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Re: got a call from the HO

Post by adkh2_1 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:46 am

Hi,

Congrarts on getting your ILR!!!!!!

did you expedite your case or something, since you got phone call from UKBA ?


nanmoom wrote:
Jjay2 wrote:Ive been a silent visitor to this forum but found some great tips here.

Application type: ILR Set O 10 year residence route
Applied: 25/09/12
Biometric: 27/11/12

Got a call from UKBA yesterday that my application was approved. Should hopefully receive passport and BRP in the course of next week
Hi Jjay2 , congrats u actually got a call from the HO...... wow.
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Post by saanju9 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:47 am

z18runway wrote:
saanju9 wrote:Friday brought happiness to most people

AND IT BLOODY BROUGHT FOR ME TOOOOOOO

Docs arrived with approval letter

Please someone update my details on SKydrive

still waiting for BRP though and had to post it for my wife's Flr(m) as soon as it comes

Thanks everyone for keeping me awake (sarcasm) all these 8 months.

I think I lost the gel / adrenaline /or whatever to celebrate..just can't be bothered...still found a bottle of whiskey thou :wink: :wink: :wink:.... ... But Mrs is excited and shez up for a celebration tonight...

enjoy the wait folks...I will still visit this thread and FLR(m) thread until my wife's app is approved

regards
i heard from another member that you don't need to send brp again, as dependent application is linked to main applicant, and they will get their visa decided once their main applicant gets the decision.
here is the link

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... 525#823525

thanks mate...that's a huge relief...

believe me.. we learn something new everyday with this UKBA

anyways a spl thanks to you for taking a bit of time and posting a reply

regards

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Re: Skip FLR(M) & 10 years long residence

Post by nanmoom » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:03 am

[quote="Damanisshallo( Thanks )

No, they'd still be considered under old rules. Why do you think so?
( I rang the HO today spoke to a RAY and they told me that he would have to wait for 5 years to get his ILR. Conflicting information but i was of the view that the old rule applies). They try to discourage people i guess . First thing at 9.00am

When can my husband apply for his ILR please? Any idea.

He can be added as a dependent on your SET(O) if you decide to proceed with your WP in Dec 2013. However, if you wish to make your SET(LR) application then he will have to wait until you get your decision and then apply for his ILR.

( This means he can apply for ILR straight away after i get my ILR....? What form do i use. I would like to get it ready now...lol just to be organised)

After almost 14 years in the UK i cant wait for all this to be over. Its a longstory . I was a victim of a lawyer not being active on my case entering as a visitor and switching as a student granted after 3 years on 30.4.2003. I am in receipt of my HO file and checks are done each time an application is made, so i am shocked at the waiting time...

Any way i guess i will have to put my application for 10 years through now... i have spoken to my HR personel and dont want any stress come december 13 when my passport is at the HO and my contract coming to an end. My contract will change once i am in receipt of my ILR.

I guess the wise thing is to have ILR and fight for my husbands later.

Congrats to all who have received ILR today and the last week.
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Re: ILR LONG RESIDENCE

Post by essentialSalt » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:30 am

BRITISH1020 wrote:Hi everyone
I am a silent follower of this great forum, would like to add my details and anyone please add me to sky drive

Application Date : 05-07-2012
Acknowledgement : 17-07-2012
Biometrics Submitted: 28-09-2012
ILR APPROVAL : Still Waiting
BRP Received : Still Waiting

Thanks
What is wrong with your application? It will be nearly 10 months. Complicated application that needs to be looked at by more than one case worker?

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lets all watch this tonight 8pm channel 4

Post by nanmoom » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Watch out ! the programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 8:00pm on Monday of 15th April 2013. It's all about UKBA and how are they dealing with applications?
! Link to video

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/disp ... undercover.



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Re: ILR LONG RESIDENCE

Post by BRITISH1020 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:14 pm

essentialSalt wrote:
BRITISH1020 wrote:Hi everyone
I am a silent follower of this great forum, would like to add my details and anyone please add me to sky drive

Application Date : 05-07-2012
Acknowledgement : 17-07-2012
Biometrics Submitted: 28-09-2012
ILR APPROVAL : Still Waiting
BRP Received : Still Waiting

Thanks
What is wrong with your application? It will be nearly 10 months. Complicated application that needs to be looked at by more than one case worker?
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I have no gaps & all extensions on time & no convictions .... just one point as i have crossed the limit of 540 days as cos of just one trip as stayed away for 5 months for my wife's medical emergency abroad as happened there ....so submitted everything all medical reports .... hope they agree that one trip was unavoidable and ignore that, then m well under the limit....so fingers crossed....will update as soon as i get....

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Post by DB12 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi All

it is big RRRREEEELLLLLIIIIEEEEFFFFF just received approval of my application. my timeleine is as below.

date of application - 8th aug
acknowledgement - 14th Aug
biometric letter - 8th november
Biometrics given - 9th November
Passport & Docs received - 15.04.13 (dated 12.04.13)
Bio Card - Awaiting.

unfortunately i had to post my wife's FLR-M application last week. now i will need to send my passport & bio-metric card back to HO can someone let me know what is procedure.........

i will also need to apply for my sons MN1 form.

Question - as i will need to submit my sons MN1 form and they are asking for marriage certificate. can any one please let me know what should i do as my marriage ceritifcate sent along with my wifes FLR-m application?

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Post by Damanisshallo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:03 pm

DB12 wrote:Hi All

it is big RRRREEEELLLLLIIIIEEEEFFFFF just received approval of my application. my timeleine is as below.

date of application - 8th aug
acknowledgement - 14th Aug
biometric letter - 8th november
Biometrics given - 9th November
Passport & Docs received - 15.04.13 (dated 12.04.13)
Bio Card - Awaiting.

unfortunately i had to post my wife's FLR-M application last week. now i will need to send my passport & bio-metric card back to HO can someone let me know what is procedure.........

When you get your wife's bio-metric invitation ring them and ask them to provide the address to post your BRP/Passport if at all they need it.

i will also need to apply for my sons MN1 form.

Question - as i will need to submit my sons MN1 form and they are asking for marriage certificate. can any one please let me know what should i do as my marriage ceritifcate sent along with my wifes FLR-m application?

You can make a ROD request. Make sure you clearly mention on the ROD Form, that you are only requesting your documents and Not withdrawing your partner's application.
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Re: ILR LONG RESIDENCE

Post by nanmoom » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:05 pm

[quote="BRITISH1020"][quote="essentialSalt"][quote="BRITISH1020"]Hi everyone
I am a silent follower of this great forum, would like to add my details and anyone please add me to sky drive

Application Date : 05-07-2012
Acknowledgement : 17-07-2012
Biometrics Submitted: 28-09-2012
ILR APPROVAL : Still Waiting
BRP Received : Still Waiting

Thanks[/quote]

What is wrong with your application? It will be nearly 10 months. Complicated application that needs to be looked at by more than one case worker?[/quote]
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I have no gaps & all extensions on time & no convictions .... just one point as i have crossed the limit of 540 days as cos of just one trip as stayed away for 5 months for my wife's medical emergency abroad as happened there ....so submitted everything all medical reports .... hope they agree that one trip was unavoidable and ignore that, then m well under the limit....so fingers crossed....will update as soon as i get....[/quote]


It is my undersanding that you can apply for naturalisation after 15 months when you documents are at the HO for a significant period of time. It might be to your benefit. Hung on... it will be in your favour. 10 months has compensated for the 5 months period if i was sitting on the case..... It will happen soon. I empathise.

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Re: ILR LONG RESIDENCE

Post by BRITISH1020 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:09 pm

nanmoom wrote:
BRITISH1020 wrote:
essentialSalt wrote:
BRITISH1020 wrote:Hi everyone
I am a silent follower of this great forum, would like to add my details and anyone please add me to sky drive

Application Date : 05-07-2012
Acknowledgement : 17-07-2012
Biometrics Submitted: 28-09-2012
ILR APPROVAL : Still Waiting
BRP Received : Still Waiting

Thanks
What is wrong with your application? It will be nearly 10 months. Complicated application that needs to be looked at by more than one case worker?
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I have no gaps & all extensions on time & no convictions .... just one point as i have crossed the limit of 540 days as cos of just one trip as stayed away for 5 months for my wife's medical emergency abroad as happened there ....so submitted everything all medical reports .... hope they agree that one trip was unavoidable and ignore that, then m well under the limit....so fingers crossed....will update as soon as i get....

It is my undersanding that you can apply for naturalisation after 15 months when you documents are at the HO for a significant period of time. It might be to your benefit. Hung on... it will be in your favour. 10 months has compensated for the 5 months period if i was sitting on the case..... It will happen soon. I empathise.
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Hope so.... Thanks lots for ur encouraging MSG....god bless us all....

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Post by Damanisshallo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:09 pm

Graceofgod wrote:could someone please write about the changes made by HO in regards to the FLR(M) application for spouse of settled person on the basis of 10 years long residence. I can't see anything on HO website. I really appreciate your efforts.
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Re: lets all watch this tonight 8pm channel 4

Post by z18runway » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:50 pm

nanmoom wrote:Watch out ! the programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 8:00pm on Monday of 15th April 2013. It's all about UKBA and how are they dealing with applications?
! Link to video

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/disp ... undercover.



Regards
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Post by z18runway » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:52 pm

saanju9 wrote:
z18runway wrote:
saanju9 wrote:Friday brought happiness to most people

AND IT BLOODY BROUGHT FOR ME TOOOOOOO

Docs arrived with approval letter

Please someone update my details on SKydrive

still waiting for BRP though and had to post it for my wife's Flr(m) as soon as it comes

Thanks everyone for keeping me awake (sarcasm) all these 8 months.

I think I lost the gel / adrenaline /or whatever to celebrate..just can't be bothered...still found a bottle of whiskey thou :wink: :wink: :wink:.... ... But Mrs is excited and shez up for a celebration tonight...

enjoy the wait folks...I will still visit this thread and FLR(m) thread until my wife's app is approved

regards
i heard from another member that you don't need to send brp again, as dependent application is linked to main applicant, and they will get their visa decided once their main applicant gets the decision.
here is the link

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... 525#823525

thanks mate...that's a huge relief...

believe me.. we learn something new everyday with this UKBA

anyways a spl thanks to you for taking a bit of time and posting a reply

regards
You are welcome, but still write to them about your ILR with your REF.

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Post by z18runway » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:53 pm

DB12 wrote:Hi All

it is big RRRREEEELLLLLIIIIEEEEFFFFF just received approval of my application. my timeleine is as below.

date of application - 8th aug
acknowledgement - 14th Aug
biometric letter - 8th november
Biometrics given - 9th November
Passport & Docs received - 15.04.13 (dated 12.04.13)
Bio Card - Awaiting.

unfortunately i had to post my wife's FLR-M application last week. now i will need to send my passport & bio-metric card back to HO can someone let me know what is procedure.........

i will also need to apply for my sons MN1 form.

Question - as i will need to submit my sons MN1 form and they are asking for marriage certificate. can any one please let me know what should i do as my marriage ceritifcate sent along with my wifes FLR-m application?
i heard from another member that you don't need to send brp again, as dependent application is linked to main applicant, and they will get their visa decided once their main applicant gets the decision.
here is the link

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewto ... 525#823525

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Re: lets all watch this tonight 8pm channel 4

Post by nanmoom » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:04 pm

[quote="z18runway"][quote="nanmoom"]Watch out ! the programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 8:00pm on Monday of 15th April 2013. It's all about UKBA and how are they dealing with applications?



The programme is said to be showing tonight.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/disp ... icles/home.

20:00 Immigration Undercover:.. ...Channel 4 Dispatches: Morland Sanders investigates whether Britain's immigration system is fit for purpose, with reports that tens of thousands of files sit uncleared in the system.

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Re: lets all watch this tonight 8pm channel 4

Post by z18runway » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:12 pm

nanmoom wrote:
z18runway wrote:
nanmoom wrote:Watch out ! the programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 8:00pm on Monday of 15th April 2013. It's all about UKBA and how are they dealing with applications?



The programme is said to be showing tonight.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/disp ... icles/home.

20:00 Immigration Undercover:.. ...Channel 4 Dispatches: Morland Sanders investigates whether Britain's immigration system is fit for purpose, with reports that tens of thousands of files sit uncleared in the system.
thanks

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Post by dupuytren » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:42 pm

Hi all
Like milagro, I have written a letter of complaint to Bob Whiteman, Teresa May and the Immigration Minister in response to my application being left in the storage facility for the past 7 months.

The only reply I got was from the assistant PA who is clearly just fielding out all the emails, and got this unhelpful reply:

Thank you for your email to Rob Whiteman; I am replying on his behalf. I have looked through your details on our case information database and can see that you have already made a request to our caseworkers for your application to be expedited; this request is being considered and you will hear from our caseworking team directly.

My comments:
1. My request is being 'considered'?? How much longer is that going to take? There is no specific time line
2. They didnt answer anything else I complained about in the email such as why was my application left in storage this whole time

This useless assistant PA CC-ed this back to everyone else ie Teresa May et al. Should I reply back or just wait and hope my stuff comes back by the end of the week???

dupuytren wrote:Hi all

I wrote my 5th letter of complaint to UKBA and posted it to the Liverpool address on Fri 5 Apr using signed for delivery (I got 2 different addresses for Liverpool as posted by let_koko recently - thank you). Before this I have sent it to the London complaints address, emailed them 3x, faxed them 3x (Liverpool number) and contacted my MP 2x.

Today I received a phone call at 4.30pm from UKBA saying that they have received my letter dated 5 Apr, saying that my application is in a storage facility in Liverpool and still not assigned to a caseworker,but she was very apologetic and assured me that she will contact the casworker manager tomorrow to ensure it is assigned to someone asap. She says this will take a futher 6 months (!!!!!!).

Moral of the story:
1. My MP is useless
2. Send a letter to them using their Liverpool address once you have surpassed 6 months - seems to work for me! (I applied 7 mths ago)

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Post by rgurung » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:17 pm

Hi all,
can someone on the know elaborate on the 2/5 years qualification period for an ILR dependent, where:
1. The dependent of the current ILR resident came to the UK in Dec 2009 as the dependent ofa Tier 4 Student.
2. She got her visa extended as a PSW dependent for another 2 years.
3. She now has her visa extended on FLR (M) application, with her sponsor granted ILR.

Can she apply for ILR now or in 2 years or in 5 years time? Accurate answer is very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Post by Spidery_thread » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:18 pm

dupuytren wrote:Hi all
Like milagro, I have written a letter of complaint to Bob Whiteman, Teresa May and the Immigration Minister in response to my application being left in the storage facility for the past 7 months.

The only reply I got was from the assistant PA who is clearly just fielding out all the emails, and got this unhelpful reply:

Thank you for your email to Rob Whiteman; I am replying on his behalf. I have looked through your details on our case information database and can see that you have already made a request to our caseworkers for your application to be expedited; this request is being considered and you will hear from our caseworking team directly.

My comments:
1. My request is being 'considered'?? How much longer is that going to take? There is no specific time line
2. They didnt answer anything else I complained about in the email such as why was my application left in storage this whole time

This useless assistant PA CC-ed this back to everyone else ie Teresa May et al. Should I reply back or just wait and hope my stuff comes back by the end of the week???

dupuytren wrote:Hi all

I wrote my 5th letter of complaint to UKBA and posted it to the Liverpool address on Fri 5 Apr using signed for delivery (I got 2 different addresses for Liverpool as posted by let_koko recently - thank you). Before this I have sent it to the London complaints address, emailed them 3x, faxed them 3x (Liverpool number) and contacted my MP 2x.

Today I received a phone call at 4.30pm from UKBA saying that they have received my letter dated 5 Apr, saying that my application is in a storage facility in Liverpool and still not assigned to a caseworker,but she was very apologetic and assured me that she will contact the casworker manager tomorrow to ensure it is assigned to someone asap. She says this will take a futher 6 months (!!!!!!).

Moral of the story:
1. My MP is useless
2. Send a letter to them using their Liverpool address once you have surpassed 6 months - seems to work for me! (I applied 7 mths ago)
Dear Dupuytren,

I understand your frustration but UKBA has a set internal guidance to expedite any application pending at their office for a considerable amount of time, as things are not much improving on their side to atleast follow their own published time of 6 months to process an application.

As you have received a reply from RW's PA, 'being considered' means whether your application falls in a category to expedite or not.

Applications are only expedited if they fall in the check list of UKBA's set internal guidance. The more you write to them, the more you annoy the case worker. If somehow your application doesn't fall in expedite category it may fall behind in the qeue (unfortunately).

When its time for your application to be dealt with, you'll have the decision in no time, but until that time you have to have patience, sit tight and keep hope.

Best of luck.
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Post by essentialSalt » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:25 pm

Spidery_thread wrote:
dupuytren wrote:Hi all
Like milagro, I have written a letter of complaint to Bob Whiteman, Teresa May and the Immigration Minister in response to my application being left in the storage facility for the past 7 months.

The only reply I got was from the assistant PA who is clearly just fielding out all the emails, and got this unhelpful reply:

Thank you for your email to Rob Whiteman; I am replying on his behalf. I have looked through your details on our case information database and can see that you have already made a request to our caseworkers for your application to be expedited; this request is being considered and you will hear from our caseworking team directly.

My comments:
1. My request is being 'considered'?? How much longer is that going to take? There is no specific time line
2. They didnt answer anything else I complained about in the email such as why was my application left in storage this whole time

This useless assistant PA CC-ed this back to everyone else ie Teresa May et al. Should I reply back or just wait and hope my stuff comes back by the end of the week???

dupuytren wrote:Hi all

I wrote my 5th letter of complaint to UKBA and posted it to the Liverpool address on Fri 5 Apr using signed for delivery (I got 2 different addresses for Liverpool as posted by let_koko recently - thank you). Before this I have sent it to the London complaints address, emailed them 3x, faxed them 3x (Liverpool number) and contacted my MP 2x.

Today I received a phone call at 4.30pm from UKBA saying that they have received my letter dated 5 Apr, saying that my application is in a storage facility in Liverpool and still not assigned to a caseworker,but she was very apologetic and assured me that she will contact the casworker manager tomorrow to ensure it is assigned to someone asap. She says this will take a futher 6 months (!!!!!!).

Moral of the story:
1. My MP is useless
2. Send a letter to them using their Liverpool address once you have surpassed 6 months - seems to work for me! (I applied 7 mths ago)
Dear Dupuytren,

I understand your frustration but UKBA has a set internal guidance to expedite any application pending at their office for a considerable amount of time, as things are not much improving on their side to atleast follow their own published time of 6 months to process an application.

As you have received a reply from RW's PA, 'being considered' means whether your application falls in a category to expedite or not.

Applications are only expedited if they fall in the check list of UKBA's set internal guidance. The more you write to them, the more you annoy the case worker. If somehow your application doesn't fall in expedite category it may fall behind in the qeue (unfortunately).

When its time for your application to be dealt with, you'll have the decision in no time, but until that time you have to have patience, sit tight and keep hope.

Best of luck.
I'd add to this a few things.

The UKBA or the home office, whatever they want to call themselves, is an organisation to implement policies. They don't make policies. Politicians make policies and work with lawyers to draw up immigration guidelines.

The home office just follows those guidelines. Their work is purely about processing and improving efficiency (as the most difficult part of the job - policy setting - is done by much smarter people). The delay is solely attributable to the home office and writing to the politicians won't help.

It seems to me that civil servants themselves often have a misguided idea about what they do and what their job is about. They don't have to be willing to give something back to society. That's the job of politicians. Hopefully, we can get a rough idea about how they actually work in the tonight's dispatches.

Their performance (measured by the speed at which all applications are dealt with) at the moment is bad and has been this way for some time.
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