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RLP does it affect indefinite leave to remain in uk , i want

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RLP(civil recorevey letter) does it affect in
indefinite leave to remain in uk , i want to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the uk ?
Do I need to declear I have civil recovery letter or not?

Can I have some further details of the best please..

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I got married with a english guy last year and we are living together now,i'm software engineering and i'm doing programming.

last April i went out for shopping and i bought lots of stuffs then i went to the primark shop and i choose 3 items and i paid on the till when i wanted to pass the door security stopped me and took me to the office and they searched me and they told me you took an earring and didnt pay it, on that moment i found out i choose an earring and i put in my basket but at the end of the day i forgot to pay that item which was 3£ .

I tried to explain for them i dont need to steal this earring and i just forgot to pay but they didnt lesson to me at all,

There was no police involved ...and i just wrote my name, address and phone number for the store manager...... and i didnt fill any form relating to immigration.

I have received a letter from RLP(civil recovery specialists since) they charged me for £80 and straightway i paid it ,because i wasn't looking for a trouble.

now i want to apply for my indefinite leave to remain in the uk but at i dont know how to answer in these 2 questions in the indefinite leave to remain in the uk :


9.1. have you or any dependants who are applying with you been convicted of any criminal offence in the UK or any other country?

Yes - go to question9.2

No - go to question 9.3

9.3. do you or any dependants who are applying
with you have any civil judgments against you or
any civil penalty under the UK Immigration Acts?
Yes go to 9.4
No go to 9.5

thanks alot


I will be able to answer in 1 hour.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you very much

No problem.

Thanks for your patience.

If you have not been convicted of any crime then you can tick “No” to 9.1.

As to 9.1 then you need to find out if you they sued you in court. Really, if you listed your address correctly then you would know because you would have received the court claim papers in the post and would have been asked if you want to defend.

Look back over your correspondence with the claim company. If the correspondence is a letter before action which states that they will issue proceedings against you if you do not pay the fine then (if you did pay the fine) they will not have sued you in county court and so you can answer “No” to question 9.2.

If it turns out that they did issue a claim and obtained judgement against you then you would have to say “Yes” here and then write and execute a statutory declaration explaining the mitigating circumstances of what happened. If this is the only incident then you should still be successful in obtaining ILR.

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