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10 years long residence applications

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saanju9
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Re: Received my Passport and documents today

Post by saanju9 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:00 am

smshad wrote:Hi everyone,
By the grace of Almighty Allah, I have received my passport and documents back today. UKBA used the same return envelope that I provided. DX courier has not attempted to deliver the Biometric card yet but I contacted them to find out about the expected delivery date and they have not received any thing from UKBA for me today.

Here is my timeline:
Applied on 13th August 2012
Acknowledgment letter received: 15th August, 2012
Biometric enrolled: 15th November, 2012
Passport and documents received: 02nd May, 2013
Biometric card: Waiting
Straight forward case: Student, Fresh Talent, Tier 1 General. I never overstayed, never applied after expiry of visa, no points, no convictions etc.

For those who have applied FLRM for spouse:
I also applied for my wife’s FLRM on February 2013 and Biometric already enrolled in February 2013, but it is strange that UKBA sent Biometric enrolment letter to my wife again today. Looks like that they have lost the earlier one but I think they are working on FLRM linked cases along with the main applicant.

Thanks,
Shad.
Hey man congrats..

It seems they have lost it...If I were you I would just give it for argument sake...I know its £19 quit...but there you go this is UKBA

don't worry by the looks of it ... FLR(M) waiting times are far better now.. and it is likely you will get it in 3 to 4 weeks time

congrats once again

saanju9
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Re: waiting is over

Post by saanju9 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:03 am

RK001002 wrote:Hi All,

Alhamdulillah My wait is finally over after 8 months.

timeline:
applied 1st Sept 2012
Received confirmation 8th Sept 2012
BRP 15/16 Nov 2012
Approval 2nd May 2013
BRP waiting

Next step is FLR(M) for wife...
Does anyone know how long is FLR(M) postal application taking these days?

Thanks again.
Get an appointment

however, the waiting times for FLR(M) are not bad these days... check the skydrives ... the link is on every post of Damanishallo

ebo1
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set(O)

Post by ebo1 » Fri May 03, 2013 9:42 am

I've been a silent reader of the forum especially last couple of months after my set(o) application past 6 months limit and found this forum very valuable. It's been almost 8 months since I applied this particular visa in September last year. I have sent compaint emails to Rob Whiteman (directed to UKBA's general complaint line) and local MP but do not seem to be getting any help from them.

I have called UKBA's 0870 number this morning to see if there is any progress on my application. You never get an answer from them unless your case has been completed/a decision has been made however, this morning lady on the line told me that they are currently dealing with September applications - but didn't give me any timeline as to when they will be completed.

Just to give you all an update.

adkh2_1
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Naturalisation Question

Post by adkh2_1 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:19 pm

Hi All,


i got my ILR last week on 10 years basis after 7.5 months wait.... can i apply for British Passport on 15 months rule... or 28 days prior to completion of my 15 months since my application for ilr was made ?


Thanks All
Patience and Gratitude are best tools to have in life....

essentialSalt
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Re: set(O)

Post by essentialSalt » Fri May 03, 2013 5:17 pm

ebo1 wrote: I have called UKBA's 0870 number this morning to see if there is any progress on my application. You never get an answer from them unless your case has been completed/a decision has been made however, this morning lady on the line told me that they are currently dealing with September applications - but didn't give me any timeline as to when they will be completed.

Just to give you all an update.
I understand your frustration, but the customer service team can't tell you when you receive it and they seem to rely on the IT system to check the update on your application. They are the first point of contact and their job is to sort queries and pass those on to an appropriate team. In my case, when I called to ask for an update on my application, I was told that my application was still with them and I had to wait. My mailman in my building informed me that they received all the documents back on the same day I called.

The only effective way to remind the home office of your case is a letter from a MP, but still MPs cannot make the home office work any faster or do queue-jump. But letters from your MP can remind the home office that your case is still pending and needs their attention. It seems to be an effective reminder.

Remember David Blanket's nanny got a queue jump and he was really attacked by the press about that. It would question the integrity of the whole system and this could lead to the general public further mistrusting the public service.

Just remember that all applications are processed in the order of receipt wherever possible.

If a complex case is received, the case could be passed from junior case workers to senior ones (and repeating this process) and could take longer. But for the 10 year residence applications, the rules cannot be clearer and very black and white. So most cases do not have to follow that path. Applications based on human rights or compassionate grounds on the other hand could take longer for that reason.
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AMH
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ILR granted

Post by AMH » Fri May 03, 2013 5:17 pm

Alhumdulillah, I'm delighted to say that ILR is approved.
Total timeline: 7.5mths
Application date:11Sep2012
Ack date: 13Sep2012
Bio: 15Sep
ILR approve date: 27APR2013 (So it means they are working even on Saturday)
ILR received: 03May2013
Bio card: waiting

Can someone kindly please update my timeline. This forum really helps me to be patient. I would also like to thank all of you for supporting eachother.
Hope everybody will receive the Good news shortly!!
7A8M6H

mmakhan
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ILR granted

Post by mmakhan » Fri May 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Alhumdulillah, I have received my ilr today afternoon
applied on 6/09/2013
simple case, no gaps,no offence,no solicitor.
missed the BRP today as DX left a note to rearrange the delivery without even ringing my door bell.GREAT. nice tactics to earn money now have paid £6 for delivery on tuesday.
A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE.
have applied for my wife on 21/03/2013
submitted biometrics twice as the first one was not successfull .she has been here with me since 2008 psw and 3 year as a teir 1 dependent partner can i apply for her settlement using set m soon after receiving her flr m?

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Post by raf007 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:31 pm

Congratulation AMH and mmakhan.. you r freedom.....


I am reading this web side last 8 months as a regular basis, its really helpful. I applied tier-4 29th june as a student because I was shortage 2 months and 6 days to complete 10 years after that 7th of September I send another application for ILR 10 years long residence without passport. I got my passport back 8th January 2013 as a successful then I resent to Liverpool with my ILR reference. Still waiting..

Application date: 7th September 2012
ACK dare: 11th September 2012
Addition document send: 3rd October 2012 (ESOL original certificate)
BRP date: 9th November 2012
BRP done: 12th November 2012
PASSPORT send : 9th January 2013
ILR approval : WAITING

Please can you someone update this in SKY drive?

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Post by A.Jadoon » Fri May 03, 2013 6:50 pm

Congratulation AMH and mmakhan for getting your ILR. Good to hear that they are processing september applications as I'm one of sept applicant. Hopefully (inshallah) we'll be getting our ILR soon.

mrgsingh
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Post by mrgsingh » Fri May 03, 2013 9:55 pm

Good news has arrived. Yes...I have received my ILR today..........I applied SET (O)10 years long residence for myself and FLR (M) for my wife & children at the same time. I sent both applications at the same SET (O) address requesting them to make decision on my application first and then go to others as other applications are based on mine.

My timeline is
Application sent : 24/08/12 (Fri)
Application received by HO :28/08/12 (Tue)
Due to Bank Hol payment taken out : 30/08/2012 (Paid by Debit card)
Acknowledgement letter : received on 3/09/12 (dated 30/08/2012)
Biometric letter : received on 23/10/12 (dated 20/10/12)
biometric done : 24/10/12
passport/bio card received : 03/05/2013 (both on the same day)

Now I'm waiting for my wife's & children's passports. They have sent me all my original documents back however not sure when will I receive other family members' passport as they don't have any other documents.
Has anybody been through same situation??

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Post by Damanisshallo » Fri May 03, 2013 10:34 pm

mrgsingh wrote:I sent both applications at the same SET (O) address requesting them to make decision on my application first and then go to others as other applications are based on mine.

Now I'm waiting for my wife's & children's passports. They have sent me all my original documents back however not sure when will I receive other family members' passport as they don't have any other documents.
Has anybody been through same situation??
Have you had your dependents bio-metrics submitted?
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Post by z18runway » Fri May 03, 2013 11:00 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:
mrgsingh wrote:I sent both applications at the same SET (O) address requesting them to make decision on my application first and then go to others as other applications are based on mine.

Now I'm waiting for my wife's & children's passports. They have sent me all my original documents back however not sure when will I receive other family members' passport as they don't have any other documents.
Has anybody been through same situation??
Have you had your dependents bio-metrics submitted?
damanishallo, i think mrsingh has got his and his dependents bio-card

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Post by TheCreativeDragonHead » Sat May 04, 2013 12:34 am

Hi All

I would like to take this opportunities to thank everyone on this forum, it has been a great help and really appreciate all of your time. My solicitor has received the approved documents.

List of documents sent:
- uni certificate
- all the part time work payslip
- cover letter
- travel record dated back 10 years, both my country and uk record.
- not sure if my solicitor wrote any complaint for me to speed up.

Good luck to all those who are still waiting. All the best for all our future.

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Post by temmyangel » Sat May 04, 2013 12:48 am

Congrats. Ur timelinepls

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Post by mkhan991 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:13 am

Hi Everybody
I have got good news...Got my approval letter this morning....it says BRP card will follow shortly.

This has been a fantastic forum....gave me strength everyday to survive through this long wait of 7.5 months.Thank you everybody who contributed to this forum
I never made any complaints to the UKBA nor tried to contact them...just been waiting with my fingers crossed.
Congratultion to everyone who have already received ILR and my prayers for those who are still waiting...trust me guys..the wait is worth it.

BTW can somebody plz update the skydrive and I will confirm again upon receiving the biometric card

Thanks

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Post by mrgsingh » Sat May 04, 2013 12:04 pm

Damanisshallo wrote:
mrgsingh wrote:I sent both applications at the same SET (O) address requesting them to make decision on my application first and then go to others as other applications are based on mine.

Now I'm waiting for my wife's & children's passports. They have sent me all my original documents back however not sure when will I receive other family members' passport as they don't have any other documents.
Has anybody been through same situation??
Have you had your dependents bio-metrics submitted?
Yes..The bio-metrics have been submitted in Nov....

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Post by Damanisshallo » Sat May 04, 2013 12:15 pm

Congratulations to everyone who's got their approvals lately. for sure the pace of processing has increased.

Month - Approvals
  • Jan - 14
    Feb - 14
    Mar - 34
    Apr - 52
    May - 9 (As of now)
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Kallmay
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Out of time application

Post by Kallmay » Sat May 04, 2013 4:10 pm

Hello I'm an August applicant. I am worried because I have a single gap of 15 days (out of time application). But according to page 23 5th stanza of Long Residence and Private Life " For applications made on or after 9 July 2012 an applicant applying for an extension of stay or ILR on the basis of long residence must not be on breach of the Immigration Rules, however for the purpose of the applications period of overstaying of 28 days or less on the date of the application will be disregarded." do you think I am considered in this rule? Any opinion please! And I hope if I fall on this rule my future caseworker know this rule. Thank you.

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Re: Out of time application

Post by jaberdene » Sat May 04, 2013 5:43 pm

Kallmay wrote:Hello I'm an August applicant. I am worried because I have a single gap of 15 days (out of time application). But according to page 23 5th stanza of Long Residence and Private Life " For applications made on or after 9 July 2012 an applicant applying for an extension of stay or ILR on the basis of long residence must not be on breach of the Immigration Rules, however for the purpose of the applications period of overstaying of 28 days or less on the date of the application will be disregarded." do you think I am considered in this rule? Any opinion please! And I hope if I fall on this rule my future caseworker know this rule. Thank you.
see page 18 and 19 (example 1 and 2) of the rule. you are fine.

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Post by mat88 » Sat May 04, 2013 11:53 pm

Hi people, and the gurus.

In 2010, I applied for a PSW on 1st OCT 2010 (exactly 1 month before my leave expired on 31st OCT 2010). On 19th NOV 2010 my solicitor received a letter from the Home Office confirming that my application has been returned as invalid, as it was submitted on an out-of-date form, HO refunded the fees and everything. On 25th NOV 2010 my solicitor re-submitted the application with a cover letter to the HO explaining that it was their mistakes and that it took 6 weeks from the date the application was submitted for the HO to return the application as being invalid. Had this been dealt with faster, it would have been returned at a time when I was still able to submit an in-time application. So basically I became a 25 days overstayer. Eventually, after the second attempt, I got my PSW within few weeks.

QUESTION: Does this mean I have a gap in my 10 years lawful residence???

All answers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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