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by oldmankensey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

If you go to Google and search for "financial times visa", you'll find the story.

The journalist says there are people waiting "up to a week" for a 24hr decision, I tweeted her to tell her it's MUCH worse than that!

Maybe we can get some traction now...negative PR can work wonders!
by oldmankensey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

put it under "Other", yes. I really don't think those categories are THAT important, just an organisational tool to help both you and the caseworker. Plenty of people have uploaded everything in one category and others, like me, tried to use logical filtering but the caseworker will see everything a...
by oldmankensey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

I am going through SET(M) currently, also didn't get presented with consent form but printed, scanned and signed the one that was linked above, thinking it's better to present one form too much than one too few. I uploaded that scan to Sopra Steria so it's there in my uploaded docs. If it's not rele...
by oldmankensey
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

does anyone know of UKVI working calendar over Christmas? Is anything likely to happen in the week December 24th-28th or will the whole thing be a write off? My guess is that they are open 24th, 27-28 but don't think anyone is actually going to "WORK". Maybe 1-2 approvals perhaps but don't expect m...
by oldmankensey
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

does anyone know of UKVI working calendar over Christmas?

Is anything likely to happen in the week December 24th-28th or will the whole thing be a write off?
by oldmankensey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

I will write to my MP this evening. It will make her week, I think. She'll no doubt reply "oh, that's delightful, I had no idea our immigration policies were working so well! Enjoy your hostile environment." She might at least make a call to confirm we are not stuck in the 6-month-decision pile. 8)...
by oldmankensey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

I will write to my MP this evening. It will make her week, I think. She'll no doubt reply "oh, that's delightful, I had no idea our immigration policies were working so well! Enjoy your hostile environment."

She might at least make a call to confirm we are not stuck in the 6-month-decision pile. 8)
by oldmankensey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Date of ILR application for Priority Service under new system
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: Date of ILR application for Priority Service under new system

There are many of us in the same boat, I think probably c.25 on this forum alone. There are quite a few that have already been accepted under these circumstances. I am SET(M) myself so am more focused on that and there have been THREE SET(M) acceptances despite application date being before qualific...
by oldmankensey
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

This is why I will be making an official complaint about the helpline, it's a warehouse of clowns. It's not their fault, they are badly trained and given no powers and poor information. The people themselves are generally ok, with a few failed middle managers thrown in for good measure. You could sa...
by oldmankensey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Guys, Whoever received the Approval emails, congrats to all (ILR applicants). Just wondering did any of you contacted UKVI for the refund (£600) as clearly they didn't process within 24 hours as its per Priority service standards? I applied on 6th December (Tier 2 to ILR) and still waiting for the ...
by oldmankensey
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Indefinite Leave to Remain
Topic: Submitted Online Form today - have I applied to early?
Replies: 74
Views: 5926

Re: Submitted Online Form today - have I applied to early?

​Just to update you all the I got my ILR BRP today!!! I applied online Nov 19, i was eligible to apply on Nov 22 (28 days before my 5 year anniversary) My appointment is Dec 12th. I explained on my cover letter that I applied too early online and that the day of my appointment is within the 28 days...
by oldmankensey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Yes, I'm SET(M) ILR since Nov 30th and still waiting rang the helpline now and escalated for THIRD time. Spoke to really friendly guy who was super apologetic. He said he'd mark the escalation as urgent, whatever good that will do. I don't think, after this clown-driven farce, that they could reject...
by oldmankensey
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

I had some spare time so have made a list of all the cases on here in the last few weeks. There does seem to be a lot more responses since middle of last week, so maybe they're getting on top of everything. This is not 100% perfect. I guess a few will have had responses and not posted in here about ...
by oldmankensey
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Tiny update. Reminder: SET(M) application, online form submitted Nov 12th, Sopra Steria appointment Nov 30th, I am among c.20 on these boards who have applied before the 'qualification period minus 28 days' (I've counted them!) so that adds a whole other level of anxiety to the entire process. Re-es...
by oldmankensey
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

UKVI will probably go the same way as UKBA, "not fit for purpose".

But it might take another five years for that to happen. Some of us might have got replies to our applications by then. :lol: :P
by oldmankensey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Hi all I finally got my BRP!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so relieved because now I can travel for xmas ,My time line is as follows: I applied on 5 November 2018 I was entitled to apply starting 4th December My appointment in Mark Lane was 5 December I have not received any letters or emails, BRP just received ...
by oldmankensey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

application: 12th Nov Mark Lane, London Premium appointment: 30th Nov just called UKVI and escalated. I also chatted to the woman about the whole situation. 1. They are totally snowed under with work and she said at least half the calls they're getting at the moment are dealing with slow decisions....
by oldmankensey
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

application: 12th Nov Mark Lane, London Premium appointment: 30th Nov just called UKVI and escalated. I also chatted to the woman about the whole situation. 1. They are totally snowed under with work and she said at least half the calls they're getting at the moment are dealing with slow decisions. ...
by oldmankensey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

badhodor wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Please post the address for claiming refund!!
general-uk-immigration-forum/ukvcas-sup ... l#p1710987
by oldmankensey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UKVCAS Super Priority Service
Replies: 3528
Views: 258948

Re: UKVCAS Super Priority Service

Do we qualify for a refund as the HO has failed its service standard of 24 hours? they don't even treat you as if you are eligible for any visa when you call the number.they snap back at you. do you think they will give refund? I will 100% be applying for a refund - but only after all this is done....