" zs786, khalid83 , 1111 ", hope all goes well for you guys. I also submitted my case in the same timeline on 3/19/2010.
Status changed outright to "Application Forwarded to Islamabad OC on" on very same day i submitted the application.
After 3 weeks when no update was available i emailed all these addresses for update on my application :
replied very next day and informed that they do not have much info on case and might be better to contact BHC.
At first firstname.lastname@example.org
sent an lengthy auto reply regarding application and who should contact and in what time frame they are obliged to reply. and then after further emailing they needed more information. Sent all information but to no avail. No reply from them so far.
reply was a bit strange. They mentioned that my application is in process at British High Commission Islamabad. I have requested that they look into the delay that you are experiencing and respond to your email. Also at the end of email it was written "Please forward any future emails regarding this appeal case to; appeals.Islamabad@fco.gov.uk
" which was strange as this was not an appeal case and was a fresh application. So that line really put me off as I had previously visited Uk more than 5 times and all the time came back before visa expiry. Also when i lodged application i had valid Uk multiple entry visa for 5 years expiring in 2014 and we have shown more then enough funds for support(in excess of 20K pounds each) and also that we have been married and living together for 3 years . Anyway i know settlement case are treated differently, so will see what the outcome is.
After that email no reply since two weeks and still waiting.
From UKVisaSection.PakistanSettlementEnquiries @fco.gov.uk , i did not get any reply at all.
Just today i got text message on my cell that application GRY-XXX-X is now in process at BHC . I checked online and status shows "Visa application is under process at the British High Commission." Visiting this forum i get the idea that application status only change twice one "Application sent to Islamabad OC on " and next when "application is ready for collection" but seems that now they do post "Application in process" status as well.
Well lets see and hope ALLAH do the best and i will get my visa soon. Also wish all u guys on the form waiting for visa good luck as well and pray for the best.