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**NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY

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Re: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sham30 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:31 pm

FLR M application, Husband ILR Holder.
Application submitted: 29th September 2017
Acknowledgement letter n biometric letter received : 8th October 2017
Biometric enrolment done: 9th October 2017
Approval letter n documents received: 18th October 2017
BRP card : Waiting (hope will receive this week)
It took total 6 weeks.
Thank you very much everyone here who keep posting. Its really helpful.

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Post by ksingh1409 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:04 pm

ksingh1409 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 am
UPDATE :!:

Application Submitted on : 01/10/2017
Postal or In Person Application : Postal
Documents Posted on: 09/10/2017
Documents Reached on: 10/10/2017
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : UnKnown
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 13/10/2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 13/10/2017
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 14/10/2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): N/A
Original Documents received: Awaiting
Decision of Application : Decided
Date of Decision : 14/11/2017
BRP Card Received : Awaiting
Original Documents received: 15/11/2017
Decision of Application : Decided
Date of Decision : 14/11/2017
BRP Card Received : 16/11/2017

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Re: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY

Post by nithin.kriz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:16 pm

Update

Postal or In Person Application : Postal
Documents Posted on: 06/10/2017
Documents Reached on: 09/10/2017
payment debited on : 11/10/2017
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : UnKnown
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 18/10/2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 18/10/2017
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 19/10/2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): Awaiting
Decision of Application : Decided Granted 30 months spouse visa on 22/11/2017
BRP Card and documents Received : 23/11/2017

Thanks gurus for all the support.

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Post by faisalm » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:59 pm

Application Submitted on : 30/10/2017
Postal or In Person Application : Postal
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : N/A
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 30/10/2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 30/10/2017
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 3/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any):
Decision of Application : awaiting
Date of Decision :
BRP Card Received :

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Post by thecomptroller » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:00 pm

Application Submitted on : 17 October 2017 on-line form FLR(M)
Postal or In Person Application : Supporting documents filed by post on 24 October 2017
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : No
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 2 November 2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 2 November 2017
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 3 November 2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Decision of Application : Granted for Applicant & 2 dependant children
Date of Decision : 30 November 2017
BRP Card Received : 4 December 2017

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Post by nbanko » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm

Switching from a Tier 5 YMS to an Unmarried Partner Visa:

Application Submitted on: 09Oct2017
Postal or In Person Application: Postal
Payment taken: 10Oct2017
Documents sent to UKVI: 11Oct2017 (2 day tracking)
Documents signed for: 13Oct2017
Application deferred for further checks (in person app): N/A
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app): 21Oct2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app): 21Oct2017
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 21Oct2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): N/A
Online app status: Decided (updated 23Nov2017)
Decision of Application: Approved
Date of Decision: 22Nov2017
Documents Received on: 24Nov2017
BRP Card Received: 29Nov2017

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Post by October2012applicant » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 am

Application Submitted on : 17/10/2017
Postal or In Person Application : Postal
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : N/A
Letter with Sponsor's Passport attached: dated 19/10/2017 (received on 21/10/2017)
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : dated 01/11/2017 (received on 03/11/2017)
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : dated 01/11/2017 (received on 03/11/2017)
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 04/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): N/A
Decision of Application : Extension of spouse visa (5 year route) granted 30 months
Date of Decision : 30/11/2017
Letter of Decision and Docs Received: 04/12/2017
BRP Card Received : 05/12/2017

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Post by gmj07 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:48 am

Application Submitted on : 13/9/17
Postal or In Person Application : In person (Glasgow)
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : 13/9/17, we failed to private the certificate to prove the sponsor's accountant is fully chartered, certificate delivered by hand later on 13/9/17
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : N/a
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : n/a
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app):13/9/17
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): 13/9/17
Decision of Application : 3/12/17
Date of Decision : 3/12/17 9 received 5/12/17 :D
BRP Card Received : waiting, hopefully soon!

Very frustrating wait, home office helpline always say to wait a week and then call back without providing further information but docs and letter arrived this morning! Good luck everyone!

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Post by eringoldenbrown » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Application Submitted on : 18/9/17
Postal or In Person Application : In person (Croydon)
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : 18/9/17 (we had to send in an additional SA302, which was received 6 days later).
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : N/a
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : n/a
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app):18/9/17
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): 18/9/17
Decision of Application : 'Awaiting decision'
Date of Decision : None yet
BRP Card Received : :(

My elderly dad is unwell and I need to travel to see him. We have had our MP involved and supporting us, and are awaiting 'medical evidence' they are going to send in to see if it will expedite our decision. We are dismayed and frustrated, as we both work, own a home outright, support the community/volunteer, pay taxes and are good people.Our caseworker said to us 'we can see you meet the guidelines, but we just need the tax document to support the application' . Why on earth is this taking so long?? This isn't a complex case! I was told even if my dad passed away, I would have to withdraw my application to travel, be subject to being banned from coming back (to my family, home, job and life), and would lose any monies paid into my application.

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Post by Count_B » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Application Submitted on : 15th October 2017
Postal or In Person Application : Online (Documents posted on the 16th October 2017, tracked as received 17th October 2017)
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : N/A
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 23rd October 2017 (Letter dated 20th October 2017)
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 23rd October 2017 (Letter dated 20th October 2017)
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 26 th October 2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): N/A
Decision of Application : Approved
Date of Decision : 7th December 2017 (Letter and documents received on 9th December 2017)
BRP Card Received : Waiting

Notes: Online status changed to “Decided” on the 9th of December at 13:30.

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Post by Wenxian » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:59 am

Wenxian wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:11 am
I applied by post instead of online/in-person

Documents Posted -----------------------23/10/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------24/10/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------26/10/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/11/2017
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------03/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------Pending
BRP Card Received -----------------------Pending
Original Documents Received ----------Pending
Update
Documents Posted -----------------------23/10/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------24/10/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------26/10/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/11/2017
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------03/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------09/12/2017
BRP Card Received -----------------------Not Yet, but soon I guess.
Original Documents Received ----------09/12/2017

All the best to all who is waiting for the VISA.

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Post by Zainab2793 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm

FLRM extension application as follows:
APPLIED ONLINE:28/10/2017
PAYMENT TAKEN: 30/10/2017
SUPPORTING DOCUMENT posted: 6/11/2017
BIOMETRIC TAKEN : 6/11/2017
CONFIRMATION LETTER RECEIVED: 9/11/2017
Additional documents requested: none
Additional documents sent: none
Date of decision: waiting
Return of documents : waiting
BRP Card Received : waiting
I cant track my application online on gov.uk website
So not sure about if decision is taken or not

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Post by Wenxian » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:07 am

Wenxian wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:59 am
Wenxian wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:11 am
I applied by post instead of online/in-person

Documents Posted -----------------------23/10/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------24/10/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------26/10/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/11/2017
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------03/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------Pending
BRP Card Received -----------------------Pending
Original Documents Received ----------Pending
Update
Documents Posted -----------------------23/10/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------24/10/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------26/10/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/11/2017
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------03/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------09/12/2017
BRP Card Received -----------------------Not Yet, but soon I guess.
Original Documents Received ----------09/12/2017

All the best to all who is waiting for the VISA.
Update
Documents Posted -----------------------23/10/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------24/10/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------26/10/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/11/2017
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------03/11/2017
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------09/12/2017
BRP Card Received -----------------------12/12/2017
Original Documents Received ----------09/12/2017

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Post by Count_B » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:31 pm

Count_B wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Application Submitted on : 15th October 2017
Postal or In Person Application : Online (Documents posted on the 16th October 2017, tracked as received 17th October 2017)
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) : N/A
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 23rd October 2017 (Letter dated 20th October 2017)
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : 23rd October 2017 (Letter dated 20th October 2017)
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 26 th October 2017
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): N/A
Decision of Application : Approved
Date of Decision : 7th December 2017 (Letter and documents received on 9th December 2017)
BRP Card Received : 11th December 2017

Notes: Online status changed to “Decided” on the 9th of December at 13:30.

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Post by Zainab2793 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:44 pm

Zainab2793 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm
FLRM extension application as follows:
APPLIED ONLINE:28/10/2017
PAYMENT TAKEN: 30/10/2017
SUPPORTING DOCUMENT posted: 6/11/2017
BIOMETRIC TAKEN : 6/11/2017
CONFIRMATION LETTER RECEIVED: 9/11/2017
Additional documents requested: none
Additional documents sent: none
Date of decision: 18/12/2017
Return of documents : 20/12/2017
BRP Card Received : waiting
I cant track my application online on gov.uk website
So not sure about if decision is taken or not

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Post by Zainab2793 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:57 pm

Zainab2793 wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Zainab2793 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm
FLRM extension application as follows:
APPLIED ONLINE:28/10/2017
PAYMENT TAKEN: 30/10/2017
SUPPORTING DOCUMENT posted: 6/11/2017
BIOMETRIC TAKEN : 6/11/2017
CONFIRMATION LETTER RECEIVED: 9/11/2017
Additional documents requested: none
Additional documents sent: none
Date of decision: 18/12/2017
Return of documents : 20/12/2017(came in morning)
BRP Card Received : 20/12/2016(came in evening)
I cant track my application online on gov.uk website
So not sure about if decision is taken or not

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Post by sowprash » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:14 pm

Application Submitted on : 3/11/17
Postal or In Person Application : Postal
Application deferred for further checks (in person app) :NA
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : 23/11/17
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) :23/11/17
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 27/11/17
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): IHS top up payment requested 23/11/17 via email (paid same day)
Decision of Application : Approved :D
Date of Decision : 20/12/17
BRP Card Received :22/12/17
Passport and original documents: 27/12/17 Unfortunately, these got caught in the Christmas post and was delivered later.

Good luck everyone!

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Post by CR001 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:45 am

A reminder to members that this topic is for FLR(M) spouse visa application made WITHIN the UK ONLY and NOT for applications made outside the UK. Any posts for spouse visa applications made outside the UK will be removed.
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Post by Freetownean » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:46 pm

2nd FLR (M) extension application
Application submitted by post:22nd Nov 2017
Application received on the 23rd Nov 2017
Payment taken on the 27th Nov 2017
BRP enrollement letter and acknowledge letter in the same envilope from HO received 30th Nov 2017.
BRP enrolled at the post office on the 4th Dec 2017.
Decision made: still waiting

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Post by GrumpyLouse » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:00 pm

First application for FLR(M)
Application Submitted on : 11/11/2017
Postal or In Person Application : Online/Postal
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app) : dated 16/11/2017
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app) : N/A (enrolled biometric data on day application submitted)
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 11/11/2017
Decision of Application : Approved
Date of Decision : 3/1/2017
BRP Card Received : Awaited

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Post by Nurka77 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:41 pm

Documents Posted -----------------------19/12/2017
Documents Reached -----------------------20/12/2017
Payment Deducted -----------------------29/12/2017
Bio Letter Received -----------------------03/01/2018
Bio Enrolled ------------------------------04/01/2018
Additional Documents Requested ----N/A
Decision Received -----------------------Pending
BRP Card Received -----------------------Pending
Original Documents Received ----------Pending

Good luck to everyone awaiting for visa decision!😉

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Post by imziman1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:03 pm

application for my wife as follows:
Application applied in person: 28/12/2016
Application received in Sheffield: 02/01/2016
Additional documents requested - none
Additional documents sent - none
application not straightforward email - 17/03/2017
paid to email HO inquiry about application - 04/07/2017
emailed query about application due to no reply - 08/07/2017
paid to phone about the application as no reply to email except auto - 13/07/2017
again emailed as the waiting period for reply past - 24/07/2017 (still no reply except auto)
email received for an interview - November 22nd
taken interview - December 7th
Date of decision: Waiting
Date of decision SMS: Waiting
BEEN OVER 13 MONTHS STILL WAITING, VERY UPSETTING FRUSTRATING PROCESS

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Post by jigars143 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:12 pm

Second FLR(M) for my wife

We applied by post instead of online/in-person

Documents Posted -----------------------04/01/2018
Documents Reached -----------------------05/01/2018
Payment Deducted -----------------------08/01/2018
Letter Received -----------------------Waiting
BRP Enrolled ------------------------------Waiting
Additional Documents Requested ---- Not yet
Decision Received -----------------------Pending
BRP Card Received -----------------------Pending
Original Documents Received ----------Pending

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Post by alanajess » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Hello,

I've found this website extremely helpful for information throughout the whole process so I thought I'd share my timeline with you to help some other people who may be in my situation.

I was in the UK on a Tier 5 YMV changing to a FLR(M) with my British boyfriend of three years

Application made and paid for 10 October 2017
Premium Service Centre Liverpool appointment 6 Nov 2017 (Was sent away as I didn't have the correct payslips)
New Documents Sent 7 November 2017
REFUSED 19th November 2017 (Income £267 short for the 12 months prior) (After considering overtime and bonuses I was something like £27 under)

I was given 14 days to dispute the outcome, reapply or leave the country!

Due to me not wanting to fail again and not sure how to proceed we contacted XXXXXXX, London.
XXXXXXXXX was my point of contact, he was fantastic! Very understanding of the importance of the result and time sensitivity of my application. After finding out my rights ( I lost my working rights which is something I wouldn't have known if I hadn't seen a Solicitor and I would have been working illegally!!) and how to proceed I was advised to reapply as my income had increased since I first applied meaning I should now pass.

Reapplied 1 December 2017
Sent Documents 4 December 2017
XXXXXXXXX received my documents and BRP 15th January 2018
Waiting for my passports to be returned!!

Fantastic result costing a lot of money in the end (Paying for the Premium Service Centre, 1st application, 2nd application and Solicitor fees.) I would definitely suggest going straight to a firm such as XXXXXXXX next time as they would most likely have avoided the entire first refusal situation and ended up saving me money!

Very glad I can now get back to work and sleeping properly knowing that I can stay in the UK for at least the next two and a half years with my boyfriend.

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Post by Freetownean » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:01 pm

2nd FLR (M) extension application
Application submitted by post:22nd Nov 2017
Application received on the 23rd Nov 2017
Payment taken on the 27th Nov 2017
BRP enrollement letter and acknowledge letter in the same envilope from HO received 30th Nov 2017.
BRP enrolled at the post office on the 4th Dec 2017.
Decision made: on the 15th Jan 2018
Supportingdocuments received : 16/01/2018
BRP delivery : still waiting

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