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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by tom_lauren » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 (General) - priority services
2. Country of application - Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Berlin
4. Date of application - 28th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at TLS - 3rd June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail - 4th June 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 CR001 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Can members PLEASE 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 anshuman9969 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:11 am

anshuman9969 wrote:
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
1st follow up done on 14th June 2019 - Called the UKVI and they said that the decision is yet to be made. And if i don't get an update by the middle of next week, I should call them again and they would help expedite.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by sameer5335 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 am

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, standard
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 31 May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 11 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 11 June 2019
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 vdmedragon » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - France
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Paris
4. Date of application - 28 May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 7 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 10 June 2019
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

I expect to receive the visa by June 19 because my contract starts on June 21 and I need to come for a visa check on June 20. I have not received any call/sms/email from Decision Centre yet. :(

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ryem1341 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:42 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Cochin
4. Date of application - 5th June 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 10 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 12 June 2019
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 rexhyd » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:52 pm

rexhyd wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 5:58 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service(5 day service)
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Bangalore
4. Date of application - 10th May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 15th Mat 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 - 13.06.2019
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- waiting
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - 18.96.2019

Called the paid contact centre on 24th May and got a reply that the decision is still pending..
Hoping to hear the news soon!!
Got mail on 17.06.2019 from VFS that the documents for the application are received and will be sent by courier.
Passport was received on 18.06.2019..
Good luck everyone!!!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by anshuman9969 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:24 am

anshuman9969 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:11 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
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
1st follow up done on 14th June 2019 - Called the UKVI and they said that the decision is yet to be made. And if i don't get an update by the middle of next week, I should call them again and they would help expedite.
Update #2 - I called the UKVi on 18th June 2019 and they informed that the decision has been made. However, i havent received any emails from UKVi or VFS. Should i try visiting VFS to see if my passport can be collected?

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by RamRam12 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:47 am

RamRam12 wrote:
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 . :(
I sent an e mail to UKVI on 14/06/19 and got a response that decision has been made on 17/06/19 and VFS will contact me for collection or delivery of passport . I also visited VFS New Delhi on 18/06/19 but they informed me that my passport is not received by them yet . I am waiting for communication from VFS for collection of passport.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by anshuman9969 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 am

anshuman9969 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:24 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:11 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
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 - Never
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - waiting
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 19th June 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - waiting
11. Date passport received/picked up - waiting
1st follow up done on 14th June 2019 - Called the UKVI and they said that the decision is yet to be made. And if i don't get an update by the middle of next week, I should call them again and they would help expedite.
Update #2 - I called the UKVi on 18th June 2019 and they informed that the decision has been made. However, i havent received any emails from UKVi or VFS. Should i try visiting VFS to see if my passport can be collected?
Update #3 : Got the email from VFS for collection. The time for collection is till 2PM so will collect tomorrow.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by anshuman9969 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:10 am

anshuman9969 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:24 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:11 am
anshuman9969 wrote:
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 - Never
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 10th July 2019
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 19th June 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 Month
11. Date passport received/picked up - 20 June 2019
1st follow up done on 14th June 2019 - Called the UKVI and they said that the decision is yet to be made. And if i don't get an update by the middle of next week, I should call them again and they would help expedite.
Update #2 - I called the UKVi on 18th June 2019 and they informed that the decision has been made. However, i havent received any emails from UKVi or VFS. Should i try visiting VFS to see if my passport can be collected?
Update #3 : Got the email from VFS for collection. The time for collection is till 2PM so will collect tomorrow.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by gjg1983 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:42 pm

gjg1983 wrote:
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...
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - Never received, decision letter was dated 12 June 2019
8. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport- 15 June 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
11. Date passport received/picked up - 17 June 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by vdmedragon » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm

vdmedragon wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - France
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Paris
4. Date of application - 28 May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 7 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 10 June 2019
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

I expect to receive the visa by June 19 because my contract starts on June 21 and I need to come for a visa check on June 20. I have not received any call/sms/email from Decision Centre yet. :(
8. Got SMS of application processed - 20 June 2019 - Just email/No SMS even paying for this.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by vdmedragon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 am

vdmedragon wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm
vdmedragon wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Priority Service
2. Country of application - France
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Paris
4. Date of application - 28 May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 7 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 10 June 2019
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

I expect to receive the visa by June 19 because my contract starts on June 21 and I need to come for a visa check on June 20. I have not received any call/sms/email from Decision Centre yet. :(
8. Got SMS of application processed - 20 June 2019 - Just email/No SMS even paying for this.
Decision made on June 18.
Email regarding the decision June 20, 11am
Email regarding the availability for pick up/delivery : June 20, 11:5 am
Passport pick up on 21.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by RamRam12 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:29 am

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- 21 June 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 Days ( 18 June - 18 July 2019)
11. Date passport received/picked up - 24 June 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by sameer5335 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:15 am

1. Category applying under (General) - Tier 2
2. Country of application - UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Dubai
4. Date of application - 31/05/2019
5. Date of submission of documents - 11/06/2019
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 18/07/2019
7. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
8. Date passport received - 18/06/2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by mamoru01 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:47 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 - 24 May 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 28 May 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 1 June 2019
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 28 June 2019
8. Got SMS of application processed - N/A
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month
9. Date passport received - 28 May 2019

There was no update even after 20 working days. I had to visit VFS multiple times to get them to push as I had already missed my flight. Apparently, there is a huge volume of applications that is causing the delay. most likely due to cricket world cup in UK?

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ryem1341 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:15 pm

ryem1341 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:42 pm
1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General, Standard
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Cochin
4. Date of application - 5th June 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 10 June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 12 June 2019
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 26th Jun 2019
8. Got SMS of application processed - 1st July 2019
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
9. Date passport received - 2nd July 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by kgagan » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:50 am

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 - 14th June 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at VFS - 19th June 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 23th June 2019
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 AlperKoc » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General - Priority Service
2. Country of application - Turkey
3. City of Visa Application Centre - TLS Contact Istanbul
4. Date of application - 1st July 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at TLS Contact - 2nd July 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail - 3rd July 2019
7. Got SMS of application processed - 8th July 2019
8. Date passport received - 8th July 2019
9. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 18 June 2019
10. Duration for Entry Clearance - 1 month

Decision made in 4 working days with Priority Service.

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