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princess22
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Post by princess22 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:04 am

lol you would think they would be a bit more helpful!

Let me know when you get the address coz I will have to be chasing it up if I dont get the passport this week.

P.S. Congrats on your little one, how is she? Hope she is well. I was thinking that you must have given birth and busy with the little hence the delay in reply.

princess22
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Post by princess22 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:53 pm

I just received a letter from home office yesterday stating we need to provide further evidence that me and my husband reside at the same address.

This might be due to us moving out of my parents flat to our own flat. However did send them documents from jan-march so thought this would be sufficient.

Sammie
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Location: Central England

Post by Sammie » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:12 pm

We received a letter from the home office 2 weeks ago saying we need to provide further evidence that my Husband has gained the relevant KOL/ESOL requirement. Apparently, a City & Guilds certficate is not enough. They wanted to see enrolment letters, reciepts and times of classes attended. Provided the required docs a week ago and received the passport and the docs (minus the additional ESOL/KOL evidence they requested) yesterday with the ILR stamped on 30th July... YAY!!

Almost at the end now... just need to wait a year before we can apply for Citizenship.. That is provided they dont keep chnaging the rules..

Goodluck to all those waiting.. the end is nearer than it was yesterday, lol..
Visa: Spouse
Submitted: 12/03/08 (Mirpur VAC, PAkistan)
Time Elapsed:10 Working Days
Result: VISA ISSUED 28/03/2008
ILR App: 18/03/2010-28/03/2010
ILR App Sent: 25/03/2010
ILR Received: 30/07/2010 - YAY!!

princess22
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Post by princess22 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:08 am

Congrats to u and your partner Sammie,really happy for u :D

princess22
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Post by princess22 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:41 pm

Just missed our recorded delivery yesterday so went with my husband to pick up parcel at depot and I am very happy to say that our ILR has been granted :D

Finally 4 months on, the wait is over.

Thanks for your support and prayers, much appreciated!

AAAAnna
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Post by AAAAnna » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:13 am

Hey all,here's our timeline so far and from reading some of your posts,I hope we get a speedy response too!

* Sent SET (M) (spouse Visa to ILR) application - Thur 18th Nov 2010 by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

* It arrived on Fri 19th Nov 2010.

Have not checked bank account yet to see if cheque has been cashed,I'll have to pop to a cash machine later. Also not recieved any letter of acknowledgement yet.

My husband is American and I'm British born. Will be glad when all this immigration stuff is all over with so we can relax! We've been together for 5 years,married for 2 and a half.

Just a quick question if anyone knows...my husbands Spouse Visa is due to expire on the 17th Feb 2011 and I've read some ILR applications can take 6 months to be decided...what do we do if we've not heard anything back from the Home Office if it's getting near to the Visa end date? Would my husband be classed as over staying? Or do they take that into account?

Thanks in advance,Anna x

** Edit **

Got letter of acknowledgement today,feel a bit better now!


* Sent SET (M) (spouse Visa to ILR) application - Thur 18th Nov 2010 by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

* It arrived on Fri 19th Nov 2010.

* Letter of acknowledgement recieved Tue 23rd Nov 2010.

AAAAnna
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Post by AAAAnna » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:28 pm

AAAAnna wrote:
* Sent SET (M) (spouse Visa to ILR) application - Thur 18th Nov 2010 by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

* It arrived on Fri 19th Nov 2010.

* Letter of acknowledgement recieved Tue 23rd Nov 2010.

* 16th December 2010 - recieved husbands passport back today with ILR sticker in it dated 10th December 2010.

We're both so happy and so surprised at how quick we heard back from them!

Good luck to anyone else waiting for a response x

sanjhet
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Post by sanjhet » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi- Can you tell me if you received your documents back before your hubby's passport or everything together?

I have a application submitted on 16/12/2010 and payment was taken on 19/12 & letter stating app received dated 23/12...

I sent a massive file of papers with driving licences passports etc. Would like to have docs backs asap!

Cheers

aa123
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Post by aa123 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:30 pm

They send everything together, hope that helps

sanjhet
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Post by sanjhet » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:00 pm

Are you sure they send everything back together?? What if I ask for my GB passport back and driving licence... Will this lengthen the application or hinder it in any way? Obviously I have to leave my spouses passport.

Any experiences?

aa123
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Post by aa123 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:28 pm

Yes they send everything back together once they have dealt with the application.

If your british you can request your passport back, but obviously not your wife's if she is the applicant

ssaj
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Post by ssaj » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:38 pm

Hello,
Thanks for sharing your waiting times.

Documents sent: 5th April 2011
Acknowledgment: 16th April 2011
Payment taken: 14th April 2011
--- silence ---
All Documents/Passport received : 2nd June 2011

My case was very straight forward.

rover620
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Post by rover620 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:59 pm

Hi
I'm new to the forum and finding it very useful.
I was wondering if somebody could help.
I am a british born citizen and my wife is from abroad. We have submitted a setform m ILR application at the end of December 2010. It took nearly 1 month to receive and acknowledgement letter and for the money to go out. After that I have nont heard anything until start of May 2011 where I received the same acknowledgement letter again. I am still waiting for my wifes ILR.
My question is what does the same letter coming again mean and should I chase the application?
Just really worried and just really want to know what to make of this as it is in its 6th month now and still waiting for the ILR.

Any help appreciated

Charitha
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Post by Charitha » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:37 am

My wife posted hers on the 23rd of June 2011
The payment was taken off 27th June 2011
Received letter of payment taken

We are still waiting for the ILR for my wife

Why does it have to take so long.. This is highly unfair and our application is pretty straightforward.

javadp
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Post by javadp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:11 am

SET(M) online application/payment
Form posted 09/09/2011
Conf. recived 17/09/2011
now waiting

expected waiting time: 8 - 10 weeks

figo1230
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Post by figo1230 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:49 pm

I received the Acknowledgment on 17 Aug 2011 and I am still waiting. Hopefully it won't take too long.

Prem
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Post by Prem » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:20 pm

Timeline

Type: ILR SET(M) for my wife
Sent: 08/10/2011
Delivered: 11/10/2011
Fee taken: 12/10/2011
Acknowledgement: 12/10/2011
Result:?????

Waiting game starts now...

Rolling Eyes
Visa: Spouse
Sub: 24/06/09 Cochin
Result: ISSUED 21/08/09
Visa: ILR
Sent: 08/10/11
Rece: 31/12/11
Citizenship
Sent: 12/03/19
Rece: 20/05/19
Cerm: 12/06/19
Passport
Sent: 15/06/19
Rece: 25/06/19
Surrender Indian Passport and OCI Next!

tronix
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Post by tronix » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:42 am

Prem wrote:Timeline

Type: ILR SET(M) for my wife
Sent: 08/10/2011
Delivered: 11/10/2011
Fee taken: 12/10/2011
Acknowledgement: 12/10/2011
Result:?????
This will be an interesting comparison. Almost identical submission dates. Please post back and let everyone know when you get it. I will do the same.

Type: ILR SET (M) for myself , husband of UK Citizen
Sent (via Settlement Checking Service, Oxford): 11/10/2011
Delivered: 12/10/2011
Acknowledgement: (dated) 13/10/2011 (received) 19/10/2011
Fee Taken: 13/10/2011 (according to Credit Card statement)
Result: ?????

Waiting 3 weeks so far. Average for SET (M) seems to be about 10. Good Luck.

Prem
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Post by Prem » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:24 pm

tronix wrote:
Prem wrote:Timeline

Type: ILR SET(M) for my wife
Sent: 08/10/2011
Delivered: 11/10/2011
Fee taken: 12/10/2011
Acknowledgement: 12/10/2011
Result:?????
This will be an interesting comparison. Almost identical submission dates. Please post back and let everyone know when you get it. I will do the same.

Type: ILR SET (M) for myself , husband of UK Citizen
Sent (via Settlement Checking Service, Oxford): 11/10/2011
Delivered: 12/10/2011
Acknowledgement: (dated) 13/10/2011 (received) 19/10/2011
Fee Taken: 13/10/2011 (according to Credit Card statement)
Result: ?????

Waiting 3 weeks so far. Average for SET (M) seems to be about 10. Good Luck.
No worries, will keep you updated mate
Visa: Spouse
Sub: 24/06/09 Cochin
Result: ISSUED 21/08/09
Visa: ILR
Sent: 08/10/11
Rece: 31/12/11
Citizenship
Sent: 12/03/19
Rece: 20/05/19
Cerm: 12/06/19
Passport
Sent: 15/06/19
Rece: 25/06/19
Surrender Indian Passport and OCI Next!

simsim
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Post by simsim » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:32 am

Hey Javadp,

What make you say that waiting time is 8-10 weeks? Ours is very similar to yours.

SET(M) online application/payment
Conf. recived 16/09/2011
now waiting

Please let me know when you hear anything back?
We are really desperate as our tickets are booked to fly end of november. I am calling Home Office but no luck. They dont tell anything.
I am British and wife is Indian. Is it possible that at least we can ask for my passport back, so that at least I can fly?

Any help guys?
Thanks, Sim

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