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Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

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Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:28 am

Hello, guys!
I created this section for people who are planning to start their studies in September/October 2018 so that we can post our timelines and do the waiting game together :wink:

my timeline

Online application: 19th June
Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June

since then no email, no call, no SMS.

How about you guys?

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by Nikoletta12 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:06 am

wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:28 am
Hello, guys!
I created this section for people who are planning to start their studies in September/October 2018 so that we can post our timelines and do the waiting game together :wink:

my timeline

Online application: 19th June
Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June

since then no email, no call, no SMS.

How about you guys?
Hi wiki,
What did they ask you in interview ki have mine on Monday bio metrics on Monday and pls also mention which course did u apply and what type of questions they asked u.

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:54 am

Nikoletta12 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:06 am

Hi wiki,
What did they ask you in interview ki have mine on Monday bio metrics on Monday and pls also mention which course did u apply and what type of questions they asked u.
Hi, Nikoletta
The interview was pretty simple, just relax and make sure you have thought about the answers beforehand.
I was asked the following questions:
1. Can you confirm your identity by saying your name, date, and place of birth?
2. Why did you apply for this course?
3. Why did you choose that University and that city?
4. Why did you choose the UK?
5. What will you do after you graduate from this course?
6. How would this degree help you to achieve what you'll do after this course?

I'm going to study an MSc in Security Studies
Good luck, remember, RELAX!!
you can watch this video for reference: youtube weblink removed by moderator

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by Nikoletta12 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 pm

wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:54 am
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:06 am

Hi wiki,
What did they ask you in interview ki have mine on Monday bio metrics on Monday and pls also mention which course did u apply and what type of questions they asked u.
Hi, Nikoletta
The interview was pretty simple, just relax and make sure you have thought about the answers beforehand.
I was asked the following questions:
1. Can you confirm your identity by saying your name, date, and place of birth?
2. Why did you apply for this course?
3. Why did you choose that University and that city?
4. Why did you choose the UK?
5. What will you do after you graduate from this course?
6. How would this degree help you to achieve what you'll do after this course?

I'm going to study an MSc in Security Studies
Good luck, remember, RELAX!!
you can watch this video for reference: youtube weblink removed by moderator
[/Hi wiki

Just a question does every student has to go through interview or they take interview for random students?


And what’s is the best answer what did u choose uk?

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by zachuk18 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm

Yay the waiting game! More background on mines. I'm applying from U.S. I purchased the bronze package from a premium centre.

Online application- 26 Jun 18
Biometrics at premium centre- 28 Jun 18
Recieved email from UKVI in new york that they recieved it and its being prepared for assessment- 29 Jun18

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:09 pm

Nikoletta12 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 pm
wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:54 am
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:06 am

Hi wiki,
What did they ask you in interview ki have mine on Monday bio metrics on Monday and pls also mention which course did u apply and what type of questions they asked u.
Hi, Nikoletta
The interview was pretty simple, just relax and make sure you have thought about the answers beforehand.
I was asked the following questions:
1. Can you confirm your identity by saying your name, date, and place of birth?
2. Why did you apply for this course?
3. Why did you choose that University and that city?
4. Why did you choose the UK?
5. What will you do after you graduate from this course?
6. How would this degree help you to achieve what you'll do after this course?

I'm going to study an MSc in Security Studies
Good luck, remember, RELAX!!
you can watch this video for reference: youtube weblink removed by moderator
[/Hi wiki

Just a question does every student has to go through interview or they take interview for random students?


And what’s is the best answer what did u choose uk?
I think as per the new immigration rules all Tier 4 applicants have to go through the interview (may be except the low-risk nationals)

As for why I chose the UK, I said this:
1. The UK has a Long history of academic excellence with lots of Nobel prize winners
2. Cultural Diversity
3. UK degrees are highly regarded accros the globe which is big advantage when looking for a job or applying in another country to further your studies.

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:11 pm

zachuk18 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Yay the waiting game! More background on mines. I'm applying from U.S. I purchased the bronze package from a premium centre.

Online application- 26 Jun 18
Biometrics at premium centre- 28 Jun 18
Recieved email from UKVI in new york that they recieved it and its being prepared for assessment- 29 Jun18
Niiice!
Which city are you going to ?

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by zachuk18 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:04 pm

wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:11 pm
zachuk18 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Yay the waiting game! More background on mines. I'm applying from U.S. I purchased the bronze package from a premium centre.

Online application- 26 Jun 18
Biometrics at premium centre- 28 Jun 18
Recieved email from UKVI in new york that they recieved it and its being prepared for assessment- 29 Jun18
Niiice!
Which city are you going to ?
I’ll be way in northern Wales. You?

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:14 am

zachuk18 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:04 pm
wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:11 pm
zachuk18 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Yay the waiting game! More background on mines. I'm applying from U.S. I purchased the bronze package from a premium centre.

Online application- 26 Jun 18
Biometrics at premium centre- 28 Jun 18
Recieved email from UKVI in new york that they recieved it and its being prepared for assessment- 29 Jun18
Niiice!
Which city are you going to ?
I’ll be way in northern Wales. You?
Glasgow

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by eth » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:11 am

Hi guys, my timeline is:

Online application: 17th June
Biometrics & Interview: 28th June
Automated email: 1 July (mentioned that my application is currently being prepared for consideration by ECO)

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by mcchances » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:01 pm

Same timeline here..

28th June Biometrics
Today (1st July): Email from Shefo that application under consideration.

I guess the time from receiving this email and the decision email will be loooong. :?

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by Nikoletta12 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 am

wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:28 am
Hello, guys!
I created this section for people who are planning to start their studies in September/October 2018 so that we can post our timelines and do the waiting game together :wink:

my timeline

Online application: 19th June
Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June

since then no email, no call, no SMS.

How about you guys?
Hi wiki have u recieved reply or decision
I have done my bio metrics plus interview on 2nd July still wondering haven’t recieved text or email like u any guidance.??

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by CR001 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am

Nikoletta12 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 am
Hi wiki have u recieved reply or decision
I have done my bio metrics plus interview on 2nd July still wondering haven’t recieved text or email like u any guidance.??
Why are you posting in the Tier 4 Student Visa sub forum when you have applied for a completely different route NOT related to student visas???

eea-route-applications/pr-after-retaine ... l#p1646012
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Hi Obie,
I have been invited for interview for non eea pr after ror obtained last year still wondering can home office do that they called me in Liverpool on coming Monday.i am divorced with my ex still wondering why they called for interview on pr application any guide obie please.
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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by Nikoletta12 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 pm

CR001 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 am
Hi wiki have u recieved reply or decision
I have done my bio metrics plus interview on 2nd July still wondering haven’t recieved text or email like u any guidance.??
Why are you posting in the Tier 4 Student Visa sub forum when you have applied for a completely different route NOT related to student visas???

eea-route-applications/pr-after-retaine ... l#p1646012
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Hi Obie,
I have been invited for interview for non eea pr after ror obtained last year still wondering can home office do that they called me in Liverpool on coming Monday.i am divorced with my ex still wondering why they called for interview on pr application any guide obie please.

Is it a problem ??

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by CR001 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Nikoletta12 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 pm
CR001 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 am
Hi wiki have u recieved reply or decision
I have done my bio metrics plus interview on 2nd July still wondering haven’t recieved text or email like u any guidance.??
Why are you posting in the Tier 4 Student Visa sub forum when you have applied for a completely different route NOT related to student visas???

eea-route-applications/pr-after-retaine ... l#p1646012
Nikoletta12 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Hi Obie,
I have been invited for interview for non eea pr after ror obtained last year still wondering can home office do that they called me in Liverpool on coming Monday.i am divorced with my ex still wondering why they called for interview on pr application any guide obie please.

Is it a problem ??
Yes, as the rules and requirements are completely different for UK Immigration route Tier 4 Student visa and the RoR PR route you are applying on under the EEA/EU rules and regulation!!!

Your application has nothing to do with the UK Tier 4 student visa route or interviews conducted.
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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:50 am

Nikoletta12 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 am
wikki wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:28 am
Hello, guys!
I created this section for people who are planning to start their studies in September/October 2018 so that we can post our timelines and do the waiting game together :wink:

my timeline

Online application: 19th June
Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June

since then no email, no call, no SMS.

How about you guys?
Hi wiki have u recieved reply or decision
I have done my bio metrics plus interview on 2nd July still wondering haven’t recieved text or email like u any guidance.??
Have you tried calling UKVI? they'll tell you at what stage your application is. It is better than sending an email which will take an extra 2 days to get a reply
I JUST GOT MY VISA TODAY

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 am

Any update, guys?
I just collected my passport a few hours ago and I got the visa!!!

My timeline:

STANDARD Application
-Online application: 19th June
-Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
-VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June
Since then no email/sms/calls from UKVI
-Was worried and called UKVI about my application and I was told a decision has already been made and the visa application centre would contact me soon: 9th July
-VFS SMS saying my passport is ready for collection: 9th July (2 hours after I called UKVI)

So I went to the visa application centre (I was late cause I overslept, smh) this morning and collected my passport with the visa sticker/vignette. The decision was made on the 4th of July.

It took 8 working days to make a decision on my application and an extra 3 working days for the passport to reach me

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. UK here I come!

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by zachuk18 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:54 am

wikki wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 am
Any update, guys?
I just collected my passport a few hours ago and I got the visa!!!

My timeline:

STANDARD Application
-Online application: 19th June
-Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
-VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June
Since then no email/sms/calls from UKVI
-Was worried and called UKVI about my application and I was told a decision has already been made and the visa application centre would contact me soon: 9th July
-VFS SMS saying my passport is ready for collection: 9th July (2 hours after I called UKVI)

So I went to the visa application centre (I was late cause I overslept, smh) this morning and collected my passport with the visa sticker/vignette. The decision was made on the 4th of July.

It took 8 working days to make a decision on my application and an extra 3 working days for the passport to reach me

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. UK here I come!

Congrats Wikki! Thank you for updating us :)

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Re: Tier 4 Student Visa - September 2018 Intake Timeline

Post by wikki » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:41 pm

zachuk18 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:54 am
wikki wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 am
Any update, guys?
I just collected my passport a few hours ago and I got the visa!!!

My timeline:

STANDARD Application
-Online application: 19th June
-Biometrics + Interview: 22nd June
-VFS SMS stating my application has been transferred to UKVI: 22nd June
Since then no email/sms/calls from UKVI
-Was worried and called UKVI about my application and I was told a decision has already been made and the visa application centre would contact me soon: 9th July
-VFS SMS saying my passport is ready for collection: 9th July (2 hours after I called UKVI)

So I went to the visa application centre (I was late cause I overslept, smh) this morning and collected my passport with the visa sticker/vignette. The decision was made on the 4th of July.

It took 8 working days to make a decision on my application and an extra 3 working days for the passport to reach me

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. UK here I come!

Congrats Wikki! Thank you for updating us :)
Thanks :D :D :D

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Post by samjeg » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:42 pm

Hello,
Applying from Dubai.

Priority application
Timeline:
29 June - online application submitted
3 July - Biometrics and handing in documents (( No interview, was told by VFS that I will receive a call (from them or ukvi not sure)in few days for an interview))
3 July - SMS from VFS that application and document was forwarded to UKVI

No contact whatsoever from UKVI regarding interview or application and today marks the 7th working day. I was told by VFS employee on 3rd of July that priority application from his experience that 95% are done in 5 working days.
What worries me is that they have my passport and family is planning to travel to the UK and Europe on the 1st of August for tourism, and I am afraid I won't make it. I have another citizenship but can't be used as its not Visa-free for UK and Schengen.
My question is, has there been instances were Visa is granted without Interview? and what are my chances of receiving my passport and visa before the first of August?

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