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.
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.