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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by CR001 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm

ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:11 pm
poladime wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
I am hoping that there is someone who must have applied using the non priority on the new service that has at least received something or heard anything. Its just concerning that you don't have anything to show that your application has been received after you have attended and enrolled your biometrics with UKVCAS
Hi poladime. I made a separate post about this exact topic, but it was 'locked' without comment and I was pointed here. There are many posts about the priority service, but I too would like to hear from those who did not use the priority service but submitted an online application for set(o) using the new online service from Nov. 2018 onward.

I attended my appointment on Dec. 12th and was actually told by Sopra Steria that the new process was supposed to much 'faster' and that I should expect a decision in 6-8 weeks. It seems the priority people aren't getting a good service so this doesn't bode especially well for us though I'm not sure UKVI operates with logic.

It would be great to hear from anyone who was told anything about timelines during there non-priority appointment at Sopra Steria, or from anyone who received a decision already on a non-priority application.
Sopra have no clue to be honest as they are ONLY a third party handling agent. Even before Sopra, the NORMAL postal timeline was 6-8 weeks. So nothing has changed except the way you submit documents and enroll biometrics.
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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by ukcanadagirl » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:09 pm

CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm
ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:11 pm
poladime wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
I am hoping that there is someone who must have applied using the non priority on the new service that has at least received something or heard anything. Its just concerning that you don't have anything to show that your application has been received after you have attended and enrolled your biometrics with UKVCAS
Hi poladime. I made a separate post about this exact topic, but it was 'locked' without comment and I was pointed here. There are many posts about the priority service, but I too would like to hear from those who did not use the priority service but submitted an online application for set(o) using the new online service from Nov. 2018 onward.

I attended my appointment on Dec. 12th and was actually told by Sopra Steria that the new process was supposed to much 'faster' and that I should expect a decision in 6-8 weeks. It seems the priority people aren't getting a good service so this doesn't bode especially well for us though I'm not sure UKVI operates with logic.

It would be great to hear from anyone who was told anything about timelines during there non-priority appointment at Sopra Steria, or from anyone who received a decision already on a non-priority application.
Sopra have no clue to be honest as they are ONLY a third party handling agent. Even before Sopra, the NORMAL postal timeline was 6-8 weeks. So nothing has changed except the way you submit documents and enroll biometrics.
Thanks for your reply. Did anyone ever receive their decision within that time frame?

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by CR001 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm

ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:09 pm
CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm
ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:11 pm
poladime wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
I am hoping that there is someone who must have applied using the non priority on the new service that has at least received something or heard anything. Its just concerning that you don't have anything to show that your application has been received after you have attended and enrolled your biometrics with UKVCAS
Hi poladime. I made a separate post about this exact topic, but it was 'locked' without comment and I was pointed here. There are many posts about the priority service, but I too would like to hear from those who did not use the priority service but submitted an online application for set(o) using the new online service from Nov. 2018 onward.

I attended my appointment on Dec. 12th and was actually told by Sopra Steria that the new process was supposed to much 'faster' and that I should expect a decision in 6-8 weeks. It seems the priority people aren't getting a good service so this doesn't bode especially well for us though I'm not sure UKVI operates with logic.

It would be great to hear from anyone who was told anything about timelines during there non-priority appointment at Sopra Steria, or from anyone who received a decision already on a non-priority application.
Sopra have no clue to be honest as they are ONLY a third party handling agent. Even before Sopra, the NORMAL postal timeline was 6-8 weeks. So nothing has changed except the way you submit documents and enroll biometrics.
Thanks for your reply. Did anyone ever receive their decision within that time frame?
Postal or old service, yes many.
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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by Rub22 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:33 am

CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm
ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:09 pm
CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm
ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:11 pm


Hi poladime. I made a separate post about this exact topic, but it was 'locked' without comment and I was pointed here. There are many posts about the priority service, but I too would like to hear from those who did not use the priority service but submitted an online application for set(o) using the new online service from Nov. 2018 onward.

I attended my appointment on Dec. 12th and was actually told by Sopra Steria that the new process was supposed to much 'faster' and that I should expect a decision in 6-8 weeks. It seems the priority people aren't getting a good service so this doesn't bode especially well for us though I'm not sure UKVI operates with logic.

It would be great to hear from anyone who was told anything about timelines during there non-priority appointment at Sopra Steria, or from anyone who received a decision already on a non-priority application.
Sopra have no clue to be honest as they are ONLY a third party handling agent. Even before Sopra, the NORMAL postal timeline was 6-8 weeks. So nothing has changed except the way you submit documents and enroll biometrics.
Thanks for your reply. Did anyone ever receive their decision within that time frame?
Postal or old service, yes many.


Did anyone receive using standard service?

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by sprakash81 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am

Hello

I'm due to apply for my ILR soon. Just confused with the new UKVCAS system.
Here is my timelines:
T2G visa stamped from 02Apr2014..entered UK on 7Apr2014.....
Now the 28 days advance application window will be 05mar2019...
My questions are
1. Do I make an online application on 05 March for a later day?
Or
2. Online application a week before and book my appointment on 5mar?

Your inputs will be of great help please.

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by CR001 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 am

sprakash81 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am
Hello

I'm due to apply for my ILR soon. Just confused with the new UKVCAS system.
Here is my timelines:
T2G visa stamped from 02Apr2014..entered UK on 7Apr2014.....
Now the 28 days advance application window will be 05mar2019...
My questions are
1. Do I make an online application on 05 March for a later day?
Or
2. Online application a week before and book my appointment on 5mar?

Your inputs will be of great help please.
It is option 1. Date of application, submission and payment is your date of application.
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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by sprakash81 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:39 am

CR001 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 am
sprakash81 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am
Hello

I'm due to apply for my ILR soon. Just confused with the new UKVCAS system.
Here is my timelines:
T2G visa stamped from 02Apr2014..entered UK on 7Apr2014.....
Now the 28 days advance application window will be 05mar2019...
My questions are
1. Do I make an online application on 05 March for a later day?
Or
2. Online application a week before and book my appointment on 5mar?

Your inputs will be of great help please.
It is option 1. Date of application, submission and payment is your date of application.
Thank you/

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by Rub22 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi all,

Has anyone applied ILR Set M last November? Did you recieve your decision yet?

Rub

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by CR001 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Rub22 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Hi all,

Has anyone applied ILR Set M last November? Did you recieve your decision yet?

Rub
Are you to busy to scroll through the timeline only topic link I posted for your when you asked this same question a few days ago???

indefinite-leave-to-remain/ilr-timeline ... 5-380.html
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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by ahsanrana » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:40 pm

Rub22 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:33 am
CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:28 pm
ukcanadagirl wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:09 pm
CR001 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:27 pm

Sopra have no clue to be honest as they are ONLY a third party handling agent. Even before Sopra, the NORMAL postal timeline was 6-8 weeks. So nothing has changed except the way you submit documents and enroll biometrics.
Thanks for your reply. Did anyone ever receive their decision within that time frame?
Postal or old service, yes many.


Did anyone receive using standard service?
I applied using the standard service on 05.01.19 at Croydon VCAS centre - no acknowledgement or response from UKVI until now. I did check with Sopra and they told me that UKVI has acknowledged the receipt of my application to them (Sopra) but there has been no communication from UKVI to me in form of a letter/email. Not sure what to do except wait for 6-8 weeks to pass (5th week in progress)

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by tier11417 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:06 pm

Please can someone confirm if you still can access the UKVI account and view the Step 7 “further actions page to book an appointment” even AFTER you have attended the bio appointment and submitted documents at UKVCAS?

OR

has the step 7 page updated after the UKVCAS appointment?

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by iamrezaul » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:40 pm

tier11417 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Please can someone confirm if you still can access the UKVI account and view the Step 7 “further actions page to book an appointment” even AFTER you have attended the bio appointment and submitted documents at UKVCAS?

OR

has the step 7 page updated after the UKVCAS appointment?

Thanks
I applied for BC on 20-Nov-2018. The appointment with UKVCAS was on 05-Dec-2018.
If I log in the UKVI site, the stage still at "Further actions you must complete" page which is Step-6 (last one) and asks me to book an appointment with UKVCAS.

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by tier11417 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:49 pm

iamrezaul wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:40 pm
tier11417 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Please can someone confirm if you still can access the UKVI account and view the Step 7 “further actions page to book an appointment” even AFTER you have attended the bio appointment and submitted documents at UKVCAS?

OR

has the step 7 page updated after the UKVCAS appointment?

Thanks
I applied for BC on 20-Nov-2018. The appointment with UKVCAS was on 05-Dec-2018.
If I log in the UKVI site, the stage still at "Further actions you must complete" page which is Step-6 (last one) and asks me to book an appointment with UKVCAS.
Thanks for the confirmation. Seems like its normal and im not alone then.
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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by Rub22 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:34 pm

CR001 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Rub22 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Hi all,

Has anyone applied ILR Set M last November? Did you recieve your decision yet?

Rub
Are you to busy to scroll through the timeline only topic link I posted for your when you asked this same question a few days ago???

indefinite-leave-to-remain/ilr-timeline ... 5-380.html

Hi CR001,

Sorry for the inconvenience.i have checked there.but I couldn't find any new standard timeline there.

Rub

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New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by skanoodles » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm

Hi!

I went to the new centre in Manchester. I did not upload any documents online, but I was able to upload all my documents at the centre. It was relatively quick as they have a double sided scanner for the papers, pictures, etc. I was told that the pictures would only show up as black and white which is a bummer. The guy that helped me scanned all my important documents which was about 1/2 inch thick and (because I had trouble scanning in my fingerprints and QR code that you need to scan in for biometrics) the appointment took 1 hour 20 minutes when they try to average about 20 minutes per appointment. No complaints from anyone and everyone was quite helpful despite me being frustrated things weren't scanning in first time with my prints and QR code but it's all done now. Another positive thing- YOU GET TO KEEP ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING YOUR PASSPORT. They physically take NOTHING and ONLY SCAN your original documents. So it's a relief being able to keep my passport (though I won't be going anywhere until I receive my residency card!)

On a 10 year route, 2.5 years in.

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by ABasu » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm

skanoodles wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Hi!

I went to the new centre in Manchester. I did not upload any documents online, but I was able to upload all my documents at the centre. It was relatively quick as they have a double sided scanner for the papers, pictures, etc. I was told that the pictures would only show up as black and white which is a bummer. The guy that helped me scanned all my important documents which was about 1/2 inch thick and (because I had trouble scanning in my fingerprints and QR code that you need to scan in for biometrics) the appointment took 1 hour 20 minutes when they try to average about 20 minutes per appointment. No complaints from anyone and everyone was quite helpful despite me being frustrated things weren't scanning in first time with my prints and QR code but it's all done now. Another positive thing- YOU GET TO KEEP ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING YOUR PASSPORT. They physically take NOTHING and ONLY SCAN your original documents. So it's a relief being able to keep my passport (though I won't be going anywhere until I receive my residency card!)

On a 10 year route, 2.5 years in.
Brilliant! I have my appointment in the same centre tomorrow :) I have scanned everything and uploaded so it should not be a long one. Would love to know if you have already heard anything? What appointment did you have (normal or super priority)?

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by skanoodles » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:23 pm

by ABasu » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm

skanoodles wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Hi!

I went to the new centre in Manchester. I did not upload any documents online, but I was able to upload all my documents at the centre. It was relatively quick as they have a double sided scanner for the papers, pictures, etc. I was told that the pictures would only show up as black and white which is a bummer. The guy that helped me scanned all my important documents which was about 1/2 inch thick and (because I had trouble scanning in my fingerprints and QR code that you need to scan in for biometrics) the appointment took 1 hour 20 minutes when they try to average about 20 minutes per appointment. No complaints from anyone and everyone was quite helpful despite me being frustrated things weren't scanning in first time with my prints and QR code but it's all done now. Another positive thing- YOU GET TO KEEP ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING YOUR PASSPORT. They physically take NOTHING and ONLY SCAN your original documents. So it's a relief being able to keep my passport (though I won't be going anywhere until I receive my residency card!)

On a 10 year route, 2.5 years in.
Brilliant! I have my appointment in the same centre tomorrow :) I have scanned everything and uploaded so it should not be a long one. Would love to know if you have already heard anything? What appointment did you have (normal or super priority)?


Hi ABasu!

I haven't heard anything yet (but then again it's been a few days!) I had a normal one as I've read some people not getting their answer back any quicker with priority. The only super priority is in London, and with the health fee going up 8 days before I could have filled in my visa, I was pretty upset having to cough up an extra 500. I expect to hear something within 8 weeks (unless they want more documentation from me, which is fine as long as I'm approved!) Hope this helps and best wishes with a speedy residency card! :D

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by WRWR » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:50 am

I had a very positive experience with UKVCAS center in Croydon yesteday (8 Feb 2019).

I've managed to book an appointment 2 days in advance for 100 GBP. I arrived 45 minutes earlier, but I was allowed to go in. Registration process and security checks were efficient. Specialist scanned my passport, collected fingerprints, made a photo and checked uploaded documents. Everything was in order, and the whole process took about 20 minutes. Staff was very polite.

My only concern is photo. I was photographed with a hand-held camera without stand, so I am bit worried about photo quality. I did not receive my BRP yet.

Decision was made in 8 hours. Unexpectedly pleasant and smooth experience overall.

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by Apexhound » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 am

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone has used one of the enhanced service points?

My wife applied for SET M and all the 5 local service points were unavailable. Only the Croydon one had many bookings free.

Has anyone actually booked one NOT at a core service point?

Thanks!

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Re: New Appointment Centre UKVCAS

Post by poladime » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am

I think its best to just wait the 6-8 weeks and see what comes back. Mine will be 6weeks on 1st March and 8 weeks on 15th March. If I don't hear anything after that time then I can begin to make enquiries. I am sure the home office will be very busy this time particularly with Brexit deadline approaching.

From what I have read from various message boards, it doesn't seem like the time given had been missed by the HO so far on the new system. A lot of people that have applied using the premium fast route did get the confirmation and approval. Will let you all know when I hear anything cos for now am just waiting like most people are.

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