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In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Only for UK Tier 2 (Employer Sponsored) points system Tier 2

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In-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by geriatrix » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:25 pm

Please do not post in this thread if you are applying from outside the UK.

Interested members can post their application processing timelines here for the benefit of others. This will help members to view the timelines at one place rather than posting the same rhetorical questions time and again (e.g.- Can some please tell me current processing times in UK / when will my application be decided upon / why is my application taking too long etc. etc.) and will help reduce clutter on the database too, so you will be doing a good cause.

Please do not forget to include the following details in your post:
1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending)
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from
3. Date of expiry of current leave:
4. Number of dependants applying at same time:
5. Date application posted:
6. Date application received at UKBA:
7. Date payment debited:
8. Payment mode :
9. Acknowledgement letter received:
10. Biometric letter received:
11. Date of biometrics enrolment:
12. Date of approval:
13. Date of return of passport and other documents:
14. Date (new) leave to remain valid from:
15. Date BRP received:



Do not make more than one post in the topic. If writing initial post before a decision / passport is received, please edit the original post to update - do not create a new post for every update. This will help members looking for approx. timeslines to figure out end-to-end processing time of a given application(s) at one place itself.
Remember the page number of this topic that you are making your post in .. or .. use the search function to find your post in this topic.




Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).
Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.

We thank you for your understanding.



regards
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rkrishna
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Post by rkrishna » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:12 am

Type of application: PBS Tier 2 Dependent, for child born in UK.
Note: Application for dependent child was sent in isolation (not with mine).
Date of expiry of current leave (visa): My own leave expires Sept. 20, 2011
Date application posted: May 25, 2010
Date payment debited: May 28, 2010
Payment mode: Debit card
Date passport received: June 19, 2010

mt_dilber
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Post by mt_dilber » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:24 pm

Type of applicant: PSW to Tier2
Applied for COS on 16th july 2010 = got COS in 30 minutes.
Applied for tier 2 using premier service= got visa granted letter in 2 hours
Total time tier 2 visa= 2h 30 mins

lamaya
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Post by lamaya » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:59 pm

Hi Everyone, this is my timeline

Type of application: Extending
If switching, category changing (switching) from: N/A
Date of expiry of current leave (visa): August 17th 2010
Date application posted: July 27th 2010
Date payment debited: July 29th 2010
Payment mode: Credit Card
Date passport received: September 8th 2010

Total waiting time since I posted my aplication: 6 weeks and 1 day.

yargos111
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Post by yargos111 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:49 pm

1. Type of application: Extending
2. If changing from : Work Permit to T2-General
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) : 11-Nov-2010
4. Date application posted : 16 Aug 2010 (Royal Mail next day delivery)
5. Date payment debited : 17 Aug 2010
6. Payment mode : Credit card
7. Date passport received : 17th Sept 2010
8. Date Biometric card received: 27th Sept 2010

elfgirl
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Post by elfgirl » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:22 pm

1. Type of application: Switchhing
2. If changing from : PSW to Tier 2
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) : 11 - Feb - 2011
4. Date application posted : 12 Oct 2010 (Royal Mail next day delivery)
5. Date payment debited : N/A
6. Payment mode : Cheque
7. Date passport received : 26 Nov 2010
8. Date Biometric card received: 25 Nov 2010

*Date Biometrics were taken 11-11-2010
*Date Letter for Biometric rec 29 -10-2010

Biometrics sent by DX Secure
Passport sent by Royal Mail

iheisler
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Post by iheisler » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:03 am

1. Type of application: Extending Work Permit to Tier 2 (under Transitional Arrangements)
2. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 30 Nov 2010
3. Date application posted: 5 Nov 2010
4. Date payment debited: 6 Nov 2010
5. Payment mode: visa debit card
6. Biometrics taken: 18 Nov 2010
7. Residence Permit card received: 7 Dec 2010
8. Date passport received: 9 Dec 2010

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Post by dzh1452 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:24 am

1. Type of application: Extending Work Permit to Tier 2 (under Transitional Arrangements)
2. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 17 Jan 2011
3. Date application posted: 12 Nov 2010
4. Biometrics taken: 9 Dec 2010
5. Date passport received : 19th Jan 2011
6. Date Biometric card received: 19th Jan 2011

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Post by seether » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:22 pm

Tier 2 Application Form sent: 23 June 2010
Money Taken: 24 June 2010
Biometrics Done: 6 July 2010
Decision Letter Arrives: 8 November 2010
Biometric Card Arrives: 21st January 2011

john353
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Post by john353 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:10 pm

1. Type of application: Tier 2 Visa Main & dependent extension applications
2. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 11 Mar 2011
3. Date application posted: 29 Dec 2010
4. Payment Mode: Postal order
5. Biometrics taken: 24 Jan 2011
6. Date Biometric cards received: 10 Feb 2011
7. Date passports received : 14 Feb 2011

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Post by akashths » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:46 pm

1. Type of application: Extending Tier 2
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: N/A
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) March 16
4. Date application posted : December 30, 2010
5. Date payment debited: Jan 02, 2011
6. Payment mode: Debit
7. Biometry Invitation Letter: 21 Jan 2011
8. Biometry done on: 24 Jan 2011
9. BRP card receipt: 17 Feb 2011
10. Passport arrived: 19 Feb 2011

hsyasin
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Post by hsyasin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:14 am

1. Type of application: Switchhing
2. If changing from : PSW to Tier 2 (but applied for SOL as job existed)
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) : 09-Feb-2011
4. Date application posted : 24-Jan-2011 (Royal Mail special/next day delivery)
5. Date payment debited : 27-Jan-2011
6. Payment mode : Debit Card
7. Date passport received : 24-Feb-2011
8. Date Biometric card received: (DX Secure guy came on 23-Feb-2011, but my ID was not at home, so he returned saying he'll come the next day(24-Feb-2011))

*Date Letter for Biometric recieved 05-Feb-2011
*Date Biometrics were taken (at PostOffice Ltd.) 07-Feb-2011

Biometrics sent by DX Secure
Passport sent by Royal Mail

toshu20
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Visa extended

Post by toshu20 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:23 pm

Type of application: Tier 2 ICT(Extending)
Date of expiry of current leave (visa): 30-Jan-2011
Date application posted: 11-Jan-2011
Date biometrics letter received: 25-Jan-2011
Date of biometrics: 02-Feb-2011
Date passport/decision letter received: 23-Feb-2011
Date BRP card received: 08-Mar-2011
Date leave to remain valid till: 31-Jan-2013

Total time: 8 weeks

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Post by Tocaio » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:49 pm

1. Type of application : Switching
2. If changing from : Tier 2 to Tier 2 change of employer
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa) : Feb - 2013
4. Date application posted : 09 February 2011 (Royal Mail next day delivery)
5. Date payment debited : 10 February 2011
6. Payment mode : Credit Card
7. Date passport received : 10 March 2011
8. Date Biometric card received: 10 March 2011

*Date Biometrics were taken 22-02-2011
*Date Letter for Biometric rec 17 -02-2011

Biometrics sent by DX Secure
Passport sent by Royal Mai

ylei
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Post by ylei » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:54 pm

1. Type of application: Switching
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from: PSW
3. Date application posted: 28 Jan 2011
4. Date payment debited: 4 Feb 2011
5. Payment mode: Cheque
6. Date passport received: 10 March 2011
7. Biometric received: 10 March 2011

*Date Biometrics were taken 22-Feb-2011
*Date Letter for Biometric rec 15 -Feb-2011

Biometrics sent by DX Secure
Passport sent by Royal Mai

nawaz
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Post by nawaz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:27 am

1. Type of application: Switching
2. If switching, category: Old Style Work Permit
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa): Feb 28, 2011
4. Date application posted: Feb 24, 2011
5. Date payment debited: Feb 25, 2011
6. Payment mode: Credit Card
7. Date leave to remain valid from: March 16, 2011
8. Date passport received : March 18, 2011
9. BRP card received: March 18, 2011

Biometrics invitation letter received on March 4, 2011
Biometrics taken on March 4, 2011

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Post by neeenu » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:58 pm

1. Type of application: (Switching / Extending):Change of Employer Main Applicant with 2 deps
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from
3. Date of expiry of current leave (visa)
4. Date application posted 15/02/2011
5. Date payment debited 16/02/2011
6. Payment mode Credit card
7. Date leave to remain valid from
8. Date passport received 22/03/2011
9. BRP Received 22/03/2011

Date BRP Request Received:21/02/2011
Date BRP Done:09/03/2011 PEO

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Post by harris_1980 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:59 pm

1. Type of application: Switching Category & Changing Sponsor
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Work Permit
3. Date of expiry of current leave : Jul-2014
4. Date application posted :14-Mar-2011
5. Date payment debited : Not known, application managed by agent
6. Payment mode: Not known, application managed by agent
7. Date leave to remain valid from : 14-Apr-2011
8. Date passport received : 28-Apr-2011

BRP invitation: 28-Mar-2011
BRP appointment: 8-Apr-2011
BRP card receive date: 28-Apr-2011

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Post by lunakick » Thu May 05, 2011 6:43 pm

1. Type of application: Switching & Changing Employer/Sponsor w/ 2deps
2. If switching, category changing (switching) from : Work Permit
3. Date of expiry of current leave : Oct-2012
4. Date application posted :n/a
4a. Date Premier service was scheduled: 7-Apr-2011
4b. Date for Premier service appointment: 3-May-2011
5. Date payment debited : 3-May-2011
6. Payment mode: CC
7. Date leave to remain valid from : 3-May-2011
8. Date passport received : 3-May-2011

BRP card receive date: 5-May-2011

umb
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Post by umb » Sat May 14, 2011 10:45 am

1. Type of application: Extending
2. Category changing: Work Permit to T2-General
3. Date of expiry of current leave: 03-APR-2011
4. Date application posted: 11-MAR-2011 (Royal Mail next day delivery)
5. Date payment debited: 14-MAR-2011
6. Payment mode: Credit Card
7. Date passport received: 07-MAY-2011
8. Date Biometric card received: 13-MAY-2011

9. Date biometrics letter received: 17-MAR-2011
10.Date of biometrics: 15-APR-2011

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