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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 7:26am On Nov 03
boneruns:


Thanks bro.

I will talk to them and see how it goes.

It's the sponsorship that attracted me.

From my quick research, If the location is London, you should be negotiating for £53k to £56k. For other locations, £50k to £53k should be ok. IT audit is specialised audit and is usually reflected in the pay. I believe the prospective employer have their pay structure but since they have given you the go ahead to research, these figures are ok. I know that feeling of working somewhere and you find out you are underpaid compared to your peers!

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 6:36am On Nov 03
boneruns:
Elders, I'm back again.

I have about 7 years of experience in cybersecurity and the company willing to sponsor says remuneration is within 30-40k per annum for Assistant Manager role. They asked how much I'm willing to accept that I should make research and get back.

Please for this role, what's the remuneration like? Thank you.

What location is this? Is it one of the BIG4 firms? the pay is very low TBH. if you lemme know your location I can help you confirm what your pay band should be most likely.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 12:33pm On Oct 28
phyl123:


No you don’t need to.

When you filled it out, what statement did you tick?

Have you got any other source of income or at any time, did you have more than one job?

If this is your only job, you need to phone HMRC and let them know. Your employer can’t do much as they can only change your code once they get a notification from HMRC.


No other source of income. I will keep calling them. I initially took a break because dey assured me it would be resolved by October. I have to resume the chasing.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 12:09pm On Oct 28
fizcoo20:

Hello, I want this question.

1. Which university in uk accept 5 or 6 times installments.

2. I was told dat is only the SCH dat can send my transcripts to d SCH am applying for.

3. How much POF will i b needed for a family of 4.

4. Will I need to scan the POF during visa application.

5. Which university is very affordable in UK

6. Which bank is Ok to open a Dom account.

Thanks in anticipation..

You should be able to get help here

https://www.nairaland.com/7267459/uk-student-visa-tier-4
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 12:06pm On Oct 28
phyl123:


Amen, you are most welcome.

Ask your employer to give you a P46 form to fill out or phone HMRC and give them your new Employers paye reference. Tell them that this is your only and main job. They should be able to rectify it immediately. These days payroll is done in real-time so you don’t have to wait till the end of the year to get your tax code adjusted.

I can remember filling the P46 form when I joined. I was initially on the correct tax code. However, in April (new tax year) it changed to BR. Do I have to do the P46 again?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 11:58am On Oct 28
AlphaUno:



Did your first employer when you got here opened tax record for you b4 your NI was issued ?
That could explain your situation

I have had only one employer in the UK!
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 10:08am On Oct 28
phyl123:

Example 3
If your tax code is BR this means that your have another job where you have used up your personal allowance and you will not have any personal allowance in this new job, so your money will be taxed without any personal allowance.

Also when it comes to phoning the HMRC it depends on who you talk to. Like most government departments, some of their staff are very unhelpful and try to fob you off. While you will get that one staff who will take their time to help you and explain to you in such a way that you will understand. If you get one unhelpful person hang up and phone again until you can get help. Unfortunately in my line of work we have to deal with the HMRC and most of their staff are utterly useless. Sometimes it’s like dealing with the Nigerian civil service.


God bless you for this piece! I was just about seeking clarity on dealing with HMRC. I have been on BR tax code since April 2022 which I have been chasing them. I was told I have 2 conflicting records on their system which they have to harmonize and this should be done by October. However, I just got by October payslip and I am still on the BR code. I am really tired of these people ooo....
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 7:20pm On May 07
Solumtoya:


Sounds fair. Remember my first line: "No two situations are the same". I'm in Wales too. Mine isn't single occupancy so yeah. Also, I hope these your bills are not estimated but for meter readings you submitted. I remember back then when I thought my water bill was constant like in Scotland. Boy, was I wrong!

From my metre readings.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 2:53am On May 07
Solumtoya:


Yup, no two situations are same. Sure you already know your monthly costs for Feeding, Transport, Phone, Miscellaneous... So the new ones will be Energy (could be £80 to £350 especially if it's Electric Heating, Gas Heating is way cheaper), Council Tax (£130 ish), Broadband (£20 ish), Water (depends on usage, maybe £25 since you're alone), TV License (£32), that should be it really. It's all in the Energy bill! Thankfully, you can control that.

Please, what location is this? Seems high for a single occupant. My energy bill for April was approx £50 and I use electric only ( Even me I am still in shock). March bill was approx £60. Ctax should be between £80 to 100 for single occupancy. My water bill is less than £20. This is for Wales. Location and usage are key drivers.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 4:30am On Apr 29
Lexusgs430:



Send me a WA message............



I need naira sir.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 3:53am On Apr 29
Chelseafan1:


Hello sir, an agent is asking me to pay 1.6m for this HCA job,said money will cover test of English, Visa processing, TB test, Flight ticket and everything generally, I want to know if its a good deal.?

Is the agent in Nigeria or UK? I don't know anything about agents or so. But I would advise you run. If the agent is in UK, then it is definitely a scam.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 10:57pm On Apr 19
zeb04:
Dear all, please how long does it take to get certificate of sponsorship from an employer?

It is over 2 weeks i got my offer letter and i keep sending follow up emails for my COS letter.

According to my offer letter, my resumption to work is 4th may but till today no COS letter. I have prayed all the prayers i know how to pray.

I am just getting frustrated.

It depends on your employer (immigration team). Mine took over a month after providing all necessary documents. Meanwhile, I know someone who got his offer after me with another employer and got his CoS within 72hrs. So just keep following up with them.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 8:00pm On Apr 13
akanniade10:
Hi guys, I have been assigned a 3 year CoS and my employer agreed to certify my maintenance so i don’t have to use my bank statement when applying for visa.

I am not sounding greedy but is it right as there were no prior discussion regarding this, I was only told after my CoS was assigned.

It isn't a new development. A number of companies do same and deduct from your salary monthly. Were you given a separate letter/contract to sign for the loan?
Whatever you ain't happy with, you may discuss with your recruiter in a subtle way.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 6:59pm On Mar 12
Salientsinmi:


Hello,

I hope you are now settled in the UK. I am an accountant too with certification and 2 years experience. I want to ask, were you contacted while you were here in Nigeria or you were already in the UK. if you don't mind, can I send you a mail?

From Nigeria
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 9:37am On Feb 15
Preshyi:
Hello guys,
Please how do I know if someone is being overtaxed if there is anything like that? My husband earns a little over 2k in a month and get deduction of almost 600pounds. It's just outrageous and we dont know if he is being taxed correctly. Please help.

He should raise it with his employer. He is definitely in the wrong taxcode. His employer should have an HMRC form to be filled. I think he should resolve internally before calling HMRC. I experienced same recently and it was resolved. (A mail to payroll/Finance team should do).
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 9:43am On Feb 05
Viruses:

I will try the stuffing things, I'm sure it will conserve heat too.

You may consider getting those small heaters too for your room. What's your EPC rating?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 11:59pm On Jan 02
Thehilah4jesus:
I have naira for sell if anyone wants to buy

You have Naira for sale or you need GBP? Which one?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 12:44pm On Dec 04, 2021
monchat:


What of those on spouse visa traveling one way Can we get PTA?

You need a return ticket to apply for PTA.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 4:16am On Nov 26, 2021
Pete01:
I haven't gotten an employment letter yet though. Thanks
Boss, it doesn't work that way ooo. An offer letter is the first step.

And not just an offer, but an offer from an employer that can sponsor.

Your in-law has no business with your CoS.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 7:11pm On Nov 24, 2021
RennyKitty:
IELTS UKVI General training with at least a band score 4.5 overall.Not sure how that works but that’s the equivalent for the CEPR B1 English language frame that’s required for the HCA visa. There’s no harm in aiming at getting a higher score though. Good luck

Sure... It is almost impossible to score below 4.5. Except you don't understand English language at all.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 10:36pm On Nov 23, 2021
rebless:


Hello houy

For someone who is going to the UK via the HAC route and who already got COS what band or what level of IELTS is she supposed to write?
Please asking for a dear sister

TBH, I don't know much about HAC. However, you must have obtained ur English language proficiency before u are given COS. The employer should be able to tell the exact one to write which is IELTS for UKVI General wc I know of. Don't know it is done for HAC.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 6:23am On Nov 22, 2021
odunayomi2022:
Plss I need clarification, early this year I did IELTS general training for Canada express entry, but now that I want to apply for HAC visa, will I still write another IELTS for the Tier2 visa?

Yes sir! You will need to write IELTS for UKVI wc is different from the one you did for Canada.
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 8:26am On Nov 17, 2021
Joe82834:

How did they pay their visa fee from Nigeria

1) Fund your domiciliary account.

2) Use "Barter by flutterwaves" app

3) Get someone outside 9ja to assist.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 7:24pm On Nov 13, 2021
Mashaunola:
Please help!!!!

Please can some help me with affordable and reliable clinic in the Uk that I can purchase my 2 to 8 day test kit. In addition, I want to opt in for the test to release option after 5 days. Please does anyone know about this.

Your kind response will be appreciated.

https://dantelabs.co.uk/
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Hwy9: 6:54am On Nov 07, 2021
harrrry:
Please house, can unvaccinated person do day 2 and day 5 only?
2) Can you recommend a cheap and effective service provider?
Going to Bristol.

Yes, an unvaccinated person can do day5 test (England only). However, you will have to pay for day2 & day8 which is compulsory. While day5 is optional.

https://dantelabs.co.uk/pages/faq
Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 1:27pm On Oct 28, 2021
cookies:
Good day,
Please do I need proof of English Language proficiency for my application still? As I already have a masters degree from a UK university.

You don't need it if you have a degree from the UK.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 1:52am On Oct 27, 2021
realvip:
Hello gurus,
Please pardon me if my question appears trivial.
I'd like to know how this TLS booking works. After completing the online visa application and making payment, are you automatically scheduled for the next available date/time or you are at liberty to pick a preferred appointment date (subject to availability of course)?

Also for the NARIC proof of English proficiency, is the e-statement acceptable or I must wait for the original certificate to be delivered first?

Thanks for responding.

You are at liberty to pick your preferred date subject to availability ( Also note that you have the standard/regular, Priority and super priority or so).

The e-statement if fine. Your result also has a unique reference number which you will also provide for your application. This number could be used to check the authenticity.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 4:47pm On Oct 12, 2021
realvip:
I really would like to know the documents TLS require so that I can prepare them ahead, so can I create an account on TLS now or I have to submit my application first?

Sorry to bother you further. I'm trying to DIY since I've already gone far in the process.
Thanks.

Supporting Documents

1. Current original passport with at least 6 months validity left and a blank page for your visa

2. Any previous or other original passports still in your possession

3. Any current or previous UK visas

4. If you are not a national of the country in which you are applying, your current original residence and/or work permit

5. Completed and printed Skilled worker application form

6. Printed and completed document checklist (you will be required to sign the Checklist on the day of your appointment)

7. Appointment Confirmation

8. Print out of your Certificate of Sponsorship (attached)

9. Immigration health surcharge reference e-mail and payment confirmation email

10. Courier confirmation, if applicable

11. Original TB Test Certificate

12. Evidence to show that you have met the English language requirement i.e. English language test

13. CV and any other professional certificates relevant to your role.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 1:27am On Oct 11, 2021
realvip:

Any reason for that advice regarding federal/state schools? Are the medium of instruction letters not valid or you are looking at TAT?

Unnecessary delays in obtaining transcript.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:13am On Oct 10, 2021
realvip:
achmed1 thank you very much for responding.
Did the school send the letter to you (via email or courier) or they sent it to NARIC.
Also does it mean I can start the application and save to continue later? I was thinking I have to get all documents ready before starting that's why I asked for the needed documents.

Thanks in anticipation.

Please, if you attended a Nigerian federal/state university, just consider writing the English proficiency test. You may choose to write IELTS, PTE or any other secured test (check the UK site for guidance). My concern is that you have received your CoS but you don't have all your documents in place. Note that the COS has an expiry date.

As for the TB test, if you can prove to them that your start date is very close and you are way behind schedule, they may consider. Send a mail to them and also consider gate crashing. But you may be required to book a date online first.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:10pm On Oct 08, 2021
Hwy9:
Pls how do I work on my LinkedIn account to get recruiters. Can u assist me. I can email u. Pls.

It has nothing to do with the presentation but rather your qualifications, experience and of course the grace of God.

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Travel / Re: UK Skilled Worker Visa / Health And Care Worker Visa by Hwy9: 11:08pm On Oct 08, 2021
Pls how do I work on my LinkedIn account to get recruiters. Can u assist me. I can email u. Pls.

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