filling in immigration papers

Old Sep 6th 2003, 10:43 pm
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Looking through the documents required to submit to the Immigration office seems completely impossible.
I note that you have to include all:
Educational Certificates - If any of you are like me, i have only kept my degree certificate. Does this mean i have to contact all schools and colleges to obtain proof of my examinations?
In addition to this, i notice that you have to include a contract of employment from current and past employers! Again, how on earth are we supposed to contact each and every employer to prove we worked for them in the past!
Finally, settlement funds. Most of our settlement funds are coming from the sale of our property in the UK, which should be around 80K! How can we prove this.
Police Clearance and security - Has anyone had to provide fingerprints in order to gain clearance? Or, does a mere certification to say you have no conviction suffice!
The whole process seems very very confusing and hard work!
Any ideas, experience?
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Old Sep 7th 2003, 4:51 am
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    > Hi
    > Looking through the documents required to submit to the Immigration
    > office seems completely impossible.

Not impossible, but seems designed to cut the chaff from the wheat !

    > I note that you have to include all:
    > Educational Certificates - If any of you are like me, i have only kept
    > my degree certificate. Does this mean i have to contact all schools and
    > colleges to obtain proof of my examinations?

Most exam bodies can provide you with copies of certs. esp. city & guilds,
R.S.A. etc

    > In addition to this, i notice that you have to include a contract of
    > employment from current and past employers! Again, how on earth are we
    > supposed to contact each and every employer to prove we worked for them
    > in the past!
I just did as many as i could, also i had kept some employment stuff so i
provided that also. I also gave ex-employers the reason for the request
informing them that the information was required by the C.H.C.


    > Finally, settlement funds. Most of our settlement funds are coming from
    > the sale of our property in the UK, which should be around 80K! How can
    > we prove this.
We had to provide a valuation for our house. That used to be enough. but
make sure its not a mickey mouse one.


    > Police Clearance and security - Has anyone had to provide fingerprints
    > in order to gain clearance? Or, does a mere certification to say you
    > have no conviction suffice!
It may have changed but no fingerprint was req. for the U.K. police cert. go
to the local nick and get the form fill it in send it off and wait.

    > The whole process seems very very confusing and hard work!

some of the confusion will clear up as you go along. and dont forget if it
says supply 3 copies then do 4. keep extra everything for yourself. Nothing
worth doing is easy. but it is worth it believe me.

    > Any ideas, experience?
just work your way through them forms and when you get stuck come in this
group. probably the best there is. and has some of the most experienced
people you will find.
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Give them any crap you have because that's what any system really needs.
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Old Sep 7th 2003, 6:58 am
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    > Give them any crap you have because that's what any system really needs.
How original and helpful (NOT !)

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Old Sep 7th 2003, 7:05 am
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Default Thanks for all advice everyone!

Thanks very much for your advice.

My partner and i have spent all afternoon filling in forms, which has left us feeling a bit snappy!! But, we are just trying to remember why we are doing it....for a better life and an adevnture! (we hope).
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Old Sep 7th 2003, 8:59 am
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    > Thanks very much for your advice.
    > My partner and i have spent all afternoon filling in forms, which has
    > left us feeling a bit snappy!! But, we are just trying to remember why
    > we are doing it....for a better life and an adevnture! (we hope).
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If its from the U.K. then you will for sure have a better life out here. Not
much left to stay for in the U.K.

And when you finish all the forms take a couple of days out.
then go back to them and check them end to end !
do that a couple of times.
These are not forms you rush or guess at
 

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