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    makem
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 27/11/12, 07:23 pm

    luckysteve wrote:Hi Eric and Han Smile .

    When you have completed so much of the on line Application and you press save.

    The next time you sign into it before the seven day limit, you just carry on with the questions.

    From memory which bearing in mind in not that good Laughing , you can not look back over previous sections once you have saved it.

    Hope this helps a little Smile .

    Steve, Li Li and Feng Na Very Happy Smile .

    Wow so you must double and triple check before you save!

    I suppose you must save before you can ask another person to view in which case there is little if any point in trying to help online.

    From what you say, each time either person signs in they see an empty new page to complete. So, neither will know what the other has entered until the day of printing.

    I really fail to see why it is so restrictive. The system appears to be prone to input errors, miss-spelling etc.
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by handyal on 27/11/12, 07:36 pm

    You could always download and print the application form first, then complete it by hand until you are satisfied all the details are correct.

    Then copy the information onto the online form Smile
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 27/11/12, 07:39 pm

    These are the instructions on completing the application form online:

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/online/applying/?langname=null

    There are parts which do not gel with what has been said in this thread about saving and viewing after saving. In particular:

    'You can make changes to your saved form before it is submitted. After you have submitted the form, you will not be able to make further changes.'

    That suggests changes at any time before submission.

    'You can save your online application form wherever you see the 'Save' icon . You should save the form often while you are completing it.'

    Why save often? The view so far is to save whenever you complete a page and that you cannot then amend any previous entries.

    I am wondering if this has a bearing on the experiences to date:

    If you cannot access your form, this may be because:

    you did not save the form by selecting the 'save' icon on the form; or
    you did not retrieve the form within 7 days of last saving it.

    If you are sure that you saved your application form within the past 7 days, empty your browser cache (temporary internet files) and try again

    The way I read the instructions the completion and saving is done in the normal way for any online form. The way that has been suggested in the thread is in my opinion, abnormal. However, we will see.
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by Derek on 27/11/12, 07:44 pm

    Eric

    You are getting the wrong end of it.

    You have to keep saving as you go along, When you are into the doc, you can go back and review it, and also review it each time you log-in
    You do not loose it, and if you give the login i/d and poassword to Han's son he can look at the information also.

    I completed it for Tina's settlement visa application which was more difficult than a family application, then told her the i/d and password, and got her to check over the details, prior to flying out to China.

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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 27/11/12, 07:51 pm

    luckysteve wrote:Hi Eric and Han Smile .

    When you have completed so much of the on line Application and you press save.

    The next time you sign into it before the seven day limit, you just carry on with the questions.

    From memory which bearing in mind in not that good Laughing , you can not look back over previous sections once you have saved it.

    Hope this helps a little Smile .

    Steve, Li Li and Feng Na Very Happy Smile .

    Thats where I got the impression from Steve.
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 27/11/12, 07:56 pm

    handyal wrote:You could always download and print the application form first, then complete it by hand until you are satisfied all the details are correct.

    Then copy the information onto the online form Smile

    Cheers Alan.

    We have done that. I am able to make 'fillable' pdf forms so I made one for the application and entered all the UK information, send it to Hans son who will complete it and return it to me. We will both edit it before he starts an application. So, he should be able to complete everything at one time but would still need both of us to check for errors.
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 27/11/12, 08:18 pm

    I have just started an application for a family visit visa from China with fictitious information. I find that the process is normal and if saved, can be returned to and or edited at any time until printed which is effectively submission.

    Sorry I got miss-read anything.
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by luckysteve on 28/11/12, 06:33 pm

    Hi Eric Smile .

    Sorry Mate, I did not mean to mislead you.

    Just before you submit the form you can review all the details that I know for sure as Feng Na corrected a mistake of mine.

    I did not know you could go back to previous sections while you were half way through it.

    Eric you know my computer skills are non existent.

    I apologise for any confusion I may have caused you Embarassed .

    Steve, Li Li and Feng Na Very Happy Smile .
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    Re: Visit of a family member

    Post by makem on 28/11/12, 07:09 pm

    luckysteve wrote:Hi Eric Smile .

    Sorry Mate, I did not mean to mislead you.

    Just before you submit the form you can review all the details that I know for sure as Feng Na corrected a mistake of mine.

    I did not know you could go back to previous sections while you were half way through it.

    Eric you know my computer skills are non existent.

    I apologise for any confusion I may have caused you Embarassed .

    Steve, Li Li and Feng Na Very Happy Smile .

    No problem - even in confusion you still learn something Smile

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