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Mar 14th 2013, 7:09 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,781
Posted By manny1980

Re: Which UK banks do you recommend?

Most likely small banks like Co-operative or Post-Office are more likely to be reliable than bigger banks like Lloyds, RBS, Clydesdale et al. Also look into credit-unions but ensure they are all...
Mar 13th 2013, 10:04 am
Replies: 43
Views: 6,363
Posted By manny1980

Re: Benefits upon returning to UK

I agree with this comment. Unfortunately the benefit culture is very wide-spread and its not uncommon to read news where people are caught for claiming false benefits really abusing the system.
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Mar 11th 2013, 11:08 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 17,754
Posted By manny1980

Re: UK too crowded... too expensive?

Thanks for your message. At least I know I am not the only one who was stunned with expensive housing market after returning back. Mind you Glasgow is damp but the mold on buildings never used to be...
Mar 11th 2013, 6:06 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 17,754
Posted By manny1980

Re: UK too crowded... too expensive?

Crowded is subjective as many stated it all depends on where you like to live.

Expensive...YES! It is, from my experience, ridiculously expensive. I used to read about UK being referred to as...
Mar 1st 2013, 8:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By manny1980

Question UK-US tax returns service providers: Any recommendations?

Hello:

I moved to the UK from US around 8-9 months ago. Got a good job in the UK in an American firm which pays my salary to my UK account directly from the US, on which I will be lawfully paying...
Jan 13th 2013, 10:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By manny1980

Re: Spouse settlement visa with KOL req'd

Yes...I do strongly suggest to go for 1 day appointment and get it done rapidly. Agreed its a few hundred pounds more but the amount of mind satisfaction one gets is priceless and worth every penny...
Jan 12th 2013, 5:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By manny1980

Re: Spouse settlement visa with KOL req'd

In principal there is not a lot you are required to provide IF your husband has KOL REQ. This simply means he is required to pass the Life in the UK Test and fill the appropriate form for Indefinate...
Forum: India
Nov 23rd 2012, 1:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 13,752
Posted By manny1980

Re: In regards to obtaining "DEEMED SURRENDER CERTIFICATE"

Thanks Bipat for your response! I am not surprised with you response to not being aware of this Deemed Surrender Certificate as this was possibly introduced from 2011 onwards, hence fairly new rule....
Forum: India
Nov 23rd 2012, 11:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 13,752
Posted By manny1980

Lightbulb In regards to obtaining "DEEMED SURRENDER CERTIFICATE"

Hello All:

Thanks to all, especially Bipat and Indianfriend, for providing information to me earlier in the forum when I asked (http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=771597) regarding...
Forum: India
Sep 16th 2012, 4:19 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 31,325
Posted By manny1980

Re: UK citizen (Former Indian citizen) applying for OCI but with one problem...

Unfortunately I do not know any relative or friend that has gone through this process. The nearest friends I got this information from is apparently yourself and Bipat! :D

Thanks however for all...
Forum: India
Sep 14th 2012, 8:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 31,325
Posted By manny1980

Re: UK citizen (Former Indian citizen) applying for OCI but with one problem...

Indianfriend: Thanks my friend for your feedback :) I have been to local branch of Indian sonsulate...my experience was a little weird and unexpecting as the person working there don't seem to be...
Forum: India
Sep 14th 2012, 8:03 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 31,325
Posted By manny1980

Re: UK citizen (Former Indian citizen) applying for OCI but with one problem...

Bipat: Thank you for your response :) I have been looking into obtaining Notarized Affidavit from a local solicitor. I am preparing an affidavit where I am providing a time-line of when I got my only...
Forum: India
Sep 14th 2012, 5:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 31,325
Posted By manny1980

UK citizen (Former Indian citizen) applying for OCI but with one problem...

Hello:

I was wondering if someone can provide feedback into the application for OCI card. My situation is as follows:

1. I was born in India to Indian parents and obtained my first and only...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,316
Posted By manny1980

Re: So What Do We Do If Visa Gets Denied

You, as a sponsor, must write a cover-letter explaining your plans for immigration and that you are the sponsor for your wife, a US citizen, who would like to join you in the UK. Also state that you...
Replies: 18
Views: 4,316
Posted By manny1980

Re: So What Do We Do If Visa Gets Denied

Questions you are asking are very reasonable so don't feel dumb as I did the same in your situation :) In response to your questions:

1. Request KOL(REQ) in your cover-letter (i.e sponsor).

2....
Replies: 18
Views: 4,316
Posted By manny1980

Re: So What Do We Do If Visa Gets Denied

Seems like you are sort of same situation as us as we have also been married now close to 8 years. However, you may not be aware (or maybe you are:)) but for ILR your wife will be required to pass...
Apr 12th 2012, 5:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,464
Posted By manny1980

Re: The secret to a happy life when you're back in the UK......

A very good suggestion Ciderman...I would personally extend this not just to the UK but anywhere you live :) News, in general, is more about sensationalizing an incident, biased and creating fear...
Replies: 1,381
Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

That is true under the current rules...the Govt is however considering removing the KOL option where it does not matter how long is a couple married for...they will most likely be issued a spouse...
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Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

If both you and your husband have sufficient savings, I believe under the current rules he should be able to come considering you both appeared to be married for a long time. But, yes...the new rules...
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Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

Yes unfortunately what you said is correct...the underlying intentions is to make it more challenging for a UK citizen (whether born or naturalized) to bring in their foreign spouse.

The purpose,...
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Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

I agree with you on that. I lived and worked in Regenburg a few years ago and had a wonderful time there. Very friendly people, I enjoyed the sightseeing and gorgeous old cathedrals. I have made...
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Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

With current rules if you and your spouse have "adequate" savings which from what I have read in various section of this forum to be approx. £106/week then she should have no problem considering you...
Replies: 1,381
Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

You are funny :) I enjoy reading Daily Mail and they can be 'Conservative' but not as bad as they are potrayed :starsmile:. However, the issue of immigration is a problem considering the population...
Replies: 1,381
Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

I doubt anyone with so much money may necessarily feel comfortable investing it somewhere however your former point is excellent, I like that. From my calculations, at 4% I.R one can earn £40,000/...
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Views: 240,027
Posted By manny1980

Re: Theresa May wants minimum income of £25,700; £49,000 if you have 2 kids

Good points Bristol. There are quite a few rules that, if implemented, can be considered illogical especially, as you quoted, excluding people who have been married for a long time. I also think not...
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