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

Post by nadiman » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:34 pm

Update!
Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 06 February 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online
Payment taken: 06 February 2019
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: 11 February 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 11 February 2019
Acknowledgement Received: None
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 19 March 19
Decision: GRANTED
Decision Letter Received on: 22 March 2019
BRP Card Received on: 26 March 2019

Total Time Taken: 6 weeks 2 days (from date of Online Application) 5 weeks 4 days (from date of Biometrics Appointment)

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

Post by jhall89 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:54 am

Application Type : FLR(M) - 1st Application from YMS Tier 5 Visa
Application Submitted on: 20 March 2019 (Super Priority)
Postal or In Person Application: Online
Payment taken: 20 March 2019
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: Manchester Central Library on 25 March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 25 March 2019
Acknowledgement Received: None
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 25 March 2019 (7 Hours after appointment)
Decision: GRANTED :D
Decision Letter Received on: 27 March 2019
BRP Card Received on: 28 March 2019


Highly recommend the super priority service. We found the staff at manchester Central Library excellent, organised and very friendly. We were in and out within 20 minutes (we had uploaded all documents prior to visit)

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

Post by fred22 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:58 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - extension
Application Submitted on: 04/03/19
Type of service: super priority service
Attended Sopra Centre: 12/03/19
Bio-metrics Enrolled : 12/03/19
Document Submitted on:04/03/19(Uploaded online)
Acknowledgement Received: They couldn’t decide in 24h
Additional Documents Requested on: No
Decision: Waiting

That’s the result of super priority service. Very disappointing.

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

Post by JST88 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Application Type: FLR(M) Partner Visa, switch from
Tier 2 ICT
FLR-M Application Submitted on: Wed 6 Feb 2019
Postal or in Person Application: Online application documents sent by post.
Biometrics Enrolled: Thurs 7 Feb 2019
Documents Posted to Sheffield Office: Wed 6 Feb 2019
Documents Received by Post at Sheffield Office: Thurs 7 Feb 2019
Acknowledgement Letter Date: Thurs 14 Mar 2019
Acknowledgement Letter Received: Tues 19 Mar 2019
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Decision Letter date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
Decision Letter received: Fri 31 Mar 2019
Decision: GRANTED
BRP Card Received on: Fri 31 Mar 2019

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

Post by SUNNYPK » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:08 pm

application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 03 March 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online document uploaded at home scanner pdf file resized using online pdf
Payment taken: 03 March 2019
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: Normal Service 20 March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 20 March 2019
Acknowledgement Received: No
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 28 March 2019
Decision:GRANTED
Decision Letter Received on: 31 march letter received today signed for royal mail that application approved
BRP Card Received on: still waiting
It is normal service after finger print it took 8 days overall all 24 days very fast visa thanks all

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

Post by prasathcse » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:37 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - extension
Application Submitted on: 25/02/19
Type of service: Standard
Documents Sent to Home Office : 02/03/2019
Document Received Home Office: 04/03/2019
Postal or In Person Application: Postal
Bio-metrics Enrolled in Post Office : 02/03/19
Acknowledgement Received: No
Additional Documents Requested on: No
Decision: Waiting

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

Post by United145 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:19 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - extension, 10 year route
Application Submitted on: 06/02/19
Type of service: Standard
Documents Sent to Home Office : 07/02/2019
Document Received Home Office: 08/02/2019
Postal or In Person Application: Postal
Bio-metrics Enrolled in Post Office : 07/02/19
Acknowledgement Received: 09/03/2019
Additional Documents Requested: No
Decision: GRANTED
Date of Decision::27/03/2019
Brp Card received on 1/04/2019

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

Post by raj_gajera » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:37 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - First extension for wife after initial 2.5 years Entrey Clearence
Paper Application Submitted on: 13/12/18
Home office return back application, Documents on: 28/12/18
Home office advice to apply online within 10 days
Application submitted online on: 30/12/18
Payment taken: 30/12/18
Visa expired on 01/01/19
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: 11/01/19
Biometrics Enrolled : 11/01/19
Document Submitted on:11/01/19(Uploaded online)
Acknowledgement Received: None
Additional Documents Requested on:None

Enquire after 8weeks for decision
Home office said application is excluded from standard 8 weeks periods as I did not attend biometric until 11/01/19.
Application will be consider but there is no time limit.

With the help of MP, Decision email Received on: 04/04/19
Decision: Granted
BRP Card Received on: Waiting

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Post by rizal » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:25 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 12th February 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online
Payment taken: 12th February 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 12th February 2019
Document Submitted on: 15th February 2019 (postage)
Acknowledgement Received: 19th March 2019
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 30th March 2019
Decision: GRANTED :D
Decision Letter Received on: 04th April 2019
BRP Card Received on: 05th April 2019

Total Time Taken: 6 weeks and 4 days or 46 days

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Post by Apple_snaps87 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) — Switch from "fiancee" visa, first 2.5-year leg of 5-year route to ILR
Application Submitted on: 20 March 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online application, in-person Sopa Steria biometrics/documents appointment (expedited/priority service, whatever they're calling it now)
Payment taken: 20 March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 1 April 2019
Document Submitted on: 1 April 2019
Acknowledgement Received: 20 March 2019 (when I submitted actual application)
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 1 April 2019
Decision: Granted
Decision Letter Received on: 4 April 2019
BRP Card Received on: 3 April 2019 (yeah I got the BRP before the actual decision letter)

Total Time Taken: Two weeks from online application to receiving my BRP

Quite impressed with the new system. Easy to keep track of and upload supporting documents, my documents were reviewed for readability/file type/category a few days before my appointment and the biometrics appointment went very smoothly. Worth the extra money for the expedited decision as I'll make the money back and then some by being able to start working earlier. The only reason it took two weeks is because I couldn't get a Sopra Steria appointment any earlier. The decision itself after the appointment was FAST.

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Post by mobrien » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Application type: Settlement(wife), from New Zealand for Chilean National
Application Submitted on : 17/01/2019
Postal or In Person Application : Postal, Priority
Documents Sent: 21/01/2019
Biometrics: 21/01/2019
Documents Received at Sheffield: 25/01/2019
ECO Email: 06/02/2019
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): none
Shippping label request: 26/03/2019
Documents Returned: 02/04/2019
Passport Returned: 04/04/2019
Decision of Application : Granted
Decision made email: not yet
Date of Decision : 26/03/2019

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

Post by LeeAmanda » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:33 am

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 15th March 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online (Standard service)
Payment taken: 15th March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 19th March 2019
Document Submitted on: 18th March 2019 (by post)
Acknowledgement Received: 29th March 2019 (not really an official acknowledgement but the documents we posted were returned on this date)
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 4th April 2019
Decision: Granted
Decision Letter Received on: 6th April 2019
BRP Card Received on: waiting

Total Time Taken: 14 working days

We didn't pay for priority so very impressed with the super efficient turnaround for the so called standard service. Chose to post documents using the old system because there is no convenient sopra steria centre for us.

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Post by kcig » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:44 am

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 25th March 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online (new service) - Docs scanned and uploaded as PDFs
Payment taken: 25th March 2019
Sopra Steria Appointment: 27th March 2019 - paid £60 extra for local appointment in Southampton
Biometrics Enrolled : 27th March 2019
Document Submitted on: 27th March 2019 (at Sopra Steria Appt)
Acknowledgement Received: N/A - verbal confirmation of application being sent at appointment
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 4th April 2019
Decision: Granted
Decision Letter Received on: 9th April 2019
BRP Card Received on: 10th April 2019
Total Time: less than 3 weeks

I should state that I did not pay the extra £600 for priority service. I only paid an extra £60 for a local appointment. The new system was incredibly easy to use; I followed the instructions provided and labeled all of my documents very obviously when I uploaded them. I couldn't believe how fast they were!

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

Post by CR001 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:39 pm

Can members please respect that this topic is ONLY for FLR(M) extension applications within the UK and NOT for entry clearance visa applications from abroad!!!
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Re: **NEW** FLR(M) - TIMELINES ONLY

Post by NajNz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:22 am

Application Type: FLR (M) First Extension within the UK.

Application paid and submitted online: 9 Jan 2019

IHS paid: 9 Jan 2019 ( IHS was £600 until 8 Jan :shock: )

Supporting Documents: Scanned and uploaded online 2 days before biometric enrolment.

Biometric Appointment: Croydon Sopra Steria (extremely helpful and friendly people). Free appointment.

Biometric Enrolled: 18 Feb 2019
(Yes, long gap. I was under the impression that I could enrol biometric at any later date after online application and wasn’t aware of 15 working days limit.I booked an appointment after online application submission however chose an appointment date for a far future date matching my husband’s annual leave so that we both could attend the appointment together. Then I was sent a reminder after 15 working days that I now had 10 working days to enrol my biometric.Luckily 18 Feb was within this 10 working days limit.)

Visa expiry date: 11 March 2019

Acknowledgement Receive: Absolutely none!

Additional Documents: None

Decision letter received: 10 April 2019 via email
(I kept waiting for the postman to drop a letter all this time :oops: )

Date on decision letter: 10 April 2019

Decision: GRANTED

BRP received: 12 April 2019

Total time taken after biometric: 7 weeks 3 days


Good luck to everyone waiting for a decision.

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

Post by krehman83 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 6th April 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online - Super Priority
Payment taken: 6th April 2019
Sopra Steria Appointment: 10th April 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 10th April 2019
Document Submitted on: 9th April 2019
Acknowledgement Received: N/A - verbal confirmation of application being sent at appointment
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 10th April 2019
Decision: Granted
Decision Letter Received on: 16th April 2019
BRP Card Received on: 15th April 2019

Happy with extra payment of super priority - got what I wanted.

However, It was very bumpy journey from preparing documentation as limited company employee and director as well as experience of sopra steria, learnt few lessons will share sometime in a separate thread.
Good luck to you all.

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

Post by Driver27 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on:
Postal or In Person Application: Online
Payment taken:
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: 18 March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 18 March 2019
Acknowledgement Received: None
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 31 March 19
Decision: GRANTED
Decision Letter Received on: 31 March 2019
BRP Card Received on: 11 April 2019

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

Post by hd_dngb » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Application Type: FLR(M) - First time towards 5 years Partner Route.
Application Submitted on: 24/02/2019.
Postal or In Person Application: Postal.
Application deferred for further checks (in person app): None.
Acknowledgement Received on (for postal app): 29/03/2019 (received 03/04/2019).
Biometric Letter Received (for postal app): 24/02/2019 (automated email).
Biometrics Enrolled on (for postal app): 26/02/2019.
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None.
Decision of Application: Granted :D .
Date of Decision: 15/04/2019.
BRP Card Received: 18/04/2019 (DX delivery guy arrived 17/04/2019 but I was out).

I did not pay £600 for the Premium service as there was no appointment available anywhere in England for 45 days when I submitted my online application. Should have chosen a Sopra service, as people who did it got their decision within 3 weeks, while I had to wait 7.5 weeks.

Thankfully the Home Office finished processing before Good Friday, and so I don't have to wait until after Easter Monday.

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

Post by kiran2009 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Application Type : FLR(M) - Extension
Application Submitted on: 13 March 2019
Postal or In Person Application: Online
Payment taken: 13 March 2019
Attended Sopra Steria Centre: 15 March 2019
Biometrics Enrolled : 15 March 2019
Acknowledgement Received: None
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): None
Date of Decision: 12 April 2019
Decision: GRANTED
Decision Letter Received on: 18 April 2019
BRP Card Received on: 17 April 2019

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Post by melburnian » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:02 am

Application Type: FLR(M) Partner Visa switch from Tier 2 ICT
FLR-M Application Submitted on: Sat 9th March
Postal or in Person Application: Online application documents sent by post
Biometrics Enrolled: Mon 11th March
Documents Posted to Sheffield Office: Mon 11th March
Documents Received by Post at Sheffield Office: Tue 12th March
Acknowledgement Letter Date: Tue 16th April
Acknowledgement Letter Received: Thu 19th April
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): Waiting
Decision Letter date: Waiting
Decision Letter received: Waiting
Decision: Waiting
BRP Card Received on: Waiting

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