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let us know what happens, we will be going on wednesday to try and pick our passport.HeartGambler wrote:Hello Every1,
I came through this website few weeks ago and since then have been reading and following the posts which indeed have been extremly useful.
This is why I would like to share my case with u guys as it may help u in any regard.
I submitted my Spouse Visa Application (VAF4) 27th January 2009
( 1 hour late then my scheduled app time but still the VAC KHI accepted it)
Online Status since the 27th Jan (Your visa application has been forwarded to the British High Commission 27 Jan 2009)
2nd February 2009 (
(Your applicatin has been forwarded to OC Islamabad on.........)
16th February 2009
(Your application is ready for collection; please visit the UK Visa Application Centre where you submitted your visa application to collect the same.)
Just to clarify that these status are from the GERRYS/VAC website
http://www.ukvacpk.com (right at the bottom track your passport)
The online status from the https://www.vfsglobal.org/applicantstatus.aspx website has never ever changed it was (Your visa application has been forwarded to the British High Commission 27 Jan 2009) on the 27th Jan and again on the 16th Feb.
So I would advise do not bother using it as it does not update for sure or may be ONLY if your application has been sent to BHC AbuDhabi.
I still havent received any call from the VAC but INSHALLAH I will go tom to collect my Passport therfore dont know if its been successful or not)
Few things to mention here although it said OC ( which means Opeartion center & Overseas Commision) but my application was in BHC Islamabad only as I checked with the BHC AbuDhabi yesterday & they did not had my application.
So my conclusion is that OC is to be taken as operation center (which is true as BHC Islamabd has a centralised OC) if the application is with the BHC Islamabad alternatively OC should be referred to Overseas Commission( as Advised by Gerrys/VAC inside staff) is the application has been sent to AbuDhabi.
Secondly u dont need to worry about any accomodation/inspection report from the local council because they have stop doing it and therfore its not a mandatory requirment for the BHC.
The way to get through it and save money is to include the recent council tax bill which states the band of the property (D,E etc) so the units could be calculated and overcrowding issue could be addressed.
Finally u dont need to worry about VAC calling u once ur status is changed to application ready for collection just wait for 2 days and pop down to the VAC and just TELL u were told to come and collect ur Passport and 99% of the time they will give it to u also the collection times are from 2pm - 5pm and SURELY u donot need any appointment.
Thats it from now I will InshaAllah post the outcome as soon as I get my passport.
Congrats to those who have received thier visas and Goodluck to those who are still waiting.
zynii wrote:guys zeeshans was write abt that OC thing
i applied for the visa on 2nd jan n my status got changed on 3 feb frm BHC to OC
n i got a call from VAC on 10 FEB to collect ur passport
n ALHUMDOLILAH thax TO Allah Ji
we got 2 year visas on or passport
Also can I ask....If one does go there without appointment how do you talk your way through into letting them go into the building to recieve your passport? Do they not have a list showing who has an apptmnt and who doesnt?shaby7484 wrote:Hi guys,
this thread is really good and informative.
however i need some clarification...
my wife applied for her settlement visa on 13 janry.
since the 9th of febry the application status has been changed to one that basically says visit the centre where you submitted application and pick up.
however I phoned Gerry and they said that they will call my wife to arrange for her to pick up passport.
it has now been over one week since the application status has changed to come and pick up application.
each time i phone gerry they say someone from the isb centre will phone you, they have said do not go there without an appointment.
We are waiting so long and I am getting fed up!
Should I tell my wife to go to Gerry office in ISB and try to get passport, even though Gerry have not phoned?
please help guys
Sir, I don't know much abt ISB but here in khi, I picked up my application without their call and few others did same. When you reach there, you just have to say that this is my reciept and my NIC, I came here to collect my application as the status on website showing that application is ready for collection. They shud allow you to go in, as they must have this in their record that it is really ready. So, my advise is to go there and don't wait for their call.
You are posting, unfortunately in the wrong forum. This is , settlement for family members. You might find it more useful to post this enquiry in another appropriate forumBallu wrote:hello guyz
please tell me that can any body apply for student visa for uk from ISB VAC and if yes then please also tell me date of application and if got passport then collection date as well
http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewforum.php?f=41Ballu wrote:hello riff
could u plz tell me name of appropriate forum caz i didnt find any.
Good LuckBallu wrote:AOA @ ALL
finally today my status is changed from "your application is forwared to ISB OC" to READY FOR COLLECTION after 3 weeks n tomorrow i'll go n collect my passport INSHALLAH