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  1. #191

    Even I want to know. Can anyone let me know the details and the processing time etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aakanksha5:
    Even I want to know. Can anyone let me know the details and the processing time etc.
    Instead of being lazy, go read the damm 19 pages of info infront of you from page 1, if you still cant find the information then you really should not go to the UK, they dont need anymore lazy people that cant be arsed to read free information already provided on top of the actual UK GOVT website.
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  3. #193

    when to apply and make the move with kids

    Thank you for a lot of information on this thread

    Any advice on when to apply and make the move with kids?

    We are planning to study in state primary school, will be Yr 2 and 5.



    Looking at the local school authority website, most schools close on the last week of June. To apply to school, it seems best to do it in Early May to get a result before school close for summer. I am thinking we go there in April to find a house to rent and apply for school, then the kids finish school here and join in June.

    It's also a chicken and egg problem because we have to find a house first before apply, even if we can find out the waiting queues from local authority, we won't know for sure if we can secure a place

    Base on the above and the intended travel date can be 6 months in advance on the application, and reading the threads seem most people get their visa within 6 months.

    Would that work? That roughly put the timeline to apply in Jan

    Any other advice ?

    Thanks a lot!


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    The most popular schools will be full anyway so it really doesn’t matter when you apply. Schooling is compulsory from the age of five on. So you can just turn up and the local authority will tell you which school has vacancies or direct a school to take you even if it takes the class size higher. It may not necessarily be near where you are living so maybe a good idea to rent somewhere for only six months initially and take it from there.
    And of course being in a minority ethnic group may help you get the school you want as diversity and inclusion is monitored.
    For your year five child try and live in the catchment area of the senior school you target for year seven. Ofsted reports are useful for deciding which schools to aim at.

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    You won’t be able to apply for school unless the child is in the country. I had to proof my son is in Uk before they accepted the application


  6. #196

    Thanks Mary and Sonia


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    Move MPF to uk pensions

    Can I move MPF to a uk pension scheme? I read there is a private pension SIPP that provide tax benefits?

    I also have some ETFs invested thru a local broker here and there are dividends from the funds.

    Any good advice / links for the finance move is welcomed.


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    Question A little confused.

    Hi I wonder if anyone can advise or share their experience. We have started the visa application for my wife today and her biometric appointment is tomorrow. She is currently employed as an OFW in HK and is required as far as we know to give 30 days notice of termination of employment to her employer. We are worried that the vignette thats issued will not give her time to do that, thats assuming its granted of course. If she tells her employer now there is a risk they will kick her out then shes in trouble and would be required to go home. Does the vignette start from the day it leaves Manila or they start it on arrival back in Hong Kong? Making travel arrangements isnt a problem. Obviously we need to be fore armed with how to get her released, can anyone help please??


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    OFW only need two weeks notice from either side. Can leave immediately if she gives them two weeks pay in lieu of notice. If you have only just got married and you are letting her continue work as OFW then you can expect lots of supplementary questions.
    I assume you are not living with her now, if so then they will be asking why you need to live with her in UK. They will be assuming that it is a marriage of convenience.

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    Thanks for your reply Mary2, we had no choice because we could not apply for the spouse visa until we were married. She has to remain working until a decision is made. We have been in our relationship more than five years now and have produced a mountain of evidence to substantiate that, over two inches thick in fact. It was better that she kept working than return home and do nothing. As for living together I am a uk citizen and have lived here all my life, my house is here so its only natural I want my wife to join me here so we can be together. Thanks for the helpful information regarding termination.


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