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bondowe
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Post by bondowe » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:42 am

Finally received mine.
It took 24 weeks in total.

viglen210
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Post by viglen210 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:26 am

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status ILR (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 1 July 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05 July 2012
Biometric: 15 Aug 2012
Date of debit of fees: 20 July 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: not received.
Date of receipt of travel document: still waiting

any idea how long it normally takes?

enk
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Post by enk » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:14 am

Convention travel document
Date of application: 14 Jul 2012
Method: By post
Payment: postal order
Biometrics taken: 10 Aug 2012
Sent letter to MP: 10 Dec 2012
Reply from MP
saying no decision yet: 15 Dec 2012

Still waiting....

Going to send another letter to MP. Has anyone received travel document recently Share your experience please.

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Post by enk » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:16 am

viglen210
Have you received yours yet?

viglen210
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Post by viglen210 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:10 pm

no. still waiting.

kUJ
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Post by kUJ » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:54 pm

Date of application: 16 April 2012
Method: By post
Payment: postal order
Biometrics taken: 8 May 2012
Sent letter to them many times, same answer..... you have to wait

now almost 9 mounth still waitting

viglen210
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Post by viglen210 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:03 pm

@KUJ

Great News mate! so we can now rest assured that we will have to wait 9+ months.

Don't understand why it is taking all this time?

UKBA staff: some respect to our minds please! 9 months and keeping all the originals so we cannot travel or look for work or even open a bank account! shame.

anything can be done about this? apart from the MPs' often useless letters!

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Post by kUJ » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:32 pm

Yes, absolutely it is horrible mate, you feel like leaving in prison. :cry:

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Post by Ricoandlola » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 pm

Application received 13 August 2012
Fees taken : 15 August 2013
Still waiting.

I hate the way that we are treated, lack of respect.

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Post by enk » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:09 am

Hi I am going to have job interview next week. I will need to provide original travel doc or status paper to the employer. Is there any way to expedite my travel document application process. i am waiting for 6 and half months. Has anyone received get any response for your travel document application? Please share your experience

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Post by Io23 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:40 pm

We have been waiting for about 8 months now and there is still no news! I am sick of waiting as I got a lot of job opportunities but I cant get employed because I dont have any oroginal identification and a copy isnt enough...
I cant go to university because i dont have an id and last week i tried to see a doctor and they cant even accept me as a patient because i dont have id..

After 8, almost 9 months of waiting i think it is about time i received my travel document! I cant find any telephone number on the website as well to contact them... I found one number but after spending 10 mins on the phone and losing 15£ on the phone call there is no on answering, i just hear a tape of a woman saying we should look on the website, but tere is nothing there????

The only thing i can find is that you have to write a letter with a cheque of 10£??? Do any of u know the right number? I would be so happy! And do any of you know how long it is gonna take?? Do they contact u when it is finished?

Thanks!

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No respect!

Post by Misu79 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:42 pm

Hello everybody,

I don't understand why we as "Refugee" should be treated always differently with no respect ?!
As British citizen you can get your passport on the same day.

I used to travel with the UN refugee travel document several times but on my returns the British immigration authority never respected me or the document. They always treated me differently and stopped me for many hours on the port, while the British and European just scaned them passports and asking me strange questions and treating me as terrorist and I remember once an immigration officer told me that your document is fake!? I always felt so embarrassed and shy front of passengers. Once they picked only me from all the euroline bus passengers and kept me at the port for an interview after 3 hours interview I have to take the next euroline bus to London.

So guys my advice to you don't apply for UN travel document because the authority do not respect it at all and don't expect a travel document holders a warm welcome back home when you arrive at the port..and be prepared for long interviews and waiting times.

Regards
Misu

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Post by alex_shvjac » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 pm

my timeline:

Eligibility criteria: refugee status ILR (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post (Registered Mail)
Date of application: 20 January 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21 January 2013
Date of debit of fees: 22 January 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25 January 2013
Date of receipt of travel document: waiting...

Please keep posting your timelines as some people say it takes 6+ months and it is worrying...

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Re: No respect!

Post by Io23 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:22 pm

Misu79 wrote:Hello everybody,

I don't understand why we as "Refugee" should be treated always differently with no respect ?!
As British citizen you can get your passport on the same day.

I used to travel with the UN refugee travel document several times but on my returns the British immigration authority never respected me or the document. They always treated me differently and stopped me for many hours on the port, while the British and European just scaned them passports and asking me strange questions and treating me as terrorist and I remember once an immigration officer told me that your document is bad quality!? I always felt so embarrassed and shy front of passengers. Once they picked only me from all the euroline bus passengers and kept me at the port for an interview after 3 hours interview I have to take the next euroline bus to London.

So guys my advice to you don't apply for UN travel document because the authority do not respect it at all and don't expect a travel document holders a warm welcome back home when you arrive at the port..and be prepared for long interviews and waiting times.

Regards
Misu


Hi Misu!
How long did u have to wait till u got your travel document? Do u know a contact number or how to contact them?

Yes it is really ridiculous the way they treath us! No respect or anything!

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Re: No respect!

Post by Misu79 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:41 pm

I waited only three weeks to get my travel document but that was in November 2007.

I don't know any number in regards to this matter. However, I don't think phoning them it's any helpful.

When did you apply for your travel document?



Io23 wrote:
Misu79 wrote:Hello everybody,

I don't understand why we as "Refugee" should be treated always differently with no respect ?!
As British citizen you can get your passport on the same day.

I used to travel with the UN refugee travel document several times but on my returns the British immigration authority never respected me or the document. They always treated me differently and stopped me for many hours on the port, while the British and European just scaned them passports and asking me strange questions and treating me as terrorist and I remember once an immigration officer told me that your document is bad quality!? I always felt so embarrassed and shy front of passengers. Once they picked only me from all the euroline bus passengers and kept me at the port for an interview after 3 hours interview I have to take the next euroline bus to London.

So guys my advice to you don't apply for UN travel document because the authority do not respect it at all and don't expect a travel document holders a warm welcome back home when you arrive at the port..and be prepared for long interviews and waiting times.

Regards
Misu


Hi Misu!
How long did u have to wait till u got your travel document? Do u know a contact number or how to contact them?

Yes it is really ridiculous the way they treath us! No respect or anything!

kUJ
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Re: No respect!

Post by kUJ » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:20 am

Misu79 wrote:Hello everybody,

I don't understand why we as "Refugee" should be treated always differently with no respect ?!
As British citizen you can get your passport on the same day.

I used to travel with the UN refugee travel document several times but on my returns the British immigration authority never respected me or the document. They always treated me differently and stopped me for many hours on the port, while the British and European just scaned them passports and asking me strange questions and treating me as terrorist and I remember once an immigration officer told me that your document is bad quality!? I always felt so embarrassed and shy front of passengers. Once they picked only me from all the euroline bus passengers and kept me at the port for an interview after 3 hours interview I have to take the next euroline bus to London.

So guys my advice to you don't apply for UN travel document because the authority do not respect it at all and don't expect a travel document holders a warm welcome back home when you arrive at the port..and be prepared for long interviews and waiting times.

Regards
Misu
. Hi Misu. Could you please tell us at which airport that had been happend to you, so we can avoid it.

Misu79
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Re: No respect!

Post by Misu79 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:16 am

There isn't a particular airport to avoid it..they stop me at all ports.

However, the worst are London's airports including the port of Calais and St Pancras international in London.
kUJ wrote:
Misu79 wrote:Hello everybody,

I don't understand why we as "Refugee" should be treated always differently with no respect ?!
As British citizen you can get your passport on the same day.

I used to travel with the UN refugee travel document several times but on my returns the British immigration authority never respected me or the document. They always treated me differently and stopped me for many hours on the port, while the British and European just scaned them passports and asking me strange questions and treating me as terrorist and I remember once an immigration officer told me that your document is bad quality!? I always felt so embarrassed and shy front of passengers. Once they picked only me from all the euroline bus passengers and kept me at the port for an interview after 3 hours interview I have to take the next euroline bus to London.

So guys my advice to you don't apply for UN travel document because the authority do not respect it at all and don't expect a travel document holders a warm welcome back home when you arrive at the port..and be prepared for long interviews and waiting times.

Regards
Misu
. Hi Misu. Could you please tell us at which airport that had been happend to you, so we can avoid it.

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Post by mirna » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 am

hi all, misu79 do you mean they stop you with the blue convention travel document? I 've travel with the ctd from almost all london airports and eurostar even but alhamdoulilah i have not face any problem with immigration border officers. but i don't understand the delay from th HO for travel document 6months+ is too much. Is it different for those who holds biometric resident permit?

kUJ
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Post by kUJ » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:41 pm

hi,
I'm still waiting :( 9 month and half......... Any news guys......!!!!

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Post by viglen210 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 am

nothing from me unfortunately. still waiting!

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