ESC

Click the "allow" button if you want to receive important news and updates from immigrationboards.com


Immigrationboards.com: Immigration, work visa and work permit discussion board

Welcome to immigrationboards.com!

Login Register Do not show

ILR postal applications (excluding 10/14 yr.)

Only for queries regarding Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Please use the EEA-route section for queries about the EEA-route settled status under Appendix EU (EU settlement scheme)

Moderators: Casa, JAJ, ca.funke, Amber, Zimba, vinny, Obie, EUsmileWEallsmile, batleykhan, geriatrix, John, ChetanOjha, archigabe, push

haha
Newbie
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm
Location: LONDON

Post by haha » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:53 am

I think ILR application under 10 yrs long residence takes longer to process. I sent mine (also based on 10 yrs long residence) on 25Jul09 and am still waiting

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:56 am

haha wrote:I think ILR application under 10 yrs long residence takes longer to process. I sent mine (also based on 10 yrs long residence) on 25Jul09 and am still waiting
Thanx haha for your response. I was getting a little concerned. I must say now that you mentioned, all those that have recived the ILR have been none 10yrs Residency. It means you should be able to call and make enquires by the end of the month. If you do call can you give us feedback on their response to your queries.

On that Note Congratulations to Every success story, Good Luck and Gods Favour to those of us still patiently waiting :-)

Beginging of Week 10 of my wait

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:08 pm

!hmmmm
Last edited by oluwa112 on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

haha
Newbie
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm
Location: LONDON

Post by haha » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:05 pm

oluwa112, you only need to wait for a month or so - that is a good news. Two weeks ago, I sent an email to UKBApublicenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk. In return I received an auto-reply only.

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:55 pm

@ Haha. Thank you but I am being optimistic with Caution... :-)

About u e-mailing the genral query address, you will indeed only get their auto response. If you have your
Acknowledgement letter. You will have a signatoury. Their first name and last name.

You could try your luck @ just writing that person. As you can notice in my e-mail to my case worker on the letter
I didn't actually ask about the progress off my application but I kinda drew a grim
Picture of my situation, I was extra polite and didn't push for a response or anything like that. I just expressed my concern and how I was feeling
And left it to her to respond if she wanted to.

Now to get the e-mail of your case worker, it will be

Firstname.Lastname@ukba.gsi.gov.uk .

You can try, the reason I wrote was that if I called Home office won't ell me anything cos 14 wks has not passed
Also e-mail is most likely to be read then post, cos its not addressed to anyone and it may even be trashe and goodness know what else.
So I opted to e-mail and see what happened. Like I said I wld have jist been satified by knowing that it was read. But I really and truely
Appricate the reply from the case worker.... :-).

Hopefully not long to go for you, considering you applied some 2.5wks before me!
Last edited by oluwa112 on Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

rajgoreja
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Location: r_goreja

Post by rajgoreja » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:08 am

rajgoreja wrote:Applied ILR SET(O) HSMP JR on August 20th 2009
Application received August 21st 2009
Payment deducted August 21st 2009
Acknowledgement received August 24 2009

Still waiting......


Anyone who applied after this date under HSMP JR and recieved the ILR?

Great news...
Finally got my passports and document back today by special delivery.

ILR Stamped : 21st Oct 09
Received : 23rd Oct 09

Also received additional letter explaining since my ILR was due from 15th Jan 09. I will have to submit this letter with my application for Citizenship.

I am sure everyone will get their ILR sooner or later..

Good luck to all of you

webonline
Newly Registered
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:00 pm

Post by webonline » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:44 am

webonline wrote:Timelines

Type: ILR SET(O) - HSMP JR (Apr06 - Nov06) 1 dependant
Filed: 05/09/2009
Delivered: 07/09/2009
Fee debited: 08/09/2009
Reference No.: 10/09/2009

Waiting game starts now... :D
............still waiting :(

javadp
Newly Registered
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:30 pm
Location: West Midlands

Special Delivery

Post by javadp » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:53 am

rajgoreja wrote:
rajgoreja wrote:Applied ILR SET(O) HSMP JR on August 20th 2009
Application received August 21st 2009
Payment deducted August 21st 2009
Acknowledgement received August 24 2009

Still waiting......


Anyone who applied after this date under HSMP JR and recieved the ILR?

Great news...
Finally got my passports and document back today by special delivery.

ILR Stamped : 21st Oct 09
Received : 23rd Oct 09

Also received additional letter explaining since my ILR was due from 15th Jan 09. I will have to submit this letter with my application for Citizenship.

I am sure everyone will get their ILR sooner or later..

Good luck to all of you

Hi, Did you request Special Delivery when you applied? Just wondering if they sent Special Delivery becouse of the strikes.

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:00 am

Congratulations @ rajgoreja

Does this measn that You can apply for Citizenship Come Jan 2010 once you present that Letter to them???

If citizenship is on your agenda and and you can Apply by Jan 2010, I will definitely encourage that you apply by then before the Prices Go up come April 2010. :-)

rajgoreja
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Location: r_goreja

Re: Special Delivery

Post by rajgoreja » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:12 am

javadp wrote:
rajgoreja wrote:
rajgoreja wrote:Applied ILR SET(O) HSMP JR on August 20th 2009
Application received August 21st 2009
Payment deducted August 21st 2009
Acknowledgement received August 24 2009

Still waiting......


Anyone who applied after this date under HSMP JR and recieved the ILR?

Great news...
Finally got my passports and document back today by special delivery.

ILR Stamped : 21st Oct 09
Received : 23rd Oct 09

Also received additional letter explaining since my ILR was due from 15th Jan 09. I will have to submit this letter with my application for Citizenship.

I am sure everyone will get their ILR sooner or later..

Good luck to all of you

Hi, Did you request Special Delivery when you applied? Just wondering if they sent Special Delivery becouse of the strikes.

No, I sent special delivery pre-paid envolope with my application and I was tracking it on the royal mail website everyday. Special delivery posts are are being delivered.

rajgoreja
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Location: r_goreja

Post by rajgoreja » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:13 am

oluwa112 wrote:Congratulations @ rajgoreja

Does this measn that You can apply for Citizenship Come Jan 2010 once you present that Letter to them???

If citizenship is on your agenda and and you can Apply by Jan 2010, I will definitely encourage that you apply by then before the Prices Go up come April 2010. :-)

Yes I can apply for Citizenship after 15th Jan 2010 by presenting this letter.

Thanks for informing about the fee increment..will try to apply Citizenship before April10.

mag4kg
Newly Registered
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:19 am

Post by mag4kg » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:37 pm

Application : 5 years as WP and Tier 1
Application sent: 1 Oct 2009
Application Received: 2 Oct 2009
Payment deducted: 7 Oct 2009
Acknowledgement letter: 7 Oct 2009
Acknowledgement letter received : 9 Oct 2009

Waiting.......

haha
Newbie
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm
Location: LONDON

Post by haha » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:01 pm

oluwa112, Thanks for your advice.
I checked my Acknowledgement letter today. The signatoury is "UK Border Agency". There isn't a name on the letter I am afraid.
Yesterday and today are the postal strikes in London. I won't be receiving anything until Monday.

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:25 pm

You are welcome @ rajgoreja and yeah definitely apply before April 2010 if you can... :-)

@ Haha, sorry about the fact that you only have UKBA. I just assumed everyone that got their acknowledgement letter had personal names on. But my case was a bit different since I had a PEO and the person that made the decision on the day had to sign the letter.

mccauleysa
Newly Registered
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:04 am
Location: United Kingdom

Post by mccauleysa » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:13 am

I received the letter dated 21st September that they had received my application for ILR SET O - JR. I am praying that the average 8 week wait that seems to be posted here is the case. I am meant to be going home for xmas on the 16th December and am panicking. No luck from phoning them as they are useless over the phone, I presume they have a script to follow and do not deviate from this!! Has any one received their ILR yet that applied in September?

oluwa112
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:43 am

Post by oluwa112 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:10 pm

@ mccauleysa

so far from the comments in the Time Line Topic, it appears those that Applied SET 0 HSMP JR - ILR in August are getting their application back in this Month of October. So by that, it is Possible that you might get your passport or decision back by November or Early December since you applied Quite Late in September.

So Fingers Crossed you make it home for Xmas with your ILR endorsed in you Passport. I applied Set O - 10 yrs Residence 10th August 2009 and I am still waiting, hoping I make it home for Christmas as well! But I thing 10yrs route is dealt with separately from the other SET O applications cos people that applied after me on other SET O applications have got their Passports Back.

Good Luck and all the best!
Last edited by oluwa112 on Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:49 am, edited 1 time in total.

khaweriba
Newbie
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:43 pm

HSMP ILR JR Processing time

Post by khaweriba » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:59 am

Hi Everyone.

I was woundering why HO is talking 8 weeks to deal HSMP ILR JR applications. I have heard that there are 2 teams dedicated to HSMP ILR JR.

Havinig said that, I was analysing how many cases do these 2 teams deal in a day. For example if I consider that they deal 3 cases per team per day, it means they deal 6 cases per day and approx 30 cases per week.

If the above analysis is correct it means that must have dealt, by now from 20 May 2009, approx 690 cases (23 weeks * 30 case per week = 690 cases).

And I am sure that there any many people who directly go to PREMIUM SERVICES.

My question: Does any one know how many HSMP holders were effected by this decision and how long will this blockage will last?

Suggestion to UKBA. If they are getting this huge number of ILR applications from HSMP JR, why dont they increase the case worker, afterall they will get the difference of payment, for example approx GPB 200 * 120 cases per 4 weeks = GBP24000.

Suggestions and comments are welcomed.

Best regards,

MKI

mag4kg
Newly Registered
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:19 am

Re: HSMP ILR JR Processing time

Post by mag4kg » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:43 am

@ khaweriba''

My assumption is that the backlog is partly due to the summer holidays. Two friends applied for their ILR under HSMP JR at the end of June and beginning of July and both got their passports back within 3-4 weeks.

Hope this helps. Kind Regards

jahmadj2
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:00 pm

ILR - JR Delays

Post by jahmadj2 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:04 pm

One of my friends applied in July via post and received ILR (set (O) JR in 6 days.

Another applied in first week of August and received ILR in 16 working days.........

People applying for hsmp extensions are getting extended in max 2 weeks (I know thats a different team).......

A simple update to ILR waiting times stating current average weeks on UKBA website can save us a lot but who cares...... & calls to 0870 numbers is a bonus...isnt?

haha
Newbie
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:28 pm
Location: LONDON

Post by haha » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:58 pm

Khaweriba,

First of all, I don't think those two teams work in a parallel way. Maybe Team 1 is in charge of Phase 1 and Team 2 is for Phase 2 - or something like that ...

>> for example approx GPB 200 * 120 cases per 4 weeks = GBP24000.
What is the GBP 200 for?

khaweriba
Newbie
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:43 pm

Post by khaweriba » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:31 pm

GBP200 is the difference of payment. i.e. 5th Year extension fee minus ILR fee.

When UKBA says two TEAMs. The word TEAM means a group of ppl who work together for a complete task. A couple of week processing time is okay but when it goes over months. it means that there is high demand and for high demand UKBA should do usefull steps to cover the demand because they are charging huge amount of money against the services they offer.

One more thing, what make UKBA to ask for ORIGINAL PASSPORTS with ILR applications? If they dont ask for PASSPORT with the application, they may still do their job. For example, when they complete proceissing on an application, say in 2 months or 3 months or in 2 weeks, they may then ask for the passport and stamp the visa or in other case, rejection, the just return the documents back to the person.

This way, the person may still be able to travel, while his/her application is underconsideration, unlike what is happening these days.


MKI

khaweriba
Newbie
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:43 pm

Post by khaweriba » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:27 pm

Hi Everyone

The UKBA website has two WAITING TIME. One says 95% of postal application within 6 months. as on the following link.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ukres ... tingtimes/

Seond says that on 26 Oct 2009 we will consider application received on or before 07 Oct 2009. i.e a gap of 3 weeks, as on the following link.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/worki ... tingtimes/

So which one is applicable to our applications that go via HSMP ILR JR.

Thanks

MKI

Derya
Newly Registered
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:08 pm

Still Waiting

Post by Derya » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:30 pm

Applied for SET (M)
Sent next day recorded on 20th Aug
Ack Letter dated 21st Aug
Payment taken 22nd Aug

Still waiting....9 weeks on.... :roll:

*****ILR Received exactly on the 12th week of ack letted,*****
ILR dated 13th Nov
received 14th Nov

Good Luck everyone!!! :D
Last edited by Derya on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

chicuk
Newly Registered
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:29 pm

Post by chicuk » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:39 am

Dear all:
Finally, after 4 months minus 1 week that my ILR finally gained. Here are my case and how my application went through.(postal application sent last week of June 2009)

*ILR base on 10 years long residence rule
Due to I lost my first two passports which covered nearly 4 years of my life here in uk. My lawyer said that I need to use postal application. Therefore, we posted application around 10 days before I completed 10 years stay in uk.(I came to uk for studies for 7 years and then 3 years on work permit. In between,all Visas were extended or changed before expiry date). We posted DOCs as listed below.

*life in the Uktest pass paper
*3 months bank statement.
*all my college certificates.
*letters from home office when gained my work permit.
*list of absences from UK(only cover the period which we can see from the passports that I have and only cover approx 7 years life in uk)

and then we waited for 14 weeks without any updates from home office(apart from knowledge letter from home office two days after we posted the application). Finally, in the end of SEP, my lawyer received a letter from home office , they requested me to provides some Docs( listed as below)

*School letters with detail absences and attendances of every courses I took during the period which covered the lost passports.
*GP visits details cover the period.
*Detail absences from uk covered the period.
*any other useful Docs which may help the case.

Then we posted more Docs to home office as listed below

*letter from University
*I got certificate of leave and enter from immigration bureau (My home country) to show the date I landed in uk.
*some bills from landline, council tax, contract for my flat, landline ,mobile...etc.

Finally, after 8 days my lawyer posted the extra supporting DOCs. My ILR is gained. I am very happy and over the moon. Hope my story will help others.

Note: rules are rules ,so read the guide line carefully then you can clearly know you can get ILR or not. Also, if you can apply through same day service I will highly suggest you to do so to avoid a lot of stress,worries and sleep less nights which I went through.

Good luck to you all.

mag4kg
Newly Registered
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:19 am

Post by mag4kg » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:03 am

@ "khaweriba"

The one that says 95% of postal application within 6 months is the one applicable to HSMP ILR JR

The other refers to those making initial applications or extensions for the Tier 1 visa (previously HSMP) and is not related to ILR.

Hope this helps

Locked
cron