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Post by javadp » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 pm

Hi simsim,
8-10 weeks is just a guess according to other people comments. When it comes to postal applications, patience is the name of the game unfortunately...I believe you can get your passport back not sure how but UKBA website should have the details...but when/if you do, you need to make it clear that you do not intend to withdraw your application. I read somewhere it takes around 5 working days.
I'll update here when my documents are back.

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Post by kb2000 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:08 pm

I had posted this already on the ILR thread, but will add here as similar timing to others.

Also anxiously hoping that it'll be processed soon so that can go overseas for christmas

Applied by post 07/10/2011 form SET (M)
Application received by UKBA - 08/10/2011
Acknowledge from UKBA Croydon - 10/10/2011
Status: Waiting

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Post by javadp » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:27 pm

ILR granted...straightforward application

SET(M) online application/payment
Form posted 09/09/2011
Conf. recived 17/09/2011
Docs&visa arrived 18/11/2011 (dated 14/11/2011)

waiting time: 10 weeks

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Congrats Javadp

Post by simsim » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:02 am

Hey well done you. Ours was straight forwward application as well. Hopefully, we should receive it next week. We got acknowledgement fron Croydon. Is yours same as well? Our acknowledgement was a day earlier than yours.
Can you please confirm if Home office sent these as recorded delivery or was it sent normal post? I hope it doesnt get lost in the transit.
Many thanks,
Sim

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Post by javadp » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:47 am

Hi simsim,
my confirmation was also from Crydon, arrived 17 Sep. but was dated 14th Sep!! and yes, the docs arrived recorded delivery (from Liverpool office), we had to sign for it...
Good luck (also to anyone waiting)

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My timeline

Post by nahnah » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:38 pm

Hi everyone, i have been posting in this forum

  • ILR Processing Timelines - postal app. (excluding 10/14 yr.)

and only came across this topic today which I believe i should be using.....many others on set m have also been using the above forum however...but here goes my timeline....

ILR SET(M) applied through my solicitor who

--Posted application via special delivery on the 13th September
--Received by UKBA on the 14th September
--Acknowledgment dated 16th September and received on the 20th September
--Money taken out....don't know exactly when as I paid by Banker's Draft
--Currently in my 10th week.....going on to 11th week

well good luck to everyone and let's keep up the hope......

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Post by tronix » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:55 pm

tronix wrote:Timeline

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 , (Canadian)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.
Above is my original post

Glad to hear some people are getting passports back. I'm at 7 weeks and still waiting. Straight forward application for me, but I have my doubts I'll get it before xmas, as 10wks is the 23rd!

Does anything think the strike is going to effect times at all?

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Post by luke79 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:54 pm

Anyone else applying via set m ilr in Sept got their passports back ?

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Post by tronix » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:59 pm

Any get theirs back recently?? Not looking good for my xmas travel plans!
9 weeks and still waiting.

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Post by luke79 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:55 pm

nahnah just got theirs back after 12.5 weeks yesterday

Anyone else ?

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Moving Mid-application?

Post by tronix » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:49 pm

--EDIT-- Mod please delete this comment does not belong here.

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Got it!

Post by tronix » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:23 pm

Type: ILR SET (M) for myself , (Canadian)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)
Date Stamped: 19/12/2011 (Liverpool)
Arrived: 31/12/2011

Total: 11 Weeks + 4 days

Looks like the Royal Mail + Christmas season was the reason for me missing my flight! Anyways, pleased to get my passport back. I don't feel like a prisoner anymore! Good Luck All!

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Post by Prem » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Looks like a few people have received good news news today! Got my wife's Visa/Passport through the post today, took exactly 12 weeks.

Visa: ILR
ILR Sent: 08/10/11
ILR Delivered: 11/10/11
Fee Taken: 12/10/11
Acknowledgment Letter Received: 12/10/2011
Passport stamped: 20/12/2011
Passport Received: 31/12/2011 via 2nd class post which I found suprising!!

Ours was a straight forward case, I'd advise that if you are a worrier or have travel plans apply directly, otherwise why waste £400, use the postal service.

Good Luck to everyone else, next stop citizenship, PM me if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!!!
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!

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Post by Easy Tiger » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:51 pm

Hi , when your initial uk spouse visa expires after 27 months , what application form do u need to apply for ILR and what documents does my wife and I will need to best support application.

Thanks !

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Post by Prem » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:13 pm

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas ... tiontypes/

This link should be your first port of call to find out what application type you need and what docs you require, you can apply for ILR 1 month before your 2nd anniversary on entering the UK.
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!

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Post by was794 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:43 am

Type: ILR SET (M) for Spouse
Acknowledgement rcvd: 07/11/2011

Still waiting on passport :(

Drama begins last month - Spouse sis getting married needs passport asap as wants to go back for wedding and clothes.

Any one ever attempted to call 0870 606 7766 and try to get them to have everything ready for collection at there offices.
Need pasport back with ILR stamp ASAP ! :)
Willing to pay fees.

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Post by ruthmac » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:33 am

Application submitted 22/10/12, passport with ILR (set M, spouse) returned today 29/02/12, so almost 19 weeks in all.

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SET(M) processing time

Post by kalamazoo » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 am

If this help anyone... I sent my application SET(M) on 10th sept 2012 and received it on 22nd january 2013. Maybe the Chirstmas break caused some delays but it took 19 weeks.

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Post by manjayx » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:13 pm

was794 wrote:Type: ILR SET (M) for Spouse
Acknowledgement rcvd: 07/11/2011

Still waiting on passport :(

Drama begins last month - Spouse sis getting married needs passport asap as wants to go back for wedding and clothes.

Any one ever attempted to call 0870 606 7766 and try to get them to have everything ready for collection at there offices.
Need pasport back with ILR stamp ASAP ! :)
Willing to pay fees.
My application was expedited:

UKBA agreed to expedite my application on the 15/01/2013 I got my DLR extension confirmed on the 21/01/2013 just waiting for delivery.

When you call 0870 606 7766 ask for the fax number for the family caseworker unit and send a cover letter with proof why your application should be expedited

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