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Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:02 pm

Hi Guys, just a bit of background:

App submitted: 01/08/16
Biometric Letter Sent: 11/08/16
Biometrics Enrolled: 15/08/16

No confirmation received.

I understand that the 8 weeks period has not passed yet but I hope some of you can understand how nerve-wracking this entire process is and will reply me! Two questions:

1. I'm just worried because I have never received any confirmation from UKVI about receipt of my passport/receipt of my biometrics. Never got called up for an interview either. The only thing I've received from UKVI is literally my biometrics letter. Does this mean they have not received anything?

2. Its been well past their "usual" time of 3 weeks and I'm worried because I sent the application off on the same date as the "last enrolment date" on my CAS (I have legitimate reasons, trust me ):). Do you think that would affect anything?

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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by sah10406 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:00 pm

worriedsick wrote:The only thing I've received from UKVI is literally my biometrics letter. Does this mean they have not received anything?
I don't understand what else you were expecting to receive, other than the outcome of the application, but as you say that is not likely to be for weeks yet.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:29 am

I was kinda expecting an acknowledgement of receipt of my biometrics? Other people on the forum seem to have gotten this D: thanks for replying!

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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by CR001 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:31 am

You are mistaken. HO don't send you an acknowledgement that your biometrics have been received.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by noajthan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:57 am

worriedsick wrote:I was kinda expecting an acknowledgement of receipt of my biometrics? Other people on the forum seem to have gotten this D: thanks for replying!
Don't expect too much hand-holding and feedback from UKVI/HO (if any).
You will need to be quite resilient to live and study far from home; you could look at this as the start of the induction and 'toughening up' process.

Try not to worry, just sit tight and tough it out.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:50 pm

I don't have any substantive updates, but people have been really kind to reply ^ so I'm just here to thank them. It's week 6, still waiting out.

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Post by sah10406 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:58 am

worriedsick wrote:I don't have any substantive updates, but people have been really kind to reply ^ so I'm just here to thank them. It's week 6, still waiting out.
It is not week 6, it has only just been 3 weeks since you gave your Biometrics.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:53 pm

Will be 8 weeks next Monday and still no word. Ive' had it. Thanks all for your advice!

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Post by noajthan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:04 pm

5 weeks 4 days or so since biometrics enrolled.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:05 pm

Thanks noajthan, you've been really kind!

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Post by noajthan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:22 pm

worriedsick wrote:Thanks noajthan, you've been really kind!
Don't let it get to you.
You'll get the response in the end.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:36 am

So I got an email at 5pm today that I need to be interviewed; they took more than a month to decide I needed a friggin interview ): can anyone give me a rough idea as to what to expect and why I got this even though my country is low risk? Thanks! relieved to get this update but again not sure what to expect...

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Post by noajthan » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:16 am

worriedsick wrote:So I got an email at 5pm today that I need to be interviewed; they took more than a month to decide I needed a friggin interview ): can anyone give me a rough idea as to what to expect and why I got this even though my country is low risk? Thanks! relieved to get this update but again not sure what to expect...
Probably to evaluate you and determine you are a genuine student.

There may be some clues or similarities here:
http://www.immigrationboards.com/uk-tie ... w#p1399885

You need to relax, breathe and prepare yourself - you need to be on top of your game, well-briefed, calm and collected..
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:25 pm

noajthan wrote:
Probably to evaluate you and determine you are a genuine student.

There may be some clues or similarities here:
http://www.immigrationboards.com/uk-tie ... w#p1399885

You need to relax, breathe and prepare yourself - you need to be on top of your game, well-briefed, calm and collected..
Good luck.
Thank you for this! In that thread they were saying a second interview is significant cause for concern; is that the same for a first interview? I do understand that you probably cannot provide every single answer under the stars but thought I'd try asking. Thanks once again!

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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by noajthan » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm

worriedsick wrote:Thank you for this! In that thread they were saying a second interview is significant cause for concern; is that the same for a first interview? I do understand that you probably cannot provide every single answer under the stars but thought I'd try asking. Thanks once again!
Yep, I don't know. Suggest wait for student specialists to come online.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:36 pm

noajthan wrote:
worriedsick wrote:Thank you for this! In that thread they were saying a second interview is significant cause for concern; is that the same for a first interview? I do understand that you probably cannot provide every single answer under the stars but thought I'd try asking. Thanks once again!
Yep, I don't know. Suggest wait for student specialists to come online.
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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by worriedsick » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:00 pm

10 weeks in and not even an interview date. Not sure how to deal with this.

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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by sah10406 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:05 pm

worriedsick wrote:10 weeks in and not even an interview date. Not sure how to deal with this.
Speak to the International Student Adviser at your university. They will know the current processing times, and if necessary liaise with the Home Office.
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Post by worriedsick » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:07 pm

sah10406 wrote:
worriedsick wrote:10 weeks in and not even an interview date. Not sure how to deal with this.
Speak to the International Student Adviser at your university. They will know the current processing times, and if necessary liaise with the Home Office.
Thanks sah, have done that over the weeks and we are all scratching our heads. They are trying to liaise with the Home Office so I'm hoping for the best.

This limbo is quite taxing.

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Re: Any kind souls please help - UK Tier 4 Extension

Post by Greenie » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:18 pm

the other thread is about interviews from outside of the UK. all tier 4 applicants who apply from outside the UK are interviewed so a second interview is more significant.

a first interview for an in country application is basically akin to a second interview for an entry clearance application. they are interviewing you because something in your application or history gives them cause for concern that you may not be a genuine student.the fact you are a low risk national is not relevant the low risk aspect only related to not having to provide evidence of maintenance and quals and not to do with the genuine student requirement.

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