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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by madihaali_304 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm

Quick update from me, called UKVI yesterday to ask for an update as my appointment was on 28 Nov and I hadn't heard back at all. The gentleman on the phone said that if I hadn't heard back by the end of the day, I should call back tomorrow.

As I sort of expected, I had no letter or email yesterday either so called back today and explained my situation. The lady on the phone took down my details and said I should hear back from them between 3 to 5 working days, which is appalling! Genuinely frustrated at how they're able to call this a super priority service...

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by mail9 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:43 pm

[quote=manuelabe post_id=1713954 time=1544113129 user_id=207784]
@Maelgrim

I paid £100 for the out of hours in SOPRA STERIA centre in Croydon on november 24th as the next appointment would be december 4th and i didnt want to wait as i have a christmas trip planned. Its now the 9th day after submission of biometrics and I have heard nothing. Have been checking my email like crazy and super anxious at work but now I am seeing that not many people are receiving emails. I dont know if i will receive my BPR before the 22nd when i travel!! But i would have thought so as i paid PRIORITY service and was sure I would get it in 10 days!

Will i get it all in one parcel or do i get a letter and then the BPR card on a different da

yes very nervous.atleast they could have sent an email to those who are waiting, just to reassure us.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by mail9 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm

madihaali_304 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Quick update from me, called UKVI yesterday to ask for an update as my appointment was on 28 Nov and I hadn't heard back at all. The gentleman on the phone said that if I hadn't heard back by the end of the day, I should call back tomorrow.

As I sort of expected, I had no letter or email yesterday either so called back today and explained my situation. The lady on the phone took down my details and said I should hear back from them between 3 to 5 working days, which is appalling! Genuinely frustrated at how they're able to call this a super priority service...

This happened to me twice, once on Friday and Tuesday. yesterday when i called , the lady said i have to wait for 3 to 5 days, again. when i tried to explain that it is already more than 5 days since escalation,and another re-escalation, she said "dont call this number again and again" !. another guy gave me a complaints email and said this is all he can do for mr. if i have any more concerns i can complain in the complaints.gsi email where you have to give all your details .

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by bhcool » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm

cja_1234 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:12 pm
bhcool wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Hi All,

I just received update from my Lawyer that there is technical issues on the biometrics taken and hence there are delay in application as we can see for all especially who applied last week, if i get any further update i will let all know
How did your lawyer get the update? Officially from Home Office or some sources/connections he has?
Most probably by his some source/connection

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by sunnysakhi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm

bhcool wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Hi All,

I just received update from my Lawyer that there is technical issues on the biometrics taken and hence there are delay in application as we can see for all especially who applied last week, if i get any further update i will let all know
Hi bhcool
May be this is the reason of delays. From where has your lawyer got this information.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by bhcool » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 pm

sunnysakhi wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm
bhcool wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Hi All,

I just received update from my Lawyer that there is technical issues on the biometrics taken and hence there are delay in application as we can see for all especially who applied last week, if i get any further update i will let all know
Hi bhcool
May be this is the reason of delays. From where has your lawyer got this information.
I haven't asked him from where he got this info, most probably from some source/connection

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by sunnysakhi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 pm

madihaali_304 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Quick update from me, called UKVI yesterday to ask for an update as my appointment was on 28 Nov and I hadn't heard back at all. The gentleman on the phone said that if I hadn't heard back by the end of the day, I should call back tomorrow.

As I sort of expected, I had no letter or email yesterday either so called back today and explained my situation. The lady on the phone took down my details and said I should hear back from them between 3 to 5 working days, which is appalling! Genuinely frustrated at how they're able to call this a super priority service...
Same thing with me. Called the HO helpline and similar thing.. after escalation they told me to wait for 3-5 days. Which is very frustrating and killing. It is very strange that the fee is similar as what used to be in Premium service centre and the service is so pathetic. There should be some other mechanism to address this issue. HO helpline is of no use and it is not providing any result.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by sunnysakhi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:01 pm

bhcool wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 pm
sunnysakhi wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm
bhcool wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Hi All,

I just received update from my Lawyer that there is technical issues on the biometrics taken and hence there are delay in application as we can see for all especially who applied last week, if i get any further update i will let all know
Hi bhcool
May be this is the reason of delays. From where has your lawyer got this information.
I haven't asked him from where he got this info, most probably from some source/connection
Ok, Thanks.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by sunnysakhi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:10 pm

manuelabe wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
@Maelgrim

I paid £100 for the out of hours in SOPRA STERIA centre in Croydon on november 24th as the next appointment would be december 4th and i didnt want to wait as i have a christmas trip planned. Its now the 9th day after submission of biometrics and I have heard nothing. Have been checking my email like crazy and super anxious at work but now I am seeing that not many people are receiving emails. I dont know if i will receive my BPR before the 22nd when i travel!! But i would have thought so as i paid PRIORITY service and was sure I would get it in 10 days!

Will i get it all in one parcel or do i get a letter and then the BPR card on a different day ??
I hope and pray that you get positive result of your application well in time so that you can go for your Xmas holidays. I can understand your anxiousness, my wife was supposed to attend her brothers wedding, It looks she might have to cancel her travel plan. So much for Super Priority service....

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by FarooqShah86 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Hello
I submitted online application for ilr via tier 2 General on Thursday last week. Then gave my biometrics and supporting documents last saturday in Cardiff. It was supposed to be a super priority service. haven’t heard anything back as yet. I have seen there are a few people on here in the same boat as me. Could you please let us know should you hear anything from the HO?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by FarooqShah86 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:41 pm

Cja 1234 and Madiha any updates guys?
thanks

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by cja_1234 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm

FarooqShah86 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Cja 1234 and Madiha any updates guys?
thanks
Nothing from me..... no communication whatsoever

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by norty109 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 pm

Super priority is not working seems like as no one in last one week has posted any confirmation of decision on here. It's a mental torture. I have my appointment coming up but looks like it's going to be a long nerve wrecking wait after that even after paying super priority.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by madihaali_304 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm

FarooqShah86 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Cja 1234 and Madiha any updates guys?
thanks
Nothing following my earlier phone call today - will update you guys as soon as I hear anything.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by oldmankensey » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm

the DX courier 'live chat' seems to be not working at all - just to add to our sheer pleasure 8)

I've been asking them through private messages on Twitter. They'll check for you if you just give them your address, they'll let you know if there's anything on the way, although it seems like UKVI is the one having the problems so I doubt I'll even both asking them tomorrow unless I read of some on here getting emails/letters.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by thakur786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 pm

sunnysakhi wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 pm
madihaali_304 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Quick update from me, called UKVI yesterday to ask for an update as my appointment was on 28 Nov and I hadn't heard back at all. The gentleman on the phone said that if I hadn't heard back by the end of the day, I should call back tomorrow.

As I sort of expected, I had no letter or email yesterday either so called back today and explained my situation. The lady on the phone took down my details and said I should hear back from them between 3 to 5 working days, which is appalling! Genuinely frustrated at how they're able to call this a super priority service...
Same thing with me. Called the HO helpline and similar thing.. after escalation they told me to wait for 3-5 days. Which is very frustrating and killing. It is very strange that the fee is similar as what used to be in Premium service centre and the service is so pathetic. There should be some other mechanism to address this issue. HO helpline is of no use and it is not providing any result.
I can understand your pain mate.
If they can't make their decision in 24 hours then of course it is not super priority service, is it?
I am pretty sure we are all educated to understand what they are actually doing and what should be happening with super priority applications.
Clearly they run a pilot project testing first and then went fully live but I feel they are unable to meet the demands of super priority applications e.g staffing issues, issues with sopra steria, more further issues down the line which has made it so difficult for everybody....

please keep posting application updates.

best of luck all

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by thakur786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 pm

sunnysakhi wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 pm
madihaali_304 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Quick update from me, called UKVI yesterday to ask for an update as my appointment was on 28 Nov and I hadn't heard back at all. The gentleman on the phone said that if I hadn't heard back by the end of the day, I should call back tomorrow.

As I sort of expected, I had no letter or email yesterday either so called back today and explained my situation. The lady on the phone took down my details and said I should hear back from them between 3 to 5 working days, which is appalling! Genuinely frustrated at how they're able to call this a super priority service...
Same thing with me. Called the HO helpline and similar thing.. after escalation they told me to wait for 3-5 days. Which is very frustrating and killing. It is very strange that the fee is similar as what used to be in Premium service centre and the service is so pathetic. There should be some other mechanism to address this issue. HO helpline is of no use and it is not providing any result.
I can understand your pain mate.
If they can't make their decision in 24 hours then of course it is not super priority service, is it?
I am pretty sure we are all educated to understand what they are actually doing and what should be happening with super priority applications.
Clearly they run a pilot project testing first and then went fully live but I feel they are unable to meet the demands of super priority applications e.g staffing issues, issues with sopra steria, more further issues down the line which has made it so difficult for everybody....

please keep posting application updates.

best of luck all

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by FarooqShah86 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:09 am

civil service and civil servants! they are all cut and stitched from the same cloth in each and every country. these clerks and baboos!!! You can get married for £3k in Pakistan! ridiculous lol

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Jap04d » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:57 am

mginn79 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Hi all,

Also wanted to share my experience with the new process:

- Paid £60 for 12pm appointment in Cambridge on Friday 16 November (Set M, premium service)
- Arrived early (11.30am)
- Was told to make sure that I was in the general area 5 minutes before appointment by a worker at the library
- Sat in the cafe area adjacent to the desk
- Happened to ask a member of staff if I needed to inform them that I was here to be told that there were significant delays and they handed me a ticket basically meaning that the paid appointment was void and that other people who should have been after me were probably seen before me
- Other people that had an appointment at 10am had not been seen still when I turned up
- No clear signs up anywhere detailing the delay and what visitors need to do when they arrive
- We were finally seen at around 4.30pm and the appointment took approximately 25 minutes (all of my documents were scanned in prior to the appointment so the 25 minutes were for the biometrics and to confirm all scanned documents were legible)
- Many people were turned away from their appointments because of the delays (biometric machine and internet connections issues)
- There was only 1 station to deal with appointments, it wasn't closed off so it wasn't very private so others could hear and see what was going on
- The staff that were carrying out the appointments were doing the work on behalf of Sopra Steria and did receive a lot of abuse from angry customers which was uncalled for as they were not from Sopra Steria
- Overheard one of the staff say that too many appointments had been issued which also caused a backlog so FYI, be prepared for a very long day!
- Have since sent a complaint to Sopra Steria and requested to have the appointment fee refunded and will also be asking for a contribution to our £25 car park fee because we were there for over 5 hours.
- As another FYI, please do your best to upload your documents in advance as the equipment seemed from reliable.

Now I just wait for my outcome which hopefully will be Monday/Tuesday as the application was submitted just after 5pm so that might cause a slight delay.

Good luck to everyone that has to go through this and also let me know if there are any other topics that I can post this to so more are aware.
Thank you for posting this. How much did you pay extra for the 24hour decision??

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Jap04d » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:12 am

Is anyone able to share how much the priority service fees? I’ll be applying for ILR Set M. Seems as though there’s a 10 day decision option as well as a 24 hour one. I cant seem to find the cost of these services anywhere on the internet. Help is much appreciated!

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