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ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

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ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:31 pm

Hi, could someone with similar experience pls advise me?

I entered the UK on 15/09/2009 with a student visa. I completed my MSc and then PhD and now has a Tier 2 visa sponsored by my employer. My current visa expires on 28/08/2019 which means I can apply for my ILR (10 year route) from 19/08/2019 due to the 28 days grace period.

From the UKVCAS website, I saw that one can book a Super Priority Service up to 5 weeks in advance. Hence, I submitted my ILR application on 19/07/2019 and booked my Super Priority Services with the UKVCAS for 22/08/2019, thinking that my biometrics enrolment day counts as my application day.

Now, after downloading a copy of my application form, I realised that my application date is actually the day I paid for my application (i.e. 19/07/2019). This implies that I have submitted my application too early. The good news is that I still have a valid Tier 2 visa until 28/08/2019.

I have sent a written request to withdraw my ILR application to UKVI. They have now sent me a letter confirming that they have received my request.

Now my questions are...

1. How do I know when the application is withdrawn?

2. When do I expect the refund of my application fee (more than £3200) and how do I receive it?

3. What if I don't get the refund before I am due to make my valid application on the 19/08/2019?

Please kindly give me give me some advice on how to proceed. Thank you.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by CR001 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:32 pm

Please desist from spamming the forum with multiple duplicate topics. You only need to post ONCE!!!
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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi CR001,

I'm sorry for posting my request more than once. Could you please kindly advise me on the issue? Your advice would be really appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:46 am

Update for the benefit of other members of this great forum:

I have now received my ILR application fee refund after 7 working days of placing my request in writing.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by Toluba » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:09 pm

Hello, can you please tell us the address you write to for the withdrawal and how you go about it. Am in the same situation as you.
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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:51 pm

I sent the withdrawal to the following address:

UKVI
P. O. Box 3468
Sheffield
S3 8WA

Don't forget to mark the top corner of the envelop with "ILR application withdrawal and fee refund request".

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by Toluba » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am

Okay thanks very much I will do that straight and send it to the address.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by aman90 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:27 am

Excellent! Did they retain a £25 admin fee.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:36 pm

No. I got my refund 100%

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by Toluba » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:46 pm

Hello Dear, please did Home office respond to you in writing before they refund your money or they didn't not respond they just send the money in your account? Because I have not heard from Home office since writing to them. Because I need them to tell me they have refund the money to be able to claim it back from my solicitor because she use her account to make the payment. Please let me know thanks.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm

Yes, they first sent me an acknowledgement letter confirming that they received my request. I sent the request on 22/Jul/2019 and got an acknowledgement on 25/Jul/2019. Got the refund on 31/Jul/2019.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by Lakhwinder » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:00 am

muna2012 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:51 pm
I sent the withdrawal to the following address:

UKVI
P. O. Box 3468
Sheffield
S3 8WA

Don't forget to mark the top corner of the envelop with "ILR application withdrawal and fee refund request".
Please could you let me know how to send withdrawal to HO. I have submitted my ILR application with standard service instead of Super priority service because of confusion.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by Lakhwinder » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:15 am

muna2012 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:36 pm
No. I got my refund 100%
Please could you tell me how to do the withdrawals and get refund.

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Re: ILR Application Withdrawal and Application Fee Refund

Post by muna2012 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 pm

Read and follow the information and address provided above

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