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Post by mg » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:49 am

Has anyone received the approval so far who applied after 5th April?

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Post by wp2tier1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:18 am

mg

my application had reached HO on 8th april. I called up HO today and they say that my application is in queue to be assigned to a caseworker.
So looks like the timeline of approvals has alreasy increased.

when did yout application reach HO?

If anyone else calls HO. Please update here regarding what the application progress is? I think it will help all.

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Post by shilpigoel » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:39 am

Please reply on given post......

shilpigoel wrote:Hi,

I am applying HSMP Tier1 this week but need Cover Letter format. Can anybody post cover letter here or mail me at jeetu2k@gmail.com.

one more thing, in tier-1 we dont need to show address proof, and current assignment/ In hand offer details??


Pls mail cover letter and other letter at given address.

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Post by fardeens » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:47 am

From UK
sankar wrote:hi wp2tier1 & Fardeen,
Could you tell me from where u applied??? India or Uk or anywhere else?

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Post by fardeens » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:49 am

Called this morning. The woman said it has not yet been assigned to caseworker. So I am in the same boat.
wp2tier1 wrote:mg

my application had reached HO on 8th april. I called up HO today and they say that my application is in queue to be assigned to a caseworker.
So looks like the timeline of approvals has alreasy increased.

when did yout application reach HO?

If anyone else calls HO. Please update here regarding what the application progress is? I think it will help all.

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Post by mg » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:57 am

Did she tell you which dates are in progress. My application reached there on 4th
wp2tier1 wrote:mg

my application had reached HO on 8th april. I called up HO today and they say that my application is in queue to be assigned to a caseworker.
So looks like the timeline of approvals has alreasy increased.

when did yout application reach HO?

If anyone else calls HO. Please update here regarding what the application progress is? I think it will help all.

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Post by wp2tier1 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:08 am

mg

following timeline is closest to yours. So your approval should be almost on the way..:)...do let us know when you get it.

AmitGoyal
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Date Applied :1 April
Reached Home office : 2 April
Debit charged: 3 April
Reference Number received :4 April ( PB3014....)
Approval Date: 16th April
Docs Received: 21 April

Why dont you call up HO once and try to ask your application status? Please update here for others benefit.

Fardeen,

Thanks for updating regarding HO call. Looks like timeline has increased. From the list I saw person who applied on 2nd april got it on 21. So 15 working days. And for us it hasnt even been assigned to case worker!!

I might try again after few days and will update here.Please update if you happen to call again.

cheers

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My Application Timeline

Post by anxiouswait » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:48 am

My Tier 1 PBS application timeline

FYI

Docs Posted - April 24th for Teir 1 PBS
Docs recvd at HO - April 25th
Payment Processed - April 25th
Reference Number recvd - 27th April
Result - Awaited :)

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Hi Guys,

Post by irf_bar » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:06 am

I call HO today again, their no update yet on my application. I don't know whether my case has been asign to case worker or not.

Is their any way to find out ours status( just want to know that my case has been asign to case worker). any reason which we can say them to get more info.

Regards,
Irf

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Re: Prorata Calculation

Post by arunkumarprs » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:14 am

Hi Abhishek,

I think i got it wrong. This rule was there for HSMP and no more for Tier 1. I checked it in another forum and they say that we need to use mulitplier if you have lived in more than one country for the period you stayed there...so in my case they say that i could use india mulitplier(~5.3) for 4 months in India and rest in UK band...


Can some one confirm me this....

Thanks
Arun
abhishekagrawal79 wrote:Arun,
Can you tell me where you red about the pro rata thing. because i just went through the guidence notes once again and found the below note...

The Assessing Officer will only consider actual earnings made. Earnings claimed will not be considered on a pro rata basis under any circumstances.

Abhishek
arunkumarprs wrote:Hi all
I’m in total mess with my previous earnings. Can some one please help me out if I can claim the points or not. I have listed down my case please examine them and let me know.

I work for an Indian company and currently I’m in UK for past 9 months.

Work History:
14-May-2007 to 22-Jul-2007 I was in India (3 Months)
23-Jul-2007 to 10-Dec2007 I was in UK (5 Months)
11-DEC-2007 to 20-Jan-2008 I was in India again (1 Month)
20-Jan-2008 to till date I’m in UK (3 Months)

If I consider from May2007 to Apr2008 (12 months) I have been in UK for 8 months and India for 4 months.

So this says that I should be applying in UK Band as I have spent most part of the year in UK.

Now coming to the earnings, as lot of us here, I get full India salary + UK Allowance during the period I was in UK. No P60, but I have signed payslips (both India and UK Allowance) and Bank Statement (Both India and UK)

If I add my UK Allowance and Indian Salary(without any upliftment) for the

Total for all 12 months I get GBP 21388.49
Total for 8 months spent in UK I get GBP 18389.71


Rule says that if my last 12 months earnings does not cover from a single country, Previous earnings would be calculated on a prorate bases on the country which I have spent most of the time. In my case since I have spent 8 months in UK I need to calculate the sum of earnings in these 8 months and divide it by 8 and multiply my 12….

If I do so then I will get (18389.71/8) * 12 = GBP 27584

If I don’t do prorate calculation I’m not getting my required 75 points.

Can anyone suggest me if my calculations and assumptions are right.

Please help me with this complex situation.

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Re: Hi Guys,

Post by gqq » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:30 am

Hi, Irf

My application time is nearly the same as yours (I submitted on Monday 17th of March). One of my friends submitted on the same day as yours on Saturday 15th of March and he got his on 3rd of April.

Do you think your case is complicated or not? Mine with three dependants. don't know why it takes so long time for us.

I also called HO serveral times and not much information you can get from them. It is really not necessary to call them, I think

I hope we can get the passports back this week.

irf_bar wrote:I call HO today again, their no update yet on my application. I don't know whether my case has been asign to case worker or not.

Is their any way to find out ours status( just want to know that my case has been asign to case worker). any reason which we can say them to get more info.

Regards,
Irf

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Drastically delayed decision

Post by synchrony786 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:45 am

Hi Irf/qqq/all,

I am following developments on various people applications through this forum and i think nobody is left with an awaited status for application submitted in March except myself, Irf and now qqq. I think we are boarding the same boat. I am still waiting and now keep calling HO almost every day but somebody said in this forum that it's "useless" to call them.. so the best strategy is to "Wait & See" unless somebody has any other suggestions... hope all of us have all the documents with us soon if not a decision. please keep intouch


regards,

saint

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Re: Hi Guys,

Post by irf_bar » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:46 am

Hi qqq, Synch...

Yes guys our applications is lies in the same week.

and my case is not that much complicated, im switiching my WP to HSMP. i don't have any dependant.

i claim 90 + 20 points. i donno the reson y it has been delayed so much, as all guys in this folder applied earlier n later to us have got thr decision.

any how we only hope and wait for the result. i hope we all will here somethink on regards of ours appli this week.

best of luck with yous application.
Regards,
Irf.
gqq wrote:Hi, Irf

My application time is nearly the same as yours (I submitted on Monday 17th of March). One of my friends submitted on the same day as yours on Saturday 15th of March and he got his on 3rd of April.

Do you think your case is complicated or not? Mine with three dependants. don't know why it takes so long time for us.

I also called HO serveral times and not much information you can get from them. It is really not necessary to call them, I think

I hope we can get the passports back this week.

irf_bar wrote:I call HO today again, their no update yet on my application. I don't know whether my case has been asign to case worker or not.

Is their any way to find out ours status( just want to know that my case has been asign to case worker). any reason which we can say them to get more info.

Regards,
Irf

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Re: Updated List

Post by sidshekhar » Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:26 pm

My Status

Sidshekhar:( Work Permit to Tier1 within UK)
========
Applied: 11th April
Received: 14th April
Payment Taken:18th April (paid by Cheque)
Reference Number:Issued 21st April Received 24 April
Decision:
Documents Received:

abhishekagrawal79 wrote:Updated the list with asiar08's status

ashraya:
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Date Applied :6th march
Reached Home office : 8th march
Debit charged: 13th March
Reference Number received :18th March ( PB2988....)
Approval Date: 9th April
Docs Received: 15th April

asiar08 ( Tier 1 with Valid HSMP letter )
=====
Date Applied : 11 March
Reached Home office : 12th march
Credit card charged: 13th March
Reference Number : PB299***
Decision : Approved
Documents received :22nd Apr


aylee:
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Date Applied :11th march
Reached Home office : 12th march
Debit charged: 13th March
Reference Number received :14th March ( PB2993....)
Decision : Approved on 19th March
Passport Stamped 1st April.
Docs Recieved :3rd April


lisa_simpson
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Date Applied : 11 March
Reached Home office : 12 March
Debit card charged: 13 March
Reference Number Received: 14 March
Reference Number : PB299***
Decision Received: YES!! Very Happy
Documents Received: 8th April

butterfly08: ( HSMP to Tier 1 )
=======
Date Applied :12th march
Reached Home office : 13th march
Debit charged: 13th March
Reference Number received :14th March ( PB2994....)
Decision : Approived and got documents back on 16th April

hsmpaspirant2007:
================
Date Applied:15th March
Payment Taken: 17th March
Reference Number Received: 18th March
Decision Taken: 31st March
Passport stamped: 4th April
Current Status: Approved.
Documents Received: 9th April

irf_bar:
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Date Applied:15th March
Payment Taken: 17th March
Reference Number Received: 18th March(PB299**)
Decision : Awaited (with case worker, asked him to wait for 5-7 working days)

sinspider:
=========
APPLIED: March 13th
RECD at Home Office: March 14th
Charged : 18th March
REFERENCE no: 19th March
Decision :Rejected 2nd April( Reason mentioned: Degree was in Swedish)


GobOOst:
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Date Applied:14th March
Payment Taken: 20th March
Reference Number Received: 25th March (PB299**)
Decision : Approved on 10th April
Stamped: on 10th Apirl
Documents received: 18th April


rajiv502
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Date Applied :19th march
Reached Home office : 20th march
Credit card charged: 25th March
Reference Number received :28th March ( PB3001....)
Approval date: 31st march
Received date: 16th April


SSTier1:
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Posted my Tier 1 Application: 25-March-08
Recieved Home office : 26-March-08
Debit card charged: 26-March-08
Reference number recieved : 29-March-08
Decision : Approved
Visa stamped: 08-April-2008
Passports received : 12-April-2008

mmmsa5:(From student to Tier 1 )
=======

Application received at HO: 26 March
Payment Taken: 26 March
Reference number received: 29 March (PB300***)
Decision Taken: 3 April (Approved), 4th April for dependants
Documents Received: 15th April


getkumars:
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Date Applied : 25 March
Reached Home office : 26th march
Debit card charged: 27th March
Reference Number Received: 29th March
Reference Number : PB3007***
Passport stamped: 3 rd April
Documents Received: 15th April


cisman:
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Application Sent : 29 March 2008
Application Received : 31 March 2008
Payment Processed : 31 March 2008
Reference no. Allocated : 31 March 2008
Reference no. Received : 02 April 2008 (.....)
Decision : Awaited


urgent:
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Date Applied :29th march
Reached Home office : 31st march
charged: 31st March
Reference Number received :2nd April( PB3012***)
Passport stamped: 17th April
Documents Received: 22nd April

AmitGoyal
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Date Applied :1 April
Reached Home office : 2 April
Debit charged: 3 April
Reference Number received :4 April ( PB3014....)
Approval Date: 16th April
Docs Received: 21 April

nibbs:
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posted- 4th April 2008
payment- 7th April 2008
reference -7th April 2008 - PB301******

wp2tier1:
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Applied:5th April
Received at HO: 8th April
Reference Number: awaited


fardeen:
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From WP to Tier1
Applied: April 7th (Royal mail special delivery)
Recd at Home Office: April 8th (confirmed)
Payment Processed: April 8th
Reference no: April 8th PB3020***(sent on 8th by post)
Decision: Awaited


rashsmp:
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pplied: April 9th (For Tier1 with valid HSMP approval Letter)
Recieved at Home Office: April 10th
Payment Processed: April 10th
Reference no: April 12th(lettter dated 10th) -PB3022****
Decision: Awaited

Sidshekhar:( Work Permit to Tier1)
========
Applied: 11th April
Received: 14th April
Payment Taken:
Reference Number:
Decision:
Documents Received:

alpharulez:
=======
From WP to Tier1
Applied: April 16th (Royal mail special delivery)
Recvd at Home Office: April 17th
Payment Processed: April 17th
Reference no: waiting...
Decision: waiting...

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Do we need to Send Passports along with the Tier 1 Applicati

Post by GJ10 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:01 pm

Hi Guys,

This might be a little dumb as i have read the guidance notes but am still a little confused.

Do i need to send the Passports along with the Tier 1 application. I am about to send my application but my wife is travelling in the next two weeks. Do i need to send my passport as well as the dependents along with application?

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

GJ10

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Can i work in Uk legaly

Post by laskk » Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:51 pm

Hi Guys,
I need yours suggestion on my case please.

i have got the work permit valid till 2012 , but unfortunately im not working with the company who offered me this WP.

i appllied for tier1 pbs hsmp on mid week of march( still waiting for my results)

so i want to know that i can work for any other firm meanwhile or not?

any senior/ members of this forum please advice me.

Irf, synch, gqq:- i was also waiting for my results applied on march 2nd week.

Regards,
laskk

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Re: Hi Guys,

Post by laskk » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:01 pm

i apply from UK, just want to knew about u guys from where did u all guys irf, gqq, synch...

waiting for yours reply.

regards,
laskk
gqq wrote:Hi, Irf

My application time is nearly the same as yours (I submitted on Monday 17th of March). One of my friends submitted on the same day as yours on Saturday 15th of March and he got his on 3rd of April.

Do you think your case is complicated or not? Mine with three dependants. don't know why it takes so long time for us.

I also called HO serveral times and not much information you can get from them. It is really not necessary to call them, I think

I hope we can get the passports back this week.

irf_bar wrote:I call HO today again, their no update yet on my application. I don't know whether my case has been asign to case worker or not.

Is their any way to find out ours status( just want to know that my case has been asign to case worker). any reason which we can say them to get more info.

Regards,
Irf

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Re: Hi Guys,

Post by gqq » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:22 pm

I am also from UK and from WP to tier1.

It seems you are not supposed to work for another company if holding WP.
laskk wrote:i apply from UK, just want to knew about u guys from where did u all guys irf, gqq, synch...

waiting for yours reply.

regards,
laskk
gqq wrote:Hi, Irf

My application time is nearly the same as yours (I submitted on Monday 17th of March). One of my friends submitted on the same day as yours on Saturday 15th of March and he got his on 3rd of April.

Do you think your case is complicated or not? Mine with three dependants. don't know why it takes so long time for us.

I also called HO serveral times and not much information you can get from them. It is really not necessary to call them, I think

I hope we can get the passports back this week.

irf_bar wrote:I call HO today again, their no update yet on my application. I don't know whether my case has been asign to case worker or not.

Is their any way to find out ours status( just want to know that my case has been asign to case worker). any reason which we can say them to get more info.

Regards,
Irf

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Post by rahsmp » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:26 pm

Hi GJ10,

If you plannning to apply for Dependent along with yours then you MUST to send the Passport with Application for Dependent filled in.

you can apply for dependent seperately also by paying £395 once you get your Tier1.

Hope this clarifies your confusion.

Regards,
Ra





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Re: Can i work in Uk legaly

Post by rahsmp » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:32 pm

Hi ,

As per my knowledge you can not work in another firm(other than your Work Permit sponsered company) until you get Tier1 or WP transfer to the new firm you are planning to work.

Regards,
Ra.


laskk wrote:Hi Guys,
I need yours suggestion on my case please.

i have got the work permit valid till 2012 , but unfortunately im not working with the company who offered me this WP.

i appllied for tier1 pbs hsmp on mid week of march( still waiting for my results)

so i want to know that i can work for any other firm meanwhile or not?

any senior/ members of this forum please advice me.

Irf, synch, gqq:- i was also waiting for my results applied on march 2nd week.

Regards,
laskk

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irf, qqq, synch location

Post by synchrony786 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:51 pm

Hi all,

I have applied under Tier1 General Extension switching from HSMP in the UK. I originally qualified the initial HSMP criteria in March 2006 in the UK as i was on the SEGS scheme after my master degree and then hundreds and thounsands of new changes came through which I have to qualify for if i want my application approved...

dont know if u guys know that HSMP Forum has won the case against government and the court has decided in favour of HSMP forum. I dont know if the decision would favour applicants like me or not but thats for sure according to BBC web site that HSMP Forum won the case which they filed against the government's introduction of new changes for already existing HSMP holders.


hope to have a decision soon and wishing u all the best for you guys....

keep intouch

regards,
saint

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Post by mg » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:25 am

At what number we can enquire the status from UK? I tried the one given on website but no one responds. Also do we need reference number to enquire status or it can be done by name and DOB?

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Indian Salary + UK Allowance

Post by kmore97 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:08 am

Guys,
I am applying to switch from WP to tier1. I'm paid Indian salary and UK allowance. Without any upliftment, I earn more than 40K taking together Indian salary and UK allowance. There is no tax deduction from my UK allowance. I'm getting the slips for the allowances and they are stamped. What is the chance of approval if I submit the following documents

1. Indian pay slips (stamped)
2. Indian bank statements
3. UK Allowance slips (stamped)
4. UK Bank statements

Please reply. It's urgent.

Regards,
Kiran (not More).

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Re: Indian Salary + UK Allowance

Post by rahsmp » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:42 am

Hi Kiran,

you will get the approval.

I have got the HSMP approval , I was also having Indian Component and UK component and evidance for Salary Credit ,given by me are
1. Indian Payslips on the company letterhead
2. Original Indian Bank statement
3. UK payslips on the company letterhead
4. Original UK Bank stantement.


cheers
ra
kmore97 wrote:Guys,
I am applying to switch from WP to tier1. I'm paid Indian salary and UK allowance. Without any upliftment, I earn more than 40K taking together Indian salary and UK allowance. There is no tax deduction from my UK allowance. I'm getting the slips for the allowances and they are stamped. What is the chance of approval if I submit the following documents

1. Indian pay slips (stamped)
2. Indian bank statements
3. UK Allowance slips (stamped)
4. UK Bank statements

Please reply. It's urgent.

Regards,
Kiran (not More).

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Tier 1 Dates

Post by carpra » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:10 am

My Status !

WP to Tier 1

Date Applied :19th march
Reached Home office : 20th march
Credit card charged: 20th March
Reference Number received :28th March ( PB3001....)
Result: Awaiting ... Its been a long wait

Called the Home office, it looks like the documents are with the case worker for the last 3 weeks.

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