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UKTier2June2018
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by UKTier2June2018 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 pm

UKTier2June2018 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:45 pm
1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) - Tier 2 General, Priority
2. Country of application - Ireland
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dublin
4. Date of online application - 19 Oct 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics - 22 Oct 2018
6. Date of email confirming application received at Decision Making Centre stating application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer - 22 Oct 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Not yet received
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - Not yet known
9. Date passport received - Not yet received
finally managed to collect my passport today after such a long wait - paid for priority service but got a 'standard' wait - yay

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Shewaytank » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:38 pm

Shewaytank wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Pune
4. Date of application - 18 Oct2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 31 Oct2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 06 Nov2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from -
8. Got SMS of application processed - 9 Nov.
8. Duration for Entry Clearance -
9. Date passport received -

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Shewaytank » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 am

[quote=Shewaytank post_id=1701518 time=1541692299 user_id=205797]
Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Pune
4. Date of application - 18 Oct2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 31 Oct2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 06 Nov2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 7th Jan
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
9. Date passport received - 12 Nov
Thanks and all the best guys... I got my Visa...

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Johnnydep » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:21 am

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - Hong Kong
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hong Kong
4. Date of application - 13 Oct2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 12 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : -
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from -
8. Got SMS of application processed -
8. Duration for Entry Clearance -
9. Date passport received -

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ijd » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 am

ijd wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:46 pm
1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) - General, Priority
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Chennai
4. Date of online application - 28 Oct 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics - 29 Oct 2018
6. Date of email confirming application received at Decision Making Centre stating application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer - 29 Oct 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 24 Nov 2018
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
9. Date passport received - 07 Nov 2018

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by prashu7 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:01 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard + 1 Dependent
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Banglore
4. Date of application - 13 Nov 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 14 Nov2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 15 Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Pending
8. Got SMS of application processed - Pending
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - Pending
9. Date passport received -Pending

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Doraemon » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, shortage occupation (Priority service)
2. Country of application - New Zealand
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Auckland
4. Date of application - 29 October 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 30 October 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail: 31 October 2018
- Received a request to submit additional document 8 November 2018
- Submitted additional document by email 15 November 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from -
8. Duration for Entry Clearance -
9. Date passport received -

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Indiandragon » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:30 pm

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) - General Tier 2 with 3 Dependents priority service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hyderabad
4. Date of application - 9/11/18
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics - 12/11/18
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 15/11/18
7. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
8. Date passport received - 16/11/18

Super impressed with this turnaround and mine had a bit more complication as I was applying for my step daughter too.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Johnnydep » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:48 am

Johnnydep wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:21 am
Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - Hong Kong
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hong Kong
4. Date of application - 13 Oct2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 12 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 14 Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from -
8. Got SMS of application processed -
8. Duration for Entry Clearance -
9. Date passport received -

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Doraemon » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:14 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, shortage occupation (Priority service)
2. Country of application - New Zealand
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Auckland
4. Date of application - 29 October 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 30 October 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail: 31 October 2018
- Received a request to submit additional document 8 November 2018
- Sent an email on 14 November 2018 saying that according to the guidance I did not need to submit this document, and asked if this might have been requested in error. I also said I had requested this document and will send it soon.
- Letter of approval dated 14 November 2018!
- Received application materials back 19 November 2018
- Submitted additional document by email 15 November 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 23 January 2019
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
9. Date passport received - 21 November 2018

From my experience, they DO read emails sent to Sheffield.DocsRequested, as they approved my visa soon after sending an email (without a document yet) to this email address.

Good luck to all!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by t_germany » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:13 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 General (priority)
2. Country of application - Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Berlin
4. Date of application - 14 Nov 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric - 16 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 19 Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - unknown
8. Got SMS of application processed - unknown
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - unknown
9. Date passport received -unknown

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by GuySter » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:58 pm

. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Shortage Occupation - Standard Service
2. Country of application - Guyana
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Georgetown
4. Date of application - 4th November, 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 8th November, 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail - 11th November, 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 24th November, 2018
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
9. Date passport received - 24th November, 2018
10. Letter of Approval - 21st November, 2018

It was a quick turnaround indeed, 13 days including weekends. Mine was also a bit complicated as I could not submit one of the Police Clearances they required. I sent a cover letter explaining why and it seems all went well.

Good luck guys :)

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Johnnydep » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:34 am

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - Hong Kong
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hong Kong
4. Date of application - 13 Oct2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 12 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail :  14th Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from 28th Nov 2018
8. Got SMS of application processed - not received
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
9. Date passport received - 29th Nov

Received email on 28th Nov, stamped on 23rd Nov. Around 13 working days including weekend. Good luck to you all.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ahmed_opeyemi » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:58 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority
2. Country of application - Nigeria
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Lagos
4. Date of application - Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - Monday, November 19, 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre email - Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7. The processing of your application has not been straightforward email - Friday, November 23, 2018
8. Passport is ready for collection email - Friday, November 30, 2018
9. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Unknown Yet
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Unknown Yet
11. Date passport received -Unknown yet

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by k90252 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority
2. Country of application - Taiwan
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Taiwan Taipei
4. Date of application - 03 Dec 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 04 Dec 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 04 Dec 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from not received
8. Got SMS of application processed - not received
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - not received
9. Date passport received - not received

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by t_germany » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 am

t_germany wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Category applying under - Tier 2 General (priority)
2. Country of application - Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Berlin
4. Date of application - 14 Nov 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric - 16 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 19 Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - unknown
8. Got SMS of application processed - unknown
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - unknown
9. Date passport received -unknown
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 21 Nov 2018
8. Got SMS of application processed - NO
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
9. Date passport received - 4 Dec 2018

12 working days in total, not bad considering my application had added complexities.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by swank » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:21 am

Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT, standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Pune
4. Date of application - 21 Nov 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 23 Nov 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 25 Nov 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Not Received
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - Not Received
9. Date passport received - Not Received

I called them today, 11 December and they informed me that the decision was made on 6th Dec and I should hear from them in the next couple of days.

Moderator edit : no questions in the timeline only topic please!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by CR001 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:23 am

Kindly respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. Any chit chat, discussions or questions will be deleted without notice.
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Tosh119 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:28 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, shortage occupation, standard
2. Country of application - USA
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New York
4. Date of online application - 12 Dec 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 17 Dec 2018, documents shipped via UPS (arrived 20 Dec)
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 21 Dec 2018
7. Decision had been made on your UK visa application - 24 Dec 2018
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Not Received
9. Duration for Entry Clearance - Not Received
10. Date passport received - Not Received

Kind of worried it's been refused since it's such a quick turnaround, but we will see!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by hassanejaz1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:37 am

1. Category applying under - PBS Dependent Visa, Priority
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 30 Dec 2018
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 31 Dec 2018
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre SMS: 31 Dec 2018
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 8 Jan 2019
8. Got SMS of application processed - Didn't get that
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 Days
9. Date passport received - 7 Jan 2019

In total took 4 working days including the date of submission of Documents and Biometric

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