/package fabu ehnn, even me self fear who no fear
Deliberately didnt write that in English because it's a public forum

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 11:59pm On Jan 12
That's all she needs. If she divorces someone who doesn't exist, tender such document and UKVI finds out nko

wallg123:


You don’t mean it grin grin...
Nigerians we strong sha...lol

Like you said her new husband go need a very strong(UK based immigration lawyer to handle this mess....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wallg123: 12:03am On Jan 13
Bourne007:
That's all she needs. If she divorces someone who doesn't exist, tender such document and UKVI finds out nko

Na egungun go settle that one oh... cheesy...

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 12:08am On Jan 13
I honestly don't know sad 'sighs' ... She needs one regardless if na Magic, voodoo, loopholes, prayers

LagosismyHome:


But what exactly is a lawyer going to do.... a lawyer not a magician and can only find loopholes or points within the available structure . other than ask her to add divorce papers. .... I dont see the magic a lawyer can do .

Even if you own up to the lie, it doesnt help the situation.... a lawyer at best can argue that family life is been impacted by been separate if there is a child involved
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by asiwajusirkay(m): 12:26am On Jan 13
Aykomo02:
This is my story
I married my spouse 2014,he based in uk,but because of d anxiety that I want to go nd meet my husband we made a wrong decision,I applied for visitor visa 2015 through an agent who told us he will provide all necessary documents because then my husband was not having a good job nd he just moved frm London to Manchester,not knowing dis guy used fake documents nd all,he even changed my spouse to another name nd provide another marriage certificate nd I was refused due to fake bank statements nd fake references,though I dnt knw why I was refused because he ran away with refusal letter,Nov last year I applied for spouse visa when my husband is financially ok nd we have all d evidence,and I was refused because I provided my marriage certificate of 2014 with my husband when I told them am still living with my previous husband in my previous application with marriage certificate,so they are convinced that my marriage with my real husband is not genuine,am confused on what to do because we want to appeal
N.B———I can’t find d agent and I dnt knw what date he filled for my previous marriage certificate even if I want to apply for divorce paper
Pls help me because am going through trauma already
What can I do to correct my mistakes....thanks in advance.Below I included my reason of refusal
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If there is a way you can use an agent to retrieve your copies of your documents from the UK embassy, ur problem is half way solved

Like Canada, you can retrieve copies of your documents submitted at the embassy or order for gcms thru some agents like gcmsbuddy....

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 12:31am On Jan 13
umarwy:
@mamatukwas

I want to send stuff to naija .

Please what are your rates

Unfortunately there is small uncertainty around rates now cause of Brexit. Our routes have changed. Cost/Rates is now higher. I don’t want to announce the new rates until I’m sure it can’t go lower but feel free to DM to see what’s currently applicable. Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 12:48am On Jan 13
Have u been sorted?

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.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aprokodaughter: 12:59am On Jan 13
asiwajusirkay:


If there is a way you can use an agent to retrieve your copies of your documents from the UK embassy, ur problem is half way solved

Like Canada, you can retrieve copies of your documents submitted at the embassy or order for gcms thru some agents like gcmsbuddy....


Agent again?hmmm...una like problem.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 1:02am On Jan 13
Aykomo02:
This is my story
I married my spouse 2014,he based in uk,but because of d anxiety that I want to go nd meet my husband we made a wrong decision,I applied for visitor visa 2015 through an agent who told us he will provide all necessary documents because then my husband was not having a good job nd he just moved frm London to Manchester,not knowing dis guy used fake documents nd all,he even changed my spouse to another name nd provide another marriage certificate nd I was refused due to fake bank statements nd fake references,though I dnt knw why I was refused because he ran away with refusal letter,Nov last year I applied for spouse visa when my husband is financially ok nd we have all d evidence,and I was refused because I provided my marriage certificate of 2014 with my husband when I told them am still living with my previous husband in my previous application with marriage certificate,so they are convinced that my marriage with my real husband is not genuine,am confused on what to do because we want to appeal
N.B———I can’t find d agent and I dnt knw what date he filled for my previous marriage certificate even if I want to apply for divorce paper
Pls help me because am going through trauma already
What can I do to correct my mistakes....thanks in advance.Below I included my reason of refusal
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Saw here that there is a way you can check your visa history....so maybe you apply and then get feedback on your previous application

That way you are very sure what was submitted before and take it from there .

The major problem here is the the real marriage predates the fake marriage. That will be so hard to correct . If it was the other way around then a divorce certificate would have helped .....the only way I can think is owing up to the lie and if you do that as bad as well...that why there is a section for Good character for ILR and if someone fails that part no ILR ..... I hope you able to sort it out

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by asiwajusirkay(m): 4:39am On Jan 13
Aprokodaughter:



Agent again?hmmm...una like problem.


I mean agents that work directly with the embassy to retrieve informations/request for a note (ds is for Canada) but not sure if they can order for such note in UK
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by umarwy(m): 7:42am On Jan 13
Mamatukwas:


Unfortunately there is small uncertainty around rates now cause of Brexit. Our routes have changed. Cost/Rates is now higher. I don’t want to announce the new rates until I’m sure it can’t go lower but feel free to DM to see what’s currently applicable. Thank you.


Dm'ed

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 7:51am On Jan 13
Aykomo02:
This is my story
I married my spouse 2014,he based in uk,but because of d anxiety that I want to go nd meet my husband we made a wrong decision,I applied for visitor visa 2015 through an agent who told us he will provide all necessary documents because then my husband was not having a good job nd he just moved frm London to Manchester,not knowing dis guy used fake documents nd all,he even changed my spouse to another name nd provide another marriage certificate nd I was refused due to fake bank statements nd fake references,though I dnt knw why I was refused because he ran away with refusal letter,Nov last year I applied for spouse visa when my husband is financially ok nd we have all d evidence,and I was refused because I provided my marriage certificate of 2014 with my husband when I told them am still living with my previous husband in my previous application with marriage certificate,so they are convinced that my marriage with my real husband is not genuine,am confused on what to do because we want to appeal
N.B———I can’t find d agent and I dnt knw what date he filled for my previous marriage certificate even if I want to apply for divorce paper
Pls help me because am going through trauma already
What can I do to correct my mistakes....thanks in advance.Below I included my reason of refusal
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You need to stop blaming the agent and come clean in your next application else the Homeoffice will frustrate you with refusals as you keep applying and wasting money.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 8:34am On Jan 13
Vooom:
Thanks so much

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


Facebook marketplace if you have Facebook acc.

Also Gumtree

Shpock etc.

Or you can get all tear rubber at the closest Halfords near you.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Hebraeem: 8:34am On Jan 13
Hello Great British-Nigerians, grin Am from the Tier 4 Visa thread who just arrived in the UK in october for Msc Data analytics. Please are there any data analyst whether in Finance or IT in the house? I would be grateful if we can connect and answer some few questions I have concerning job applications in this emerging field and settlement in this Queen's country. Thank you and God bless.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:41pm On Jan 13
Aykomo02:
This is my story
I married my spouse 2014,he based in uk,but because of d anxiety that I want to go nd meet my husband we made a wrong decision,I applied for visitor visa 2015 through an agent who told us he will provide all necessary documents because then my husband was not having a good job nd he just moved frm London to Manchester,not knowing dis guy used fake documents nd all,he even changed my spouse to another name nd provide another marriage certificate nd I was refused due to fake bank statements nd fake references,though I dnt knw why I was refused because he ran away with refusal letter,Nov last year I applied for spouse visa when my husband is financially ok nd we have all d evidence,and I was refused because I provided my marriage certificate of 2014 with my husband when I told them am still living with my previous husband in my previous application with marriage certificate,so they are convinced that my marriage with my real husband is not genuine,am confused on what to do because we want to appeal
N.B———I can’t find d agent and I dnt knw what date he filled for my previous marriage certificate even if I want to apply for divorce paper
Pls help me because am going through trauma already
What can I do to correct my mistakes....thanks in advance.Below I included my reason of refusal
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Sorry 2024 is not far again, just be patient.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:43pm On Jan 13
wallg123:


Madam sorry to see this happening to you but the truth is you were dishonest....
Look at the reasons for refusal?on several occasions you’ve declared that you’ve not been married before ...At the same time you married with two spouse simultaneously ?
..
My advice would be you go back to the drawing board and
(1) divorce one of your husbands and
(2) provide proof of this divorce
(3) Also in the future be honest and declare all your marriages....
(4) Take responsibility for your actions and stop blaming any agent ( you are an adult if you see someone using your details to commit fraud confront them .......
(5) let your current husband take lead and provide all the required proof that your marriage this time is genuine... Goodluck


Divorcing either of the husbands is not the problem, the fake docs is. She should just wait, the 10 year ban would soon be lifted (that’s if they don’t class this new application as fraudulent then that’s extra 10 years).
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:43pm On Jan 13
Bourne007:
What's the point of divorcing someone who doesn't exist. I think she should come clean and also hire a lawyer. Surprised there's no ban on that letter and if none, there's a chance.



They don’t tell you if you’ve been banned.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 7:46pm On Jan 13
LagosismyHome:


Let me not talk.... it when I joined nairaland my eyes open to the magic that is been done with agents. Our people are too blame they go with it eyes open and later shift 100 percent blame to the agent ...... d way we dey blow/package fabu ehnn, even me self fear who no fear
Deliberately didnt write that in English because it's a public forum

I don’t think she knew what she was getting into. Most people don’t know how dubious agents are. I also learned that when I joined nairaland. In my head I was paying someone to take the application stress from me, but JW kept announcing never to use them on student thread, so I stopped immediately otherwise this would have been my story- one spirit husband and one real husband.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ardamz: 8:45pm On Jan 13
spirit husband got me laffing o....not even e-husband
Aphrodite007:


I don’t think she knew what she was getting into. Most people don’t know how dubious agents are. I also learned that when I joined nairaland. In my head I was paying someone to take the application stress from me, but JW kept announcing never to use them on student thread, so I stopped immediately otherwise this would have been my story- one spirit husband and one real husband.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 8:58pm On Jan 13
They always do. Here's a snip of a friend

Aphrodite007:


They don’t tell you if you’ve been banned.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Braket: 9:56pm On Jan 13
Senior home owners, how did you lowball(made a bid).

I have read almost all articles online. The advice is 10 to 15%.

However, checking Zoopla for houses that have been sold, there's an average of just 5k off the listing.

Is there any tip about making a good and acceptable. tip from your personal experiences?

Can you lowball a listing that says "prices over..." Or guide price "30-50". Even though it has been on the market for almost 6 months.

Tray2, RalphLauren, justwise, Lexusgs430... plus everyone that has an advice.

Btw, credit score is taking shape and working on getting my records from TransUnion and Equifax.
Thanks to everyone that gave their input.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tushqueen(f): 10:37pm On Jan 13
I'm so fed up with this visa guys at Ikeja. I made an application for my spouse and kids, biometrics was on 2nd Dec, we went for collection on Dec 17th. One of the Kid's passport read Dependant of Name instead of Compound-Name (e.g John instead of Jones-John) so we raised it at the point of collection because we feared delay at the POE. Till today we haven't been able to get the passport back, when tracked it says collected but we have been there 2ce and they keep telling us we will receive a mail when it's ready.


Please advice me what can we do, we sent a mail to escalate it and we paid 3£ as requested but they only said to wait till 15 working days after complain was made (that is, Dec 17). It's over 15 days now and no word from them.

It's getting so annoying because, this is delaying flight bookings. Please what can we do?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Endlessgrace: 10:49pm On Jan 13
Braket:
Senior home owners, how did you lowball(made a bid).

I have read almost all articles online. The advice is 10 to 15%.

However, checking Zoopla for houses that have been sold, there's an average of just 5k off the listing.

Is there any tip about making a good and acceptable. tip from your personal experiences?

Can you lowball a listing that says "prices over..." Or guide price "30-50". Even though it has been on the market for almost 6 months.

Tray2, RalphLauren, justwise, Lexusgs430... plus everyone that has an advice.

Btw, credit score is taking shape and working on getting my records from TransUnion and Equifax.
Thanks to everyone that gave their input.

Firstly I’ll recommend you register on ‘checkmyfile’ it’s a platform that has all the three credit agencies (Equifax, Experian and transunion). They’ll be able to give you a comprehensive credit report from all the three and i think the first month is free. The score isnt as important as your report(missed payments, ccjs, UVA, etc) so look out for that.

Secondly, register with developers for new builds or estate agents for old builds. Most houses would have been on the estate agents’ websites for some time before finding its way to Zoopla, Rightmove and others. And with the current climate (due to stamp duty holiday) properties are gone before you can say ‘jack’.

Only offer what you feel a house is worth to you and never go overboard, there’s no crime in putting down any offer, the worst that can happen is the seller saying no or to decline your offer.

There are lots of property buying groups you can join on Facebook, they helped me a lot when i was getting my place.

If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask and I’ll try my best to answer the little i know

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 1:27am On Jan 14
Braket:
Senior home owners, how did you lowball(made a bid).

I have read almost all articles online. The advice is 10 to 15%.

However, checking Zoopla for houses that have been sold, there's an average of just 5k off the listing.

Is there any tip about making a good and acceptable. tip from your personal experiences?

Can you lowball a listing that says "prices over..." Or guide price "30-50". Even though it has been on the market for almost 6 months.

Tray2, RalphLauren, justwise, Lexusgs430... plus everyone that has an advice.

Btw, credit score is taking shape and working on getting my records from TransUnion and Equifax.
Thanks to everyone that gave their input.


On the market for 6 months can mean the home owner is asking for an above market price. On the flip side it could be that the deals keep falling through and you would get an owner who would want to sell fast...

Go as low as you want, houses currently on the market are overpriced so feel free to take off as much as 20%...if they reject the offer you can top up a little...
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 1:33am On Jan 14
For people intending to relocate to the UK, try as much as possible not to use agents...the uk process is very straightforward, you dont need any special thing from any agent...

Just get the right documents, be truthful and try to explain any extra info that might help your case in the additional segment provided...

No hurry in life, if you dont have the complete requirements, work towards getting it and apply when you have everything...

Save yourself the money and unnecessary trouble with trying to outsmart the system

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 2:04am On Jan 14
Braket:
Senior home owners, how did you lowball(made a bid).

I have read almost all articles online. The advice is 10 to 15%.

However, checking Zoopla for houses that have been sold, there's an average of just 5k off the listing.

Is there any tip about making a good and acceptable. tip from your personal experiences?

Can you lowball a listing that says "prices over..." Or guide price "30-50". Even though it has been on the market for almost 6 months.

Tray2, RalphLauren, justwise, Lexusgs430... plus everyone that has an advice.

Btw, credit score is taking shape and working on getting my records from TransUnion and Equifax.
Thanks to everyone that gave their input.



Before you start making any bids at all..............

Do yourself this very big favour, register with www.ourproperty.co.uk.............

By taking/making this vital step, you would see how much properties sold for within set miles (going back about 10 years)........

You might even see the property, you are intending to place a bid on (to know how much then wan chop for your head)........... grin cool tongue

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Chreze(m): 11:08am On Jan 14
@ Wallg123

Sorry to take you back, but how far with your daughter, I have been using style style to wait for you to tell us she’s fine and nothing.

Hope am not diving into personal ish. Just tell me say she de ok, and all is fine.

Good morning....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 11:57am On Jan 14
@All, Please does anyone have a link to an official list of fair wear and tear in the case of settling a deposit dispute. I got one from Homelet and not any other website. My LL sent some pictures of some scruff marks on the wall and door.

Also, should we be agreeing to cleaning charges being deducted despite the house was thoroughly cleaned before we moved and even retouched painting in some areas.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:03pm On Jan 14
fatima04:
@All, Please does anyone have a link to an official list of fair wear and tear in the case of settling a deposit dispute. I got one from Homelet and not any other website. My LL sent some pictures of some scruff marks on the wall and door.

Also, should we be agreeing to cleaning charges being deducted despite the house was thoroughly cleaned before we moved and even retouched painting in some areas.



The problem with retouching, is the inconsistencies..... The landlord might have to repaint the whole section.......

Some LL also get professionals to clean after each tenant, if the clean up exercise, was not up to their standards.......


Did you take pictures & videos, prior to vacating property?......

Have you disputed the LL claims, via the deposit scheme?.....?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 12:50pm On Jan 14
Lexusgs430:




The problem with retouching, is the inconsistencies..... The landlord might have to repaint the whole section.......

Some LL also get professionals to clean after each tenant, if the clean up exercise, was not up to their standards.......


Did you take pictures & videos, prior to vacating property?......

Have you disputed the LL claims, via the deposit scheme?.....?


We even tried to repaint most section and it wasn't too obvious. We took pictures but not video (mistake on my part). Because we had direct relationship with the LL, we went to drop the keys and he visited several days after.

Now some of the pictures he sent after 13days of dropping the keys differs from what we took.

He sent the pictures for us to defend ourselves grin grin, hasn't sent any quotes whatsoever.

The only major thing we caused was just one rug/window stain we forgot to remove in one of the bedrooms but the link on Homelet categorise this as fair wear and tear.

https://homelet.co.uk/landlord-insurance/landlord-lowdown-blog/article/wear-and-tear-what-is-deemed-acceptable. Just want to have more ammunition before firing our response.

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