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Case escalated via UKVI phone line: 6 Aug 2019delux_king wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:09 amDate application (online) : 27 July 2019- Super Priority
Document received by HO/Uploaded through UKCVAS : 27 July 2019
Acknowledgement letter/email received : 27 July 2019
Biometric Letter/email received : 27 July 2019
Date of UKCVAS Appointment : 29 July 2019
Payment Debited : 27 July 2019
Complex Letter received (if applicable) : pending
Approval/Refusal Received : pending
BRP Card Received : pending
Received decision letter 08.08.19 & BRP 09.08.19missyk wrote: ↑Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:19 pmDate application : 29.07.19 00:06 online sent
Document uploaded through UKCVAS : 29.07.19 midnight
Acknowledgement letter/email received (if applicable) : None
Biometric Letter/email received (if applicable) : None
Date of UKCVAS Appointment (if applicable) : 29.07.19 09:30 London Premium Lounge (£260 this is the most appropriate option for me as no. of appointments are scarce. Arrived slightly early and finished by 10:00)
Payment Debited : 29.07.19 afternoon
Complex Letter received (if applicable) : None
Escalation : 1st time 31.07.19 call & email UKVI and MP (said caseworker has 5 working days to revert. MP chased and got a response that they are unable to process my application under super priority service. UKVI would get in touch shortly with more information for a partial refund as they were unable to deliver the service that I paid for.
2nd time 05.08.19 call UKVI to escalate (worker initially took my details but for some reason she asked me to only call again in 2 days Wednesday if I haven't received a decision)
3rd time 06.08.19 call UKVI 10 ish to escalate (second thought and did not understand the above non-sense as today is well over 7 days. Case escalated successfully) same day PM - call received from HO and confirmed a decision is made!!! She was not the caseworker but very polite and helpful. She gave me a royal mail ref number. Right to work status 'There is no limit on how long you can stay in the UK' I'm over the moon!!!!
Approval/Refusal Received : formal letter expecting (royal mail 2nd class)
BRP Card Received : expecting further instructions
Altogether it took 8 days to receive my decision. Whilst I know some people have waited longer, this is undoubtedly the most agonising and depressing week of my life. I was unable to eat and sleep properly I'm just so glad this is over!!!! Very grateful for the support and experience shared in this forum. Sorry for the lengthy post and good luck to those that are waiting!!!
THE Finale timeline
Choc-Ice wrote: ↑Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:01 pmTHE Finale timeline
Date application (online) : 06/08/2019 (Super priority)
VARIATION of (pending) FLR FP to SET LR Cover letter included with full history and dates.
Documents Uploaded through UKCVAS : 06/08/2019
Acknowledgement letter/email received (if applicable) : 06/08/ 2019
Biometric Letter/email received (if applicable) : N/A
Date of UKCVAS Appointment (if applicable) : 08/08/2019
Payment Debited : 06/08/2019
Email received (if applicable) : Caseworker emailed 23hrs after bio requesting I upload all pages of current and previous passports (I didnt upload blank pages ). Emailed back within an hour with all the 50 blank pages and also upload onto sopra.
Approval/Refusal Received : Leave granted 09/08/2019 (total time it took from biometrics 30hrs)
BRP Card Received : 15/08/19
PS. I have to say, this is one of the most helpful pages on the internet. Thanks to all the MOD!