Would an IVA be a problem when it comes to my visa application ?

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David17
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by David17 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:01 am
I am thinking of getting into an IVA but also not sure what impact this would have on my visa application next year as i have a UK ANCESTRY VISA and would like to apply for an extension of my UK Ancestry visa. Would an IVA be a problem when it comes to my visa application and home office? Secondly, is it true that my car insurance would double if i am in an IVA? Thanks
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by luluj » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:06 am
Your car insurance should not be impacted although always read the small print as conditions vary between providers.

Not 100% sure on your VISA application - are there any financial questions asked ?
David17
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by David17 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:10 am
Home Office would probably ask for some financial history. I know that they also do checks. Just concerned if the IVA which i am considering would have any negative effect on my visa extension application. I have not yet signed the IVA. Just doing some research yet. The Insolvency Practitioner told me that an IVA wouldn't be a problem as it shows willingness to pay debts whereas Bankruptcy would be a problem. Any ideas please ???
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by Foggy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 am
We have had several similar questions over the years ( for various classes of application) and the advice ( apart from check with the Home Office) has always been that an IVA should have no negative impact and, yes, BR would be deleterious. Unfortunately we have never had anyone come back to us with the result of their application!

Regarding car insurance -- yes, there are a few companies that mess around, but the majority don't. I went through my IVA (and beyond) with the same company and my premiums stayed much the same, as did the arrangement to pay in monthly instalments.
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by Keith White » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:01 am
I agree with the other comments.

Here is an extract from the Immigration website regarding citizenship generally:

You must be of good character. Enquiries may be made to see if you are a security risk to the United Kingdom or if you have any criminal convictions. Checks are also usually made to see if you are financially solvent. This is not to see whether you can support yourself without public funds in the Untied Kingdom, but to establish whether or not you are bankrupt.

So it is unlikely to get citizenship if you are and undischarged bankrupt. You also need to put down any proceedings at court so if you have a CCJ or something you will not pass.

If the applicant is an undischarged bankrupt, or
does not provide the information requested, and
there do not appear to be any compelling reasons
for disregarding the bankruptcy, the application
should be refused.

Debt
4.4.1 Police enquiries, or other information, may suggest
that an applicant is heavily in debt. This, in
itself, should not be grounds for refusal if the
loan repayments have been made as agreed or if
acceptable efforts are being made to pay off
accumulated debts. But where an applicant
deliberately and recklessly builds up debts and
there is no evidence of a serious intention to pay
them off, the application should normally be
refused.
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