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Interested to know others experiences here. I’m in process of doing it, and am finding it slow, time consuming and expensive. Using a service provided by a company called TLS in wandsworth.
 
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Thanks RB62. I’m sitting in the queue in the TLS centre in wandsworth as we speak with my stack of documents. 🤞

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Well, I got out of there bit late after slight problem with photos….

Bloke behind counter asks “how old are these photos?” “dunno, maybe a year??” says I, wondering why he’s asking, after all the little photos, required for the visa application, (and found in a drawer a few months back prior to sale of house) still look just like me, or so I thinks. I have no idea how old they are.

then he presents me my own 7yr old passport back showing me the exact same photo in the passport - Doh!

Just about escaped the smoke before worst of rush hour in the camper after accidentally straying into the ULEZ, double Doh ! 😫

Now 🤞 they approve the visa and send my passport to the specified address (we are full time in the van) Will slowly now be heading to my mates farm back home oop north and waiting for post man…
 

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I am sure it would be appreciated by many Funsters if, once you've jumped
through all the hoops, you could go 'Thread to Needle' in the form
of a post as to what you did right, what, (God forbid) you did wrong and any
helpful comments you could make.

I appreciate that, on another thread you have gone the extra mile and explained
things as it applied to you and all I'm asking is that you replicate the process
as it applys to your current efforts in obtaining a Long Stay Visa.
 

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Well, I got out of there bit late after slight problem with photos….

Bloke behind counter asks “how old are these photos?” “dunno, maybe a year??” says I, wondering why he’s asking, after all the little photos, required for the visa application, (and found in a drawer a few months back prior to sale of house) still look just like me, or so I thinks. I have no idea how old they are.

then he presents me my own 7yr old passport back showing me the exact same photo in the passport - Doh!

Just about escaped the smoke before worst of rush hour in the camper after accidentally straying into the ULEZ, double Doh ! 😫

Now 🤞 they approve the visa and send my passport to the specified address (we are full time in the van) Will slowly now be heading to my mates farm back home oop north and waiting for post man…
You should have told him you have a portrait in the attic!
 
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dawsey

I am sure it would be appreciated by many Funsters if, once you've jumped
through all the hoops, you could go 'Thread to Needle' in the form
of a post as to what you did right, what, (God forbid) you did wrong and any
helpful comments you could make.

I appreciate that, on another thread you have gone the extra mile and explained
things as it applied to you and all I'm asking is that you replicate the process
as it applys to your current efforts in obtaining a Long Stay Visa.
Indeed. This was just a ‘real-time’ aside from the main thread as i twiddle thumbs back in UK applying and waiting for the long stay Visa needed to move from UK to EU and get on with our ‘project’. For some reason I thought it would be straightforward, probably because all I’ve ever known is free movement.
 
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Are you legal to enter? if not you either have to pay, but I think that is in advance ,or it is a fine.
Legal to enter the ULEZ - In a 20yr old diesel camper ?? :unsure:

Ha, no, about a couple of decades not new enough. Having noticed, I did register the old bus pronto though, so we just pay the charge and not the fine, about 20x more.
 
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Legal to enter the ULEZ - In a 20yr old diesel camper ?? :unsure:

Ha, no, about a couple of decades not new enough. Having noticed, I did register the old bus pronto though, so we just pay the charge and not the fine, about 20x more.

Presumably you also have to pay the LEZ charge to get to the ULEZ
 

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