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Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Only for UK Tier 2 (Employer Sponsored) points system Tier 2

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

Post by shipan » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:37 pm

Category applying under: T2 General (standard) and dependant visa(standard)
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: Hyderababd
4. Date of application: 22/11/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 29/11/2019 in VFS Global centre - Hyderababd
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 02/12/2019
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
11. Dependent visa decision : waiting
12. Dependent passport received: waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by asiklk » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:26 pm

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) - Tier 2 General
2. Country of application - QATAR
3. City of Visa Application Centre - DOHA
4. Date of application - 20/11/19 (standard)
5. Date of submission of documents (if different from 3 above). - 27/11/19
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 23/12/19
7. Duration for Entry Clearance -23
8. Date passport received -05/12/19

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by MasterZap » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:08 pm

1. Category applying under: Tier2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application: India
3. City of Visa Application: VFS Cochin
4. Date of application: 02/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 02/12/2019
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 03/12/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: 05/12/2019
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 07/12/2019
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Until 06/01/2020
10 Date passport received: 07/12/2019

I was switching from a Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting) Visa

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by ahmed4 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:29 am

1. Category applying under : Tier-2 Dependants (partner and 3 children), Standard non-priority
2. Country of application: Pakistan
3. City of Visa Application Centre: Lahore
4. Date of application: 20 November, 2019
5. Date of submission of documents and biometrics: 5 December 2019
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying they already assign an entry clearance officer to consider my application: 09 December, 2019
7. Received an email that the decision of my application is made: [Email from VFS Global for passport collection] 11 December, 2019
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 13 January 2020
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 30 days
10. Date passport received: 13 December, 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by blitz1988 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:24 am

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : Tier 2 General Priority Service
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Centre : New Delhi
4. Date of application : 12 December 2019
5. Date of submission of documents : 13 December 2019 (Couldn't get the VFS Global appointment online because of some error on their website which never got resolved. Had to take the walk-in appointment.)
6a. Received an SMS from VFS saying the documents were forwarded to UKVI : 13 December 2019
6b. Received an email saying the application is being considered at the UK Decision Making Centre: 16 December 2019
7a. Received an email saying the decision was made on the application: Never received this email but the letter accompanying my passport was dated 17 December 2019
7b. Received an SMS from VFS saying the passport is available for collection : 20 December 2019
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : 24 December 2019
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : Until 23 December 2019
8. Date passport received: 20 December 2019

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Tringu19 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:50 am

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : Tier 2 Dependent (Priority Service)
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Centre : Bengaluru
4. Date of application : 6 November 2019
5. Date of submission of documents : 6 December 2019
6a. Received an SMS from VFS saying the documents were forwarded to UKVI : 6 December 2019
6b. Received an email saying the application is being considered at the UK Decision Making Centre: 9 December 2019
7a. Received an email saying the decision was made on the application: WAITING
7b. Received an SMS from VFS saying the passport is available for collection : Have opted for direct courier service
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : WAITING
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : WAITING
8. Date passport received: WAITING

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Voyager3 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 am

Category applying under: T2 General (Priority) and dependant visa(Priority)
2. Country of application: India
4. Date of application: 20/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 24/12/2019 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 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
11. Dependent visa decision : waiting
12. Dependent passport received: waiting

avinash503
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by avinash503 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:20 pm

Category applying under: T2 General (Priority) and dependant visa(Priority)
2. Country of application: India, Hyderabad
4. Date of application: 15/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 18/12/2019 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 18/12/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: waiting( called to ukvi got update that decision has been taken on 22/12/2019)
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: waiting
10 Date passport received: waiting
11. Dependent visa decision : waiting
12. Dependent passport received: waiting

Anyone pls respond how much time it may take to get passport

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by bryankrsa » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:36 am

1. Category applying under: Tier 2 General (Priority)
2. Country of application: Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre: Dusseldorf
4. Date of application: 13/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 19/12/2019
6a. Received an email from VFS saying the documents were forwarded to UKVI: 19/12/2019
6b. Received an email saying the application is being considered: 20/12/2019
7. Received an email saying the decision was made: 23/12/2019
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 23/12/2019
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 22/01/2020
10. Date passport received: 31/12/2019

avinash503
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by avinash503 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:55 am

avinash503 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Category applying under: T2 General (Priority) and dependant visa(Priority)
2. Country of application: India, Hyderabad
4. Date of application: 15/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 18/12/2019 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 18/12/2019
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: waiting( called to ukvi got update that decision has been taken on 22/12/2019)
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 12/02/2020
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 30days
10 Date passport received: 07/01/2020
11. Dependent visa decision : Approved
12. Dependent passport received: 07/01/2020

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Voyager3 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 am

Voyager3 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:18 am
Category applying under: T2 General (Priority) and dependant visa(Priority)
2. Country of application: India
4. Date of application: 20/12/2019
5. Date of submission of documents: 24/12/2019 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: Not received
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Not received
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 05-Jan-2020
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 30 Days
10 Date passport received: 10-Jan-2020
11. Dependent visa decision : Approved
12. Dependent passport received: 10-Jan-2020
Now worries ,I applied main application , Partner and child on same time , but only received my and Partner Passport ,but Child passport not received yet.

Moderator edit : do not ask questions in the timeline only topics.

Tringu19
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Tringu19 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:06 pm

Tringu19 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:50 am
1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : Tier 2 Dependent (Priority Service)
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Centre : Bengaluru
4. Date of application : 6 November 2019
5. Date of submission of documents : 6 December 2019
6a. Received an SMS from VFS saying the documents were forwarded to UKVI : 6 December 2019
6b. Received an email saying the application is being considered at the UK Decision Making Centre: 9 December 2019
7a. Received an email saying the decision was made on the application: Did not receive.
7b. Received an SMS from VFS saying the passport is available for collection : Opted for direct courier service - received SMS regarding courier on 10 January 2020
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : 8 January 2020
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : 30 Days
8. Date passport received: 13 January 2020

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by StefOnBoard » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:23 am

Category applying under: T2 General and dependant visa (Standard 15 days)
2. Country of application: India (Bangalore)
4. Date of application: 7/01/2020
5. Date of submission of documents: 10/01/2020 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 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
11. Dependent visa decision : Waiting
12. Dependent passport received: Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Sindhuja01k » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:49 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT, Priority
2. Country of application - Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Berlin
4. Date of application - 03rd Jan, 2020
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at TLS - 03rd Jan , 2020
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 03 Jan 2020
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from -
8. Got SMS of application processed -
8. Duration for Entry Clearance -
9. Date passport received -Waiting :(

Opted for priority but here I am waiting from 13 working days!!!! :x :(

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by StefOnBoard » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:50 am

StefOnBoard wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:23 am
Category applying under: T2 General and dependant visa (Standard 15 days)
2. Country of application: India (Bangalore)
4. Date of application: 7/01/2020
5. Date of submission of documents: 10/01/2020 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: Waiting
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Waiting
Sent mail to UKVI and got response that decision has been made: 23/01/2020
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: Waiting
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: Waiting
10 Date passport received: Waiting
11. Dependent visa decision : Waiting
12. Dependent passport received: Waiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by atlas321 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 pm

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : General (priority 5 days)
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Centre : Chennai
4. Date of application : 22-01-2020
5. Date of submission of documents (if different from 3 above) : 22-01-2020 (biometrics on 24-01-2020)
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : awaiting
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : awaiting
8. Date passport received : awaiting

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by StefOnBoard » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:11 pm

StefOnBoard wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:50 am
StefOnBoard wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:23 am
Category applying under: T2 General and dependant visa (Standard 15 days)
2. Country of application: India (Bangalore)
4. Date of application: 7/01/2020
5. Date of submission of documents: 10/01/2020 in VFS Global centre
6. Received an email from Sheffield office saying Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: Waiting
7 Received an email that the decision of my application is made: Waiting
Sent mail to UKVI and got response that decision has been made: 23/01/2020
8. Date Entry Clearance valid from: 08/02/2020
9. Duration for Entry Clearance: 1 month
10 Date passport received: 25/01/2020
11. Dependent visa decision : issued
12. Dependent passport received: 25/01/2020
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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by atlas321 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:43 am

atlas321 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 pm
1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : General (priority 5 days)
2. Country of application : India
3. City of Visa Application Centre : Chennai
4. Date of application : 22-01-2020
5. Date of submission of documents (if different from 3 above) : 22-01-2020 (biometrics on 24-01-2020)
6. Decision arrived from Home Office : 03-02-2020
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : 07-02-2020
7. Date passport received : 04-02-2020

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by Sindhuja01k » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 pm

Category applying under - Tier 2 ICT, Priority
2. Country of application - Germany
3. City of Visa Application Centre - Berlin
4. Date of application - 03rd Jan, 2020
5. Date of submission of documents and biometric at TLS - 03rd Jan , 2020
6. Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre mail : 03 Jan 2020
Decision Made: 08.01.2020
Got BRP letter on request: 05.02.2020
7. Date Entry Clearance valid from - 20.01.2020
8. Got SMS of application processed -
8. Duration for Entry Clearance - 30 days
9. Date passport received -Waiting :(

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Re: Out-of-country Tier 2 application timelines

Post by adfatech » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:58 pm

1. Category applying under (General / ICT / other) : Tier 2 General (Standard)
2. Country of application : UAE
3. City of Visa Application Centre : Dubai
4. Date of application : 02 February 2020
5. Date of submission of documents : 03 February 2020 (faced issues logging into VFS website - used VFS' premium walk-in service at Wafi Mall, Dubai)
6a. Received an SMS from VFS saying the documents were forwarded to UKVI : 03 February 2020
6b. Received an email saying the application is being considered at the UK Decision Making Centre: not received
7a. Received an email saying the decision was made on the application: not received (UK Entry clearance on passport shows 14 February as "Valid From" date)
7b. Received an SMS from VFS saying the passport is available for collection : 18 February 2020
6. Date Entry Clearance valid from : 14 February 2020
7. Duration for Entry Clearance : Until 15 March 2020
8. Date passport received: 14 February 2020

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