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TV/Movies / Re: How To Subscribe On IROKOTV by sutelk: 11:45am On Apr 09, 2019
Psub:
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Once you download the app, follow the onscreen instruction and register your phone number.
Subscription to gain access to download is 3k for one(1) year plan

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3k for 1 year? Me I'm seeing £14.99 for 3 months here in UK. I still be Nigerian oh. Abi Una no want me to come back?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 9:35pm On Mar 02, 2019
My Queen and my Prince landed safely today. Family is reunited again after 8 months. I've been highly favoured by Baba God in the whole process, even me can't believe it happened so fast.
May God grant those of you that have similar aspirations the same favour.
In other news, cold is catching some people upon say I set thermostat at 25 degrees. Help me tell them sorry grin grin

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 9:29pm On Feb 19, 2019
brideofchukky:


Thank God, and a big Congratulations sir.
Could you please share your timeline and the supporting documents presented please? Thank you.
Thanks: Timeline:
Online Application: January 25
Biometrics: February 1st, Prime time Ikeja.
Decision made; February 18
Passport collected February 19.
Documents:
Scanned copies of 90 day bank statement with a minimum balance of %£1260(for wife and son)
TB certificate for wife and kid
Scanned copies of my brp, passport and visa
Criminal record certificate for wife
Marriage certificate
Son's birth certificate
Letters of consent by and wife for my kid.
Hope this is useful.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 4:06pm On Feb 19, 2019
nomad26:
Congratulations! Lol you can chop it now sef cheesy
Are you serious? Wontvthey be any checks for maintenancev funds at the airport?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:31am On Feb 19, 2019
Join me in thanking Baba God in heaven. Visa application for my wife and boy was successful. They got their visas today after 10 working days, just standard application.
Come oh, those people stamp no sportsman for my boy visa angry They are joking, tell them the Chelsea Messiah is coming, those Manchester people can't continue to do us anyhow.
Serious question, when can I start chopping that maintenance funds? I'm tired of looking at money in my account that I can't use, and I never buy pot.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:18pm On Feb 17, 2019
Aphrodite007:
Oga Lexus,

My sister is filling a uk visit visa application form. There’s a part that asked what permission her relative (me) possesses to be in the UK: permanent or temporary.

I got my uk spousal visa last year. Is my visa temp or perm?
Temporary

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 10:57pm On Feb 15, 2019
Braquecasso:
Hi everyone,

I have learnt so much from this page and it's been really insightful, very funny and informative. I actually really enjoy the little of bits of sarcasm thrown in. Thanks for your contributions.

I have a question... Ok, a couple... . Does having a parking ticket (in Nigeria) affect the application for a tier 2 or tier 5 visa, and would it be a problem when applying for permanent residency in the long run? Said parking ticket has been registered and is in the police records. Would one need to declare that when filling an application form or can it be skipped? And if its skipped, can it be detected later?

Thanks so much.

So them de give parking ticket for naija? cheesy
Anyway, I don't think you have anything to worry about in that regard. Not sure but I think I've come across a statement somewhere that excludes traffic offences. But even if traffic offences are not exempted I wouldn't mention it in my application or when I go to apply for a criminal record certificate at alagbon.
Once you pay it 7k at alagbon you get your criminal record certificate and case closed. That is our naija for you.
I was amazed how fast my criminal record certificate was processed, even had to ask myself if it was authentic. Don't think those guys check anything. They just collect money and give you the thing.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 7:20pm On Feb 10, 2019
[quote author=Stoicbaba post=75576517]I am happy to have stumbled on this page for a while now. Studying it as if I am preparing to write Cambridge exams grin

Well, I hope my migrant journey starts well, taking into consideration all the information that has been shared here...

I may not mention your names, but trust me, you guys are gold.

Precisely on 25th Feb, I would have departed naija, enroute Blackburn, through Manchester, to begin a migrant life there.

Please, do not fail to guide me whenever I beckon on you guys, especially as I feel Blackburn doesnt have much blacks living there(don't know if that statement is true though).

I will specifically take note of brioche bread... cheesy cool

I'm very sure I have seen this moniker on ARN platform during those Mison/ARN fights. So you self no gree serve your Fatherland. wink
Welcome bro, wishing you a safe trip and a very fruitful stay here in the UK.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 6:02pm On Feb 08, 2019
Naiobi:
@sutelk I pray it all goes well for you. Will be on the look out for your testimony lol
Thanks, all the best in yours too.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 2:30pm On Feb 08, 2019
Naiobi:
Hi @sutelk please, if you don't mind, what stage is your family's application ATM?

N
Waiting, praying, fasting and "checking TLS website stage" grin
They did their biometrics last week, so over to Baba God in heaven.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 4:32pm On Feb 07, 2019
fatima04:
Lesson Learnt on cancelling TV/Broadband contract

If possible, I will advise one to stick with any of the service providers until the end, if not be ready to make lots of calls and fight your charges.

On one cool windy day as I was going on my way o, d SKY agent sha lured me to their kiosk and with all amazing offers (box sets, kids, full sports package, latest Qbox with voice control remote and broadband) all for £61 for 18months.

Ofcourse I was reluctant because we still had 6months left with BT( £46) but the boring channels kept pushing me to.stay put and hear what he had to say, then he told me SKY can pay up to £200 of my termination charges once I am.able to send my final bill over and all that. That was how i was completely sold on to the idea but still told him I had to contact BT to know the actual cost before terminating.

I called BT and was told the only charges I would pay will be 80 pounds as long as I return the broadband and TV equipment so that sealed the deal and we proceeded. Then came the final day of the contract and suddenly I was updated with a final bill of £318, my brain went into fireworks mode oo.

I called them and made my case to the agent and she didn't really know how to handle it then offered to raise a complaint for me and have her manager call me in 4days. The manager called and apologised and said it will be difficult for them to trace the call that assured me £80 pounds but he can remove my last month charges which was added twice to the new bill and also once i return the equipment another £65 will be removed, so the new bill came to £245.

The next day, I sharply posted the equipment and all back to them even with the carton it was sent in and waited few days and still my bill was not changing, I called them again and then the agent I spoke to, told me I have to pay for the equipment as it is useless to BT bla bla, I just referred him to my call with the manager who assured me of the refund, na so he put me on hold oo for some mins and then apologised that he was not aware they do that etc so eventually I paid £180 for termination and hoping sky will redeem theirs even if it is £100 out of it, I still feel it is to my benefit.

So in one talk, if you are not ready to make call and fight your charges and also get a good deal from the provider you are changing to as per they are all poaching customers, don't end all those contract. Just push till the end

@ the bolded. Don't have broadband yet but was seriously considering BT because I believed I will get BT sports. So you are telling me to stay away from BT? Sure say I no go tell madam to bring GOTV when she de come?
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 6:41pm On Jan 28, 2019
davide470:
I am not sure you would get a specific response to this, but paying online is cheaper or equal to paying at the venue.
Thanks for your response. I used 'walk in" and "priority" when I applied for my visa. I paid with card at the VAC. I discovered there was a very very huge difference between when you pay with card at the centre and when you pay online.
Thanks anyway, I will just transfer the naira equivalent of the online cost to madam and ask her to pay with card at the VAC. [/b]And I will pray very very hard that she returns my change[b] angry

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Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sutelk: 6:40pm On Jan 28, 2019
Unfelt:
It was 40k in TLS Abuja..i dont know that there is a difference tho...

Thanks for your response. I used 'walk in" and "priority" when I applied for my visa. I paid with card at the VAC. I discovered there was a very very huge difference between when you pay with card at the centre and when you pay online.
Thanks anyway, I will just transfer the naira equivalent of the online cost to madam and ask her to pay with card at the VAC. [/b]And I will pray very very hard that she returns my change[b] grin grin

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 8:37am On Jan 28, 2019
sutelk:
Hello,
Please what's the cost of prime time appointment at TLS Ikeja if you are paying with card at the VAC. I know it says £78 online if you are paying online. But I know it's a different fee if you are paying with card at the centre. Please anyone help me with the current price. Thanks.
Please can anyone help with information on this? Thanks
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sutelk: 8:36am On Jan 28, 2019
sutelk:
Hello,
Please what's the cost of prime time appointment at TLS Ikeja if you are paying with card at the VAC. I know it says £78 online if you are paying online. But I know it's a different fee if you are paying with card at the centre. Please anyone help me with the current price. Thanks.
Please can anyone help with information on this? Thanks.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sutelk: 5:18pm On Jan 26, 2019
sutelk:
Hello,
Please what's the cost of prime time appointment at TLS Ikeja if you are paying with card at the VAC. I know it says £78 online if you are paying online. But I know it's a different fee if you are paying with card at the centre. Please anyone help me with the current price. Thanks.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 1:24pm On Jan 26, 2019
Hello,
Please what's the cost of prime time appointment at TLS Ikeja if you are paying with card at the VAC. I know it says £78 online if you are paying online. But I know it's a different fee if you are paying with card at the centre. Please anyone help me with the current price. Thanks.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by sutelk: 1:23pm On Jan 26, 2019
Hello,
Please what's the cost of prime time appointment at TLS Ikeja if you are paying with card at the VAC. I know it says £78 online if you are paying online. But I know it's a different fee if you are paying with card at the centre. Please anyone help me with the current price. Thanks.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:24am On Jan 23, 2019
justwise:


Get someone in Nigeria to help you get your sim reissued from MTN(forget what it's called) but you can get another SIM with the same number.

Alternatively download the app with another phone here and use the same username and password to access it if you still remember those details.
Will try getting another SIM through someone back home. I just hope they will allow it.
I've tried the app on another phone but it requires me activating with a code sent as an SMS to my now damaged SIM card.
Thanks.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 9:49pm On Jan 22, 2019
Need some help here guys. My Nigerian phone crashed, weather was too cold for the phone.
Problem is it crashed with my Nigerian banking apps, bigger problem is, I damaged my MTN sim in the process of trying to fit it into another phone, biggest problem is I have money in Nigerian banks which I can't access because I can only activate the apps via SMS to the registered SIM which is now damaged.
I can't also do it online cos I never activated online banking when I was in Nigeria.
Any suggestions on how I can get my SIM and access to my accounts from here? I use first bank, access and diamond banks.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 9:18am On Jan 17, 2019
angry angry sad
It is well we go survive.
fatima04:


Lol, in my own case, husband signed a 1 year contract so visa was given for the exact duration of the contract, unlike this renewal that they gave us 2 weeks extra.

In your own case, I doubt if you can apply for a lesser duration for your dependant as they are tied to yours, so they can't get lesser or more than that.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 7:27pm On Jan 16, 2019
fatima04:
Story time oo!!!

Tier 2 Renewal using Sopra Steria services.

Like play like play, our 1 year visa don end,how time flies. Prior to renewing we assumed we must have the new visa before the old one expires so saving towards Super priority, only for us to discover that we can continue staying as long as you make an application before it expires, come and see as we happy oo, saving so much on 3 applicants (UK immigration is just too expensive).

We applied 5weeks before it actually expired using the new service and being the guinea pig for the Birmingham centre we waited more than 4hours before they attended to us, after then we did not receive any notification or acknowledgement from UKVI at all and started the 8weeks countdown, meanwhile we discovered other single applicant we applied with at the same appointment got their visa and BRP within 2 weeks but for we with plenty family they took their time sotey , eventually we got decision letter via royal mail on the exact 8th week day and BRP 2 days after.

Meanwhile,my own employer was already disturbing me for how I intend to renew like 3 months before expiration, and due to UKVI not providing any acknowledgement or anything I had to give them consent to use the "Employer checking services" and they responded within 24hrs with an attachment saying I could continue working for 6 months.

Using the new tier 2 portal and sopra steria service was pretty straightforward, and I believe they will be better now in attending to applicant especially those with kids. My little boy disturbed them so much that day ehn, we spent more than 45mins trying to capture his face because he had already slept after playing for more than 3hrs while we were on the queue (this was around 8.30pm already ooo).

So make we drink water on this till next time we apply with £400pound health surcharge......



Very very very very important question grin grin grin
My eyes couldnt miss the bolded. How you take get one year visa?
Always assummed the dependents visa has to have the same end date with the main applicant. Is it that you applied to join your partner when his Tier 2 visa had one year remaining?
Or did you apply for just 1 year instead of the 3/5 years that your partners Tier 2 visa has, and now you are renewing?
I'm about applying for my wife and kid to join me, my Tier visa expires 2021, Please tell me I can apply for a 1 year Tier 2 dependent visa for them and renew later, meaning I have to pay only 1 year visa and IHS for now till I renew.
Please tell me this is possible.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 12:17pm On Jan 09, 2019
RalphJean:


Please what part of Cambs is that?
I have been looking for a 2 bed flat in Cambryand boy....is it expensive?
Camborne. Key worker housing, so I get to pay just 80% of the actual rent as long as I remain a key worker.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 6:19pm On Jan 08, 2019
DisGuy:
Congrats Sutelk!!

You might have to eventually book a day off- try to get all those tradesmen/deliveries/gas/broadband etc to come on a specific date- they are not very nice offering to come anytime between 8am-8pm grin
Are you indirectly telling me broadband will also give me 8am to 8pm appointment?

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:34pm On Jan 07, 2019
Hello house, wake up, I want to share my testimony.
So I signed my tenancy and got the keys to my house today. And shhh... don't tell anybody this one; I also locked myself outside my house on my first day in the house. It cost me £50 to get back in and everyone I told the story says I was lucky cost it could have cost as much as £300. The locksmith didn't change the locks sha, he just slid a thick cardboard in between the door slid it up and used the cardboard to push back the lock and collected my 50 quid and I was like why didn't I think of this? come and see me pricing, the guy even said £70 if I pay with card, he only collected £50 because I paid cash. Anyway, lesson learnt, so in case u lock yourself outside one day just holla me, I will collect just £48 as a fellow nairalander.
Back to my testimony, so I've been in the UK 6 months now, came here really low on cash, as I had to apply for my visa twice following an error in my first Application.
I remember posting my challenge here and someone advised me to contact churches if they could help, I made some calls and God connected me with this family who didn't know me from Adam, they accommodated and fed me for the past 6 months taking just a token.
When I set out to look for a house about a month ago my budget was about £3000 for rent, deposit, and all those their charges. But I got my keys today spending just about £800 for rent and referencing for a 2 bedroom house in Cambridge, and man Cambridge is expensive.
I was favored and got a key worker housing, paying just 80% of the actual rent and reference fee, no deposit and no other charges.
You won't believe those referencing guys actually called my landlord in Naija, the guy first cut their call thinking they were yahoo yahoo.
To summarize my testimony, I now have my keys, not moved in yet, those guys to reconnect the gas are doing slow motion, they can't give me time they want to come, they just want me to sit at home all day waiting for them, like I don't have work, don't have their time yet, I'm still enjoying the egusi soup I am eating in my present home, I know indomie days are approaching no need to rush.
Somebody should collect offering.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 9:43pm On Jan 02, 2019
francoteeboy2626:
please house,I plays talking drum and other instruments, if I can get a Nigerian church that can stand for me that there is no citizens that can play the talking drum for them,hence the need for me,can I get a work permit that way
Talking drum player no de shortage occupation list oh but if you can preach very well then maybe the church can employ you as a pastor. Then you can come on a Tier 2 minister of religion visa.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 10:17pm On Dec 27, 2018
Nomsy2:


Yes I know I'm going for IELTS UKVI...
I've taken IELTS in 2013 and I remembered then we were told to book at least a month ahead of the test date.. I only wanted to know if it's still same
Still the same.
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 8:38pm On Dec 27, 2018
Nomsy2:
Please I'd want to find out if it's still the normal ritual of booking for IELTS a month before the test date or can one book less than a month?
Don't think you will find space if you wait till its less than a month. From experience the spaces fill up fast, so the earlier the better.
And just asking, what's your purpose for taking IELTS? if its for UK visa then please do IELTS general for ukvi, not just the IELTS general. I hope u know both are different. I found out the hard way.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 6:27pm On Dec 27, 2018
fatima04:
Petition: Scrap NHS surcharge for non EU living in UK who already pay N.I contributions
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/224781

signed
Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 1:22pm On Dec 26, 2018
Lexusgs430:




Well well, just incase you missed it..... The Telegraph 25/12/2018
I'm going to cook my own, let them come and arrest me, me I cannot poison myself with all their tasteless food.

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Travel / Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:59pm On Dec 25, 2018
fatima04:
Merry Xmas people, may the joy of the season continue to be with us all.

Y'all should send my Christmas turkey oo
Turkey when no get salt. I miss Nigerian turkey.
its like there's scarcity of salt and pepper in this country.

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