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Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 6:54pm On Dec 05, 2018
Mrschubby:

Lol, but I thought we’re to send the IHS payment receipt and visa fee receipt to Sheffield with the supporting docs. I want to be sure it’s basically a printout of email they sent after paying those things.

You take this email payment receipt to TLS for your biometrics appointment.......
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 6:57pm On Dec 05, 2018
Mrschubby:

Lol, but I thought we’re to send the IHS payment receipt and visa fee receipt to Sheffield with the supporting docs. I want to be sure it’s basically a printout of email they sent after paying those things.

Also include receipts in your application pack to Sheffield.....
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Mrschubby: 7:22pm On Dec 05, 2018
Lexusgs430:


You take this email payment receipt to TLS for your biometrics appointment.......

Thank you very much, God bless you.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 7:40pm On Dec 05, 2018
Mrschubby:

Thank you very much, God bless you.

Also carry your passport follow body o......
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Mrschubby: 7:47pm On Dec 05, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Also carry your passport follow body o......
Lol, ok, thank you
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Minnienellie24: 9:47am On Dec 06, 2018
CiscoChic:
I cannot express my absolute thanks enough to everyone here especially oga Lexusgs, justwise and everyone who has taken out time one way or the other to share experiences and advises.

Here is my timeline:
24th September 2018: Submitted application online
27th September 2018 (Earliest date): Bio-metrics
17th October 2018: Documents received
7th of November 2018: Hubby sent an email asking for update, and we got a response saying a decision has been made (apparently, I don't think a decision had been made then as I got a request for additional documents few days later and a not-straightforward email also)
14th November 2018: Request for additional documents (You have submitted a degree certificate from Covenant University along with a UK NARIC Certificate confirming your qualification is the equivalent to a Bachelors degree in the UK. In addition, although you have submitted a letter from the university confirming the course was taught in English, we require a UK NARIC certificate confirming that was the case. Please contact UK NARIC to obtain this)
14th November 2018: Not straightforward email received
16th November 2018: Additional document sent via email to the specified email address (after contacting UK NARIC, they confirmed that I only need the English language assessment to back up my already submitted statement of comparability. NB: To avoid plenty wahala for new applicants, jejely use UK visa and nationality if you are using the NARIC route)
16th November 2018: Email from Sheffield confirming receipt of additional documents
22th November 2018: Decision made email and passport ready for collection email from TLScontact (decision was actually made on 19th of November and vignette valid from 26th of November)
29th of November: Arrived in UK to my husband and the very cold weather (30degrees to 4degrees is the the real definition of culture shock)

Congratulations!! Welcome to UK..
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Minnienellie24: 9:53am On Dec 06, 2018
obabola123:
Please, can someone link me to leave to remain group. i need information about to renew my resident please, thanks.

https://www.nairaland.com/3253552/applying-flr-after-initial-uk/9

above is the link to the FLR thread for those that have just completed the first stage of the process or those that are hoping to apply for a Further Leave to Remain SOON

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Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 6:56pm On Dec 06, 2018
CiscoChic:
I cannot express my absolute thanks enough to everyone here especially oga Lexusgs, justwise and everyone who has taken out time one way or the other to share experiences and advises.

Here is my timeline:
24th September 2018: Submitted application online
27th September 2018 (Earliest date): Bio-metrics
17th October 2018: Documents received
7th of November 2018: Hubby sent an email asking for update, and we got a response saying a decision has been made (apparently, I don't think a decision had been made then as I got a request for additional documents few days later and a not-straightforward email also)
14th November 2018: Request for additional documents (You have submitted a degree certificate from Covenant University along with a UK NARIC Certificate confirming your qualification is the equivalent to a Bachelors degree in the UK. In addition, although you have submitted a letter from the university confirming the course was taught in English, we require a UK NARIC certificate confirming that was the case. Please contact UK NARIC to obtain this)
14th November 2018: Not straightforward email received
16th November 2018: Additional document sent via email to the specified email address (after contacting UK NARIC, they confirmed that I only need the English language assessment to back up my already submitted statement of comparability. NB: To avoid plenty wahala for new applicants, jejely use UK visa and nationality if you are using the NARIC route)
16th November 2018: Email from Sheffield confirming receipt of additional documents
22th November 2018: Decision made email and passport ready for collection email from TLScontact (decision was actually made on 19th of November and vignette valid from 26th of November)
29th of November: Arrived in UK to my husband and the very cold weather (30degrees to 4degrees is the the real definition of culture shock)


Congratulations........ Did I miss any mention of tithe payments?
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by tayeby78: 4:05pm On Dec 07, 2018
Awwww such a faithful follower. Your pocket dey scratch you. Oya oga Lex how much do we need to finish that 100,000 capacity building in Abuja? Lol
Lexusgs430:



Congratulations........ Did I miss any mention of tithe payments?
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 1:46am On Dec 08, 2018
tayeby78:
Awwww such a faithful follower. Your pocket dey scratch you. Oya oga Lex how much do we need to finish that 100,000 capacity building in Abuja? Lol

Haba, why Abuja ? Are you trying to marginalize this thread ?
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by justwise(m): 10:07am On Dec 08, 2018
CiscoChic:
I cannot express my absolute thanks enough to everyone here especially oga Lexusgs, justwise and everyone who has taken out time one way or the other to share experiences and advises.

Here is my timeline:
24th September 2018: Submitted application online
27th September 2018 (Earliest date): Bio-metrics
17th October 2018: Documents received
7th of November 2018: Hubby sent an email asking for update, and we got a response saying a decision has been made (apparently, I don't think a decision had been made then as I got a request for additional documents few days later and a not-straightforward email also)
14th November 2018: Request for additional documents (You have submitted a degree certificate from Covenant University along with a UK NARIC Certificate confirming your qualification is the equivalent to a Bachelors degree in the UK. In addition, although you have submitted a letter from the university confirming the course was taught in English, we require a UK NARIC certificate confirming that was the case. Please contact UK NARIC to obtain this)
14th November 2018: Not straightforward email received
16th November 2018: Additional document sent via email to the specified email address (after contacting UK NARIC, they confirmed that I only need the English language assessment to back up my already submitted statement of comparability. NB: To avoid plenty wahala for new applicants, jejely use UK visa and nationality if you are using the NARIC route)
16th November 2018: Email from Sheffield confirming receipt of additional documents
22th November 2018: Decision made email and passport ready for collection email from TLScontact (decision was actually made on 19th of November and vignette valid from 26th of November)
29th of November: Arrived in UK to my husband and the very cold weather (30degrees to 4degrees is the the real definition of culture shock)

Congratulations!!
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lamakinde(m): 8:59pm On Dec 08, 2018
Hello, long time.

tayeby78:
Awwww such a faithful follower. Your pocket dey scratch you. Oya oga Lex how much do we need to finish that 100,000 capacity building in Abuja? Lol
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by CowbellY: 5:21am On Dec 10, 2018
Hello all,

My partner recently migrated to the UK and she's been hounding me over coming over since. Promised her I'd have a look and here I am, a Fresher cheesy. Just read all of Mr Readynow and Mr Phoenix77 application process, I was already dreading telling madam about the 6months wait and additional 12 weeks decision period when I stumbled on Mrs Mzapplication chronicles as well.

Now, I'm utterly confused and seek the advice of the lecturers and profs here; she's on a Tier-2 (General) Migrant visa, I can't recall seeing a Leave to remain or limited leave to remain.

Should we consider the PBS option or the Spousal one. Madam lolas89 and Mr Readynow I believe, both got a positive decision despite having spouses who weren't citizens.

Thanks

Prospective Graduate.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by nomad26: 8:36am On Dec 10, 2018
If she's on a Tier 2visa, then you need to apply as her dependant. Here is the official website for reference https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/family-members
My partner went through this process last year, for your reference this is what we submitted for the application
https://www.nairaland.com/2655931/general-uk-visa-enquiries-part/477#69102226
The entire process took us 3 months to gather all the required documents, however the visa application itself took just 14 working days.

CowbellY:

Now, I'm utterly confused and seek the advice of the lecturers and profs here; she's on a Tier-2 (General) Migrant visa, I can't recall seeing a Leave to remain or limited leave to remain.

Should we consider the PBS option or the Spousal one. Madam lolas89 and Mr Readynow I believe, both got a positive decision despite having spouses who weren't citizens.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by CowbellY: 12:20pm On Dec 10, 2018
nomad26:
If she's on a Tier 2visa, then you need to apply as her dependant. Here is the official website for reference https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/family-members
My partner went through this process last year, for your reference this is what we submitted for the application
https://www.nairaland.com/2655931/general-uk-visa-enquiries-part/477#69102226
The entire process took us 3 months to gather all the required documents, however the visa application itself took just 14 working days.


Thank you very much for the response! I had indeed seen your post during my research last night. Hugely surprised and awed you still replied here.

There is a little matter though, we're not *legally* married yet, while we have cohabited for a while we both agreed to keep formal marriage conversation off (yeah, sounds strange, imagine Nigerians. Hahaha).

However, due to the need, we've both agreed to do the registry to show prima facie. I would like to ask; how soon after that could we apply for my PBS visa ?.

Thanks
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by nomad26: 2:40pm On Dec 10, 2018
As far as I know, there is no official requirement on how long after marriage you should wait before applying.
In fact your situation is quite similar to mine as my partner and I only decided to get married so we could live together in UK even though we had been together for years. In our case, we applied two months after our registry wedding at Ikoyi.
The important thing is to have documented evidence of your relationship - photographs, emails, whatsapp messages/calls, etc. We submitted 3 years worth of whatsapp logs (just a few per month) and also pictures going back 5 years. This helped prove that our relationship was genuine.

CowbellY:


Thank you very much for the response! I had indeed seen your post during my research last night. Hugely surprised and awed you still replied here.

There is a little matter though, we're not *legally* married yet, while we have cohabited for a while we both agreed to keep formal marriage conversation off (yeah, sounds strange, imagine Nigerians. Hahaha).

However, due to the need, we've both agreed to do the registry to show prima facie. I would like to ask; how soon after that could we apply for my PBS visa ?.

Thanks

Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by CowbellY: 3:16pm On Dec 10, 2018
nomad26:
As far as I know, there is no official requirement on how long after marriage you should wait before applying.
In fact your situation is quite similar to mine as my partner and I only decided to get married so we could live together in UK even though we had been together for years. In our case, we applied two months after our registry wedding at Ikoyi.
The important thing is to have documented evidence of your relationship - photographs, emails, whatsapp messages/calls, etc. We submitted 3 years worth of whatsapp logs (just a few per month) and also pictures going back 5 years. This helped prove that our relationship was genuine.


Thank you very much.

You'll be invited to the wedding smiley
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by nomad26: 3:22pm On Dec 10, 2018
Hahahaha, good luck with everything o!
CowbellY:


Thank you very much.

You'll be invited to the wedding smiley
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 11:41pm On Dec 10, 2018
I was approached by a couple, about 2 months or so ago. They made a spousal visa application, application was refused (not students of University of spousal visa).....

I took it to heart to fight this case.............

Got a call from them today, screaming on the phone and very excited.....

And this was why......

NB : Before they approached me, they had engaged the services of a solicitor for a fresh application, but not committed. I encouraged them to withdraw engagement, they felt sceptical initially, but whoever asked them to get in touch with me, gave them some sort of confidence..... Imagine the cost of a fresh application?

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Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Oy24us: 6:55am On Dec 11, 2018
Good morning everyone, I’m glad to finally say it’s a YES. Got my passport yesterday 10th December.
Will like to say a big thank you to @Lexusgs30 for his kind words and advise, also to everyone that helped ease my tension when I got refused on my first application just bc of the wrong English test. I’m so so happy, meeeeen! The wait wasn’t so easy.
Here’s my timeline
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 25 October 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 31 October 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 15 November 2018
Decision Made: 9 December 2018
Passport Returned: 9 December 2018
27 Business days from biometrics

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Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 10:20am On Dec 11, 2018
Oy24us:
Good morning everyone, I’m glad to finally say it’s a YES. Got my passport yesterday 10th December.
Will like to say a big thank you to @Lexusgs30 for his kind words and advise, also to everyone that helped ease my tension when I got refused on my first application just bc of the wrong English test. I’m so so happy, meeeeen! The wait wasn’t so easy.
Here’s my timeline
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 25 October 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 31 October 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 15 November 2018
Decision Made: 9 December 2018
Passport Returned: 9 December 2018
27 Business days from biometrics

Congratulations.........
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by CiscoChic: 6:57pm On Dec 11, 2018
Lexusgs430:

Yes you did o grin . Thanks o. This school right here saved us a whole lot of money

Congratulations........ Did I miss any mention of tithe payments?
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by readynow: 4:24am On Dec 12, 2018
Priorygroup:

Yes I've done my NI interview and GP registration, i was able to do the NI interview because i printed the email between me and the home office and my hubby also wrote introduction letter,I could not do my provisional licence because of my BRP. I received my BRP today, I was given 2 years instead of two and half years.

How much did they charge you for NHS surcharge?
Hello Priprygroup want to use this to inform you that you are supposed to get 33month on your brp card, not 2 years, it a mistake on their part please log into home office website and report the issue to them they will issue you with another card. The guys working in home office are prone to errors like this and one is advised to return such. if you dont act now it will be a problem when you apply for extension of your leave to enter and for your ILR so please log the complain on home office site and you will be ask to return it and another one issue at no fee .please kindly pass it accross to her. Please report any mistake on your BRP the sightest mistake can count against your later
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by evenda: 12:29pm On Dec 13, 2018
Hi guys,
please, do you get the A1 results /certificate same day of exam?
And for getting appropriate accommodation, i am moving to a flat this december, to apply for hubby in january, does it matter if the tenancy agreement is just few weeks old or not.
As far as the accomodation is appropriate.
thanks.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Gozi2017: 9:47pm On Dec 13, 2018
Hi,please I had biometric appointment for tier 2 visa on 26 nov,but I forgot to submit my TB certificate,I later approached the lady who attended to me but she said I shouldn't worry about that.
By tomorow it will be exactly 15 working days and I havnt heard anything from the visa center.
Please what can I do at this time.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by adeyemi55(f): 9:02am On Dec 15, 2018
It's a YES from this side...thanks alot to everyone that has contributed.that answered my most annoying questions and those that almost insulted me...�� this group has bin nothing but a blessing to many and I made sure I put in all v learnt n I thank God I can finally see my husband... to everyone still expecting may it be goodnews IJN.. thank u alot Lexus...God bless u n bless everyone too... it's time to fly away like a bird... Yayyyyyyy..45wd (priority) although they requested for more documents maybe that's why it took that long.. Cheers n v a great weekend guys.

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Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Ferdz482: 9:18pm On Dec 17, 2018
Lexusgs430:


You can use any registry of your choice in Nigeria. Ensure they issue you a local government marriage certificate and take pictures backing the registry insignia....

You cannot apply for a spousal in the UK, while on a visiting visa. You would not be granted a marriage licence. Marriage would have to be conducted in your home country.....

Best to apply via priority application, if the extra funds is not too much financial stress and also depends how quickly you want to be in baby's arms.......


Please lexusgs430 this is bery urgent. Are you saying that a marriage can be conducted at ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGISTRY without any cause for alarm? I ask because I read about the court ruling on Modified certificates that don’t meet-up to the Form E guidelines. Please I would really appreciate your prompt respsonse.

Thanks.
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 10:03pm On Dec 17, 2018
Ferdz482:



Please lexusgs430 this is bery urgent. Are you saying that a marriage can be conducted at ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGISTRY without any cause for alarm? I ask because I read about the court ruling on Modified certificates that don’t meet-up to the Form E guidelines. Please I would really appreciate your prompt respsonse.

Thanks.

If Sambisa forest has a recognised local government registry office, yes......

It does not only have to be Lagos or Abuja.........
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Lexusgs430: 10:15pm On Dec 17, 2018
adeyemi55:
It's a YES from this side...thanks alot to everyone that has contributed.that answered my most annoying questions and those that almost insulted me...�� this group has bin nothing but a blessing to many and I made sure I put in all v learnt n I thank God I can finally see my husband... to everyone still expecting may it be goodnews IJN.. thank u alot Lexus...God bless u n bless everyone too... it's time to fly away like a bird... Yayyyyyyy..45wd (priority) although they requested for more documents maybe that's why it took that long.. Cheers n v a great weekend guys.


Congratulations........ And this was me thinking you would make use of your PVC......... grin
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Omot123: 11:41pm On Dec 17, 2018
[quote author=justwise post=73488491]

Ask your sponsor to contact them

Thanks justwise my sponsor has contacted them twice and it's still the same message "we are working on your application" I just hope all is well
Anyone with similar situation should please share or is this peculiar to only me?
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by derbylicious: 3:01pm On Dec 19, 2018
Lexusgs430:


One of our very attentive students, always asking numerous questions, never missed a lecture and always prepared the best cups of tea and coffee for lecturer's......

For this reason, we exclude you from tithe payments...

Congratulations.....


Thanks a lot!

Do you render “postgraduate” services? Lol

I ask because I’m about to apply for an EEA residence card...I’ve read the guidelines from UKVI site but I need thy assistance for absolute verification.

What support documents do you reckon I submit for the aforementioned cause?

Cheers
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Kenttoday: 2:09pm On Dec 20, 2018
Just finished reading through the previous pages and i must say great work you are doing here

My husband is about to put in his application for the spouse visa UK and we noticed his Nigeria passport expires March 2021
Please is it ok to still use this passport

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