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Posted By MichaelCollins12

English test for FLR

Hi there, just wondering if anyone had any experience with using old English tests for further leave to remain. I was lead to beleive that the FCE that my wife took back in Oct 2014 would be valid...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: English Test Outside of UK for Spouse Visa? Important Changes Immediate Effect!!!

And from googling it looks like how soon you can see your test results online depends on the test centre you took it at. That is effing ridiculous. One place said "You will not be able to see your...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: English Test Outside of UK for Spouse Visa? Important Changes Immediate Effect!!!

I think it's done online. According to page 12 of this

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/405631/selt_transitional.pdf

you need name, dofb and passport...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Applying by post for FLR(M), extension of spousal visa

Michali, you might have already understood this but I've just noticed you only need three different sources for the correspondence, but with the correspondence spread out over the 2 and a half years....
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: English Test Outside of UK for Spouse Visa? Important Changes Immediate Effect!!!

According to this

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/405631/selt_transitional.pdf

I think so, but as it says only until April 5th
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Applying by post for FLR(M), extension of spousal visa

Right, the passport thing makes sense. In a way it makes things simpler as there is direct evidence at the FLR stage of a subsisting marriage.

Are you going to be alright with the correspondence...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Applying by post for FLR(M), extension of spousal visa

But why is it not asked for at the initial Entry Clearance stage, when no children's birth certificates are required and you only have to provide the photo page of the passport? If they are so...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Applying by post for FLR(M), extension of spousal visa

Will be a long time for me too Michali but can I just ask, is it just me or there are even more things you have to provide than for the initial Entry Clearance even, like, "6 items of correspondence...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Savings and 6 month rule

No problem. Just been through the same thing myself.
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Savings and 6 month rule

Sounds correct to me, and not only the day you apply but any day up until the last date of the last bank statement, which could be up to 28 days prior to that.

One possible problem is that IF...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: English Test Outside of UK for Spouse Visa? Important Changes Immediate Effect!!!

Sorry, should have clarified. I wasn't thinking only of Trinity and IELTS but also other tests, that were previously valid, and if you'd still be able to use their results for FLR and ILR even though...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: English Test Outside of UK for Spouse Visa? Important Changes Immediate Effect!!!

Thanks for the info. Is it right to think tests done and with Entry Clearance approved before 5th April will still be able to be used for FLR and ILR?
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: UK Spouse Visa - Documentation Checklist

I don't think you need a PIR. The letter from your mum plus the Land Registry document is sufficient. I've done 2 spouse visas apps with that info(!) and got both of them.
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Visa application document check

Just got a "decision made" email today, 2 weeks after document submission. I know I'm being paranoid and that there's nothing anyone can do to alter it, but has it ever been know for visas to get...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Visa application document check

Cheers, hopefully it'll be alright.

It's funny though, when we got a spouse visa before when I was studying, I swear we applied in December. I remember going at the start of the school holidays...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Visa application document check

Just a little update, we went to the VFS Global office and gave them our documents today and they seemed very keen on giving out advice, which I thought they weren't supposed to do. I didn't mind...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Visa application document check

Thanks a lot for your replies and advice.

Yes, I was confused about the SU07 form too. When I started filling out the online form it told me to complete it, but now I can't see any mention of it...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Visa application document check

Just wondering if anyone would be able to have a look at what I'm planning to submit for a spouse visa app. and see what they think.

I'm in Japan with a wife and 2 dual nationality children, and...
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Re: Application date and marriage evidence question

BritinParis, thanks for the reply. That's good news.
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Posted By MichaelCollins12

Application date and marriage evidence question

Hi there, can anyone help me with a couple of questions. I'm going to apply soon for a settlement visa for my wife and was wondering, 1) if the one month cut-off point for bank statements is the date...
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