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Post by madihi11 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:22 pm

pino700 wrote:
madihi11 wrote:
pino700 wrote:Madihi11.

I note in your good news posting you received the visa stamped docs on 18 October 2008 and I assume you are not based in the UK.Please clarify because it appears that applications lodged at BHC offices in some countries are being processed quicker than in the UK.
No no I am based in London. switching from WP to Tier 1; no UTR
So you received the docs today or you expect them tomorrow. Am also in United Kingdom and applied for switching from WP to Tier 1. Applied on 30/09 and urgently in need of the new visa because I want to change jobs within the next 3 weeks. Sent a UTR 2 DAYS ago.
received today

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Loosing patience

Post by vijayvvd » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi,
I applied on 8 th August WP to Tier 1
My UT was also accepted.
About 4 weeks back one gentleman from cc told me the application has moved to CW s Manager, and I should get back result within a weeks time.

But 4 weeks passed no news......I was forced to postpone joining date with new employer.

If it doesnot come within one weeks, I will loose the offer.

Any suggestion what can be done now

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:23 am

itguy_uk wrote:Got the documents yesterday with approval. :)

My timeslines are as follows

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

Approved and Stamped on the same day : 22-09-2008 :o
HO response till yesterday : Still under consoderation :evil:


HO neither called my employers nor my University. Actually i had worked for 3 employers during the 12 months period for which i have claimed points for my earnings. So i have submited payslips from three different employers, and bank statements from two different banks....etc etc

HO didn't bother to call none of my employers..

All the best for those still waiting for their results.
Hope you all end up with some good news.

Regards,
itguy_uk
Many congratulations itguy_uk.

Regards ob40

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Re: Tier - 1 Approved

Post by ob40 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:32 am

ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:Got the documents yesterday with approval. :)

My timeslines are as follows

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

Approved and Stamped on the same day : 22-09-2008 :o
HO response till yesterday : Still under consoderation :evil:


HO neither called my employers nor my University. Actually i had worked for 3 employers during the 12 months period for which i have claimed points for my earnings. So i have submited payslips from three different employers, and bank statements from two different banks....etc etc

HO didn't bother to call none of my employers..

All the best for those still waiting for their results.
Hope you all end up with some good news.

Regards,
itguy_uk
Many congratulations itguy_uk.

Regards ob40
and also to all others who got their visas in the mean time.

Regards OB40

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Applied in Sept

Post by vv129 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:34 pm

Story so far... (Tier I General Appplication)
Applied on 18th Sept 2008
Payment Deducted on 19th Sept 2008
Ack. Received on 22nd Sept 2008
Rest - Its a waiting game.

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Post by grant1 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:25 pm

Hello everyone,

Finally its my day. I was waiting for this day for sooooo long, didnt know when it will come.

After a long wait i got my Tier-1 approved.

Applied - 10/06
Reference- 12/06
Approved and stamped - 10/10 ( YES Exactly after full 4 months )
Docs recieved - 16/10
No UT sent

This 4months period was soo stressful, words cant explain. I am very happy as i got it in the end. THANK YOU Home Office. Thank you very much. This forum is brilliant and helped me a lot to keep my anxiety level down by putting my posts here. I was always OPtimistic right from the start and had deep faith in god that this will definately work.


I kept calling HO during this 4 months period from time to time and answer was always the same "under consideration" but in the end i didnt call them at all for the last 1 month because i was getting quite frustrated with the same answer all the time (still under consideration). then finally after waiting for whole month i called them on 15th and to my surprise the CC told me it has been approved and posted to me.

Guys just keep the faith and pray to god, it will be all good. I will be here to help you guys with whatever little i know.


Kind Regards

Grant :)

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Post by vv129 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:24 pm

Guys, The waiting game is over...
My application was approved and have got the documents. For those still in the game, here are my time lines FYI.

Documents sent : 18th Sept 2008
Documents received : 19th Sept 2008
Payment deducted: 19th Sept 2008
Acknowledgement : 22nd Sept 2008
Assigned to CW : don t know
Visa Stamped : 10th Oct 2008
Documents returned : 18th Oct 2008

Thank you forum for all the help extended to me. And i wish everybody in the queue all the very best.

vv

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Post by JESSIES » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:28 pm

congrats guys!

Grant - how did you get the CC to tell you that it had been approved? Last night was awful. I was told on Friday that it was posted to wait so I couldn't sleep thinking that it was arriving on Sat. However it didn't ....arghhh...

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Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:23 am

Hello everyone,

Congratlations buddy, wow its really a good news, God is gr8 buddy, see things worked out in the end, do pray for me.

Congratulations to vv129 and Jessies in advance, literally you guys are very lucky as you vv129 already got it and Jessies you will be giving us a happy news as well by tommorow hopefully.

My timelines are :
Applied: 06/09/2008
Application recd, payment deducted and letter issued on : 09/09/2008
Ackn letter recd: 10/09/2008
Still waiting
Do pray for me guys....and once again Grant1 conratulations to you...
Regards,
AZ

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Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:31 am

Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1,Grant1, see finally its your day, Congratulations buddy, literally i m really happy for you dear, All the best and wish me the best as well...do take care and allt he best to others who are waiting like me :(

Regards,
AZ

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Post by xiaowei » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:44 am

JESSIES wrote:congrats guys!

Grant - how did you get the CC to tell you that it had been approved? Last night was awful. I was told on Friday that it was posted to wait so I couldn't sleep thinking that it was arriving on Sat. However it didn't ....arghhh...
Don't worry. You would get it by monday. It must be good news for you.

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Post by grant1 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:36 am

JESSIES wrote:congrats guys!

Grant - how did you get the CC to tell you that it had been approved? Last night was awful. I was told on Friday that it was posted to wait so I couldn't sleep thinking that it was arriving on Sat. However it didn't ....arghhh...
I didnt do anything special and just asked him politely. i guess this time when i called them they already processed everything and posted it to me. so it was fine for that KIND CC to tell me that it has been Approved.

Hope this helps

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Post by grant1 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:40 am

Sep08T1Applicant wrote:see finally its your day, Congratulations buddy, literally i m really happy for you dear, All the best and wish me the best as well...do take care and allt he best to others who are waiting like me :(
Regards,
Thanks mate

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Post by fielder » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:29 pm

hello Grant

congrats buddy...
those waiting for monday posts.. it'll be good news :)

i reckon i still got a bit of a wait .. oh well
but your good news keeps the spirits high..

all will be ok :)
have faith... and hang in there :)

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Post by grant1 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:39 pm

fielder wrote:hello Grant

congrats buddy...
those waiting for monday posts.. it'll be good news :)

i reckon i still got a bit of a wait .. oh well
but your good news keeps the spirits high..

all will be ok :)
have faith... and hang in there :)
thanks mate. till the time u get it in the end, ITS ALL GOOD.

Regards

:)

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Post by trucido » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:43 pm

Hi People,

As someone who benefited from reading this forum I'd like to share my timelines with everyone as well in regards to an application from New Zealand. I hope this also serves useful for people applying from NZ (and Aussies potentially) with the lack of information regarding applicants from these areas.

All docs are NZ based (i.e. employer, degree, location). No urgent treatment was requested.

Application Type: Tier 1 General (Fresh Application)
Application Date: 25th Sep 2008
Application Received: 26th Sep 2008
Payment deducted: 26th Sep 2008
Application Approved: 17th Oct 2008
Documents Returned: 20th Oct 2008

26th Sept 2008 to 17th Oct 2008: Didn't receive any acknowledgement or updates whatsoever (partly my fault as I forgot about it for a week or so). I sent an email on the 17th of Oct to query about the status of my application and got a reply later that day saying the visa had been approved and the documents were currently in transit back to me.

All the best for those currently awaiting approval and I hope this post serves useful to some of you.

trucido

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Post by xiaowei » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:47 am

Eventually, I got my papers back with approval for 3 years!!!

The funnies thing is that I claimed 25 points for my previous earnings which are £27***.08. My family sent me £7000 in July 2008. The HO took this £7000 as part of my earning as well, so they awarded my earning points based on the total of £27***.08 + £7000. so they gave me 40 points.

My timeline is:
Application sent: 17/9/2008;
Application received by HO: 18/9/2008;
Fees collected: 19/9/2008;
Confirmation letter received: 22/9/2008;
Approval date: 13/10/2008;
Papers received: 20/10/2008;

Thanks for everyone's help and all the information published on the forum which has been a great encouragement during this period.

I will stilll be around here to share all my experience.

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Post by here4tier1 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:13 am

xiaowei wrote:Eventually, I got my papers back with approval for 3 years!!!

The funnies thing is that I claimed 25 points for my previous earnings which are £27***.08. My family sent me £7000 in July 2008. The HO took this £7000 as part of my earning as well, so they awarded my earning points based on the total of £27***.08 + £7000. so they gave me 40 points.

My timeline is:
Application sent: 17/9/2008;
Application received by HO: 18/9/2008;
Fees collected: 19/9/2008;
Confirmation letter received: 22/9/2008;
Approval date: 13/10/2008;
Papers received: 20/10/2008;

Thanks for everyone's help and all the information published on the forum which has been a great encouragement during this period.

I will stilll be around here to share all my experience.
Congratulations !!
I applied at the same time as many ppl here ... cld HO 2day .... my app is still under concideration ... no updates ... :?

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Post by xiaowei » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:18 am

here4tier1 wrote:
xiaowei wrote:Eventually, I got my papers back with approval for 3 years!!!

The funnies thing is that I claimed 25 points for my previous earnings which are £27***.08. My family sent me £7000 in July 2008. The HO took this £7000 as part of my earning as well, so they awarded my earning points based on the total of £27***.08 + £7000. so they gave me 40 points.

My timeline is:
Application sent: 17/9/2008;
Application received by HO: 18/9/2008;
Fees collected: 19/9/2008;
Confirmation letter received: 22/9/2008;
Approval date: 13/10/2008;
Papers received: 20/10/2008;

Thanks for everyone's help and all the information published on the forum which has been a great encouragement during this period.

I will stilll be around here to share all my experience.
Congratulations !!
I applied at the same time as many ppl here ... cld HO 2day .... my app is still under concideration ... no updates ... :?
I called HO last Friday, they told me my application was still under consideration and I would receive it in 2 weeks!! :evil: I called again this morning they told me my application was still under consideration again !!! After 5 mins I got my papers!!!

I would say don't take too seriously about what they tell you as they don't have idea.

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Post by here4tier1 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:30 am

xiaowei wrote:
here4tier1 wrote:
xiaowei wrote:Eventually, I got my papers back with approval for 3 years!!!

The funnies thing is that I claimed 25 points for my previous earnings which are £27***.08. My family sent me £7000 in July 2008. The HO took this £7000 as part of my earning as well, so they awarded my earning points based on the total of £27***.08 + £7000. so they gave me 40 points.

My timeline is:
Application sent: 17/9/2008;
Application received by HO: 18/9/2008;
Fees collected: 19/9/2008;
Confirmation letter received: 22/9/2008;
Approval date: 13/10/2008;
Papers received: 20/10/2008;

Thanks for everyone's help and all the information published on the forum which has been a great encouragement during this period.

I will stilll be around here to share all my experience.
Congratulations !!
I applied at the same time as many ppl here ... cld HO 2day .... my app is still under concideration ... no updates ... :?
I called HO last Friday, they told me my application was still under consideration and I would receive it in 2 weeks!! :evil: I called again this morning they told me my application was still under consideration again !!! After 5 mins I got my papers!!!

I would say don't take too seriously about what they tell you as they don't have idea.
Thnx xiaowei ..... tht's a bit encouraging .... :D

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Post by JESSIES » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:42 am

Congrats xiaowei and everyone!!

Guess what, the post just arrived and I got my visa!! I'm so happy I woke up all my housemates jumping around the house.

This forum has been really comforting in my moments of high anxiety. I was really worried bec my bank letter was signed NOT stamped and I had an online statement that was not signed or stamped bec ING Bank refused to do it for me.

I'm most excited because, after 2 and a half years on a work permit, I can finally tell my boss to kiss her mule. In fact I will email her directly after this post.

Thanks to everyone for all your advice and giving me confidence to apply by myself.

Hugs and kisses,
Sylvia xxx

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Post by xiaowei » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:53 am

JESSIES wrote:Congrats xiaowei and everyone!!

Guess what, the post just arrived and I got my visa!! I'm so happy I woke up all my housemates jumping around the house.

This forum has been really comforting in my moments of high anxiety. I was really worried bec my bank letter was signed NOT stamped and I had an online statement that was not signed or stamped bec ING Bank refused to do it for me.

I'm most excited because, after 2 and a half years on a work permit, I can finally tell my boss to kiss her mule. In fact I will email her directly after this post.

Thanks to everyone for all your advice and giving me confidence to apply by myself.

Hugs and kisses,
Sylvia xxx
:D Nice one, i like that.
That would be exactly the same thing I would do.

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Post by JESSIES » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:00 am

heya

I've also realised that you really can believe what the CC say too much. They told me on 2 occasions that my visa was completed on the 16th of October. Prior to that they had always said it was under consideration. But my visa was stamped on the 10th of Oct, the day I was informed that it was assigned to a case worker.

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Post by JESSIES » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:16 am

just sent my resignation email which I drafted and saved 1 year ago :)

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Post by here4tier1 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:29 pm

JESSIES wrote:just sent my resignation email which I drafted and saved 1 year ago :)
Sent a UT this morning on 0114 207 5861 ... i hope it's the correct fax number ... have to go to india in mid november ..... feels like i've taken a big risk to hv applied wth jst 8 weeks time on my hand ....

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