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hsmppune
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Post by hsmppune » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:55 pm

hi apache,

Yes the decisions are coming real fast recently.

Dont worry, a fast decision mostly means approval if you go by the decisions mentioned in the thread(bhumi, pavan and myself.)

Keep us in the loop.

Regards
hsmppune

maverick18
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My timelines

Post by maverick18 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:13 am

Application sent by Fedex: 14 Nov 2007
Received at HO: 16 Nov 2007
CC charged: 16 Nov 2007.
Received reference number: 19 Nov 2007 (No mail sent. I called them and got it.)

Keeping my fingers croseed..

Bhumi
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Post by Bhumi » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:40 am

Congrats HSMPpune , pavan andeveryone else..who have got approval...
Looks like a lot of people from pune university..have applied at teh same time..including myself..
hsmppune wrote:Bhumi and Pavan congrats for your approval.

I found the answer to my query above in the guidance document:

"You or your representative may request
reprints of HSMP approval/refusal letters from us
to correct errors such as spelling mistakes, or
incorrect details such as mistyped names or dates
of birth
. Requests should be made in writing and
accompanied by the original permission letter.
Reprints will be marked ‘Duplicate’ and will be free
of charge once your written request and the
original permission letter have been received."

I am not sure if this includes spelling mistakes in the address, and it would be nice to hear about any similar experiences from other members. I would specifically be interested in:

1) How much time does it usually take to get back the approval letter in this case?
2) Does HO take the responsibility of sending back the letter, as in the case of initial application?
3) Any other aspect worth noting in this regard.

I am little scared to let go of the approval letter. What if I do not get the revised copy in time for the EC application?

Senior members please comment.

Thanks and Regards
hsmppune

aruni4470
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Location: Cambridgeshire

Approval Received

Post by aruni4470 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:26 pm

Hi Guys,

Got my HSMP initial approval today.

Sent by Courier: 09th Nov
Received by HO : 13th Nov
Received Approval : 20th Nov (Through Consultant)

Please let me know any of your queries. Shall try to answer.

Thanks

serggry
Newbie
Posts: 40
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:19 pm

Another approval

Post by serggry » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:09 am

Yesterday I got my approval i.e. a strange letter from HO stating that "they are able to approve the application". Anyway I hope it is it.

My progress:

Documents Sent to Home Office: 08/11/07
Application received: 09/11/2007
E-mail received with reference number: 12/11/2007
Application approved: 13/11/07
Documents received: 21/11/07

Very quick and it is a bit strange. I am worrying slightly. Probably now the EC is more important for them as they can verify more detail.

Thanks again to all the forumers for your wonderful support. Will meet in the UK! Hopefully!



Serggry

arsenalsri
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Post by arsenalsri » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:16 am

Update

I received a mail today stating decision was made on my application on 20/11 and documents sent through airmail. Fingers crossed it is good news. They have said - allow 12 weeks for airmail to reach destination- how long does it normally take to reach Chennai?

hsmppune
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Post by hsmppune » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:34 am

Good luck with your decision.

Going by the updates on the forum it should not take more than 3-4 days to reach Chennai. As you said, keep your fingers crossed:).

Regards
hsmppune

CoolestGuyB
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Post by CoolestGuyB » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:13 pm

A very big thank-you to everyone on this forum - my initial HSMP approval came in under a week, based on valuable information gathered from this forum. My timeline:

Application Sent: 15th November
Application Received/ Acknowledged: 16th November
Urgent Treatment Request Form Faxed: 19th November
Approval Letter Received: 22nd November (approval letter is dated 20th November 2007)

Thanks once again.

saby
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Post by saby » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:17 pm

My timelines are as follows:

Application couriered: 1st Nov
Application Recieved 2nd Nov
Case refused and dispatched: 9th Nov
Documents recieved: 17th Nov

I just sent review letter yesterday trying to explain the earnings section and from there I'll see If I need to re-apply or not.

olujedi
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Post by olujedi » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:57 pm

I applied on the 20th Nov. How do I get the reference number from the Home Office? I have not recieved any email from them, and when I called the HO, I got a message that applications of 16th Nov are being processed.

maverick18
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Incosistent status

Post by maverick18 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:09 am

Yesterday, I got a reply to my status query from Home Office which mentioned that a decision was made on my application on 20 Nov and documents dispatched. But when I called them, they said that the e-mail was sent by mistake and my case is still under consideration. I am confused. Has anyone faced a similar situation before?

HSMP25
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dependant visa

Post by HSMP25 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:34 am

Hi all,

I got my HSMP visa stamped a couple of weeks back. I want to process a dependant visa for my wife so that I can take her with me while I leave to the UK. Please can anybody let me know what are the procedures to apply for a dependant visa. I have no idea on that. How much money do I need to have in my bank account ?? what are the documents that we need to submit for a dependant visa ?? I dont have an offer from any of the UK companies, is that mandatory for us to hold a job in the UK if we are processing a visa for the dependant ??

Please can anybody clarify my doubts. Thanks in advance.

HSMP25

yvkarthik
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Post by yvkarthik » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:14 pm

yvkarthik wrote:Hi hsmppune and catchme ,
I am in Pune and am thinking of submitting of HSMP this wednesday(21/11/07)..
I am staying in Baner.
I seriously need u peoples help now

Can you give me your details.. SO that I can get some inputs from you before submitting the HSMP.

Thanks in advance.

Can anyone send me all important links and addresses to follow...
There were many addresses in the HSMP guidance, which one should be used for sending the courier.
Case worker related docs ...

Also which one is better from pune FEDEX/DHL/UPS.


Do you know any other people from pune who has done some processing of HSMP.

pranjam
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Post by pranjam » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:44 am

Hi

I have applied for HSMP last week.

Nov 20: Application Dispatched through FEDEX
Nov 23: Application Delivered to Sheffield Office

I had made the paymenmt through DD any idea how much time will it take to get cleared also will they provide any acknowledgement for the receipt of documents or directly after clearance of funds they will provide me the reference number.

Hummer
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approved

Post by Hummer » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:51 am

Fed ex Courier sent – 16th Nov
Reached HO – 19th Nov
Payment through credit cad – 20th Nov
Asking to change the current address from Company address to residential address – 22nd Nov 3 PM
Send mail with in 10 min
Received mail saying decision has been made. And arrange the courier – 22nd Nov 4.30 PM
Contacted MBE Sheffield – 22nd Nov 6 PM
MBE collected the documents - 22nd Nov 7.30 PM
MBE send the docs – 23rd Nov
Docs received – 26th Nov 11 AM

Pretty fast. Hearty thanks for all especially antouk, niruv, mohan76 for providing the required info. Please see the cover letter thread for my cover letters. If you go systematically it is going to be easy.

newone79
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Post by newone79 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:04 pm

Hi,

I have the following queries, can

1. Can any one please give me the address to which the HSMP application need to be couriered.

2. Courier Pick-up letter need to be sent along with HSMP application or need to be faxed later ?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Regards,
Saravana

newone79
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Post by newone79 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:34 pm

I am planning to send the HSMP application by courier.

I have confusion about to which address the application need to be sent, because

1. In HSMP application form they have given the address as


Work Permits (UK) HSMP
PO Box 3975
Sheffield
S1 9BL


2. And in HSMP guidance document they have given


the following address in point no. 25 - Procedure for Applications Received

Border and Immigration Agency,
PO Box 3975
Sheffield
S1 9BL


and the following address in point no. 44 - Application sent by courier


Border and Immigration Agency,
7th floor,
Fountain Precinct,
Balm Green,
Sheffield,
S1 2JA


newone79 wrote:Hi,

I have the following queries, can

1. Can any one please give me the address to which the HSMP application need to be couriered.

2. Courier Pick-up letter need to be sent along with HSMP application or need to be faxed later ?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Regards,
Saravana

siqbal
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Post by siqbal » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:48 pm

If you want to send it by courier, then send it to ...
44 - Application sent by courier

Border and Immigration Agency,
7th floor,
Fountain Precinct,
Balm Green,
Sheffield,
S1 2JA



Regards
S.I

arsenalsri
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Post by arsenalsri » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:12 pm

Update

Got my Approval letter today. Onto EC now. Thank you everybody.

Paulhsmp
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Location: India

Post by Paulhsmp » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:53 am

Each and every document that you may need for EC is explained here at this link.
http://ec-hsmp.blogspot.com/2007/11/ec- ... -hsmp.html
Get all required covering letters, ample formats and everything you need for applying EC.

catchme1210
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Post by catchme1210 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:00 am

Its APPROVED :)

they had sent the docs by airmail. thats why it took time to reach me.
here are my timelines

Application couriered: 6th Nov
Application Recieved: 8th Nov
Credit Card Charged: 8th Nov
Reference Number received: 13th Nov
Decision taken and docs dispatched: 13th Nov
Documents recieved: 27th Nov

Thanks a lot to all for your help and guidance.

Please note that I didn't receive any mails from them informing that decision has been taken. Its quite surprising. I had requested them for informing me once they are done so that I could arrange for a courier pick-up. Anyways good that all my docs are in shape :)

cdraina
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Post by cdraina » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:57 am

SEP 28: Application Sent
OCT 01: Application reached HO
OCT 01: Fee Debited
OCT 03: Got the Reference Number
NOv 26: Decision
NOV 28: Documents collected by FedEx

Finally a decision has been made on my application after 2 months. Will get the papers by 30th Nov. Will update the forum about a decision once I have the papers. Since my application went for a verification process I am not very confident about the success. I have mostly seen Denails for case that go through verification. In fact I haven't seen even one out-of-country case where the application was approved after verification.

ashik_a_s
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HSMP Application status

Post by ashik_a_s » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:54 am

Hi,

Applied HSMP This weeek...

Application sent thru DHL : 26-11-2007
Application received at HO and Credit card debited : 28-11-2007

Waiting for the reference no... and the results

Paulhsmp
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Location: India

Post by Paulhsmp » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:18 pm

Hello newone79,

The details of sending the application and arranging the pickup are explained here.
http://ec-hsmp.blogspot.com/2007/11/cou ... ation.html
Just have a look.

All the best
Paul

newone79 wrote:Hi,

I have the following queries, can

1. Can any one please give me the address to which the HSMP application need to be couriered.

2. Courier Pick-up letter need to be sent along with HSMP application or need to be faxed later ?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Regards,
Saravana
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shakirpa2002
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didnt get any update

Post by shakirpa2002 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:49 pm

HI

I applied from bangalore FedEx on 20th of Nov 2007
It was received in UK on 23rd NOV

I am paying thru ICICI Debit card But it is not debitted from my account when i try to contact in Home office the recorded stuff says application from the 15th is under process and the call get disconnected

any inputs......

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