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june20
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Post by june20 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:51 pm

Hi all,
Its my day finally after a long wait of almost 3 months.I recieved my tier1 visa today.Valid till sep 2011.No UT sent. Good luck to all of u waiting.Thank u all for ur support.

Here are the timelines:

application sent-> 23rd june
approval date -> 3rd sep
stamping date -> 17th sep
docs received -> 19th sep

justice122
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Post by justice122 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:13 pm

Many congrats,

did u call them recently june20 and what was there answer?? like, if u rang them this week or yesterday and what were HO CC telling you on phone. was your case complicated and with dependents or staright forward??


really that 14 weeks thing is working ha??

regards

please reply
june20 wrote:Hi all,
Its my day finally after a long wait of almost 3 months.I recieved my tier1 visa today.Valid till sep 2011.No UT sent. Good luck to all of u waiting.Thank u all for ur support.

Here are the timelines:

application sent-> 23rd june
approval date -> 3rd sep
stamping date -> 17th sep
docs received -> 19th sep

june20
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Post by june20 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:41 pm

Thanks justice122. I called them on monday 15/09 they told me that it is still under consideration. I applied with dependent and it was approved on the same date as mine.My case was straight forward with uk salary slips and bank statements for 12 months. I think u r rite that 14 weeks timeline is working.Hope the same for you mate.

Regards

justice122
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Post by justice122 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:44 pm

june20 wrote:Thanks justice122. I called them on monday 15/09 they told me that it is still under consideration. I applied with dependent and it was approved on the same date as mine.My case was straight forward with uk salary slips and bank statements for 12 months. I think u r rite that 14 weeks timeline is working.Hope the same for you mate
I Can only hope and pray to GOD that i should get my docs by the end of this 14th week. Keeping the faith ................... :)

Party time for you. :)
june20 wrote:I called them on monday 15/09 they told me that it is still under consideration.
Thats why, there is no point ringing the CC, as u never get the right info. ur case was approved already on 3rd and they were still telling you on 15th " still uder consideration". :?

dazzy999
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Post by dazzy999 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:05 pm

Hi, does any one know if there is any difference in processing times for judicial review applications ?
I applied for a renewal under the judicial review category.

Date Application Posted : 29 Aug.

I need to send my wife abroad in first week of November. In a dilemma , shall i buy the ticket or not ? Is it really taking arounf 3 months ?

Thanks

salim
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Post by salim » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:07 pm

Finally ... application approved

Application sent 23 July
visa stamped 16 September
passport received 18 September

Thanks for all members in this forum....it was very helpful

Iam planning to apply for my wife who is currently out side the UK ..does any one know what is the maintenance requirement ... I ve being living in the UK for 2 years.

grant1
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Post by grant1 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:41 pm

Hello guys!

Congrats to all who have received there docs back in last few days.


I am still waiting.........., dnt know why its taking soo long in my case. i will be starting my 14th week of waiting as of this monday ( from the time Fee deducted from my account ) as i applied in 2nd week of JUNE.

Has anyone have any idea or views on, as to why its taking soo long. i would like to think that my case is straight forward as i have UK employer and Uk degree (so it shouldnt take long for them to verify my details). it can be the case that my case is just lying somewhere with CW & he has completely forgotton about it, as there are soo many people on the forum who got there passports back 4-5 weeks after they were actually approved (why they keep on holding to our passports for so long?). They even havent contact me since the time i applied asking me for more information or anything?


May god bless us all :)


Kind reagrds

Grant

Applied - 2nd week of JUNE

salim
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Post by salim » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:25 pm

my passport was stamped with the new tier 1 general visa .. which states that im not allowed to work as a doctor in training .. is this the same for all other applicants ?? does any one has the same statement in his visa??

nnc02r
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Post by nnc02r » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:58 pm

Yes I have the same.

I thought it was just me because I have Dr. in front of my name because of my phd.

But I guess its general now.

Never mind, never wanted to be a medical doctor anyway


[quote="salim"]my passport was stamped with the new tier 1 general visa .. which states that im not allowed to work as a doctor in training .. is this the same for all other applicants ?? does any one has the same statement in his visa??[/quote]

itguy_uk
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Post by itguy_uk » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:41 pm

Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?

ob40
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Post by ob40 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:15 pm

itguy_uk wrote:Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.

itguy_uk
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Post by itguy_uk » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:38 pm

ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.
Hi ob40,

Thanks for the update. My application (WP to Tier-1) too acknowledged on 26th Aug'08 and still has not been allocated to a CW.

ob40
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Post by ob40 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:49 pm

itguy_uk wrote:
ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.
Hi ob40,

Thanks for the update. My application (WP to Tier-1) too acknowledged on 26th Aug'08 and still has not been allocated to a CW.
Thanks itguy_uk, I will keep you posted on updates that I get.

Regards OB40

visaseeker
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call CC and confused about reply

Post by visaseeker » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:40 pm

Dear all,

I just CC and they told me that your documents has been sent with a cover letter. I haven't yet received the documents but was wondering what may be the outcome as I have not yet received the approval letter.

can anyone please through some light on this. I had applied for UT

Tier1Aspirant1
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Tier1 Approval

Post by Tier1Aspirant1 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:04 pm

Guys

Last wenesday was that lucky day for me when I got the Tier Approval.
My time line

Applied: 28th July 2008
Ref Letter: 30th July 2008
Status: Tier 1 approved(17 Sept 2008)
Upto: 09 Sept 2011

but with the happiness there was a little amount of worry as the great Homeoffice FORGOT TO STAMP VISA on my spouse passport..yes thats true..Mistake like this can happen in this part of world too.. However I called homeoffice and now have sent the passport back.

Also the funny part was when I told the customer service executive that 'I hope this is a exception' and she replied saying 'I hope so' :P .. Thats funny right..

Anyways I am hoping to get the passport back soon..with the staming hopefully :lol:

Also my apologies for not posting the news earlier..And thanks to this site, it helped a lot

Tier1Aspirant1
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Tier1 Approval

Post by Tier1Aspirant1 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:05 pm

Guys

Last wenesday was that lucky day for me when I got the Tier Approval.
My time line

Applied: 28th July 2008
Ref Letter: 30th July 2008
Status: Tier 1 approved(17 Sept 2008)
Upto: 09 Sept 2011

but with the happiness there was a little amount of worry as the great Homeoffice FORGOT TO STAMP VISA on my spouse passport..yes thats true..Mistake like this can happen in this part of world too.. However I called homeoffice and now have sent the passport back.

Also the funny part was when I told the customer service executive that 'I hope this is a exception' and she replied saying 'I hope so' :P .. Thats funny right..

Anyways I am hoping to get the passport back soon..with the staming hopefully :lol:

Also my apologies for not posting the news earlier..And thanks to this site, it helped a lot

shaz999
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Post by shaz999 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:36 am

Hi All,

My first post

Applied on 24 july , called home office today and lady said poiltly ‘Its under Consideration’.

Does it mean that it has been allocated to case worker ? How long it will take..?

Advance thx for the reply

NutanRaj
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Post by NutanRaj » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:28 am

shaz999 wrote:Hi All,

My first post

Applied on 24 july , called home office today and lady said poiltly ‘Its under Consideration’.

Does it mean that it has been allocated to case worker ? How long it will take..?

Advance thx for the reply
I also applied on 24th july and got hte docs back on 3rd sept...
they are not processing in a sequence...dont worry you will get soon
Raj

nits
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Post by nits » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:51 pm

Hi all ,
I have query , how is process lined up , when HO say its considering it does it mean its with case worker or do they do any pre checks before that ?
Once its assigned to CW , can we speak to them ?

Best regards

GIMS
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Post by GIMS » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:38 pm

From my experience tracking the forum for almost a year, and especially now, the systems that the call centre use lags behind the actual events.

i.e. the case status is not logged soon enough on the system. so for instance, the passport could be on its way back to you and you would still be told that its still under consideration if you phoned in.

another cause could be that the call centre personnel just get tired of checking each and every call because of the call volumes. so they might just say its still under consideration and thus get on with the next call.

so bottom line you cant completely trust what the cc staff tell you.

ob40
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Post by ob40 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:23 pm

itguy_uk wrote:
ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.
Hi ob40,

Thanks for the update. My application (WP to Tier-1) too acknowledged on 26th Aug'08 and still has not been allocated to a CW.
Hi itguy_uk,

Called a few minutes ago, my application is with a case worker now. Timelines till now,

Application sent: 22 Aug
Received at HO and acknowledged: 26 Aug
Confirmed with case worker: 23 Sep

Lets see how it goes from here.

Regards OB40

itguy_uk
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Post by itguy_uk » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:28 pm

ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:
ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:Has anyone called Home Office ?
Any update ?
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.
Hi ob40,

Thanks for the update. My application (WP to Tier-1) too acknowledged on 26th Aug'08 and still has not been allocated to a CW.
Hi itguy_uk,

Called a few minutes ago, my application is with a case worker now. Timelines till now,

Application sent: 22 Aug
Received at HO and acknowledged: 26 Aug
Confirmed with case worker: 23 Sep

Lets see how it goes from here.

Regards OB40
Hi OB40,
Thank you for the update..Mine has still not been assigned to the case worker and waiting for it.

Regards,
itguy_uk

jay77
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Post by jay77 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:39 pm

Hi All,

I have got my tier 1 general visa today.

Timelines are as follows :-

Applied - 11th August
Money Deducted - 13th August.

Ref no not received for more than 2 weeks then called HO and got the ref no over phone only.

Urgent treatment on job offer sent on -12th September

Visa stamped on -16th September

Doc received - 19th September ( was not at home so collected special delivery docs from royal mail office today)

My application was for tier 1 general along with 1 dependant.

This forum is really helpful. thanks a lot to everyone.

itguy_uk
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Post by itguy_uk » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:24 pm

itguy_uk wrote:
ob40 wrote:
itguy_uk wrote:
ob40 wrote:
Hi just got off the phone from the HO. The automated message has moved forward to 27 August (was 21 Aug in the morning). But my application acknowledged on 26 Aug has still not been allocated to a case worker.
Hi ob40,

Thanks for the update. My application (WP to Tier-1) too acknowledged on 26th Aug'08 and still has not been allocated to a CW.
Hi itguy_uk,

Called a few minutes ago, my application is with a case worker now. Timelines till now,

Application sent: 22 Aug
Received at HO and acknowledged: 26 Aug
Confirmed with case worker: 23 Sep

Lets see how it goes from here.

Regards OB40
Hi OB40,
Thank you for the update..Mine has still not been assigned to the case worker and waiting for it.

Regards,
itguy_uk
Hi OB40,

This is to update you that my application has also been assigned to the case worker today. Lets hope for some good news in the coming weeks.

Regards,
itguy_uk

Tier1_Aspirant
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Tier 1 Processed

Post by Tier1_Aspirant » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:52 am

Hi All,

I along with 1 dependant had applied for Tier 1 on 25th August from VFS Bangalore. The status on VFS site is changed to "Processed application delivered to Blue Dart on 23 Sep 2008".
I checked with VFS and got to know that this does not mean that application is accepted, it could be rejected as well :(
I'm a bit sceptical as to how did it get processed in a month whereas from what I see on the forum, its taking much longer for everyone. Does that mean its rejected?
Would calling the HO help to know the exact status?

~Tier1_Aspirant

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