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 Post subject: Re: ILR Visa Application - Granted in 4 days!
Post Number:#11  PostPosted: 02 Jun 2010 19:07 
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BTW we have had to apply a little early for the ILR because she delayed her entry into the UK (she has a 24 month visa not 27 month like they give now) so as of Saturday she is officially here illegally, but I got the UKBA to put in writing that we are OK to send it in early and they will hold it until after the 18th and process it only after that date so that the application falls within the 28 day period (within 28 days of her being here 2 years) Took a lot of phone calls and a few letters to them but they did give it me in the end.


ILR Granted in 4 days :o

Well tonight I got a phone call from a wailing banshee, otherwise known as 'the wife' I asked whatsup ? as I am away on business at the moment. Due to the above they could only start looking at the application after the 21st May, today we received the ILR Visa dated 25th May, so 4 days only to process and approve, this must be some sort of record?

In our application we covered all bases and really went over the top with it, we sent about 200 pages of documents, plus spreadsheets of proof of contact, proof of funds, proof of everything, and explanatory letters stating why we had to apply early and reasons why we changed Nata's surname etc. it obviously worked, they quoted us up to 26 weeks, and they turned it round in 4 days, unbelievable, never heard of anyone getting it that fast before, in fact I know someone who has just received theirs, dead straightforward case and it took 6 weeks.

So I guess the moral of this story is bombard them with as much evidence as possible, because its just easier to get it out of the way quickly for them :D

Time to celebrate and start looking for flights to Ukraine again now [thanks.gif] Ira has called everyone she knows and is now busy looking at flight costs [wink.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: ILR Visa Application - 28 Day Problem
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[english_flag.gif] Chris and Ira .. [ukrflag.gif]

Congratulation for the [good_news.gif]
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I understand that you had also to supply and report to the UKBA the important information of how many FSU women you had been rogering prior meeting your wife! I am sure you did not forget to pay the fees for such privilege too! [wtf.gif]

I am happy to hear that she now has to wait for a year and then apply for Naturalisasion and then get her British Passport! Don't forget the take photos on the ceremony!

I am sure that you now feel more relaxed..... and life goes back to normality.

Have a good trip in Ukraine. We are off to Russia on the 11th June for 2 weeks.

Regards to both

Yannis and Hanna

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Must be a great weight off your mind.
You must be Image from joy.

So it looks like Edwards are better than Royals after all. :lol:

Well a year to go and then all your troubles are over.

Congratulations.

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Congratulations for the ILR visa. You overcome another milestone in this long road.

Wife has sold her property there, therefore she opted to have the British Nationality and got her passport last year, without advising Ukraine about it!

Life it's so easy now, when travelling abroad! [thumbs.gif]


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Thanks everyone for the kind words, yes it is a weight off our minds, we can relax a litle now, the only forms we are completing now are for a Driving Licence [happy.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: ILR Visa Application - 28 Day Problem
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Life it's so easy now, when travelling abroad! [thumbs.gif]


A bit to go before that gets any easier, so today just for the hell of it we booked 8 different flights, time to start travelling again [happy.gif] back to Ukraine for a couple of trips in July to take my step daughter again for the summer holidays to stay with her grandparents and then again to collect her in August/September this time via Dusseldorf and Copenhagen and while Nata is in Ukraine maybe we will fit in another trip abroad like last year. Look out schengens here we come again [wink.gif] we just looooove filling in all those forms repeatedly :lol:

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Can you post any information and instructions on how and what we have to do for her majesty to start learning driving and then taking a test and hopefully pass?

I have not searched at all about it and any links or info would be much appreciated.

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Can you post any information and instructions on how and what we have to do for her majesty to start learning driving and then taking a test and hopefully pass?

I have not searched at all about it and any links or info would be much appreciated.

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Yes, first step is to apply for a Provisional Licence here Note you need to send off her passport as Photo ID even though it states on the DirectGov website other forms of ID are acceptable, that is only for British Citizens not for foreignors. It takes up to three weeks to get a Provisional Licence and costs £50.00

Then my wife is going to take lessons, already found a good instructor (even though she passed her test in Ukraine, she has never really driven anywhere) and eventually will take her theory test and then her practical test.

I think you can teach her yourself, but to get her up to speed and make sure she knows the rules etc I think it is wise to have her take a few lessons at least with a qualified instructor.

If Hanna has a Russian Driving Licence she can drive on that for up to one year on a Provisional basis.

More about exchanging a foreign driving licence here

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Chris,

The information that you gave is very good.

You are correct when you say that a qualified driver can can "teach" a learner driver or in the words of the DVLA allow a learner driver to practise.

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If you want to practise your driving with an accompanying driver, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21 and must have held (and still hold) a full licence, in the relevant vehicle category, for three years.


Now I am quite sure that Yannis qualifies on paper, but, from my experiences of trying to teach my daughter how to drive I would not recommend the experience.

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Now I am quite sure that Yannis qualifies on paper, but, from my experiences of trying to teach my daughter how to drive I would not recommend the experience.

That experience reminded me of Image



Yes I know what you mean Ras, that's why I am not teaching Ira, sod the expense! [wink.gif] been through that one before, [confused.gif] never again [happy.gif]

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