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Post by tier1_seeker » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:54 pm

skyisthelimit wrote:Can anyone please tell me what number to call for Tier1 enquiries?
Many Thanks!
Please try at 0114 207 4074 ( I got this number from Home office site ). You really need to be very patient as currently it is experiencing very high call demand. Let us know the status once you hear from them.

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Time taken

Post by mbasaaga » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:28 pm

it appears as though the immigration officials are taking more time.. anyone applied on 16th june?

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Post by gautam_309 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:35 pm

skyisthelimit wrote:Can anyone please tell me what number to call for Tier1 enquiries?
Many Thanks!

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0114 207 4074, then press option 1, but you have to be patience i called atleast 10 times and could not connect and also after waiting for 10-15 min phone will disconnect but keep trying and you will be through one day.

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Post by Muzzy14 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:57 am

Hi guys,

Do I have to send my passport also with Tier 1 application, HSMP approval letter and Maintenance proof? I am outside UK. Or I will get my passport stamped in my country (in British embassy)?

Regards
Muzzy

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sending in passport

Post by JayTulip » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:37 am

You send your passport in together with Tier 1 application and all the other supporting documentation.
Be ready to be without passport for about 2 months, maybe more.
I was told yesterday that Urgent treatments are treated as requests only and just because a personsends one it does not mean they would be put in front of the queue.
Best of luck

mbasaaga
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time taken

Post by mbasaaga » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:30 pm

it appears that the time taken is variable although within a defined range. there were a few posts that spoke about the movement of the application queue ... has anyone called up the guys and found out which date applications are currently being considered

anyone applied on 16th june?

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Post by geriatrix » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:37 pm

Muzzy14 wrote:Hi guys,

Do I have to send my passport also with Tier 1 application, HSMP approval letter and Maintenance proof? I am outside UK. Or I will get my passport stamped in my country (in British embassy)?

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skyisthelimit
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Post by skyisthelimit » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:38 pm

I tried to call the HO, but the number always rings for a few minutes and then disconnects.

Where can the Urgent Treatment form be found, or will they accept any letter? And what is the number it needs to be faxed to?

Finally, what circumstances do they consider urgent? If there a guide on this possibly on the HO website, then please post the link.

Thanks!

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Post by escobar » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:07 pm

Hello all

Just thought i would share my application status

I am applying for leave to remain with a valid HSMP approval letter. I received my HO reference number on June 13th...

I called the HO today, and was told they are processing all Tier 1 applications as of June 3rd.

I desperately need my passport back before August 7th as I am flying to Beijing for the Summer Olympics! Fingers crossed! I have faxed an urgent treatment letter, otherwise I may have to pull my application out early...I hope not, as its expensive...

Will let you know what happens...I plan on calling next Monday to see if there is any progress...

Amit

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Post by smartkhan » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:22 am

OLD HSMP Application sent 23rd June
Application received 25th June
Payment deducted 26th June
Reference Number received via e-mail 2nd July
Still waiting.........

rajas77
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FLR(o) current processing time

Post by rajas77 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:09 pm

Hi,

I have posted my flr(o) application to get my daughters visa stamped.
My visa status is HSMP valid till Aug 2009.

Time lines:

Application sent:8-July
Application received:9-July
Reference recived:10-July
Payment deducted:10-July.

Can anyone pls me an idea howmuch time it takes to get the documents back.I'm traveling to inda 23rd Aug.

Rgds,
Raj

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Re: FLR(o) current processing time

Post by sojan » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:19 pm

rajas77 wrote:Hi,

I have posted my flr(o) application to get my daughters visa stamped.
My visa status is HSMP valid till Aug 2009.

Time lines:

Application sent:8-July
Application received:9-July
Reference recived:10-July
Payment deducted:10-July.

Can anyone pls me an idea howmuch time it takes to get the documents back.I'm traveling to inda 23rd Aug.

Rgds,
Raj
hello mate, can you let me know how u got ur reference? via email or normal mail? my payment is deducted a week ago, but i'ven't received my reference yet :(

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Confirmation letter not got.

Post by sreed_iyer » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:06 pm

I have the same problem i applied on 9th july and havnt got the ref number yet
any ideas how we get this.?

rajas77
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Post by rajas77 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:18 am

Hi,

I received letter from home office.

Rgds,
Raj

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Tier-1 Approved

Post by subhasisd » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:11 am

Applied: 14th May
Got Reference: 27th May
Approval: 4th July
Doc Received: 9th July

Thanks to all who have contributed in this website.

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Re: FLR(o) current processing time

Post by gautam_309 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:47 pm

rajas77 wrote:Hi,

I have posted my flr(o) application to get my daughters visa stamped.
My visa status is HSMP valid till Aug 2009.

Time lines:

Application sent:8-July
Application received:9-July
Reference recived:10-July
Payment deducted:10-July.

Can anyone pls me an idea howmuch time it takes to get the documents back.I'm traveling to inda 23rd Aug.

Rgds,
Raj


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Raj i have got my document back in 37 days but i have seen that normally it take around 45-47 days to get the document back (stats as per Immigration Board forum)

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Post by rajas77 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:31 pm

Thanks much for the info.

Then i need to think about to reschedule my travel.

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Finally

Post by UNICORN » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:43 pm

Hi Guys,

I have been a silent spectator here....but I think I owe to this forum more than anybody...

Application sent : 2nd June
Application received: 3rd June
Payment Deducted :5th June
Reference No. Received: 9th June
Visa Granted: 17th July
Documents: To be received in a day or two

Called them a couple of times in between but was always told that they cannot give us an update before 10 weeks. Called them today and they informed me that my documents were despatched today. Waiting on docs to come in tomorrow. My visa has been granted that is what they told me. So thanks a lot everyone and I hope this helps everyone. All the best guys with your future endeavours.

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unicorn

Post by Ash1001 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:14 am

Hi Unicorn,

Congrats!


Can you please confirm if your visa was granted for 3 years or till the threshold for ILR


Ash

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Post by anirban_paul » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:18 pm

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone can suggest anything on my case.

Initial HSMP application form UK =20 Feb 2008
Application rejected= 12 April 2008 (given 60 points)
Applied for review with cover letter= 10 May 2008
Called HO today (after 10 weeks)= My case has NOT been assigned to caseworker yet!!

I applied for PSW on 2 July 2008 after a long wait for a hsmp decison.

Now waiting for PSW+passport as well as HSMP review outcome.

=>Any suggestions on HSMP review to be faster?
=>Will there be any problem getting PSW (formerly IGS) for the HSMP review application?

I know I just have to wait but any expert suggestions are highly welcome.

Thanks.

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Tracking Tier 1 applications

Post by purple2008 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:58 pm

I mailed in my application on June 28.
Received letter with reference number on July 1.
Still waiting to see if application has been successful.

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Processing / waiting time for tier1 application

Post by praveent_2000 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:18 pm

Just to let you know guys...
This is for the people who are waiting anxiously for their tier1 application as I did...

Processing / waiting time for tier1 application

Applied: 2 june 08
Acknowledgment : 4June08
Got the Visa on 16th July 08

So it took 6 full weeks

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6 weeks

Post by carriew » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:51 pm

Applied: 2 Jun
Acknowledgment : Didn't receive any!
Visa received: 16 Jun

It took me 6 weeks, but I think the time depends on the documents you submit/whether the case is complicated. I submitted a page for each section explaining my docs, maybe that was why I got it pretty quick!

Best of luck to everyone!

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Extension in 2 weks

Post by sreed_iyer » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:17 pm

if you are saying that yhou got tyhe extension in 2 weeks

2 jun -> 16 june you are really lucky.

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Tier1 (General) Applying from USA

Post by swami » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:57 pm

As an FYI to everyone who is applying for Tier 1(General) from the US (applying from outsde UK) you have to follow the below procedures -
1. Go to the visa services website from UK home office website and select US from the list of countries
2. Complete the online application - you have to fill only one application for both the Tier 1 (General) approval and the Entry Clearance (EC)
3. Once you complete the application and pay the fees, you will be asked to select the state and center in the US where you have to go for providing your biometric data (finger printing)
4. Go to the center with your completed application and the appointment letter and provide your finger prints
5. After biometric data is given, you have to send all the supporting documents, passport and stamped biometric letter to the nearest UK embassy in the US (Note that you cannot hand deliver this)
6. Wait for the approval letter to come back. (At this time not sure what is the time taken for approval to come back since am in stage 3 only above)

Thought this info might help someone applying from the US

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