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kavi14
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Post by kavi14 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:28 pm

hoopsy wrote:
mgn wrote:
yasa wrote:
kavi14 wrote:

Yes, i th ink so. i had applied hsmp on 10th March and my visa status is "You visa has been forwarded to BHC" and i am waiting. fingers crossed...
best of luck do update..
I got my VISA on 26th March 09. All the best to all waiting candidates.
Congrats....did u apply from in-country or outside the UK?
I applied in India only particularly from Bangalore :). I wish everyone who's waiting for visa !!

nothingness
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my status

Post by nothingness » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:07 pm

applied from uk WP->Tier1 on 6 mar09
reached BA on 9 mar 09- fee debited same day
acc. letter dated 9mar09 reached 13mar09
stamped on 8 aprl 09 till aprl 2012. reached 11aprl09, normal recorded delivery no extra envelope enclosed.
docs sent- payslips(only on company headers- not attested) + bnk statements+Btech degree+passport
points- 75.

really happy today !! all the best to u all !!

hoopsy
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Re: my status

Post by hoopsy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:54 pm

nothingness wrote:applied from uk WP->Tier1 on 6 mar09
reached BA on 9 mar 09- fee debited same day
acc. letter dated 9mar09 reached 13mar09
stamped on 8 aprl 09 till aprl 2012. reached 11aprl09, normal recorded delivery no extra envelope enclosed.
docs sent- payslips(only on company headers- not attested) + bnk statements+Btech degree+passport
points- 75.

really happy today !! all the best to u all !!
A great big CONGRATULATIONS to you! That was fast.
Good things come to those who wait.................

hoopsy
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Post by hoopsy » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:54 pm

Does anyone know what HO regards as grounds for urgent treatment?
Good things come to those who wait.................

yasa
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Re: my status

Post by yasa » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:31 pm

nothingness wrote:applied from uk WP->Tier1 on 6 mar09
reached BA on 9 mar 09- fee debited same day
acc. letter dated 9mar09 reached 13mar09
stamped on 8 aprl 09 till aprl 2012. reached 11aprl09, normal recorded delivery no extra envelope enclosed.
docs sent- payslips(only on company headers- not attested) + bnk statements+Btech degree+passport
points- 75.

really happy today !! all the best to u all !!
congrats

deepakag123
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Post by deepakag123 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:24 am

I applied for Tier 1 General on 20th Feb 2009, from VFS Bangalore.
Got my visa stamped with documents on 6th March.
I also received my wife's Tier 1 Dependent visa today.
Applied on : 24th March 2009
Applied from : VFS, Bangalore
Status changed on VFS Tracking - 17th April 2009
Received the documents - 18th April 2009 via Blue dart courier.

AkashS
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Post by AkashS » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:20 am

kavi14 wrote:
hoopsy wrote:
mgn wrote:
yasa wrote:
best of luck do update..
I got my VISA on 26th March 09. All the best to all waiting candidates.
Congrats....did u apply from in-country or outside the UK?
I applied in India only particularly from Bangalore :). I wish everyone who's waiting for visa !!
Congratulations Kavi14.

I am also from Bangalore and going to apply for Tier-1 in June. I would appreciate if you could please reply to few of my queries.

1) Did you just take the print outs of your salary slips or get it signed and stamped from company HR?

2) Did you also submit Form 16 (IT Return)?

3) I am going to show my saving + my wife's saving as maintenance fund? Total amount would be more than 2.5 Lakhs. I hope this should be fine.

4) I spoke with bank Manager and she told me that they can provide me a letter that I am maintaining 2 lakhs or above at any time during last 3 months. I hope this will be fine or we should attach Bank statement also? In that case, bank statement will be at least 15 pages long or may be more.

5) How did you calculate GBP - INR conversion. Did you take the rate of GBP when you take the print out of your bank statement or what?

Hope you will be able to provide me some help on this. Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Akash...

suhas.choulgere
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Urgent Processing request - criterion

Post by suhas.choulgere » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:02 pm

@Hoopsy,

It is my experience that the Home office only considers matters such as death/deceased or acute family oriented emergency on health grounds as the only criterion for Urgent Processing.

I had applied for an Urgent Processing request on ground of project related deadlines and they did not revert on time. Even when they did, they asked me to withdraw the application.

I did not withdraw and they took their own sweet time to process my application - while i had to make a few sacrifices.

suhas.choulgere
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Keep the faith

Post by suhas.choulgere » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:18 pm

I owe it to this forum to post a reply here. I hope anybody who reads this can draw a breath of peace and clutch onto further strings of hope...coz i've been through quite a bad experience. My chronology is as below:

16 Dec - Submitted application
18 Dec - received acknowledgement
19 Dec - Fees deducted
waited all through Jan and Feb
27 Feb 2009 - called for the first time - got status as "awaiting further consideration"
4 Mar 2009 - send urgent processing request
5 Mar 2009 - called and confirmed receipt of urgent processing request
10 Mar 2009 - send a Fax letter complaining of delay (status still awaiting further consideration)
27 Mar 2009 - received an email from case worker asking me to formally withdraw applicaiton if i wanted passport back - refused this option
called all through April - status still "awaiting further consideration" - even asked them if a dog ate my application. had given up hope by then.
21 Apr - called again to find out my documents were posted that day.
24 Apr - got my visa

All in all 18 weeks for something that takes 6 weeks. In this process i learnt that the general lifecycle for an application is :
IN QUEUE -> AWAITING CONSIDERATION --> UNDER CONSIDERATION (this is when the caseworker is working on your case. it stays in this state for a few hours) -> (if additional validation is required) AWAITING FURTHER CONSIDERATION --> (if validation documents have come back, and caseworker has to inspect it) AWAITING CONSIDERATION --> UNDER CONSIDERTION (while looking at it) --> DOCUMENTS POSTED.

please note that it may go to AWAITING FURTHER CONSIDERATION for many iterations depending on what is being checked. This is what i learnt, please feel free to contradict me if you think otherwise.

For those who are waiting, hold on... if your documents are genuine, you will come through. All the best !

horizon123
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Sharing my experience

Post by horizon123 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:57 pm

Hi All,

I have been a silent reader of this forum. I would like to share my experience.
I submitted my application for switch to Tier 1 from WP on 18th March from UK. I received ack from home office on 19th March. Money was deducted on 20th March.
Last week I submitted urgent treatment request as my grandfather is not keeping well back in India and I was advised to visit him asap. I faxed the urgent treatment form, explanation letter for the same and medical certificate as proof. I was waiting all week but did not get any response. On Monday I called ukba to get updates and they said my app was awaiting further consideration. After few min I received a call from the case worker. She said that she took up my app immediately after receiving my urgent treatment request which means they considered my request. But she was not able to reach my employer last week. She could reach them only on Monday and called me to inform the same. And that should be true b'coz everytime I tried to reach my HR, I had to call her atleast 10 times before I could speak to her. She asked me to push my employer to send her the requested information asap. Irrespective of explaining my HR how urgent it was, she took her own sweet time and sent the requested info late afternoon yesterday. The case worker then mailed me and said that she had approved my application and it should be posted tomorrow (i.e today). It was really very sweet of her. She did the best she can to help me.
But sometime back I called HO again to get the status. I was expecting it to be posted but they said its under consideration. Not sure why :(

kams19
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Re: Sharing my experience

Post by kams19 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:01 pm

horizon123 wrote:Hi All,

I have been a silent reader of this forum. I would like to share my experience.
I submitted my application for switch to Tier 1 from WP on 18th March from UK. I received ack from home office on 19th March. Money was deducted on 20th March.
Last week I submitted urgent treatment request as my grandfather is not keeping well back in India and I was advised to visit him asap. I faxed the urgent treatment form, explanation letter for the same and medical certificate as proof. I was waiting all week but did not get any response. On Monday I called ukba to get updates and they said my app was awaiting further consideration. After few min I received a call from the case worker. She said that she took up my app immediately after receiving my urgent treatment request which means they considered my request. But she was not able to reach my employer last week. She could reach them only on Monday and called me to inform the same. And that should be true b'coz everytime I tried to reach my HR, I had to call her atleast 10 times before I could speak to her. She asked me to push my employer to send her the requested information asap. Irrespective of explaining my HR how urgent it was, she took her own sweet time and sent the requested info late afternoon yesterday. The case worker then mailed me and said that she had approved my application and it should be posted tomorrow (i.e today). It was really very sweet of her. She did the best she can to help me.
But sometime back I called HO again to get the status. I was expecting it to be posted but they said its under consideration. Not sure why :(
Hi Horizon,
from the past experience in this forum, it seems sometimes UKBA takes much longer to update the status in their system. I mean people get their passport n stuff back n still it says UC or AWC...
so dont worry, i think u shd rely on the caseworker's words.
Hope to see ur application recd msg soon!
Cheers,
Kams

theimmigrant
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Post by theimmigrant » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:55 am

applied on 25th feb,2009
Got reject on 25th march
Applied for AR on 6th April,2009
Got Approval for Tier 1 on 26th April,2009

Need to submit my passport now

horizon123
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Got my docs today :)

Post by horizon123 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:41 am

Hi Kams,

Thanks for keeping my morale high :)
I got my passport and other docs today. Immediately booked flight for tonight. I have got my visa stamped on 28th April valid for next 3 yrs.
Very happy today.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone on this forum for all your help. :D

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Post by theimmigrant » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:59 am

@horizon,

have u already got a ajob there as u r moving there in sucha rush?

horizon123
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Post by horizon123 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:43 am

[quote="theimmigrant"]@horizon,

have u already got a ajob there as u r moving there in sucha rush?[/quote]

Hi theimmigrant,

Yes I am working here in UK. I have booked flight to India as I want to see my grandfather who is ill.
I was just waiting for my passport.

maar
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Post by maar » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:47 pm

Hi

I need urgent help from u guys. I have applied tier 1 dependent visa for my newborn, its 6 weeks now but now we have to travel to India urgently to see my grandfather who is ill. I just wanted to check what should i submit for my application to be processed urgently. what documents should I get from the hospital and with what details.

Please help as It is very urgent.

thanks

Philan
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Advice needed

Post by Philan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:22 pm

Hi everyone,

Can someone help me out with this because this is causing quite a lot of heartache. I went through an agency in Dec. to help me secure my Tier One HSMP Visa (General). It has been a nightmare since I originally sent off my application in late Feb. 2009. There has been a few problems along the way where my application has been returned.

My application recently got returned to me just over a week ago because the caseworker saw the date of 08/08 on Page 8 of the Tier One November 2008 version and thought that we had used the wrong application form. They immediately sent back my application along with my fee of £750. When they wrote a letter to my agent telling them why my application was considered invalid, my agent wrote back to explain that Home Office had made a clerical error, stating that our application form was indeed the correct one and that a mistake occured on the Nov. version of the Tier One HSMP visa application where the date of the previous 08/08 version appeared on page 8 of the Tier One 11/08 version. My agent even cited examples where a Tier One Visa was secured for several of her clients using the same form. We have now re-sent my application for the 3rd time with the enclosed fee and have been given a new reference number.

I am so distressed because of the time that it is taking with so many mistakes being made along the way. My agent has told me not to worry because the mistake lies with Home Office in this instance. When I phoned the HSMP line and spoke to someone, they were even surprised how the caseworker could have made that mistake as the form was correct, only that the date of 08/08 appeared on that one and only page of the Nov. 2008 version.

All it says on Page 8 of the application is the following:
"If you are producing a double-sided copy of this application form, please include this page and make sure it falls on the reverse of the payment details page in the two-sided copy.
For administrative reasons, it is important that the rest of the form begins with Section 2 - Applicant’s Details facing upwards"

The rest of the pages of the application form do not have the date 08/08 on any of the pages.

My application has been re-sent with a covering letter pointing out this error; however the application has been given a new reference number and was re-sent after April 2009. My agent has told me that since the error was made by Home Office, that they should consider the application as when it was originally sent (Feb. 2009). I have enough points to qualify but am worried that they will see the mistake but judge it under the new regulations. I don't have a Masters degree. Can someone point me in the right direction to help me speak to my caseworker so that I can deal with any problems then and there (or to even pre-raise all this information so that it can be passed to my caseworker) just in case they look at it and rule in a way that doesn't secure me an HSMP Visa? Upon reading about my situation, what does everyone think that I should do? Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,


Phil

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Post by bobbyy » Sun May 03, 2009 1:05 am

theimmigrant wrote:applied on 25th feb,2009
Got reject on 25th march
Applied for AR on 6th April,2009
Got Approval for Tier 1 on 26th April,2009

Need to submit my passport now
Hi theimmigrant,

when you send the documents, you wont send all the documents along with your passport. I am new to this forum, could you provide me guidelines...where did you send the documents... right now i am in USA, I dotnt know where to send the documents...

Thanks.
Bobby

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Re: Got my docs today :)

Post by bobbyy » Sun May 03, 2009 1:22 am

horizon123 wrote:Hi Kams,

Thanks for keeping my morale high :)
I got my passport and other docs today. Immediately booked flight for tonight. I have got my visa stamped on 28th April valid for next 3 yrs.
Very happy today.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone on this forum for all your help. :D
Hi horizon123 and all,

Could you please reply me......
I am confusing my self, when they will take the bio-metrics, when and where to send the documents, how they will take the money, how we know all the information.....

This is basic info, but Please.........reply me guys...

inputsOnHSMP
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Post by inputsOnHSMP » Fri May 08, 2009 8:49 am

Instead of wasting time with agents, please read the application form carefully and guidance notes as well. There should be no need to use an agent since you are "high skilled".

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