djafar007 wrote:Hi guys
please need some advice or any idea regarding an issue i have at the moment
i applied on 25/10/2013
and the fee been debited from my account on 20/12/2013
and now i really need my passport for identity purpose
im thinking to as UKBA to return my document but im bit afraid it will slow my application process...
any advice or ideas
and happy new year to all
I am on the same boat as yourself...just a day earlier i think.
I contacted them regarding my application and they sent the standard response. In there, they have given a link to request your original documents if you need it urgently and have clearly mentioned that it will not affect your application incase you request for your passport. I tried to complete the form online and the steps indicate that there are two types of request - one is to get the original documents back without affecting your application and the other is to withdraw your application. I contacted them again to check if by requesting the pp they'll see it as unfavourable application but again they sent a standard response indicating that requesting the original document will not affect the application but may delay the process meaning they'll send your original passport back but they may take longer to decide your application...this was my understanding anyway..
i didn't bother recalling the original documents as i have waited patiently since october and i cant wait for the decision to take another 6 months...besides the fees got deducted anyway and the general trend on the forum seems to be that it takes one month approx after fee deduction to get approval...so we should get it before 20th of this month....another ten days to go!!
so if you dont need ur documents urgently perhaps waiting may help, if however its urgently required, then there is no harm in requesting it as it would take 20 working days for them to send it to u anyway...by then u should have already got ur approval...atleast this way, u know for sure u'll get it in 20 days!
if i do hear anything i'll keep u posted here...
seems all those who applied around the same time as us seem to have gone quiet..perhaps they got their approvals or are counting the days to the final count down!