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

Post by surabhi » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:32 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.
I called them and they gave the same response and aske dme to ignore that email.Infact they logged in system and verified everything and said all are in order.No action needed

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Post by BetterHuman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:45 pm

okigen68 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Got my approval email this morning. Applied on 13/9 and submitted documents on 20/9, so roughly 6-7 weeks. Seems like it's the general timeline for quite a few people here. My case is pretty straightforward though - when I applied for ILR the decision came through the next morning.
Submission was done via IDV app only.
Good luck everyone :D
Many congrats Okigen68. Hope you get your Invite soon.

Did HO contact your referees? if so, did you get notified that they have emailed/contacted your referee ? I am conscious that my referee might not be checking their email or the spam box. I don't want to constantly ask them to check their inbox. i applied around the same time as yours and is a straightforward case.

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Post by okigen68 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:50 pm

BetterHuman wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:45 pm
okigen68 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Got my approval email this morning. Applied on 13/9 and submitted documents on 20/9, so roughly 6-7 weeks. Seems like it's the general timeline for quite a few people here. My case is pretty straightforward though - when I applied for ILR the decision came through the next morning.
Submission was done via IDV app only.
Good luck everyone :D
Many congrats Okigen68. Hope you get your Invite soon.

Did HO contact your referees? if so, did you get notified that they have emailed/contacted your referee ? I am conscious that my referee might not be checking their email or the spam box. I don't want to constantly ask them to check their inbox. i applied around the same time as yours and is a straightforward case.
No I don't think they ever contacted, otherwise my referees will have let me know.
HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter, in case it went into spam. So I guess they may do the same for referees as well?

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Post by CULLINAN » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:52 pm

HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter,
Thats new. Was it a private number?

Referees are very rarely contacted.
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Post by BetterHuman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:56 pm

okigen68 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:50 pm
BetterHuman wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:45 pm
okigen68 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Got my approval email this morning. Applied on 13/9 and submitted documents on 20/9, so roughly 6-7 weeks. Seems like it's the general timeline for quite a few people here. My case is pretty straightforward though - when I applied for ILR the decision came through the next morning.
Submission was done via IDV app only.
Good luck everyone :D
Many congrats Okigen68. Hope you get your Invite soon.

Did HO contact your referees? if so, did you get notified that they have emailed/contacted your referee ? I am conscious that my referee might not be checking their email or the spam box. I don't want to constantly ask them to check their inbox. i applied around the same time as yours and is a straightforward case.
No I don't think they ever contacted, otherwise my referees will have let me know.
HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter, in case it went into spam. So I guess they may do the same for referees as well?
Thank you. i didn't know that HO would try to contact the applicant directly unless you made a query or complaint. how did you know that it was from HO ? did you manage to speak to them directly later ?

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Post by BetterHuman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:59 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:52 pm
HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter,
Thats new. Was it a private number?

Referees are very rarely contacted.
Thank you, CULLINAN.

Yes, phone call from HO is a new thing for me as well. I had missed few calls in the past week some from a completely new number, when you call back it doesn't go through, so not sure weather it is from HO or just some spam sales.

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Post by CULLINAN » Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:00 pm

BetterHuman wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:59 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:52 pm
HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter,
Thats new. Was it a private number?

Referees are very rarely contacted.
Thank you, CULLINAN.

Yes, phone call from HO is a new thing for me as well. I had missed few calls in the past week some from a completely new number, when you call back it doesn't go through, so not sure weather it is from HO or just some spam sales.
HO calls are normally from a private/no caller ID number.
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Post by BetterHuman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:01 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:00 pm
BetterHuman wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:59 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:52 pm
HO did try to call me to remind me to check my mailbox for the decision letter,
Thats new. Was it a private number?

Referees are very rarely contacted.
Thank you, CULLINAN.

Yes, phone call from HO is a new thing for me as well. I had missed few calls in the past week some from a completely new number, when you call back it doesn't go through, so not sure weather it is from HO or just some spam sales.
HO calls are normally from a private/no caller ID number.
I have missed one Pvt number call yesterday, but left no voice message or anything to indicate its from HO.

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Post by okigen68 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:06 pm

CULLINAN/Better human: yes it was from a private number.

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Post by CULLINAN » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:09 pm

Well HO is bound to contact via official way i.e. post. Usually they email these days but they can not solely rely contacting applicants via No caller IDs and leaving no voice message either. So if call is not answered (in case it was from them), pretty sure they will revert to other methods i.e. email/post.
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Post by BetterHuman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:56 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Well HO is bound to contact via official way i.e. post. Usually they email these days but they can not solely rely contacting applicants via No caller IDs and leaving no voice message either. So if call is not answered (in case it was from them), pretty sure they will revert to other methods i.e. email/post.
that's what it should be, hope they do try to contact via another channel if they need to. finger crossed.

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Post by ukvisat2 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:28 pm

I was wondering if someone could confirm when is the earliest free UKVCAS appointment in Manchester. Thank you.

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Post by CULLINAN » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:29 pm

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Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:28 pm
I was wondering if someone could confirm when is the earliest free UKVCAS appointment in Manchester. Thank you.
UKVCAS is running at a 28 day lag unless there are any cancellations and you get lucky. Earliest would be around 3rd Dec.
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Post by expat2019 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:13 pm

I submitted my application and uploaded supporting documents.
I went to book biometrics and turned out that all in my area are already booked out.

The website says that they work at lower capacity.

How much time do I have to do biometrics?

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:23 am

expat2019 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:13 pm
I submitted my application and uploaded supporting documents.
I went to book biometrics and turned out that all in my area are already booked out.

The website says that they work at lower capacity.

How much time do I have to do biometrics?
Check different postcodes and locations especially after 12AM GMT when new date is released every day. You have 45 working days to submit biometrics from date of application.
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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:27 am

UKVCAS Service Point Status update 5/11,
https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/flash-message- ... geId=56249
URGENT NEWS: Newcastle City Library Service Point is temporarily closed from 5 – 9 November 2020.

We are contacting everyone with appointments during these dates. Before travelling, check your UKVCAS account, registered email and voice mail in case your appointment has been moved to a new date.
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Post by expat2019 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:17 am

There was a couple of appointments available in the morning.
I was able to book a paid one.
Probably the free ones had gone straight after midnight.
So yeah I confirm they add in new appointments everyday.
Thanks!

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:13 pm

I applied on 22nd June and have NOT yet received any decision email. However, just now i received a UKVI survey email:
UK Visas and Immigration would like to ask for your feedback in a short online survey. The aim of this survey is to find out how well we met your needs and how we can improve in the future.
Normally this survey comes through AFTER the decision. Does any one else had the same experience?
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Post by Xdee » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm

I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:

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Post by Xdee » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm

I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:

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