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by thesimon2000
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Thank you all for your advice and input, it has been much appreciated, as the worst thing about the whole drama has been the lack of information or discussion. This morning, just as I was officially submitting a withdrawal request to the embassy, the following email came "I am writing to inform you ...
by thesimon2000
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Does anyone know what "mandatory checks" the UKVI office have to complete? It's now been six months since our visitor visa application and I had to involve my MP just to get a reply from the UKVI. Both her employer and subcontractor were called to confirm employment within about 4-5 weeks of the app...
by thesimon2000
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Is there anyone that can possibly help with this?? It's now 23 weeks and UKVI still just copying and pasting answers "Checks have not been completed", and immigration lawyers had advised that there's not really much they can do apart from contact the enquiry centre. Have we been duped out of our mon...
by thesimon2000
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Is there anyone that can possibly help with this?? It's now 23 weeks and UKVI still just copying and pasting answers "Checks have not been completed", and immigration lawyers had advised that there's not really much they can do apart from contact the enquiry centre. Have we been duped out of our mon...
by thesimon2000
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued
Replies: 808
Views: 71413
Afghanistan

Re: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued

Hello Everyone I have received the following email for a visit visa application. Any idea/experiences if someone could please share if they had previously received something similar. I applied for my parents visa on 18th July and received this email today (just after 2 weeks from the date of applic...
by thesimon2000
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Anyone else have any more thoughts on this, its been just over 21 weeks now and still no correspondence
by thesimon2000
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Yes, we were advised to visit VFS again and apply for the retro priority service. Advised directly by the visa authority (Embassy at Abu Dhabi) to do so. The above and any other payments only add insult to injury, the main point of the post is why are they taking so long to make a decision. There mu...
by thesimon2000
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

@seagul we haven't booked any flights, nor would we unless we had the visa. I'm not sure what you're referring to?
by thesimon2000
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Anyone got any more thoughts on this? It's now been 19 weeks since application and biometrics were taken, but still absolutely zilch from the embassy. Same old excuses, I even sent them an e-mail offering up about a dozen additional supporting documents, such as rental agreements for our business pr...
by thesimon2000
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

@frontiermole Thanks for your reply. Yes can imagine that there are many abuses of the visitor visa for longer stays. Initially we were going to apply for a spouse visa for that same reason, but there were a few issues that discouraged us - My wife has a pretty prestige scholarship to the US startin...
by thesimon2000
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

That's interesting to hear, I had never even considered it might be an issue when applying, but can see why now. Our window for travelling has now passed anyway and the next one will be mid-October. Herein lies the issue. We want to travel to the UK for 4 weeks, in October. Now, because of the natur...
by thesimon2000
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Any other similar experiences?
by thesimon2000
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

Re: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

No this is the first visa applied for, for the UK.

Edit: Due to the nature of applying for the UK visa and our expected periods of travelling to the UK, a 6 month visitor visa isn't feasible.
by thesimon2000
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: 2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Afghanistan

2 Year Standard Visitor Visa - No decision (14weeks)

Good Day Everyone, Was wondering if anyone has been in the same situation as myself, as I'm tearing my hair out right now. My fiancee, now wife, applied for a 2-year visitor visa, submitted her biometrics 10MAR19. It's now 16JUN19, 14 weeks and 65 working days later, and still there has been no deci...
by thesimon2000
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visitor Visa Applications - TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 226
Views: 70856
Afghanistan

Re: Visitor Visa Applications - TIMELINES ONLY

Visitor Visa (2 years): 1 application (My Fiancee - Now wife) Country/Town of Application : Kabul, Afghanistan - Completed in Dubai, UAE Application submitted & biometrics enrolled at : 10MAR19 Application forwarded to British High Commission on : UNK Application under process at British High Commis...
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