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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Jnatarajan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:19 am

Applied tier 2 priorty 26/08/2019.

Still waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Jnatarajan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:15 am

Finally got passport with visa 10/09/2019 applied tier 2 in Chennai 26/08/2019. Priorty service took me 10working days,

Good luck others.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Roonybear » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:42 am

Roonybear wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:22 am
Roonybear wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:07 am
1. Category applying under: T2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: Chennai
4. Date of application: 22/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 26/08/2019 in VFS center - Chennai
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: Waiting
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10 Date passport received: Waiting
Called the UKVI number on 4th September and got to know decision was made. Yet to receive any sms on passport delivery ( opted for courier service)
Update: received passport on 10th September with vignette period of 1 month ( 1st Sep to 1st Oct)

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Gouthamar123 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am

1. Category applying under: T2 ICT (Priority)
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: CHENNAI
4. Date of application: 03/09/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 04/09/2019 in VFS center - Bangalore
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 05/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10 Date passport received: Waitng


Called the UKVI multiple times and came to the decision is already made on 7th of September. But still I have not received any email communication.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Gouthamar123 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 am

Gouthamar123 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am
1. Category applying under: T2 ICT (Priority)
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: CHENNAI
4. Date of application: 03/09/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 04/09/2019 in VFS center - Bangalore
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 05/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: No email or sms
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 14/09/2019
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 1 Month
10 Date passport received: 13/09/2019


Called the UKVI multiple times and came to the decision is already made on 7th of September. But still I have not received any email communication.
Update : I have received my Visa this morning without any intimation either from UKVI or from VFS. Even the blue dart guys have not dropped any SMS. Anyways please be careful with your passport delivery.

Good Luck , others.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ot2019 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:39 am

ot2019 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:56 pm
1. Category applying under T2 General Normal
2. Country of application: Philippines
3. City of Visa Application: Manila
4. Date of application: 13/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 14/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 23/08/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10 Date passport received Waiting

1. Category applying under T2 General Normal
2. Country of application: Philippines
3. City of Visa Application: Manila
4. Date of application: 13/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 14/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 23/08/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: NONE
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 03/09/19
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 1 MONTH
10 Date passport received: 13/09/19


Didn't receive any SMS from VFS apart from my application being sent to Sheffield and when my passport and visa was released.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Pvnatri » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:30 am

1. Category applying under T2 General - standard, PBS Dependent visa - spouse and child - standard
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: Chennai
4. Date of application: 19/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 23/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 01/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: NONE
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: waiting
10 Date passport received: Waiting


Have checked with UKVI and found that the decision has been made last week, but no communication from VFS so far for passport collection

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by hyadess » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:35 am

1. Category applying under: T2 General
2. Country of application: China
3. City of Visa Application: Hangzhou
4. Date of application: 21/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 23/08/2019 in VFS center - Hangzhou
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 23/08/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Waiting
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10 Date passport received: Waiting

Called UKVI on 12th and I was told a devision has been made. But I haven't got any updates from courier about returning my passport.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Pvnatri » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:28 am

Pvnatri wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:30 am
1. Category applying under T2 General - standard, Dependent visa - spouse and child - standard
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: Chennai
4. Date of application: 19/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 23/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 01/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: NONE
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: waiting
10 Date passport received: Waiting


Have checked with UKVI and found that the decision has been made last week, but no communication from VFS so far for passport collection
1. Category applying under T2 General - standard, Dependent visa - spouse and child - standard
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: Chennai
4. Date of application: 19/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 23/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 01/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: NONE
8. Duration for Entry Clearance: 1 month
9.Date passport received: 17/09/2019
10. Date SMS received for passport collection: 16/09/2019

Things I have learnt from this whole experience of mine :

1.If you haven’t received any sms or an email confirmation for passport collection/dispatch, despite of opting for the service, chances are that VFS has not received your passport from the embassy. It would be a waste of time, for you to travel from far, just to check on it (they can absolutely do nothing to help you, if they haven’t received it and they wouldn’t care less for that ticket you have booked for your travel and your joining date).

2.You wouldn’t sometimes receive an email confirmation for decision being made/ received at Sheffield, but it doesn’t matter, if you had applied for a standard visa, call the UKVI/ email them after 12th or 13th working day and they will let you know the status.

3.A standard visa will absolutely take 15 working days, no matter what, to receive it, don’t expect it to come any earlier.

The above conclusions are simply my understanding of how the system works, specifically for applications at chennai, India at the moment.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by sidganesh » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:58 am

1. Category applying under T2 General - Priority, PBS Dependant visa - spouse and 2 kids - Priority
2. Country of application: Bahrain
3. City of Visa Application: Manama
4. Date of application: 28/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents 28/08/2019 in VFS
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they are preparing my file for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 29/08/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 11/09/19 but only for my dependants and not me (the main applicant)
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 12/10/2019
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 30 days
10 Date passport received: 11/09/2019 for my dependants

I sent an enquiry to UKVI through their webform on 16/09/2019 and received the below response:

Thank you for contacting UK Visas and Immigration International Contact Centre.

With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that we have received your application and it is currently with our case working team. We will contact you if we need any further information.

If it has been over 15 working days for non- settlement applications or 60 working days for settlement applications, please provide the following details:

Full Name
Date of Birth
GWF number
IHS number
Passport number
Place of submission
Type of Visa applied for
Date of biometrics
Nationality
E-mail address used on application:

We strongly recommend that you do not buy a non-refundable, non-flexible ticket to the UK, until your visa application has been approved and you have received your documents.


This email doesn't convey much and asks for the same information that I already provided in the webform. It's quite bizarre that they would approve my family's visas and still hold the main applicant's.

I hope to have good news today.

Fingers crossed!

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by abhimukh21 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 am

1. Category applying under - Tier 2 General (Priority, Premium lounge)
2. Country of application - India
3. City of Visa Application Centre - New Delhi
4. Date of application - 06 September 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics at VFS - 11 September 2019
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre e-mail : 12 September 2019
7. Date of receipt of Decision Made e-mail - 17 September 2019
9. Got Email/SMS to collect Passport - NA
10. Date passport received/picked up - 18 September 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by abcdefg123 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:27 pm

1. Category applying under: T2 Dependant Visa (Standard)
2. Country of application: Philippines
3. City of Visa Application: Cebu
4. Date of application: 28/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 08/09/19
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 09/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 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 abcdefg123 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:30 pm

abcdefg123 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:27 pm
1. Category applying under: T2 Dependant Visa (Standard)
2. Country of application: Philippines
3. City of Visa Application: Cebu
4. Date of application: 28/08/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 09/09/19
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 10/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 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 Waleukvi » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am

1. Tier 2 General Priority
2. Date of application- 18th Sept
2. Place- Mumbai North, India
3. Date of biometrics- 23rd Sept
4.Email preparing for consideration by ECO - 24th Sept.
5. Decision made-Waiting
6. Passport- Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by vip_1711 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:29 pm

Tier 2 General Priority - Me and my wife
2. Date of application- 20th Sept
2. Place- Kolkata, India
3. Date of biometrics- 23rd Sept
4.Email preparing for consideration by ECO - 23rd Sept.
5. Decision made- 26th Sep
6. Passport- Waiting

Moderator edit : please only post timelines in this thread. Start a new topic if you have questions.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Waleukvi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 am

Waleukvi wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 am
1. Tier 2 General Priority
2. Date of application- 18th Sept
2. Place- Mumbai North, India
3. Date of biometrics- 23rd Sept
4.Email preparing for consideration by ECO - 24th Sept.
5. Decision made-Waiting
6. Passport- Waiting
Decision made- No email. Called Ukgov on 30th, they said decision has been made n refused to disclose date of decision .

Passport collection sms- 30th.

Visa approved!!! After 1 rejection due to IELTS without UKVI.

Lessons learnt-
1. Read all guidance very thoroughly.
2. Apply very well in advance to enjoy you success.
3. Apply priority. 20k INR is not worth the apprehension.
4. Apply priority even if there is rejection history.

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by CR001 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:17 am

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 anchp » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:36 am

1. Category applying under: Tier 2 - General (Priority)
2. Country of application: Singapore
3. City of Visa Application: Singapore
4. Date of application: 24/09/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 25/09/19
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 25/09/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 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 mpaiiz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:37 am

1. Category applying under: Tier 2 - General (Priority)
2. Country of application: Turkey
3. City of Visa Application: Istanbul
4. Date of application: 25/09/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 25/09/19
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: Waiting
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 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 aleenmary » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:00 pm

1. Category applying under: Tier 2 General Visa/ Work permit for UK (Standard 15 days /Non Priority Visa)

2. Country of application: India

3. City of Visa Application Centre: VFS, North Mumbai

4. Date of application submission: September 25

5. Date of submission of documents: September 30

6:Date of Biometrics: September 30

7.Date of acknowledgement of receipt of documents from Sheffield visa decision making center: October 1

8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: October 23

9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 1 month

10.Receipt of mail from VFS about receipt of processed Visa application: October 11

11.Date passport received via courier: October 12

12.Date of landing in UK: October 30

#A note especially for my nursing friends#

Overall, my experience was really appreciable with the whole Visa application process. I received my my Non-Priority Visa on 8th working day although it was a Saturday. I would like to tell you'all that whoever is trying to apply for visa, please submit all the required documents accurately (including your Passport, Offer letter, CoS, Decision letter, PCC, TB test result, Nursing registration certificates of your place of practise, results of OET/IELTS, CBT, UKVI IELTS/NARIC (if applicable) and other applicable documents). Please take a print of your Registration confirmation, Checklist, Visa application(not mandatory). Please consider the working days of your country which would not include public holidays and weekends although you may receive your visa on a weekend (Saturday) as the courier services may be functional.You may expect to receive your passport via courier the very next day after you receive a mail stating that your visa has been processed. If not in a hurry you will get your Visa in the desired time frame even by applying for a Standard one which may take less than 15 working days if your applying in an off season period with all the appropriate documents. Also, you need to preserve the letter which you receive along with Visa and collect BRP from your sponsor or post office (as stated by you in the application) before the Vignette (visa sticker) expires. Pl.be patient and wish you'all all the best for your future endeavours.

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