No, I'm not from India. All my funds are based in UK bank on one account.
I'm not exactly sure how long time does it take. They have processing times on the website. http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas- ... tingtimes/
Now it is written there
We are currently considering applications where the applicant attended a biometric appointment on or before 1 March.
Last week it was written that they consider applications who gave biometrics a week earlier.
Then it is written there:
For applications made inside the UK under Tier 1 of the points-based system, the standard is that we will decide 75 per cent of applications within 4 weeks.
I think it means that 75% should expect to receive visa maximum in 4 weeks after their date got into processing time paragraph.
But then there is still other 25%.
So it's hard to say. Some people get it very fast others much slower. I think UKBA is overloaded now anyway. I consider my application very straightforward and still it's already more than two months. But it's still only about 3 weeks passed since I gave biometrics. Because I had to wait about 3 weeks for biometrics invitation letter and then another 3 week or so for closest appointment.
I think it happens because there are less people working in UKBA now and also because general attitude to immigration changed to almost red light.
We will get visas but it is painfully slow at the moment. On the other hand, I have strong feeling that in several years time, there will be even less opportunities to immigrate to UK.
I think it would be great if people would post their waiting times here, there are not that many applications in this category and we need to help each other.
I am bit worried about my business , as few contracts required my eligibility to stay here.
I'm in the same boat, I try to do successful business while I do not even have my passport. (I'm legally allowed to do it because I have dependant visa at the moment) It can be very frustrating. But I guess this is kind of tax we pay for making life changing decisions. I think British passport is totally worth it.