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

Post by ajitu92 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:14 am

ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Congratulations mate! 🎉🎊
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Post by poper » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am

ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Super. Congrats ruzfactor.
How about your friend who applied on 17th August?
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Post by pomal1994 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30 am

I provided my biometrics today through London Victoria Enhanced centre, was super quick. It was only 3 people entering with me and the list of people seemed very small. No queues inside - it's super safe if you're worried about COVID. Plus it only took me 15 mins all together.
My route is ILR Tier 2 Set (O). Hopefully I will be a straightforward case, however I know there is a 50/50 chance, some people with a similar application are waiting all 6 months and some have a decision within a week. Once lockdown is over i hope the decisions will speed up for everyone!

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Post by ruzfactor » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30 am

ajitu92 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:14 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Congratulations mate! 🎉🎊
Thank you! :)

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Post by ruzfactor » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:31 am

poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Super. Congrats ruzfactor.
How about your friend who applied on 17th August?
Thank you! My friend just received his approval as well (around 11am).

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Post by estuarie » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:43 am

pomal1994 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30 am
I provided my biometrics today through London Victoria Enhanced centre, was super quick. It was only 3 people entering with me and the list of people seemed very small. No queues inside - it's super safe if you're worried about COVID. Plus it only took me 15 mins all together.
My route is ILR Tier 2 Set (O). Hopefully I will be a straightforward case, however I know there is a 50/50 chance, some people with a similar application are waiting all 6 months and some have a decision within a week. Once lockdown is over i hope the decisions will speed up for everyone!
Well done and good luck!

When did you apply? How difficult it was to book an appointment?

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Post by poper » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:50 am

ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:31 am
poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Super. Congrats ruzfactor.
How about your friend who applied on 17th August?
Thank you! My friend just received his approval as well (around 11am).
Wow. Congrats to your friend too!!!
You guys have lifted our spirits again. :)
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Post by pomal1994 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:09 pm

estuarie wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:43 am
pomal1994 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:30 am
I provided my biometrics today through London Victoria Enhanced centre, was super quick. It was only 3 people entering with me and the list of people seemed very small. No queues inside - it's super safe if you're worried about COVID. Plus it only took me 15 mins all together.
My route is ILR Tier 2 Set (O). Hopefully I will be a straightforward case, however I know there is a 50/50 chance, some people with a similar application are waiting all 6 months and some have a decision within a week. Once lockdown is over i hope the decisions will speed up for everyone!
Well done and good luck!

When did you apply? How difficult it was to book an appointment?
Thanks! I applied on 26th Oct, the next appointment (3 weeks away) wasn't available so i had to check at midnight almost every day and then finally managed to get one for 26th Nov. I think I booked it on 30th Oct, and there were no free appointments so I had to pay £69. I hope they will make more appointments available soon. My partner is applying for an employer sponsorship licence and they've resumed premium on that now!

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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:18 pm

Just received the generic COVID-19 delay notice from -<WorkSponsored@homeoffice.gov.uk>. I know this means nothing but it has arrived at exactly 8 weeks from the date of application. Wondering if other October applicants have received this @Navkant?

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Post by Shanvasu » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:46 pm

@Poper, your's as well on it;s way, Mate. That will hopefully finish all Aug applicant on this forum. Hope, you frequently checking RightoWork status to hear before the news reaching you via email.

poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:50 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:31 am
poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 am
Finally received my SET LR (applied on 22 August, IDV 6th Sept) decision through an email at 8:59am. Thank you everyone in this forum for the support. I wish all of those waiting would soon get their approval. :)
Super. Congrats ruzfactor.
How about your friend who applied on 17th August?
Thank you! My friend just received his approval as well (around 11am).
Wow. Congrats to your friend too!!!
You guys have lifted our spirits again. :)

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Post by mesn » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:49 pm

gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Just received the generic COVID-19 delay notice from -<WorkSponsored@homeoffice.gov.uk>. I know this means nothing but it has arrived at exactly 8 weeks from the date of application. Wondering if other October applicants have received this @Navkant?
I applied via a Solicitor who might have received this. And knowing this is a generic update, I think we can ignore this and keep waiting :(
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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:54 pm

Yeah it came from my solicitor as well. I had my hopes up when i saw an email from them. Yeah can only wait. The solicitors also said it means nothing as most of their cases in recent past received it and decisions followed soon after. I really hope that trend continues.

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Post by Emp35 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:59 pm

gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Yeah it came from my solicitor as well. I had my hopes up when i saw an email from them. Yeah can only wait. The solicitors also said it means nothing as most of their cases in recent past received it and decisions followed soon after. I really hope that trend continues.
If you don’t mind me asking, what date in October did you apply?

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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Emp35 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:59 pm
If you don’t mind me asking, what date in October did you apply? - 01st Oct

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Post by Emp35 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:19 pm

Oh cheers that makes sense.

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Post by raghuy » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:26 pm

gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Yeah it came from my solicitor as well. I had my hopes up when i saw an email from them. Yeah can only wait. The solicitors also said it means nothing as most of their cases in recent past received it and decisions followed soon after. I really hope that trend continues.
I have submitted my application(SET O) on the same date as yours but havent received any email. Hopefully I receive it in few days.

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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm

Looks like they have started looking at October applications this week. Somebody just updated the timeline with their approval. Hope its a trend.

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Post by raghuy » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm

gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Looks like they have started looking at October applications this week. Somebody just updated the timeline with their approval. Hope its a trend.
Yes. Hopefully we receive decision email soon.

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Post by aclondon2 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:09 pm

raghuy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm
gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Looks like they have started looking at October applications this week. Somebody just updated the timeline with their approval. Hope its a trend.
Yes. Hopefully we receive decision email soon.
@raghuy replying to you here to not muddle the timeline thread.

Yes I checked the right to work website and see it was updated, and in the meantime my solicitor received some blank email from HO, so we chased for confirmation. Full details of the situation here: general-uk-immigration-forum/right-to-w ... 09161.html

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Post by raghuy » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:17 pm

aclondon2 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:09 pm
raghuy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm
gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Looks like they have started looking at October applications this week. Somebody just updated the timeline with their approval. Hope its a trend.
Yes. Hopefully we receive decision email soon.
@raghuy replying to you here to not muddle the timeline thread.

Yes I checked the right to work website and see it was updated, and in the meantime my solicitor received some blank email from HO, so we chased for confirmation. Full details of the situation here: general-uk-immigration-forum/right-to-w ... 09161.html
Thanks for the update.

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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:18 pm

aclondon2 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:09 pm
raghuy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 pm
gag285 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Looks like they have started looking at October applications this week. Somebody just updated the timeline with their approval. Hope its a trend.
Yes. Hopefully we receive decision email soon.
@raghuy replying to you here to not muddle the timeline thread.

Yes I checked the right to work website and see it was updated, and in the meantime my solicitor received some blank email from HO, so we chased for confirmation. Full details of the situation here: general-uk-immigration-forum/right-to-w ... 09161.html
Congratulations @aclondon2. Your decision has got our hopes up.

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Post by norabeet » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:25 pm

Hi all, I am about to submit my IDL application (tier 2 general route). I did not realize that the premium and super premium services are suspended. Does anyone know if this is still the case?

I'm will submit my application in a few days but I'm trying to understand the process after this. My tier 2 visa expires mid january 2021 - so what are the implications of me applying now without the premium or super premium service? Thank you so much!

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Post by gag285 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:45 pm

norabeet wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Hi all, I am about to submit my IDL application (tier 2 general route). I did not realize that the premium and super premium services are suspended. Does anyone know if this is still the case? Premium services remain suspended

I'm will submit my application in a few days but I'm trying to understand the process after this. My tier 2 visa expires mid january 2021 - so what are the implications of me applying now without the premium or super premium service? Thank you so much! - Might be worth creating a separate thread

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Post by poper » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:49 pm

Shanvasu wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:46 pm
@Poper, your's as well on it;s way, Mate. That will hopefully finish all Aug applicant on this forum. Hope, you frequently checking RightoWork status to hear before the news reaching you via email.

poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:50 am
ruzfactor wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:31 am
poper wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:23 am


Super. Congrats ruzfactor.
How about your friend who applied on 17th August?
Thank you! My friend just received his approval as well (around 11am).
Wow. Congrats to your friend too!!!
You guys have lifted our spirits again. :)
I hope so. I haven't been insane in checking RoW every hour yet :)
What is your application date? I see you entered the UK in June 2010. Have you applied late hoping for Super priority service to resume?
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Post by poper » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:51 pm

norabeet wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Hi all, I am about to submit my IDL application (tier 2 general route). I did not realize that the premium and super premium services are suspended. Does anyone know if this is still the case?

I'm will submit my application in a few days but I'm trying to understand the process after this. My tier 2 visa expires mid january 2021 - so what are the implications of me applying now without the premium or super premium service? Thank you so much!
No implications of applying on a standard route. They decision may take longer to arrive

https://www.gov.uk/faster-decision-visa-settlement
Any suggestions I make in the forum are out my personal experience and should not be taken as a legal/professional advise.

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