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by newbie0203
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228070

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Appointments are now available at VFS Birmingham for many dates in April.
by newbie0203
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued
Replies: 1060
Views: 176660

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

Received the issued email this morning. Sharing my timeline: Application date and location: 16th May - Dubai Appointment date: 29th May - Dubai Contacted via email by British Embassy Abu Dhabi: 20th June Collection of passport: pending. Hopefully by Sunday or Monday! :) Glad that you got the decisi...
by newbie0203
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK Visa Passport not returned yet!!
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: UK Visa Passport not returned yet!!

getmefive wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:36 am
Hey, thank you for the response. It did show me that I have attended the appointment.
Thanks for your response.

Did you pay for Courier? If yes, why not try tracking on BlueDart website with your reference number?
by newbie0203
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK Visa Passport not returned yet!!
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: UK Visa Passport not returned yet!!

Hi All, Not sure if this is the right place to raise this query. I have applied for UK Visa (Visitor Type 6 months Standard) in Chennai on May 23rd 2019. I received an email that a decision has been made on 16th June (Sunday). I was expecting to receive the passport on the next working days. Its be...
by newbie0203
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued
Replies: 1060
Views: 176660

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

Hello everyone, just wanted to let everyone know that this thread has been a great help. I recently got a UK visa refusal however i reapplied immediately as there wasn’t any valid reason of refusal and they did not suggest me not to apply again. Got the issued email yesterday. So I believe if they ...
by newbie0203
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued
Replies: 1060
Views: 176660

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

Dear All, i have also received an email saying "your visa application has been issued". I was also trying to google what does this actually mean. And after long research i found that there is 1 difference when you receive an email as issued or "your visa application has been CONCLUDED". if you noti...
by newbie0203
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa UK Embassy Email - Your UK visa application has been issued
Replies: 1060
Views: 176660

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

secretmsg wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:41 am
Hi,can anyone confirm if received any emails who applied after 31st May ? I believe due to Eid Holidays the timeline is gone up.
I gave biometrics on 28th May but yet to hear anything from VFS.
by newbie0203
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Visit Visa for Parents - separate applications?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Visit Visa for Parents - separate applications?

I recently found that my parents have to submit two separate applications for both of them to visit. I'm not sponsoring them, just helping filling in their application for them. It was straightforward for my father however I'm confused on how to submit for my mother. 1. For employment status for my...
by newbie0203
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Time to upload documents and booking appointment
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Time to upload documents and booking appointment

[quote=KA941 post_id=1792711 time=1560555318 user_id=83926] How did you get around the problem? My issue is that I’m not sure if the all pages are uploaded or not and if not what else I can do? You can only select 5 files to upload at once and the remaining files have to go separately- system shows ...
by newbie0203
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Time to upload documents and booking appointment
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Time to upload documents and booking appointment

Online document attachment system is rubbish and we too faced issues that you listed. Worst is that even after biometrics, our appointment system shows we have not attended appointment and document upload is still open. Also we did not get any text or email notification that application is under con...
by newbie0203
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Photo Background color..Please help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

Re: OCI Photo Background color..Please help!!

Hello Experts, I have taken a Photograph in Photobooth(Photo center in tesco/sainsbury's). there is a option for indian visa. I used the same service when i surrendered my indian passport and it was accepted. it has a Very light gray background. Now in OCI photo specifications, in one place it is w...
by newbie0203
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4928
Views: 1228070

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Hi, Has anyone applied for OCI at Edinburgh VFS last week? I have applied on 13th Jan, but didn't get my Originals back yet and online status is not updated either, which is saying 'No such record found'. Thank you I applied on 16th in VFS Goswell and got the documents today. Might take a bit ore t...
by newbie0203
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2016 Naturalisation - TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 113
Views: 30903

Re: October 2016 Naturalisation - TIMELINES ONLY

Final update.. Took exactly 3 months to get passport in hand from date of application. All the best to everyone waiting. Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier1(General) +1 YR ILR Language Criteria Met: LITUK + ALready proven for settlement after 2013 Method of application: NCS JCAP Date of application:...
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Re-demonstrate English Lang Req for Citizenship App?
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Re-demonstrate English Lang Req for Citizenship App?

Hi all I was under the impression that having demonstrated English language proficiency when getting ILR, I wouldn't have to do this again for citizenship! From AN Booklet Pg 14: "If you have already satisfied the requirement to have sufficient knowledge of language and life in the UK for settlemen...
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: October 2016 Naturalisation - TIMELINES ONLY
Replies: 113
Views: 30903

Re: October 2016 Naturalisation - TIMELINES ONLY

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier1(General) +1 YR ILR Language Criteria Met: LITUK + ALready proven for settlement after 2013 Method of application: NCS JCAP Date of application: 05/10/2016 Payment method: Credit card Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/10/2016 (Royal Mail Tracking) Date of acknowledgemen...
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 512562

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Pro

Received the approval letter in post today, hope everyone else get theirs soon.
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 512562

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Pro

Hi Raj,

Yes you can use that option and there are already multiple threads for the same query. Try searching 'English Language Requirement AN1'.
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Second Biometric letter- What happens if not attended
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Second Biometric letter- What happens if not attended

Found the link to the HO doc clearly stating that fee will be refunded if Biometric or correct fee not provided: If the full fee or biometric data is not provided,then the application will be rejected as invalid. The application will not be considered and the fee will be refunded less an administrat...
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Second Biometric letter- What happens if not attended
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Second Biometric letter- What happens if not attended

[quote="Casa"] You will also lose your application fee. :idea: [/quote] I don't think if that will be the case, I understand if the applications Rejected due to non submission of Biometric information, a deduction of 25 GBP is made and rest if the fee is returned. Fee is not refunded in case of Refu...
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 512562

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Pro

Seems so :shock: I applied on 5th Oct and still waiting like you. I even contacted my local council but they also havent got anything yet. Did you try contacting your council?
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 512562

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Pro

[quote]I am afraid I have to disagree here. Currently there seems to be an even split when you look at the October timeline.[/quote] I agree that there is an even split now but EEA route approvals were first to come through and later non-EEA also started trickling in. This wait is making me spend mo...
by newbie0203
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process
Replies: 5610
Views: 512562

Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Pro

Processing time has gone up sharply in recent weeks as its not 4-6 weeks anymore and varies between 6-9 weeks after biometrics (except in case of EEA route which I think is relatively quicker). Also, recently approvals are not coming in order as well. I did biometrics on 18th Oct and my case is stra...
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony

It seems to be taking much longer for non-EU applicants as I have seen multiple approvals for October but for people going via EEA route. Don't know why such a gap between EU & Non-EU application processing :?
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony

Thanks Dec17.

This wait is so pathetic, applied first week of Oct and still no news :(
by newbie0203
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Reference Number for arranging Citizenship Ceremony

Hello Everyone, I was just wondering what Reference Number is used when you book Citizenship ceremony with council? Is it same as the one on your acknowledgement and Biometric letter or any different? Also there are 2 reference numbers on Biometric letter - One Case Reference Number (9 digits) and t...
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