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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by jockey2019 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:49 pm

jockey2019 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:25 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Mumbai (South)
4. Date of application - 29th March 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 01 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : Not Received Yet
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

It's been 7 working days. I checked with UKVI by email (had to pay for it) and they said that it is still under consideration and a decision is awaited. They went on to clarify that Priority Service does not guarantee Visa outcome in 5 working days. It only means that your application will be sent to the front of the queue. Will provide an update when I receive my visa.
I called up Call Centre earlier today and they informed me that the "Decision" has been made. However, they refused to give me the date of decision. They didn't even tell me when will they return the passport. I casually went to VFS in the evening and was surprised to receive my passport with the UK visa inside. I can confirm that not a single email from UKVI has been received but I have my passport and VISA. VFS did send sms later on in the evening. I think it will be much better to all the applicants to make regular visit to VFS.

All the best to people in waiting!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by teddy_bear » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:13 pm

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other): tier 2 general + dependent (priority)
2. Country of application: New Zealand
3. City of Visa Application Centre: Auckland
4. Date of application: 13 March 2019
5. Date of submission of documents (if different from 3 above): 15 March 2019
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 3 April 2019
7. Duration for Entry Clearance: 30 days
7. Date of receiving the submitted documents back: 8 April 2019
8. Date passport received: 11 April 2019

Although I use priority service, the whole process took nearly a calendar month. So, need to be careful that we have to consider the time taken to post documents and passport to Australia and back to Auckland.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by jy16 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:10 am

jy16 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:19 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT, Priority Service
2. Country of application - SINGAPORE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Singapore
4. Date of application - 26th March 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 27th March 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 6th April 2019 03:11PM GMT+8
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - None
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 11th April 2019
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 16th April 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 Days
11. Date passport received/picked up - 16th April 2019

It's been 10 working days now and still no decision made email even though I applied on priority. :roll:
Took a total of 14 working days from submission to recieving my passport.

Good luck to all!!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by humma » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:14 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT Dependent (Normal Service)
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi, India
4. Date of application - 08-Mar-2019 (No Appointment slots were available till 1st April 2019) :shock:
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 01-Apr-2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 05-Apr-2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

Its been 19 days since document submission at VFS but no further communication or mail received. Checked with few other dependants who applied on the same day with me and they also have not received any further mail after this. Not sure how much time it is going to take??? :o

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by radk » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 pm

radk wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:53 pm
1. Category applying under: Tier 2 (General) Shortage, Standard Service
2. Country of application: Saudi Arabia
3. City of Visa Application Centre: Riyadh
4. Date of application: 03 Mar 2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 05 Mar 2019
6. Online application received at the UK Decision Making Centre email: 16 Mar 2019
7. Passport is ready for collection email and SMS:
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from:
9. Duration for Entry Clearance:
10. Date passport received:

17 working days passed, still not done. I called the UKVI contact centre today on 27 Mar 2019. They said still there is no decision on your application and we would escalate this matter...lets see..

Re escalation done on 19 April 2019, 32 working days now passed...application still awaiting decision..

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by shhary » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:05 am

1)Category under application: Tier 2 General (Standard)
2)Country of apply: Malaysia (Indian expat living in Malaysia)
3) Centre of visa application: Kuala Lumpur ( but passport gets stamped in Manila UK consulate)
4) Date of application: 14th Apr 2019
5) Date of Biometrics & document submission: 15th Apr 2019
6)online application received at uk consulate email: Not received yet
7) current application status: Awaiting decision (by calling UKVI )

Waiting eagerly to receive mine. It’s been just 3 working days after submission of biometrics. As yesterday and Monday the home office is on leave due to Good Friday & Easter I gotta wait a lot now.

Hoping it reaches me within 15 working days I.e by 9th May.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Jeep_rider » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:31 pm

1. Category applying under: Tier 2 (General) Dependant
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application Centre: Chennai
4. Date of application: 01 App 2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 03 App 2019
6. Online application received at the UK Decision Making Centre email: 10-APR-2019
7. Passport is ready for collection email and SMS: Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10. Date passport received: Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by DESERTONE » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:11 am

1)Category under application: Tier 2 General (Dependent)
2)Country of application : UAE (Indian expat living in UAE)
3) Centre of visa application: VFS Abu Dhabi
4) Date of application: 14th March 2019
5) Date of Biometrics & document submission: 31 March 2019
6)online application received at UK decision making center email: 9 Apr 2019
7) current application status: Called UKVI on 18 Apr 2019. Was told application is in process and asked to wait out another 3 working days since it is still not 15 working days from time of application. Was also told 19 and 22 Apr are bank holidays in UK and are not working days, so need to wait longer.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by viren1809 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 17th April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 23 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : Not Received Yet
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by vsumanam » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:42 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Normal Service
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 31st Machl 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 08 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 14-Apr-2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by viren1809 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:02 pm

viren1809 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 17th April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 23 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : Not Received Yet
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 17th April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 23 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 23 Apr 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by CR001 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:13 pm

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 dubai786 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:06 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Normal Service
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 08 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : waiting
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by shhary » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:40 am

shhary wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:05 am
1)Category under application: Tier 2 General (Standard)
2)Country of apply: Malaysia (Indian expat living in Malaysia)
3) Centre of visa application: Kuala Lumpur ( but passport gets stamped in Manila UK consulate)
4) Date of application: 14th Apr 2019
5) Date of Biometrics & document submission: 15th Apr 2019
6)online application received at uk consulate email: Not received yet
7) current application status: Awaiting decision (by calling UKVI )

Waiting eagerly to receive mine. It’s been just 3 working days after submission of biometrics. As yesterday and Monday the home office is on leave due to Good Friday & Easter I gotta wait a lot now.

Hoping it reaches me within 15 working days I.e by 9th May.
6)Online application received at uk consulate email: 26/04/2019
7) current application status: Awaiting decision (by calling UKVI )
8)Passport dispatched sms: waiting
9)passport received: waiting


Others please update your processing timelines for April if you have received.

Thanks
Shhary

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by dubai786 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:09 pm

dubai786 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:06 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Normal Service
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 08 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : Sat, 27 Apr 2019, 2:39 pm
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by kirankumar15789 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:23 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Standard Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hyderabad
4. Date of application - 18 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 22 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : Waiting
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by asmith » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:56 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Super Priority Service
2. Country of application - India (Unable to switch in the UK so was advised for an out of country switch)
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application - 16th April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 23rd April 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 23rd April 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting

CoS was marked as USED on 29th April. Still waiting.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by kirankumar15789 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:03 am

kirankumar15789 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:23 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Standard Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hyderabad
4. Date of application - 18 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 22 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail: 1 May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by sachinis100 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:16 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hyderabad
4. Date of application - 18 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 25 Apr 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail: 25 Apr 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - Waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by skpaul » Thu May 02, 2019 10:38 am

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : Tier 2 General (Priority) with one dependent
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Center : Hyderabad
4. Date of application : 25 April 2019
5. Date of submission of documents (if different from 3 above). : 01 May 2019
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from :Pending
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : Pending
8. Date passport received : Pending

Received SMS on 01 May 2019 at 21:16 stating "the visa application GWF**** was forwarded to UKVI on 05/01/2019"

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