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deemi
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Post by deemi » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:46 pm

Salaam guys

just a quick question. Anyone know what kind of turnaround there is at the moment for visa apps?? I had a look at the stats and for Lahore vac settlement applications in February and 70% were being done in 2 days and within 15 days 85% of applcations were completed. Anyone experience this???

apparantley the timing starts from when u submit at the vac and is working days. Seems really quick to me and not in line with most on this board.
Done waiting!!!!

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Post by someperson49 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:55 pm

Hello

On the vaf4a form,
"8.7.14 How much of your sponsor’s total monthly income >>>
is given to their family members and other dependants?"

If your living with parents can you just put zero or must you be showing a contribution to the household.

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Post by t_kaay » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:46 am

deemi wrote:Salaam guys

just a quick question. Anyone know what kind of turnaround there is at the moment for visa apps?? I had a look at the stats and for Lahore vac settlement applications in February and 70% were being done in 2 days and within 15 days 85% of applcations were completed. Anyone experience this???

apparantley the timing starts from when u submit at the vac and is working days. Seems really quick to me and not in line with most on this board.
recently submitted a fiancee settlement application in mirpur and it took exactly 1 month to get it back (with visa stamp :lol: ) it was actually done very quick but the delay is in the passport/docs going to and from croydon (london).

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Post by RHussain07 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:06 am

someperson49 wrote:Hello

On the vaf4a form,
"8.7.14 How much of your sponsor’s total monthly income >>>
is given to their family members and other dependants?"

If your living with parents can you just put zero or must you be showing a contribution to the household.
I had the same question not so long ago - u need to put a figure that leaves enough for you and your spouse.

100 per week as per law x 4 weeks = 400 x 2 persons = 800

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Post by RHussain07 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:08 am

A question for those who recently submitted their visa application...

did you submit online version of the form or did you go get one from Gerrys, fill that in and use that?

I asked this Q on the forum a few weeks ago and members were unsure as apparently Gerrys accept online forms but sometimes dont.

i will look to apply at islamabad branch

deemi
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Post by deemi » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:21 am

I used the one downloaded from the web and this was accepted for my wife in Lahore.

If I remember correctly it seems that the islamabad vac are the ones that have a problem with using the downloaded form. Not sure if that's tru tho.
Done waiting!!!!

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Post by Zak_K » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:28 pm

RHussain07 wrote:A question for those who recently submitted their visa application...

did you submit online version of the form or did you go get one from Gerrys, fill that in and use that?

I asked this Q on the forum a few weeks ago and members were unsure as apparently Gerrys accept online forms but sometimes dont.

i will look to apply at islamabad branch
My solicitor downloaded a copy and filled it out. At the very last question 'Did you use an agent to fill in this form' he ticked yes, and stamped it.

I asked him the very same question and he said he does this day in and day out. Having said that, I did apply at the Mirpur VAC.

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Withdrawal of Appeal.

Post by MohammedKhan2009 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi, my solicitor received a letter today saying that the ECM, has withdrawn his decision of appeal and will grant the visa.

How long do they take to call, to say bring your passport?
How long do they take to stamp the passport?
Do you need to take a valid TB certificate with you?
Is there anything else they might ask?

Thanks

Mohammed Khan

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Post by 17F4N » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:19 pm

t_a786 wrote:Hi,

Has any 1 got thier passports back after getting visa stamps recently? My hubby's pp been 5 weeks now and no response. My MP sent a letter lets see.

If anyone do get thier passports back please let us know.

Many thanks
Yes my wife got her passport back after 10 days.... and she is arriving tomorrow evening..

there was no involvement from MP or Solicitors.. it was just me chasing them...

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Post by someperson49 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:45 pm

8.2.13 Place of issue >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

regarding the passport can anyone tell me if GBR is enough, cant find aany other detail on my passport.

Thanks.

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Post by t_kaay » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:31 pm

someperson49 wrote:8.2.13 Place of issue >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

regarding the passport can anyone tell me if GBR is enough, cant find aany other detail on my passport.

Thanks.
i put liverpool as thats where i sent my application and that was fine

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Post by t_a786 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:09 pm

17F4N wrote:
t_a786 wrote:Hi,

Has any 1 got thier passports back after getting visa stamps recently? My hubby's pp been 5 weeks now and no response. My MP sent a letter lets see.

If anyone do get thier passports back please let us know.

Many thanks
Yes my wife got her passport back after 10 days.... and she is arriving tomorrow evening..

there was no involvement from MP or Solicitors.. it was just me chasing them...
Hi,

Thank you for your response. If you don't mind me asking how and who did you ring? It has been 5 weeks for my husband no response. I phoned gerry's office they say nothing there. Ring 5 days time three times they said that.

Please do let me know who to contact?

Many thanks.

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Post by amr2010 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Asalaam Alakium,

By the Grace of Allah my wife has been granted her visa. Inshallah I will be going to get her next month.

Applied 24/02/2010 @ Lahore
Decision made 11/03/2010
Status Changed 25/03/2010
Collected 29/03/2010

I'm not sure if this is normal practice or something new but submitted her original passport with the application. Her documents and passport with visa stamp was handed back to her.

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Post by billo » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:14 am

RHussain07 wrote:
someperson49 wrote:Hello

On the vaf4a form,
"8.7.14 How much of your sponsor’s total monthly income >>>
is given to their family members and other dependants?"

If your living with parents can you just put zero or must you be showing a contribution to the household.
I had the same question not so long ago - u need to put a figure that leaves enough for you and your spouse.

100 per week as per law x 4 weeks = 400 x 2 persons = 800
It's actually £101 per week for both of you. If you're culculating monthly then uts around £475 for both of you. So every week you need to have at leat £101 remaining, which is the income support that a couple would receive.

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Post by someperson49 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:06 am

[quote="RHussain07"][quote="someperson49"]Hello

On the vaf4a form,
"8.7.14 How much of your sponsor’s total monthly income >>>
is given to their family members and other dependants?"

If your living with parents can you just put zero or must you be showing a contribution to the household.[/quote]

I had the same question not so long ago - u need to put a figure that leaves enough for you and your spouse.

100 per week as per law x 4 weeks = 400 x 2 persons = 800[/quote]

OK, but do you have to put a figure there if your living with parents.

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Post by Zak_K » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:10 am

amr2010 wrote:Asalaam Alakium,

By the Grace of Allah my wife has been granted her visa. Inshallah I will be going to get her next month.

Applied 24/02/2010 @ Lahore
Decision made 11/03/2010
Status Changed 25/03/2010
Collected 29/03/2010

I'm not sure if this is normal practice or something new but submitted her original passport with the application. Her documents and passport with visa stamp was handed back to her.
w/s and congratulations brother. Prior to me lodging my wifes application I would generally ask for the documents you submitted, as I've already lodged my application, but this info may still be useful to other members.

Zak.

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Post by Zak_K » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:59 am

Just a quick question for everyone who has successfully been issued with a spouse visa.

I'm slightly concerned that my status has not changed in a month. How often do they update the status? Is it just the once when the decision has been made, or are there several stages to this?

My application was lodged on 03/03/2010, and since has said 'Application forwarded to Islamabad OC'.

Waiting is quite tedious, and this was expected. But I can't help but to think there may be several stages in the tracking stage.

Any feedback is appreciated,

Zak.

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Post by navalaviator » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:35 am

Zak_K wrote:Just a quick question for everyone who has successfully been issued with a spouse visa.

I'm slightly concerned that my status has not changed in a month. How often do they update the status? Is it just the once when the decision has been made, or are there several stages to this?

My application was lodged on 03/03/2010, and since has said 'Application forwarded to Islamabad OC'.

Waiting is quite tedious, and this was expected. But I can't help but to think there may be several stages in the tracking stage.

Any feedback is appreciated,

Zak.

Well there are such NO stages betwen the final status of passport collection and when the application is submitted.
When application is submitted the online status shows forwarded to islamabad oc and it finally changes when the passport is ready for collection after the application has been processed and ready for collection.
online application status is updated from islamabad oc to passport or documents ready for collection only once.
Which is it of the favors of your lord that ye deny.

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Post by Zak_K » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:38 am

navalaviator wrote:
Zak_K wrote:Just a quick question for everyone who has successfully been issued with a spouse visa.

I'm slightly concerned that my status has not changed in a month. How often do they update the status? Is it just the once when the decision has been made, or are there several stages to this?

My application was lodged on 03/03/2010, and since has said 'Application forwarded to Islamabad OC'.

Waiting is quite tedious, and this was expected. But I can't help but to think there may be several stages in the tracking stage.

Any feedback is appreciated,

Zak.

Well there are such NO stages betwen the final status of passport collection and when the application is submitted.
When application is submitted the online status shows forwarded to islamabad oc and it finally changes when the passport is ready for collection after the application has been processed and ready for collection.
online application status is updated from islamabad oc to passport or documents ready for collection only once.
Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Zak.

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Post by khalid83 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:33 am

Hi everyone,

I just joined this site and maybe the topic is already discussed but i need some info.

I am from Holland whic is an EEA country and i also have a PR in the UK. I have been residing in the UK for 7 years. My wife submitted an EEA family permit application in Islamabad, Pakistan about a week ago and with her application she included the following supporting statements.

1) Three wage slips and a letter of my employer confirming my employment status
2) Tenancy agreement
3) Three months bank statements
4) My buy to let mortgage statement and also the tenancy agreement for this property
5) Bank statements showing my savings
6) house inspection report
7) a copy of PR and passport


I hope you guys can help me.

thank you,

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