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OLD FLR(M) waiting times Thread

Post by njoy1987 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:47 am

Hi All,

Those of you who have applied for FLR(M) and waiting, Please keep us updated!!

Here is my time line



Date Applied/Docs sent: 25/03/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 01/04/11
Date Biometrics booking letter arrived: 07/06/2011
Date Biometrics Appointment Croydon: 16/06/2011
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: 4th Sep 2011
Result & VISA stamped: Approved
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njoy1987
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Post by njoy1987 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:46 pm

Finally Got my biometrics done on 16th

Been waiting for Biometrics letter for 2.5 months ...

wait continues..

stevenage
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Post by stevenage » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:47 am

My tier 4 leave was expiring on 28th April 2011, and the earliest marriage date I could get was 28th April 2011. So I applied FLRM on 28th April soon after marriage ceremony and sent the marriage certificate and photos and other documents etc after two weeks of application. got visa on 8th June.

Elena345
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Post by Elena345 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:35 pm

So far, here are the details for my application:

Application arrived at HO: July 29th
Received Ack. Letter: August 6th but letter was dated the 1st
Received Biometric Booking letter: August 8th but letter was dated the 3rd

My appointment is booked for the 12th of August. So hopefully everything will go smoothly. I am switching over from a student visa. However, my case isn't straightforward.

My circumstances: http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... 879#478879

However since I last posted, I found a job in June. One of the reasons I waited to send out the FLR M was because I wanted to show that I was working and my husband and I weren't soley relying on my family for support.

Though, the more researching I do, I find many people have been refused because they were considered overstayers. I hope that isn't my case, as the COA took forever to be issued and was the main cause of all the delay.

*Update*

I received my FLR acceptance today! It was issued the 22nd of August. I missed the initial delivery and got a Red card through the post. I picked up my documents this morning. I was so scared I would received a rejection as it had been less than a month since I sent in my application. Nevertheless, my husband and I are so happy as we can finally travel and visit my family for the winter holidays.

secretmsg
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Post by secretmsg » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:48 pm

Congrats!!

Have you received your bio-metric seperate?

Elena345
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Post by Elena345 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:01 am

I still haven't received it. I called at the 10 day mark and they said that the card hadn't been made yet. They took my details and said someone would call me in the next 5 working days. The deadline for that should be tomorrow. If I haven't received it by then, then I'll give them another call.

secretmsg
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Re: Flr(m) waiting times 2011

Post by secretmsg » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:12 am

Hello,


Date Applied/Docs sent: 24/08/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 31/08/11
Date Biometrics booking letter arrived: 08/09/2011
Date Biometrics Appointment Croydon: 13/09/2011

Date Passport/Docs received from HO: WAITING...
Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
Visa From: Student

Ill keep updating..

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Post by baby2 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:14 am

Hello everyone,
Thanks for being such a wonder.I have applied for flr(m) on 23/08/2011.
Got acknowledgement letter on 29/8/11
Got biometric letter on 2/9/11
Got my biometric done on 7/9/11.
Got my documents and biometric residence permit on 20/9/11 with issuing dated as 14/9/2011.
Category:Switching from student to FLR(M)
good luck to everyone

secretmsg
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Post by secretmsg » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:34 pm

Finally I got my Biometric card today..

Date Applied/Docs sent: 24/08/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 31/08/11
Date Biometrics booking letter arrived: 08/09/2011
Date Biometrics Appointment Croydon: 13/09/2011

Date Biometric Card Received from HO: 20/09/2011
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: 21/09/2011
Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
Visa From: Student

Best of Luck to everyone..

RustyDug
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FLR(M) applied for March 2011

Post by RustyDug » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:36 pm

Applied March 2011
Biometrics done April 13th
heard nothing but a 'thankyou for supporting Mr X's application..' letter til
September 30th...REFUSED :cry:

Refused cos, despite providing phone records, messenger conversations, family statements, letters, cards, etc, they don't believe we've been together for 3 years!
Good luck all those waiting x

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Post by ultimate12570 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:10 pm

Here is my application update!

Date Docs sent to HO: 06/09/2011
Docs received by the HO: 07/09/2011
Acknowledgement Letter: 15/09/2011
Biometric Letter Arrived: 23/09/2011
Biometric Appointment: 23/09/2011( done on same day when i got my biometric letter in the morning)
Bio-metric Spouse Visa waiting: Granted 2 years Spouse visa on 12 Oct. 11

:o Hip Hip Hurray! best of Luck guys, i have to say that this forum and their members have been so informative while i was in process of FLR M! good Luck All!

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Post by jnnleon » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:03 pm

We've been waiting since August..... :shock:
Any one else experiencing a long waiting time?

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Post by laudo9 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:42 pm

Our application as follows:

Date Docs sent to HO: 10/09/2011
Docs received by the HO: 12/09/2011
Acknowledgement Letter: 19/09/2011
Biometric Letter Arrived: 24/09/2011
Biometric Appointment: 04/10/2011
Bio-metric Spouse Visa: Waiting

Switching from fiance visa

altfhn
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FLR(M) processing waiting time

Post by altfhn » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:28 pm

Hi

I have applied for my wife on FLR(M) on 10 OCT.

Biometric letter recieved on 17 OCT but date of birth was incorrect. phone HO to correct it.

They will send another lettter for biometric.

Waiting................

anyone applied on FLR(M) please help us to put your time line please.

Thanks

altfhn

Jaycity
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FLRM our case timings

Post by Jaycity » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:40 am

Our case is as follows

Application Submitted - 26th June 2011
letter received - 1st July
Biometric letter received - 30th August
Biometric conducted in Cardiff - 6th September

Today is the 29th of October and we are still waiting.

laudo9
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Post by laudo9 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:32 pm

Update to our application as follows:

Date Docs sent to HO: 10/09/2011
Docs received by the HO: 12/09/2011
Acknowledgement Letter: 19/09/2011
Biometric Letter Arrived: 24/09/2011
Biometric Appointment: 04/10/2011

21:10/2011: Received letter requesting ESOL certificate which was sent with original application. Heart stopping moment! Sent letter back explaining that they should have it in their possession.

Bio-metric Spouse Visa and documents arrived: 28/10/2011


Switching from fiance visa

altfhn
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Re: FLR(M) processing waiting time

Post by altfhn » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:39 am

[quote="altfhn"]Hi

I have applied for my wife on FLR(M) on 10 OCT.

Biometric letter recieved on 17 OCT but date of birth was incorrect. phone HO to correct it.

They will send another lettter for biometric.

Waiting................

anyone applied on FLR(M) please help us to put your time line please.

Thanks

altfhn[/quote]


Received another letter for biometric on 21 OCT. and biometric have taken on 24 OCT.

Stilll waiting.................

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Post by littlebush » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:27 pm

applied 4/10/11
biometrics letter received 12/10/11
biometric test done 15/10/11

still waiting today (2/11/11)

applying from fiance visa (russian citizen)

good luck all....

****EDIT****

Biometrics received 18/11/11
Passport received 19/11/11

Celebrated by getting a last min flight to Cuba, just back....very happy (not about being back but about the visa!)
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Post by adamboston » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:26 pm

Dear all

I am just over the moon, today my wife received her passport back from Home Office and the biometrics will be arriving in next 7 days;

Our FLR(M) application time line:

Date FLR(M) sent to HO: 18/07/2011
Docs received by the HO: 19/07/2011
Ack'ment Letter Arrived: 22/07/2011
Biometrics Letter Arrived: 23/07/2011
Biometric Enrolled at PO: 26/07/2011
Spouse visa Granted on: 28/10/2011 (From Sheffield UKBA office)
Passport & docs received: 05/11/2011
Date Bio-metric Card received: 08/11/2011.


Switched from student visa (not tier 4).
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Post by shri997 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:33 pm

My Timelines so far:

Date Applied/Docs sent: 08/11/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 15-11-11
Date Biometrics booking letter arrived:16-11-11
Date Biometrics Appointment:16-11-11(post office)
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: 19-12-11
Result & VISA stamped: 15-12-11
Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
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Post by coventry » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:46 pm

Dear All
My timeline so far

Date Applied/doc sent 31/10/11- returned 23/11/11
Fresh Application re-submitted 28/11/11
Date Ack letter recd 3/12/11
Date Biometrics letter recd:
Date Biometics Appt:
Date Passport/docs recd from HO:
Result & Visa stamped:

Visa type FLR (M) for unmarried partner/fiance
From Student visa

Still waiting for biometrics letter today 17/1/12
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switching from fiance to spouse visa inside uk

Post by andrea.cro » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:16 pm

DO sent to HO:25.10.2011
Received confirmation letter :27.10.2011
Letter for biometrics: 06.11.2011
Biometrics done in post office: 06.11.2011

Received my husband (he is british) passport today, 21. 11. 2011 and a letter from Home office saying that I have to provide my original speaking and reading TOIEC test results! And I have already provide original documents!!!My heart almost stopped, and then I read on this forum that had already happen to Laudo9. I did the same what Laudo9 did. Sent them a letter explaining that they should have it in their possession. I hope it will be alright, as I am 100% sure I sent all original documents.

Wish good luck to everyone!

Update:

Documents received: 25.11.2011!!!

Visa approved .

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Post by delightedin » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:29 pm

Hi Everyone,

Date Applied/Docs sent: 01/11/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 07/11/11
Date Biometrics booking letter arrived: 11/11/2011
Date Biometrics taken - Post Office Canning Town: 11/11/2011

Date issued: 25/11/2001
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: 29/11/2001

Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
Visa From: Student

So less than a month in total! So happy :)

Elena

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Long wait - almost 5 months

Post by mattp » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi All,

Date Applied/Docs sent: 25/07/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 02/08/11
Date payment taken from bank: 01/08/11
Date Biometrics completed: 10/08/2011

Date issued: --/--/--
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: --/--/--

Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
Visa From: Fiancée

The wait is now almost 5 months. I'm curious to know why the other people posting in this thread are receiving responses so much more quickly. Can anyone advise?

Thank you.

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Re: Long wait - almost 5 months

Post by njoy1987 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:05 am

mattp wrote:Hi All,

Date Applied/Docs sent: 25/07/11
Date Received Ack. Letter: 02/08/11
Date payment taken from bank: 01/08/11
Date Biometrics completed: 10/08/2011

Date issued: --/--/--
Date Passport/Docs received from HO: --/--/--

Visa Type : FLR(M) for spouse
Visa From: Fiancée

The wait is now almost 5 months. I'm curious to know why the other people posting in this thread are receiving responses so much more quickly. Can anyone advise?

Thank you.
Every case is different and unique .. hang in there and keep up the hope

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