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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 12:38pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Your privileged opinion.

1month rent plus deposit and 6 weeks living expenses would probably be about £3k. That's fair for someone coming to start work few days after arrival. A student would defintely need much more.

There's a reason why the Home Office doesn't require so much proof of funds for someone coming in with a Tier-2 visa. They're coming to work not to spend several months worth of their savings. It's totally wrong and anyone who didn't plan along the lines of that mess is not the one at fault here.

Of course, it would have been better if he came in with like £10k in addition to the £10k of Visa and travel expenses (for a job with Annual salary of about £23k).

What has this got to do with being privileged? Do you need to be privileged to know that you need to plan well when traveling to foreign country? Yes traveling with just one month rent is a crime.

When you have no accommodation waiting for and your company is not paying for your expense then coming with anything less than 3months rent and expense is a crime.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 12:42pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Absolutely. He's been here for 5 weeks and is worried he's running out soon. That's fair "just-in-case".

See this scenario: Someone gets a job of £23k. [b]He spends about N3m on Visa. N1m on travel. Keeps extra N3m [/b]for "just-in-case" after getting a contract that he would start working few days after arrival. Now we are insinuating he should have brought in an extra N5m?

I think the guy tried biko.

Thar is not enough for just-in-case as the reality has proved.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by adefoluk: 12:43pm On May 20, 2023
Thank you
Solumtoya:


You have a valid BRP, I don't see why you would be denied entry
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by SpicyMimi(f): 12:54pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Absolutely. He's been here for 5 weeks and is worried he's running out soon. That's fair "just-in-case".

See this scenario: Someone gets a job of £23k. He spends about N3m on Visa. N1m on travel. Keeps extra N3m for "just-in-case" after getting a contract that he would start working few days after arrival. Now we are insinuating he should have brought in an extra N5m?

I think the guy tried biko.
I totally agree with you, Justwise guy is very quick to judge and I recalled how he judged me 2 years ago, and this got me sad but I cried to God that answers prayers by fire and today, God has changed our story in the most tremendous way! God is sooooooooo real! I’m still shocked at how God has helped us and has been sooooooo Faithful!


In this UK journey, all you need is God and don’t forget God once He has settled you.


God I’m grateful and I’ll come back here by God’s Grace to tell you how God performed mighty miracles in our lives.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:03pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Absolutely. He's been here for 5 weeks and is worried he's running out soon. That's fair "just-in-case".

See this scenario: Someone gets a job of £23k. He spends about N3m on Visa. N1m on travel. Keeps extra N3m for "just-in-case" after getting a contract that he would start working few days after arrival. Now we are insinuating he should have brought in an extra N5m?

I think the guy tried biko.


I can only speak for myself....... If I was in his shoes, I would ensure that I have a free allowance of 90 days (all the time) ...........😂

I have a mortgage buffer of 20 month's....... Just - in - case .... 🤣😜
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:05pm On May 20, 2023
SpicyMimi:

I totally agree with you, Justwise guy is very quick to judge and I recalled how he judged me 2 years ago, and this got me sad but I cried to God that answers prayers by fire and today, God has changed our story in the most tremendous way! God is sooooooooo real! I’m still shocked at how God has helped us and has been sooooooo Faithful!


In this UK journey, all you need is God and don’t forget God once He has settled you.


God I’m grateful and I’ll come back here by God’s Grace to tell you how God performed mighty miracles in our lives.

You have to agree that justwise input, gingered you positively to act and pray .......

You should be thankful to JW ...... .😂🤣

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by justwise(m): 1:23pm On May 20, 2023
SpicyMimi:

I totally agree with you, Justwise guy is very quick to judge and I recalled how he judged me 2 years ago, and this got me sad but I cried to God that answers prayers by fire and today, God has changed our story in the most tremendous way! God is sooooooooo real! I’m still shocked at how God has helped us and has been sooooooo Faithful!


In this UK journey, all you need is God and don’t forget God once He has settled you.


God I’m grateful and I’ll come back here by God’s Grace to tell you how God performed mighty miracles in our lives.

HopeLoveLife:
Any site for free accommodation ? Even if it is just for 1 month Biko, this situation is getting me pretty sad.
Or are there places one could get loan here in Nigeria before departure ? Please help me,e I am totally confused on what to do.

That is the post you are referring to , though you have too many IDs here but that post belongs to you.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Solumtoya: 1:27pm On May 20, 2023
Lexusgs430:



I can only speak for myself....... If I was in his shoes, I would ensure that I have a free allowance of 90 days (all the time) ...........😂

I have a mortgage buffer of 20 month's....... Just - in - case .... 🤣😜

Mortgage buffer is different, 20 months buffer is also a very privileged position and I'm proud of you o!

However, 90 days isn't feasible for most people coming to do a low-paying job like Care. Let's be honest. I sympathise with the guy, I won't join in bashing him for not having 20-month buffer. He came to work not school.

Ideally the Employer should even be responsible for him from Day 1 till his first Salary. It's Employment, not Vacation.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by SpicyMimi(f): 1:29pm On May 20, 2023
Lexusgs430:


You have to agree that justwise input, gingered you positively to act and pray .......

You should be thankful to JW ...... .😂🤣
I have always been a prayer warrior cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:32pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Mortgage buffer is different, 20 months buffer is also a very privileged position and I'm proud of you o!

However, 90 days isn't feasible for most people coming to do a low-paying job like Care. Let's be honest. I sympathise with the guy, I won't join in bashing him for not having 20-month buffer. He came to work not school.

Ideally the Employer should even be responsible for him from Day 1 till his first Salary. It's Employment, not Vacation.

Let's be clear on something..... ....... When we analyse......... It might not be helpful for a present condition, but for future lessons.........

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 1:48pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Mortgage buffer is different, 20 months buffer is also a very privileged position and I'm proud of you o!

However, 90 days isn't feasible for most people coming to do a low-paying job like Care. Let's be honest. I sympathise with the guy, I won't join in bashing him for not having 20-month buffer. He came to work not school.

Ideally the Employer should even be responsible for him from Day 1 till his first Salary. It's Employment, not Vacation.


For the guy in question....... A 90 day buffer, should be the default position....... Just-in-case....

The benefits of having a credit card ......... It bridges that gap .........😂😜
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Progressivegee: 1:53pm On May 20, 2023
EmeeNaka:
Okay, thanks very much. I will do that on Monday

No, you are not allowed to do any job outside your COS field. You can't work in a warehouse while under a Skilled Worker visa as a carer. Apply for care jobs, you can work unlimited hours now in a second job provided its in the same field. Contact care agencies for job offers.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 3:02pm On May 20, 2023
Solumtoya:


Your privileged opinion.


I understand where you're coming from but honestly, It's not privileged. It's simply practical.

Two things:

1. Even in your home country the advice is to have six months or so of savings kept aside, even if you are fully employed in a stable job.
How much more when you are going to a brand new place with a contract that states that shifts will be discretionary (assumption)?
Especially given the recent news that reflect that this is a common occurrence.

2. I doubt justwise or anyone else is criticising the decision in order to castigate the OP. The overarching goal is to make it clear to others watching that it wasn't a prudent decision and one they should avoid.

I certainly would have preferred people to highlight the tough side of things when I was moving, to be prepared for all scenarios.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Solumtoya: 3:46pm On May 20, 2023
koonbey:


I understand where you're coming from but honestly, It's not privileged. It's simply practical.

Two things:

1. Even in your home country the advice is to have six months or so of savings kept aside, even if you are fully employed in a stable job.
How much more when you are going to a brand new place with a contract that states that shifts will be discretionary (assumption)?
Especially given the recent news that reflect that this is a common occurrence.

2. I doubt justwise or anyone else is criticising the decision in order to castigate the OP. The overarching goal is to make it clear to others watching that it wasn't a prudent decision and one they should avoid.

I certainly would have preferred people to highlight the tough side of things when I was moving, to be prepared for all scenarios.


Absolutely 💯.

I only reacted to the "You mean you came to the UK with only one month rent money?"... Like it's such a crime.

Of course, people should come with as much as they can especially now. But asking such questions to someone asking for advice is off! It was understandable when those questions were being asked to students but someone coming to do work should not be asked such even the Home Office doesn't ask for such.

The 6 month savings you are referring to is what he probably used to pay for Visa, IHS, Rent Deposit, Rent, Feeding, etc so far. These Care Employers are just being irresponsible and normal acts by relocating Employees should not be called a crime.

Yeah, folks should learn from the situation and pack more money like the 3 months buffer being referred and hope for the best.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 3:48pm On May 20, 2023
koonbey:


I understand where you're coming from but honestly, It's not privileged. It's simply practical.

Two things:

1. Even in your home country the advice is to have six months or so of savings kept aside, even if you are fully employed in a stable job.
How much more when you are going to a brand new place with a contract that states that shifts will be discretionary (assumption)?
Especially given the recent news that reflect that this is a common occurrence.

2. I doubt justwise or anyone else is criticising the decision in order to castigate the OP. The overarching goal is to make it clear to others watching that it wasn't a prudent decision and one they should avoid.

I certainly would have preferred people to highlight the tough side of things when I was moving, to be prepared for all scenarios.



Kindly use this opportunity to drop a summary, so others could pick a thing or two......

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Drey1: 4:49pm On May 20, 2023
Emmy2023:
Good day everyone,

Please I need assistance


Hmmn. Check ur mail . sent u a pm
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Nobody: 6:07pm On May 20, 2023
Lexusgs430:



Kindly use this opportunity to drop a summary, so others could pick a thing or two......

Oh I don't mean I've had bad experiences. I've been extremely fortunate by the grace of God. Everything so far has been great and even better than my best case scenarios in many cases, but I made sure to plan for the worst case scenarios as well when I was coming, based on the posts that people had shared here regarding their difficulties in various areas. Things like having a buffer of funds, possibility of not getting a house to rent on time, knowing I might have to do some casual work before getting a role in my field etc etc.

I just meant that it's important people drop those tales of difficulty as well.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Emmy2023: 6:10pm On May 20, 2023
Drey1:


Hmmn. Check ur mail . sent u a pm
Responded
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 6:10pm On May 20, 2023
koonbey:


Oh I don't mean I've had bad experiences. I've been extremely fortunate by the grace of God. Everything so far has been great and even better than my best case scenarios in many cases, but I made sure to plan for the worst case scenarios as well when I was coming, based on the posts that people had shared here regarding their difficulties in various areas. Things like having a buffer of funds, possibility of not getting a house to rent on time, knowing I might have to do some casual work before getting a role in my field etc etc.

I just meant that it's important people drop those tales of difficulty as well.

Absolutely...... People must always expect the crawling process........ Our parents never had access to the vaults of CBN ........😂😜
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 6:29pm On May 20, 2023
If you are registered on Experian, Totally Money or Equifax, you can log on there to check your eligibility. Most CC companies allow you to check your eligibility before applying. cheesy

Before trying though ensure you have registered on the electoral roll, been paying bills via direct debit ....these could come in handy in them seeing you on the financial space cheesy

You can try it with my referral link https://americanexpress.com/en-gb/referral/tEMItOhbvx?XL=MNANS kiss
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Tochyno1995(m): 6:44pm On May 20, 2023
bigtt76:
If you are registered on Experian, Totally Money or Equifax, you can log on there to check your eligibility. Most CC companies allow you to check your eligibility before applying. cheesy

Before trying though ensure you have registered on the electoral roll, been paying bills via direct debit ....these could come in handy in them seeing you on the financial space cheesy

You can try it with my referral link https://americanexpress.com/en-gb/referral/tEMItOhbvx?XL=MNANS kiss


Hi, i've registered on Experian, checked my credit score and it's 757 out of 999 (fair, not even good or excellent).

I'm 6 months in the country as a student but when i applied for the CC today using your referral link, it was denied.

I'm on the electoral register as well but i haven't setup any direct debit yet - i just did that today for my phone bill. I used to pay the monthly bill manually.

Is there anything i can do to fix this- even paypal instalment payment was not approved for me same with Klarna?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 7:07pm On May 20, 2023
Were you on the electoral register before applying? Registering online does not automatically mean you've been listed. By law, the Electoral Register is updated on the first working day of every month except October and November.

How have you been paying your bills? Standing order or cash? You should look at doing direct debit or standing orders if not. Also look at taking a contract-sim only phone deal with your phone network instead of pay as you go. It helps cause they will debit you using direct debit monthly. What bank do you use? Ensure your bank reports your DD to credit score companies.

When applying as a student, best you quote a low annual salary amount. Don't go and be quoting £24000 as your income when everyone knows as a student you can't earn up to that due to the 20hr restrictions.

Allow sometime (say 3 months) before re-attempting. All the best kiss


Tochyno1995:


Hi, i've registered on Experian, checked my credit score and it's 757 out of 999 (fair, not even good or excellent).

I'm 6 months in the country as a student but when i applied for the CC today using your referral link, it was denied.

I'm on the electoral register as well but i haven't setup any direct debit yet - i just did that today for my phone bill. I used to pay the monthly bill manually.

Is there anything i can do to fix this- even paypal instalment payment was not approved for me same with Klarna?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Dygeasy(m): 7:17pm On May 20, 2023
Lexusgs430:


You have to agree that justwise input, gingered you positively to act and pray .......

You should be thankful to JW ...... .😂🤣
lmao this man grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Dygeasy(m): 7:23pm On May 20, 2023
Tochyno1995:


Hi, i've registered on Experian, checked my credit score and it's 757 out of 999 (fair, not even good or excellent).

I'm 6 months in the country as a student but when i applied for the CC today using your referral link, it was denied.

I'm on the electoral register as well but i haven't setup any direct debit yet - i just did that today for my phone bill. I used to pay the monthly bill manually.

Is there anything i can do to fix this- even paypal instalment payment was not approved for me same with Klarna?

the emboldened explains a lot.

You have to show some committment to specific payments consistently and timely. If you can register on Creditladder, try to report your rent monthly. Once you're seen as one who doesn't miss payments, all these approvals will start falling in your laps.

Bigtt76 has a Creditladder link

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by LagosismyHome(f): 7:47pm On May 20, 2023
[quote author=Emmy2023 post=123250832][/quote]

I sent you a pm
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 7:51pm On May 20, 2023
Dygeasy:
lmao this man grin

In life, when people tell us certain things we don't want to hear, at points of desperation..........

We might initially insult them........ But upon reflection many month's later...... We would see the light......... 😜🤣💡😂

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Emmy2023: 8:26pm On May 20, 2023
LagosismyHome:


I sent you a pm
Responded
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Drey1: 8:28pm On May 20, 2023
Dygeasy:
the emboldened explains a lot.

You have to show some committment to specific payments consistently and timely. If you can register on Creditladder, try to report your rent monthly. Once you're seen as one who doesn't miss payments, all these approvals will start falling in your laps.

Bigtt76 has a Creditladder link

Bro. Direct dd on revolut. He count for CC ba?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by BouharryArtikou: 9:13pm On May 20, 2023
justwise:


You mean you came to the UK with only one month rent money?

Call him to get some money, family, friends etc .. while you keep applying for job here.

Speak to your landlord/agent etc to see if you are allowed to defer on your rent.

Ask your employer to help you with some money for the rent while they take it off your pay when you start working.



I agree 100% with @Solumtoya that this response is 'Privileged Opinion'. It is possible there is some sense in what Justwise was saying, but the way it was put across is just not wise (my opinion).

Granted, Justwise has done some fantastic work on nairaland but sometines his responses (like this one) is'nt fair. I think Justwise conflated the financial requirements for STUDENTS (Tier-4) with that of workers (Tier-2).

As someone who has worked (as admin) in a firm that issues CoS, I know for a fact that we have the choice of either selecting that we will make maintenance funds available to the worker we are sponsoring, or we could tick NO. In the latter scenario, the worker is responsible for keeping their PoF in a bank for 28 days to show that they have money. There is a reason why the maintenance PoF for WORK visa is different from STUDENT visa. This is because for WORK visa, the worker is expected to be paid (IN FULL) from date of commencement of 'Work' (I put work in " " here becasue onboarding/induction/training is considered as Work.

It makes sense for a student arriving to have some 'buffer' of more than a month (well, that would already have been submitted in PoF anyway). But for a worker, 1 month is enough, as the worker is expected to receive their first salary not more than 1 month of arrival... This is common sense.

References:
https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa/how-much-it-costs


The first screenshot is part of the CoS application for a worker where the sponsoring company is agreeing that maintenance funds will be available for the worker. In this screenshot, we ticked YES. It means the worker is not expected to show any PoF.
If we ticked NO, then the conditions in the second screenshot must be met by the worker.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 9:20pm On May 20, 2023
Not sure about this. I'd rather use my main bank (Llyods) for this


Drey1:


Bro. Direct dd on revolut. He count for CC ba?
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 9:26pm On May 20, 2023
I see nothing wrong in what Justwise said though. I agree with you too that just one month pay is ok to bring as a Skilled worker but as a project management freak, you got to be prepared against any unforeseen circumstances. No harm bringing more than a month's buffer pay after all it remains the person's money.


BouharryArtikou:



I agree 100% with @Solumtoya that this response is 'Privileged Opinion'. It is possible there is some sense in what Justwise was saying, but the way it was put across is just not wise (my opinion).

Granted, Justwise has done some fantastic work on nairaland but sometines his responses (like this one) is'nt fair. I think Justwise conflated the financial requirements for STUDENTS (Tier-4) with that of workers (Tier-2).

As someone who has worked (as admin) in a firm that issues CoS, I know for a fact that we have the choice of either selecting that we will make maintenance funds available to the worker we are sponsoring, or we could tick NO. In the latter scenario, the worker is responsible for keeping their PoF in a bank for 28 days to show that they have money. There is a reason why the maintenance PoF for WORK visa is different from STUDENT visa. This is because for WORK visa, the worker is expected to be paid (IN FULL) from date of commencement of 'Work' (I put work in " " here becasue onboarding/induction/training is considered as Work.

It makes sense for a student arriving to have some 'buffer' of more than a month (well, that would already have been submitted in PoF anyway). But for a worker, 1 month is enough, as the worker is expected to receive their first salary not more than 1 month of arrival... This is common sense.

References:
https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa/how-much-it-costs


The first screenshot is part of the CoS application for a worker where the sponsoring company is agreeing that maintenance funds will be available for the worker. In this screenshot, we ticked YES. It means the worker is not expected to show any PoF.
If we ticked NO, then the conditions in the second screenshot must be met by the worker.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 9:29pm On May 20, 2023
Its shocking that with the skilled worker visa he's unable to get part-time jobs sef shocked


LagosismyHome:


Some employers are bringing in carer but don't have shift for them. On case I saw on Facebook this is the 5th month no shift

So people Need to plan and plan for the worse. Go back to your employer and let the person know the impact it having on you

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