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Shubhi
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Location: India

Post by Shubhi » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:30 pm

Hi All

Finally applied on 25th Sept.

VFS people are really helpful. Please take a DD and an appointment before going there that will save your time.

According to VFS people it will take 3 weeks for the final decision.

lets hope for the best :D

Shubhi

kanwar25
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Post by kanwar25 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:58 pm

Dear ALL,
ANY BODY WHO FILED THEIR APPLICATION IN THE MONTH OF Sep 08 has got approval.

REGARDS,

palxxx
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Location: UK

Got it stamped!!

Post by palxxx » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:13 pm

I have been seeing this forum since 2 weeks. I recon it as one of the very informative forums with very helpful people aroud. God bless you all!!

Here are my dates:
Applied: 04/09
Integra started: 09/09
Passport collected: 30/09
Visa stamped from: 26/09

I really wondered that it took only 17 working days including the day of application submission at Mumbai North VFS office.

I would be very happy and pleased to help anyone who needs some tips while preparing their docs/files.

Now, I shall need some help on my job search. With God's grace and your help, it will also be done for sure.

Cheers,
Palxxx

nitin_tier1
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Post by nitin_tier1 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:20 pm

Congrats palxxx !!

I missed to use this forum before I applied for tier1.

Date applied in Mumabi VFS - 8 sept 2008
Status - Your visa application has been forwarded to the British High Commission 08 Sep 2008
still waiting...

Bit worried as I have forgotten to submit supporting bank letter for 12 month online bank statements. However I have submitted supporting letter for maintenance fund.
fingers crossed....
Any comments on my missed document?
Anybody got it stamped applied on 8th Sept?

Regards,
Nitin

kanwar25
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Post by kanwar25 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:53 pm

Dear Nitin,
My case is also the same i mean exact same . I have submitted the online statements and have attatched the supporting maintanence fund letter.

we both are in the same boat
finger crossed

amitkddas
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Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:07 pm
Location: Gurgaon

Hi

Post by amitkddas » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:56 pm

Applied on 4th Sept
Visa got rejected on 23rd Sept.

Got passport back by courier on 24th. They have held back other original docs, why i dont know. But its with them, have confirmed the same from theri helpline.

Refusal reason:

“You have claimed points for the English language requirement from your Masters Degree from ICFAI University. However the points based calculator is unable to confirm this qualification. The published guidance stipulates that if the point-based calculator is unable to confirm qualification, points will not be awarded (paragraph 191, 192â€

betterlatethannever
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Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:07 pm

Post by betterlatethannever » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:40 pm

Timelines
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Center: VFS-Hyderabad
Application Date : 1-Sep-08
Integra: No idea
Result: Waiting...

Last week mailed to integra and got following reply:
Please contact the nearest office of British High Commission to know the
status of you application
After that replied back asking whether integra verification is done or not but didn't get any reply. ANY IDEA???

Last week mailed to BHC Chennai and got following reply:
Thank you for your e-mail. The below mentioned application is yet to be assesed. All applications fall into a queue once they reach British Deputy High Commission Chennai. An Entry Clearance Officer will assess your application as soon as it reaches the end of the queue

Today i called BHC Chennai but no one replied... i think it is taking long this days...

palxxx
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Reply

Post by palxxx » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:59 pm

@ nitin
You have posted the application on 08/09, so wait for a week and don't worry on the "supporting bank letter for 12 month online bank statements". I have just provided last 3 months bank statement and a bank covering letter mentioning my minimum balance during that period in INR. My bank statements didn't have bank logo, but was signed and stamped by bank.

*The balance shouldn't fall below GBP 2800 + (GBP 1600 * number of dependents) for even a single day during last 3 months and the statement end date should not be < (application submission date - 7).

One more thing which I have read in this forum that someone mentioned that VFS has advised to make sure that the last transaction date also is not < (application submission date - 7). I was bit concerned as my last transaction date was 25 days older than the application date. So, you should be fine if you have the money sitting idle with not much activity.

@ betterlatethannever
You will not get any reply from integra and you are not supposed to. But you can always check whether your HR, university, bank got any kind of communication from Integra on behalf of BHC. In my case my HR got a call after 5 days of application date and my university received a courier after almost 2 weeks requesting them to validate my certificates and mark sheets. My previous company and banks didn’t get any call after 2 weeks, so I decided to send an email to VFS with detailed address, email, fax, telephone, mobile numbers etc. of at least 2 contact persons for each document and requested them to forward these information to Integra. While collecting my documents from VFS, I was surprised seeing the copy of my email with a stamped acknowledged date along with my original docs, which made me to believe that the additional information mentioned in the email was considered.

All the best!!

Sep08T1Applicant
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08/09/2008 are currently processing

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:15 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 us that "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 finger crossed.

I just wanted to share this information with you all.

My timelines are :
Applied from UK (IGS to TIER1)
Application sent 06/09/2008
Ack receieved : 10/09/2008 (dated 09/09/2008)
Waiting for allocation yet...
AZ

Shubhi
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Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: India

Re: Reply

Post by Shubhi » Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:38 pm

Hi Palxxx

Congrats!!!!

I have submitted my application on Sept 25th. My previous employer has rcvd a call which means Integra process has been initiated.

I am facing a problem now.
a) My college is in Indore
b) My college is affiliated to a University.
c) My college is not listed in NARIC but the university is...
d)My college can confirm my educational background but the university cant...

Please suggest...can I email the contact details of both, the college and University?

please help me
Shubhi
palxxx wrote:@ nitin
You have posted the application on 08/09, so wait for a week and don't worry on the "supporting bank letter for 12 month online bank statements". I have just provided last 3 months bank statement and a bank covering letter mentioning my minimum balance during that period in INR. My bank statements didn't have bank logo, but was signed and stamped by bank.

*The balance shouldn't fall below GBP 2800 + (GBP 1600 * number of dependents) for even a single day during last 3 months and the statement end date should not be < (application submission date - 7).

One more thing which I have read in this forum that someone mentioned that VFS has advised to make sure that the last transaction date also is not < (application submission date - 7). I was bit concerned as my last transaction date was 25 days older than the application date. So, you should be fine if you have the money sitting idle with not much activity.

@ betterlatethannever
You will not get any reply from integra and you are not supposed to. But you can always check whether your HR, university, bank got any kind of communication from Integra on behalf of BHC. In my case my HR got a call after 5 days of application date and my university received a courier after almost 2 weeks requesting them to validate my certificates and mark sheets. My previous company and banks didn’t get any call after 2 weeks, so I decided to send an email to VFS with detailed address, email, fax, telephone, mobile numbers etc. of at least 2 contact persons for each document and requested them to forward these information to Integra. While collecting my documents from VFS, I was surprised seeing the copy of my email with a stamped acknowledged date along with my original docs, which made me to believe that the additional information mentioned in the email was considered.

All the best!!

palxxx
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Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:38 pm
Location: UK

Re: Reply

Post by palxxx » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:43 am

Hi Shubhi,

I think you need to ack fast!!

I believe your certificates are issued by your college not by your university.

You need to drop an email or directly talk to VFS on this issue:

1. Integra/BHC should check your university name for NARIC lookup.
2. You need to get a proof of the fact that your college is affiliated to the same University and send to VFS to be forwarded to Integra and BHC for consideration
3. I believe your degree certificates & mark sheets are having the name and logo of the college you passed out
4. Provide contacts of your college and unversity so that both of them can confirm that "your College is affiliated to the University" and the University contact person (register/controller) should be able to direct them to your college for any validation

Hope this will help!!

Palxxx.
Shubhi wrote:Hi Palxxx

Congrats!!!!

I have submitted my application on Sept 25th. My previous employer has rcvd a call which means Integra process has been initiated.

I am facing a problem now.
a) My college is in Indore
b) My college is affiliated to a University.
c) My college is not listed in NARIC but the university is...
d)My college can confirm my educational background but the university cant...

Please suggest...can I email the contact details of both, the college and University?

please help me
Shubhi
palxxx wrote:@ nitin
You have posted the application on 08/09, so wait for a week and don't worry on the "supporting bank letter for 12 month online bank statements". I have just provided last 3 months bank statement and a bank covering letter mentioning my minimum balance during that period in INR. My bank statements didn't have bank logo, but was signed and stamped by bank.

*The balance shouldn't fall below GBP 2800 + (GBP 1600 * number of dependents) for even a single day during last 3 months and the statement end date should not be < (application submission date - 7).

One more thing which I have read in this forum that someone mentioned that VFS has advised to make sure that the last transaction date also is not < (application submission date - 7). I was bit concerned as my last transaction date was 25 days older than the application date. So, you should be fine if you have the money sitting idle with not much activity.

@ betterlatethannever
You will not get any reply from integra and you are not supposed to. But you can always check whether your HR, university, bank got any kind of communication from Integra on behalf of BHC. In my case my HR got a call after 5 days of application date and my university received a courier after almost 2 weeks requesting them to validate my certificates and mark sheets. My previous company and banks didn’t get any call after 2 weeks, so I decided to send an email to VFS with detailed address, email, fax, telephone, mobile numbers etc. of at least 2 contact persons for each document and requested them to forward these information to Integra. While collecting my documents from VFS, I was surprised seeing the copy of my email with a stamped acknowledged date along with my original docs, which made me to believe that the additional information mentioned in the email was considered.

All the best!!

karthi305
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Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:15 am

reply

Post by karthi305 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:39 am

hi,

my case also similar,

normally even your college is affialated to any university, degree certificate should be issued by university not by college. so in the degree certificate your college name also mentioned.

so first mention your college details and then university controller of examinations details.

regards,
karthi

Shubhi
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Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:30 pm
Location: India

Re: Reply

Post by Shubhi » Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:16 pm

Thanks Palxxx

My Marksheet is issued by college but the degree is from the University...
I attached an online printout which shows that my college is affiliated to the university....

Shall I also provide the contact details of my college and university both to the Integra people?

Shall I also ask them to check my university name instead of college name in NARIC?

[quote="palxxx"]Hi Shubhi,

I think you need to ack fast!!

I believe your certificates are issued by your college not by your university.

You need to drop an email or directly talk to VFS on this issue:

1. Integra/BHC should check your university name for NARIC lookup.
2. You need to get a proof of the fact that your college is affiliated to the same University and send to VFS to be forwarded to Integra and BHC for consideration
3. I believe your degree certificates & mark sheets are having the name and logo of the college you passed out
4. Provide contacts of your college and unversity so that both of them can confirm that "your College is affiliated to the University" and the University contact person (register/controller) should be able to direct them to your college for any validation

Hope this will help!!

afsari
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Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:56 am

Post by afsari » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:30 am

Hi,

Do I need to show 15 months bank statement if I am going to show my salary account for maintenance fund as well?? or is that ok if i have 12 months statements (with last 3 months for maintenance).
Please clarify,

Thank you

betterlatethannever
Junior Member
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:07 pm

Post by betterlatethannever » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:48 pm

Any one applied from Hyderabad(India) in last week of august or first week of september??? Pls post if you have any updates...

I called BHC, Chennai today and got to know that still my application is in queue. I applied on 1-Sept-08.

Request everyone to mention place from where they applied while posting timelines. It is very confusing/misleading without place applied from.

palxxx
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Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:38 pm
Location: UK

Re: Reply

Post by palxxx » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:32 pm

Hi Shubhi,

Please see my inline comments:
Shubhi wrote:Thanks Palxxx

My Marksheet is issued by college but the degree is from the University...
I attached an online printout which shows that my college is affiliated to the university....

<Pal> If you have already provided the supporting doc, then good!! otherwise you can contact and send it to VFS via email.

Shall I also provide the contact details of my college and university both to the Integra people?

<Pal> For me it worked, nothing wrong to send more information, it might happen that Integra is just looking for this information. Its better to be proactive when you have the time, other than just repenting when there is no time.
I personally don't believe in words like "could have", "should have" etc. just do it and hope for the best!!

Shall I also ask them to check my university name instead of college name in NARIC?

<Pal> ofcourse you can!!
palxxx wrote:Hi Shubhi,

I think you need to ack fast!!

I believe your certificates are issued by your college not by your university.

You need to drop an email or directly talk to VFS on this issue:

1. Integra/BHC should check your university name for NARIC lookup.
2. You need to get a proof of the fact that your college is affiliated to the same University and send to VFS to be forwarded to Integra and BHC for consideration
3. I believe your degree certificates & mark sheets are having the name and logo of the college you passed out
4. Provide contacts of your college and unversity so that both of them can confirm that "your College is affiliated to the University" and the University contact person (register/controller) should be able to direct them to your college for any validation

Hope this will help!!

xiaowei
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Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:08 pm

Re: 08/09/2008 are currently processing

Post by xiaowei » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:24 am

Sep08T1Applicant wrote: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 us that "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 finger crossed.

I just wanted to share this information with you all.

My timelines are :
Applied from UK (IGS to TIER1)
Application sent 06/09/2008
Ack receieved : 10/09/2008 (dated 09/09/2008)
Waiting for allocation yet...
Which number did you use to call home office?

erravi
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aNY ONE IN sEPT GOT sTAMPED ???

Post by erravi » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:14 pm

HI betterlatethanneve

Have you got your visa .
aNY ONE ELSE APPLIED IN sEPT GOT STAMPED ????



betterlatethannever wrote:Any one applied from Hyderabad(India) in last week of august or first week of september??? Pls post if you have any updates...

I called BHC, Chennai today and got to know that still my application is in queue. I applied on 1-Sept-08.

Request everyone to mention place from where they applied while posting timelines. It is very confusing/misleading without place applied from.

betterlatethannever
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Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:07 pm

erravi

Post by betterlatethannever » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:10 pm

Hi erravi,

Not yet!!! waiting :(

Regards,
Vatsal

maxmiliano
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Got Visa

Post by maxmiliano » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:10 am

Got Visa....

Visa Type : PBS Tier -1 General (Fresh Application)

Applied Date: 19 Sep 2008
Location: VFS, Hyderabad
Integra Check: no idea
Status change in VFS website: Processed application delivered to Blue Dart on 08 Oct 2008
Passport with VISA: Received on 11th Oct 2008 (visa valid upto 2012)

Still haven't come out of shock at the quick turn-around time. All the best to everyone.

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