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Post by 2036789 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:57 pm

yeah that was my first app which was refused because i did everything in a rush i, this is my 2nd app.
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Post by S4INT » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:44 am

Hi

The below should help everyone -----

ear Sir / Madam

Thank you for your e-mail in which you enquired about status of visa application.

Please be advised that all non-settlement applications are being assessed in British Embassy Abu-Dhabi and settlement applications are being handled at UK HUB London.

Under the current procedure, Passports are kept by BHC Islamabad for as long as the application is sent to one of the above mentioned UK Visa Operation Centres. After the visa application has been concluded from Abu Dhabi or UK HUB, it still has to be in a queue for further process at BHC Islamabad before it is returned to the applicant through Gerry's office.

Due to heavy flow of visa applications we have some back log that is why applicants are requested to check their case status on visa application centre's website at www.ukvacpk.com.

You may also contact them on 0900 10411 from a landline or 8865 from a mobile. These calls are charged at a premium rate of 10 Rps per minutes. If you are calling from the United Kingdom, the number to call for telephone enquiries is 00 92 51 209 8999.

Their staff will advise you when to visit their centre to collect / submit your documents/passport.

If you want to provide feedback or complain about the service provided either at the VAC or at the Visa Section, or about the behaviour of a member of our staff please write to the following,

Feedback

Deputy Director of Visa Services

British High Commission

Diplomatic Enclave

Ramna 5 Islamabad

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Hope this answer all the questions and we just need to be patient

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Post by TOPGUN » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:34 pm

SAint,

The information you have posted here is about the fresh application. Whats the procedure for appeal cases, because there is no information available for successful appeal cases. In appeal cases home office or UK HUB LOnDon and the judge, on the basis of our appeal and the bundle of documents we submit for proof, clear us and gives the decision in our favor. Then why they send our passports again to UK HUB for further verification??? As in my case, judge gave his determination on 13th May 2009, its been almost 4 months now and they have not able to verify my documents or able to issue me a visa.

According the information you provided that is for fresh applications.

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Post by S4INT » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:57 pm

Sorry TOPGUN

The information i provided was for a settlement case a fresh application - unfortunately i have no idea with regards to successful appeals.

There are a number of people waiting for their passports, but what i do know is the VISA are stamped on to the passport at the High commission the same will be the case with appeals

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Post by UKGuyLondon » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:04 pm

In my personal opinion it is useless writing to BHC directly. I tried it via snail mail and got a reply after 2 weeks in writing that all settlement applications are handled by UK Hub in London. I suppose the best way to contact them and get an update is via the ukhub email address and wait patiently for a reply.

Contacting Gerry's is a waste of time and money. You will only get more frustrated than you already are by their seemingly unending levels of incompetence! They can't tell you what they don't know......

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Post by 2036789 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:49 pm

s4aint thanks for trying to give us some info, but they still havent give any information on how much longer we are liekly to wait now, which what everyone wants to know
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Post by 2036789 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:52 pm

they give you general info what most ppl already know on this forum, and nothing specific about your status
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Post by S4INT » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:29 am

HI 2036789

With regards to yours and my application the paperwork in in Islamabad and now with BHC who will process and then pass the information on to Gerry

may be today we will hear today or next week.

It got the information from Gerry - all paperwork has arrived in Islamabad for my case so the same with you as you applied the same time as me 040609

patience we are nearly there

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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:01 am

s4aint if this is true then its great news but i c\anbt trust wht gerrys say because they something different everytime you call them it seems they make anything up so they can put the reciever down quickly, but inshallah this is correct info nd we get good news within a few weeks
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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:03 am

did you get this infoi for them tyoday from them because m going to get my wife to call them too see if its the samewith us
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Post by S4INT » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:27 am

On Wednesday

They said it 4-5 days so if we are lucky it will be today or next week.

I'll wait till after 3pm UK Time as they wud have updated the site by then - they always update on a friday so fingers crossed inshallah it can be today

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Post by rizzy2193 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:04 am

S4INT - Did you actually call the BHC on the above numbers to get this 4-5 days timeline from them or was it Gerrys?

Might get my wife to give them a call as well as our application was submitted around same time and same VAC as yours & 2036789's.

Let me know as it would be such a relief S4INT!

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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:09 am

my wife just called they told her the same thing just keep waiting
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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:10 am

she called gerrys, did you get this 4-5days info from gerrys
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Post by S4INT » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:34 am

Hi Guys

I was told by Gerry call center that paperwork is in Islamabad and will take 4-5 days inshallah - the last thing i want to do is give hope as I'm in the same boat as you

I called on Wednesday and they guy i spoke to seem to know exactly what we was talking about.

Inshallah we are very close so just need to wait a little while longer inshallah it could be even today

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Post by sahdi » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:07 am

hi guys


I called gerrys about 2 weeks ago, and I was told the same thing, that my husbands paperwork is in islamabad, and that i should hear soon...lol....still waiting, i then called again to be told that no advisor has access to this info, and i was misinformed!!!

i really hope you were told the truth, but i wouldnt get my hopes too high. I reckon they just look at the submission date and work out the weeks since submitted and just tell you that your apps bk from the UK.

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Post by bazzy_1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi,

My wife called a few weeks ago and was also told her application was at BHC, however she was told that it can take about 16 weeks at the moment. The problem we have is her TB test expires in October. Is anyone in a positin were their TB test has expired or is due to expire soon.

And has anyone been contacted to collect thier passport to renew the TB test.

If so do they give you a new reference no. when u submit the renewed TB test.
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Post by 2036789 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:24 pm

how long is the tb test valid for
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Post by rizzy2193 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:34 pm

6 months i think?

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Post by bazzy_1 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:35 pm

2036789 wrote:how long is the tb test valid for
It is Valid for 6 months, My wife had her test done in April just after we got married, to later realise we needed an appointment to submit her papers.

We got an appointment for May only for VAC messing us about in regards to the documents we had and not accepting the bankers draft as the price changed the day she was to submit her papaers. So in the end we had to pull out and get another date for end of June when she finally submitted the papers.

She submitted her papers (in Karachi) and we have been waiting ever since....

Now we are getting close to October and the TB will expire

Anyone in a similar situation??
Last edited by bazzy_1 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Regards,

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