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ILR TIMELINES- SET(O) SET(F) SET(M) (not Set(LR) PLS)

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ILR TIMELINES- SET(O) SET(F) SET(M) (not Set(LR) PLS)

Post by CR001 » Sun May 21, 2017 6:11 pm

This topic is for ILR postal applications for Set(O), Set(F) and Set(M) ONLY and NOT for Set(LR) questions or varying to Set(LR) questions and most definitely NOT for discussing Tax Discrepancies and Amendments.

Previous topic locked due to the usual off topic discussions and posts by some members causing the thread to become low value and rambling.

indefinite-leave-to-remain/ilr-postal-a ... -8880.html

Please DO NOT post just for the sake of posting, i.e. posts with 'any updates anyone' or 'still waiting', etc will be removed.

Use the timeline format for your posts.

Applied for ILR Route :
Date application sent :
Document received by HO :
Ack letter received (if applicable) :
Biometric Letter received :
Date Biometrics Enrolled :
Payment Debited :
Approval/Refusal Received :
BRP Card Received :
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Re: ILR Postal TIMELINES- SET(O) SET(F) SET(M) (not Set(LR)

Post by Kid 43 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello everyone,

Thank you for sharing your visa processing timeline in here, it helped me so much during the nervous and frustrated waiting time.

After 12 weeks, I finally received my approval letter, here is my timeline.

applied for ILR Route : Set(O) postal 5 year tier 2 general (worked for the same employer) & no dependent
Date application sent : posted on 24/02/2017 Friday
Document received by HO : 27/02/2017 Monday
Ack letter received (if applicable) : dated 9/3/2017, received on 11/3/2017
Email acknowledgement: 10/3/2017
Biometric Letter received : dated 9/3/2017, received on 11/3/2017
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 14/3/2017
Payment Debited : 2/3/2017
Approval Received : 20/5/2017
Email reminder from HO: 10/4/2017 & 9/5/2017
BRP Card Received : waiting

I also tried to upgrade my application to premium service from 24/3/2017, I sent the request at 8:01 every Monday to Thursday, but no response apart from the automatic reply and for 3 weeks home office has stopped receiving upgrade, but I still kept sending the request, until 9/5/2017 they replied me saying I am not eligible for the upgrade. (Well, I guess the case worker might be comsidering my visa at that point, so no need for an upgrade, just being optimistic:-p)

Once again, thank you for sharing, and good luck everyone, hope things go well for all of you. I'll keep my fingers xxxxxxxxxxx

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Post by Crazyhorse68 » Wed May 24, 2017 5:34 pm

Hi All
My solicitor phoned me all good news
Applied for ILR Route : 2x3 DLR
Date application sent : 19/12/2016
Document received by HO :20/12/2016
Ack letter received (if applicable) :
Biometric Letter received :16/01/2017
Date Biometrics Enrolled :20/01/2017
Payment Debited :29/12/2016
Approval/Refusal Received :23/05/2017
BRP Card Received 24/05/2017
I Wish you all the best.

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Post by saleemd » Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi,
Applied for Set (O) from Tier 1 General and time lines as follows:

Applied for ILR Route : ILR (SET O)
Date application sent : 05/04/2017
Document received by HO :06/04/2017
Ack email received (if applicable) :12.05.2017
Biometric Letter received :13.05.2017
Date Biometrics Enrolled :18.05.2017
Payment Debited :07.04.2017
Approval/Refusal Received : waiting
BRP Card Received: waiting

Fingers cross lets hope for the best.

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Post by Joli_di » Tue May 30, 2017 6:32 am

Applied for ILR Route : uK Ancestry Set (O)
Date application sent : 15th January 2017
Document received by HO : 16/01/17
I hadn't received anything so sent the Home Office a letter
Ack letter received (if applicable) : 03/0217
Biometric Letter received :03/02/17
Date Biometrics Enrolled :07/02/17
Payment Debited : not sure as it was a banker draft

On the 24th April asked my MP to contact them, I was told the application is not even with a caseworker team. I have heard nothing since and due to a change in the Australian Law i need my passport by the end of June.

Approval/Refusal Received :waiting
BRP Card Received :waiting

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Post by rs8488 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:54 am

Applied for ILR Route : ILR Set(O) Ancestry
Date application sent : 30-Nov-2016
Document received by HO : 12-Dec-2016
Ack letter received (if applicable) : 12-Dec-2016
Biometric Letter received : 22-Feb-2017
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 23-Feb-2017
Payment Debited : 27-Jan-2017
Approval/Refusal Received :waiting
BRP Card Received :waiting

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Post by ShaDP » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:05 pm

Hi All,

Finally the long running wait is over. Exactly after 1 year & 4 months, I received my ILR on Friday 02nd June.
Posted my application on 04th Feb 2016. Interview attended 10th Nov 2016. MP letter sent to HO on 28th Mar 2017 no response for this. emailed complaint to HO 13th April 2017 & received response on 12th May informing that they are waiting response from non UKVI authorities.

Biometric card received on 02nd June.

still awaiting Passport & supporting documents.

Wish everybody waiting Good Luck!

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Post by Casa » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:22 pm

CR001 wrote:This topic is for ILR postal applications for Set(O), Set(F) and Set(M) ONLY and NOT for Set(LR) questions or varying to Set(LR) questions and most definitely NOT for discussing Tax Discrepancies and Amendments.

Previous topic locked due to the usual off topic discussions and posts by some members causing the thread to become low value and rambling.

indefinite-leave-to-remain/ilr-postal-a ... -8880.html

Please DO NOT post just for the sake of posting, i.e. posts with 'any updates anyone' or 'still waiting', etc will be removed.

Use the timeline format for your posts.

Applied for ILR Route :
Date application sent :
Document received by HO :
Ack letter received (if applicable) :
Biometric Letter received :
Date Biometrics Enrolled :
Payment Debited :
Approval/Refusal Received :
BRP Card Received :
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Post by Paddsy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:23 pm

ILR LEAVE TO REMAIN SOLE BUSINESS REP SPONSORED THROUGH MY WORK.
Application

Applied for ILR Route : ILR SB

Document received by HO :24/4/2017

Nothing at all yet, no money taken, no response.
Sent a few letters no response also.

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Post by alishaa » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:18 pm

you all ppl shud know that gov wil b sending u all back soon

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Post by marcnath » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:53 pm

My progress on Tier 1 E ILR application (myself + 1 dependant)

Date Posted: 28/02/2017
Payment taken: 02/03/2017
Biometric letter: 03/03/2017
Email acknowledgement: 06/03/2017
Biometric reminder email: 16/03/2017
Biometrics submitted: 20/03/2017
Email confirming under progress: 03/04/2017, 03/05/2017
Approval with Documents and passport received: 12/05/2017 (approval 10/05/2017)
BRP: 13/05/2017
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Post by revanth667 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:13 am

Finally after waiting for 12 months and 3 weeks I got my ILR approved yesterday.

Applied for ILR Route : SET (O) Tier 1 G. 2+3 years route
Date application sent : 13/05/16
Document received by HO : 14/05/16
Ack letter received (if applicable) : N/A
Biometric Letter received : 28/05/16
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 01/06/16
Payment Debited : 18/06/16
Approval/Received : 05/06/17
BRP Card Received : Awaiting

In between I have received a letter saying that they need additional time due to further checks on 06/10/16 and received self employment questionnaire on 04/03/17.
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Post by Paddsy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:41 am

Paddsy wrote:ILR LEAVE TO REMAIN SOLE BUSINESS REP SPONSORED THROUGH MY WORK.
Application

Applied for ILR Route : ILR SB

Document received by HO :24/4/2017

Nothing at all yet, no money taken, no response.
Sent a few letters no response also.
06/06/2017 - Received letter from HO saying payment was not ticked or specified hence send in new payment form.
Make sure you take a photo copy of original application to reference if any mistakes are claimed, i didnt Grrrrrr, Silly me.

Sent updated payment details to home office 06/06/2017. See how we go now.

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Post by aruns27 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:47 am

Finally received an approval for my ILR application. I have tried to put here the major events during this so it should be helpful for others.

ILR SET(O) application
application sent: 19th oct16
Received biometric letter and done - within 2 weeks
First contact to my local MP made - April19 (exactly after 6months of application)
Local MP sent letter to Homeoffice same week - No response from homeoffice
Second contact to my local MP made - 6th May asking him to follow up with Homeoffice
Interview letter received - 8th may17 asking me to attend on 16th May17
Interview questions asked - 44 (10 questions generic to job and my specialisation) remaining questions asked about my self employment, companies, money transactions into personal account, tax statements, Tax exemption claims, fuel claims, rental tax claims etc. If you are called for an interview, check the claim period bank statements (company & Personal) and be ready to be asked about any money coming in and going out above 2k. doesnt matter if its sending money abroad or moving into your savings account. one of the question was hmrc financial information about me and what i have claimed is different (one year hmrc showed my dividends as £0) for which i replied hmrc info is wrong and i can send my documents from accountant to prove this.
Asked me to send invoices and client contract within 2 weeks. Based on the interview questions, i figured out all the areas where they had a doubt and attached extra documents apart from what they asked.
The above step is crucial. The more doubts they have, the more time to find out. So interview is a good time that you understand their concern and send all documents with references.
For eg: I attached my client contracts with a sticky note giving the name and address of the client who sent me these contracts asking them to get in touch with him if they have any questions related to this.
Sent my tax document with information about my accountant. This way, it takes 5mins and a call for them to check the authenticity of my document.
Email from localMP office on 17th May - That MP has raised this with Homeoffice asking for a response and will let me know if any response received.
Received letter from LocalMP on 26th May with attachment letter from homeoffice - Homeoffice responded to second letter from MP that they have done my interview and the processing times are taking more than 6months and they will try and look into my application.
07/06 - Received letter and documents that ILR approved and biometric will be received in 2 weeks.

So these are the main events on my process. Apart from these a dozen phone calls/email to homeoffice,getting in touch with BBC to raise this issue (applicants not having documents for over a year which is insane). Not sure if the localMP following up helped me or its just gone through normal process but i suggest you try all methods. I heard lot of MP's are not responding positive because of elections but this might be the time they do something counting your votes in.

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Post by Vegeta » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Applied for ILR Route : SET (O) Tier 1 G. 2+3 years route
Date application sent : 09/06/16
Biometrics Given:15/07/2016
Questionnaire sent : March 2017
Questionnaire sent : April 2017


Rejection letter received today.

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Post by CR001 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Timelines ONLY Please!!!!! Stop asking questions in this topic!!!
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Post by sarahkhan175 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:54 pm

Applied for ILR Route : SET (O) Tier 1 G. 3+2 years route
Date application sent : 10/08/16
Document received by HO : 11/08/16
Ack letter received (if applicable) : 31AUG 2016
Biometric Letter received : 31/08/16
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 03/09/16
Payment Debited : 11/08/16
Approval/Received : Awaiting
BRP Card Received : Awaiting

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Post by tier2_applicant » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:47 am

Applied for ILR Route : Set O, Tier 2 General Same employer for all 5 years
Date application sent : By post on 15/03/2017
Document received by HO : 16/03/2017
Ack letter received (if applicable) :
Payment Debited : 21/03/2017
Biometric Letter received : 23/03/17
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 24/03/2017
Approval Received :23/05/2017
BRP Card Received : 31/05/2017

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Post by Vegeta » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:55 am

Applied for ILR Route : SET (O) Tier 1 G. 2+3 years route
Date application sent : 09/06/16
Biometrics Given:15/07/2016
Questionnaire sent : March 2017
Questionnaire sent : April 2017
ILR Rejection received : 07/06/2017
AR Submitted : 20/06/2017

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Post by mql1985 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Applied for ILR Route : SET(O) Tire 2 General (T2G), 5 years
Date application sent : 12/05/2017
Document received by HO : 15/05/2017
Ack letter received (if applicable) : No
Biometric Letter received : 24/05/2017
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 25/05/2017
Payment Debited : 18/05/2017
Approval Received : 23/06/2017
BRP Card Received : 23/06/2017

Very lucky, it took about 6 weeks
Thank you to all the helpful people here!

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