thanksbabie_meg wrote:Congrats !! wow that's record time !! Oh now I regret to not have sent back my passport on Monday 28 Jun when the woman from UKBA suggested me to.. she told me if I could send it the next day by Special Delivery then it's possible they could return the passport back to me in a week before my travel on 7 Jul but I was a little worried that there would be delays and I really need to go on this trip so I didn't... if I knew they really do what they promised (like they said they would send u back your passport within days) then I would have sent it back on MOnday and would probably have got the RC early next week !!! oh.. stupid me....sanu84 wrote:Hi guys,
I just received my RC today. Woohoo!!!
March 31 - Applications sent
April 1 - Applications received by the HO
May 8 - COA received (letter dated 28 April)
May 17 - Requested passports back for a trip on 21 July
June 9 - Passports received
June 24 - Received letter from HO asking only my passport to be returned (latter dated 21 June). I had 21 days to do that.
June 25 - Called the HO and asked to return passport in August.
In the same day got a call from the caseworker and he assured that I will get my passport and RC back before my trip
June 28 - Got a call from the caseworker again saying he had received my passport and it would be sent out in 1 or 2 days.
July 1 - Received all documents previously submitted and RC (issued on 28 June for 5 years) by SD
Total waiting time: 3 months.
In that period, I didn't send any complaint.
Good luck to all of you who haven't received the RC yet!
So happy for you !!!
Yeah it's a pity that you didn't send your passport. But the good news is your RC is ready.
I did check that the person who promised me was the one who was working on my application though. If it was not the case I wouldn't have sent the passport back.