razam wrote:Applied on 27 oct. Biometrics submitted on 17 dec. no reply yet. anyone applied in oct got their documents back or have heard from ukba after submitting biometrics ?
We are on the same boat.
Service used : Next day secure delivery
Date of submission : 6/11/2012
Date recieved by HO : 7/11/2012
Date of acknowledgement : 15/11/2012
Further documents asked or not : yes letter dated 09/02/2013
If yes, then what : Birth Certificate (Low risk applicant, wasn't required in the initial application)
Date documents Sent : 18/02/2013
Date of Bio Matric letter : 14/12/2012
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 17/12/2012
Date of receipt of documents : 22/02/2013
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : Waiting
Normally I wouldn't mind waiting for the documents patiently but I got invited to perform a solo concert in a very prestigious venue in helsinki on the 15th of february. I don't want to miss it and the opportunity is rare. I am very depressed at the moment. Also according to the UKBA 'helpline', being a dual passport holder doesn't help.
With my experience, the backlog is the problem. Once they get to look at your application, the process is actually pretty fast.