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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:12 am

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Post by mashayekh_hosein » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:25 am

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Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:12 am
Good News. Thank you Cullinan. I hope Home Office later does not use the travelling during the lockdown to attend the UKVCAS appointment against applicants' good character!

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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:31 am

11. Travel
You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make. However you can and should still travel for a number of reasons, including:

travelling to work where this cannot be done from home
travelling to education and for caring responsibilities
hospital GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health
visiting venues that are open,
including essential retail
exercise, if you need to make a short journey to do so

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-nationa ... 5-november
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Post by Aragon1 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:47 am

I just had a call with nice lady at UKVCAS and she said that this is a generic email sent to all applicants and they've been getting plenty of calls about this for a few weeks now. She checked and confirmed that there are no issues reported in our biometric data submitted by the app and asked not to book an in-person appointment. I'm torn. :roll:

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Post by timmo » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:57 pm

mashayekh_hosein wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:37 am
Did you asked whether the appointments will be continued to be offered by the UKVCAS during the lockdown or not? Can you share the phone number you called?
I did not. The number I called was for UKVCAS, 0844 892 0232

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Post by surabhi » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:18 pm

I too got the '45 days' email today...
Surprisingly, my application has 3 people.The 45 days email came separately for both minor applicants only. Not for the adult applicant.

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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:20 pm

I am suspecting the request to submit biometrics for minors is not generic even if UKVCAS call centre claims otherwise. I really do not trust what they say. But obviously, its your application and your decision what you want to do.
Also, these generic emails are not reported even once in the ILR forum. I am suspecting it has to do with the minor’s old facial image duration (in their system) before granting citizenship.
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Post by surabhi » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:35 pm

Thank you ..I will give a call tomorrow anyways..
But the thing which makes me to think that this is a generic email is, my minor applicants had ILR hardly 4 months back. So the existing biometric is just 4 months old.

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Post by CULLINAN » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:37 pm

surabhi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Thank you ..I will give a call tomorrow anyways..
But the thing which makes me to think that this is a generic email is, my minor applicants had ILR hardly 4 months back. So the existing biometric is just 4 months old.
Maybe but only for minors and not adults in the same group, makes me think otherwise.
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Post by CULLINAN » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:55 am

Suggestion:

@12AM midnight GMT NEW RELEASE of appointments.

November example:
3rd Nov (Tues) - book an appointment for 30th Nov (Mon)
4th Nov (Wed) - book an appointment for 1s Dec (Tuesday)
5th Nov (Thurs) - book an appointment for 2nd Dec (Wednesday)
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7th Nov (Saturday) - book an appointment for 4th Dec (Friday)

Note: If you want to look for free appointments during November do not look on Sundays and Mondays as the the system will release appointments for Saturday (paid) and Sunday (paid) 4 weeks apart.

Free appointments are only available on week days (IF ANY). Best to look Tues - Sat during November as the system opens up a new date every night 12 AM GMT as shown in the example above.

PS: Look for different locations using different city postcodes if you are/can open to travel.
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Post by novalicary » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:42 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:37 pm
surabhi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Thank you ..I will give a call tomorrow anyways..
But the thing which makes me to think that this is a generic email is, my minor applicants had ILR hardly 4 months back. So the existing biometric is just 4 months old.
Maybe but only for minors and not adults in the same group, makes me think otherwise.
Please let me know what they say by phone. As I wrote a week ago, I applied with my son (minor) and he received the 45 day message and I did not. We submitted via IDV app on 5 Sept. Applied July 12. I DM’d after the message and they looked up our application and said all was in order for both of us relating to biometrics and to ignore. We have saved the messages.

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Post by novalicary » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:43 pm

novalicary wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:42 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:37 pm
surabhi wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Thank you ..I will give a call tomorrow anyways..
But the thing which makes me to think that this is a generic email is, my minor applicants had ILR hardly 4 months back. So the existing biometric is just 4 months old.
Maybe but only for minors and not adults in the same group, makes me think otherwise.
Please let me know what they say by phone. As I wrote a week ago, I applied with my son (minor) and he received the 45 day message and I did not. We submitted via IDV app on 5 Sept. Applied July 12. I DM’d after the message and they looked up our application and said all was in order for both of us relating to biometrics and to ignore. We have saved the messages.

Sorry, should have added we did biometrics for ILR in March. So 6 months ago.

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Post by littlebuns » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:41 pm

According to the ukvcas update "your case will be dealt with by UKVI based on the date of your registration with UKVI/UKVCAS.", but recently mostly September applicants were getting news.

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Post by Hansi89 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:05 pm

this is from UKVCAS status update page about - UKVI - handling IDV submitted applications in date order
UKVI have told us that they aim to deal with ALL applications in date order. This means that your case will be dealt with by UKVI based on the date of your registration with UKVI/UKVCAS.
this part is clear. and then they say the below:
In some cases, this may mean that customers that submitted their applications via IDV on the same day may not receive a decision from UKVI at the same time as their registration dates will be different.
am i stupid to understand what is being said or is there a error in this last sentence?

I have applied (paid) and registered with UKVCAS on 03-June and submitted my docs somewhere in August but submitted photo etc via IDV on 28th August.

so if I understand correctly they should be working on the June 3rd date not when it is submitted via IDV?

any thoughts anyone? :)

thanks!

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Post by CULLINAN » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:09 pm

@Hansi89

Probably applications are picked up in date order initially. The straight forward ones or the ones which require no enquiries are decided quickly.

The rest are put aside for more enquiries. Some enquiries come back quicker than other’s.

Plus depends when the CW picks it up back again.

The standard is 6 months. You are at 5 months. Should hear during November.
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Post by Qasimhb1 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:38 pm

Aragon1 wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:47 am
I just had a call with nice lady at UKVCAS and she said that this is a generic email sent to all applicants and they've been getting plenty of calls about this for a few weeks now. She checked and confirmed that there are no issues reported in our biometric data submitted by the app and asked not to book an in-person appointment. I'm torn. :roll:
Hi
Did you get that generic email with your case reference number in attachment???

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Post by Hansi89 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:09 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:09 pm
@Hansi89

Probably applications are picked up in date order initially. The straight forward ones or the ones which require no enquiries are decided quickly.

The rest are put aside for more enquiries. Some enquiries come back quicker than other’s.

Plus depends when the CW picks it up back again.

The standard is 6 months. You are at 5 months. Should hear during November.
Hmm yeah little more patience I suppose

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