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Post by Mik14 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:17 pm

HSMP Extension under Tier 1

Application sent 8.04.2010
Receipt letter dated 12.04.2010
Approval letter dated 28.04.2010
Passport received 04.05.2010

3 year extension until 22.05.2013 (current expires 22.05.2010)

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Post by alimohmand » Thu May 06, 2010 7:25 am

Thanks for your ongoing support, I have received my passport with 3 years validity.
My Time line

Application for Tier 1 General from PSW
Application date sent : 01/04/2010 (SD in Country)
Payment Deducted : 06/04/2010 (HSBC Debit Card)
Acknowledgement letter received: 14/04/2010
Date on Acknowledgement letter : 07/04/2010
Passport Received: 05/05/2010
Validity: 30/04/2010 - 30/04/2013
Application Status: Approved

Claimed points 105 with 3 different earning sources including self employment

panthero
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Post by panthero » Thu May 06, 2010 7:49 pm

Hello everybody and thanks for your support.

Got my docs today - haven't seen them yet but solicitor said it was positive.

Application for Tier 1 General from PSW
Application date sent : 03/04/2010 (1st class recorded in Country)
Payment Deducted : 14/04/2010 (cheque)
Acknowledgement letter received: 22/04/2010
Date on Acknowledgement letter : 15/04/2010
Passport Received: 06/05/2010
Application Status: Approved

Potential issues: had 1 day below £800 in UK accounts but covered that day by accounts in home country. Employment plus contractual work up to 20 hours on Tier 2.

Good luck everyone!

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Post by Vitavi » Fri May 07, 2010 10:43 am

Hello Guys,

I finally got approved as well. My timeline is as follows:

Application sent: 01 April 2010
Application received: 03 April 2010
Fees: postal orders encashed on 8th April
Visa issued: 28 April valid for 3 years
Passport received: 07 May 2010 (more than a week later!)

Many thanks for all your kind support and advise.

I was refused in the past due to insufficiency of maintenance fund, went through the appeal and then finally got my psw visa last year. Despite this, i was still approved! I also had replacement bank statements for Aug, Sep and Oct 2009 with the bank's logo, stamp and signature. So, good luck to everyone who is still waiting.

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Post by fisher » Sat May 08, 2010 10:31 am

Finally got my passport back. My Time line

Application for Tier 1 General (switching from Tier 2)
Application date sent : 07/04/2010 (premium appointment)

Application received : 09/04/2010 (retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case)
Passport returned : 07/05/2010 (Royal Mail tracking)

VISA start date 05 May 2010

Thanks for all the support!!

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Post by anir711 » Mon May 10, 2010 6:24 am

fisher wrote:Finally got my passport back. My Time line

Application for Tier 1 General (switching from Tier 2)
Application date sent : 07/04/2010 (premium appointment)

Application received : 09/04/2010 (retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case)
Passport returned : 07/05/2010 (Royal Mail tracking)

VISA start date 05 May 2010

Thanks for all the support!!
Hi - Could you pls explain what you mean by - "retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case"? Thanks.

Congrats!!

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Post by neoms21 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:18 pm

Wife's dependant visa


Applied: 6th April, 2010
Location: VFS Delhi
Status Changed: 10th April, 2010
Passport received: 10th May, 2010
Status: Approved.

neoms21

fisher
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Post by fisher » Mon May 10, 2010 4:25 pm

anir711 wrote:
fisher wrote:Finally got my passport back. My Time line

Application for Tier 1 General (switching from Tier 2)
Application date sent : 07/04/2010 (premium appointment)

Application received : 09/04/2010 (retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case)
Passport returned : 07/05/2010 (Royal Mail tracking)

VISA start date 05 May 2010

Thanks for all the support!!
Hi - Could you pls explain what you mean by - "retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case"? Thanks.

Congrats!!
I had filed for tier 1 through permium appointment (in-person) on 7th, however the case worker could not reach decision on the same day. They retained my documents and sent them via post to Sheffield. The post reached sheffield on 9th hence 9th became the received date.

hope it is clear.

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Post by anir711 » Tue May 11, 2010 4:44 am

fisher wrote:
anir711 wrote:
fisher wrote:Finally got my passport back. My Time line

Application for Tier 1 General (switching from Tier 2)
Application date sent : 07/04/2010 (premium appointment)

Application received : 09/04/2010 (retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case)
Passport returned : 07/05/2010 (Royal Mail tracking)

VISA start date 05 May 2010

Thanks for all the support!!
Hi - Could you pls explain what you mean by - "retained for earnings query so the new date was 09-May as it became a postal case"? Thanks.

Congrats!!
I had filed for tier 1 through permium appointment (in-person) on 7th, however the case worker could not reach decision on the same day. They retained my documents and sent them via post to Sheffield. The post reached sheffield on 9th hence 9th became the received date.

hope it is clear.
Yes it is - Thanks, was a bit confused with 9th May as the date.

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Post by demur123 » Tue May 11, 2010 9:23 pm

GOOD news guys, my caseworker came back from spain and then he processed my case. I have got the Tier 1 migrant..

Applied: 5th March, 2010
Location: In country application
Reasion for wait: Caseworker went to Spain for holidays
Visa stamped: 06th May, 2010
Reason why I have received my documents late: Caseworker was too lazy I peceive :D
Passport received: 11th May, 2010
Status: Approved.

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Post by anir711 » Tue May 11, 2010 9:37 pm

demur123 wrote:GOOD news guys, my caseworker came back from spain and then he processed my case. I have got the Tier 1 migrant..

Applied: 5th March, 2010
Location: In country application
Reasion for wait: Caseworker went to Spain for holidays
Visa stamped: 06th May, 2010
Reason why I have received my documents late: Caseworker was too lazy I peceive :D
Passport received: 11th May, 2010
Status: Approved.
Congrats!! How did you know that the caseworker had gone on holiday ( and that too to Spain)?

demur123
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Post by demur123 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:14 pm

He called me and told me before going to spain. He also asked me if i can get him the ticket for easy jet so you bet why wouldnt i pay for it :P hahah. i was joking man. caseworker earn 18k simply so do u expect them to work like robots when there are like 100 cases they got each month.. lol

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Post by TTOE » Wed May 12, 2010 6:12 pm

My detailed Story:
Initial Application: 18/12/2009 (In Country)
App received: 21/12/2009
App Fee Payment Taken:21/12/2009
Ack letter dated:22/12/2009
Received: 29/12/2009 (Xmas holiday)
Refusal letter dated:22/01/2010
Reason for refusal: Caseworker wrongly /mistakenly did not consider Childcare Voucher salary sacrifice hence reduced previous earnings/Point.
(Busy Payslips) :lol:
Docs received: 25/01/2010
Appeal Appl sent: 26/01/2010
Hearing date:12/04/2010
Earlier hearing date request sent in but was refused by the Judge
Appeal Allowed: 12/04/2010- Straight forward addition of the Childcare Salary Sacrifice(Please note that this is not considered as public funds and also it is considered as part of your gross earnings, please explain this in your application)
Determination letter received: 14/04/2010
Docs. sent to Sheffield Office & received by them:22/04/2010 (Royal mail tracking)
(Determination letter enclosed, Passport and Passport photos and urgent treatment request)
Finally Docs received back:12/05/10( Special Delivery envelope enclosed)
Endorsed accordingly for self and dependants.
Note: I did not wait for the so called -call up letter because I needed the endorsement urgently.
Happy :lol: ending but was very stressful and frustrating :cry:
Be Positive!!!
Thanks all

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Post by anir711 » Thu May 13, 2010 10:59 am

Has anyone who applied on April 19th received their passports and docs yet?

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Post by Cooldude84 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:31 pm

Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude

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Post by anir711 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:45 pm

Cooldude84 wrote:Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude
The current schedule suggests that your application would be processed during the week commencing 24th May - so if your case is straight forward you should get your passports etc back during the week of May 31st......BUT you really cant rely completely on these timelines...

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Post by Cooldude84 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:56 pm

But the payment has been deducted. so does it mean that the application is under processing? or will the processing begin on week commencing 24th May? thanks
anir711 wrote:
Cooldude84 wrote:Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude
The current schedule suggests that your application would be processed during the week commencing 24th May - so if your case is straight forward you should get your passports etc back during the week of May 31st......BUT you really cant rely completely on these timelines...

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Post by anir711 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:00 pm

Cooldude84 wrote:But the payment has been deducted. so does it mean that the application is under processing? or will the processing begin on week commencing 24th May? thanks
anir711 wrote:
Cooldude84 wrote:Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude
The current schedule suggests that your application would be processed during the week commencing 24th May - so if your case is straight forward you should get your passports etc back during the week of May 31st......BUT you really cant rely completely on these timelines...
Payments are deducted as soon as they receive the application, but that doesnt necessarily mean that they are processing your application.

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Post by Cooldude84 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:04 pm

ok Thanks for the reply..

i think it should be a straight forward case as im on Tier 2 currently..
i meet the all the requirements.
For the english language requirement i was qualified for my Tier 2 and i have submiited the same documents ie., degree certificate and Letter from my College stating that i was taught in English.

SO what should i do? should i resign next week and start serving my notice which will end on 17 june. DO you guys feel it is advisable? pls help..
anir711 wrote:
Cooldude84 wrote:But the payment has been deducted. so does it mean that the application is under processing? or will the processing begin on week commencing 24th May? thanks
anir711 wrote:
Cooldude84 wrote:Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude
The current schedule suggests that your application would be processed during the week commencing 24th May - so if your case is straight forward you should get your passports etc back during the week of May 31st......BUT you really cant rely completely on these timelines...
Payments are deducted as soon as they receive the application, but that doesnt necessarily mean that they are processing your application.

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Post by anir711 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Cooldude84 wrote:ok Thanks for the reply..

i think it should be a straight forward case as im on Tier 2 currently..
i meet the all the requirements.
For the english language requirement i was qualified for my Tier 2 and i have submiited the same documents ie., degree certificate and Letter from my College stating that i was taught in English.

SO what should i do? should i resign next week and start serving my notice which will end on 17 june. DO you guys feel it is advisable? pls help..
anir711 wrote:
Cooldude84 wrote:But the payment has been deducted. so does it mean that the application is under processing? or will the processing begin on week commencing 24th May? thanks
anir711 wrote:
The current schedule suggests that your application would be processed during the week commencing 24th May - so if your case is straight forward you should get your passports etc back during the week of May 31st......BUT you really cant rely completely on these timelines...
Payments are deducted as soon as they receive the application, but that doesnt necessarily mean that they are processing your application.
Just to be on a safe side, postpone your resignation by a week - but thats completely ur decision.

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Post by kalps » Fri May 14, 2010 6:43 am

Spouse dependent visa:

Applied: 16th April, 2010
Location: VFS Chennai
Status Changed: 6th May April, 2010
Passport received: 11th May, 2010
Status: Approved.

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Post by amirbashir » Fri May 14, 2010 11:06 am

Cooldude84 wrote:Hi All,

Application sent: 05 May 2010
Appln received : 06 may 2010
Date of payment collected : 12 May 2010 (HSBC debit card)
In country application switching from Tier 2 (general)
No acknowledgment received

when is the estimated time to receive back my passport/reply?

the website says - ''During the week commencing 10 May 2010, we expect to be considering applications that were received on or before 23 April 2010. This timescale is a guideline only, and some cases may take longer to consider.''

I want to resign from my job and go back home for 2 months.
I am considering resigning next week (18 May 2010) and have 1 months notice period to serve. Is it advisable to resign on 18 May cos if i do not get my passport in one months time then i will be in the UK without a job and salary.

Pls help and suggest the best time to resign.. i cannot do this job anymore.

also is my application in consideration or it will be looked at after 2 weeks based on the website???

Thanks
Cooldude
Do not resign untill you get your passport back. The timeline on the website is not same for everybody. If your case is delayed by some reason and goes for verfication to your employer later, it can be problem for you.

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Post by Cooldude84 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:23 am

but what is the normal average time frame for receiving the passport back in the Tier 1 application with in the uk?

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Post by everyday_4_u » Sun May 16, 2010 10:16 am

There is no normal average time frame for recieving the passport back in the Tier1 application with in the UK. I have been waiting for my docs back since last three months. As i applied in 28th January 2010 and have got acknowldgment letter and since then no communication. I do not know what the are upto and what they are trying to verify? Since i have been the oldest applicant on this thread, many of people came after me and got approved with in month but few of them had to wait for 2 or 3 months to get thier docs back. One of the guy waited 4 months untill his Tier1 was approved. So i am keeping my finger crossed to see something for me in coming days as well.
Do not rely on the web site because their service sucks... Cheers
Cooldude84 wrote:but what is the normal average time frame for receiving the passport back in the Tier 1 application with in the uk?

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Post by Possible2010 » Sun May 16, 2010 8:09 pm

Hi Friend, It seems that you have been waiting more than 14 weeks which is maximum period, after this you can file a complain which they need to reply. I think you should file and see what is the problem with your application. best of luck
everyday_4_u wrote:There is no normal average time frame for recieving the passport back in the Tier1 application with in the UK. I have been waiting for my docs back since last three months. As i applied in 28th January 2010 and have got acknowldgment letter and since then no communication. I do not know what the are upto and what they are trying to verify? Since i have been the oldest applicant on this thread, many of people came after me and got approved with in month but few of them had to wait for 2 or 3 months to get thier docs back. One of the guy waited 4 months untill his Tier1 was approved. So i am keeping my finger crossed to see something for me in coming days as well.
Do not rely on the web site because their service sucks... Cheers
Cooldude84 wrote:but what is the normal average time frame for receiving the passport back in the Tier 1 application with in the uk?

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