application: 12th Nov
Mark Lane, London Premium appointment: 30th Nov
just called UKVI and escalated. I also chatted to the woman about the whole situation.
1. They are totally snowed under with work and she said at least half the calls they're getting at the moment are dealing with slow decisions.
2. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why some are being badly delayed and others are going through in a day or two. Nothing geographical or based on which route you are on.
3. She took a call this morning from someone who had their premium appointment on 18th November so me, whose appointment was 30th November, didn't feel great about that.
4. "It's all a mess, it's because of the new system, there was no planning for it at all."
I have to say, I'm starting to get nervous because I'm seeing Christmas coming over the hill, my wife's FLR runs out on January 3rd and, most of all, because there's a decent chance we'll be having to re-apply due to the whole date issue