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Submitted date vs Appointment date?

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Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by Andy12 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi folks,

Hope you are well. I am eligible for ILR via Tier 2 General 5 year route from 1st November 2018. Booked a premium service centre appointment on the 28th of September 2018, payment made on that day and taken from account the next day. My appointment date is 09th November 2018 and I am going to use paper copy Set (o)

Could anyone please assure me that UKVI will take my appointment date as my application for ILR date? and not the date I made this appointment?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by CR001 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Date of your premium service appointment.
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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by Andy12 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

CR001 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Date of your premium service appointment.
Very reassuring, CR001. Thank you so very much.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by hunterex » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:10 pm

Hi, I am eligible to apply for ILR from 22nd Nov onward. However, I had paid at the Home Office website and opted for the Priority Service (GBP 3000+). I intend to make an appointment end of November.

Today, I got an email from Home Office stating that
Thank you for your application to the Home Office. Your application has been received and is being considered.
I got the shocked to get that email. Does the Home Office count 28 days on my payment date or my appointment date?

Please advise. :cry:
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Date of your premium service appointment.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by hunterex » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:10 pm

hunterex wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Hi, I am eligible to apply for ILR from 22nd Nov onward. However, I had paid at the Home Office website and opted for the Priority Service (GBP 3000+). I intend to make an appointment end of November.

Today, I got an email from Home Office stating that
Thank you for your application to the Home Office. Your application has been received and is being considered.
I got the shocked to get that email. Does the Home Office count 28 days on my payment date or my appointment date?

Please advise. :cry:
CR001 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Date of your premium service appointment.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by nice111 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:29 pm

This is very confusing and alarming. I ve got the same question that we are submitting the full application online with payment now so what would be the actual submission date, payment date or premium service date.

What I am thinking is that if we r not submitting the supporting documents with the online then it might be the case that application form is only sitting in the system till premium service appointment and will go under consideration once we submit Bio metrics and supporting documents.

Whoever has submitted the application online, can please tell that whether you submitted any documents online or not?

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by hunterex » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 pm

nice111 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:29 pm
This is very confusing and alarming. I ve got the same question that we are submitting the full application online with payment now so what would be the actual submission date, payment date or premium service date.

What I am thinking is that if we r not submitting the supporting documents with the online then it might be the case that application form is only sitting in the system till premium service appointment and will go under consideration once we submit Bio metrics and supporting documents.

Whoever has submitted the application online, can please tell that whether you submitted any documents online or not?
yea, is there anyone who got such experience could shed us some light please? :?

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by hunterex » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi, I got an answer from another forum post here:

indefinite-leave-to-remain/premium-serv ... l#p1702021
When I spoke to UKVI they said it will be the date of premium service as you are not submitting your documents and biometrics with online application (which makes sense).

So application wont be considered without documents therefore submission date would be the date of premium service when you submit your documents and biometrics.
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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by Jen1986 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:52 pm

Andy12 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Hi folks,

Hope you are well. I am eligible for ILR via Tier 2 General 5 year route from 1st November 2018. Booked a premium service centre appointment on the 28th of September 2018, payment made on that day and taken from account the next day. My appointment date is 09th November 2018 and I am going to use paper copy Set (o)

Could anyone please assure me that UKVI will take my appointment date as my application for ILR date? and not the date I made this appointment?

Thanks in advance.
Hi,
Was your applicaiton successful with your paper set o form? which premium service centre?
i booked the appointment on 23rd Oct and payment was taken on 24th Oct. The appointment is on 28th Nov.
and i just found out that after 1st Nov that everyone needs to apply online with the online set o form. I am now so worried and do not know what to do. Thanks

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by globalindian » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:40 pm

I have called UKVI this morning and they have confirmed that online application submission date is the best eligible date for ILR.
This is also confirmed by front end team supporting new process.

Very confusing and it seems no formal confirmation yet from UKVI.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by CULLINAN » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00 am

globalindian wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:40 pm
I have called UKVI this morning and they have confirmed that online application submission date is the best eligible date for ILR.
This is also confirmed by front end team supporting new process.

Very confusing and it seems no formal confirmation yet from UKVI.
I have the same confusion. But this sounds about right.
Previously, there were two options. Posting application (along with documents etc) and that date was the date of application and then had to wait for biometric letter.

or

applying online getting the biometric letter and then posting the documents within a certain time frame. The date for applying online was considered to be the application date NOT when documents were posted.


The new service however has raised confusions of what to take as an application date. Application submission date or appointment date.
I think it makes sense that once you submit your application online and make payment regardless of attaching documents or securing an appointment, application submission date will be the application date.

That is my understanding.
Personal opinion only, not to be mistaken for legal advice. Please do not PM me for immigration advice.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by sriaccount » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am

Date of Premium service appointment is your date of application. My ILR just approved today
I have submitted online application on 5th October but I am eligible from 6th November for ILR so I have booked my premium appointment on 14th November.

Many thanks for all your support from this Group

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by ishfaqsangra » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:50 am

Good to know-Congrats

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by oldmankensey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:58 am

can someone explain this then?

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... n-v1.0.pdf

near end of page 18, it states clearly:
The date of application for online applications is the date it is submitted via the online process.
Is there a difference if you take a Premium appointment? I have been told twice on the visa helpline that this is the case: online submission date equals application date. I would LOVE for this not to be the case but I need to see it in black and white :)

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by oldmankensey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:17 pm

I believe, as a Tier 2 applicant, you were allowed to do this because of what is stated on page 9 here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... .0-EXT.pdf

and therefore they took the "decision day" which for you was after November 6th.

very happy to be corrected on any of this. I, applying for SET(M) do not have that possibility. It is not an included category in that PDF.

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by hunterex » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:38 pm

sriaccount wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am
Date of Premium service appointment is your date of application. My ILR just approved today
I have submitted online application on 5th October but I am eligible from 6th November for ILR so I have booked my premium appointment on 14th November.

Many thanks for all your support from this Group
Hi, did you got your ILR under the Set(O) category?

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:43 pm

hunterex wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:38 pm
sriaccount wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am
Date of Premium service appointment is your date of application. My ILR just approved today
I have submitted online application on 5th October but I am eligible from 6th November for ILR so I have booked my premium appointment on 14th November.

Many thanks for all your support from this Group
Hi, did you got your ILR under the Set(O) category?
Useful to look at other posts by the user.

indefinite-leave-to-remain/date-of-appl ... l#p1693558
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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by HarryN » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am

Hello Sriaaccount,

Congratulations on receiving the ILR.

I have also submitted the application on 14 Nov under super premium category and I am still waiting for a response. I have not been provided with any sort of confirmation letter either. In the meantime can you provide information on below:
1. Did you apply under Tier 2?
2. Which centre did you submit your application?
3. Who sends the confirmation - UKVI or Sopra Steria?
4. Are you aware of any contact information whom I can connect with to seek further details?

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Re: Submitted date vs Appointment date?

Post by Mrunal » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Hi Harry,
I will be applying for ILR under Tier 2 general category in Jan '18 (considering 28 days eligibility period).
I would like to know if you are applying under the same category, form SET(O), under the new system UKVCAS? Do you know anything about the new process? I am totally confused.

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