I did the following to date:
1) I submitted a Subject Access Request in order to get any landing cards and all I got were two landing cards.
2) I got letters from school and University to prove that I was a full time student with them. They have no records of when I went on holidays.
3) I obtained a police report regarding my stolen passport.
4) There is nothing on my bank statements to help me establish dates abroad.
Is this sufficient to explain in my cover letter?
Since I cant break them down to specific dates, would it be better to break them down to Christmas break, Easter Break and Summer Break? In other words, 1 week Christmas, 1 Week Easter and 4 weeks summer etc..
So if I say the following for example:
Date Left the UK: 25/08/2006 (chose this day because after University ended, I would go and stay in London with my brother for about a month before I return back to Dubai)
Date returned to the Uk: 01/10/2006 (University used to always start either end of September or beginning of October)
Is that sufficient?
Looking through my bank statements I actually found some overseas transactions, which would be helpful. Would it be ok to do the following:
First day outside the UK: 1/1/2006
Day Returned to the UK: 15/1/2006
No of Days outside the UK; 14
Country Travelled to: SpainPurpose of Travel: Holiday
Evidence of Travel: Overseas transactions in bank statements
How do I pick a number for the error tolerance? In other words, why are you picking + or - 7 days? Why not + or - 10 days or + or - 2 days?
Do absences from the UK due to work reasons get disregarded?
Quick question. I've already mentioned that I've received three landing cards from UKBA (subject access request).
I'm a bit surprised that they are only three! Why do you think thats the case? Is there any other way I could obtain the others?
But why do you think they don't have the others? Are they just difficult to retrieve?
One more question, I know the application takes about 6 months to process. Is there any way I could get them to expedite it?
From the website you provided, it says the settlement checking service is for SET(M). I am applying for SET(LR). Can I still use the service?
Could I provide certified copies of my passport instead of the original?