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Post by GSOtodd » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:35 pm

I sent mine (Set 0) in on the 5th of September. Got my letter of receipt on the 9th of September. I'm still waiting. No response yet.
Andy

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Post by ishareef17 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:12 pm

Great nahnah. Thankx for d information.. Keep going and best of luck to u in future hope to see u again in next forum topic I mean in citizenship forum topic... Cheers.

Shuklac78
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Awaiting ILR

Post by Shuklac78 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:24 am

Hi,

Applied for Set(o): 15/09/2011
In 13th week now and waiting....

Rgds,
Chets

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Post by gaku » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:49 am

congratulation nahnah i am very happy for you...
today 14 weeks for me.still waiting.inshallah we r next
good luck every 1 take care

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Re: set m success

Post by Invincible_27 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:22 am

Thanks nahmah for the information,

I have travelled a bit in last two years well a fair bit, but I didn't include any spreadsheet cos there is no where mentioned to do so for SET M form, I know there is a spreadsheet on the form for naturalisation where they would like to know the exact number of days and reason for leaving the country but not for set m. are you sure about this?

i am in 8th week and waiting....
nahnah wrote:i am back my friends....as promised to give you a gist of my story.....

well if you read my previous posts there's a bit of info on my background but for the sake of new readers here goes

applied for set m on the 13th september through a solicitor.....now you might ask why a solicitor....my case wasnt that straightforward....well i had all the documents but at the last minute my spouse had to travel urgently due to family illness so all we were left with was an endorsed copy of the passport....so to set our minds at ease we engaged the services of the lawyer. secondly with the lawyer you get to have someone else you can talk to and tell your worries to....you are not going it alone....yes it does cost money but then at the end i believe it is worth it....also i read somewhere that cases that are not straightforward could be given some credibility wen it is presented by a lawyer.....i believe it is because they think lawyers research and know about human rights and before presenting an application do thier homework....well that;s what i think....

i had no dependants....was not claiming any public funds....i was working but my spouse wasnt and there wasnt too much money in our bank accounts....

i hope i covered everything...well the indefinite visa was stamped from liverpool on the 2nd december and received by lawyer on 12th...sent by recorded delivery......

i must confess this journey was a horrific one...especially the worrying part knowing that i had gone above the average waiting times.....but i had hope...i won't say i wasnt disturbed....but then if you have faith just pray....pray and never give up...... coming to think of it possibly one reason why it delayed 12.5 weeks was that i did not include a spreadsheet of my times...and i had done quite a bit of travels...so i guess it was left to the caseworker to go through all my passports, 2 of them....the old and the new....to work out my absences....so the advise if you are new to this or u cld pass it on is to include a spreadsheet.....

i guess i have spoken much so i will stop here and by all means ask any questions.....

those waiting...gaku....isharif and all the others...it will be well.....best wishes my friends and it is good we have this support network!

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Got passport

Post by scarlet_maple » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:08 pm

Posted Set O application : 17/09/2011
Letter of confirmation received : 20/09/2011
Expedite letter sent: 07/12/11
Passport Received : 15/12/11

Time 12 weeks, 2 days

I-L-R-2011
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Re: Got passport

Post by I-L-R-2011 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:17 am

Congratulations Scarlet_maple..!

Could you please let us know in which catagory u applied for (HSMP or WP)?
and what is the reason u mentioned in your expedite letter to UKBA?

Thanks,
scarlet_maple wrote:Posted Set O application : 17/09/2011
Letter of confirmation received : 20/09/2011
Expedite letter sent: 07/12/11
Passport Received : 15/12/11

Time 12 weeks, 2 days

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Post by gaku » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi guys,
It's me again I was thinking if some 1 give me HO email address(for Set m)I am in my 15 weeks now I did try to ring but not good this time I can try throw email c what happen.so pls send me email thanks
Regards
Good luck

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gaku

Post by Invincible_27 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:18 pm

gaku, if you get the email and where to send expedite letter, format and address, do let me know too mate...i might do the same thing...good luck,
gaku wrote:Hi guys,
It's me again I was thinking if some 1 give me HO email address(for Set m)I am in my 15 weeks now I did try to ring but not good this time I can try throw email c what happen.so pls send me email thanks
Regards
Good luck

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Post by gaku » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:23 pm

hi invincible_27,
i will do mate thanks good luck

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Re: gaku

Post by Susan1228 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Invincible_27 wrote:gaku, if you get the email and where to send expedite letter, format and address, do let me know too mate...i might do the same thing...good luck,
gaku wrote:Hi guys,
It's me again I was thinking if some 1 give me HO email address(for Set m)I am in my 15 weeks now I did try to ring but not good this time I can try throw email c what happen.so pls send me email thanks
Regards
Good luck
Hi, gaku and Invincible_27,
The home office email address is settlementopspolicy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, I am not sure if you can get what you needed, however, you can get their reply in the next day. Good Luck!

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Post by gaku » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:08 pm

Hi susan,
Thanks,hmmmm may be u right I will try on Monday and let u know guys.thanks again tc good luck

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Re: gaku

Post by amysmith » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:17 pm

hi,

i doubted the effectiveness of sending emails to home office tbh. I have sent 3 emails to them since 2dec2011 and 1 letter via post on 6dec2011. no reply at all. i need to go on a business trip in jan and my job is on the line. I seriously think UKBA are totally ridiculous on this!! They asked you to pay £400 extra then they can process it within 10mins otherwise you need to wait for a good few months with tremedous worries. i have to say we still pay £1k for postal app which isn't small amount! However, we are not even allowed to ask about the progress! if they said they haven't got enough staff for this, i was wondering how they could always take our money on the next day of receiving the app without delay!!

my time line is:
App posted: 23Sept2011
Ack Letter: 26Sept2011
Expedite email sent: 02,08,16Dec (Email), 06Dec(Post)
Set (M)

i saw post earlier mentioning their fax number? has anyone still got that? i'll try whatever!
Susan1228 wrote:
Invincible_27 wrote:gaku, if you get the email and where to send expedite letter, format and address, do let me know too mate...i might do the same thing...good luck,
gaku wrote:Hi guys,
It's me again I was thinking if some 1 give me HO email address(for Set m)I am in my 15 weeks now I did try to ring but not good this time I can try throw email c what happen.so pls send me email thanks
Regards
Good luck
Hi, gaku and Invincible_27,
The home office email address is settlementopspolicy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, I am not sure if you can get what you needed, however, you can get their reply in the next day. Good Luck!

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Re: gaku

Post by Susan1228 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:14 pm

amysmith wrote:hi,

i doubted the effectiveness of sending emails to home office tbh. I have sent 3 emails to them since 2dec2011 and 1 letter via post on 6dec2011. no reply at all. i need to go on a business trip in jan and my job is on the line. I seriously think UKBA are totally ridiculous on this!! They asked you to pay £400 extra then they can process it within 10mins otherwise you need to wait for a good few months with tremedous worries. i have to say we still pay £1k for postal app which isn't small amount! However, we are not even allowed to ask about the progress! if they said they haven't got enough staff for this, i was wondering how they could always take our money on the next day of receiving the app without delay!!

my time line is:
App posted: 23Sept2011
Ack Letter: 26Sept2011
Expedite email sent: 02,08,16Dec (Email), 06Dec(Post)
Set (M)

i saw post earlier mentioning their fax number? has anyone still got that? i'll try whatever!
Susan1228 wrote:
Invincible_27 wrote:gaku, if you get the email and where to send expedite letter, format and address, do let me know too mate...i might do the same thing...good luck,
gaku wrote:Hi guys,
It's me again I was thinking if some 1 give me HO email address(for Set m)I am in my 15 weeks now I did try to ring but not good this time I can try throw email c what happen.so pls send me email thanks
Regards
Good luck
Hi, gaku and Invincible_27,
The home office email address is settlementopspolicy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, I am not sure if you can get what you needed, however, you can get their reply in the next day. Good Luck!
Hi, amysmith,

I am so sorry to hear about that you sent 3 emails to them and no answer at all, I send home office the email in the afternoon of last Thursday and get their reply in the Friday afternoon, the guy is very nice, however, I just be told he can gurantee my case will be considered in their work standards (over 95% completed within 6 minths)

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Post by Flossj » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:53 pm

ILR received today after 17 weeks + of waiting.

ILR posted 14 August
Letter dated 18 August receipt of application
ILR received 17 December.

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Post by Flossj » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:36 am

Flossj wrote:ILR received today after 17 weeks + of waiting.

ILR posted 14 August
Letter dated 18 August receipt of application
ILR received 17 December.
Sorry, should have mentioned it was SET(O) and I was under the Judicial Review provisions.

Also should mention that I was quite worried as I left my job to set up a business last August, the business came to an end in March and I had a baby in April, so I've been essentially unemployed since my baby arrived. Glad to see the Home Office aren't going to fight me on it. On the other hand, I'm married to an English person and my baby has English citizenship, so that may have played a part.

Also, I've complained to my local MP about the waiting times. I realise some people think we should all just wait and endure it, but there's absolutely no reason that the Home Office should keep our passports for six months or potentially more. We all have friends and family back home and it's ridiculous that we're unable to leave the country without losing a grand if we need to. I'd urge others to make the same complaint to their MP (after you get your visa back, if you'd rather not rock the boat).

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Post by Susan1228 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:05 pm

Flossj wrote:
Flossj wrote:ILR received today after 17 weeks + of waiting.

ILR posted 14 August
Letter dated 18 August receipt of application
ILR received 17 December.
Sorry, should have mentioned it was SET(O) and I was under the Judicial Review provisions.

Also should mention that I was quite worried as I left my job to set up a business last August, the business came to an end in March and I had a baby in April, so I've been essentially unemployed since my baby arrived. Glad to see the Home Office aren't going to fight me on it. On the other hand, I'm married to an English person and my baby has English citizenship, so that may have played a part.

Also, I've complained to my local MP about the waiting times. I realise some people think we should all just wait and endure it, but there's absolutely no reason that the Home Office should keep our passports for six months or potentially more. We all have friends and family back home and it's ridiculous that we're unable to leave the country without losing a grand if we need to. I'd urge others to make the same complaint to their MP (after you get your visa back, if you'd rather not rock the boat).
Congratulations! Flossj, you must be completely relief now. I am so glad for you! I apply for my ILR as the same type as you, application sent 07/10/2011, still waiting, hopefully I can get mine very soon.

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Post by doubletrouble » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:30 pm

UTD list as of 18/12/11

Successful

Irfsh applied on 1/06/11- approved after 14weeks
Nir applied on 11/06/11- approved after 14 weeks
Elsa applied on 13/06/11- approved after 15 weeks
Sab124 applied on 16/06/11- approved after 11 weeks
HSMPguy applied on 19/6/11- approved after 15 weeks
Thisismahesh applied on 22/06/11- approved after 13 weeks
Daniel1978 applied on 22/6/11- approved after 14 weeks
Jimbot91 applied on 30/06/11- approved after 16 weeks
Set30 june applied on 30/6/11- approved after 18 weeks
Delta10 applied on 01/07/11- approved after 12 weeks
Drsohailbashir applied on 04/07/11- approved after 14 weeks
Jchian applied on 05/07/11- approved after 16 weeks
Gvignesh81 applied on 11/7/11- approved after 16 weeks
goto_venkat applied on 14/11/11- approved after 18 weeks
Poppy913 applied on 15/7/11- approved after 18 weeks
Qaziji applied on 25/7/11- approved after 15 weeks
Ahe appliedon 22/7/11- approved after 10 weeks
Novita77 applied on 27/7/11- approved after 9 weeks
Vinpat1 applied on 27/7/11- approved after 10 weeks
Simau applied on 08/08/11- approved after 10 weeks
Set012Aug applied on 12/08/11- approved after 14 weeks (after expedite letter)
Hindian applied on 16/08/11- approved after 10 weeks
Setm30 applied on 30/08/11- approved after 10 weeks
set(m)sept 3 applied on 03/09/11- aproved after 10 weeks
desibuoy applied on 16/06/11- approved after 16 weeks
saintly applied on 17/08/11- approved after 13 weeks
Fellyblue1 applied on 26/7/11- approved after 16 weeks
raj221003 applied on 27/7/11- approved after 16 weeks
Learningzone applied on 1/05/11- rejected after 26 weeks but approved after applying in person
super101 applied on 25/7/11- approved after 16 weeks
HSMPgafla applied on 02/08/11 approved after 15 weeks
brierleyrose applied on 02/08/11 refused after 15 weeks
ademi applied on 25/07/11 approved after 16 weeks
rahimjohar applied on 12/08/11- approved after 15 weeks
set(o)_22july2011 applied on 22/7/11- approved after 18 weeks
kb2000 applied on 07/10/11- approved after 8 weeks (with expedite letter)
ELKA applied on 19/9/11-approved after 10 weeks
arganesh4 applied 0n 07/07/2011 approved after 21 weeks
seto2109 applied on 19/9/11- approved after 11.5 weeks (with expedite letter)
oshonisanket applied on 29/09/11- approved after 8 weeks
melchard applied on 04/10/11-approved after 9 weeks
nahnah applied on 13/9/11- approved after 12.5 weeks
scarlet_maple applied on 19/09/11- approved after 12 weeks (with expedite letter)
flossj applied on 14/08/11- approved after 17 weeks



Awaiting

uyi.controller applied on 30/7/11- now waiting 20 weeks
ibrahim10 applied on ??/08/11- now waiting 18 weeks
Pipwick appliedon 07/08/11- now waiting 18 weeks
lifeonhold applied on 08/08/11- now waiting 18 weeks
Dalmeida applied on16/08/11- now waiting 17 weeks
kamicool applied on 18/08/11- now waiting 17 weeks
mollymaik applied on 20/08/11- now waiting 17 weeks
Rennie applied on 25/8/11- now waiting 15 weeks
I-L-R-2011 applied on 31/08/11- now waiting 15 weeks
luke79 applied on 04/09/11- now waiting 14.5 weeks
Doubletrouble applied on 06/09/11- now waiting 14 weeks
GSOTodd applied on 05/09/11- now waiting 14 weeks
Gaku applied on 6/9/11- now waiting 14 weeks
totallylegit applied on 7/9/11- now waiting 14 weeks
ishareef17 applied on 09/09/11- now wating 14 weeks
Ratish123 appliedon 12/9/11- now waiting 13 weeks
Shuklac79 applied on 15/9/11- now waiting 13 weeks
Bladerunner applied 16/9/11- now waiting 13 weeks
superman555 applied on ??/??/??- now waiting 12 weeks
Amysmith applied on 23/09/11- now waiting 11 weeks
booper applied on 5/10/11- now waiting 10 weeks
susan1228 applied on 07/10/11- now waiting 10 weeks
Prem applied on 08/10/11- now waiting 9 weeks
Invincible_27 applied on 20/10/11- now waiting 8 weeks
Alie85 applied on 25/10/11- now waiting 7 weeks
jason77 applied on 25/10/11 - now waiting 7 weeks
gvijaygadde applied on 11/11/11- now waiting 5 weeks
manishcaudhary applied on 16/11/11- now waiting 4 weeks
kalpulli applied on 22/11/11- now waiting 3.5 weeks
shortwait applied on 29/11/11- now waiting 2.5 weeks

Successful for w/c 7/11/11- gvinesh 81

Successfulfor w/c 14/11/11- goto_venkat, qaziji, set012aug, sept(m)sept3, desibuoy, saintly, fellyblue1

successful for w/c 21/11/11- raj221003, super101, HSMPgafla, ademi, brerleyrose (refusal)

successful for w/c 28/11/11- set(o)_22july2011, kb2000, rahimjohar, ELKA, arganesh4

successful for w/c 05/12/11- seto2109, oshonisanket , melchard

successful for w/c 12/12/11- nahnah, scarlet_maple,flossj

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Post by victorlcb » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:07 am

SET(O)

Posted 12/09/2011
Confirmation Letter Received 16/09/2011
Still waiting...

Was optimistically hoping I will get my passport back by December so I can go home for my Dad's birthday and Christmas.

Looks like it's going to be a lonely one this year. Just amused that something that can be done in a couple of hours (at an extra cost of course) can take so long!

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Re: ILR (pre - Nov JR) application

Post by dalmeida » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:23 pm

Hello all,

Just received my documents today.

Application details - Straightforward SET(O) application under the pre-Nov HSMP JR ruling

16th August - Application posted by special delivery
17th August - Application received by BIA
19th August - Payment deducted from credit card
9th December - Approval letter date
19th December - Documents returned by special delivery

Thanks to everyone on the forum. These posts have been extremely helpful.


[quote="dalmeida"]Hello all,

This forum has been extremely helpful during all 3 of my visa applications.

I've applied under the pre-Nov HSM Jr ruling and it's a fairly straightforward application.

The documents I've supplied are -
Cover letter
6 months payslips
6 months bank statements
Employment letter from current employer
4 most recent P60s and letter from the HMRC showing income earned and tax paid over 5 years (I'd lost my first P60)
Previous 2 visa approval letters (initial and extension)
Council tax and bank letters dated over 2 years as proof of cohabitation
Birth certificates of the 2 kids
Passports

My ILR application timeline so far is as follows -

16th August - Application Posted by special delivery
17th August - Application received by BIA
19th August - Payment deducted from credit card

Fingers crossed...[/quote]

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