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Post by zee » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:43 am

hi i applied 28 june 2008 still waiting

if any body waiting from June plz reply. does this delay is -tive????

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Post by jey3 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:45 am

Hi All,

Been watching this forum for a while and was really useful. I had applied for Tier 1, switching from Fresh Talent
Collected the passport from Post Office today

Date Applied: 13th Oct (Royal Mail Next Day Delivery)
Payment Detected : 14th Oct( Postal Order, as they are cleared the same day)
Ack Letter: Received 17Oct th (Dated 14th Oct though)
Visa Stamping: 25th Oct (Tier 1 General)
Received docs: 29th Oct( Collected from PO on 30th)

I was switching from Fresh Talent to Tier 1. I had sent a Royal Mail Next day self addressed return envelope and mentioned to return my documents using that envelope in the covering letter along with a detailed break down of earnings and other points claimed.

NO UT sent but was planning to send one as I had to travel in December.
Hope this info helps.. Thanks again for all the contributors and the forum..
Good Luck for those of you waiting.

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Post by helloimran » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:44 am

Hi every one,
Finally i got my papars back yesterday with 3 year visa.
This forum is really helpfull,thanks for all to supporting me and goodluck to them who are waiting for their passports.......

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Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:07 pm

Congratulations to all, I am still waiting, let see :)

Regards,
helloimran wrote:Hi every one,
Finally i got my papars back yesterday with 3 year visa.
This forum is really helpfull,thanks for all to supporting me and goodluck to them who are waiting for their passports.......
AZ

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Post by dracom » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:12 pm

My turn to jump up and down.

Finally got my Tier 1 general visa for 3 years in exactly 20 days of applying.

My story
Current scheme - IGS since December 2007
Application for Tier 1 general
Sent - 10th October 08 with claiming 95+10+10 points with UK docs (Passport, Masters, payslips and bank statements)
Ack receipt date - 13th October 08, batch 320x
Visa dated 23rd October 2008 valid until 23rd october 2011
Passport and docs received on 30th October.

Thanks a ton guys for all the updates and support. Wish every one of you the best of times..

Dracom

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Post by starbugz » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:08 pm

Hi,

I received my Tier 1 general visa today (switched from Work Permit)

Couriered - 7th October
Acknowledgement letter - 7th October
Payment taken out - 7th October
Visa dated 28th October
Passport and Docs received - 30th October

I didn't submit a UT, nor did I call anyone to check on the progress of my visa application so am very pleasantly surprised.

Thanks to everyone in the forum for contributing!

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Policy Guidance

Post by cadeaux » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:44 am

Hi everyone,

I applied for Tier I on Sept, 4th and now keep calling HO to check the status which is still under consideration. Today I have been told that the case worker is waiting for policy guidance to deal with my application. Has anyone had the same experience? What does it mean?

Thanks a lot

Timing so far
Sent docs: 04.09.08
Docs received by HO: 05.09.08
Ref number: PB317
Assigned to CW: 30.09
Status: still awaiting

npithia
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Processed in less than 3 weeks

Post by npithia » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:20 pm

Hi,

It took me less than 3 weeks to get visa approved.

Applied on 15th Oct 08
Money was taken on 17th Oct 08
Letter received on 20th Oct 08 (Dated 17th Oct)
Approval letter and Docs received on 3rd Nov 08. ( My solicitor just informed me, and I should receive it hopefully tomorrow.

I was not worried because I had all the documents, however I didnt know how long it is going to take.

Anyways best of luck guys.

Kind regards,

npithia

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Post by FrustratedinCanada » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:51 pm

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Last edited by FrustratedinCanada on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Called up HO

Post by viralshah » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:42 pm

Hi All,

Just called up HO and they are processing applications till some date (couldn't hear properly) in Oct.

Applied: 25th Sept 2008
Status: Same old "Still under consideration"

Thanks,
Viral

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Approved, Thanks to ALLAH

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:58 pm

Hi All,

Thank you very much for your help and support, this forum is really helpful. I am very delighted today as i have recieved my documents today. 3 years visa approved.

There was a mess up made by Royal Mail, HO dispatched my documents on 29/10/2008 (as i have enclosed Special delivery pack) so i should had it on 30/10/2008 but Royal Mail send it back to HO without even delivering my post (still not understood why this has happened).

My case worker actually called me after my so many calls on 03/11/2008 and she told me that it came back to HO and she took my office address and told me that she is going to dispatch it on 04/11/2008 and gave me the tracking number as well.

And i got it today, Masha ALLAH everything is sorted, i am really happy, Thanks everyone and all the best wishes to those who are still waiting, trust me guys you will definately going to have it (its just waiting)..

Regards,
AZ

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Got Visa

Post by shinekanamala » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:22 am

Thank you very much for the people in this forum.It helps me a lot.

I have got the Visa today It is valid from 09/11/08 - 09/11/11 following are my timelines.

Applied on : 16 Sept 2008
Applied From : VFS Bangalore.
Number Of dependants : 1
BHC Chennai Response
On 03 Nov 2008 : "Decision is Pending"
Status updated on VFS
Web site : 6 Nov 2008 as "Processed Application delivered to Blue dart on 6 Nov 2008"

Documents Recieved On : 7 Nov 2008

I am very happy to help anybody in this forum.If anybody wants any help mail me to shine.kanamala AT gmail.com

Thanks & Regards
Shine

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Post by ramgsk » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi All,
I got my passport with visa today. Thanks all for all the indispensable information you provide

Applied on : 15/Sep/08
VFS Centre: Hyderabad
Integra: 24/Sep/08, next call 27/Oct/08
Passport received : 07/Nov/08
- Ramgsk

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Post by cuberoot » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 pm

I thought I would post my progress for my FLR Tier 1 (HSMP). I am applying for FLR after 2 years on HSMP. I am applying from within the UK.

Application Posted: 31 October 2008
Application Received: 1 November 2008

I am still waiting for my payment to be processed and for an acknowledgment of my application.

jimmylau8080
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Post by jimmylau8080 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:38 am

finally received my documents... All back...
1 main application
2 dependents

Posted Application: August 30th 2008
Payment Taken: Sept 1st
Confirmation Letter Dated: Sept 3rd
Assigned to case worker: Oct 1st

The Visa Stamped 1st Oct 2008
Aproval Letter 7th Oct 2008

Can't believe it without sending UT on 3 Nov 2008, i don't know when i will received it.
Today, 8 Nov 2008 on received it

* call almost twice since 17 Oct 2008 till 6 Nov 2008. They told me my status is under consideration
* call 7 Nov 2008 - document dispatched on 7 nov

Anyway, since visa approval no complaint...
Just too bad have 1 more month sleepless nite

piyush123
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Urgent

Post by piyush123 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:39 pm

Hi,

First of all, Congratulations!!!!!
Just want to know, did you apply from within UK???
I applied on Sep 04 from UK and still waiting for the decision....

Thanks...Waiting for ur reply!!!


jimmylau8080 wrote:finally received my documents... All back...
1 main application
2 dependents

Posted Application: August 30th 2008
Payment Taken: Sept 1st
Confirmation Letter Dated: Sept 3rd
Assigned to case worker: Oct 1st

The Visa Stamped 1st Oct 2008
Aproval Letter 7th Oct 2008

Can't believe it without sending UT on 3 Nov 2008, i don't know when i will received it.
Today, 8 Nov 2008 on received it

* call almost twice since 17 Oct 2008 till 6 Nov 2008. They told me my status is under consideration
* call 7 Nov 2008 - document dispatched on 7 nov

Anyway, since visa approval no complaint...
Just too bad have 1 more month sleepless nite

piyush123
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Re: Policy Guidance

Post by piyush123 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:00 pm

Hi,

I have also applied(with one dependent, from within UK) on 4th sep'08, and still waiting.
I have been calling HO, but always get the answer "application is under consideration".
About your query "case worker is waiting for policy guidance ", I think the case worker wants to refer the latest Policy Guidance document...

Please update of you hear something from HO.

Good Luck.





cadeaux wrote:Hi everyone,

I applied for Tier I on Sept, 4th and now keep calling HO to check the status which is still under consideration. Today I have been told that the case worker is waiting for policy guidance to deal with my application. Has anyone had the same experience? What does it mean?

Thanks a lot

Timing so far
Sent docs: 04.09.08
Docs received by HO: 05.09.08
Ref number: PB317
Assigned to CW: 30.09
Status: still awaiting

piyush123
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Re: Approved, Thanks to ALLAH

Post by piyush123 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:34 pm

Hi,

First of all...Congratulations.

I have appllied on 4th Sep,08 and still waiting for the result.
Can you please tell me that "did you sent any UTR"? and if yes, what reason did you give?

waiting for your response.

Thanks.


Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Hi All,

Thank you very much for your help and support, this forum is really helpful. I am very delighted today as i have recieved my documents today. 3 years visa approved.

There was a mess up made by Royal Mail, HO dispatched my documents on 29/10/2008 (as i have enclosed Special delivery pack) so i should had it on 30/10/2008 but Royal Mail send it back to HO without even delivering my post (still not understood why this has happened).

My case worker actually called me after my so many calls on 03/11/2008 and she told me that it came back to HO and she took my office address and told me that she is going to dispatch it on 04/11/2008 and gave me the tracking number as well.

And i got it today, Masha ALLAH everything is sorted, i am really happy, Thanks everyone and all the best wishes to those who are still waiting, trust me guys you will definately going to have it (its just waiting)..

Regards,

jimmylau8080
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Re: Urgent

Post by jimmylau8080 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:27 am

Yup

I applied from UK, WP to Tier 1
piyush123 wrote:Hi,

First of all, Congratulations!!!!!
Just want to know, did you apply from within UK???
I applied on Sep 04 from UK and still waiting for the decision....

Thanks...Waiting for ur reply!!!


jimmylau8080 wrote:finally received my documents... All back...
1 main application
2 dependents

Posted Application: August 30th 2008
Payment Taken: Sept 1st
Confirmation Letter Dated: Sept 3rd
Assigned to case worker: Oct 1st

The Visa Stamped 1st Oct 2008
Aproval Letter 7th Oct 2008

Can't believe it without sending UT on 3 Nov 2008, i don't know when i will received it.
Today, 8 Nov 2008 on received it

* call almost twice since 17 Oct 2008 till 6 Nov 2008. They told me my status is under consideration
* call 7 Nov 2008 - document dispatched on 7 nov

Anyway, since visa approval no complaint...
Just too bad have 1 more month sleepless nite

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Some questions

Post by robeirsamir » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:36 pm

Hello All,

I've gone quickly through this topic and I'm sure it's a lot helpful, but I have some questions that would be great to have an answer for:)

1- What is the max processing time for Tier 1 (General) submitted from outside UK (Egypt); Also I'm not holding PW or HSMP or any thing, I'm applying for the first time.
2- I read about you guys are calling HO, should I call them as well or call the British embassy in Cairo? or Call whom exactly to know my application status?

It's the 6th week so far and I'm a little bit concerned, appreciating your response.

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Re: Policy Guidance

Post by cadeaux » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:12 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your response.
Hope we'll get our visas soon)

piyush123 wrote:Hi,

I have also applied(with one dependent, from within UK) on 4th sep'08, and still waiting.
I have been calling HO, but always get the answer "application is under consideration".
About your query "case worker is waiting for policy guidance ", I think the case worker wants to refer the latest Policy Guidance document...

Please update of you hear something from HO.

Good Luck.





cadeaux wrote:Hi everyone,

I applied for Tier I on Sept, 4th and now keep calling HO to check the status which is still under consideration. Today I have been told that the case worker is waiting for policy guidance to deal with my application. Has anyone had the same experience? What does it mean?

Thanks a lot

Timing so far
Sent docs: 04.09.08
Docs received by HO: 05.09.08
Ref number: PB317
Assigned to CW: 30.09
Status: still awaiting

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Re: Approved, Thanks to ALLAH

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:22 pm

Hi Piyush,

Apologies for replying late, yes i did UT on 27/10/2008 and approval date is same as well. I have mentioned the following details:

"I kindly request that I have to travel to my home country due to unavoidable circumstances hopefully by mid of November 2008. I would be truly very thankful if you can ponder my application under urgent treatment. However, please do not withdraw my application if urgent treatment is not granted."

I have also included the booking details and trust me it is always better to have some proofs/evidence to support your request.

You can download the HSMP Urgent treatment request form by clicking the link mentioned below:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... smp/urgent

Don't worry brother, you will get it soon, hope for the best and wish you all the best.

Regards,
piyush123 wrote:Hi,

First of all...Congratulations.

I have appllied on 4th Sep,08 and still waiting for the result.
Can you please tell me that "did you sent any UTR"? and if yes, what reason did you give?

waiting for your response.

Thanks.


Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Hi All,

Thank you very much for your help and support, this forum is really helpful. I am very delighted today as i have recieved my documents today. 3 years visa approved.

There was a mess up made by Royal Mail, HO dispatched my documents on 29/10/2008 (as i have enclosed Special delivery pack) so i should had it on 30/10/2008 but Royal Mail send it back to HO without even delivering my post (still not understood why this has happened).

My case worker actually called me after my so many calls on 03/11/2008 and she told me that it came back to HO and she took my office address and told me that she is going to dispatch it on 04/11/2008 and gave me the tracking number as well.

And i got it today, Masha ALLAH everything is sorted, i am really happy, Thanks everyone and all the best wishes to those who are still waiting, trust me guys you will definately going to have it (its just waiting)..

Regards,
AZ

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Re: Approved, Thanks to ALLAH

Post by piyush123 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:36 pm

Hi Sep08T1Applicant,

Thanks for your reply and help buddy.
I may send a UTR, if I dont get the result in another week.

Also if you can tell me that attaching the e-tickt printout with UTR, is a sufficient proof or not?

Thanks again.

Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Hi Piyush,

Apologies for replying late, yes i did UT on 27/10/2008 and approval date is same as well. I have mentioned the following details:

"I kindly request that I have to travel to my home country due to unavoidable circumstances hopefully by mid of November 2008. I would be truly very thankful if you can ponder my application under urgent treatment. However, please do not withdraw my application if urgent treatment is not granted."

I have also included the booking details and trust me it is always better to have some proofs/evidence to support your request.

You can download the HSMP Urgent treatment request form by clicking the link mentioned below:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitec ... smp/urgent

Don't worry brother, you will get it soon, hope for the best and wish you all the best.

Regards,
piyush123 wrote:Hi,

First of all...Congratulations.

I have appllied on 4th Sep,08 and still waiting for the result.
Can you please tell me that "did you sent any UTR"? and if yes, what reason did you give?

waiting for your response.

Thanks.


Sep08T1Applicant wrote:Hi All,

Thank you very much for your help and support, this forum is really helpful. I am very delighted today as i have recieved my documents today. 3 years visa approved.

There was a mess up made by Royal Mail, HO dispatched my documents on 29/10/2008 (as i have enclosed Special delivery pack) so i should had it on 30/10/2008 but Royal Mail send it back to HO without even delivering my post (still not understood why this has happened).

My case worker actually called me after my so many calls on 03/11/2008 and she told me that it came back to HO and she took my office address and told me that she is going to dispatch it on 04/11/2008 and gave me the tracking number as well.

And i got it today, Masha ALLAH everything is sorted, i am really happy, Thanks everyone and all the best wishes to those who are still waiting, trust me guys you will definately going to have it (its just waiting)..

Regards,

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Post by velsangs » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:00 pm

Hello All,

My case is WP -> Tier1

Application Submitted - 20 Oct 2008
Fee Debited - 22 Oct 2008
Reference Letter Received - 24 oct 2008
Called HO on 4th Nov - Status: It is with Case worker

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Post by immigrationgb » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:20 pm

You applied in U.k???
velsangs wrote:Hello All,

My case is WP -> Tier1

Application Submitted - 20 Oct 2008
Fee Debited - 22 Oct 2008
Reference Letter Received - 24 oct 2008
Called HO on 4th Nov - Status: It is with Case worker

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