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Settlement visa application from India - 2011

Post by fbacker » Fri May 13, 2011 9:01 am

Hi All,
I applied for my wife's settlement visa on 11th March at VFS Cochin and the VFS tracking status still shows that the application is under process. It has been more than 2 months now.

I heard from a few people that there is a delay in processing from indian BHC's for all visa categories.

Please could the awaiting appplicants please share share the dates and details as follows :

Date of application : 11th March 2011
Applied at - VFS , Cochin
Application under process : 15th March 2011

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Post by ibeactive » Fri May 13, 2011 10:09 am

Hi,

I applied for my wife and child on 31st March from VFS chennai and I am still waiting for it. Has anyone else applied from Chennai during March/April?

Date of application : 31st March 2011
Applied at - VFS , Chennai
Application under process : 1st April 2011
Called for biometric once again on 27th April 2011
Biometric submitted again on 28th April 2011
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Post by Casa » Fri May 13, 2011 10:12 am

They have a back-log at present so unfortunately you may have several more weeks to wait before your hear anything.

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Post by ibeactive » Fri May 13, 2011 10:20 am

Thank you Casa. That is quite unfortunate. I have been hoping that it will be sorted in another 2 weeks.

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Post by Ejaz12 » Fri May 13, 2011 2:48 pm

Hi,

I applied for UK settlement via on 1st April, Still status is Application Under Process.

Application Date : 1st April at Mumbai[North]
6th April : Application Under Process.
13th May : Waiting
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Post by fbacker » Mon May 16, 2011 7:54 am

Thanks for sharing the details.
Thanks Casa for the information.
Please anyone who applied durign March /April share their details?

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Post by Ejaz12 » Mon May 16, 2011 7:59 am

Hey Bro,

Can i know how did you met English test requirement?

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Post by fbacker » Mon May 16, 2011 9:10 am

Hi Ejaz,

She gave IELTS exam. Though she did her MBA, the guidelines said that they will look only at the Bachelors degree and the points calculator showed up '0' points for english Language requirement.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/pointscalculator


Perferred giving tests because the NARIC accreditation takes more than 15 days if you submit degree certificate + a letter from university stating that the medium of instruction was english.

Hope this helps

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Post by aceg135 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:40 pm

Applied on 09 March 2011 at Mumbai North. The wait continues...
Current status: Application is under process at BHC.

Email sent to the BHC is unanswere. Franatic calls are met with the standard reply....application is under process, you need to wait.

The application is for my 5 month old baby. Both me and my wife have ILR. Wonder how they assign priority to process applications? Anyone any idea?

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Post by Ejaz12 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:50 pm

Thxx fbacker....

it is very tough to wait.... 7th week running, i expect to get response in 9th or 10th week...

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Post by Ejaz12 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:15 pm

Request to all members here to post updates if they get any from UKBA.

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Post by aceg135 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:35 am

Any updates for anyone?

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sister husband & daughter

Post by ammu28 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:52 am

My sister is nurse in UK. She applied for her husband and daughter on depandant visa Tier2.




Date of application : 27th April 2011
Applied at - VFS , Cochin
Application under process : 17th May 2011

Looks its going to take more time then :(
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Post by Amarkk » Tue May 17, 2011 9:29 am

I called up the BHC Delhi today and was told that they have a back log and are trying to get it done before the summer..

I have been told to wait atleast 51 days before i hear anything...and was told that medicals are not done anymore and are only done for people ages 60+

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Post by fbacker » Tue May 17, 2011 11:14 am

Many thanks for the udpate Amarkk & Ammu

Please could others awaiting a response from BHC update this thread?

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Post by fbacker » Tue May 17, 2011 11:15 am

Hi Amar,

When did you apply for the visa?

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Post by mesweety14 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:15 pm

i applied for mysely and my daughter's visa on 12th april at mumbai north
i had applied for tourist visa and my status till now is under process

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Post by aceg135 » Wed May 18, 2011 8:58 am

called up vfs again this morning.....same reply visa is under process we can't say how long it will take.

and as if to scare me they said, some applications are under process since January 2011.

What do the moderators suggest I do? It's been 50 working days now.

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Post by harv » Wed May 18, 2011 9:02 am

aceg135 wrote:called up vfs again this morning.....same reply visa is under process we can't say how long it will take.

and as if to scare me they said, some applications are under process since January 2011.

What do the moderators suggest I do? It's been 50 working days now.
I do not think VFS can answer any of your queries, you should contact BHC directly because VFS is just a 3rd party organisation that deals with submission and delivery of documents and nothing else. They do not have any control over the outcome of the application and have no ties with BHC officers in terms of decision making on applications.
Feb 2012 - Spouse Visa - New Delhi
Mar 2012 - Documents collected - VISA Granted
March 2014 - ILR Granted
Apr 2015 - Applied for Naturalisation
Nov 2015 - Naturalised

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Post by aceg135 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:59 am

Thanks harv.

Just off the phone with BHC, Mumbai. Same answer, we need to carry out some mandatory checks, which makes the process longer.

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Post by harv » Wed May 18, 2011 10:14 am

@ aceg135 - I think these guys are just a bit of a pain when it comes to giving you useful information. I would also suggest sending an email to UKBA, they might be able to give you more detail if they realise 50 working days is a long time. The problem is the people who take your call may be just some clerks who sometimes have way too little information, you never know if a person with more info might just pick your email to reply (fngers crossed).


@ fbacker - You mentioned that your partner submitted IELTS results, can you please let us know what was her score in IELTS exams? I know it is a stupid question because she must have score good since she has an MBA (well educated)!

Thanks
Feb 2012 - Spouse Visa - New Delhi
Mar 2012 - Documents collected - VISA Granted
March 2014 - ILR Granted
Apr 2015 - Applied for Naturalisation
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Post by Kartt_in » Wed May 18, 2011 10:38 am

Hi All,

This thread was really useful. Posting my status too.

I have got ILR in Aug 2010.

Applied ILR Dependant visa for my wife and new born baby at VFS Chennai on Apr 21st 2011.

Here is my wife's ILR dependant status


Applied ILR Dependant for Wife and child: Apr 21 2011

Status changed to "Your visa application has been forwarded to the British High Commission" on 25th Apr 2011

After that no reply yet....

Pls post received dates too it will be really helpful for others.

Kartt

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Post by aceg135 » Wed May 18, 2011 10:43 am

Kartt_in wrote:Hi All,

This thread was really useful. Posting my status too.

I have got ILR in Aug 2010.

Applied ILR Dependant visa for my wife and new born baby at VFS Chennai on Apr 21st 2011.

Here is my wife's ILR dependant status


Applied ILR Dependant for Wife and child: Apr 21 2011

Status changed to "Your visa application has been forwarded to the British High Commission" on 25th Apr 2011

After that no reply yet....

Pls post received dates too it will be really helpful for others.

Kartt
Good luck Kartt. Hope your wait isnt as long as mine. I applied to my 3 month old baby's visa on 9th March in Mumbai North.

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Re: sister husband & daughter

Post by ammu28 » Wed May 18, 2011 1:47 pm

ammu28 wrote:
Date of application : 27th April 2011
Applied at - VFS , Cochin
Application under process : 17th May 2011

Looks its going to take more time then :(
Received passport with visa only for my sister's husband.

3year old daughter visa still pending...

Can this happen? Both applied same time..

They are worried. Anyone had this kind of issue before..
Regards
Ammu

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Post by Ejaz12 » Thu May 19, 2011 6:39 am

Any Update guys?

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