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Ezeagozie
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Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by Ezeagozie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 am

Good day all.
I applied for tier 2 (General) visa along with my dependant(wife) with priority service from home country(Lagos, Nigeria).
Biometrics was on 24th May 2018, I called and emailed UKVI to find out decision has been made around 30th May, no emails received. Passport not yet returned.

Please any suggestions on what to do?

Has anyone passed through this delay after paying for priority service?

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by msjiao » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:54 am

My last application to Tier 2 General with Priority Service delayed, passport returned 4 weeks after biometrics. The decision was made within a week. I have no idea about why it took so much time to return the passport.

I am wondering if the Priority Service really helps to speed up the processing.

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by Ezeagozie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am

msjiao wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:54 am
My last application to Tier 2 General with Priority Service delayed, passport returned 4 weeks after biometrics. The decision was made within a week. I have no idea about why it took so much time to return the passport.

I am wondering if the Priority Service really helps to speed up the processing.
Thank you for responding. Please did you have to do anything like calling or emailing them before your passport was returned?

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by msjiao » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:05 pm

I sent an email (from here) to query the status of my application, and they replied the decision was made; after a week, the passport still didn't return. So I sent another email, and they replied the same thing ignoring all my other questions about my passport.

Then I went to the visa application center and they told me that I could complain about their service (from here), I didn't complain but asked the staff at the application center to track my passport and let me know the result.

I don't know what's the best practice to handle this, but I am really upset about the fact they don't treat priority application as priority. Maybe they just mean "the decision will be made sooner" instead of "the passport will be returned sooner". For the applicants, we need both are processed sooner, otherwise, it's meaningless.

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by Ezeagozie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:34 pm

msjiao wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:05 pm
I sent an email (from here) to query the status of my application, and they replied the decision was made; after a week, the passport still didn't return. So I sent another email, and they replied the same thing ignoring all my other questions about my passport.

Then I went to the visa application center and they told me that I could complain about their service (from here), I didn't complain but asked the staff at the application center to track my passport and let me know the result.

I don't know what's the best practice to handle this, but I am really upset about the fact they don't treat priority application as priority. Maybe they just mean "the decision will be made sooner" instead of "the passport will be returned sooner". For the applicants, we need both are processed sooner, otherwise, it's meaningless.
I agree with you. Priority to UKVI means a decision will be taken soon, I guess it does not include time for passport return. Thank you for sharing your experience, it is really upsetting to wait for passport to be returned after decision has been made weeks ago.

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by Ezeagozie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:03 am

Hello friends, Is there anyone who is also facing delays on priority service for tier 2 visas?

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by korektur » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:28 pm

Ezeagozie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:03 am
Hello friends, Is there anyone who is also facing delays on priority service for tier 2 visas?
Hi, I applied on 12th of June in Germany with Priority Service and still waiting for decision. It was 8 working days now.

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Re: Tier 2 (General, new hires) Priority delays.

Post by Ezeagozie » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 pm

korektur wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Ezeagozie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:03 am
Hello friends, Is there anyone who is also facing delays on priority service for tier 2 visas?
Hi, I applied on 12th of June in Germany with Priority Service and still waiting for decision. It was 8 working days now.
Really sad and upsetting. I hope the delays are sorted out soon. 20 working days for me now.

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