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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by mandelhi » Sun May 26, 2019 1:18 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application - 2nd May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 7th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 12th 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 SIDOjha » Tue May 28, 2019 7:56 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General(2 dependents) , standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application -18 april 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 14th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th 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 Sheik1986 » Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT work permit- priority services.
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Chennai
4. Date of application -10th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th 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

Fully upset as many people say normally VISAs get approved in 5 days if it's priority. But have not heard any till now. Not sure if it requires any clarification. Twice called UKVI paid support both times same answer "Yet to make the decision".

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Manairobi » Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, priority
2. Country of application - Kenya
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Nairobi
4. Date of application - 11th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at TLS - 15th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th 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
Last edited by Manairobi on Wed May 29, 2019 8:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by xhyperbot » Wed May 29, 2019 8:39 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General- Priority
2. Country of application - Nigeria
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Lagos
4. Date of application -13th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at TLSContact - 15th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th 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

I have called them a couple of time and got the same reply. You application is still awaiting decision.
Last time I called was yesterday. I decided not to call until the 15th working day which is on the 5th of June.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by eagleray » Wed May 29, 2019 9:07 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority, Walk-In)
2. Country of application - Denmark
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Copenhagen
4. Date of application - 13th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received (but the decision letter was dated 23rd May)
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 27th May 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 31 days
11. Date passport received/picked up - 28th May 2019

From the date of receipt email (6), the decision letter was dated on the 6th working day. But the VAC staff advised to not panic if it takes 1-2 weeks longer than the guidelines.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by CR001 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:03 pm

Manairobi wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Please respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic and desist from posting comments, chit chat or questions in this thread!!!
Char (CR001 not Casa)
In life you cannot press the Backspace button!!
Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Jaydeepkk » Fri May 31, 2019 12:10 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority, Walk-In)
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 23th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 27th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 28th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. 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 xavierahz » Fri May 31, 2019 2:23 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application - France
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Paris
4. Date of application - 15th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 16th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 17th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received (but the decision letter was dated 28th May)
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 31st May 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 15 days
11. Date passport received/picked up - 31st May 2019
My contract starts at next Monday, while I got the email to collect passport today, nearly the last minute...I paid for priority service but waited for two weeks, I guess it's partially because I have a refusual history. A very stressful experience for these two months, I hope all of you good luck!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by candiceli423 » Fri May 31, 2019 2:58 pm

candiceli423 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:43 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - Hong Kong
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hong Kong
4. Date of application - 15th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 16th May 2019 (I walked in without appointment as earliest slot was more than a week later)
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 17th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - never received
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 21st June 2019
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 30th May 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 Days
11. Date passport received/picked up - 31st May 2019
waited exactly 2 weeks as most indicated about priority service

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Sheik1986 » Fri May 31, 2019 10:40 pm

Sheik1986 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT work permit- priority services.
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Chennai
4. Date of application -10th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Never received
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 28th May
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 31st May
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - one month
11. Date passport received/picked up - 31st May.


Third time called UKVI on 30th came to know decision was made on 28th, got email to collect passport on 31st, VISA is approved. One advice please don't get upset like me which will spoil your entire day/weeks. Even your health will spoil due to overthinking, Wait for minimum of 12 working days for priority services. Don't read unnecessary blogs and confuse yourself, you will get if you are genuine. All the very best to all.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ambarish » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:31 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Standard
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Hyderabad
4. Date of application - 17th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 20th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 21st May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Waiting
8. 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 ambarish » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:34 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General , Standard
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - hyderabad
4. Date of application - 17th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 20th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 21st May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Waiting
8. 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 SIDOjha » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:32 am

SIDOjha wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:56 am
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General(2 dependents) , standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application -18 april 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 14th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 16th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - No Mail
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 27 June
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- NO Information
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
11. Date passport received/picked up - 06 June. It was directly delivered without any information from anyone.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by RamRam12 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:16 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application - 17th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 27th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 29th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. 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 Jaydeepkk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:31 am

Jaydeepkk wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 12:10 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority, Walk-In)
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 23th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 27th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 28th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Not received
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
11. Date passport received/picked up - 11 June 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by deepgolwala » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority) with dependent
2. Country of application Ireland
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dublin
4. Date of application - 22nd May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 28th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 29th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. 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 anshuman9969 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:21 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 (General) - priority services.
2. Country of application - Malaysia (for Indian Expat)
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Kuala Lumpur
4. Date of application -7th June 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 7th June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 10th June 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 RamRam12 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 am

RamRam12 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:16 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application - 17th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 27th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 29th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - Waiting
I called UKVI for the update and got a response that decision is still pending and asked to wait for 15 working day to be completed . Today is 13th working day from the day of biometric . :(

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by gjg1983 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application - Czech Republic
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Prague
4. Date of application - 28th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at TLS - 29th May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail - 29th May 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Not received
8. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- Waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - Waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - Waiting

It's already my last week in my current job... this is stressful!
I called UKVI yesterday and they said decision is pending but I'd need to wait until 15 working days after the application have passed to request an escalation. A paralegal hired by my new company submitted my application but they're not responding. Ugh...

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