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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:35 pm

Hi All,

I have now been granted ILR and want to share my experiences with you all hoping it might helpful for you guys who are planning to apply using super priority service.

Time line:

16/06/2019: Submitted ILR online Application and booked appointment for 17/06 at 7.30 AM with the Premium Lounge, London. Uploaded all the documents myself.

17/06/2019: 7.30 AM appointment. Arrived early at 7.10 AM and was allowed in. The staffs were very friendly and received warm welcome. I was seen almost immediately and enrolled biometric information shortly afterwards. After checking all the documents, my application was submitted for consideration at about 7.40 AM.

17/06/2019: around 3 pm, I checked "your right to work" website and noticed that "There is no limit on how long you can stay in the UK". Thanks for the advice in this forum. After that I was a bit relaxed but still waiting for the official confirmation.

18/06/2019: 8.03 AM- Finally received email from the Super priority service that my application has been approved and decision letter and BRP will follow in due course.

19.06/2019: 9.55 AM- Received decision letter by Royal Mail Recorded delivery.
10.30 AM- Received BRP via DX courier service.

:) Finally relieved.

If you guys want to know anything else I am more than happy to help.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Rambo786 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm

I am beginning the online application for flr m tomorrow. Just a quick question please.

How do i get super priority service?

Is it an option which appears or do I need to do something before i submit it.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by seagul » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:51 pm

Mabbasy69 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:35 pm


16/06/2019: Submitted ILR online Application and booked appointment for 17/06 at 7.30 AM with the Premium Lounge, London. Uploaded all the documents myself.

In my view apart of declaring your success news the best help to members will be if you share your experience in uploading the documents which you had done yourself.
The opinion expressed as above is neither a professional advice nor contesting/competing to other member's opinion/advice.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:16 am

Rambo786 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm
I am beginning the online application for flr m tomorrow. Just a quick question please.

How do i get super priority service?

Is it an option which appears or do I need to do something before i submit it.
The option will come after you pay the IHS fee and application is submitted. I have done it yesterday for my wife.
You will be given two options: standard service and super priority service. Once you select and pay for the super priority service, you will be given option to book super priority service. It is unlikely, you will get a free appointment because most of the service points do not have any appointments for the next2/3 weeks. Hope this helps.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Mabbasy69 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:36 am

seagul wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Mabbasy69 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:35 pm


16/06/2019: Submitted ILR online Application and booked appointment for 17/06 at 7.30 AM with the Premium Lounge, London. Uploaded all the documents myself.

In my view apart of declaring your success news the best help to members will be if you share your experience in uploading the documents which you had done yourself.
Thanks for your reply. I think you did not read my previous posts. In my view most of the members are more worried about how the super priority service works and how long does it takes. This was my first experience with super priority service and I was so worried waiting for the decision. When I read some of the posts here about their experiences with super-priority service, how long does it take to get a decision, I felt relaxed and thats why I posted my experience with timeline. If anyone need any help/more details I am more than happy to help. Thanks again for your view.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by CR001 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:50 am

Mabbasy69 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:36 am
seagul wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Mabbasy69 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:35 pm


16/06/2019: Submitted ILR online Application and booked appointment for 17/06 at 7.30 AM with the Premium Lounge, London. Uploaded all the documents myself.

In my view apart of declaring your success news the best help to members will be if you share your experience in uploading the documents which you had done yourself.
Thanks for your reply. I think you did not read my previous posts. In my view most of the members are more worried about how the super priority service works and how long does it takes. This was my first experience with super priority service and I was so worried waiting for the decision. When I read some of the posts here about their experiences with super-priority service, how long does it take to get a decision, I felt relaxed and thats why I posted my experience with timeline. If anyone need any help/more details I am more than happy to help. Thanks again for your view.
You're missing the point. You have not stated which visa route to ilr you have done or what relevant evidence you submitted with the application.

There isn't a 'one size fits all" ILR and each route has specific requirements and certain routes tend to have some delays, hence useful to state a bit more details for member to see and possibly compare to their own similar route in case they have missed something.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by raindrops » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:30 pm

Hi everyone!
I am applying for a tier 4 extension and part of my mandatory application is my passport.
I know that for ILR you should scan every page. Should I do this for a Tier 4 extension too or would the photo page with signature suffice?
I’m just doing all the scanning work today and have managed to scan the entirety of my passport divided into 3 files all black and white and under 6mb. Not sure if it will be too much if I upload all three.
Thank you so much!

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by michali » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:37 am

I really don’t know if you need every page but I would do it anyway. You should be able to scan the whole passport as one pdf for under 6mb by compressing it.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by eduptz » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:26 am

bambatron wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Hello,

Tier 2 General to ILR

I had an appointment last Friday London Premium Lounge: paid £260 for it as I missed a Croydon appointment which was free of charge. (you snooze you loose)

- Early morning submitted the biometric details.
- waited whole day and the long bank holiday weekend for no emails
- Monday night came back home to find a letter signed by my landlord.
- I opened it to see the good news :)
- Apparently they have made the decision within approx 4 hours and posted it same day to be delivered next day.

My application was a very complex one, my solicitor asked me to submit so much of details and asked me to write a comprehensive personal letter detailing the background of my application. I submitted only the minimum required documents and didn't submit any personal statements.

For the over thinkers: they say that the devil is in the details. So stick to what is only mandatory. If they need more information, they will simply ask you to provide. Make it easy for the one who is checking your application and you should get the application granted the same day.

Best of luck to everyone, you have ridden all the way up the mountain and now you should wait the storm out.

Bamb
Hi,

Please when you said your case was complex, can you expatiate because mine is too so that I can see how to adapt as am likely going to Croydon.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:43 pm

Hi all

Quick question

I applied for ILR Set M, then varied my Set M to ILR Set LR using Super Priority service.

I received the below email today. I assume ILR is granted? Am I correct?

“I’m pleased to confirm that your application for leave 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.”

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by seagul » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 pm

jsp1983 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Hi all

Quick question

I applied for ILR Set M, then varied my Set M to ILR Set LR using Super Priority service.

I received the below email today. I assume ILR is granted? Am I correct?

“I’m pleased to confirm that your application for leave 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.”
Nothing can be said as whether will it be ILR or another LTR but if you had met all the necessary requirements then it will more likely be ILR.
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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by jsp1983 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:39 am

Hi seagul, thanks for reply

If it was another LTR I assume HO would have send me a letter informing me that I have not qualified for ILR but they have will grant another 30 months LTR if I pay the IHS charge?

Would they grand LTR without me paying IHS charge?

I saw in previous posts that some people who did not meet the ILR requirement and got offered LTR got a letter stating the this and were asked to pay IHS charge before it will be granted

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Rambo786 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Hello all,

Just to share my experience

Online application submitted: 23/06/19
Biometrics and documents submission: 26/06/19
Email confirming leave granted: 27/06/19

So i used the super priority service and my appointment was at the london premium lounge.

I had my documents submitted at the premium centre. Everything went smoothly and after an hour i had left.

An hour later i got an email from UK visas and immigration stating the consent forms and declaration was missing. I knew 100% i gave these documents to the lady to upload at sopra steria. Anyway i was asked to send the documents asap to the uk visas email address or Id miss the 24 hour super priority timing for a reply. I literally ran to the nearest internet cafe and scanned the documents and emailed them over. At this point i was worried all night at what other documents may have been missed by sopra steria.

Then tosay at 11am i got the email. I was over the moon.

If anyone get sopra steria to upload documents for you, I'd recommened you check as much as possible with them that theyve uploaded it all properly.

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Post by wildfireandhorses » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:45 pm

There were some additional information I couldn't initially provide that I believe led to my positive outcome as I was taking part in the BBC Documentary "Who Should Get To Stay In The UK". My episode aired tonight so now I can share my thoughts.

I believe because the BBC reached out to the Home Office to ask for a statement regarding my initial refusal as well as the status of my recent application, led the Home Office to come to a decision very quickly. As my ilr was granted a few hours after the Home Office informed my lawyers that they needed more time to consider my case. I believe the review led to the full refund of my initially refused application. Something I have never heard of especially since the Home Office was asked to reconsider the decision when the Pre Action Protocol letter was sent to them where they remained firm on their initial refusal.

I have since come across this article https://bzfd.it/2yYe7NF which clarifies some of my suspicions. If it's anything to go by then I'd say anyone with a legitimate case that meets the stipulated requirements, when faced with an opportunity that has potential media coverage, consider taking advantage of it. I know many who don't have the same opportunity I had might suffer financially and mentally as I've been there before.

I hope you find this useful. I just thought I should share.
wildfireandhorses wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Looks like lady luck is on my side as the Home Office has refunded the full fees (£3,018.20) from my initially refused SET(O) application.
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 Mirza80 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:59 pm

Hello
I am going to apply for my wife visa extension.plz help me about scanning documents.
What should be the sequence to upload?
And each page should be under 6mb?
Thankx

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Post by Natalya » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:14 pm

Hi guys,
Super Priority Service? I applied on 10th May using it in Croydon (Set M after 5 years route), and only today I have received an email that I was granted ILR. A week ago I wrote to complaint department asking for a refund £800. I know many people had the same issue with such service. I wish they still had the same service as before when actually it was checked by person while you were waiting.
I didn't scanned any documents myself before,I let SOPRA to do it. I even missed a singed declaration from my husband but I had a paper form with me and section 14 I believe with his signature. I got an automatic reply from them as well My case raises issues and they have require to consider and reach a decision :roll:
Too many people applying as I could see, and don't get why fees are increased and service has gone down.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by Natalya » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:24 pm

raindays19 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Hi everyone! I am new here, so sorry in advance for the silly questions I'm about to ask but hoping someone can clarify this for me. I am really in a bit of a tight timescale with my visa application so will go for super priority hoping this will speed things up a little bit.

1. With the new system, once I pay the fee and confirm I have all documents in place, and I book an appointment for biometrics, does anyone know if there there is a time in the day that new slots are added?
2. Does it matter if I have this appointment at a core centre or in a library?
3. With the 24 hour target, is it 1 working day, or 3 working days for non-complex cases?
4. How does the HO inform applicants about outcome? Email? Letter?
5. How long should I expect the BRP to arrive?

Thank you so much!
About slots not sure.
24 Hour target :?: 3 days they say, I used such service for ILR 10th May and got reply only today.
Via email.
I waited last time back to 2016 more then 10 days.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by monza » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:57 pm

Mo1993 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Tsion wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 am
Hi all

I recived the below email for IRL application...

"I’m pleased to confirm that your application for indefinite leave to remain under Tier 2 of the immigration arrangements 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 ,?
Hi Tsion
What was your decision on the letter as I received same email ?
Hi I got the same email, do you know what was the outcome, i am but afraid as wording is quite different then who got visa.

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by manitops » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:38 pm

I am pleased to say that my application for ILR SET(M) has been granted. Good luck to everyone waiting and my MP helped me a lot with escalating.

Applied for ILR Route : SET M, Spouse visa, Super Priority
Date application sent :2nd June 2019
Biometric :Next day Appointment at the London premium lounge
Date Biometrics Enrolled :3rd June 2019
Complex Letter received : 4th June 2019
MP 1st escalation: 4th June 2019
MP 2nd escalation 11th June 2019
MP 3rd escalation 18th June 2019


BRP checker online Status

You can work in the UK

Details
There is no limit on how long you can stay in the UK.


I just received the below email and also checked the

Dear XX XXXXXXXXX,


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) via post in due course and these will confirm your immigration status.


Thank you for using our Super Priority Service.


Yours sincerely,

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Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Post by monza » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:57 pm

yasodareddy wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:58 pm
I’m pleased to confirm that your application for leave has now been decided. You will receive your decision letter in due course. Thank you for using our super priority service.
I have received this mail from home office, can anyone tell me what does it mean?
Hi Reddy, What was the out come?. i got the same email.

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