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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by Cure123 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:02 pm

CR001 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Cure123 wrote:
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Just submitted my biometrics at Croydon Lansdowne (dual submission). Fingers crossed.
Took 10 min.
Documents were already submitted.
Just took biometrics.
Scanned full current passport.
Done.
Hi Can you please elaborate a bit more about the appointment. Did they take your finger prints please?
Yes, obviously, as that is the whole point of an in person biometrics appointment!!
I guess I wasn't clear in my question. If you are invited to use the app which means you have selected for biometric reuse. Then will they take your finger prints if you decide to go in person rather than using the app

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Post by CULLINAN » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:33 pm

@Cure123

Yes. Appointment goes as normal in every case irrespective of using IDV app already or booking an appointment instead. Finger prints, digital photo, digital signature.
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Post by Cure123 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm

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@Cure123

Yes. Appointment goes as normal in every case irrespective of using IDV app already or booking an appointment instead. Finger prints, digital photo, digital signature.
Thank you very much. I received the App invite, but decided to go in person instead. It was a bit different this time. The lady was very thorough.

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Post by CULLINAN » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:48 pm

Cure123 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
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@Cure123

Yes. Appointment goes as normal in every case irrespective of using IDV app already or booking an appointment instead. Finger prints, digital photo, digital signature.
Thank you very much. I received the App invite, but decided to go in person instead. It was a bit different this time. The lady was very thorough.
Can you pls elaborate what do you mean by “different” and “thorough”?
When did you apply?
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Post by Cure123 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:21 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Cure123 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:39 pm
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@Cure123

Yes. Appointment goes as normal in every case irrespective of using IDV app already or booking an appointment instead. Finger prints, digital photo, digital signature.
Thank you very much. I received the App invite, but decided to go in person instead. It was a bit different this time. The lady was very thorough.
Can you pls elaborate what do you mean by “different” and “thorough”?
When did you apply?
I applied last week. The lady went through my passport and checked it several times. When I done the ILR they just scan few pages. This one was checking the passport as well!

Also she checked my finger prints to see if there is any cuts. The whole appointment took around 25 minutes

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Post by CULLINAN » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:30 pm

@Cure123

Tbh, I have had a couple of personal experiences (myself and family) with UKVCAS staff over the last 2 years.
Every time they do something different.
I went to my appointment yesterday also.
The lady was not very friendly but mine went smoothly.

Last time (2019) my passport was checked also.
Checking for cuts is normal, if finger prints do not go through the first time. Because otherwise, they have to leave notes which finger did not match and why.
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Post by Cure123 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:30 am

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:30 pm
@Cure123

Tbh, I have had a couple of personal experiences (myself and family) with UKVCAS staff over the last 2 years.
Every time they do something different.
I went to my appointment yesterday also.
The lady was not very friendly but mine went smoothly.

Last time (2019) my passport was checked also.
Checking for cuts is normal, if finger prints do not go through the first time. Because otherwise, they have to leave notes which finger did not match and why.
Thank you very much for the reply. Please keep us updated with your application

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Post by Ritchie12 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:59 pm

onyx_ng wrote:
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I submitted my application on the 29th of July and submitted my biometrics via IDV only on the 31st of August. I am still waiting for approval.
I received approval (via email) today :D . I didn't attend an in person appointment but I did send a status request to 'nationalityenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk' on the 22nd of September.
onyx, can highlight any the details of the email you sent to nationalityenquiries?
Sure, here's what I sent:

Dear Advisor,

Hope you are doing well.

I was wondering if I could get a status update on my citizenship application detailed below:

Given Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Application Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Application Type: Naturalisation as a British Citizen
Application Submission Date: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IDV App Submission Date: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Many thanks,
xxxx
Awesome. Thanks. I will try that before going for our appointment next week.

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Post by sjuzzik » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:54 pm

I attended my biometrics appointment on the 24th of September. I uploaded some of my documents myself prior to the appointment and some were scanned during the appointment by ukvcas staff. After thr appointment I logged in to my ukvcas account to see if everything was scanned and I noticed that the option to upload more documents is still working, I.e..there is no sign that the application was submitted anywhere.. u checked again today - same thing. Is it normal?

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Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm

sjuzzik wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:54 pm
I attended my biometrics appointment on the 24th of September. I uploaded some of my documents myself prior to the appointment and some were scanned during the appointment by ukvcas staff. After thr appointment I logged in to my ukvcas account to see if everything was scanned and I noticed that the option to upload more documents is still working, I.e..there is no sign that the application was submitted anywhere.. u checked again today - same thing. Is it normal?
Yes. Its best not to play with the account though. If you open the individual categories, the document file names will show “submitted” in front of them.
The account stays active.
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Post by vardhan88 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:22 am

Ritchie12 wrote:
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And another one.... day after biometric appointment at UKVCAS I receive approval email.
I am sure that IDV works for some, but there is a clear pattern of people submitting IDV and waiting for weeks and yet after physical appointment they get decision in day or two, sometimes within hours.

Anyway, just for reference, original application 14.04., IDV 24.08., Biometric appointment 23.09., decision 24.09
(Apologies for the timeline format above, just saves people time to look through my posts)
possibly coincidence.
Me and a couple of my mates got decision today and we all didn't go through with biometric appointment.
@vardhan88, do you all have the same timelines? Did you do the IDV submissions on the same day? Can you discuss or share more. It could give some of us some hope.
We all submitted in aorund 3 weeks, my application is 1st one.
Regarding IDV - mine was 27th Aug, the rest got them done by 29th

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Post by terry82 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:25 am

Hi All,
Just wondering if any of the September applicants got any decisions ?I havent seen any post regarding the same ,nor saw them in MN1 section either.Not sure if liverpool office is till working in lockdown.

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Post by tier21419 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:43 am

terry82 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:25 am
Hi All,
Just wondering if any of the September applicants got any decisions ?I havent seen any post regarding the same ,nor saw them in MN1 section either.Not sure if liverpool office is till working in lockdown.
I think it is too early for September applicants to receive decisions.

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Post by terry82 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:55 am

When ILR people are getting results within a week .I dont think it is unreasonable to have such expectation? Or may be Naturalization process is much tougher than ILR ?Not sure if this is the case or ILR team is much bigger than Naturalization team.Endless possibilities...

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Post by CR001 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm

terry82 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:55 am
When ILR people are getting results within a week .I dont think it is unreasonable to have such expectation? Or may be Naturalization process is much tougher than ILR ?Not sure if this is the case or ILR team is much bigger than Naturalization team.Endless possibilities...
Two completely different applications, teams and requirements. Ilr is an immigration rules application, citizenship is nationality laws application. Different ilr routes also have different ilr teams working on applications.

Citizenship likely has more in-depth checks than ilr.
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Post by jotaele » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:09 pm

terry82 wrote:
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When ILR people are getting results within a week .I dont think it is unreasonable to have such expectation? Or may be Naturalization process is much tougher than ILR ?Not sure if this is the case or ILR team is much bigger than Naturalization team.Endless possibilities...
Do you mean people applying to citizenship having ILR already or people applying to ILR to begin with?

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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:44 pm

Update: Seems like dual submission has not worked for me as fast as others.. went for dual submission on Friday.. lets see... have to keep waiting patiently....I have never had good luck when it comes to HO anyways!! :roll:
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Post by nyk1981 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:28 pm

Hello

I am just curious to know how many have applied in July and submitted IDV by 31st Aug and received approval emails.

Thanks

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Post by udutt » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:41 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:44 pm
Update: Seems like dual submission has not worked for me as fast as others.. went for dual submission on Friday.. lets see... have to keep waiting patiently....I have never had good luck when it comes to HO anyways!! :roll:
Hi
Appied on 9th June IDV on 4th Sep 2020. Wife and daughter applied on 6th July IDV on 5th Sep 2020. So far no luck. We share same luck with HO. Hope to receive something soon.

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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:11 pm

Has anyone kept a track of recent approvals reported on the forum? What does the trend say? I think HO is going by date order in majority cases.....
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