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JESSIES
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Post by JESSIES » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:13 pm

heya grant - I also forgot to add that it was assigned to a case worker on the 10th of October.

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Post by nevadawipes » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:18 pm

JESSIES wrote:heya grant - I also forgot to add that it was assigned to a case worker on the 10th of October.
if ur case is assigned to CW only on 10th OCT, then be paitent and wait for 2-3weeks and if ur case is straight forward, you will get ur docs back.

Regards

:)

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Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:39 pm

Dear All,

I finally got my passport with Tier-1 visa today. My time lines are,

applied - 22 Aug
received at HO - 26 Aug
ref dated - 26 Aug
case assigned to case worker - 23 Sept,
approval letter dated - 23 Sept,
visas issued - 23 Sept
documents posted by HO - 10 Oct
documents received - 13 Oct.

Number of dependants - 4

As I am a pre-Nov 2006 HSMP participant, my case was decided on the JR judgement even though I applied on a Tier - 1 form, fulfilled all the requirements and had 120 points. But I am happy for this to end successfully which ever way.

I dont know why did it take the HO so long to post the visas.

I am grateful to every one here for their kind support and guidance through out.

Thank you and best wishes

OB40

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by madihi11 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:42 pm

hi Ob40 and Jessies

How do you know when your applications were assigned to a caseworker? did you call a number to check?

Many thanks for your prompt response

Mi

ob40
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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:45 pm

madihi11 wrote:hi Ob40 and Jessies

How do you know when your applications were assigned to a caseworker? did you call a number to check?

Many thanks for your prompt response

Mi
Hello Madihi11,

I called on the CC number and selected options 2 and then 1 and waited for a CC staff member from whom I asked the status of my application. I am not sure but I think they use the terms "assigned to case worker" and "under consideration" interchangably. Option 2 - 1 currently hangs up before a CC staff member can pick up. You can try your luck with option 2 - 2.

Regards

OB40

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Hi OB40

Post by daroori » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:47 am

I applied for EC on 4th Sept 08 and I did not my status yet.

Yesterday I mailed BHC, Chennai and I recieve the reply as below:


Thank you for your e-mail.
A decision is yet to be made on your visa application.

I am sorry I am unable to give you a timeframe for a decision. Due to the large influx of applications in this category, there has been a backlog and we are doing our best to clear the same.

We will keep you updated on the outcome of the same.

Yours sincerely,

UK Border Agency
Visa Services

What does this statement mean "A decision is yet to be made on your visa application"? Does it mean a case worker is assigned and decision is pending? or a case worker is yet to assign?

Thank You,
Daroori.

itguy_uk
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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by itguy_uk » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:48 am

ob40 wrote:Dear All,

I finally got my passport with Tier-1 visa today. My time lines are,

applied - 22 Aug
received at HO - 26 Aug
ref dated - 26 Aug
case assigned to case worker - 23 Sept,
approval letter dated - 23 Sept,
visas issued - 23 Sept
documents posted by HO - 10 Oct
documents received - 13 Oct.

Number of dependants - 4

As I am a pre-Nov 2006 HSMP participant, my case was decided on the JR judgement even though I applied on a Tier - 1 form, fulfilled all the requirements and had 120 points. But I am happy for this to end successfully which ever way.

I dont know why did it take the HO so long to post the visas.

I am grateful to every one here for their kind support and guidance through out.

Thank you and best wishes

OB40
Hi OB40,

Many congratulations..
My timelines also matches as yours and i am hoping for some good news in couple of weeks time.

Regards,
itguy_uk

Switching from Work Permit to Tier-1 (General) without Dependents
Applied from UK on 21-08-2008
Applied received on 22-08-2008
Reference letter date : 26-08-2008
Payment detected : 27-08-2008
Assigned to the CW : 22-09-2008
Result : Still under consoderation

ob40
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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:01 am

itguy_uk wrote:
Hi OB40,

Many congratulations..
My timelines also matches as yours and i am hoping for some good news in couple of weeks time.

Regards,
itguy_uk

Switching from Work Permit to Tier-1 (General) without Dependents
Applied from UK on 21-08-2008
Applied received on 22-08-2008
Reference letter date : 26-08-2008
Payment detected : 27-08-2008
Assigned to the CW : 22-09-2008
Result : Still under consoderation
Thanks itguy_uk and best of luck. Hope you get it soon.

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Post by grant1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:33 am

no probs guys,

i am in ur situation as well and understand the pain quite well.

itguy_uk,
as far as i remember from one of ur old posts, u had some problems with payment and u applied through agency first right. when did u apply for the 2nd time and did u do it urself this time. agencies are very doggy.

jessis,
when did u file ur application? and wht category are u switching from?


There are actually people going as far as MARCH and APR 2008 who applied for Tier-1 not HSMP from within UK and are still waiting after Almost 6-7months of wait. things become more scary when u see this

see the link:-

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/13702507/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/20486477/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/17090171/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/20849441/

Regards



Regards

Grant

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Re: Hi OB40

Post by nevadawipes » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:40 am

Any1's guess is good as yours, its clrealy down to common sense!!
daroori wrote: What does this statement mean "A decision is yet to be made on your visa application"? Does it mean a case worker is assigned and decision is pending? or a case worker is yet to assign?

ob40
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Post by ob40 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:41 am

grant1 wrote:no probs guys,

i am in ur situation as well and understand the pain quite well.

itguy_uk,
as far as i remember from one of ur old posts, u had some problems with payment and u applied through agency first right. when did u apply for the 2nd time and did u do it urself this time. agencies are very doggy.

jessis,
when did u file ur application? and wht category are u switching from?


There are actually people going as far as MARCH and APR 2008 who applied for Tier-1 not HSMP from within UK and are still waiting after Almost 6-7months of wait. things become more scary when u see this

see the link:-

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/13702507/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/20486477/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/17090171/

www.spammer.com/discuss/hsmpi/20849441/

Regards



Regards

Grant
Hi Grant,

I think you are confusing itguy_uk for me. I had a applied through an agent in May. The agent had helped me get initial clearance in 2008 and did a superb job then but this time around not only was he unprofessional but also unethical. He paid the wrong fee (350 GBP) and when the HO returned the application (17 July - 2.5 weeks after the expiry of my previous leave) he never told me that the application had been returned. HO had asked him to "reapply" with the correct fee. Instead, he put in the correct fee on the same application and returned the same application to the HO, which now was an out of time application. It would have been an out right rejection as the facts of the case had changed because of it being an out of time application. Luckily the application forms had changed in between and the HO again returned the application (19 August) but this time directly to my home address. Then I got in touch with the HO and they told me that I could reapply but I have to leave my job as my previous leave had expired. So I have been without a job since then and now in the process of getting my old job back (hopefully).

Regards OB40

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Post by ob40 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:42 am

ob40 wrote:The agent had helped me get initial clearance in 2008
I meant 2004

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:33 am

Many congratulation ob40 i have a query to ask you that your visa was issued on 23rd of sep so from 23rd sep t0 13th oct did u
give a call to HO about your Status what was thier answer that decision has been made or they were just telling you that application is still underconsideration

Many Thanks
ob40 wrote:Dear All,

I finally got my passport with Tier-1 visa today. My time lines are,

applied - 22 Aug
received at HO - 26 Aug
ref dated - 26 Aug
case assigned to case worker - 23 Sept,
approval letter dated - 23 Sept,
visas issued - 23 Sept
documents posted by HO - 10 Oct
documents received - 13 Oct.

Number of dependants - 4

As I am a pre-Nov 2006 HSMP participant, my case was decided on the JR judgement even though I applied on a Tier - 1 form, fulfilled all the requirements and had 120 points. But I am happy for this to end successfully which ever way.

I dont know why did it take the HO so long to post the visas.

I am grateful to every one here for their kind support and guidance through out.

Thank you and best wishes

OB40
AZ

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by itguy_uk » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:04 am

Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Many congratulation ob40 i have a query to ask you that your visa was issued on 23rd of sep so from 23rd sep t0 13th oct did u
give a call to HO about your Status what was thier answer that decision has been made or they were just telling you that application is still underconsideration

Many Thanks
ob40 wrote:Dear All,

I finally got my passport with Tier-1 visa today. My time lines are,

applied - 22 Aug
received at HO - 26 Aug
ref dated - 26 Aug
case assigned to case worker - 23 Sept,
approval letter dated - 23 Sept,
visas issued - 23 Sept
documents posted by HO - 10 Oct
documents received - 13 Oct.

Number of dependants - 4

As I am a pre-Nov 2006 HSMP participant, my case was decided on the JR judgement even though I applied on a Tier - 1 form, fulfilled all the requirements and had 120 points. But I am happy for this to end successfully which ever way.

I dont know why did it take the HO so long to post the visas.

I am grateful to every one here for their kind support and guidance through out.

Thank you and best wishes

OB40
Hi OB40,

I also have the same query raised by Sep08T1Applicant.
Did you call HO in between the stamping date and the docs received date and what was their response ?

Regards,
itguy_uk

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:09 am

Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Many congratulation ob40 i have a query to ask you that your visa was issued on 23rd of sep so from 23rd sep t0 13th oct did u
give a call to HO about your Status what was thier answer that decision has been made or they were just telling you that application is still underconsideration

Many Thanks
Hi,

Thank you for the kind wishes. Yes I did call them a number of times. I called them on 23 Sept and they said that it has just then been assigned to a case worker. Infact I called once on 6th Oct and then on 9th Oct and they said that it is still under consideration. Then I called on 10th in the afternoon and the person that it has been dispatched. I had to wait till Monday to get the status.

As I said before in one of my posts, it is very difficult to work out their way of working.

Regards

OB40.

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by itguy_uk » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:13 am

ob40 wrote:
Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Many congratulation ob40 i have a query to ask you that your visa was issued on 23rd of sep so from 23rd sep t0 13th oct did u
give a call to HO about your Status what was thier answer that decision has been made or they were just telling you that application is still underconsideration

Many Thanks
Hi,

Thank you for the kind wishes. Yes I did call them a number of times. I called them on 23 Sept and they said that it has just then been assigned to a case worker. Infact I called once on 6th Oct and then on 9th Oct and they said that it is still under consideration. Then I called on 10th in the afternoon and the person that it has been dispatched. I had to wait till Monday to get the status.

As I said before in one of my posts, it is very difficult to work out their way of working.

Regards

OB40.
Thank you very much for the information OB40..
It clearly shows that there is no point in calling HO.

Regards,
itguy_uk

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:35 am

Thank you very much OB40 for your cooperation.

Today HO automated machine is saying "We are processing applications recieved on 29th September" :o , I don't think we wil work out how does it work, the best is wait and hope, Hopefully we will get some good news soon....

Grant1, Dont worry, you will be having good news soon as well InshaALLAH, all the best.

OB40 once again congratulation.

ob40 wrote:
Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Many congratulation ob40 i have a query to ask you that your visa was issued on 23rd of sep so from 23rd sep t0 13th oct did u
give a call to HO about your Status what was thier answer that decision has been made or they were just telling you that application is still underconsideration

Many Thanks
Hi,

Thank you for the kind wishes. Yes I did call them a number of times. I called them on 23 Sept and they said that it has just then been assigned to a case worker. Infact I called once on 6th Oct and then on 9th Oct and they said that it is still under consideration. Then I called on 10th in the afternoon and the person that it has been dispatched. I had to wait till Monday to get the status.

As I said before in one of my posts, it is very difficult to work out their way of working.

Regards

OB40.
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Post by nimisharma » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:40 am

Hi ob40,

Many Congratulations.

Had just one question. Did they call your employer (if you had your payslips from the UK).

Once again congratulations.

All the best to rest .

Regards,
nimi

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Post by xiaowei » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:11 pm

Just called Home Office on the 0114 ***** number. They are processing applications before 19/September/2008!!!!!
It was 28/August just last week. Really confused about how they work.

ob40
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Post by ob40 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:15 pm

nimisharma wrote:Hi ob40,

Many Congratulations.

Had just one question. Did they call your employer (if you had your payslips from the UK).

Once again congratulations.

All the best to rest .

Regards,
nimi
Hi,

Many thanks, I dont know if they called or not. I may ask the HR later but I dont think they called otherwise I would have known as the HR probably was as keen for me to get the visa as I was.

Best Wishes

OB40

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