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Postby njsaunders » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:18 pm

I've been meaning to post an update but I was traveling. My replacement process was faster than I expected. I'm not sure why - perhaps the MP letter or just the fact that it was a straightforward replacement of a stolen BRP and not a name change. My updated timeline:

Application posted: 16-11-2012
Acknowledgment letter received: 22-11-2012 (dated 20-11-2012)
Sent email to MP: 30-11-2012
Invitation for Biometrics: 6-12-2012 (dated 2-12-2012)
Biometrics enrolled: 6-12-2012
Phoned MP to follow up with email: 7-12-2012
Received letter from MP (who mailed UKBA): 11-12-2012
Passport and letter returned: 22-12-2012 (dated 20-12-2012)
BRP card 1st attempted: 27-12-2012 (expected to receive week of 14 Jan)

I had flights booked for my girlfriend and I on Christmas Day, a long planned trip. I decided to risk leaving without getting my new BRP in the hope that because the card had been printed and sent off by UKBA they could confirm my file with all of the other evidence I could show for my visa status. I landed today 13-01-2013 and besides the officer needing to go check my file with a higher officer there wasn't a problem. I showed a photocopy of my old BRP, that had been cancelled, and the letter from UKBA for my successful BRP(RC) application.

Best of luck to everyone.
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BRP lost & reapplied

Postby anishmathw » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:23 pm

BRP(RC) application posted : 10th Jan 2013
Application fees taken. : 18th Jan 2013
Biometric submitted at P.O : 24th Jan 2013

Seems like UKBA did a good job so far ....
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Postby KJdancer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:29 pm

Happy news! I got my passport back yesterday and my BRP is following.

My timeline:

Mailed BRP(RC) - 26.11.2012
Acknowledgment letter - 28.11.2012
Biometrics invitation - 03.01.2013
Received invitation - 07.01.2013
Registered biometrics - 08.01.2013
Passport returned - 24.01.2013
BRP - due within 7 days

Just over 2 weeks from biometric enrollment - hopefully they are speeding up the process!
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Postby lenadream » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks God! I finally received all documents and the BRP with my new surname. I can't believe that I haven't seen my passport since last September and it took almost 4 months to print my name on card :shock:

My timeline:
Send documents to UKBA: 27.09.2012
Received acknowledgment letter: 13.10.2012 (stated date 03.10.2012)
Received the invitation for biometrics: 10.10.2012 (stated date 05.10.2012)
Biometrics enrolled: 11.10.2012
Send complained e-mail to UKBA and copied it to MP: 27.11.2012
Received letter from MP: 30.11.2012
Received the standard letter from UKBA: 3.12.2012
Received the letter with the reply on my complaints: 24.01.2013
Received my documents: 25.01.2013
BRP arrived: 28.01.2013

It is all done :P :P :P
Good luck to everyone!
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Whoop whoop BRP received today

Postby anishmathw » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:00 pm

BRP(RC) application posted : 15th Jan 2013
Application fees taken. : 18th Jan 2013
Biometric submitted at P.O : 24th Jan 2013
BRP and other Documents received thru DX : 06th Feb 2013

This is what we need from UKBA. Well done guyz. :D
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Re: Whoop whoop BRP received today

Postby hareesh5 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:46 pm

anishmathw wrote:BRP(RC) application posted : 15th Jan 2013
Application fees taken. : 18th Jan 2013
Biometric submitted at P.O : 24th Jan 2013
BRP and other Documents received thru DX : 06th Feb 2013

This is what we need from UKBA. Well done guyz. :D


Congrats Anish!!!!!
My situation is similar to yours
Application posted : 17th Jan 2013
Fees Taken : 21st Jan 2013
Biometric Invitation: 28th Jan 2013
Biometric Submitted : 28th Jan 2013
No reply yet.

Family member is not well back home, need to travel asap.

Anish, did you get any email confirmation from UKBA before you got documents posted?

I have tried contacting UKBA, got reply after 4 days, advised my application is still with case officer for decision.
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Re: Whoop whoop BRP received today

Postby hareesh5 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:57 pm

hareesh5 wrote:
anishmathw wrote:BRP(RC) application posted : 15th Jan 2013
Application fees taken. : 18th Jan 2013
Biometric submitted at P.O : 24th Jan 2013
BRP and other Documents received thru DX : 06th Feb 2013

This is what we need from UKBA. Well done guyz. :D


Congrats Anish!!!!!
My situation is similar to yours
Application posted : 17th Jan 2013
Fees Taken : 21st Jan 2013
Biometric Invitation: 28th Jan 2013
Biometric Submitted : 28th Jan 2013
No reply yet.

Family member is not well back home, need to travel asap.

Anish, did you get any email confirmation from UKBA before you got documents posted?

I have tried contacting UKBA, got reply after 4 days, advised my application is still with case officer for decision.
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Postby anishmathw » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:44 pm

No mate, DX courier turned up one day morning, same day supporting documents came thru royalmail signed for delivery. I think you will get in few days time. UKBA service is quite unpredictable these days !
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Postby hareesh5 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:00 pm

anishmathw wrote:No mate, DX courier turned up one day morning, same day supporting documents came thru royalmail signed for delivery. I think you will get in few days time. UKBA service is quite unpredictable these days !


Thanks for your time.
No good news yet. :(
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Postby hareesh5 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Could you please advice me.

I have lost my BRP card and please find my time line below.

First intimation to UKBA - 14th jan 2013 -through email
Applied on (BRP(RC)) - 17th Jan 2013
Fee taken - 21/01/2013
Biometric invitation - 24/01/2013
Biometric enrolled - 24/01/2013 - post office
First contact with UKBA - 5/02/2013 - Advised application is still in process
Second Contact - 14/02/2013 - advised me two options - 1.continue to wait for decision or 2. With draw the application.

I am opting to withdraw the application as i need to travel abroad asap.
Please advice me, In how many days do i need to re-apply for BRP(RC)? if i am not wrong From abroad i need to take one entry visa to enter into the UK and then re-apply.
How will they calculate for my re-application? will they calculate 3 months from ( My First Intimation) 14/01/13 or from the withdraw date?
Please advice me.
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Postby hareesh5 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 pm

Could you please advice me.

I have lost my BRP card and please find my time line below.

First intimation to UKBA - 14th jan 2013 -through email
Applied on (BRP(RC)) - 17th Jan 2013
Fee taken - 21/01/2013
Biometric invitation - 24/01/2013
Biometric enrolled - 24/01/2013 - post office
First contact with UKBA - 5/02/2013 - Advised application is still in process
Second Contact - 14/02/2013 - advised me two options - 1.continue to wait for decision or 2. With draw the application.

I am opting to withdraw the application as i need to travel abroad asap.
Please advice me, In how many days do i need to re-apply for BRP(RC)? if i am not wrong From abroad i need to take one entry visa to enter into the UK and then re-apply.
How will they calculate for my re-application? will they calculate 3 months from ( My First Intimation) 14/01/13 or from the withdraw date?
Please advice me.
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Postby boyd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:25 am

My case might have been the record holder in turns of processing time. It's been over 8 months now. Finally received my passport back together with the supporting documents altho still waiting for the new BRP card. I assume it is on its way.

Here is the updated timeline:

Application for replacement BRP posted on 16/06/2012
Acknowledgement letter dated 20/06/2012 from UKBA received together with Biometrics Enrollment letter.
Enrolled my biometric information at a post office on 26/06/2012
Received supporting documents with letter(dated 14/02/2013) confirmation the issue of new BRP on 16/02/2013
Received replacement BRP card on 19/02/2013

Good luck to everyone else here! Hopefully it won't be as long as my case for you guys.

boyd wrote:Hi just to share my painful experience with your guys. As you may understand, constantly i can't sleep at night because of the seemingly endless wait for my replacement BRP.

I had my BRP stolen back in June. Immediately reported it to the police and the Home Office. Also quickly posted my application for replacement BRP as well.

Acknowledgement letter dated 20/06/2012 from UKBA received together with Biometrics Enrollment letter.
Enrolled my biometric information at a post office on 26/06/2012

Nothing has been heard from them ever since.
It's been 5 months and 11 days.
Because of the this i couldn't go for holidays since June.
Still can't make any booking for future.

Can't really think straight right now just so stressed and worried. Don't know what I can possibly do.

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my case

Postby lil4lisz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Just want to share my experience with UKBA (BRP Replacement application)

My bag was stolen with all my important belongings, including my BRP, in Covent Garden on 27/01/2013.

28/01/2013: Sent an email to inform BRP about the stolen BRP
30/01/2013: Posted an application via Post Office
not sure when I got an acknowledgement letter, but it was around the first week of February.
21/02/2013: Biometrics Enrollment letter delivered dated 18/02/2013
22/02/2013: Enrolled biometrics in Reading
12/03/2013: Passport and supporting documents delivered dated 11/03/2013 (I was so shocked but happy because I expected it to be a long wait)

14/03/2013: Replacement BRP delivered with date of issue 11/03/2013

Overall, it took me approximately 6 weeks ( 31 UKBA working days) to get it done, which is really satisfying.

Didn't expect to get it this fast as I heard many of my friends had to wait so long (new Tier 4 application, not the case of replacement). My friend assumed that because the Easter holidays are coming, so they wanted to finish the case before the break.

I wish anyone who are waiting get your replacement BRP soon!

Good luck all...
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Documents BRP RC

Postby ocforever » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:54 am

Hello, Everyone!!!

Could you tell me which documents you sent with your BRP (RC) application please?

I am lost, I have my civil partnership certificate to prove I can use my partner's surname and some utility bills as the registrar said I don't need a deed poll for changes like this one.

And I can't change my passport yet as I need to send to Brazil.
I think there is no problem in having BRP with married surname
and passport with single surname, right?

Thank you[/b]
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Postby KJdancer » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:57 am

Your name in passport and BRP must match. After you change your name on your passport, you need to change your name on your BRP within 90 days.
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BRP(RC) - My wife is going to kill me

Postby cxxr » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:47 am

Had to revive this thread as reading it made me cry!

Summary:
Wife needed BRP surname changed to married name.
Sent off Application 26th Feb (2013)
Received letter dated 28th Feb.
Received Enrollment invite 14th March.
Enrolled 19th March.

We urgently need to travel 6th April.

I am sick to my stomach because the UKBA is a complete mess!
We can't even speak to anyone, we have no idea what stage of the process is, no one will speak to us! The UKBA don't want to talk about the application, my MP wants to take 6 weeks to respond to my email/fax /letters. Two letters sent to UKBA in croydon. Email sent also.
To add insult to injury bank holiday is 29th March and 1st April!
MP's number no one answers, just leave a message!

I don't know what to do?

We are at the mercy of a complete inadequate and pathetic system where you cant even track a simple application to get a name change!
They have her passport and she cannot go anywhere without it.
They dont even care if you need to travel and the hotline number is useless!! They even have the gaul to state in the guideline, if you need to travel urgently, then call the number, but no one will talk to her about it.

They pathetically say you have to wait 6 months before someone will talk to you, how can they do this?

My wife gave me the ultimatum, if she doesnt get her passport back by next week, I am in the dog house!
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Re: BRP(RC) - My wife is going to kill me

Postby KJdancer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:40 pm

cxxr wrote:Had to revive this thread as reading it made me cry!

Summary:
Wife needed BRP surname changed to married name.
Sent off Application 26th Feb (2013)
Received letter dated 28th Feb.
Received Enrollment invite 14th March.
Enrolled 19th March.

We urgently need to travel 6th April.

I am sick to my stomach because the UKBA is a complete mess!
We can't even speak to anyone, we have no idea what stage of the process is, no one will speak to us! The UKBA don't want to talk about the application, my MP wants to take 6 weeks to respond to my email/fax /letters. Two letters sent to UKBA in croydon. Email sent also.
To add insult to injury bank holiday is 29th March and 1st April!
MP's number no one answers, just leave a message!

I don't know what to do?

We are at the mercy of a complete inadequate and pathetic system where you cant even track a simple application to get a name change!
They have her passport and she cannot go anywhere without it.
They dont even care if you need to travel and the hotline number is useless!! They even have the gaul to state in the guideline, if you need to travel urgently, then call the number, but no one will talk to her about it.

They pathetically say you have to wait 6 months before someone will talk to you, how can they do this?

My wife gave me the ultimatum, if she doesnt get her passport back by next week, I am in the dog house!


I certainly hope your wife will understand that this is not in your control. Unfortunately you probably should have waited until you returned from your holiday to submit the name change. They seem to be improving, mine was done at 2 months and some people are getting them back after about 6 weeks now (definite improvement). But no, there is zero transparency with the UKBA and you are at the mercy of the doorbell ringing and the documents being returned.

You can withdrawal the application but it may take longer than a week to receive the passport/old BRP back. They quote 20 working days as the potential wait time.

Think positive... you still have a week and there is a chance you will get everything back in time.
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Re: BRP(RC) - My wife is going to kill me

Postby cxxr » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks,

I got so wound up I emailed the CEO of the UKBA Rob Whiteman and 3 other directors at the UKBA, and got a response from Jonathan Sedgewick (his secretary) and she said she had made contact with the team and asked them to contact us hopefully on Tuesday, I'll give it till 12pm on Tuesday and I'll email him (his PA) back.

Fingers crossed

KJdancer wrote:
cxxr wrote:Had to revive this thread as reading it made me cry!

Summary:
Wife needed BRP surname changed to married name.
Sent off Application 26th Feb (2013)
Received letter dated 28th Feb.
Received Enrollment invite 14th March.
Enrolled 19th March.

We urgently need to travel 6th April.

I am sick to my stomach because the UKBA is a complete mess!
We can't even speak to anyone, we have no idea what stage of the process is, no one will speak to us! The UKBA don't want to talk about the application, my MP wants to take 6 weeks to respond to my email/fax /letters. Two letters sent to UKBA in croydon. Email sent also.
To add insult to injury bank holiday is 29th March and 1st April!
MP's number no one answers, just leave a message!

I don't know what to do?

We are at the mercy of a complete inadequate and pathetic system where you cant even track a simple application to get a name change!
They have her passport and she cannot go anywhere without it.
They dont even care if you need to travel and the hotline number is useless!! They even have the gaul to state in the guideline, if you need to travel urgently, then call the number, but no one will talk to her about it.

They pathetically say you have to wait 6 months before someone will talk to you, how can they do this?

My wife gave me the ultimatum, if she doesnt get her passport back by next week, I am in the dog house!


I certainly hope your wife will understand that this is not in your control. Unfortunately you probably should have waited until you returned from your holiday to submit the name change. They seem to be improving, mine was done at 2 months and some people are getting them back after about 6 weeks now (definite improvement). But no, there is zero transparency with the UKBA and you are at the mercy of the doorbell ringing and the documents being returned.

You can withdrawal the application but it may take longer than a week to receive the passport/old BRP back. They quote 20 working days as the potential wait time.

Think positive... you still have a week and there is a chance you will get everything back in time.
:cry: :cry:
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Update

Postby cxxr » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:29 pm

Extremely please our MP got back to us the next day on Thursday 28th March.
He asked for a doctors note to strengthen the case with the UKBA which we managed to arrange by the weekend.
On Monday bank holiday we sent the email back to the case worker and today we got a response from the UKBA that the case had been "concluded" and the documents will be sent out today by SD - which I'm assuming is special delivery.
The cards are actually produced by the DVLA and should arrive by the end of the week, the day before we fly out. Although, we could risk going without it as we will have the approval letter etc with us.

All I can say is thanks to my MP, who without his influence the UKBA would just sit on it.
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BRP arrived today!

Postby cxxr » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:58 am

Today we received the BRP!

This whole ordeal has finally come to an end and we can finally travel on 6th April!

Timeline:
26th Feb - Applied
28th Feb - Received Letter
14th March - Biometric Invitation
19th March - Biometrics Enrolled
(sent letters to UKBA 25th, emailed CEO 26th, no replies except Jonathan Sedgwick on 28th)
27th March - Emailed MP
28th March - Received a reponse from caseworker/MP saying he will be happy to help
2nd April - MP wrote a letter to CEO of UKBA
2nd April - UKBA processed and returned documents by Special Delivery
3rd April - Received Documents
4th April - Received BRP (today)
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