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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by kchakrabarty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:36 am

Hi,

I have a general enquiry regarding uploading documents online.

1. Is there a limit on how many number of pdfs can be uploaded online? I know that there is a file size limit of 6mb per individual upload.
2. Can you see any sort of confirmation that gives us comfort whether the file has been uploaded online successfully?

Kind Regards,

KChakrabarty

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by badhodor » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:44 am

kchakrabarty wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:36 am
Hi,

I have a general enquiry regarding uploading documents online.

1. Is there a limit on how many number of pdfs can be uploaded online? I know that there is a file size limit of 6mb per individual upload.
2. Can you see any sort of confirmation that gives us comfort whether the file has been uploaded online successfully?

Kind Regards,

KChakrabarty
Don't know about the number of Pdf's but once the file is uploaded it will show up on the portal automatically.

You can take your originals with you to your biometric appointment. The agent at the appointment will check your uploaded documents against the mandatory list and ensure they are legible. If anything is not there, or not clear etc. they will upload it again there and then.
If the caseworker is not able to find something, they will send an email asking for those documents as well.

Hope that helps!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by kchakrabarty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:48 am

Thanks Badhodor for your prompt response. My query about number of pdfs is mainly because of the number of online bank statements that I plan to attach for myself and my wife, 3 different accounts for each. I have a letter from my bank confirming that the statements are authentic, which I believe should be sufficient enough. I am just worried that it may not let me upload more than a specified number of documents.

Can anyone else on this forum please help me with this query?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by badhodor » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:51 am

kchakrabarty wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:48 am
Thanks Badhodor for your prompt response. My query about number of pdfs is mainly because of the number of online bank statements that I plan to attach for myself and my wife, 3 different accounts for each. I have a letter from my bank confirming that the statements are authentic, which I believe should be sufficient enough. I am just worried that it may not let me upload more than a specified number of documents.

Can anyone else on this forum please help me with this query?
You can combine the PDF's also?
If you can't or unable to do so, just take them to the appointment and those guys will upload it for you. Don't need to panic as long as you physically have all the documents which you will take to the appointment anyway.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by annawestlondon » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:39 pm

annawestlondon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Hi all, hopefully my post will give strenthg for those who are planning to apply soon.

ILR: SET (0), after 5 years on working visa with the same employer

Timeline
31 December 2018.
Submitted application and all scanned documents. Booked biometric in Croydon for next working day, other Lodon centers were not avaliable. Didn't book any documents checkings.

2 January 2019.
Took me 2.5 hours to complete biometric appointment, documents have been sent to HO at 12.30 pm. Everything went smothly, but due to amount of people and careful security checks queue didnt move fast. Guy only scanned my current passport and biomentrics appointment confirmation document, no any other documents were needed at that point.
If you have a scanner, it's much better to scan and upload all documents yourself, saves a lot of time for you and other people. Only current passport has to be scanned on special machine, all other documents are fine with usual scanners.

3 January 2019.
At 2.30 pm received email from my case worker from Sheffild with confirmaiton of granted IRL. At that time my scanned docuemnts were not "frozen" at Sopra's account, so i dont think it has any connection with status of your applicaton.

Required documents:
- Employement Letter
- Letter about absenses
- Police registration
- Current BRP
- Current passport
- Old passport
- Declaration - checks consent (you can download and sign it while submitting application)
- Payslip
- Bank statement (printed in branch + stamp on every page)
- Masters degree from UK university
- Life in the UK test

They still have not clear documents in the list:
"Evidence of XXX's immigration status in the UK", but not current BRP
and
"For the period before you were granted leave as a Tier 2 migrant, documents showing that you met the
relevant requirements of the immigration rules."

So just in case i scanned:
- Old working visa and PSV (were not required)
- Old approval letters (were not required)
- SoC for my current BRP (were not required)

Will update you about posting time, once receive letter and a card.
Approval letter arrived on 7th on January with Roayl Mail and BRP on 7th with DX. Both were dated 03.01.2019. Overall took less than a week between biometric appointment and receiving ILR card.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by MM75 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm

Hi All

My application Tier 2 Set 0
Please some one can help to clarify this.

Do I need to bring print out of the online application to my appointment?
Do the online application download need to uploaded to UKVCAS documents?

Thanks

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by vibe123 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 pm

MM75 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Hi All

My application Tier 2 Set 0
Please some one can help to clarify this.

Do I need to bring print out of the online application to my appointment?
Do the online application download need to uploaded to UKVCAS documents?

Thanks
Your application is submitted online so you don't have to do that

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Cherrim » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:19 pm

This forum has been a great help whilst preparing the required documents for my ILR application. Thought I'd share my timeline.
Date online form submitted: 18/12/18
Biometrics and UKVCAS appointment in Croydon: 31/12/18 at 9am. The entire process took about 15minutes.
Email confirming grant of ILR received the same day at 3PM.
Delivery of BRP:still waiting

I've uploaded all documents prior to the appointment date and I did not purchase the extra document checking service.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by cja_1234 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by RY83 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm

cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.
Hi Cja

I am waiting since 8th December. Tried everything 3 times escalation calls, email to MP and complaint email but no news so far. Yesterday received a generic email saying that your application is under consideration and and we expect to make a decision within 6 months of the date of your application, which is our service standard" which doesn't make sense at all after one month. I haven't received any email from HO asking for any further information. Not sure what is going on. Mine was very simple and straight forward application: ILR through 5 year tier 2 (general) route Set(0). Previous to that i was on Post study work visa. Have got two master's degrees from UK. Every time calling customer service is useless.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by madihaali_304 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:54 pm

cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.
I'm still waiting, appointment was on 28th Nov and was a pretty simple Tier 2G to ILR 5 year route. Starting to get pretty fed up with these muppets now!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:55 pm

RY83 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm
cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.
Hi Cja

I am waiting since 8th December. Tried everything 3 times escalation calls, email to MP and complaint email but no news so far. Yesterday received a generic email saying that your application is under consideration and and we expect to make a decision within 6 months of the date of your application, which is our service standard" which doesn't make sense at all after one month. I haven't received any email from HO asking for any further information. Not sure what is going on. Mine was very simple and straight forward application: ILR through 5 year tier 2 (general) route Set(0). Previous to that i was on Post study work visa. Have got two master's degrees from UK. Every time calling customer service is useless.
Did you hear anything back from the MP?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by badhodor » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 pm

cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.
Exactly in the same boat as you.
Appointment on 1st Dec - croydon - Tier 2 - 5 year route (Set (O).
Complained to UKVI on 17th
Complained to MP on 19th.

Called MP on 7th and on 8th. Was told someone will call back, so far nothing and still waiting.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:08 pm

For a while it seemed like they were clearing out the backlogs but now it seems to have slowed down again.
Newer applications are being processed within 24 hours - now I think I should have waited till Jan.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by RY83 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 pm

preet8899 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:55 pm
RY83 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:51 pm
cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.
Hi Cja

I am waiting since 8th December. Tried everything 3 times escalation calls, email to MP and complaint email but no news so far. Yesterday received a generic email saying that your application is under consideration and and we expect to make a decision within 6 months of the date of your application, which is our service standard" which doesn't make sense at all after one month. I haven't received any email from HO asking for any further information. Not sure what is going on. Mine was very simple and straight forward application: ILR through 5 year tier 2 (general) route Set(0). Previous to that i was on Post study work visa. Have got two master's degrees from UK. Every time calling customer service is useless.
Did you hear anything back from the MP?
No, unfortunately I didn't hear anything from MP.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by surfsumi » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:16 pm

Date of application: 31 Dec SET LR
Bio metrics at sopra : 11am 04 Jan.
Confirmation / notification : still waiting
BRP : Still waiting.
it has been two days already already but I still can access UKVCAS & still can amend ( not amended them though) document I uploaded. has anyone got similar experience...? please reply . thank you.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:19 pm

surfsumi wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Date of application: 31 Dec SET LR
Bio metrics at sopra : 11am 04 Jan.
Confirmation / notification : still waiting
BRP : Still waiting.
it has been two days already already but I still can access UKVCAS & still can amend ( not amended them though) document I uploaded. has anyone got similar experience...? please reply . thank you.
There were few posts regarding this from members.
Even though we can access the UKVCAS system and see the option for amending that has no effect as the application has been submitted already.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by qwmm » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 pm

Waiting since 4th Dec.

My case is Tier 2 to Tier 2 switch, which should be the most straightforward case.

Sigh.
cja_1234 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Anyone (apart from a few lucky ones on this post) who enrolled biometrics 26 Nov - 1 Dec still waiting?
I applied for SET(O) using Super Priority at Manchester Library on 1 Dec.
After numerous escalations, contacting MP and also sending emails to complaints department, still no news for me.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Timothy Tao » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 pm

Dear old friends in this thread,

I had a short break during the xmas/new year time and expecting to get some news on my application but there is not any. Just read through all the post from page 33 to 67.

Thanks @oldmankensey for listing all people's application status and congratulations for getting your visa in the end!

Thanks @badhodor for keep updating us on what you did and hope you can get your visa soon!

Not sure about the others @FarooqShah86 @saimajaan @ecu-daba @qwmm @avishekm what is the status of your application?

Myself have been waiting since 28 Nov 2018 submitted via super priority SET (O) ILR

I have also escalated 3 times but this is just useless as I can see from you all and my own experience.

I email my local MP again today, hoping he can do something.

I have not wrote to complain to the HO thinking that it won't help, but will do today.

I am happy to discuss with you further on what we should do (together) regarding this matter, even face to face in London.

My email address is email address removed by moderator

Happy New Year all! Best wishes!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by docshami » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:34 pm

preet8899 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:08 pm
For a while it seemed like they were clearing out the backlogs but now it seems to have slowed down again.
Newer applications are being processed within 24 hours - now I think I should have waited till Jan.


Exactly what I’ve been thinking...cursing myself for applying it in November end 😫...but how on earth, can that become a disqualification 🧐

Had a bit of hope when few who applied in Nov/early Dec started to get their outcomes...but now it seems like they have kept the rest to the 6-month pile 😒

Even mailing MPs has not proved useful for many - likely coz MPs haven’t received the whole picture that it’s not a single case but loads of cases not going according to T&Cs of the service....

How about those affected in this transition period (when HO introduced the new front desk) - 24th Nov to 10th Dec - super Priority applicants join hands and send a mass petition

1) to the Home Secretary ? Or to the Leader of Opposition ?? Or,

2) to the Press (eg: BBC)- but not sure if FT report made much impact.

All pls reply (could discuss with ur solicitors too) and let’s go forwards accordingly...what do u think ?

NB: mine is a straight forward 5 yr Set(O) case and I have a new job to change to...delay in this would jeopardise my new job 😩...I’m sure many would have such pressing issues to sort...

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