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Did you contact the UKBA once you'd been waiting more than 6 months?luckysam wrote:hi,i m new to this forum.i applied for spouse visa since september 2011.i m still waiting ....?????Now me and my wife thinking to write a letter to MP and get an update.Can any one help me .what kind of letter should we send to our MP,its very kind of you.plzzzz.my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org m on tier 4 visa in uk.
Correct me if I am wrong, but the letter does not have to be a formal letter. You can also send an email to your MP explaining the situation. I did this twice and my MP got back to me within 2 working days.luckysam wrote:now i m thinking to write my mp a letter to ask them for an update..can any one help me in this letter.it really very kind of you.my email address is email@example.com.... regards..
I am so happy for you! I hope the rest of us who enrolled biometric in March will soon be getting good news...namcdona wrote:My final timeline:
Date Docs sent: 01 February 2012
Date biometrics booking letter received: 17 March 2012
Date biometrics enrolled: 26 March 2012
Date BRP received: 31 July 2012
Date Docs received: 30 July 2012
Thanks to everyone for updating over the last few months. Knowing that I wasn’t the only one stuck in limbo made the wait slightly better. Good luck to everyone still waiting.
luckysam, maybe your spouse/partner can write the letter for you? As kuzey50 said, you just need the basics like your details and case ref number, and explain the fact that you have been waiting for nearly a year and would like an update! If I were you, I'd write to the UKBA (as opposed to phoning them) as well as writing to your MP.kuzey50 wrote:Correct me if I am wrong, but the letter does not have to be a formal letter. You can also send an email to your MP explaining the situation. I did this twice and my MP got back to me within 2 working days.luckysam wrote:now i m thinking to write my mp a letter to ask them for an update..can any one help me in this letter.it really very kind of you.my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.... regards..
So just send him/her an email, explain what your situation is. Make sure you include names, case reference number, dates etc. and hopefully you should receive a reply soon.
Here is another article, talking about a backlog of 270,000+ cases! I am not sure whether this includes FLR M cases though!kid13 wrote:Some of the UKBA backlogs go back 18 months! Not about FLR(M), but interesting article nonetheless...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... sfeed=true
Hi there,mrsclc78 wrote:Question for you more experienced folks out there...
It's been nearly 6 weeks since my application was received and my payment taken, and while I received my acknowledgement letter, no biometrics letter yet.
Most cases on here seem to show the biometrics letter comes within 1-4 weeks, but I do see where in some cases it's 6 weeks and some even much longer.
My current situation is that my husband will need to travel to France for work in September. I was told to request his passport back no later than 20 working days prior to when he'll need it, but I'm afraid to request it back just yet because without my biometrics letter, I know they've not yet even inputted me into the system, nor assigned me to a caseworker.
If I request his passport now, I'm afraid they'll have to ask for it back and this will cause even more delay to the lengthy process. I've got another few days to hold out before the 20-working-day mark. It's a bit of a long shot.
I wonder if it's worth sending a letter to the UKBA address on the ack. letter, or the fax number, and inquiring about my biometrics letter and if its been lost in the post, or if it will be generated soon? I don't want to request his passport back too soon, but I also can't wait forever. Not sure what to do :-/