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Convention Travel Documents application time experience

Post by james.carrigan » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:40 pm

Travel Documents

Please share your waiting time experiences!
UKBA website (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/while ... tingtimes/) states:

70 per cent of applications within 4 weeks (20 working days); and
98 per cent within 14 weeks (70 working days)

What is your experience?

Please include:

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status ILR (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 21 May 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25 May 2011
Date of debit of fees: 25 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01 June 2011
Date of receipt of travel document: 12 August 2011
Thanks!
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Re: Convention Travel Documents application time experience

Post by IMMIGRATION LAWYER » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:34 pm

The one I did some time ago for a client took some 21 days.

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Post by tiredandsuicidal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:50 pm

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(

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Post by james.carrigan » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:25 am

tiredandsuicidal wrote:Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(


I'm still waiting. Have you got yours yet?

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Have u guys got urs?

Post by fais11 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:39 pm

james.carrigan wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(


I'm still waiting. Have you got yours yet?
Have u guys got yours yet? I am about to apply for my one if u can give me an idea of how long it took it will be really helpful. Thanks a million.

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Have u guys got urs?

Post by fais11 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:43 am

Can u plz give me an idea of how long it takes? Tanks a lot.

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Post by tiredandsuicidal » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:32 pm

james.carrigan wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(


I'm still waiting. Have you got yours yet?
I am still sadly waiting and anytime I call them I keep getting the same unhelpful response from the home office

'they will be in contact in due course'......23 weeks after initial application ....quite depressed now :(

any luck?

sorry about late response...I haven't been on this site in a while

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Re: Convention Travel Documents application time experience

Post by fais11 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:48 pm

james.carrigan wrote:Travel Documents

Please share your waiting time experiences!
UKBA website (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/while ... tingtimes/) states:

70 per cent of applications within 4 weeks (20 working days); and
98 per cent within 14 weeks (70 working days)

What is your experience?

Please include:

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status ILR (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 21 May 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25 May 2011
Date of debit of fees: 25 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01 June 2011
Date of receipt of travel document: 12 August 2011
Thanks!
Hoping that you have got yours by now. Could you please tell me how long it took in the end?

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Any news?

Post by fais11 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:54 pm

tiredandsuicidal wrote:
james.carrigan wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(


I'm still waiting. Have you got yours yet?
I am still sadly waiting and anytime I call them I keep getting the same unhelpful response from the home office

'they will be in contact in due course'......23 weeks after initial application ....quite depressed now :(

any luck?

sorry about late response...I haven't been on this site in a while
any news guys? It's a bit depressing that it takes that long. hoping that u guys got yours by now.

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Re: Any news?

Post by tiredandsuicidal » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:35 am

fais11 wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:
james.carrigan wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: refugee status (convention travel document)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 11th April
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14th April
Date of debit of fees: (postal order)

Date of receipt of travel document: Still waiting (16 week on)...2nd of August

Called UKBA...very unhelpful response 'application still being processed and I'll be contacted in due course'

no reasons have been given for delay nor can they give me any more information of what stage (if any) of process I am in..so resorting to calling every week now since the 14 week deadline has laspe and informing my solicitor who helped me with both my case travel document application

dont think there is anything else I can do.... :(


I'm still waiting. Have you got yours yet?
I am still sadly waiting and anytime I call them I keep getting the same unhelpful response from the home office

'they will be in contact in due course'......23 weeks after initial application ....quite depressed now :(

any luck?

sorry about late response...I haven't been on this site in a while
any news guys? It's a bit depressing that it takes that long. hoping that u guys got yours by now.
week 25 still no news...called them today and still as unhelpful as ever. No information on why it has taken 25 weeks nor any information on whether it's being looked into or sitting in a stack of unanswered post. I am going to take a proactive approach now and start a youtube channel and blog recording my weekly conversations with them. I think it's an an absolute shame the way immigrants are treated by the border agency.

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Re: Any news?

Post by fais11 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:20 pm

Wow that's so bad, I am on week 4 and i am currently looking for a job it's impossible without my status letter and the travel document. One of my close friend is on week 10 so it does takes long but 25 weeks it's unthinkable.

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Any news guys?

Post by fais11 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:29 am

I really hope u guys got yours by now. Plz post a reply or two.

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Re: Any news?

Post by tiredandsuicidal » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:46 am

fais11 wrote:Wow that's so bad, I am on week 4 and i am currently looking for a job it's impossible without my status letter and the travel document. One of my close friend is on week 10 so it does takes long but 25 weeks it's unthinkable.
hey mister
no news yet...I call them weekly now and same silly response.
week 26

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Re: Any news?

Post by tiredandsuicidal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:22 pm

tiredandsuicidal wrote:
fais11 wrote:Wow that's so bad, I am on week 4 and i am currently looking for a job it's impossible without my status letter and the travel document. One of my close friend is on week 10 so it does takes long but 25 weeks it's unthinkable.
hey mister
no news yet...I call them weekly now and same silly response.
week 26
Hey guys just to say I got my UN passport today, so there's hope. Wish you all the best and hope you all don't have to wait as long.

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Convention travel documents UK

Post by tariq4u » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:31 pm

I applied by post and got mine in two months,

Application date 15-08-2011

Acknowledgement date 19-08-2011

Fees taken 19-08-2011

Documents received 13-10-2011

But there was wrong name printed on mine so i send them back with this hope that I will got mine with correct name on it but not sure that how much time I have to wait for this correction,
If anybody have same problem please share here,
Thanks

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Re: Any news?

Post by fais11 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:24 pm

tiredandsuicidal wrote:
tiredandsuicidal wrote:
fais11 wrote:Wow that's so bad, I am on week 4 and i am currently looking for a job it's impossible without my status letter and the travel document. One of my close friend is on week 10 so it does takes long but 25 weeks it's unthinkable.
hey mister
no news yet...I call them weekly now and same silly response.
week 26
Hey guys just to say I got my UN passport today, so there's hope. Wish you all the best and hope you all don't have to wait as long.
Really happy for u , good news. good luck with everything.

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Post by fais11 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:41 pm

tariq4u wrote:I applied by post and got mine in two months,

Application date 15-08-2011

Acknowledgement date 19-08-2011

Fees taken 19-08-2011

Documents received 13-10-2011

But there was wrong name printed on mine so i send them back with this hope that I will got mine with correct name on it but not sure that how much time I have to wait for this correction,
If anybody have same problem please share here,
Thanks
Sorry I have no information for u, but let us know how did it go.

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Post by geriatrix » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:10 pm

tariq4u wrote:I applied by post and got mine in two months,

Application date 15-08-2011

Acknowledgement date 19-08-2011

Fees taken 19-08-2011

Documents received 13-10-2011

But there was wrong name printed on mine so i send them back with this hope that I will got mine with correct name on it but not sure that how much time I have to wait for this correction,
tariq4u wrote:I received mine after correction of name and it takes 10 days to get it.
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Post by shaikhwalim » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:15 pm

we have applied for travel documents last year in December the 16th and we have received acknowledgement on 20th December2011 but we are still waiting for the Travel documents. please reply me as soon as possible.

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Post by bondowe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:17 pm

I applied for myself and wife in mid-October last year (2011).
Still no news :(

Does anyone know roughly how long applications are taking these days ?

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