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JESSIES
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Post by JESSIES » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:06 am

i called home office today and the lady said that they are up to the 29th of August.

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Post by itguy_uk » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:11 am

JESSIES wrote:i called home office today and the lady said that they are up to the 29th of August.

This is to update you all that the answering machine has also moved forward to 29th Aug. 8)

Regards,
itguy_uk

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Post by whyuve » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:07 pm

ob40 wrote:
whyuve wrote:
ob40 wrote:
whyuve wrote:Finally its my turn...Student Visa to Tier 1 (General)

Applied on 22nd Aug
Fee deducted on 26th Aug
Reference no issued on 26th Aug
Reference no received on 28th Aug
Assigned to case worker 24th Sep
Stamped on 24th Sep
Docs received 1st Oct

Had a bit hard time due to 2 days lower than £800 for maintenance fund, but no problem caused by that.
Good luck for the rest of us!
Many congratulations,

Did you send any UTR.

Best Regards

OB40
No UT sent. The application is very simple, no claim on earnings thus no tough 'considertation'.
So correct me if I am wrong, you are a very young PhD ?

Regards

OB40.
Yes I am. Perhaps that's why its so straight forward.

whyuve
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Post by whyuve » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:09 pm

itguy_uk wrote:
whyuve wrote:Finally its my turn...Student Visa to Tier 1 (General)

Applied on 22nd Aug
Fee deducted on 26th Aug
Reference no issued on 26th Aug
Reference no received on 28th Aug
Assigned to case worker 24th Sep
Stamped on 24th Sep
Docs received 1st Oct

Had a bit hard time due to 2 days lower than £800 for maintenance fund, but no problem caused by that.
Good luck for the rest of us!
Many Congratulations whyuve.
Regards,
Itguy_uk
Thank you Itguy_uk, I hope you all the best to get it 'considered'.

zee
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uk tier 1

Post by zee » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:09 am

hi, forums

ma time lines
applied 28 june
accepted 01 July
waiting

Question: is there is people waiting since from June 08? ma previous employer's Bussiness Address changed in India), change of address updated on company's website and phone lines are active. Do i need to inform HO at this stage of ma application??????????? Help help

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Re: uk tier 1

Post by justice122 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:52 am

including myself theer are 4-5 other members on the forum who are waiting since june 2008.
zee wrote:hi, forums

ma time lines
applied 28 june
accepted 01 July
waiting

Question: is there is people waiting since from June 08? ma previous employer's Bussiness Address changed in India), change of address updated on company's website and phone lines are active. Do i need to inform HO at this stage of ma application??????????? Help help

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September 08 Application are currently processing

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:10 am

Hi All,
Hope everyone is fine and doing gr8, I know people are waiting for so long for having their results.

Homeoffice automated voice message is telling we are currently processing application recieved on 29th of August 2008.

I luckily spoke to one of the representative at HO, she told me we are currently processing applications recieved on 08/09/2008 (8th of September 2008) which is a good news. The lady also told me your application is still waiting for allocation which might take couple of days more, so figer crossed.

I just wanted to share this information with you all.

My timelines are :
Application sent 06/09/2008
Ack receieved : 10/09/2008 (dated 09/09/2008)
Waiting for allocation yet...
AZ

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Post by grant1 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:39 am

Have been waiting for almost 3.5 months now for my docs to get back from HO. Havent called them for more than 2 weeks now as there is no point, as i already know the answer " Still under consideration"

soo frustrated with this whole thing that i cant explain.I would like to think that my case is straight forward as i have UK employer and Degree from very good UNI. Havent been back home for more than 2 years and also my grandma is very sick. it would be nice to go and see her, my family and celebrate diwali with them but this situation is soo unclear that cant even book a flight or plan anything in life. this is just outrageous and crazy. I dnt think its fair to keep hold of anyones passport for 4 months. its just sooo frustrating, i am trying to stay calm and positive but this wait is just killing me . i know we are at the recieveing end and we need to be paitent but there has to be some sort of rules and regulations for these people.

who cares about immigrants anyways ......................... i am going mad.

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Post by Olya » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:04 pm

Hi everyone!

Just got my approved visa back!

Applied: 3rd Sept 08
Reference letter Received: 4th Sept 08
Fee charged: 4th September 08
Passport Received: 3rd Oct 08

Good luck! :P

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Post by ob40 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:17 pm

Olya wrote:Hi everyone!

Just got my approved visa back!

Applied: 3rd Sept 08
Reference letter Received: 4th Sept 08
Fee charged: 4th September 08
Passport Received: 3rd Oct 08

Good luck! :P
Hi

Consgratulations and many thanks for the update. Can you please also let us know what kind of application was yours, (e.g., WP->Tier1, IGS->Tier1, JR etc.) and also if you applied for urgent treatment.

Regards

OB40

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Post by Olya » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:25 pm

It wasn't an urgent treatment but quite a straightforward Student visa into Tier 1 (Post-Study). However, I was a bit anxious as I submitted only bank statement with the balance of £800 rather than £800 over three months period.

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Post by GIMS » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:27 am

Olya,

So you mean it was a Tier 1 (PSW) and not a Tier 1 (General)?

If its a Tier 1 (PSW) then you are only required to show a closing balance of at least £800 if the application is made before 31 October 2008, thus the evidence would have been perfectly sufficient.

GIMS.

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Post by Snoozles » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:43 pm

Hallo Everybody

I am South African.

Well, I applied on 30 September and got approved on 3 October.

3 Days - Excellent time.

Good luck to everybody here, and thank you for all the great information.

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Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:52 pm

Hi Snoozles,

Congratulations, awsome, gr8 stuff .

Is this a Tier 1 general application and what was your status before switiching if you have applied from UK?

Please give us your timelines

Regards,
Snoozles wrote:Hallo Everybody

I am South African.

Well, I applied on 30 September and got approved on 3 October.

3 Days - Excellent time.

Good luck to everybody here, and thank you for all the great information.
AZ

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Snoozles :)

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:04 pm

Hi Snoozles,

This seems like South African BHC are working quite fast and the max processing time is 3 days...that's brilliant...

All the best, and welcome to UK :)

Regards,
AZ

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Post by Snoozles » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:15 pm

No, I applied from South Africa - They say that the waiting time is 5 - 10 days. But I received my visa after 3 days.

After hearing horrible stories about rejections, I am very relieved.

I had a Working Holiday Maker Visa 5 years ago, but I basically applied from scratch.

I did not use an agent, and therefore saved about 500 Pounds - If you do enough research, you can do it yourself.

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Post by Snoozles » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:22 pm

Sorry, my time lines are:

Money paid: 29 Sep 2008 (In South Africa you have to pay your visa fees into their bank account before you apply).

Visa handed in: 30 Sep 2008. Handed the visa application information in by hand, and did all biometric information needed.

Visa approved: 3 Oct 2008. When I got home on Friday, I checked my visa status over the internet, and it said 'ready for collection'. It was approved.

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Got Tier 1 visa stamped in 25days

Post by yogeshjagarwal » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:11 am

Hello Everyone,

It was hard for me to beleive that i can get my visa stamped in such stupendous timelines...
I got my stamped Passport back within 25 days of application.

Here are the timelines..
Applied: 9th Sept
Fees Deducted: 9th Sept
Reference number received: 9th Sept
Visa stamped: 30th Sept
Passport received: 4th Oct.

I did not apply for any kind of UTR.

Allo the very best for all you guys who are awaiting their visa's. :)

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Re: Got Tier 1 visa stamped in 25days

Post by ob40 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:22 am

yogeshjagarwal wrote:Hello Everyone,

It was hard for me to beleive that i can get my visa stamped in such stupendous timelines...
I got my stamped Passport back within 25 days of application.

Here are the timelines..
Applied: 9th Sept
Fees Deducted: 9th Sept
Reference number received: 9th Sept
Visa stamped: 30th Sept
Passport received: 4th Oct.

I did not apply for any kind of UTR.

Allo the very best for all you guys who are awaiting their visa's. :)
Hi and many congratulations. Can you please let us know what kind of an application it was, i.e., WP->Tier1, HSMP->Tier1, IGS->Tier1, JR, etc.

Best Wishes OB40.

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Re: Got Tier 1 visa stamped in 25days

Post by itguy_uk » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:50 pm

yogeshjagarwal wrote:Hello Everyone,

It was hard for me to beleive that i can get my visa stamped in such stupendous timelines...
I got my stamped Passport back within 25 days of application.

Here are the timelines..
Applied: 9th Sept
Fees Deducted: 9th Sept
Reference number received: 9th Sept
Visa stamped: 30th Sept
Passport received: 4th Oct.

I did not apply for any kind of UTR.

Allo the very best for all you guys who are awaiting their visa's. :)
Hi
Many congratulations. Could you please let us know what kind of application it was, i.e., WP->Tier1, HSMP->Tier1, IGS->Tier1, JR, etc.

Thanks,
itguy_uk

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