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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Ahmad2019 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:18 pm

Ninazara wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Hello All,

So finally received my ILR. here is the timeline

Date application submission: 17 October 2019
Document received by HO: Online
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 24 October 2019
Email confirmation: 17 October 2019
Approval Received: 08-01-2020
BRP Card Received: 13-01-2020

So overall duration is 2 months and 27 days :D . Wish you all the very best.
Congrats Ninazara :)
Did you have any dependats in your application please?

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by max7 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:02 pm

max7 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:37 am
max7 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:00 pm
max7 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Hi guys,
I had applied for my ILR - SET (P) in beginning of May 2019 and I'm still waiting for ILR.

Applied for ILR Route : SET(P)
Date application sent : 02-05-2019
Document received by HO : Online
Ack letter received (if applicable) : Email received on 03-05-2019
Biometric Letter received : Email received on 05-05-2019
Date Biometrics Enrolled : 23-05-2019
Payment Debited : NA
Approval/Refusal Received : Still waiting
BRP Card Received : Still waiting
Today 6 months have been completed, no update received yet. I've contacted HO over the phone, the person at call centre said there is no service standard for SET (P) applications however I should have received within SIX months. They've asked me to write a letter to UKVI asking for update. So.......... I'm going to write a letter now. :shock:
Update:
I was just about to write a letter today but received letter from HO, saying they aim to process all applications within 6 months but my application has caused some complexity and that they'll process it within 3 more months. (new date given 01 Feb 2020)
So... God willing I shall now wait another 3 months.
Update:
It's now 15 days left and it is really really frustrating! But what else can we do except waiting... It's 258 days since I applied...which is 8 months and 14 days! WOW! :x :x :x

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Ninazara » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Thanks 😊
No Ahmad . I didn’t had any dependent. 😊

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by hoods24 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:29 pm

Congratulations Ninazara

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by hoods24 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:31 pm

Hi max7

I can understand, it really is frustrating!!
I hope you receive your reply within next 15 days.
Are u a single applicant?

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by hoods24 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 pm

I have been very anxious lately and ended up calling the home office today. They said your application is within 6 months time frame so you’ll have to wait.... so I wait now

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Hasan1983 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:44 pm

Hi 👋 all,
I have good news today as I ve been granted ILR. My timeline was as following.
Submitted online application: 06/08/2019.
Biometric enrollment at Sopra Steria: 03/09/2019.
Approval letter for ILR received:19/01/2020.
BRPs cards received: pending.
Note:
The application included 2kids+partner alongside the main applicant.
Good luck to all of you I know how stressful experience it was !! but always keep hope that you will get it at the end.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Bam05 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:27 pm

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Joeyjoe » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:05 pm

hoods24 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Lovelife

I’m not sure. But for employers they will need to go on gov.uk website to use employee checking service so they can get a notification from home office allowing the employee to work while application in progress. It’s an online form which says start now at the beginning. I didn’t see Anything What you’ve explained on that page.

Employer will need to wait for home office’s reply which takes 5 working days I think.
Hi Hoods,

I was wondering do employers have to re-do the check say every 30 days while the application is being processed or would the HO just say work is allowed for 6 months or something? What sort of response would employers get from HO? just worried if this is going to be deterring for employers and HR from hiring...

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by hoods24 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:10 pm

The home office will send a notification to the employer, allowing the employee to work for 6 months. When 6 months about to finish then the employer will need to re-do the right to work check.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Joeyjoe » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:32 pm

hoods24 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:10 pm
The home office will send a notification to the employer, allowing the employee to work for 6 months. When 6 months about to finish then the employer will need to re-do the right to work check.
That’s perfect. It’s odd this information is not mentioned anywhere! Many thanks Hoods!

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by hoods24 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:01 pm

You’re welcome
You can find more in depth information about it on the link below.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... y_2019.pdf

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SaaRaa » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm

Hi all,
Hope you are well.
I am applying for ILR shortly as a straight forward single applicant. Just wondering if I should do it myself or through the solicitor ?
I just had a look at the application form, SET (P) form, is there a need for cover letter ?

I have also found these 2 questions weird, I have my parents living back home so not sure what to answer to them:

- Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

- Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

I would appreciate if someone could help :)
Thanks

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Jesse8 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 am

SaaRaa wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Hi all,
Hope you are well.
I am applying for ILR shortly as a straight forward single applicant. Just wondering if I should do it myself or through the solicitor ?
I just had a look at the application form, SET (P) form, is there a need for cover letter ?

I have also found these 2 questions weird, I have my parents living back home so not sure what to answer to them:

- Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

- Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

I would appreciate if someone could help :)
Thanks
Cover letter is not necessary....just keep it simple,nothing more and nothing less. I was in the same situation as u with that 2 questions...answer honestly...
Just mention their name relation to you and how do you stay in contact with them...

And for the second question I answered I was never a part of any groups since I never had the opportunity...except for some online social groups.


Hope this helps...

If you don't mind me. Asking...which country r u from and when is ur leave expiring??

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SaaRaa » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:09 am

Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SaaRaa » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am

Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Hi all,
Hope you are well.
I am applying for ILR shortly as a straight forward single applicant. Just wondering if I should do it myself or through the solicitor ?
I just had a look at the application form, SET (P) form, is there a need for cover letter ?

I have also found these 2 questions weird, I have my parents living back home so not sure what to answer to them:

- Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

- Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

I would appreciate if someone could help :)
Thanks
Cover letter is not necessary....just keep it simple,nothing more and nothing less. I was in the same situation as u with that 2 questions...answer honestly...
Just mention their name relation to you and how do you stay in contact with them...

And for the second question I answered I was never a part of any groups since I never had the opportunity...except for some online social groups.


Hope this helps...

If you don't mind me. Asking...which country r u from and when is ur leave expiring??

Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by CR001 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am

SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:
You should not apply until you qualify to apply and that is no sooner than within 30 days before your leave to remain expires.
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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Jesse8 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am

CR001 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:
You should not apply until you qualify to apply and that is no sooner than within 30 days before your leave to remain expires.
I m a bit worried now....I applied 5 days earlier....I read somewhere it's ok as long as it's within 1-3 months before the leave expires....except they ll mark it to be processed during the last month....

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Hasan1983 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm

Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am
CR001 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:
You should not apply until you qualify to apply and that is no sooner than within 30 days before your leave to remain expires.
I m a bit worried now....I applied 5 days earlier....I read somewhere it's ok as long as it's within 1-3 months before the leave expires....except they ll mark it to be processed during the last month....
It is alright, I submitted my online application on 06/08/2019 while my leave expires on 17/09/2019. Therefore it should be ok the only concern could lie ahead is your application delay for more than three months.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Jesse8 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am
CR001 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:
You should not apply until you qualify to apply and that is no sooner than within 30 days before your leave to remain expires.
I m a bit worried now....I applied 5 days earlier....I read somewhere it's ok as long as it's within 1-3 months before the leave expires....except they ll mark it to be processed during the last month....
It is alright, I submitted my online application on 06/08/2019 while my leave expires on 17/09/2019. Therefore it should be ok the only concern could lie ahead is your application delay for more than three months.
What do you mean application delay??..do u mean they ll start processing it a bit late?m

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by Hasan1983 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm

Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am
CR001 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:03 am

You should not apply until you qualify to apply and that is no sooner than within 30 days before your leave to remain expires.
I m a bit worried now....I applied 5 days earlier....I read somewhere it's ok as long as it's within 1-3 months before the leave expires....except they ll mark it to be processed during the last month....
It is alright, I submitted my online application on 06/08/2019 while my leave expires on 17/09/2019. Therefore it should be ok the only concern could lie ahead is your application delay for more than three months.
What do you mean application delay??..do u mean they ll start processing it a bit late?m
I mean the decision for your application could take up to four months in normal but anyway the service standards for set (p) is six months given that your application is not rising any issues of complexity.

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SaaRaa » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:04 pm

Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am

I m a bit worried now....I applied 5 days earlier....I read somewhere it's ok as long as it's within 1-3 months before the leave expires....except they ll mark it to be processed during the last month....
It is alright, I submitted my online application on 06/08/2019 while my leave expires on 17/09/2019. Therefore it should be ok the only concern could lie ahead is your application delay for more than three months.
What do you mean application delay??..do u mean they ll start processing it a bit late?m
I mean the decision for your application could take up to four months in normal but anyway the service standards for set (p) is six months given that your application is not rising any issues of complexity.

Do you guys know how long it takes to renew the travel document after receiving ILR?
Im planning to attend a wedding abroad in 4 months after the application and hoping I get everything sorted by then 😅

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by samapply » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:02 pm

SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Hasan1983 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:37 pm

It is alright, I submitted my online application on 06/08/2019 while my leave expires on 17/09/2019. Therefore it should be ok the only concern could lie ahead is your application delay for more than three months.
What do you mean application delay??..do u mean they ll start processing it a bit late?m
I mean the decision for your application could take up to four months in normal but anyway the service standards for set (p) is six months given that your application is not rising any issues of complexity.

Do you guys know how long it takes to renew the travel document after receiving ILR?
Im planning to attend a wedding abroad in 4 months after the application and hoping I get everything sorted by then 😅
I applied for my travel document about 3 weeks ago I haven't received anything, Home office used to send letter to say we received your documents but nothing . i might call them by end of month :( .

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by samapply » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:04 pm

SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Hi all,
Hope you are well.
I am applying for ILR shortly as a straight forward single applicant. Just wondering if I should do it myself or through the solicitor ?
I just had a look at the application form, SET (P) form, is there a need for cover letter ?

I have also found these 2 questions weird, I have my parents living back home so not sure what to answer to them:

- Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

- Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

I would appreciate if someone could help :)
Thanks
Cover letter is not necessary....just keep it simple,nothing more and nothing less. I was in the same situation as u with that 2 questions...answer honestly...
Just mention their name relation to you and how do you stay in contact with them...

And for the second question I answered I was never a part of any groups since I never had the opportunity...except for some online social groups.


Hope this helps...

If you don't mind me. Asking...which country r u from and when is ur leave expiring??

Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:

I am also Iranian ,

Don't worry I applied a bit early maybe a week, my journey took about two months I thought they would reject my application .

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Re: SET (Protection) Route applications

Post by SaaRaa » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:58 am

samapply wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:04 pm
SaaRaa wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Jesse8 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 am
SaaRaa wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Hi all,
Hope you are well.
I am applying for ILR shortly as a straight forward single applicant. Just wondering if I should do it myself or through the solicitor ?
I just had a look at the application form, SET (P) form, is there a need for cover letter ?

I have also found these 2 questions weird, I have my parents living back home so not sure what to answer to them:

- Do you have any friends in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

- Are you part of any social groups or do you have other cultural ties in your country of birth, nationality or any other country where you have lived for more than 5 years?

I would appreciate if someone could help :)
Thanks
Cover letter is not necessary....just keep it simple,nothing more and nothing less. I was in the same situation as u with that 2 questions...answer honestly...
Just mention their name relation to you and how do you stay in contact with them...

And for the second question I answered I was never a part of any groups since I never had the opportunity...except for some online social groups.


Hope this helps...

If you don't mind me. Asking...which country r u from and when is ur leave expiring??

Hi Jesse8
Thanks for your reply :)
Im Iranian and my leave is expiring in May but Im stressing out from now :|
Not sure if I can be cheeky and apply a bit earlier or not :wink:

I am also Iranian ,

Don't worry I applied a bit early maybe a week, my journey took about two months I thought they would reject my application .
Aww nice :))
2 months is quick, comparing to a lot of other applicants here.
Did you have solicitor or you complete the application yourself?

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