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tanveer930
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delaly more than 3 months and Mother Visit VISA

Post by tanveer930 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi All,

i ve appalied for my mum's visa on 08th april 2009 and status on VFSglobal website is "application forwarded to islamabad oc on" today is 11 July and still no exact responce..

tried all means gerry's,ISB,abu dehbhi via email and phone and only getting one responce that application is underprocess and going through checks.
my mum visited UK before and she is 50+.. my question is.

3 month plus time is quite significant but all the time they are saying that your application is underprocess.

anybody know any contacts to complaint about this or what should we do other than just waiting

best Regards,

Techy

RM786
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Post by RM786 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:29 pm

HI Tanveer,

That sounds like awfully long time. it shouldnt normally take this long. Atleast they have given you an answer that its under process. On your side of things there isnt much you can do then to just hang in there. Hopefully they should reply soon.

What paperwork did you supply to them when you applied? Whats your status in th UK?

Takecare

Irritated Sponsor
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Post by Irritated Sponsor » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:45 pm

Hey Tanveer

When I was trying to get answers to visa queries, I found the only place I got a reply from was the UK hub e-mail; UKHUB.PAKISTANGeneralEnquiries@fco.gov.uk

RM786. I forgot to mention. I was also told to get a letter from my dad, in which he confirmed that me and my wife could live with him rent free, and with having to make no financial commitments.

Good luck guys

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Post by 2036789 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:54 pm

tanveer did u apply from karachi vac
MM

tanveer930
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Post by tanveer930 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:55 pm

I hv applied from Lahore and i am on HSMP here..

tanveer930
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reply from Abu dhebhivisa center

Post by tanveer930 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:53 pm

called again Abu dhabhi office and they told me there is problem with your biometrics and you have to call Gerry's for re-submitting application or redoing biometrics.

called gerry's and they insist application is still uderprocess..and they cann't do anything untill unless their record show soemthing upon which they will call applicant for resubmitting biomtrics etc.

my fear is to start the process again it took 1month to just submit the application (app was given after 1 month)..
any thoughts welcome

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Post by adnan_uk » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:55 pm

tanveer930 wrote:called again Abu dhabhi office and they told me there is problem with your biometrics and you have to call Gerry's for re-submitting application or redoing biometrics.

called gerry's and they insist application is still uderprocess..and they cann't do anything untill unless their record show soemthing upon which they will call applicant for resubmitting biomtrics etc.

my fear is to start the process again it took 1month to just submit the application (app was given after 1 month)..
any thoughts welcome
Hi Tanveer
You are very fortunate at least u are aware od the whereabouts of ur mom's passport.
My mom and siblings submitted visa application on 8th april from lahore(this is an appeal case) and we have not heard from the Embassy at all.
I am in UK on HSMP.I recieed a call from Islamabad High Comission in 1st Week of June saying they have called to confirm the checks...(purpose of visit..etc;) and assured that visa will be forwarded in next 10 days.
Alas! we have not heard anything at all.
My brother(working in UAE,came to lahore to apply for visa as we won in AIT appeal) has even lost his job for exceeding the stay.
We tried all measures without success...Do post the information if you succeed in getting any whereabouts.
Adnan

aisha
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visa

Post by aisha » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi Guys,
just joined this forum, iam having the same problem, i have applied for settlement visa in beginin of march. still havent heard anythin, called gerry's , they say its still in process, emailed isl hc, replied they dont deal with visas contact abudhabi, emailed abudhabi, got reply ur application is not logged in yet, called them after 15 working days that is 3 weeks, said we dont have ur application here, then called again said my biometrics have an error, wait for the call from gerry's. still waiting, my husband called them to find out they said we dont deal with settlement cases here, they go to uk for processing.
really dont know after 4 and half months nuthin happenin,
has anyone been waiting that long?
pls update

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Post by adnan_uk » Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:11 pm

just an update.
my parents and siblings have recieved their passports on 23rd July after almost three months with visa stamped for 6 months..
Hope others will hear good news soon

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Family Visit 5 Years

Post by saasddd » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:52 pm

Dear all,

Just to know if anyone else is also having the same problems as us. My parents applied from Lahore in 1st week of April for their 5 yrs Visitor Visa. They have been coming here from last 25 years and never had any problems with their visa. This time I don't really understand why it has taken almost 4 months for their visa to be processed.

According to my old age parents, they went to Gerry's office where there forms and documents were taken as well as their biometrics. Since then they have been given a unique reference number which says when typed into UK Visa website that "Application is forwarded to Islamabad OC on"

I don't really understand why it has taken so long to be processed. Really worried as all our summer plans have been disrupted. It is extremely inefficient service.


I don't really know what to do?? Where do my parents have to call to check the progress on their Visa?

Gerry's Lahore?
Abu Dhabi Office?
or Islamabad OC?

Would anyone suggest what would be the best way to contact them? Email? Telephone? Fax?

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Look forward to hear from you all soon.

Saad xx

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Post by tanveer930 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:49 pm

Hi Aisha and Saad,

Application Date 08th -april-2009

My Mother applied from LHE too(VISIT VISA) and what info we have at the dot "there are some biometric errors with your application please contact Gerry's".

upon calling Gerry's they do not have information and told me that once they recieve request Gerry will call the applicant...

sent emails,phone ,letters but nobody respond and care......

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Hi Tanveer & Other guys!

Post by saasddd » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:14 am

I think there seems to be serious problems in terms of waiting times for the visa applications. I wish things were a little bit more easier for us. Lets hope for best! Thanks for your reply. Hope to hear from other people soon too!!

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i know the pain

Post by sabah » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:24 pm

:( :( :cry:
sister i am in the same boat although my husband applied 22nd july,that i would of waited but my health is getting bad i can not look after my kids i have doctors from mental health in and out of my house im des
desperate_wife wrote:i emailed the immagration section here but they have not responded back,,,,,what do you do when a person lifes at stake here when children are involved dont they have nay mercy,,i need my hub here that i dont have any other suppport,help and pray 4 me guys i hope allah help us all i pray 4 all of you tonight, :cry: :cry:
desperate_wife wrote:hello :(

I just thought I'd share my story with all of you.

It has been 70 working days till this day since i applied on the 9th March from karachi for UK spouce visa. I still have not received any reply.

The Visa processing people made a mistake on their part and they did my fingerprints wrong. So in late april (after 30 working days from 9th March) i get a call from gerrys to come and have my finger prints do again. For this I get an appointment on 5th May to come and resubmit my application again due to the finger prints wrong (THEIR FAULT!!). I now have got a new tracking number since 5th May. I think the idiots are going to take the full 12 weeks which is 60 working days. So im hoping i should hear the results of my visa around near the end of July when full 60 working days would have passed since 5th May when I had to reapply again....so total i would have waited by then around are 90 working days!

So if the pain of waiting for spouce visa that anyone knows....its me... :(

By the way my hubby is a fully settled uk citizen doing full time engineering job in UK.

D_W
:( :( :( :(

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Post by desperate_wife » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:31 pm

dear sabah my dear sister.

plz tell us more about your self...

r u the sponser? are u in UK? which country did u apply from?

where is ur hubby now?

u seem to be in lot of agony and pain. i think u should simply go to ur husband or call a family member at ur house becuase u need it.

These MERCILESS visa processing people will not care about ur condition...they will take their time....3 months 5 months even 6 months...or so.....so please get help now.....

I had to re-apply on the 5th May...and its been more than 12 weeks now more than 60 working days....and no reply!

D_W

sabah
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Post by sabah » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:36 pm

desperate_wife wrote:dear sabah my dear sister.

plz tell us more about your self...

r u the sponser? are u in UK? which country did u apply from?

where is ur hubby now?

u seem to be in lot of agony and pain. i think u should simply go to ur husband or call a family member at ur house becuase u need it.

These MERCILESS visa processing people will not care about ur condition...they will take their time....3 months 5 months even 6 months...or so.....so please get help now.....

I had to re-apply on the 5th May...and its been more than 12 weeks now more than 60 working days....and no reply!

D_W
sister i have metal health workers checking me every week i dont have support my story very complicated so i just summ it up nON MY OWN NO SUPPORT well they say jis kah koy nahi uskah to khuda hai yaro.i am pleaded with Allah and today i will plead more,they say english people have more morals than us like you when some one at the wits end they will help you in any way but it looks they wrong at time cus they ant llista=ening here.chalo ALLAH DUA KARAH MANNZOOR SAB KI NOT JUST MINE

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ISL - 4th June Settlement

Post by S4INT » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:21 am

Hello to all

My first ever post - I applied for my wife's settlement back on the 4th June 2009 at Islamabad and still waiting the outcome - showing as 'application forwarded to Islamabad Oc on ' I have chased this up a number of time but have no reply from the Immigration team in the UK since the office move- wanted to know if other have heard back or obtained Visas for applications submitted around that time

Regards,
S4INT

desperate_wife
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Post by desperate_wife » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:08 pm

S4INT

i think u have not been reading the fourm and you have not read my name either....

im "desperate_wife" desperate for my husband and we are all desperate for our loved ones....

u have just started and suddenly asked a question which has been asked 1000 of times on these fourms....

you have just boarded our boat of waiting.....wait until u see land like all of us. We are looking out in the same direction.

2 months waiting time for u is nothing since I have been waiting since March 9th. i applied from karachi.....NO reply yet!

sure enough they replied to my emails....but its the same old sentence...."PLEASE WAIT"

so please refrain from the same question which we are all asking....

"WHEN WHEN WHEN"

.....ur wifes visa will arrive when the merciless visa processing people have processed it....sit back and talk to ur wife on the phone....AND wait till December 2009.

PEACE!

D_W

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Post by S4INT » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:32 pm

Hello Desperate_wife

Firstly let me thank you for the warm reply posted in response to my question - really felt welcomed by you ...The reason we ask question are to look for answer but it seems to you I have come across as being selfish - the reason for my post was to get an insight into how others were doing with the wait and if any good news was received by others. I have read all forums and noticed the submission made by 2036789 on 5th July as his wife submitted at the same time and place as mine I wanted to know if anything was heard.

With regards to your case I fully understand how you feel - I'm flying out to Pakistan this weekend for 1 week as I know how difficult it can be without our loved ones.

I hope you hear good news before all of us as you wait has been too long

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Post by desperate_wife » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:23 pm

I would strongly recommend that u increase ur stay for at least 3 weeks.

ur wife will feel terrible with just a weeks visit......

im a woman and i know how it feels....my hubby did the same....but i dont blame him either...

i just feel sooo depressed...... :( :( :( :( :(

D_W

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Post by S4INT » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:37 pm

Unfortunatly the work i do i can only get 1 week off but a week off is worth so much as i've not seen her for 4 months now.

I totally understand your depression - the Visa people are keep all off us misinformed and each contradicts the other - i spoken to Abu dhabi, Islamabad and countless emails but none have replied of given certain answers. I was told to call back today and when i call gerry there phone line is now working - no matter how many times i press '1' for english.

i wanted to bring her back with me but i still not given up hope...as they say hope is a dangerous thing it can drive a man insane....but hope can also set him free

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