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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by omorfos3 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:53 pm

Same situation. Status changed to 'Decided' on 30th of November but no letter and similar response by HO (u need to wait 6 months etc.). I called the council any they have the certificate since Monday, but without the letter there is not possibility to go ahead with the ceremony. I call the HO and they say there is nothing they can do, either I will receive letter or wait... Needless to say this is nerve-wracking

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by smallpie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:59 pm

omorfos3 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Same situation. Status changed to 'Decided' on 30th of November but no letter and similar response by HO (u need to wait 6 months etc.). I called the council any they have the certificate since Monday, but without the letter there is not possibility to go ahead with the ceremony. I call the HO and they say there is nothing they can do, either I will receive letter or wait... Needless to say this is nerve-wracking
Hi, but council confirmed they have your certificate with them?

If so, you should be well off stress, knowing it has been approved,, at least.

Mind you, you can email HO to notify, you didn't get approval letter, but council confirm your certificate.
If that will help.. To re issue??
CITIZENSHIP confirmed.

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by P1ZZA » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 am

I finally received my invitation + approval letter, 15 days after "decided", and 3 days after i've attended the ceremony.... Don't even know if Royal mail being slow or HO taking its sweet time sending it

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by power-lost » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:10 pm

P1ZZA wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 am
I finally received my invitation + approval letter, 15 days after "decided", and 3 days after i've attended the ceremony.... Don't even know if Royal mail being slow or HO taking its sweet time sending it
Any updates on letters for 8 December decision?

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by bmstein » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:44 pm

I got “Decided” on the 8th and no letters yet.

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by aimu123 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:33 pm

aimu123 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR +2years
Language criteria met: uk masters +life in uk
Nationality:Indian
Method of application: NCS. Hounslow (JCAP)
Date of application:26/06/2017
Payment method:debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:27/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement:03/07/2017
Date money gone off account:03/07/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics:03/07/2017
Letter received by 06/07/2017
Biometrics done: 06/07/2017
Date decided : 06/12/2017. Saw it on 08/12/2017
Date of approval:08/12/2017( received via email)
Date of ceremony: 16/12/2017 private
Date applied for passports:26/06/2017
Money gone off account: 05/07/2017
Date passports received: waiting

Thanks to god

Good luck to everyone waiting

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by Anapplicant » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:02 pm

aimu123 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:33 pm
aimu123 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR +2years
Language criteria met: uk masters +life in uk
Nationality:Indian
Method of application: NCS. Hounslow (JCAP)
Date of application:26/06/2017
Payment method:debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:27/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement:03/07/2017
Date money gone off account:03/07/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics:03/07/2017
Letter received by 06/07/2017
Biometrics done: 06/07/2017
Date decided : 06/12/2017. Saw it on 08/12/2017
Date of approval:08/12/2017( received via email)
Date of ceremony: 16/12/2017 private
Date applied for passports:26/06/2017
Money gone off account: 05/07/2017
Date passports received: waiting

Thanks to god

Good luck to everyone waiting
Hi many congratulations!

How can one request decision by email? Is it automatic?

Many thanks

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by bmstein » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 pm

aimu123 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:33 pm
aimu123 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR +2years
Language criteria met: uk masters +life in uk
Nationality:Indian
Method of application: NCS. Hounslow (JCAP)
Date of application:26/06/2017
Payment method:debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:27/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement:03/07/2017
Date money gone off account:03/07/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics:03/07/2017
Letter received by 06/07/2017
Biometrics done: 06/07/2017
Date decided : 06/12/2017. Saw it on 08/12/2017
Date of approval:08/12/2017( received via email)
Date of ceremony: 16/12/2017 private
Date applied for passports:26/06/2017
Money gone off account: 05/07/2017
Date passports received: waiting

Thanks to god

Good luck to everyone waiting

Congrats!!! But how come did you get the approval via e-mail??? and even on the same day as Decided. Sounds super bizarre.

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by silverchloride » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:32 pm

smallpie wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:47 pm
@ silverchloride, hope this help enough?

Post by madmegnik » December 15th, 2017, 7:23 pm

My application status changed to decided on December 8 and the page gone vanished. I slightly concerned with the postings on this thread, but calmly waited for the letter. To my surprise I had my approval letter today. The date on the approval letter is December 11. Status changed to decided on December 8 will have your approval letter soon.
Goodluck everyone.
Many thanks for this. I guess most people recieving letters are the ones whose cases were decided round about that time and were able to see the status change online. Hope by next week or so we can start seeing people who have no idea what their online status is (since the system is down). It's so frustating! :(

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by jake9 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 pm

Now with the online status check service down it`s more concerning that approval letters may get lost in the post. One may have to wait until the 6 month processing time has passed only to find out that their application was approved 4 months ago but it seems that the approval letter was lost. Then they may need to re-apply paying the full fee again as they haven't attended a ceremony within the specified timeframe. Probably the letter won`t get lost the second time...or the third...

According to info I found in posts from 2014 the Home Office used to send naturalisation approval letters by Royal Mail second class post (not recorded) in a brown envelop. Is this still the case? How about those people who don`t use the NCS and HO have their original documents (e.g. passports) with them. Are these being sent back not recorded as well? Are these sent in the same envelope as the approval letter and not recorded?

I`m wondering if HO have started sending approvals by e-mail because the online checking system was shut down. See a post further up as a possible example. If not then I would suggest they do so as this would improve the reliability of the approval deliveries.

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by zanibimtiaz » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:36 pm

hi
everybody
I have submitted application for eea family permit from pakistan dated 11th august. My wife and one daughter got visa 23rd november but my two daughter still waiting decision. if someone tell why UKVI doing this. ALL applicant have same documents with their DNA test. please someone tell me how i contact home office. I have also contacted ukvi but no respose

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by CR001 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:40 pm

zanibimtiaz wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:36 pm
hi
everybody
I have submitted application for eea family permit from pakistan dated 11th august. My wife and one daughter got visa 23rd november but my two daughter still waiting decision. if someone tell why UKVI doing this. ALL applicant have same documents with their DNA test. please someone tell me how i contact home office. I have also contacted ukvi but no respose
This topic is for BRITISH CITIZENSHIP applications ONLY. please post in the EEA/EU route subforum.
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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by keeno » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:19 pm

IS the online status checking service not working anymore?

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by CR001 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:47 pm

keeno wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:19 pm
IS the online status checking service not working anymore?
No it is not. Simply read the last couple of pages of this topic to see what members are posting.
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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by MAS99 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:29 pm

bmstein wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 pm
aimu123 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:33 pm
aimu123 wrote: ↑Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:47 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR +2years
Language criteria met: uk masters +life in uk
Nationality:Indian
Method of application: NCS. Hounslow (JCAP)
Date of application:26/06/2017
Payment method:debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:27/06/2017
Date of acknowledgement:03/07/2017
Date money gone off account:03/07/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics:03/07/2017
Letter received by 06/07/2017
Biometrics done: 06/07/2017
Date decided : 06/12/2017. Saw it on 08/12/2017
Date of approval:08/12/2017( received via email)
Date of ceremony: 16/12/2017 private
Date applied for passports:26/06/2017
Money gone off account: 05/07/2017
Date passports received: waiting

Thanks to god

Good luck to everyone waiting

Congrats!!! But how come did you get the approval via e-mail??? and even on the same day as Decided. Sounds super bizarre.
I don't think this is true. They won't send letters even after 1 week let alone sending the approval letter on same day

Unless they change the policy overnight...

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by MAS99 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:39 pm

This will be the last week of Dec where we can expect letters for those applications that has been decided.

The normal service will then be resumed in Jan 2018.. Let's hope we do get letters this week

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by mmali » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:55 am

rafabeton wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:04 am
So, the UKVI office is testing a new online service which is great as I won't be anxious about the post every single day

https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visastatus

Still in beta, and it seems like applications done in less than 4 weeks might not be traceable yet.

Is the online application status checking service still available?

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by tallahassee » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 am

mmali wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:55 am
rafabeton wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:04 am
So, the UKVI office is testing a new online service which is great as I won't be anxious about the post every single day

https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visastatus

Still in beta, and it seems like applications done in less than 4 weeks might not be traceable yet.

Is the online application status checking service still available?
Read just 3 and 4 posts above yours... :)

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Re: Check the status of your application online - New service

Post by cathrin78 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:17 am

I just called the UK Visas and Immigration Helpline to check what their official advice is for us people who have seen the Decided status on the status checker but have not received the letter yet.
I spoke to a lady called xxxxxxx (on 03001232253) who explained that the status checker online service has been taken down again as the trial was malfunctioning. So even when it said Decided, it might not yet have been decided. Once a decision has been made, a letter will be sent which has to be signed for when you receive it, so xxxxx explained the HO would know when the letter has not been received. So contrary to an earlier post, it cannot happen that the letter gets lost, I don't attend a ceremony within the timeframe, and the application has to be started again and fees have to be paid again. This is not a possible scenario, according to xxxxx.
She advised to wait out the six months and get in touch if I have not received my letter by then. They would then start a trace on my application and advise on the next steps.
All clear now for me, will mark the 6 month deadline in my calendar and relax...

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Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 am

cathrin78 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:17 am
So even when it said Decided, it might not yet have been decided. Once a decision has been made, a letter will be sent which has to be signed for when you receive it,
Nonsense. The letters are sent out standard second class post (not signed for).
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