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

Post by Alisaa » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:28 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
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?
I have not hear anything back from them. I had such a this email after I have submitted my documents and facial via IDV.

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:17 pm

Doing some more research looks like surveys are only sent after a decision is made.
Having received a decision on their application, customers will be invited to complete a 10 minute online questionnaire covering elements of our service including :
Now only God knows if a decision is made or not! I do not trust this UKVI email system as sometimes the decision letters are not pushed through. Will have to wait and see!!

@Alissa: Did you also receive the survey email??
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:08 pm

Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
When did you receive it?
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by Xdee » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
When did you receive it?
around noon today. same time as you i guess.

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm

Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
When did you receive it?
around noon today. same time as you i guess.
When did you apply?
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:40 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
When did you receive it?
around noon today. same time as you i guess.
When did you apply?
I can see you applied on 16th Sep. Please keep us updated when you get a decision email. Also, please let us know if the date on decision letter was prior to 6th Nov or not. Ill do the same.
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by srsw » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:33 pm

Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
I hope you checked your spam & deleted mails folder just in case.
My advice is based on personal research/experience, so pls check relevant UKVI sources.

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:36 pm

srsw wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Xdee wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 pm
I have received a survey email as well but no approval :roll:
I hope you checked your spam & deleted mails folder just in case.
At least I did lol.
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by srsw » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:48 pm


I hope you checked your spam & deleted mails folder just in case.
At least I did lol.
Lol.. You never know. The number of emails I get from this forum and I tend to delete them at the notification window (as the website is always on my browser so I click on notifications), but I do worry that I may accidentally delete ukvi emails when they arrive 😂. I'm going to switch off immi board forum email notifications once I submit my ILR application & just rely on website notifications.
My advice is based on personal research/experience, so pls check relevant UKVI sources.

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Post by CULLINAN » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:50 pm

srsw wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:48 pm

I hope you checked your spam & deleted mails folder just in case.
At least I did lol.
Lol.. You never know. The number of emails I get from this forum and I tend to delete them at the notification window (as the website is always on my browser so I click on notifications), but I do worry that I may accidentally delete ukvi emails when they arrive 😂. I'm going to switch off immi board forum email notifications once I submit my ILR application & just rely on website notifications.
Haha, yes I had to do the same to switch off email notifications from the board.

Seems like the survey is only sent after a decision is made. I will email HO next week to check though.
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Post by JohnnyC » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:42 pm

Hi everyone,

Situation: Received an online letter from UKVCAS as a reminder to enrol my biometrics with UKVCAS and asking me to book an appointment. I have uploaded documents through the IDV app 3 weeks ago! Did everyone receive this email too after uploading through IDV app?

Background:
I applied for my naturalisation on 15/09/20 and got invited to use the IDV app. I did the ID verification app and uploaded relevant documents on 11/10/20. I haven't heard anything from UKVCAS until this morning, I received an online letter reminding me to book an appointment with UKVCAS to enrol my biometrics! I called UKVCAS about this and they said it's a generic letter, just ignore it because in their system - they have seen that I have submitted my documents. I just want to be sure that someone also had this problem?

Here's what is written in the letter:
Please find attached a reminder letter to enrol your biometrics through UKVCAS.

In order to continue your application, you will need to log back into your account following the instructions below.

If you have been contacted by UKVCAS regarding IDV upload, please disregard this email.

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

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:00 am

JohnnyC wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:42 pm
Hi everyone,

Situation: Received an online letter from UKVCAS as a reminder to enrol my biometrics with UKVCAS and asking me to book an appointment. I have uploaded documents through the IDV app 3 weeks ago! Did everyone receive this email too after uploading through IDV app?

Background:
I applied for my naturalisation on 15/09/20 and got invited to use the IDV app. I did the ID verification app and uploaded relevant documents on 11/10/20. I haven't heard anything from UKVCAS until this morning, I received an online letter reminding me to book an appointment with UKVCAS to enrol my biometrics! I called UKVCAS about this and they said it's a generic letter, just ignore it because in their system - they have seen that I have submitted my documents. I just want to be sure that someone also had this problem?

Here's what is written in the letter:
Please find attached a reminder letter to enrol your biometrics through UKVCAS.

In order to continue your application, you will need to log back into your account following the instructions below.

If you have been contacted by UKVCAS regarding IDV upload, please disregard this email.
Read page 94 onwards.
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by Ritchie12 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:25 am

Baba_Ge wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:07 am
CULLINAN wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Baba_Ge wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:34 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Congrats Baba Gee!!
Thank you!
That was my suggestion to CULLINAN over a month ago. Sometimes poking them will make them finish it off quickly. I know decision have been made but it goes to last step and someone just sits on it forever. Good luck tho CULLINAN
Drop ‘em an email and you would also hear good news soon, إِنْ شَاءَ اَللَّه
Thank you. InshaAllah.
I think dropping an email does not work for all. Plus the standard is 6 months. My 6 months will be over on 22nd Dec. I know HO does not provide an update before 6 months are over.
However, it maybe a coincidence that applicants who emailed HO got their decisions after that.
Which email address you used btw?
Yeah, it could be the coincidence! OR poking them may have lead them to look at the file and if the decision has already bee made, may be they just need to press one final button to trigger the response etc - you never know how bizarre some IT systems are :)

I sent the status check email to FurtherNationalityEnquiries@HomeOffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Post by Ritchie12 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:05 am

All, I have been a little quiet observing the thread. It seems people are struggling to find appointments, let alone book them. If these are difficult to come by, why does HO/UKVCAS continuously send emails for people to book and attend appointments in 2months? Surely it should be free rein and not limited. The pandemic hasn't vanish and it's still very much with us delaying things further. Is that not the right thing for HO to do, remove the limitation or bring back IDV?

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Post by Aragon1 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:07 am

JohnnyC wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:42 pm
<snip>
If you have been contacted by UKVCAS regarding IDV upload, please disregard this email.
This is interesting. The email we got last week didn't include this line.

@CULLINAN: Do you know of any way of officially confirming the validity of these emails from UKVI? Can an email to FurtherNationalityEnquiries@HomeOffice.gsi.gov.uk help?

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Post by CULLINAN » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:47 am

You can try but you rarely get a response in many weeks or none.
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:48 am

Ritchie12 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:05 am
All, I have been a little quiet observing the thread. It seems people are struggling to find appointments, let alone book them. If these are difficult to come by, why does HO/UKVCAS continuously send emails for people to book and attend appointments in 2months? Surely it should be free rein and not limited. The pandemic hasn't vanish and it's still very much with us delaying things further. Is that not the right thing for HO to do, remove the limitation or bring back IDV?
Every day new appointments are released. Applicants are able to get appointments in 28 days, far before the 2 month deadline.
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by Hamza167 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:32 pm

JohnnyC wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:42 pm
Hi everyone,

Situation: Received an online letter from UKVCAS as a reminder to enrol my biometrics with UKVCAS and asking me to book an appointment. I have uploaded documents through the IDV app 3 weeks ago! Did everyone receive this email too after uploading through IDV app?

Background:
I applied for my naturalisation on 15/09/20 and got invited to use the IDV app. I did the ID verification app and uploaded relevant documents on 11/10/20. I haven't heard anything from UKVCAS until this morning, I received an online letter reminding me to book an appointment with UKVCAS to enrol my biometrics! I called UKVCAS about this and they said it's a generic letter, just ignore it because in their system - they have seen that I have submitted my documents. I just want to be sure that someone also had this problem?

Here's what is written in the letter:
Please find attached a reminder letter to enrol your biometrics through UKVCAS.

In order to continue your application, you will need to log back into your account following the instructions below.

If you have been contacted by UKVCAS regarding IDV upload, please disregard this email.

Hi Johnny and Other Senior Members,

I have received the same email as you on 05/11/2020 for enrolment of Biometrics of my Kids under 18 years old. I received the IDV APP invitation on 23/09/2020.
I also uploaded documents and photo through IDV App on 24/09/2020 of all my kids and spouse.
Though in the letter it is written to ignore if the documents and photos uploaded through IDV APP.
I have replied on 06/11/2020 by email that I have uploaded through IDV APP on 24/09/2020. (replied to the email address from which I have received the email.)

Can any senior member and Johnny give some input and suggest if there is anything else I need to do or just wait patiently.

Appreciate your support and cooperation.

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

Post by CULLINAN » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:38 pm

Regarding biometrics reminder for kids, I have already given my opinion on page 94. It is up to the applicants what they want to follow though.

british-citizenship/biometrics-appointm ... -1860.html

The only concern is why this reminder only sent for kids applying for BC? Why not this reminder is issued for kids applying for ILR as none is reported so far? Also why only kids?
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Re: **** COVID19 Biometrics appointments and UKVCAS ***** (Discuss here ONLY)

Post by aseef935 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:22 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Doing some more research looks like surveys are only sent after a decision is made.
Having received a decision on their application, customers will be invited to complete a 10 minute online questionnaire covering elements of our service including :
Now only God knows if a decision is made or not! I do not trust this UKVI email system as sometimes the decision letters are not pushed through. Will have to wait and see!!

@Alissa: Did you also receive the survey email??
One of my friend applied on 22nd of June, and she received the servey as well but didn’t receive her decision yet!
I applied on 9th of June and didn’t receive anything,

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