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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by RScorpio » Wed May 06, 2015 7:06 pm

Has anyone got any updates with their extension application recently? I had applied by post on 2nd April, payment taken on 9th April, Biometric letter received on 20th, Biometrics submitted on 21st. Still awaiting return of passport and approval.
UK visas seem to be taking a long time for processing as until March approvals were being received within a month application. Any updates from anyone?

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Thu May 07, 2015 1:29 am

Hey Rscorpio - I have a similar situation on application date (2nd April) and acknowledgement letter (17th April) and I provided my Biometrics on the 24th of April. No news yet. I wouldnt be too worried though. It seems this will take another 2 weeks to get cleared. I think the number of applications typically surges in the last week and this builds a huge backlog. Also we have had a lot of bank holidays in the last month. Lets stay in touch over this forum - so we can update each other on timelines.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by RScorpio » Thu May 07, 2015 5:15 am

Thanks for the update. Will update as soon as I hear anything. It will also be interesting to hear from someone who has just got an approval and when they applied. We would get some indication how far behind we are. This timeline post seems to have gone dead otherwise as last approval was more than a month earlier.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Thu May 07, 2015 10:04 am

I checked out trackitt (www.spammer.com/uk-immigration- ... -extension) for someone who applied in the last week of march.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by RScorpio » Tue May 12, 2015 10:38 am

RScorpio wrote:Has anyone got any updates with their extension application recently? I had applied by post on 2nd April, payment taken on 9th April, Biometric letter received on 20th, Biometrics submitted on 21st. Still awaiting return of passport and approval.
UK visas seem to be taking a long time for processing as until March approvals were being received within a month application. Any updates from anyone?
Now received passport and approval letter dated 11th May this morning. Awaiting BRP card.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Thu May 14, 2015 9:13 am

Great news. Thanks for updating.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by phemmy » Fri May 15, 2015 3:08 pm

Hi All,

Has anyone who applied between April 1st and 3rd received a decision on Tier general extension.

I applied on 1st PEO but was told further investigation required and I have not heard anything since then

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Fri May 15, 2015 10:51 pm

Hi Phemny - I applied on the 2nd of April through the postal route. Not heard anything yet. My biometrics were submitted on the 24th though - so maybe this could be one reason. Though it has a taken a lot of time.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by phemmy » Tue May 19, 2015 7:57 am

Hi Sandvika,
Thank you for the reply.
Please were you invited for an interview?
Have you also contacted them at all for update please?
Regards

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Tue May 19, 2015 8:49 am

Hey - I have not been contacted for interview (yet). No I have not reached them for an update - as long as this is in service standards (6 months) - there is no specific update that can be shared. Frankly - there are two options, either you withdraw or wait.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Sun May 24, 2015 10:55 pm

Any update from anyone still waiting for Tier 1 General extension status. I made my application on the 2nd, fees collected on the 11th, Acknowledgement letter dated 13th, Biometric letter dated 21st, biometrics submitted on the 24th. No news since then. I am a permanent employee on a salary (so showed company letter with gross and net earnings and bank statements from HSBC). Any news/update would be welcome.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by paboluuk » Wed May 27, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi phemmy,

Thank you for your E-mail. Have you been asked for interview? You're on permanent job or self-employed?

My case is also similar but submitted my application by post on 4th April. I gave my interview and waiting for my application and hopefully this week.


At Sandvika,
I wonder for your situation. Your application is straight forward one. Have you applied your previous extension using self-employment?
Please let me know.

Regards,
paboluuk

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Wed May 27, 2015 10:38 pm

Hey Pabluuk,

Not sure why my case has taken so long. Its relatively straightforward. My previous applications have all been on basis of salary earnings (letter from employer or payslips) and bank statements. Never had to wait so long. Must be because I applied so late (2nd april posted, 7th april received at home office) and then gave biometrics.

Are you self employed?

@ Phemmy - were you also self employed?

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by paboluuk » Thu May 28, 2015 5:38 pm

Hi sandvika,

More or less my application dates were nearly coincides with your application dates. Yes, I'm Employed + Self Employed. Might be the case as the application has submitted just before closing date and they might have received in huge number. Please let me know as soon as you heard from HO.

Regards,
paboluuk

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by Frankel » Thu May 28, 2015 6:44 pm

Hi all

Just an update I received BRP cards for myself and two dependants TOADAY (extension for further three years) but haven’t received my documents yet.

Further details:
1. Current vignette: Tier 1 General (2nd Extension)
2. Date of expiry of current leave: 28/06/ 2015
3. Number of dependents applying at same time: 02
4. Date application posted: 04/04/2015 (main applicant)
5. Date application applied: 02/04/2015(online for dependents)
6. Date payment debited: 10/04/2015
7. Payment mode: Credit Card
8. Acknowledgement letter received: 21/04/2015(main)
9. Biometric letter received: 21/04/2015(main)
10. Biometric letter received dependents: 15/04/2015
11. Date of biometrics enrolment: 30/04/2015(main)
12. Date of biometrics enrolment dependents: 24/04/2015
13. Date of approval: 26/05/2015
14. Passport received: no
15: BRP received all: 28/05/2015
16. Date of return of passport and other documents: still awaiting

My case was very simple and straight forward, I am employed and earn well above the required amount (£22600) .I was also employed on my first extension back in 2013 however initial application(2010) was self (4k) + employment and tax and NI was paid accordingly.
I hope those who applied in last minute will get good news shortly.

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Fri May 29, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks for the update Frankel. Great news.

I am still waiting for a response to my application made on the 2nd of April (received 7th April, Biometric letter dated 21st April, Biometrics submitted 24th April). Not sure why this is taking so long? Any one else has any update? Am obviously very nervous what's going on? My case was quite straight forward actually and I had applied only to be on the safe side (I had enough leave to cover till ILR).

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by sandvika » Fri May 29, 2015 12:14 pm

Just got an approval. Feeling so relived. Hope everyone else waiting gets this as well.

1. Current vignette: Tier 1 General (2nd Extension)
2. Date of expiry of current leave: March 2016
3. Number of dependents applying at same time: none
4. Date application posted: 02/04/2015 (recieved 07/04/2015)
5. Date payment debited: 11/04/2015
6. Payment mode: Credit Card (Amex)
7. Acknowledgement letter dated: 13/04/2015
8. Biometric letter dated: 21/04/2015
9. Date of biometrics enrolment: 24/04/2015
10. Date of approval: 28/05/2015
11. Passport received: Yes
12: BRP received all: awaiting
13. Date of return of passport and other documents: 28/05/2015

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by phemmy » Fri May 29, 2015 6:50 pm

Hi Sanvika,

Congratulations!!!
I am still awaiting our approval.
I applied as self employed with 2 dependants.

Thanks,

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by na2316 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:17 pm

Hi All,

I was on ILR last year (got ILR after 5years on tier 1) but i got the British citizenship and British Passport now after 1 year on ILR.

My wife is still on TIER 1 DEPENDENDENT visa which will expire in 2017...when she will need ONE more ext on tier 1 dependent visa...to complete 5years to qualify for ILR..correct?

what are the best OPTIONS...as i am british citizen now

... should she wait till 2017 when her tier 1 dependent visa expire ...AND apply for another tier 1 dependent visa extension....???

... Or is there any other option (as I have become British citizen now )??

PLEASE ADVISE.

thanks

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Re: Tier 1 (General) extension application processing timeli

Post by yashpreetsingh00 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:45 am

1. Current vignette: Tier 1 General (2nd Extension)
2. Date of expiry of current leave: January 2016
3. Number of dependents applying at same time: none
4. Date application posted: 31/03/2015 (received 03/04/2015)
5. Date payment debited: 07/04/2015
6. Payment mode: Credit Card
7. Acknowledgement letter dated: 13/04/2015
8. Biometric letter dated: 16/04/2015
9. Date of biometrics enrolment: 18/04/2015
10 Interview letter : 20/04/2015
11 Interview attended : 06/05/2015
12: BRP received : 10/06/2015
13: Waiting for other documents

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