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elvisp

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  1. Think you need 18 or more to pass the Test so she was really close on at least one occasion. My wife submitted her FLR yesterday. £993 pounds plus £500.00 Healthcare charges. We will begin preparing for this test quite soon. Although you don't of course need to pay the Heath care charges for ILR visa that visa is around £2,300 and will likely go up by quite a reasonable amount by the time we need to submit it. Cheers..
  2. Just to add that when i was asked for additional evidence that my wife had to submit a colour copy of every page of her passport too...i had submitted her passport and a copy of the main page at trendy... Cheers...
  3. A couple of points to add to the discussion.. Ordinarily you would not be able to get a visa to the UK for your child in his Thai passport...this is because your child is British by descent and staff at the Embassy cannot limit your child's time in the UK to 6 months or less..however according to some reports some applications have been approved in the past..i also tried it myself when our son's UK passport was taking a very long time to be processed at Liverpool...we were advised to withdraw the application...at the time i thought it was worth the risk and only lost the £90 application fee.. I have been in the visa processing centre on two occasions with my wife recently when submitting visa applications...however we did have our baby with us..i did not take them to trendy for the passport application but i am sure that i could have.. Consider submitting some family pictures alongside the application...i was asked to submit these as additional evidence...make sure they are dated and the names of everyone is included on the back of the pictures.. My son's passport took 6 months to be issued...even once they had the additional evidence they requested it still took them 17 weeks to process the application... I was not married when our son was born..he kind of disrupted our plans by arriving 9 days early and made an appearance at our wedding at Bang Rak. After about 5 months or so when i was still ringing up the customer service line and continuing to mention about how long it was taking i was advised that i was one of the lucky ones as the passport office had not requested a DNA test!!!!! Cheers..
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    Visit Visa For The UK

    Think it is just that a decision has been made...normally you can go to VFS 2 working days after a decision has been made...or they will send it to your wife/gf if you have paid for a courier service....you will only find out the decision once you see the visa in her passport or get the refusal letter... Cheers..
  5. Mine was Ibis hotel on Soi 4 in Bangkok in 2010.....got a good deal at the time..about £70 from what i remember. for 4 nights.... Sorry first hotel... Cheers...
  6. The new English Test ( Key English Test ) is harder than the Bulats Test that many Thai girls took so this will make it harder for some spouse visa applications( unless you can get them to do the trinity test over here)...understand what Matthew says about goalposts keep moving.... Cheers..
  7. 3 successful visa's in the last few years without any drama's...2 visitor and one family....however getting a UK passport for our luk krung who was born in Thailand in July is a nightmare....partly due to me as i needed to submit additional information...son's passport application submitted on 14th August...Liverpool passport office received additional information on 21st October....took 12 days to get from Bangkok to Liverpool......i am still waiting....my wife's 6 month family visa( from 1st December) is running out of time...now i am looking to submit family visa for our son... Cheers..
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    Fibreoptic Broadband

    I used to be with sky and bt but was fed up with speed/buffering problems.(That was not with their fibre optic though). I am currently with Virgin Media getting 50 megs/phone line for £23 per month...that was because i hinted that i was going to leave when my 18 month deal was up..very happy with virgin media and not had a problem in two years...additionally they have a smartphone app that means that i can use my free weekend mins ringing the wife in Thailand..you can also use these free minutes at the weekend wherever you have a wifi connection....just need to add the rebtel/provider charges... Cheers...
  9. From 22.8.14 any English language certificates from Bulats, ETS and Trinity Esol Skills for Life courses cannot be used in your wife's settlement application for entry to the UK. From 1.8.14 they cannot be used for FLR applications or ILR regardless of the length of time left on the certificate or whether they have expired. It appears that it was the providers not UKVI who requested this. It just gets harder and harder!!!! Get that new course booked for the missus. My wife has just put in her online application but we have had to cancel it and request a refund because of this little known change to the validity of English Language Certificates...her A1 Certificate from Vantage Siam ( which cost me £400 btw) with the prep course and hotel fees will not now be accepted for settlement applications.. Cheers...kind of!
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    Upgraded To Business Class On The A380

    Yes it was Emirates..but only to Dubai....well impressed! Slept so well i did not sleep at all on the second leg of the flight back to Manchester! Cheers....
  11. I went to check in at for the 9.55am flight from Bangkok to Dubai on the way to Manchester on 16.8.14....got to check in and i was informed that as economy was overbooked they were going to upgrade me to business class......ok go on then.....omg...glass of champagne at 9.40am....mini bar! without alcohol....window seat...bed to get mi head down...large screen TV...stewards calling me by surname...bar at the back of the plane...what's not to like!!! I travelled on the A330 back to Manchester and saw business class there...definitely got the luck of the draw!!!!! I'd have felt even better if i had not paid £950 for the outward flight....fxxxing school holidays... Cheers.....
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    Visa Agents..........

    I have successfully completed two visitor's now....the first one is the most difficult and time consuming if you do it yourself...first one was for 10 days and current one is for 6 months....for any following visitors visa's just add the information collated after the first visit/change some minor information on original supporting letter.....try to collect information as you go along too rather than doing it in one go....i also upload about 24 dated pics to a vista-print photo book as proof of photo evidence from time spent together....visa agent not for me.... Cheers..
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