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**** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by bubbly123 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:18 am

Shaaz2029 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 pm
bubbly123 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 am
Hi Guys, I received a email today morning that ILR is successful.
Application type: Set O- Tier 1- Ent
Date applied: 30-03-2020
IDV submission : 03-09-2020
in person biometric: 15-09-2020 did dual submission
Approval received: 26-09-2020.

Not sure dual submission worked or not, I will update after receiving the Biometric card!

Thankyou so much for the helpful members and moderators in this board.
Congratulations dear, can I please ask, have you got your dependent’s approval at the same time ? I am still waiting for my dependent’s approval.
Many thanks
Yes approval received for main applicant and dependent.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by M555 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:03 am

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:16 pm
@M555

Read your previous posts. Very sensible. Seems like you have very closely followed the whole science of biometrics.. I hope you get a very quick decision by Monday!!
Thanks CULLINAN. I have obsessively followed this forum silently for last few weeks. Learned a lot from your posts and many other contributors.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by Shaaz2029 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:01 am

bubbly123 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:18 am
Shaaz2029 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 pm
bubbly123 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 am
Hi Guys, I received a email today morning that ILR is successful.
Application type: Set O- Tier 1- Ent
Date applied: 30-03-2020
IDV submission : 03-09-2020
in person biometric: 15-09-2020 did dual submission
Approval received: 26-09-2020.

Not sure dual submission worked or not, I will update after receiving the Biometric card!

Thankyou so much for the helpful members and moderators in this board.
Congratulations dear, can I please ask, have you got your dependent’s approval at the same time ? I am still waiting for my dependent’s approval.
Many thanks
Yes approval received for main applicant and dependent.
That’s great, congratulations again, is there anyway I can contact HO, it’s very unusual in our case, I received ilr but still waiting for dependant’s decision?

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by Pat01 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:19 am

Skeleton wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:31 am
CULLINAN wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:37 am
Skeleton wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:53 pm
Wasn’t it in one of the last flash messages, they mentioned ukvi will get to us within the next two weeks for applicants who submitted through idv app?
They took a U-turn on that..

The only good news i saw was that and yet they don’t disappoint us in disappointing
Yes, I saw that too and luckily I took a screenshot and also captured the whole page as a .pdf. It was part of a UKVCAS flash message which was published on 19th September. It was removed from the web site about two days later:

QUOTE:

UKVCAS cannot provide any status updates about your application once it has been submitted to UKVI.
The unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 has meant that UKVI have been unable to maintain their usual service standards for all applications made in the UK.
UKVI understands that this means some applicants are waiting longer for a decision.
UKVI will send updates to customers with an application in progress over the next 2 weeks to let you know what’s happening with your application.

(my emphasis).

END OF QUOTE

There's currently a call by the Independent Chief Inspector for Borders, David Bolt, for evidence about "front end services" (FES) . He is looking into the FES activities of the UKVI and its commercial partners, including UKVCAS/Sopra Steria. His call for submissions closes on 1st October. I've already made a submission mentioning, inter alia, the lack of any feedback by UKVI on the progress of applications, and I've also included a .pdf of the entire 19th September website message from UKVCAS/Sopra Steria about providing an update on our applications within 2 weeks. It is so unfair to give an undertaking such as this and then to keep us all dangling on the hook.

Here's the link in case you want to make your own submission to the Chief Inspector:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/call ... d-services

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by ahmed32111 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:48 am

Hi Fellows,

I received ILR approval email today morning. Below are my application timelines.

Application type: Set O- (T1 Exceptional Talent)
Date applied: 04-06-2020
IDV submission : 29-08-2020
In person biometric: 23-09-2020 (did dual submission)
Approval received: 27-09-2020 (8:45am)

Thanks to Cullinan and experts for the discussion and advice. Ahmed.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:14 am

ahmed32111 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:48 am
Hi Fellows,

I received ILR approval email today morning. Below are my application timelines.

Application type: Set O- (T1 Exceptional Talent)
Date applied: 04-06-2020
IDV submission : 29-08-2020
In person biometric: 23-09-2020 (did dual submission)
Approval received: 27-09-2020 (8:45am)

Thanks to Cullinan and experts for the discussion and advice. Ahmed.
Congratulations Ahmed.. 🥳 Good to see approvals come on a Sunday also...
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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by ben2019 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:16 am

ahmed32111 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:48 am
Hi Fellows,

I received ILR approval email today morning. Below are my application timelines.

Application type: Set O- (T1 Exceptional Talent)
Date applied: 04-06-2020
IDV submission : 29-08-2020
In person biometric: 23-09-2020 (did dual submission)
Approval received: 27-09-2020 (8:45am)

Thanks to Cullinan and experts for the discussion and advice. Ahmed.
Congratulations. It seems many set o T1 got decisions during the weekend.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by ahmed32111 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:30 am

ben2019 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:16 am
ahmed32111 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:48 am
Hi Fellows,

I received ILR approval email today morning. Below are my application timelines.

Application type: Set O- (T1 Exceptional Talent)
Date applied: 04-06-2020
IDV submission : 29-08-2020
In person biometric: 23-09-2020 (did dual submission)
Approval received: 27-09-2020 (8:45am)

Thanks to Cullinan and experts for the discussion and advice. Ahmed.
Congratulations. It seems many set o T1 got decisions during the weekend.
Thanks Cullinan and Ben2019.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by Shaaz2029 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:21 am

My decision came almost two weeks ago. Can someone please advise, how to chase HO for my dependant’s decision ?
Many thanks

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by bubbly123 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:39 pm

Shaaz2029 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:21 am
My decision came almost two weeks ago. Can someone please advise, how to chase HO for my dependant’s decision ?
Many thanks
Have you received your Biometric? If not check the email address you gave for dependent application. For us we gave same email address for both applicants.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by Shaaz2029 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:48 pm

bubbly123 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Shaaz2029 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:21 am
My decision came almost two weeks ago. Can someone please advise, how to chase HO for my dependant’s decision ?
Many thanks
Have you received your Biometric? If not check the email address you gave for dependent application. For us we gave same email address for both applicants.
Yes I have received my biometrics card. We also used the same email address for both applicants. You have any advice for me please, I really need helpful advice.
Many thanks

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Post by MKC » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:56 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:55 pm
MKC wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:53 pm
CULLINAN wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:20 pm
@MKC

Consider dual submission if possible for you. It may work for you.
Thanks Cullinan. I booked an appointment for the 2nd of October after following your advice on dual submissions. I tried to book as late as possible in case decisions pour in soon, but have little hope on that after seeing the low number of SET-M decisions.
Also, my case is a little complicated so I am not sure if I would get a fast decision. I haven't received those generic "your case is complicated" email, maybe it is not as complicated as I thought :D
Fingers crossed. Hope you get a quicker decision even before 2nd or just right after that!
Hopefully! Many thanks for your guidance and support in this crazy process :)

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Post by Kimlisa » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:39 pm

Hi there,

Just tell everyone that I got the prove letter today after I attended the physical bio submitting on 18th September (dual submitting).

Application date: 27th August 2020
Fingerprints reuse email: 4th September 2020
IDV and document submitting: 7th September 2020
Physical bio appointment: 18th September 2020
Decision email received: 27th September 2020

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:41 pm

Kimlisa wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Hi there,

Just tell everyone that I got the prove letter today after I attended the physical bio submitting on 18th September (dual submitting).

Application date: 27th August 2020
Fingerprints reuse email: 4th September 2020
IDV and document submitting: 7th September 2020
Physical bio appointment: 18th September 2020
Decision email received: 27th September 2020
Given you are a Tier 1 Entrepreneur to ILR its a VERY quick decision. Congrats!!
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Post by Kimlisa » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:55 pm

Thank you Cullinan!
I had a very difficult time during the extension. Anyway thanks very much for the people who contribute to this board! It’s really helpful.
Hope others can get their approval soon!

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by RIYER » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:38 pm

Hi for tier 4 visa does any know how long after IDV submission to hear back? (No dual submission)

Really stressed!

Thanks

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:49 pm

RIYER wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Hi for tier 4 visa does any know how long after IDV submission to hear back? (No dual submission)

Really stressed!

Thanks
Why did you not consider going for a dual submission given your urgency??
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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by Guggi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:47 pm

Just a quick question. is there a difference in receiving a delay email because of covid and a delay email because the complexity of the application or they are they same. also on right to work website i know you can only check if your BRP is valid, does BRP number change or does it stays the same if the application is approved.

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by joe2jube » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:06 pm

Hi everyone
I have been following this platform for some time, and am really impressed with the good information and knowledge coming from members and moderators here.

My application is for flr m on the 15/06/20 and did idv on 08/09/2020 (got the idv invite on 07/09/20)
I have booked a f2f appointment for tomorrow hoping that it may speed the decision. Pray for me please
It may or it may not. It’s free appointment by the way......
Will update the house after tomorrow.....

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Re: **** COVID19 and UKVCAS Biometrics Appointments **** (ONLY discuss here)

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:11 pm

joe2jube wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Hi everyone
I have been following this platform for some time, and am really impressed with the good information and knowledge coming from members and moderators here.

My application is for flr m on the 15/06/20 and did idv on 08/09/2020 (got the idv invite on 07/09/20)
I have booked a f2f appointment for tomorrow hoping that it may speed the decision. Pray for me please
It may or it may not. It’s free appointment by the way......
Will update the house after tomorrow.....
Good luck.. keep us posted...Best wishes..
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