In-country Tier 2 application timelines

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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Casa » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:51 pm

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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby peacock69 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:40 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General Extension
2. If switching, category changing: N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 28-10-2016
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 1
5. Date application posted: 04-08-2016 (online application 03-08-2016)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 05-08-2016
7. Date payment debited: 03-08-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 11-08-2016 (dated 06-08-2016)
10. Biometric letter received: 11-08-2016 (dated 06-08-2016)
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 11-08-2016 and 20-08-2016
12. Date of approval: 28-09-2016 (received 01-10-2016)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 11-08-2016 (dated 09-08-2016)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 28-09-2016
15. Date BRP received: 03-10-2016
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby amirel » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:44 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General Extension
2. If switching, category changing: N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave:
4. Number of dependants applying at same time:
5. Date application posted: 08-08-2016 (online application 08-08-2016)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 09-08-2016
7. Date payment debited: 08-08-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: None received
10. Biometric letter received: 17-08-2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 18-08-2016
12. Date of approval: Waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Waiting (worst wait ever too)
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 Adityakuma1 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:09 am

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Na
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 22/01/2017
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 0
5. Rating of sponsor: A
6. Application method: Postal
7. Date application posted:11/08/2016
8. BM letter issue date: 17/08/2016
9. Biometric letter received:20/08/2016
10. Date of biometric enrolment:20/08/2016
11. Date of approval: waiting
12. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
13. Date BRP received: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Adityakuma1 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:49 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Na
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 22/01/2017
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 0
5. Rating of sponsor: A
6. Application method: Postal
7. Date application posted:11/08/2016
8. BM letter issue date: 17/08/2016
9. Biometric letter received:20/08/2016
10. Date of biometric enrolment:20/08/2016
11. Date of approval: waiting
12. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
13. Date BRP received: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby amirel » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:32 am

[quote="amirel"]1. Type of application: Tier 2 General Extension
2. If switching, category changing: N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave:
4. Number of dependants applying at same time:
5. Date application posted: 08-08-2016 (online application 08-08-2016)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 09-08-2016
7. Date payment debited: 08-08-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: None received
10. Biometric letter received: 17-08-2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 18-08-2016
12. Date of approval: Waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Waiting (worst wait ever too)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: 5-10-16 (received! now where's the freakin' passport!?)
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Chellelynn » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:34 pm

UPDATE:

SOME GOOD NEWS! :D

1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending) : Switching to Tier 2 General (Shortage Occupation 3 years)
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Tier 4
3. Date of expiry of current leave: September 30th 2016
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: Submitted online August 11th 2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: August 12th (Supporting documents posted overnight on August 11th)
7. Date payment debited: August 11th
8. Payment mode : Debit card/online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received: August 20th
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: August 22nd
12. Date of approval: Letter is dated October 6th, received October 8th
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Passport and documents returned with approval letter (October 8th)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Waiting

Hope some other folks have received good news this weekend too - best of luck!
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby ammhass » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:56 am

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General Extension
2. If switching, category changing: N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 30-09-2016
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 3
5. Date application posted: online application 12th August 2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 12th August 2016
7. Date payment debited: 12th August 2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 18th August 2016 (dated 17th August 2016)
10. Biometric letter received: 18th August 2016 (dated 17th August 2016)
11. Date of bio-metrics enrollment: 19th August 2016
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 Chellelynn » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:25 pm

Final update -

PDATE:

SOME GOOD NEWS! :D

1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending) : Switching to Tier 2 General (Shortage Occupation 3 years)
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Tier 4
3. Date of expiry of current leave: September 30th 2016
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: Submitted online August 11th 2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: August 12th (Supporting documents posted overnight on August 11th)
7. Date payment debited: August 11th
8. Payment mode : Debit card/online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received: August 20th
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: August 22nd
12. Date of approval: Letter is dated October 6th, received October 8th
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: Passport and documents returned with approval letter (October 8th)
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Waiting

Hope some other folks have received good news this weekend too - best of luck!

New Leave to remain valid from: 6th October 2016
BRP received: October 11th
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby bonrajee » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:00 pm

1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending) : Tier 2 General extension
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave: September 25th 2016
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: Submitted online August 13th 2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: August 16th (Documents posted on August 13th which is Saturday)
7. Date payment debited: August 13th
8. Payment mode : Debit card/online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Bio-metric letter received: August 23rd
11. Date of bio-metrics enrollment: August 24th
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 cherrypie » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:37 am

1. Type of application: Switching - 1st Tier 2 application
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 1 (G)
3. Date of expiry of current leave: Feb 10th, 2017
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 1
5. Date application completed online: Oct 13th, 2016
6. Date payment debited: Oct 13th, 2016
7. Payment mode : Credit card
8. Date supporting documents posted: Oct 15th, 2016
9. Date application received at UKBA:
10. Acknowledgement letter received:
11. Biometric letter received:
12. Date of biometrics enrolment:
13. Date of approval:
14. Date of return of passport and other documents:
15. Date (new) leave to remain valid from:
16. Date BRP received:
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby YankinYork » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:13 am

1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending) Switching to Tier 2, 2 years
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 4
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 31 Jan 2017
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: Online 17/08/2016, documents sent 18/08/2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 19/08/2016
7. Date payment debited: 17/08/2016
8. Payment mode : Debit card online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 24/08/2016, dated 22/08/2016
10. Biometric letter received: 24/08/2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 25/08/2016
12. Date of approval: 17 October (letter dated 12 October)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 24/08/2016, passport and original visa with my biometric letter and acknowledgement letter
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
15. Date BRP received: waiting

Hope to receive my BRP soon. They took exactly 40 days, including the bank holiday. Ridiculous.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby G khan » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:30 am

G Khan

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General (Changing Employer Because My X employer license has been revoked and i got curtailment latter which going to Expire 24-07-2016 )
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Changing Employer
3. Date of expiry of current leave:24-07-2016
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: None
5. Date application posted: 22-07-2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 24-07/2016
7. Date payment debited: 22-07-2016
8. Payment mode: Online (Debit Card)
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 03-08-2016
10. Biometric letter received: 03-08-2016
11. Date of biometrics enrollment: 04-08- 2016
12. Date of approval: Awaiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: Waiting
15. Date BRP received: Waiting
Still waiting .. today date is 19-10-2016 ...
No latter receive yet after Biometrics Enrollment any suggestion for me please .. your advice will be much appreciated ...
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Arknoid » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:09 pm

[quote="Arknoid"]1. Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing: Tier 4
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 17-01-2017
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 18-08-2016 (online application 18-08-2016)
6. Date application received at UKBA: 18-08-2016
7. Date payment debited: 18-08-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received: 24/08/2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 29/08/2016
12. Date of approval: 11/10/2016
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 19/10/2016
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: 18/09/2019
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby Yevhen1 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:11 pm

Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing:
3. Date of expiry of current leave:
4. Number of dependants applying at same time:
5. Date application posted: 29-08-2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 31-08-2016
7. Date payment debited: 29-08-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received:
11. Date of biometrics enrolment:
12. Date of approval: 24/10/2016
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 24/10/2016
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby demi » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:53 pm

Type of application: Tier 2 General
2. If switching, category changing: Teir 4 dependant
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 02- 2017
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 2 children
5. Date application posted: 17-09-2016
6. Date application received at UKBA:
7. Date payment debited:
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received: 20-09
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 24-09
12. Date of approval: awaiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents:
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby catchchaitu » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:02 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 ICT extension
2. If switching, category changing: NA
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 14-10-2016
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: 15-09-2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 16-09-2016
7. Date payment debited: 16-09-2016
8. Payment mode : Online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: N/A
10. Biometric letter received: 27/09/2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 28/09/2016
12. Date of approval: waiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: waiting
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby ShrutiBlue » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:47 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 General extension
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: None
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 14/12/2016
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 0
5. Rating of sponsor: A
6. Application method: Standard Postal
7. Submitted Application: 06/09/2016
8. Date application posted: 07/09/2016
9. Date application (documents) received at HO: 08/09/2016
10. Date payment debited: 06/09/2016
11. Payment mode: Credit Card
12. Acknowledgement Letter Issue date : 14/09/2016
13. Acknowledgement letter received: 16/09/2016
14. BM letter issue date: 14/09/2016
15. Biometric letter received: 16/09/2016
16. Date of biometric enrolment: 17/09/2016
17. Date of approval: 30/10/16 (on a Sunday?!)
18. Date of return of passport and other documents: 01/11/16
19. Date (new) leave to remain valid until: waiting
20. Date BRP received: waiting
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby ShrutiBlue » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:04 am

ShrutiBlue wrote:1. Type of application: Tier 2 General extension
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: None
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 14/12/2016
4. Number of dependents applying at same time: 0
5. Rating of sponsor: A
6. Application method: Standard Postal
7. Submitted Application: 06/09/2016
8. Date application posted: 07/09/2016
9. Date application (documents) received at HO: 08/09/2016
10. Date payment debited: 06/09/2016
11. Payment mode: Credit Card
12. Acknowledgement Letter Issue date : 14/09/2016
13. Acknowledgement letter received: 16/09/2016
14. BM letter issue date: 14/09/2016
15. Biometric letter received: 16/09/2016
16. Date of biometric enrolment: 17/09/2016
17. Date of approval: 30/10/16 (on a Sunday?!)
18. Date of return of passport and other documents: 01/11/16
19. Date (new) leave to remain valid until: 14/12/2019
20. Date BRP received: 02/11/16


Updated, received BRP today.
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Re: In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Postby YankinYork » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:31 pm

YankinYork wrote:
YankinYork wrote:1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending) Switching to Tier 2, 2 years
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: Tier 4
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 31 Jan 2017
4. Number of dependants applying at same time: 0
5. Date application posted: Online 17/08/2016, documents sent 18/08/2016
6. Date application received at UKBA: 19/08/2016
7. Date payment debited: 17/08/2016
8. Payment mode : Debit card online
9. Acknowledgement letter received: 24/08/2016, dated 22/08/2016
10. Biometric letter received: 24/08/2016
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 25/08/2016
12. Date of approval: 17 October (letter dated 12 October)
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 24/08/2016, passport and original visa with my biometric letter and acknowledgement letter
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid until: 14 September 2018
15. Date BRP received: 02 November 2016

Hope to receive my BRP soon. They took exactly 40 days, including the bank holiday. Ridiculous.


I'm still waiting for my BRP.


Just received my BRP today.
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