In-country Tier 2 application timelines

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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby aislinn12 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:52 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2
2. Switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 30 Jan 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 24 January 2014 (online and posted)
6. Date application received at UKBA:
7. Date payment debited:24 January 2014
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: waiting
10. Biometric letter received: waiting
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: waiting
12. Date of approval: waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby D_Torque » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:17 am

1. Type of application: Switching to Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Tier 1 Post Study Work
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 4/4/14
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 08/01/2014 (ONLINE APPLICATION)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 09/01/2014
7. Date payment debited: 09/01/2014
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: Email
10. Biometric letter received: 14-01-2014 (Dated 10-01-2014) They had my address wrong.
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 15-01-2014
12. Date of approval: 17-01-2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 24-01-2014
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 17-01-2014
15. Date BRP received: 27-01-2014

The whole process took 14 working days including the posting and stuff.
Experience: They got my address wrong for the Biometric invitation but the letter somehow made it to me after 3 days. I have put in a complain to UKBA but that is only a human error. Probably because the second line of my address was a major bit which he/she ignored. They got my name wrong when sent my passport and documents back !! Otherwise, things were pretty straightforward.
Overall a great service by UKBA. They have, undoubtedly improved a lot.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby t2ict » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:03 am

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General (Switching from Tier 2 ICT with leave granted pre-2010, but was having ICT long-term due to in-country FLR renewal extensions, at the time of application )
2. Switching from Tier2 ICT (Granted Leave Pre-2010) to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 25 April 2015
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: One
5. Date application posted: 30 January 2014 @ PEO Solihull
6. Date application received at UKBA: 30 January 2014 @ 9.25 am
7. Date payment debited:24 January 2014
8. Payment mode : Credit/Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: -
10. Biometric letter received: 30 January 2014 @ 9.40 am
11. Date of biometrics enrollment: 30 January 2014 @ 9.45 am
12. Date of approval: 30 January 2014 @ 10.20 am
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 30 January 2014 @ 10.25 am
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting

Very pleased with the UKBA's PEO appointment service @ Solihull. The whole process took less than an hour.
Thanks everyone, particularly to Manci for the advice and information.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby t2ict » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:26 pm

t2ict wrote:1. Type of application: Tier 2 General (Switching from Tier 2 ICT with leave granted pre-2010, but was having ICT long-term due to in-country FLR renewal extensions, at the time of application )
2. Switching from Tier2 ICT (Granted Leave Pre-2010) to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 25 April 2015
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: One
5. Date application posted: 30 January 2014 @ PEO Solihull
6. Date application received at UKBA: 30 January 2014 @ 9.25 am
7. Date payment debited:24 January 2014
8. Payment mode : Credit/Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: -
10. Biometric letter received: 30 January 2014 @ 9.40 am
11. Date of biometrics enrollment: 30 January 2014 @ 9.45 am
12. Date of approval: 30 January 2014 @ 10.20 am
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 30 January 2014 @ 10.25 am
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 30 Jan. 2014
15. Date BRP received: 03 Feb. 2014

Very pleased with the UKBA's PEO appointment service @ Solihull. The whole process took less than an hour.
Thanks everyone, particularly to Manci for the advice and information.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby gingergarlic » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:11 pm

1. Type of application: Switching to Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Tier 1 Post Study Work
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 20/01/14
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 15/01/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 16/01/2014
7. Date payment debited: 16/01/2014
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: Not Sure
10. Biometric letter received: 30-01-2014 (Dated 27-01-2014)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 01-02-2014
12. Date of approval: Still Waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Still Waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Still Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Still Waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby huntercity » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:25 pm

1. Type of application: Tier-2 change of employment
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 2 change of employment
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 16/08/2014
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: One
5. Date application posted: 24/01/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 28/01/2013 (special NEXY DAY delivery!)
7. Date payment debited: 24/01/2014
8. Payment mode: debit card
9. Acknowledgement letter dated: 29/01/2014
10. Biometric letter dated: 29/01/2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 01/02/2014
12. Date of approval: 05/02/2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 08/02/2014
14. Date BRP received: 07/02/14

Surprisingly fast, only last for 14 days from posting to receiving BRP. Unhappy with Royal mail service!!
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby voiceofthepurple » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:17 am

1. Type of application: Tier 2
2. Switching from PSW to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 21 April 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 11 January 2014 (online)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 11 January 2014 (online)
7. Date payment debited: 13 January 2014 (online)
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 28 January 2014 dated 24 January 2014
10. Biometric letter received: 30 January 2014 dated 27 January 2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 31 January 2014
12. Date of approval: 10 February 2014 (dated 7 February 2014)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 10 February 2014 (dated 7 February 2014)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby voiceofthepurple » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:42 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2
2. Switching from PSW to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 21 April 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 11 January 2014 (online)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 11 January 2014 (online)
7. Date payment debited: 13 January 2014 (online)
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 28 January 2014 dated 24 January 2014
10. Biometric letter received: 30 January 2014 dated 27 January 2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 31 January 2014
12. Date of approval: 10 February 2014 (dated 7 February 2014)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 10 February 2014 (dated 7 February 2014)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 07 February 2014
15. Date BRP received: 12 February 2014
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Re:

Postby psw2009 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:08 am

safatafa wrote:1. Type of application: Tier 2 General extension
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: N/a
3. Date of expiry of current leave: July 2013
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 3
5. Date application posted: 2nd April 2013
6. Date application received at UKBA: 3rd April 2013
7. Date payment debited: 4th April 2013
8. Payment mode : debit card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 9th April 2013 dated 4 th April
10. Biometric letter received: 12 April 2013 dated 9 th april
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 12 April 2013
12. Date of approval: waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting


I am in the similar situation, can you please share your experience my current tier 2 visa also expire in july so I will need to extend, can I ask my employer to issue me Cos end of March and I can apply for visa end April or start of May?
the reason I want to get the CoS before 6th april is because there may be more changes coming.

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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Shue » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:05 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. Switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 30 Jan 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 23 January 2014 (online and posted)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 28 January 2014 (although posted using Special Delivery)
7. Date payment debited:24 January 2014
8. Payment mode : Debit Card Online Payment
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 06 Feb 2014 (Dated 04 Feb 2014)
10. Biometric letter received: 06 Feb 2014 (Dated 04 Feb 2014, together with the Acknowledgement letter)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 06 Feb 2014
12. Date of approval: 13 Feb 2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 14 Feb 2014
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting

Still waiting for BRP, hopefully soon
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby deepu4w » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:28 pm

1. Type of application: T2G
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 1 PSW
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 12/02/2014
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 21/01/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 22/01/2014 (special delivery)
7. Date payment debited: 24/01/2014
8. Payment mode: debit card details in form
9. Acknowledgement letter dated: 23/01/2014
10. Biometric letter dated: 27/01/2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 29/01/2014
12. Date of approval: 12/02/2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 14/02/2014
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 12/01/2014
15. Date BRP received: 14/02/2014

Note: I changed delivery address online on 07-02-2014 (friday night) as I am moving
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby sid8055 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:37 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 Priority postal
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from :Tier 2
3. Date of expiry of current leave: July,2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 13/02/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 14/02/2014
7. Date payment debited:
8. Payment mode :
9. Acknowledgement letter received:
10. Biometric letter received: 19/02/2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 19/02/2014
12. Date of approval: Waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Waiting

I have applied using a priority service and its almost been 10 working days and haven't yet heard from home office.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby WishChand » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:08 am

Hi Sid, I have also given my biometrics on 19th Feb. Waiting for home office to reply. Expecting reply next week Tuesday or Wednesday. Please update incase you hear anything from home office. Looking forward to hear form you. thanks.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby sid8055 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:16 am

Hello Chand,

Sure will let you know. Have you applied using priority also?

Thanks
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby psw2009 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:50 pm

sid8055 wrote:1. Type of application: Tier 2 Priority postal
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from :Tier 2
3. Date of expiry of current leave: July,2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 13/02/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 14/02/2014
7. Date payment debited:
8. Payment mode :
9. Acknowledgement letter received:
10. Biometric letter received: 19/02/2014
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 19/02/2014
12. Date of approval: Waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Waiting

I have applied using a priority service and its almost been 10 working days and haven't yet heard from home office.


Hi Sid8055,

have you applied for initial tier 2 leave or extension?

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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby WishChand » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:10 am

sid8055 wrote:Hello Chand,

Sure will let you know. Have you applied using priority also?

Thanks


No Sid, mine is Standard application.. Does it takes long time ??
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby gingergarlic » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:01 am

gingergarlic wrote:1. Type of application: Switching to Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Tier 1 Post Study Work
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 20/01/14
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 15/01/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 16/01/2014
7. Date payment debited: 16/01/2014
8. Payment mode : Debit Card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: Not Sure
10. Biometric letter received: 30-01-2014 (Dated 27-01-2014)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 01-02-2014
12. Date of approval: 27-02-2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 28-02-2014
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Still Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Still Waiting
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In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby thecoolsatya » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:41 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 ICT Long Term Staff extension
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Extension Application
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 27/03/14
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 1
5. Date application posted: 07/02/2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 10/02/2014
7. Date payment debited: 12/02/2014
8. Payment mode : Cheque
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 17/02/2014 (Dated 13/02/2014)
10. Biometric letter received: 17/02/2014 (Dated 13/02/2014)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 18-02-2014
12. Date of approval: 26-02-2014
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 27-02-2014
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 26/02/2014
15. Date BRP received: 28/02/2014
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby ravenik45 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:48 pm

1. Type of application: Switching
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 1 Post Study Work
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 14 March 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 23 January 2014
6. Date application received at UKBA: 24 January 2014
7. Date payment debited: 26 January 2014
8. Payment mode : debit card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 30 January 2014 (letter date: 26-Jan)
10. Biometric letter received: 1 February 2014 (letter date: 30-Jan)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 3 February 2014
12. Date of approval: 5 March 2014 (letter date: 1 March 2014)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 5 March 2014 (letter date: 1 March 2014)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 1 March 2014
15. Date BRP received: 5 March 2014

Quite a backlog from UKBA this time, compared to the ones who applied on December and January....
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby karim_9876 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:33 pm

1. Type of application: Switching
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 1 PSW
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 28 Feb 2014
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 19 Feb 2014 (Online Application)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 20 Feb 2014 (Special Delivery)
7. Date payment debited: 19 Feb 2014 (Online Payment)
8. Payment mode : Debit card
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 25 Feb 2014 (dated: 21 Feb)
10. Biometric letter received: 25 Feb 2014 (dated: 21 Feb)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 25 Feb 2014
12. Date of approval (approval letter): 8 Mar 2014 (Saturday!)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 11 Mar 2014
14. Date new BRP received: waiting
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