UK immigration and Knowledge of Life
March 13, 2012 8:18 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have any experience with UK immigration and the Knowledge of Life exam?
posted by caoimhe to law & government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is an insanely specific question about UK immigration, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere -- even from UK immigration itself. I know you aren't my lawyer, but it's the kind of thing that personal experience might help me with.
So, here goes. I have a settlement visa in the UK, that I got from a UK embassy (rather than directly from the Home Office). I was entitled to the visa being permanent, but it is only for two years, subject to being permanent after I had taken and passed the "Knowledge of Life" exam. (I know, I know.)
So I took the test, passed it -- and now I have no idea how to convert my visa to a permanent one. I already paid the hundreds of pounds for the visa, and the website seems to indicate that I would have to pay this again, which just can't be right.
Has anyone done this before? Made a settlement visa permanent after taking the KOL test? Any help or direction would enormously appreciated.