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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by wildfireandhorses » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 am

Below is my journey following application for ilr using the super priority service.

Application Type: SET(O) based on 10 year long residency
04/02/2019; Online application submitted
18/02/2019: Biometrics appointment
19/02/2019: Contacted HO and was told to wait 5 working days to get a decision
26/02/2019: Contacted HO and was told my case has been escalated with the case worker
28/02/2019: Email received from HO stating a letter has been sent in the post
05/03/2019: Letter (backdated to 18/02/2019) of refusal received from HO alleging a break in my lawful residency 7 years ago following an appeal after visa refusal. They offered to give me a 30 months visa instead asking I pay £1000 NHS surcharge by 08/03/2019 or I'd lose out on my application fee. I suspect the backdating was done to get around refunding the priority fee.
15/03/2019: Pre Action Protocol letter sent to HO by my lawyer disputing the alleged break in lawful residency with proof of appeal process followed 7 years ago covered under section 3c of the immigration Act 1971 which accompanied my initial application. My lawyer requested the HO refund the super priority fee and respond to the letter within 2 weeks of receipt.
27/03/2019: HO responds to Pre Action Protocol letter standing by their decision to refuse ilr. They agree to refund the super priority fee. My lawyer advises me that taking the HO to court will likely result in a resolve in my favour but there is no certainty as to when this might be resolved and the costs associated with it are quite high. He advises me to reapply as a spouse of a British citizen.


Application Type: SET(M) based on 5 years spousal visa married to a British citizen
09/05/2019: Online application submitted
We are both self employed as I have a business which me and my husband work for. All self employment documentation as requested by the HO was provided.
06/06/2019: Biometrics appointment (this was the earliest available date)
07/06/2019: Contacted HO and was told to wait 5 working days to get a decision
13/06/2019: Contacted HO (10:45 am) and was told my case has been escalated with the case worker. My lawyer also contacted the HO and received an email at 11:30 am stating they needed more time to decide my case as it raises "exceptionally complex issues". My lawyer chases up asking how much time they need to decide and if they require additional documentation. Three hours later, around 2:25pm, I receive an email from the HO with my lawyer copied in saying they're pleased to let me know my ilr has been granted. They provided the postal tracking number for my biometric card and apologised for not deciding within 24 hours stating they will refund the £800 super priority fee.

Basically, yesterday was a rollercoaster.

All the best to everyone else waiting.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by persik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 am

CR001 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 am
persik wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:12 am
What visas have you held exactly and the dates of each?

Do meet the financial, English and liuk equirements for set m ilr?
I was on a spouse visa for 5 years and applied the day before it expired so I meet the 60 months requirement. I met the financial requirements (both me and my husband earn above the set limit) and I have an English degree.
Did you submit the Life in the UK test certificate??

Not sure why you won't post the full UK immigration history as has been requested :?: :?:

Did you switch to a spouse visa within the UK or from abroad?

What date was your spouse visa granted if you applied in the UK?

If you applied from abroad, what date did you enter the UK on your spouse visa??
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I already said that I applied from the UK after being married to a Brit for 5 years and being on a spouse visa for 60 months, not sure why exact dates are needed, as I just wanted to find out what was the outcome for people who received a similar response email as I did, as they have not stated it on the forum.
I obviously included Life in the UK test - I used professional immigration lawyers for my application and they checked all the documents.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by CR001 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:33 am

persik wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:25 am
I already said that I applied from the UK after being married to a Brit for 5 years and being on a spouse visa for 60 months, not sure why exact dates are needed, as I just wanted to find out what was the outcome for people who received a similar response email as I did, as they have not stated it on the forum.
I obviously included Life in the UK test - I used professional immigration lawyers for my application and they checked all the documents.
You have chosen to post very limited information on a public immigration forum where we are all strangers. Asking the questions that have been asked are to established your history and if their might be any issues, so that we can offer any constructive advice. Specifically, dates are really important when asking strangers for any guidance.

The email you have received has been received by many, and often means ILR is refused and Limited Leave to Remain offered for a further 30 months and you would be asked to pay £1000 IHS, due to failing to meet even one requirement of the Appendix FM immigration rules, if you have applied on SET(M) having held a spouse of British citizen visa.

How have you met the financial requirement : salaried employment, self employment etc???

What evidence for financial requirement did you submit?

Note also that using a lawyer does not guarantee anything nor does it mean they necessarily know all the rules. Many have been refused visa/ILR applications using 'professionals' who got it horribly wrong and even using the wrong form like form Set M if the person held a PBS Dependent visa for 5 years for example.

Another recent ILR refusal was due to a member applying on Set M after 5 years on an EEA family member Residence Card due to applying on the wrong form and not qualifying for ILR on Set M under Appendix FM.

Perhaps now you might understand why we ask for clarity and history to assist members who post vague information.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by manitops » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 pm

please how did you contact the home office.

The call centre is not helpful and all they tell me is it has been escalated wait for 5 days, after 5 days I called again and it is the same thing

please can you tell me the contact information you used

wildfireandhorses wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 am
Below is my journey following application for ilr using the super priority service.

Application Type: SET(O) based on 10 year long residency
04/02/2019; Online application submitted
18/02/2019: Biometrics appointment
19/02/2019: Contacted HO and was told to wait 5 working days to get a decision
26/02/2019: Contacted HO and was told my case has been escalated with the case worker
28/02/2019: Email received from HO stating a letter has been sent in the post
05/03/2019: Letter (backdated to 18/02/2019) of refusal received from HO alleging a break in my lawful residency 7 years ago following an appeal after visa refusal. They offered to give me a 30 months visa instead asking I pay £1000 NHS surcharge by 08/03/2019 or I'd lose out on my application fee. I suspect the backdating was done to get around refunding the priority fee.
15/03/2019: Pre Action Protocol letter sent to HO by my lawyer disputing the alleged break in lawful residency with proof of appeal process followed 7 years ago covered under section 3c of the immigration Act 1971 which accompanied my initial application. My lawyer requested the HO refund the super priority fee and respond to the letter within 2 weeks of receipt.
27/03/2019: HO responds to Pre Action Protocol letter standing by their decision to refuse ilr. They agree to refund the super priority fee. My lawyer advises me that taking the HO to court will likely result in a resolve in my favour but there is no certainty as to when this might be resolved and the costs associated with it are quite high. He advises me to reapply as a spouse of a British citizen.


Application Type: SET(M) based on 5 years spousal visa married to a British citizen
09/05/2019: Online application submitted
We are both self employed as I have a business which me and my husband work for. All self employment documentation as requested by the HO was provided.
06/06/2019: Biometrics appointment (this was the earliest available date)
07/06/2019: Contacted HO and was told to wait 5 working days to get a decision
13/06/2019: Contacted HO (10:45 am) and was told my case has been escalated with the case worker. My lawyer also contacted the HO and received an email at 11:30 am stating they needed more time to decide my case as it raises "exceptionally complex issues". My lawyer chases up asking how much time they need to decide and if they require additional documentation. Three hours later, around 2:25pm, I receive an email from the HO with my lawyer copied in saying they're pleased to let me know my ilr has been granted. They provided the postal tracking number for my biometric card and apologised for not deciding within 24 hours stating they will refund the £800 super priority fee.

Basically, yesterday was a rollercoaster.

All the best to everyone else waiting.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Dokidoki » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:57 am

Hi all, just received this email this morning. Wht does it mean? Is there any chance to know whther my application successful from this email?

The processed visa application for GWF reference number -  GWFXXX  was received at the UK Visa Application Centre on 6/17/2019 .
If a courier service was purchased from VFS Global, your processed application will be delivered to the chosen address.

If not, your documents can be collected during the designated passport collection times.

Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by CR001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:03 am

Dokidoki wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:57 am
Hi all, just received this email this morning. Wht does it mean? Is there any chance to know whther my application successful from this email?

The processed visa application for GWF reference number -  GWFXXX  was received at the UK Visa Application Centre on 6/17/2019 .
If a courier service was purchased from VFS Global, your processed application will be delivered to the chosen address.

If not, your documents can be collected during the designated passport collection times.

Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.
What have you applied for and where have you applied from?

This topic is only for applications made within the UK for ilr or visa extensions.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by luz » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:19 am

Mo1993 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:06 pm
I recived the below email for IRL application...

"I’m pleased to confirm that your application for indefinite leave to remain has now been decided. You will receive your decision letter in due course. Thank you for using our super priority service."

Is there anyone who had the same experience? Is it approved or rejected ?
If anyone already received same email? Whatwas outcome later? Thank you all
Hi Mo I just got the same email, can you please share the outcome? is this approved?

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by shahjee123 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:07 pm

manitops wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 pm
please how did you contact the home office.

The call centre is not helpful and all they tell me is it has been escalated wait for 5 days, after 5 days I called again and it is the same thing

please can you tell me the contact information you used

wildfireandhorses wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 am
Below is my journey following application for ilr using the super priority service.
Hey, I have been following your post on ILR timeline. Can you please share if you received a letter or email stating : Thank you for your Super Priority Application.

We have attempted to process your application within the 24-hour service standard, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 24-hour target.

This is because your application raises exceptionally complex issues and we require further time to consider your case thoroughly and reach a decision.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:13 pm

Hi,

I have submitted my SET-LR application yesterday and I attended my super priority service appointment today at 7.30 AM at the premium Lounge. By 8 am documents verification was done and submitted the application to the Home Office. I know it is too early to expect a decision but you know the stress of waiting. I saw some of the member advised to check "your right to work website". And I decided to check it and first I found that my previous leave and work right was still valid. Then I checked after a while and it showed " There is no limit on how long you can stay in the UK". However, I have not received any email yet. Anyone has the same experience? I would be grateful to hear it.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:23 pm

adlrose wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:01 pm
So, as per advice from members of the forum, I've checked the 'Your right to work' Gov page and entered in my details.

I have yet to receive and email or letter confirming or acknowledging my Super priority application.

My first BRP deadline was April 6, 2019.

I just went onto this site and it said I can legally work until October 2021! Do you think this is indicative of a successful FLR M extension even though I haven't heard anything? Even though it's on my first BRP number?

Thanks
Hi I read your post. I wanted to share my story and want to know what happened with you at the end.

I have submitted my SET-LR application yesterday and I attended my super priority service appointment today at 7.30 AM at the premium Lounge. By 8 am documents verification was done and submitted the application to the Home Office. I know it is too early to expect a decision but you know the stress of waiting. I saw your post to check "your right to work website". And I decided to check it and first I found that my previous leave and work right was still valid. Then I checked after a while and it showed " There is no limit on how long you can stay in the UK". However, I have not received any email yet. what was your result? please let me Know. Thanks

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm

Hi, I applied for my ILR SETM almost 4 weeks ago and I used the Super Priority service. I still haven't received a decision yet.

Can anybody please give advise on what I can do next?

See below timeline of my application

◾️20th May - Application submitted online
◾️23rd May - Biometric appointment and documents provided
◾️24th May - receive automated delay email saying that ‘complex issues and application will not be processed within the 24 hour target’
◾️28th May - send email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️28th May - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE. They took my details and said somebody will phone me back with update.
◾️29th May - received automated email progress update from UKVI CONTACT CENTRE saying ‘We aim to complete all applications within the 24-hour service standard. However, where we are not able to do this we will complete the application as quickly as possible and refund the super priority visa fee where appropriate’
◾️ 4th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They Informed me high volume of application causing the delay.
HO will let me know if they require any additional info.
◾️6th Jun - send 2nd email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️11th Jun - send escalation email to my MP asking to assist.
◾️ 17th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They informed that they cannot help since it has not been 4 weeks since I received the automated email response (29th May)

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by manitops » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:52 pm

shahjee123 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:07 pm

Hey, I have been following your post on ILR timeline. Can you please share if you received a letter or email stating : Thank you for your Super Priority Application.

We have attempted to process your application within the 24-hour service standard, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 24-hour target.

This is because your application raises exceptionally complex issues and we require further time to consider your case thoroughly and reach a decision.
Yes I received the exceptionally complex issues email within 24hrs of submitting and since then nothing more.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by manitops » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 pm

This is also the same situation i find myself in
I have done escalation via the call center twice and each time waited for 5 days and no reply.
my MP has also been chasing up and no reply back to them

It is just painful and frustrating to be in a position where one is helpless
jsp1983 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Hi, I applied for my ILR SETM almost 4 weeks ago and I used the Super Priority service. I still haven't received a decision yet.

Can anybody please give advise on what I can do next?

See below timeline of my application

◾️20th May - Application submitted online
◾️23rd May - Biometric appointment and documents provided
◾️24th May - receive automated delay email saying that ‘complex issues and application will not be processed within the 24 hour target’
◾️28th May - send email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️28th May - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE. They took my details and said somebody will phone me back with update.
◾️29th May - received automated email progress update from UKVI CONTACT CENTRE saying ‘We aim to complete all applications within the 24-hour service standard. However, where we are not able to do this we will complete the application as quickly as possible and refund the super priority visa fee where appropriate’
◾️ 4th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They Informed me high volume of application causing the delay.
HO will let me know if they require any additional info.
◾️6th Jun - send 2nd email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️11th Jun - send escalation email to my MP asking to assist.
◾️ 17th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They informed that they cannot help since it has not been 4 weeks since I received the automated email response (29th May)

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by CR001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:01 pm

jsp1983 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Hi, I applied for my ILR SETM almost 4 weeks ago and I used the Super Priority service. I still haven't received a decision yet.

Can anybody please give advise on what I can do next?

See below timeline of my application

◾️20th May - Application submitted online
◾️23rd May - Biometric appointment and documents provided
◾️24th May - receive automated delay email saying that ‘complex issues and application will not be processed within the 24 hour target’
◾️28th May - send email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️28th May - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE. They took my details and said somebody will phone me back with update.
◾️29th May - received automated email progress update from UKVI CONTACT CENTRE saying ‘We aim to complete all applications within the 24-hour service standard. However, where we are not able to do this we will complete the application as quickly as possible and refund the super priority visa fee where appropriate’
◾️ 4th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They Informed me high volume of application causing the delay.
HO will let me know if they require any additional info.
◾️6th Jun - send 2nd email to case worker on UKVISETM@homeoffice.gov.uk (no response)
◾️11th Jun - send escalation email to my MP asking to assist.
◾️ 17th June - Phone UKVI CONTACT CENTRE - Follow up call. They informed that they cannot help since it has not been 4 weeks since I received the automated email response (29th May)
What is the full immigration history leading to ilr on set m??
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Type of Visa:
05/12/13 to 21/12/16: PBS Dependant Leave to Remain under the 5 year partner route- Wife was on ILR when applied for visa
28/05/16: Wife became British citizen
14/12/16 to 21/06/19: Spouse/Partner Leave to Remain under the 5 year Partner route

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by CR001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:40 pm

jsp1983 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Type of Visa:
05/12/13 to 21/12/16: PBS Dependant Leave to Remain under the 5 year partner route- Wife was on ILR when applied for visa
28/05/16: Wife became British citizen
14/12/16 to 21/06/19: Spouse/Partner Leave to Remain under the 5 year Partner route
You don't qualify for ilr on set m. You need 5 years on a spouse visa FLR M (2 X 2.5 year visas) before you can apply for ilr. You cannot combine PBS dependent time with FLR m spouse visa time.

You will only qualify for ILR on form set m in December 2021.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm

Thank you for the advise/feeback

Can you refer me to a link or some sort of guidance where is state that PBS and FLR M cannot be combined?

So does that mean that the 3 years spend on PBS Dependent count for nothing?

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Post by CR001 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:39 pm

jsp1983 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Thank you for the advise/feeback

Can you refer me to a link or some sort of guidance where is state that PBS and FLR M cannot be combined?

So does that mean that the 3 years spend on PBS Dependent count for nothing?
The immigration rules Appendix FM clearly state your need 60 months under appendix FM spouse visa (FLR M) to qualify for ILR. PBS and appendix FM spouse visa are two different categories and rules.

Yes, the 3 years as PBS dependent don't count for 5 years ilr. It would only count for 10 years long residence ilr. The rules on combining the two categories changed in April 2014.

immigration-for-family-members/dependan ... 43881.html
Effect of changes to immigration rules introduced on 06-Apr-14 and qualifying residence period for settlement

PBS dependants of such migrants cannot apply for settlement without switching to FLR(M). Anyone switching to FLR(M) route on or after 06-Apr-14 will be required to spend 5 years on FLR(M) leave with the same partner to be eligible for settlement. In other words, any time spent in the UK prior to grant of such FLR(M) leave will not contribute towards qualifying residence period for the purpose of settlement. More simply, the dependant's ILR count is reset to zero.
If your spouse got ilr based on 5 years tier 2, there was no reason for you to switch to FLR m spouse visa. You could have extended your PBS dependent visa and applied for ilr last year already, after 5 years on PBS dependent visa.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:44 am

Guys a quick update, i just received an email from the super priority service that my leave has been granted. Full decision and BRO will follow. Thank you guys for your support.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 am

Thanks for the feedback CR001

By looking at Appendix FM it says
“D-ILRP.1.3. If the applicant does not meet all the eligibility requirements for indefinite leave to remain as a partner... the applicant meets the requirements in paragraph R-LTRP.1.1.(a), (b) and (d) for limited leave to remain as a partner. Where they do, and subject to compliance with any requirement notified under paragraph GEN.1.15.(b), the applicant will be granted further limited leave to remain as a partner for a period not exceeding 30 months”

So in short my ILR SET(M) application will now be treated as a extension of my current FLR M?

I also understand that I will receive a letter stating this and that I need to pay the NHS fee?

- Is my above understanding correct?
- Do you have any idea on the time it will take Home Office to make a decision when facing a situation like this?

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