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Spouse/Settlement applications - BHC India

Post by navbulls » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:29 pm

Dear Forum,

I have recently applied for my settlement visa , details:

date of application: 12-05-2009

current status as of 17-06-2009 : VFS tracking shows forwarded to the British High Commission New Delhi.

I Have been speaking to BHC NEW DELHI almost every week and get different answers as to my query " HOW MUCH MORE TIME"....

Firstly, I was told 10-15 working days... then upto a month... then month an a half and now two months... The problem is they don't give out their names so when u call nxt time some other call handler can say whatever...

Well was told last week that due to T20 World cup visa officers are not been able to deal with any settlement case.. and the gentleman on the ph didn't even hesitate to say 'we at BHC NEW DELHI dont worry much about settlement cases as we are in no rush to settle them' and can take our time....

Any other person in same boat, still awaiting decision and how long its taking.

Guys HELP! and PLs keep this post active

Regards

Nav

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Post by batleykhan » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:50 pm

Now that the Indians have lost in the T20 World cup, maybe the staff at the BHC can get their finger out and do some work.
:lol: :lol: :D

On average the settlement visa takes approx 3 months or so in India or Pakistan to issue , despite what they say to you.

So just be a bit more patient :P

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Re: Spouse/Settlement Application "BHC NEW DELHI"

Post by gg234 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:13 pm

I have applied for my wife and daughter in Chennai, india


After 50 working days both got visa

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Re: Spouse/Settlement Application "BHC NEW DELHI"

Post by navbulls » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:43 pm

gg234 wrote:I have applied for my wife and daughter in Chennai, india


After 50 working days both got visa

Hi! gg234, Did it take 50 days in total i.e. medical n all till they collected their visa's.

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Re: Spouse/Settlement Application "BHC NEW DELHI"

Post by gg234 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:47 am

We have applied on 23rd feb 2009 and passports received on 4th June 2009

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Post by 688148256 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:04 pm

if its nearly 3 months or we shall say over 2/3 weeks...then it means u have more chances of getting the visa, it hapned wid my mrs..and thats wat my solicitor told us,.

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Post by 688148256 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:07 pm

if an application is not so good they'd fail it in couple of weeks time

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Post by rambler » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:04 pm

I applied for my wife's visa on the 31st of March 2009. The medical envelope was ready for collection around the 20th of May.

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Post by navbulls » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:29 pm

rambler wrote:I applied for my wife's visa on the 31st of March 2009. The medical envelope was ready for collection around the 20th of May.
Thanks Pls can you let us know where did you apply... was it BHC NEW DELHI... and did you get in touch with BHC.

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Post by rambler » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:40 am

Hi navbulls,
yes i applied at BHC New Delhi. My wife's medical was done on the week staring 25th of may and she obtained her visa on the 4th of June.

There is no use getting in touch with the high commission, they won't respond. And VFS will not have any information either.

since i was on holiday for five weeks i did write an email which i copied to both BHC and VFS. BHC did not bother to reply, VFS said that they have passed on the applciation to BHC.

just hang on, you will hear from them.

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Post by navbulls » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:18 pm

Hi!Rambler,

Thankyou so much for the information... It helped a lot.. Cheers

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Post by navbulls » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:36 pm

Hi! guys anybody applied @ BHC NEW DELHI recently... Please share your time scales...

Its a long wait :( ....

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Post by sum-img » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:23 am

HI NAVBULLS,

I am in the same boat mate, I applied for my wife's settlement visa on 12 of May 2009, still the status on the VFS website is same as it was from begining. Nothing heard from anybody.

I sent an email to VFS, they said "now the application is with British high commission and they will contact you".

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Post by navbulls » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:37 pm

HI Sum-ing,
Thanks for ur post mate.. I know its very hard for all of us. Only GOD can save us from "Sluggish High Commission"..

Keep updating this post and please me know if you hear anything..

Many thanks

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Post by sum-img » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:37 am

Definately mate, I will take any updates posted here.

Actually I applied at VFS Center in Chandigarh, but obviously they sent it to BHC Delhi. Have you got BHC delhi telephone number in case I give them a call.

Cheers

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Post by navbulls » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:01 pm

Hi Sum-img,

BHC delhi telephone number's : (011) - 24192544 / 24100020
"BHC Delhi only take call between 1-4pm"

keep pressing the redial :cry: button until u get through... Best Of luck mate,

If you hear anything positive, Pls update this post

cheers

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Post by navbulls » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:13 pm

Hi! Members

Has anyone applied to 'BHC New Delhi' recently.... please share your timelines & experiences

Cheers

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Post by sum-img » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:32 am

Did you call them again? What they say now? I tried but the line is quite busy, will ask my wife to try from INDIA.

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Post by navbulls » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:14 pm

I spoke to them on monday and was told that all applications around our period are with ECO 'Decesion Pending' and as usual "Wait another week".

:(

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Post by sum-img » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:13 am

Cheers, what is ECO?

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