ms1993 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:11 pm
AS4LYF wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:05 pm
ms1993 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:47 am
AS4LYF wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:02 am
yes I have escalated already twice, called 3 times in total and my solicitor has called once. I have decided not to call them up anymore as they onoly tell you "awaiting decision" and charge you a lot especially considering they tend to put you on hold as well which adds up at the end of the call.
at the end of the year today (31/12/2019) - 112 WORKING DAYS TODAY
Are there any complications in your application eg finance / previous history?
Trying to understand if it is a ‘complex’ application that would warrant such a long waiting time!
no complications from my side. I have applied with 2 jobs and my wife (in Pakistan) and neither myself have had any criminal history or immigration problems before.
I have read somewhere on this form that the HO should aim to give a decision within 120 working days but then again Yazy Lat should have received their decision according to that information.
I know it's thinking too far ahead but for me I can only hope I get a response by the end of January 2020 as the 31st Jan 2020 will be 134 working days for me as well as the 6 months.
also I am wondering that since I applied from Mirpur, there was a huge earthquake in Mirpur on the 24th September 2019, surely this should not be the reason for the delay right? as they should have relocated to Islamabad?
I suppose that’s what I’m trying to understand which is the reason for the delay - is it backlog or true complications within the case
Have you tried to raise a complaint?
Re your query about Mirpur - that possibly could be the case? But you are right that they should have relocated to ISB - I remember seeing someone who had received their visa but was told to go to ISB to collect
Wishing you the best for the New Year - May you received good news
Thank You, hope everyone here gets their VISA success in the new year.
there is just one thing bugging me, the HO have called you and your husband before, however in the past 112 working days (5 and a half months) nobody has contacted myself nor my 2 employers, they have also not requested any additional paperwork from myself as they returned all my original documents in September 3 months ago.
just like yourself I am also trying to figure out what could be the problem, I personally don't think it could be to do with the checks since neither of us have any immigration history and my wife has never left her country :/
these are the conclusions I have come to:
- they have not asked for extra paperwork (if they needed extra paperwork, surely they should have asked me in the past 3 months)
- nobody has called myself
- nobody has called my workplace
just a bit confusing. however shortly after I received the "not straightforward" email I did get 2 calls off an "Unknown ID" but the moment I answered my phone the line just got disconnected. surely if they were to call me someone would physically speak to me over the phone and confirm that I am who I am as well as introduce themselves. I mean how can I physically speak to someone if the line gets disconnected the moment I answer the call.