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allyf
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by allyf » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:28 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Wow that’s great news oldmankensey!!! What a relief!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:29 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Congratulations!!!
I am guessing they are clearing up the pending ones now.
When did you receive the email (time) and did it have a grant date 01/01/19?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Gdeep52 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm

What does the email say exactly?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by oldmankensey » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:31 pm

yeah, sorry, too delirious writing that message out, email obviously today 03/01/19

I need to find out the best way of claiming a refund on the extra £600 because we'll certainly be doing that.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by oldmankensey » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 pm

Gdeep52 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
What does the email say exactly?
Dear XXX

I am pleased to confirm that your application for indefinite leave to remain has now been granted. You will receive your decision letter and biometric residence permit (BRP) in due course and these will confirm your immigration status.

Thank you for using our super priority service.
I love the last line...not a hint of irony! :P

email arrived 4.30pm

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:51 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Gdeep52 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 pm
What does the email say exactly?
Dear XXX

I am pleased to confirm that your application for indefinite leave to remain has now been granted. You will receive your decision letter and biometric residence permit (BRP) in due course and these will confirm your immigration status.

Thank you for using our super priority service.
I love the last line...not a hint of irony! :P

email arrived 4.30pm
Thanks for sharing. I really hope they are clearing the pending applications.
It has been very stressful so far.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by manish7490 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:57 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
HI @oldmankensey,
now you are done and dusted, you can have good nights sleep whilst people like me will be lingering around such forums. may i request if you can share the non public email address to which you replied to. I want to give it a try to see if it moved my application anywhere. also please can you share the complaints email address to which you escalated 4 times. thanks. my email is email address removed by moderator

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by prejay » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:00 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:31 pm
yeah, sorry, too delirious writing that message out, email obviously today 03/01/19

I need to find out the best way of claiming a refund on the extra £600 because we'll certainly be doing that.
Please do update us on this.

If you're unsuccessful then let's figure out a way that we can rally as a group for this. There are a lot of people here who I'm sure would be happy to throw their hat in the ring - and I think the more noise we make the better chances we'd have.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by michali » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Great news! Congratulations!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by bibi2 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Unlike the SET (LR) applications that caseworkers can grant ILR if they consider the applicatiin 28 days before qualifying date, SET (M) Guidance only allows caseworkers to add 28 days to the date of submission, and not the date of decision (read the 3 situations in the Guidance).

They had held the apication until the actual qualifying date.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by saimajaan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:11 pm

allyf wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:28 pm
oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Wow that’s great news oldmankensey!!! What a relief!
congrats on waiting for mine

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by badhodor » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:27 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Congrats buddy!!!
Amazing news!! finally some relief and lots of excitement !!
Hope you are celebrating :)

oldmankensey
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by oldmankensey » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:59 pm

someone will have to take over my list editing duties :)

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by himanshuc » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:13 pm

Hi will the courier drop the BRP and/or decision letter if there is no one at home to collect? Thanks
manish7490 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:59 pm
KBE wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Hi, Thanks all for the wealth of info on the site. I haven't commented before but have been carefully watching the activity on this thread for months and it helped me a great deal.
Update from me on process;
Set (O) Ancestry route. Expected a very simple application - nothing exceptional at all in file and able to supply all required docs.
Myself as main applicant and 1 x spouse and 2 x child dependants
Super priority service (yes nearly bankrupted us - all fees x 4!!)

13th December Online application (exactly 28 days before 5 year anniversary of Visa entry although I did not enter UK until 6th Feb 2014 - using the days in between as within allowed 'absence from UK')

14th December Received confirmation application received with message saying would take 6 months! Paniced and rang HO who assured this was a standard email for all applications and didn't alter my status as Super priority.

20th December VCAS Croyden appointment. Took about 1.5 hours - but there was 4 of us. Very pleasant and straightforward process. All kind and helpful

Absolutely no news - no emails or post until yesterday.

02 January -Royal Mail courier on doorstep. Had to sign for envelopes which had all 4 BRP's in them. I still haven't received any written official confirmation that application successful but assume this isn't necessary now I have the BRP's

By all accounts given the stat holidays processing took 3 business days which I was fine with. Very pleased and relieved it's over and hope all the best news is on the way for everyone still waiting - again thanks for all the advice and wisdom!

Feel free to ask any questions. From reading the threads I think I'm the first to fully process an Ancestry route ILR application.

Very surprised that your documents are send via Royalmail, normally its DX. But anyways cherish the good news and end of visa renewal.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by ianone » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:24 pm

allyf wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:19 am
ianone wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 am
allyf wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:45 pm

For me the approval letter came by Royal Mail (needed signature for letter) and the BRP came via DX courier (signature also requires). Hope that helps
Hi Allyf,

When did you receive your BRP delivered? I am still waiting to receive mine.

Thanks
Hi ianone, yes the BRP was delivered at 930 this morning by DX. The letter was received on Monday the 31st by Royal Mail. That letter on Monday said “within 7 working days from decision date” (27th I think for you too). I’m sure your letter will be coming soon, if not the BRP directly. Keep us posted...
Hi Allyf,

My Legal Rep. received the letter by post on Monday as well, but still haven't received the BRP.

Contacted DX to see if there's anything in the post for me, they said there's nothing.

Still waiting...

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by michali » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 pm

bibi2 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm
oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)


Unlike the SET (LR) applications that caseworkers can grant ILR if they consider the applicatiin 28 days before qualifying date, SET (M) Guidance only allows caseworkers to add 28 days to the date of submission, and not the date of decision (read the 3 situations in the Guidance).

They had held the apication until the actual qualifying date.
Do you have a link for that please? I don't understand. Are you saying that applications for SET(M) cannot be submitted 28 days before the 5 year anniversary to qualify?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by divide_by_zero » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:42 pm

michali wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 pm
bibi2 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm
oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)


Unlike the SET (LR) applications that caseworkers can grant ILR if they consider the applicatiin 28 days before qualifying date, SET (M) Guidance only allows caseworkers to add 28 days to the date of submission, and not the date of decision (read the 3 situations in the Guidance).

They had held the apication until the actual qualifying date.
Do you have a link for that please? I don't understand. Are you saying that applications for SET(M) cannot be submitted 28 days before the 5 year anniversary to qualify?
I am unsure about this, too. The guidance (19 Dec 2018 version) says on page 17/125:

"A person in the UK with entry clearance or limited leave to remain granted on the basis of family life on a 5-year route, in an application made from 9 July 2012, should apply for further leave to remain no more than 28 days before their extant leave expires or no more than 28 days before they have completed 30 months in the UK with such leave."

So does this mean you can APPLY 28 days in advance of your eligibility period, but you won't get a decision until you have completed the entire 5 years?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Ritchie12 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:43 pm

oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)
Thats awesome new Oldmankensey. I have been secretly praying and hoping you get a good response soon. Im happy for you!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by allyf » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 pm

ianone wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:24 pm
allyf wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:19 am
ianone wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 am
allyf wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:45 pm

For me the approval letter came by Royal Mail (needed signature for letter) and the BRP came via DX courier (signature also requires). Hope that helps
Hi Allyf,

When did you receive your BRP delivered? I am still waiting to receive mine.

Thanks
Hi ianone, yes the BRP was delivered at 930 this morning by DX. The letter was received on Monday the 31st by Royal Mail. That letter on Monday said “within 7 working days from decision date” (27th I think for you too). I’m sure your letter will be coming soon, if not the BRP directly. Keep us posted...
Hi Allyf,

My Legal Rep. received the letter by post on Monday as well, but still haven't received the BRP.

Contacted DX to see if there's anything in the post for me, they said there's nothing.

Still waiting...
Hang in there it should be coming soon. Keep calling DX daily to see if they have anything scheduled. If no one is home to accept the delivery they will leave a notice for you...

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by allyf » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:14 pm

divide_by_zero wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:42 pm
michali wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 pm
bibi2 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm
oldmankensey wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 pm
wow again, something happened today

Route: SET(M)
Online submission: 12/11/18
Wife eligible to apply from 28/11/18 (5 yrs from entry to UK minus 28 days)
Premium appointment: Mark Lane, London 30/11/18
Four escalations
Email confirming ILR granted: 01/01/19

I think the logjam might finally be clearing, I was one of the November ones, we might get few more now that the neverending holiday season is over.

hang in there everyone 8)


Unlike the SET (LR) applications that caseworkers can grant ILR if they consider the applicatiin 28 days before qualifying date, SET (M) Guidance only allows caseworkers to add 28 days to the date of submission, and not the date of decision (read the 3 situations in the Guidance).

They had held the apication until the actual qualifying date.
Do you have a link for that please? I don't understand. Are you saying that applications for SET(M) cannot be submitted 28 days before the 5 year anniversary to qualify?
I am unsure about this, too. The guidance (19 Dec 2018 version) says on page 17/125:

"A person in the UK with entry clearance or limited leave to remain granted on the basis of family life on a 5-year route, in an application made from 9 July 2012, should apply for further leave to remain no more than 28 days before their extant leave expires or no more than 28 days before they have completed 30 months in the UK with such leave."

So does this mean you can APPLY 28 days in advance of your eligibility period, but you won't get a decision until you have completed the entire 5 years?
They gave me a decision within my 5 year (28 days before the 5 year mark)

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