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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by codem2013 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:41 pm

MM75 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Hi All

Today I went for my Bio-metric appointment and would like to share my experience.

Category Tier 2 Set ) 5 year Route-Super Priority

Initial T2 Visa 26/01/14.
Online application 02/01/19
Bio-metric 10:am 09/01/19 Manchester Library (Paid 100£)

Documents uploaded

Proof of Application 1-Passport-Consent for Verification Check

Others-LIUK-Trinity College Pass Certificate B1-My covering Letter-MY BRP

Finances-Bank statement-1 month required but i provided 3 months.Pay slips 3 month-P 60 4 Years

Employment-Employment letter with foreseeable future-Absent letter


I arrived at Manchester Library around 9.30 am. Library is conveniently located in the centre,walking distance from Manchester Oxford station.

Bio-metric finished in 10 min-Straight forward process.

4 pm today email received that my visa granted and BRP and letter will be arriving shortly.

I wish all of you waiting will get your positive outcome soon.

Regards
Thank you for the feedback
Was it easy to find an appointment in the sopra website? Are they any same day or next day appointments available? 

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by MM75 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm

from codem 2013
Thank you for the feedback
Was it easy to find an appointment in the sopra website? Are they any same day or next day appointments available?

when i was looking for appointment only could find free appointment in 1 week time at Glasgow
and in 10 days at Manchester same for Birmingham.If you pay 100 pounds like I did got appointment within 5 days. Same day appointment may be for premier lounge but i never tried searching for it.Regards

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Ritchie12 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:44 pm

Ritchie12 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 pm
frmglasgow wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 pm
kiwijane123 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:59 pm
frmglasgow wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:28 am


Hey,

I am academic and I listed my research/job as primarily reason to stay in UK, hence provided my employment letter, secondly I listed my Mortgage/Home another reason to stay in UK.

Goodluck to your application.
@frmglasgow, congrats on getting ILR!

I am preparing my application for ILR (long residence) too and have a question about the employment letter and mortgage evidence you provided.

I've completed a 'dummy' application online and on the document checklist there is no request for a letter from the employer or mortgage evidence; can I assume you added these in order to strengthen your application?

I am planning to change jobs after I get ILR (as in, hand in my notice the day after ILR is granted because I already have an offer from another employer).

At the time of application, my current employer should be able to issue me with a letter confirming I am working for them and will continue to do so. It might raise questions when I request such a letter though because my Tier 2 is still valid for 3 years.

So my preference is to not ask my employer for a letter to support ILR in case they ask why, at which point they might guess that I am intending to change jobs and refuse to/become legally not able to issue me with a letter if they know I am leaving.

You mentioned that it was a 'simple' application because you were staying with your employer, I am wondering whether my application will be considered less simple if I cannot demonstrate that I am staying.

So my question is, was this letter a mandatory part of your application and if not, do you think it helped to include it?
Hey,

There is a question regarding any other reason to stay in UK, which I selected Yes and I guess after that under the checklist I had to give evidence of below:

Documents supporting my other reasons to stay in the UK?

I gave my job and mortgage as two reasons to stay in UK. So provided employment and mortgage papers. I think at least if you are earning well, you may able to provide P60 for previous few years, payslips (last 6) and corresponding bank statements, even if the current employment letter is missing, you could add a copy of contract if you have and it shows the contract you got is permanent/open-ended. I had all the papers so I submitted but I am not sure how they will access your employment without employment letter. The application form does ask about your employment and they may verify current status anyway from your office HR. So I would suggest you to ask senior member of this website to discuss how to present employment in best possible way.

I think my case was simple in a sense that from years I was studying and later got employment with the same institution. I think as long you have a clean immigration history, you will be fine.

Best wishes.
Thanks for your feedback @frmglasgow.

I hav a question about the Sopra Steria website. I have submitted ILR (LR) application for myself and my family. When i go to the Documents submission page, Im given optional documents catergory ONLY and No Mandatory documents. Does that seem normal? Did you get the same page?
@frmglasgow and other ILR (LR) applicants who have receiced their results, can you please help?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by alokpanda123 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi All,
I have a strange problem. I can not manage to locate the consent form that has to be signed and uploaded as part of the application. Is there a way this can be requested during biometrics and verification process?

Regards,
Alok

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by dilse4srk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:21 pm

alokpanda123 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Hi All,
I have a strange problem. I can not manage to locate the consent form that has to be signed and uploaded as part of the application. Is there a way this can be requested during biometrics and verification process?

Regards,
Alok
You can download it from this link and upload on sopra under application tab or other

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.u ... onsent.pdf

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by livlivuk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 am

I do hope they clear the backlogs and everyone gets a positive decision. I received a letter on the 7th January 2019 (dated 2nd January 2019)from Home Office apologising about the delay and a refund of £610 (I have not received the refund yet though). I did not request for a refund yet but it appears they are going through cases and issuing refunds where there has been a delay caused by themselves.
Below is my timeline:
Type of Application: Tier 2 Dependant Set O to ILR (5 years)
Service: Super Priority Service
Online Application: 27th November 2018
Sopra Steria Appointment: 6th December 2018 (I uploaded all my documents at home)
Calls made to both Sopra Steria and UKVI: 7th, 8th, 9th, etc. They kept saying 5 working days although Sopra Steria confirmed they had indeed submitted to HO. Finally on the 13th UKVI took my details for escalation. I also emailed all public emails I could find.
Email Decision Approval: 14th Decemeber 2018
Approval Letter received: 18th December 2018 (dated 14th December 2018)
BRP received: 20th December 2018 (was meant to be 19th December but rescheduled; had to call DX to check if I had a parcel as I was not even notified)
Refund Letter received: 7th January 2019 (dated 2nd January 2019). Still awaiting refund.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by praveenv » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm

Where do I find the case id in the new digital application? I can only see the payment reference number in the submitted application. Please advice.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by nice111 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 pm

alokpanda123 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Hi All,
I have a strange problem. I can not manage to locate the consent form that has to be signed and uploaded as part of the application. Is there a way this can be requested during biometrics and verification process?

Regards,
Alok
Hi there.

Is this consent form needed for Set M application as well?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by dilse4srk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm

praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Where do I find the case id in the new digital application? I can only see the payment reference number in the submitted application. Please advice.
Once you make the payment and submit the application. You will receive the case id in an email from home office either same day or next day. At least this is how i got mine

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by praveenv » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 pm

dilse4srk wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm
praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Where do I find the case id in the new digital application? I can only see the payment reference number in the submitted application. Please advice.
Once you make the payment and submit the application. You will receive the case id in an email from home office either same day or next day. At least this is how i got mine

I did not receive any such email. Only email I received after submission is for the biometrics appointment.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by badhodor » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 pm

Dear all,

It is with extreme happiness, excitement and shaky hands I would like to announce that I have received an email from the HO stating my ILR has been granted and the BRP and decision letter will be sent in due course.

Here is my story:-

Date of Online Application - 24th November 2018 - 20:29PM
Automatic 6 months email - 26th November 2018 - 13:06 PM
Biometric Appointment booking at Sopra Steira done on - 27th November 2018
Biometric Appointment at Sopra Steira Croydon office - 1st December 2018 at 10am. (done in 25 mins fastest in and out time I reckon as I had uploaded everything except passport and they did that at the centre).

1st Escalation - 9th December 2018
2nd Escalation - 13th December 2018
3rd Escalation - 17th December 2018
Wrote to complaints HO email - 17th December 2018 - wait 20 working days
Wrote to MP - 19th December 2018
Called UKVI for 4th escalation on 19th - told to call on 18th Jan 2019
Called UKVCAS for the application being sent succesfully on the 1st december - 19th December 2018.
Called MP - 7th Jan, 8th Jan and 9th JAn - told on 9th Jan that they have written to HO and to wait 20 working days.

10th Jan 2019 - 12:03 - Email form HO grating ILR and to expect BRP and decision letter shortly.
Wrote back to the email asking for refund.

Barely able to contain my excitement and happiness. It literally feels like a big weight is lifted off the shoulder. Waited 8 years (1st 3 years didnt count as on Tier 4 and PSW visas) for this day!!!!

Beyond happy!!
Good luck to everyone who is waiting! I am confident they will process everything this week or the next for those having long waits.

I will be posting my story about refund as and when I get anywhere with it.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by dilse4srk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm

People who had used croydon centre, could you please let me know if the ukvcas centre is on bedford palace road (brown building). I am a little confused as on google it says 35 Dingwall Rd which is the main road but postcode takes to bedford palace one way road

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by praveenv » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:26 pm

praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 pm
dilse4srk wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm
praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Where do I find the case id in the new digital application? I can only see the payment reference number in the submitted application. Please advice.
Once you make the payment and submit the application. You will receive the case id in an email from home office either same day or next day. At least this is how i got mine

I did not receive any such email. Only email I received after submission is for the biometrics appointment.
Did everyone get the case id email.? That's very concerning that I did not get one. Please let me know.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by dragon098 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:45 pm

dilse4srk wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm
People who had used croydon centre, could you please let me know if the ukvcas centre is on bedford palace road (brown building). I am a little confused as on google it says 35 Dingwall Rd which is the main road but postcode takes to bedford palace one way road
You don't need to get worried just follow 35 Dingwall Rd and you will see a building, it is in main road.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:53 pm

badhodor wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Dear all,

It is with extreme happiness, excitement and shaky hands I would like to announce that I have received an email from the HO stating my ILR has been granted and the BRP and decision letter will be sent in due course.

Here is my story:-

Date of Online Application - 24th November 2018 - 20:29PM
Automatic 6 months email - 26th November 2018 - 13:06 PM
Biometric Appointment booking at Sopra Steira done on - 27th November 2018
Biometric Appointment at Sopra Steira Croydon office - 1st December 2018 at 10am. (done in 25 mins fastest in and out time I reckon as I had uploaded everything except passport and they did that at the centre).

1st Escalation - 9th December 2018
2nd Escalation - 13th December 2018
3rd Escalation - 17th December 2018
Wrote to complaints HO email - 17th December 2018 - wait 20 working days
Wrote to MP - 19th December 2018
Called UKVI for 4th escalation on 19th - told to call on 18th Jan 2019
Called UKVCAS for the application being sent succesfully on the 1st december - 19th December 2018.
Called MP - 7th Jan, 8th Jan and 9th JAn - told on 9th Jan that they have written to HO and to wait 20 working days.

10th Jan 2019 - 12:03 - Email form HO grating ILR and to expect BRP and decision letter shortly.
Wrote back to the email asking for refund.

Barely able to contain my excitement and happiness. It literally feels like a big weight is lifted off the shoulder. Waited 8 years (1st 3 years didnt count as on Tier 4 and PSW visas) for this day!!!!

Beyond happy!!
Good luck to everyone who is waiting! I am confident they will process everything this week or the next for those having long waits.

I will be posting my story about refund as and when I get anywhere with it.
Congratulations!!! That's great news.
Hopefully they will clear the other applications from the backlog soon.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by siolog » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm

Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the information shared here. It does help a lot!

I received my approval email today.

My Application Timeline ILR (SET O - Tier 2) (Switched employer this year)

Submission on: 05/12/2018
BRP Appointment @ Manchester Library on: 11/12/2018
Approval Email: 10/01/2019 @2:30pm

I wish everyone still waiting good luck

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:27 pm

siolog wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the information shared here. It does help a lot!

I received my approval email today.

My Application Timeline ILR (SET O - Tier 2) (Switched employer this year)

Submission on: 05/12/2018
BRP Appointment @ Manchester Library on: 11/12/2018
Approval Email: 10/01/2019 @2:30pm

I wish everyone still waiting good luck
Congratulations and thanks for the update.
When did you last escalate? Did you reach out to your MP as well?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by preet8899 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm

praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:26 pm
praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 pm
dilse4srk wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:57 pm
praveenv wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Where do I find the case id in the new digital application? I can only see the payment reference number in the submitted application. Please advice.
Once you make the payment and submit the application. You will receive the case id in an email from home office either same day or next day. At least this is how i got mine

I did not receive any such email. Only email I received after submission is for the biometrics appointment.
Did everyone get the case id email.? That's very concerning that I did not get one. Please let me know.
When you escalate next time you can ask them the Case ID.
When did you submit your biometrics?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by vibe123 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm

siolog wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the information shared here. It does help a lot!

I received my approval email today.

My Application Timeline ILR (SET O - Tier 2) (Switched employer this year)

Submission on: 05/12/2018
BRP Appointment @ Manchester Library on: 11/12/2018
Approval Email: 10/01/2019 @2:30pm

I wish everyone still waiting good luck
Great news ! Can you please tell us what escalations you did ?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Timothy Tao » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Congratulations @badhodor !! Thanks for sharing your story! Very encouraging though my Biometric is 3 days earlier than you and still waiting at the moment. Looks like they are not clearing the jam in an order again? Could you also share your complaint letter sent to HO?

Looks like the written letter from your MP on the 9th Jan worked the best?

I think we should not only just ask for a refund but keep complaining about these long delays to other higher government department. The unfair long delays caused all of us huge stress and anxiety here.

badhodor wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Dear all,

It is with extreme happiness, excitement and shaky hands I would like to announce that I have received an email from the HO stating my ILR has been granted and the BRP and decision letter will be sent in due course.

Here is my story:-

Date of Online Application - 24th November 2018 - 20:29PM
Automatic 6 months email - 26th November 2018 - 13:06 PM
Biometric Appointment booking at Sopra Steira done on - 27th November 2018
Biometric Appointment at Sopra Steira Croydon office - 1st December 2018 at 10am. (done in 25 mins fastest in and out time I reckon as I had uploaded everything except passport and they did that at the centre).

1st Escalation - 9th December 2018
2nd Escalation - 13th December 2018
3rd Escalation - 17th December 2018
Wrote to complaints HO email - 17th December 2018 - wait 20 working days
Wrote to MP - 19th December 2018
Called UKVI for 4th escalation on 19th - told to call on 18th Jan 2019
Called UKVCAS for the application being sent succesfully on the 1st december - 19th December 2018.
Called MP - 7th Jan, 8th Jan and 9th JAn - told on 9th Jan that they have written to HO and to wait 20 working days.

10th Jan 2019 - 12:03 - Email form HO grating ILR and to expect BRP and decision letter shortly.
Wrote back to the email asking for refund.

Barely able to contain my excitement and happiness. It literally feels like a big weight is lifted off the shoulder. Waited 8 years (1st 3 years didnt count as on Tier 4 and PSW visas) for this day!!!!

Beyond happy!!
Good luck to everyone who is waiting! I am confident they will process everything this week or the next for those having long waits.

I will be posting my story about refund as and when I get anywhere with it.

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