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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 7:33pm On Jan 08
Aprokodaughter:


Calm down you don't know his plans or his uncle plans. It's better to stick with what he has stated and work with that.

I don't know how part-time work,
studies or changing his plans came into place because he never stated that aspect. Nowadays you can study and prepare for classes online from anywhere as long you have internet.

Quite frankly - you are right!
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 7:23pm On Jan 08
BrunoMads:
Hi guys, I have a little misunderstanding, I booked my flight to Birmingham, now my uncle that lives in London is asking me to come over to his place to quarantine in London, since I don't have any place Birmingham yet, I initially planned I was going to stay in a hotel for fifteen days to quarantine and try get a place to live before he came into the picture. So he has sent my his address in London for locator form. Now my my problem is my flight is heading to Birmingham not London, I have a layover of seven hours in Instanbul, can I reroute from Birmingham to London at Instanbul? And at what cost if it is possible?
Or , if I can get to Birmingham and head to London by Bus will the immigration disturb me about the address I filled in my locator form being in London at Birmingham airport ? Will it raise any eyebrows?

Sometimes- one is better sticking to his or her plans than changing it mid-way. You still need to sort your accommodation, you need to prepare for your classes and also find a part-time job. You can always see your uncle once you are settled. This is on basis that you have made plans already and you were ready to fly out. Your uncle won't come around to look for a house for you and the isolation period isn't anything anymore with the change in rules.
Apologies but my 2 cents.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 3:58pm On Jan 08
tshoboy:
Does anyone know the rules around dependents traveling to the UK before the main applicant?
The dependent (husband) wants to go first to sort out accommodation and the main applicant (wife) will join with the children.

To the best of my knowledge - I do not think you can do this.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 12:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
Snowhitey:
Hello, anyone in Hatfield Hertfordshire?
What’s rent like over there? I see on Rightmove £1,250 to £1,300 for a 2 bedroom ��‍♀️
Is rent negotiable there?
Thanks
As one who used to live in Hatfield, I'd say the cost you have quoted sounds about right. More so if you are looking at 2 bedroom houses as against flats.
You may wish to consider Brookmans Park, Welham Green or Colney Heath for accommodation which should be cheaper to Hatfield and accessible via Uno bus to the University.
Best of luck.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 10:47pm On Dec 25, 2021
NomzyJust:


What are the financial requirements a STUDENT needs to meet in order to apply for mortgage please?
I believe this depends on your financial stand. Do you have a steady income in the UK and not from overseas. Duration of the visa. What is your disposable income monthly and how many dependents you have. These are requirements that you need to review first before researching on the broker that may take you on especially within your visa category.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 9:37pm On Dec 16, 2021
I am loving the win posts and news shared recently. Many more wins in this house.
Compliments of the season minus covid to everyone. grin

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 8:02pm On Dec 08, 2021
talantolo:


What else could be the real problem? He's trying to explore a cheaper route with me bn the scarificial lamp because I'm a woman and preg.

- A problem already is that the story is not straight and I don't mean from you but I mean you are unsure of the story to paint.
- Your applicant and that of your husband will be revisited and if no threat to life was mentioned that will become a problem.
- Your husband & your records will be checked with HMRC which will probably even expose what you have been up to since you came into the country.
- Finally, don't cause problems for yourselves and for people coming behind, because the moment you throw in that application, just imagine someone casting a torchlight on your lives.

- worst worst worst case, just switch to student visa and vice versa till you get to 10 years. Or better still go through the post study route and pray to the Heavens save you!

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 8:58am On Nov 24, 2021
Simran94:
Wow, I just checked the skilled worker visa: eligible occupations on the UK government website and Cybersecurity has been yanked off the Job type category as against last year when I checked and saw it there cry cry cry

Cc OSCARTM
LagosismyHome
Aphrodite007

Just out of curiosity isn't that covered by "code 2139" on that list?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 9:51am On Oct 21, 2021
tshoboy:


Hiya,

I sent you a PM. There are some openings in a Big4 and it will suit you.

Nice of you Brother to lend a helping hand. Love to see this!!.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 10:35am On Oct 11, 2021
Funky123:
Hello seniors please I need your input regarding choosing courses

For someone who did International Relations but working as a sales manager in FMCG for 7years now, what course is best to choose to get sponsorship in the Uk
Business/marketing courses
OR
MA international relations

Thank you.

Hello.
The UK has got a number of professions in the shortage occupations list as well as a list of companies that hold licence to sponsor. How about checking them out?
What if someone here tells you that either of the two courses may aid your sponsorship and when you get to the bridge it becomes a problem. What I am driving at is, your skills and experiences may make a company go all out for you to get you sponsored so it is best you do a lot research to determine your path way.

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 9:24am On Oct 03, 2021
Hassano11970:
Hello guys my biometrics is on Tuesday (super priority service) my question is I lost my Waec certificate which I used to get admission from my school (Chester ) and I already go to the court to make an avvidavit of lost document, please my question is can i make use of the online print out and attach a scratch card?? And please has anyone been in this same situation and got their visa ?? Am worried , I need your advice guys

I just want to know my faith , thanks �

What documents were listed on CAS that is required for your visa application?
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by humblemoi: 9:37am On Sep 28, 2021
Basirat6279:
Good day all
Please I need sincere advice about this. My fiance applied for a UK visit visa recently with the help of an agent and the application was denied based on him not able to prove that he will return after his visit and he was not banned. The agent submitted that he was married with a kid and include a fake religion marriage certificate and birth certificate and in the real sense he was not. We are doing our court wedding this week and he can apply has my dependant by November to join over. I have my visa already and will be traveling next week. how Can we go about the other marriage certificate included in his application and the fake name included. Thank you God bless you all

The way I see it, it doesn't look good. The way forward would be to come clean and be apologetic for the lies told in previous application. There is no point forging documents again for separation or divorce it will backfire "again". Best to be honest at this point.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 10:59am On Sep 27, 2021
justwise:


Now this is painful to read..was hoping to get a new passport rather than applying for visa or TC to travel for my mum's burial, i have been monitoring this passport issue since last year as i planned to see her early this year sadly she passed away few days ago. oh well...

Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by humblemoi: 2:25am On Sep 26, 2021
Gentlesoul3268:



Which number

Be careful of people who make payments on your behalf. You may be asked to contact someone who will use a fraudulent card and charge you the money or its equivalent plus service fee. Once the real and true owner of the card ask his or her bank for refund, your application will get declined and you will be blacklisted straight away. Don't be deceived that it works for some, ignorance is not an excuse.

People have talked about using Flutterwave and other verifiable legit means. Most importantly Do It Yourself!

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 9:48pm On Sep 25, 2021
descarado:
Hi guys,
I really don't know where to rope this case in and the possible outcome with the dude involved.
A guy had an affair with a white babe and later ended the relationship.( babe was toxic)
Lots of stories flying around them but what captured my interest is that the babe accused him of rape.
How?
They did it without cd and along the line she told him to use withdrawal method but dude poured everything inside and its classified as rape.
Is this even possible?
He will be taken to court soon.
Me, I no understand o.


This doesn't sound good at all. He is best to consult a lawyer to seek advice from here, otherwise it could potentially ruin him if he decides to walk bare, it doesn't good. Consent is the key here.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 8:15am On Sep 25, 2021
justwise:


You are just lashing out because you got called out for making a mistake.

Why do you move abroad with larger family if you have no accommodation waiting or made an arrangement for one?

When you failed to plan then you planned to fail, you have two options when moving abroad with family of 1,2 or more.

1. Main applicant moved first, stay in a hotel, BnB, AirBnB to settle, get accommodation before moving the rest of the family.

2. Pay for student accommodation for one semester, use that opportunity to get something cheaper and suitable for family.

Its not rock scientist that if you moved with larger family it will cost you a lot to stay in a hotel or AirBnB.

The reason you gave for the lack of accommodation is not true because:

1. We have had PSW before for many years and there was no accommodation crisis then.

2. The UK was still a member of EU then hence many EU students and other EU members can easily troop into the UK as they wish but still many foreign students still get accommodation.

Years ago when i moved from Bradford to Portsmouth, i travelled to Portsmouth first(this is about 6hrs journey) stayed in a hotel for just a day, got list of private landlords from the university and the next day i viewed 3 properties and was able to get one. I moved back to Bradford to pack my stuff.

Yes you were desperate for a place and that was why you offered to pay more than the asking price.




This is totally true. People need to be more strategic about moving otherwise undue desperation sets in. Offering to pay more for accommodation pcm not even deposit? Naah

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 6 by humblemoi: 6:23pm On Sep 24, 2021
Enraf:


£850 pcm
Yes I got a tenancy agreement

You have taken the risk already.. Best to wait it out and hope that your visa turns up in good time. If you paid for deposit and decide to suspend your tenancy, the landlord may use the deposit paid to cover the month(s) you do not pay for and find someone else to take up the property.

Hopefully it all sorts itself out in a week or two.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by humblemoi: 9:00am On Aug 28, 2021
Lexusgs430:



With KLM, you transit at schipol (Amsterdam) ...... With Airfrance, you transit at CDG or ORLY (if you transit THROUGH ORLY , (YOU MUST CLAIM YOUR CHECKED IN LUGGAGE). Before you make your way to CDG.... You still end up at LHR..





With all this transits, ensure you check your last mile return flight, before you book. Not checking could mean your return flight is either within an hour or 8 hours......

You could also book either KLM/AF, and checkout via LCY (London city airport)....... If you reside in the east/SE...... LCY, would be your best last mile stop......

NB : Also ensure you have a transit visit, if your flight stops at ORLY.....


I don try........ cheesy


Will the issue of transit visa be applicable if outbound is from the UK to Nigeria via KLM and inbound is via Virgin Atlantic from Nigeria to the UK?

Currently having issues with flights at the moment *long story
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by humblemoi: 8:42am On Aug 16, 2021
Chrishertz8:


I am in Nigeria,
No I don't monitor the credit score, but was told I can't access the loan cos I am owing a financial institution,
October 2019
Trying to access specta loan from Sterling

Thank you

If the bad facility and loan you're trying to get is with a Nigerian bank, then it is best to sort out the bad loan as records will continue to hinder you given how BVN is now used all across the banks.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by humblemoi: 11:14pm On Aug 15, 2021
Chrishertz8:
Good evening, please I need professional advise, I need to access a loan in the bank but I have a facility that has gone bad, thereby affecting my credit score.
1. If I reschedule the loan and it goes back to performing, will it reflect automatically on my credit score?

2. I heard even if I clear the bad debt I will still not be able to access this facility until after 6month before my credit score goes back to normal, how true is this?
Bankers, Gurus in the house please help I am for January resumption.

What country are you at present?
Do you monitor your credit score?
For how long has the facility gone bad?
What bank are you trying to access the loan from?

Just trying to get more context so as to offer an advice!
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by humblemoi: 7:06am On Aug 14, 2021
Estasam:
Good afternoon everyone, this is my first time of posting on nairaland and i sincerely need your advice.
I am an ex banker and i applied for UK Visa in 2019 for my daughter and i and we were refused on the ground that they were not convinced i was going to retrun to my country, afterward i contested the refusal and further got a 10years ban for my daughter and I for contesting the refusal.
Now i have another child a son (8years) and since the 10years ban has elapsed we are about applying again but this time the whole family wants to vist the UK, i.e my husband, myself and our two children (family of four).
i have different companies now as i run different businesses. all my companies are registered as an enterprise.

Catering company (registered in my name and my husband's name)
Supermarket
Cleaning company
Computer School and cyber café.
We have roughly 9,5m in all this account with the bulk in our catering account.
I do not really pay myself salary.

My husband is a civil servant and we have a landed property in Lagos which we have only develop a part of it.

My catering company used to be a vendor for British Council, i have my letter of nomination and company profile duly stamped and signed by them.
My questions are :-

What are the documents that we will be needing for our application?

we have the following documents already :-

1. Hotel Reservations
2. Colored Copies of Data page
3. Statement of Accounts for our businesses and Pay slips for my husband
4. Marriage Certificate and pictures
5. Introduction Letter From Company (i don't know what to write for myself) my husband got his from his office
6. Tax Clearance
7. Certificate of Incorporation
8. Discreet Valuation of our property.
9. Letter from our banks
10. Letter of nomination to be a vendor for British Council
11. Family pictures
12. Birth certificates

Please can i get a sample of a letter of introduction for the CEO? or is it the regular introduction letter?
As the CEO of my companies do i need a leave letter?

We intend to spend 10 days in all and we want to apply in October in preparation for December Vacation.
We have the following document ready but i will really appreciate it if i can be guided on the documents we will be needing for submition which will not be outside of the scope.


My friend volunteered to assist us with Airbnb for the period of time we intend staying.

Thank you as i await your response.


Do you mean you applied year 2009 as against the 2019 you have written?
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by humblemoi: 7:03am On Aug 14, 2021
graceodini:
Good evening house. Please a friend of mine went to UK on August 10 but at gatwick airport she was stamped July 10, 2021 as the date she entered UK by the Border Force Officer. What can she do Please because she called the home office but they said the mistake is at the airport and not home office issue.

The correction has to be done at Gatwick Airport.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by humblemoi: 9:18pm On Aug 06, 2021
kaze4blues:
I have the international driving license.

Can this allow me to drive upon landing in the UK?

What else can I do so I can drive when I enter the UK?

As a student arriving in the UK soon, is there a major reason why you would like to drive a car?

Buy a car
Get a valid insurance on the drivers licence you hold
Ensure the car has a valid MOT
Tax the car

Lastly ensure you know the rules of the road, especially when driving during different seasons.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by humblemoi: 1:36pm On Aug 05, 2021
Ticha:


Hehe teaching is my daytime job. But that teaching eh, can't sort my future the way I want. So property it is. Interestingly, although property is our side gig, it pays us way way more than our daytime jobs. But packing in the daytime job will kill our affordability. Chicken and egg situation

grin cheesy
Travel / Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by humblemoi: 9:09pm On Aug 03, 2021
profemebee:
Congrats on your successful application.

The timeline for a standard application seems to be 2months.. your biometric date was almost a month from application date..


That's correct. Standard applications tend to receive an outcome within 8 weeks of submitting an application
Travel / Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by humblemoi: 9:06pm On Aug 03, 2021
Demoore:

Congrats on sorting your FLR! smiley

Thank you �
Travel / Re: Applying For FLR After Your Initial UK Spouse Visa (extension) by humblemoi: 6:59am On Jul 29, 2021
Got my decision standard Application:
Application date: 01/06/2021
Biometric date: 30/06/2021
Decision email: 26/07/2021
Biometric card received: 28/07/2021

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by humblemoi: 6:49am On Jul 29, 2021
Drdavid82:
hello house, please is there any kind of work for me. I am here on 4months visit.

4 months is quite a long time to spend visiting... Are you staying with family members? & are you on a visa?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by humblemoi: 7:07am On Jul 27, 2021
Haraj:
Thank you all for all your contribution here. It's been really informative. I have a pressing issue and I really need advice here.
I am married and intend to go for my master in the UK and my wife also wants to go for her Bsc in Nursing. The following are my questions:
1. Do we have to separately apply for our students visa
2. Can she go with me as a dependant and just school there since dependants can either work or school
3. What are my chances of successful approver if she applies as a dependant as regards to my home ties since I intend to use that .
4. Should I go alone then she joins me after I have settled for some time.

NB: There's enough funds to carter for both of our schooling.
All inputs are needed. Will be here to answer more questions if need be. Thanks all

1. Yes - you can apply separately as long as you have the funds to cater for both fees. Bear in mind, an undergraduate student can't apply for dependants (if you have plans to switch in the future).
2. Yes - she can apply as your dependant and work/school while in the UK.
3. It doesn't matter as per ties, so long as you have the funds and can establish valid reasons you want your family close by.
4. Doesn't matter if you have the funds and can go together.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by humblemoi: 8:02am On Jul 19, 2021
Aibisoye0:
If flying virgin use their Covid testing partners as I just paid for my day 2,5 and 8 test just 189 and got a 7pounds discount if you are flying virgin.. day 2 and 8 test is 129 and fit to fly back to Nigeria home kit just 55gbp

https://help.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/covid-19-testing.html


Thanks for this

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