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2013 Applications 10 Year ILR Waiting Times

Postby Jagwah » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi all, I haven't seen any posts from 2013 applicants yet so I thought I'd get the ball rolling. This is my time line at the moment:

Application date: 08/01/2013
Acknowledgement: 14/01/2013
Biometric invite: 01/02/2013 (received 04/02)
Biometric done: 05/02/2013
ILR Approved: Waiting
BRP and passport: Waiting

So basically I've now been waiting 100 days since acknowledgement. I was really excited about how quickly my acknowledgement and biometrics invite came but now I'm starting to feel a little down. Knowing how long most people waited on here is not at all reassuring but I'm staying positive and hoping for the best. I sprint to the door every time the bell rings!

My case is pretty simple I've been in and out since I was a baby but here more permanently from 2002 when I was 15. Student visa for 9 years then PSW for 2 which is still running.

I sent an FOI request about waiting times so far from January but I'm still waiting for a response. It would be great to hear from anyone else who applied around the time I did.

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Re: 2013 Applications 10 Year ILR Waiting Times

Postby M2013 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:07 pm

Jagwah wrote:Hi all, I haven't seen any posts from 2013 applicants yet so I thought I'd get the ball rolling.
My case is pretty simple I've been in and out since I was a baby but here more permanently from 2002 when I was 15. Student visa for 9 years then PSW for 2 which is still running.
Hi, Jagwah!
1) Which documents did you send?
Our kid should send her application in July, so we are checking the documents to make everything as quickly as possible.
2) How many days during the last year you were out of the UK? I am asking because she goes relulaly to France now to have classes and pass the exams.
3) Is it 180 days rule relevant for 10 years route?
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Postby Jagwah » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:32 pm

Hi M2013 :D

The information of how much time you are permitted outside of the country is available here on page 14:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... iew=Binary

Basically you are allowed 540 days (18 months) out of the country in total. Also you can't be away for a single period of more than 180 days during the 10 years.

I sent a lot of documents, I probably went overboard to be honest! I sent letters from my boarding school, universities, workplaces and bank spread through from 2002 till now. I sent information on my home, car, national insurance, several ID cards, school results, transcripts, awards, certificates and bills. Of course I also sent all my passports and current BRP along with a cover letter and the set o... and I sent everything together in a beautifully presented package to cheer up any grumpy overworked case worker lol

I travel a lot and had many missing entry stamps in my passport so I wanted it to be very clear that I have been living here full time.

I guess what you send depends on your particular situation but do make sure you carefully count all the days your child has been absent and add them up.

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Postby M2013 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:51 pm

Jagwah wrote:I sent a lot of documents, I probably went overboard to be honest! I sent letters from my boarding school, universities, workplaces and bank spread through from 2002 till now. I sent information on my home, car, national insurance, several ID cards, school results, transcripts, awards, certificates and bills. Of course I also sent all my passports and current BRP along with a cover letter and the set o... and I sent everything together in a beautifully presented package to cheer up any grumpy overworked case worker lol

I travel a lot and had many missing entry stamps in my passport so I wanted it to be very clear that I have been living here full time.
Thank you - thank you so much for your quick reply!!!!
we are planning to send all invoices and bank transaction confirmations for the boarding school to show that she was absent for vacations. Than the letters from the school confirming that she was accepted science 2003, uni letters and payments.
This year she has got one year studying EU law, but it is a part of the uni course, so we'll get this letter that it is an obligatory part to get a degree. What I worry (maybe too much) that now she'll have exams and will be in France practically for 2 months. Before she visited us regularly.
Please keep updating. Thank you again and good luck!!
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Postby z18runway » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:12 pm

ILR 10 years:

SET(o)Application posted on : 09/01/13
Money Taken on : 16/01/13
Acknowledgement received on : 17/01/13
Wife FLR(m) Application posted on : 25/01/13
Money Taken on : 02/02/13
Acknowledgement received on : 04/02/13
Bio-metric received Main applicant :06/02/13 spouse : 14/02/13
Bio-metric enrolled Main applicant : 07/02/13 spouse:18/02/13
MP Involved : 10/04/2013

BRP and Passport: Waiting
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How did you involve youe MP?

Postby Jagwah » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:24 pm

[quote="z18runway"]ILR 10 years:

SET(o)Application posted on : 09/01/13
Money Taken on : 16/01/13
Acknowledgement received on : 17/01/13
Wife FLR(m) Application posted on : 25/01/13
Money Taken on : 02/02/13
Acknowledgement received on : 04/02/13
Bio-metric received Main applicant :06/02/13 spouse : 14/02/13
Bio-metric enrolled Main applicant : 07/02/13 spouse:18/02/13
MP Involved : 10/04/2013

BRP and Passport: Waiting[/quote]

Hi Z18 I was just wondering how exactly you involved your MP as I am considering doing the same but I thought it would be too early. Did you just send a letter? Did they respond and how?
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Postby Jagwah » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:29 pm

M2013 wrote:
Jagwah wrote:I sent a lot of documents, I probably went overboard to be honest! I sent letters from my boarding school, universities, workplaces and bank spread through from 2002 till now. I sent information on my home, car, national insurance, several ID cards, school results, transcripts, awards, certificates and bills. Of course I also sent all my passports and current BRP along with a cover letter and the set o... and I sent everything together in a beautifully presented package to cheer up any grumpy overworked case worker lol

I travel a lot and had many missing entry stamps in my passport so I wanted it to be very clear that I have been living here full time.
Thank you - thank you so much for your quick reply!!!!
we are planning to send all invoices and bank transaction confirmations for the boarding school to show that she was absent for vacations. Than the letters from the school confirming that she was accepted science 2003, uni letters and payments.
This year she has got one year studying EU law, but it is a part of the uni course, so we'll get this letter that it is an obligatory part to get a degree. What I worry (maybe too much) that now she'll have exams and will be in France practically for 2 months. Before she visited us regularly.
Please keep updating. Thank you again and good luck!!


Hi again M2013, thanks and good luck to you too. Don't worry I'm sure she'll be fine just make sure she stays within the time limits because I think they are strictly implemented.
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Postby Jagwah » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:31 pm

z18runway wrote:ILR 10 years:

SET(o)Application posted on : 09/01/13
Money Taken on : 16/01/13
Acknowledgement received on : 17/01/13
Wife FLR(m) Application posted on : 25/01/13
Money Taken on : 02/02/13
Acknowledgement received on : 04/02/13
Bio-metric received Main applicant :06/02/13 spouse : 14/02/13
Bio-metric enrolled Main applicant : 07/02/13 spouse:18/02/13
MP Involved : 10/04/2013

BRP and Passport: Waiting


Hi Z18 I was just wondering how exactly you involved your MP as I am considering doing the same but I thought it would be too early. Did you just send a letter? Did they respond and how?
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Re: 2013 Applications 10 Year ILR Waiting Times

Postby koolyaar » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:08 pm

Jagwah wrote:Hi all, I haven't seen any posts from 2013 applicants yet so I thought I'd get the ball rolling. This is my time line at the moment:

Application date: 08/01/2013
Acknowledgement: 14/01/2013
Biometric invite: 01/02/2013 (received 04/02)
Biometric done: 05/02/2013
ILR Approved: Waiting
BRP and passport: Waiting

So basically I've now been waiting 100 days since acknowledgement. I was really excited about how quickly my acknowledgement and biometrics invite came but now I'm starting to feel a little down. Knowing how long most people waited on here is not at all reassuring but I'm staying positive and hoping for the best. I sprint to the door every time the bell rings!

My case is pretty simple I've been in and out since I was a baby but here more permanently from 2002 when I was 15. Student visa for 9 years then PSW for 2 which is still running.

I sent an FOI request about waiting times so far from January but I'm still waiting for a response. It would be great to hear from anyone else who applied around the time I did.

xoxo


ILRs OBTAINED:

Rajj applied on 15/07/09 and got it on 17/12/09 WAITED FOR 22.1 weeks
Haha applied on 24/07/09 and got it on 25/11/09 WAITED FOR 17.7 weeks
Oluwa112 applied 10/08/08 and got it on 17/02/10: WAITED FOR 27.3 weeks

STILL PENDING:

Sheng applied on 05/08/09 and is still waiting: now 29.3 weeks
Boonbin Applied on 10/08/09 and is still waiting: now 28.6 weeks
Croydon applied 17/08/09 and is still waiting: now 27.6 weeks
Kingie67 applied 17/08/09 and is still waiting: now 27.6 weeks
Foxy applied 24/08/09 and is still waiting: now 26.6 weeks
CLS appplied 27/08/09 and is still waiting: now 26.1 weeks
Terriblefish applied 08/09/09 and still waiting: now 24.4 weeks
Taylondon applied 11/09/09 and is still waiting: now 24.0 weeks[/quote][/quote]
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Postby z18runway » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Jagwah wrote:
z18runway wrote:ILR 10 years:

SET(o)Application posted on : 09/01/13
Money Taken on : 16/01/13
Acknowledgement received on : 17/01/13
Wife FLR(m) Application posted on : 25/01/13
Money Taken on : 02/02/13
Acknowledgement received on : 04/02/13
Bio-metric received Main applicant :06/02/13 spouse : 14/02/13
Bio-metric enrolled Main applicant : 07/02/13 spouse:18/02/13
MP Involved : 10/04/2013

BRP and Passport: Waiting


Hi Z18 I was just wondering how exactly you involved your MP as I am considering doing the same but I thought it would be too early. Did you just send a letter? Did they respond and how?


i used http://www.writetothem.com and said 3 months gone no response from ukba and spouse flr still pending, kids BC pending, so cant wait for long
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Postby sudhirbph » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:32 am

z18runway wrote:
Jagwah wrote:
z18runway wrote:ILR 10 years:

SET(o)Application posted on : 09/01/13
Money Taken on : 16/01/13
Acknowledgement received on : 17/01/13
Wife FLR(m) Application posted on : 25/01/13
Money Taken on : 02/02/13
Acknowledgement received on : 04/02/13
Bio-metric received Main applicant :06/02/13 spouse : 14/02/13
Bio-metric enrolled Main applicant : 07/02/13 spouse:18/02/13
MP Involved : 10/04/2013

BRP and Passport: Waiting


Hi Z18 I was just wondering how exactly you involved your MP as I am considering doing the same but I thought it would be too early. Did you just send a letter? Did they respond and how?


i used http://www.writetothem.com and said 3 months gone no response from ukba and spouse flr still pending, kids BC pending, so cant wait for long



My timeline similar to you, posted 5/1/13, biomet 10/2/13
i have wrote to my mp aswell..no response ..its been like two weeks and she belongs to labour..dont think she will do much as there is a very bad talk about her on the web
people applied in september are getting theirs now..probably we have to wait till may end based on that :cry:
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Postby z18runway » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:58 am

I got response from my MP ( Labour and co-operative party) within a week of writing to him. He replied thanks for writing to me and feel sorry for your delay in application(3 months delay) and i will write to UKBa on behalf of you and write to you back once i get reply from UKBA, many thanks. bye
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Postby Manka10 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:12 am

I hope you guys know that UKBA takes 3-6 months for a decision on 10-year ILR applications
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Postby z18runway » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:00 pm

Living in this country 10 years and more, browsing immigration rules and policies all the time and reading threads on this forum and am pretty sure that it will take 3-6 months.

But paying this hefty fees on application i personally cant wait for 6 months or more.

If that is the fate i cant do anything, but i feel its nothing wrong to start the pressuring process on UKBA on my application.
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Postby Manka10 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:09 pm

z18runway wrote:Living in this country 10 years and more, browsing immigration rules and policies all the time and reading threads on this forum

you make it sound like a punishment :lol:
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Not exactly good news :(

Postby Jagwah » Thu May 09, 2013 2:56 pm

z18runway wrote:Living in this country 10 years and more, browsing immigration rules and policies all the time and reading threads on this forum and am pretty sure that it will take 3-6 months.

But paying this hefty fees on application i personally cant wait for 6 months or more.

If that is the fate i cant do anything, but i feel its nothing wrong to start the pressuring process on UKBA on my application.



Well it's now going on 17 weeks for me since sent in application and not a peep after biometrics.

I called UKBA the other day and after a long and pricey time on hold I spoke to a woman. I asked if my case had been allocated to a case worker but she said they have no way of knowing that.

She didn't take my reference number but asked what month I had sent in my application. When I said January she said to me that their records indicate September applications are still being processed. We were then cut off but I hope she didn't mean they haven't started on applications after September yet!!!

I will call again soon to see if I get a similar answer. Meanwhile my FOI request has not received a response. The last time I made one the response was quite rapid so I'm not sure what the hold up is with this :(

Next step MP. I'm going to complain in particular about the senseless policy of retaining peoples passports and biometric card for months whilst deciding cases!

Have you heard back from your MP yet Z18?
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I Got it!!

Postby Jagwah » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:59 am

Really can't describe how I feel right now!!!

Finally got my passport and documents back today. My ILR has been granted thank God! Thank you Jesus! Finally I can exhale and go on holiday :) lol

Application date: 08/01/2013
Acknowledgement: 14/01/2013
Biometric invite: 01/02/2013 (received 04/02)
Biometric done: 05/02/2013
ILR Approved: 13/06/2013
Documents and passport received: 17/06/2013
BRP: Waiting

For everyone still waiting, hang in there good news is coming xoxo
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Re: I Got it!!

Postby M2013 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:31 am

Jagwah wrote:Really can't describe how I feel right now!!!
For everyone still waiting, hang in there good news is coming xoxo
I am so happy for you!!
Have a nice holiday!!!!!
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Re: I Got it!!

Postby Spatacus » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:40 pm

Jagwah wrote:Really can't describe how I feel right now!!!

Finally got my passport and documents back today. My ILR has been granted thank God! Thank you Jesus! Finally I can exhale and go on holiday :) lol

Application date: 08/01/2013
Acknowledgement: 14/01/2013
Biometric invite: 01/02/2013 (received 04/02)
Biometric done: 05/02/2013
ILR Approved: 13/06/2013
Documents and passport received: 17/06/2013
BRP: Waiting

For everyone still waiting, hang in there good news is coming xoxo




C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!
What is better than freedom?
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Re: I Got it!!

Postby JS28 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:52 pm

Jagwah wrote:Really can't describe how I feel right now!!!

Finally got my passport and documents back today. My ILR has been granted thank God! Thank you Jesus! Finally I can exhale and go on holiday :) lol

Application date: 08/01/2013
Acknowledgement: 14/01/2013
Biometric invite: 01/02/2013 (received 04/02)
Biometric done: 05/02/2013
ILR Approved: 13/06/2013
Documents and passport received: 17/06/2013
BRP: Waiting

For everyone still waiting, hang in there good news is coming xoxo


Hi Jagwah,

COngratulations on your ILR. I would be grateful if you caould please help me. I came to the U.K. in August 2006. 4 years Student visa+2 years PSW+2 years Tier 2. I will be able to apply for my ILR in July 2016.

I am aware that we must not spend 18 months outside the u.k. which I haven't. The only question I have is what does UKBA mean by "6 months outside the U.K. at any one period"?

I first went to my home country in September 2010 and I spent 2 months and I came back to the U.K. for 5 weeks and had to go back again coz my student visa run out and I had to stay 5 months at this time. I came back to the U.K. in 2011 and since then I have not left the U.K. for more than 4 weeks.

Can you please tell me if my continuous residence has been broken?

Also, in 2007 I had to apply for an extension to my student visa and the payment was taken by home office but I was sent to get a document from college. But I was given the student visa 20 days after the xpiry of my previous visa.

Is this going to be against my case then?

I hope that you can help me so that I can start planning for the future.

Thanks
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