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Old Mar 26th 2009, 6:22 pm
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Congrats but now it's more money for the visas....
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Originally Posted by Donna Allan
Congrats but now it's more money for the visas....
Yes Its going to cost us for 3 settlement visas 1545.00 pounds but then I also see its going up from the 6 April maybe I am reading wrong but we will do them next week

Thanks for all the support

Need to see what papers i need for the visas chat later
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Doulin
Yes Its going to cost us for 3 settlement visas 1545.00 pounds but then I also see its going up from the 6 April maybe I am reading wrong but we will do them next week

Thanks for all the support

Need to see what papers i need for the visas chat later
Morning wonderfull People

Just a update on our BIG move

We applied for settlement visas on the 3 April 09 and we got them on the 14 April 09 we have booked our one way tickets to the UK on the 22 May 09 Thanks for all your advise so far...

just one last ? Hubby has settlement visa with KOL req how fast can he do this test when we arrive in the UK and when he passes this test how long will it take for him to get citizenship??
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by Doulin
Morning wonderfull People

Just a update on our BIG move

We applied for settlement visas on the 3 April 09 and we got them on the 14 April 09 we have booked our one way tickets to the UK on the 22 May 09 Thanks for all your advise so far...

just one last ? Hubby has settlement visa with KOL req how fast can he do this test when we arrive in the UK and when he passes this test how long will it take for him to get citizenship??
off the top of my head I think it's 3 years before he can get citizenship, hopefully someone else can give you more details
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 12:24 pm
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Congratulations.
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 12:28 pm
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thanks ladies we are so excited. If i could would hop on a airplain now but visas are only valid from 22 may
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Old Apr 28th 2009, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Doulin

just one last ? Hubby has settlement visa with KOL req how fast can he do this test when we arrive in the UK and when he passes this test how long will it take for him to get citizenship??
He can do the test immediately and upgrade to ILR (he should do this as soon as possible, before rules change) but it will be 3 years for citizenship.

Waiting time for citizenship will probably be increased, so see how things develop.

How old are your children?
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He can do the test immediately and upgrade to ILR (he should do this as soon as possible, before rules change) but it will be 3 years for citizenship.

Waiting time for citizenship will probably be increased, so see how things develop.

How old are your children?
8 and 14 years old
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8 and 14 years old
There are two separate ways for your children to become British citizens:

Section 3(5) registration
After 3 years in the U.K. they can be registered as British this way, and become British citizens otherwise than by descent.

Problem is that application must be made before age 18 ... will your son be there before he turns 15?

Section 3(1) registration
Requirements are normally:
- child has ILR and intention is for child to stay.
- One parent is a British citizen
- other parent (unless parents are separated) has ILR
- if child is aged 13 or over, child has lived in U.K. for 2 years.
In your situation, child would become a British citizen by descent.

Also, as soon as child reaches age 10, any registration is subject to good character.

There is a third way, to become naturalised British as an adult, but this requires 5 years residence normally (3 years for spouses of British citizens) and will probably be increased.
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Originally Posted by JAJ
There are two separate ways for your children to become British citizens:

Section 3(5) registration
After 3 years in the U.K. they can be registered as British this way, and become British citizens otherwise than by descent.

Problem is that application must be made before age 18 ... will your son be there before he turns 15?

Section 3(1) registration
Requirements are normally:
- child has ILR and intention is for child to stay.
- One parent is a British citizen
- other parent (unless parents are separated) has ILR
- if child is aged 13 or over, child has lived in U.K. for 2 years.
In your situation, child would become a British citizen by descent.

Also, as soon as child reaches age 10, any registration is subject to good character.

There is a third way, to become naturalised British as an adult, but this requires 5 years residence normally (3 years for spouses of British citizens) and will probably be increased.
Hi thanks for the help

yes we leaving on the 22 may 09 and he only turns 15 at the end of aug 09

so wich one is the best for my kids to become british citizen?

In my case I have a british passport do i need to apply to become british citizen or is it automatic ?

thanks for all the help so far

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Old Apr 30th 2009, 2:30 pm
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Hi Lin,

Your passport should say "British citizen" under Nationality:

I know it feels strange, but your passport is your only proof of citizenship, you don't need to apply for any other citizenship documents.

Once you get to the UK, you will need to apply for a National Insurance number for taxation and benifit purposes. They wanted to see both my Canadian and British passports before they issued an NI number.
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Old Apr 30th 2009, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Doulin
so wich one is the best for my kids to become british citizen?
Otherwise than by descent is preferable. Make a big note to yourself to deal with this very shortly after you have been here three years.
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