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adamski2010
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Post by adamski2010 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:16 am

Service used : Next day delivery
Date of submission : 07 November 2012
Date recieved by HO :08 November 2012
Date of acknowledgement : 14 November 2012
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Matric letter : 14 December 2012
Date of Bio Matrics Done :15 December 2012
Date of receipt of documents : 09 February 2013 (dated 06 february)
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : 21 February 2013
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Post by elliottuk » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Service used : University Batch system( through university)
Date of submission : 15/11/2012
Date recieved by HO :
Date of acknowledgement :
Further documents asked or not : no
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Matric letter : 12/12/2012
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 14/12/2012 (date of letter arrived)
Date of receipt of documents : 18/02/2013
Date of receipt of Biometric Card : 18/02/2013
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School sent me a mail said they had received my VISA and passport.
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Post by rzmi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Date of submission : 27/10/2012
Date Bio Matrics Done : 17/12/2012
Date of receipt of documents : 12/02/2013
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : Waiting

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Post by rzmi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:09 pm

jacquelinart wrote:
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 : no
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Matric letter : 14/12/2012
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 17/12/2012
Date of receipt of documents : Waiting
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.
Got my documents back today so u wil get urs hopefully in this week
Gud luck

jacquelinart
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Post by jacquelinart » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:00 pm

razam wrote:
jacquelinart wrote:
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 : no
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Matric letter : 14/12/2012
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 17/12/2012
Date of receipt of documents : Waiting
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.
Got my documents back today so u wil get urs hopefully in this week
Gud luck
I am happy for you. I wrote them a letter last week explaining my situation and asked if they could expedite my application. today I received a letter dated 9th february asking for more documents. So I guess they didn't even touch my application until after I have poked them.

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Post by brewing » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:49 am

Service used : Special Delivery
Date of submission : 26 Oct 2012
Date of acknowledgement : 30 Oct 2012
Date of Biometric letter : 17 Jan 2013
Date of Biometric Done : 18 Jan 2013
Date of receipt of documents : waiting
Date of receipt of Biometric Card : waiting

Some background:

I had actually sent in a first application (Sep 2012) which was rejected because I (stupidly) put all my funds in my savings account instead of current account. It took them 5 weeks to reject my application, and they did not contact me at all to ask why the funds weren't received prior to rejection. Surely it would save them effort and time if they had done just that.

So, did another one immediately and got it sent off (26 Oct 2012). Because I did it in a hurry, I hadn't realised that in those five weeks they took to reject my application, there were NEW application forms, and apparently they were in the middle of rejecting my application (10 Jan 2013)! Found out because went to immigration advisory unit in university with my worries. Luckily, an immigration advisor from my university intervened and got in my application using the new forms (sent in 11 Jan 2013). Received my biometrics letter and did biometrics at post office as dates above.

Now, still waiting for my documents to come back.

I'm due to travel on 19 Mar. I can't believe the application was going to be this complicated and UKBA to be utterly inefficient. Feeling absolutely hopeless about the whole situation. I know all I can do is wait really, but thought I'd share my misery. :( :( :(

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Post by bf42rq » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:17 pm

Service used : Next day secure delivery
Date of submission : 13/01/2013
Date received by HO :14/01/2012
Date of acknowledgement : 15/01/2013
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what : Low risk applicant, wasn't required in the initial application
Date documents Sent : -
Date of Bio Metric letter : 05/02/2013
Date of Bio Metrics Done : 07/02/2013
Date of receipt of documents : 06/03/2013
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card : 06/03/2013

Finally has received my documents and my biometric card. I am a bit surprised with the efficiency/speed by the HO.

Good luck guys :)
:D

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Timeline

Post by aiden.matt » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Service used : Postal (Next day delivery)
Date of submission : 06 February 2013
Date recieved by HO : 07 February 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 10 February 2013
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Metric letter : 16 February 2013
Date of Bio Metrics Done :18 February 2013
Date of receipt of documents : 24 March 2013
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card : 30 March 2013

Kaiser
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Re: Timeline

Post by Kaiser » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:28 am

Service used : Postal (Next day delivery)
Date of submission : 27 Feb 2013
Date recieved by HO : 28 February 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 3 March 2013
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Metric letter : 16 March 2013
Date of Bio Metrics Done :18 March 2013
Date of receipt of documents : 4 April2013
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card : waiting

empress01
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Are you looking for a reputable Tier 4 College?

Post by empress01 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:18 pm

Dear Students...
We are a reputable Tier 4 College Based in the heart of London..if you are looking for a change or if your college has been closed down.
Contact us

Empress College of London
639/643 Romford Road
London
E12 5AD

0208 617 3288
admin@ecluk.org
www.ecluk.org
:)

amason
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update

Post by amason » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:33 pm

pls good people could you update us your visa application timelines.

cheers

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Post by jkeerthan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:57 am

brewing wrote:Service used : Special Delivery
Date of submission : 26 Oct 2012
Date of acknowledgement : 30 Oct 2012
Date of Biometric letter : 17 Jan 2013
Date of Biometric Done : 18 Jan 2013
Date of receipt of documents : waiting
Date of receipt of Biometric Card : waiting

Some background:

I had actually sent in a first application (Sep 2012) which was rejected because I (stupidly) put all my funds in my savings account instead of current account. It took them 5 weeks to reject my application, and they did not contact me at all to ask why the funds weren't received prior to rejection. Surely it would save them effort and time if they had done just that.

So, did another one immediately and got it sent off (26 Oct 2012). Because I did it in a hurry, I hadn't realised that in those five weeks they took to reject my application, there were NEW application forms, and apparently they were in the middle of rejecting my application (10 Jan 2013)! Found out because went to immigration advisory unit in university with my worries. Luckily, an immigration advisor from my university intervened and got in my application using the new forms (sent in 11 Jan 2013). Received my biometrics letter and did biometrics at post office as dates above.

Now, still waiting for my documents to come back.

I'm due to travel on 19 Mar. I can't believe the application was going to be this complicated and UKBA to be utterly inefficient. Feeling absolutely hopeless about the whole situation. I know all I can do is wait really, but thought I'd share my misery. :( :( :(
I don't understand...what's wrong with savings account .......I made my application today...I used the Barclay's everyday saver(savings) to show my funds......

amason
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Money that can be used

Post by amason » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:52 am

Hi brewing as per the info below, there's nothing wrong with showing money in savings account. I'm sure you are fine.



175. You can use money held in an account owned by you or by your parents. If you are using funds held by your parent(s)/legal guardian(s), you will need to show us evidence that you are related to your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and that you have their permission to use this money.
176. The evidence of money that you use must be of cash funds in the bank (this includes savings accounts and current accounts even when notice must be given), as a loan letter or official financial or government sponsorship available to you. Other accounts or financial instruments such as shares, bonds, overdrafts, credit cards and pension funds are not acceptable, regardless of notice period.
177. The money you show us must be for your use for studying and living in the UK. The full amount of this money – which should be held in the manner specified in this guidance - must continue to be available to you after your application is made, except for any money you
Tier 4 Policy Guidance version 07/2013 page 29 of 77

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Re: Timeline

Post by amason » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:57 am

Kaiser wrote:Service used : Postal (Next day delivery)
Date of submission : 27 Feb 2013
Date recieved by HO : 28 February 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 3 March 2013
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Metric letter : 16 March 2013
Date of Bio Metrics Done :18 March 2013
Date of receipt of documents : 4 April2013
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card : waiting


Hi are u till awaiting card? If not congrats lol

amason
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Re: Timeline

Post by amason » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:08 am

Kaiser wrote:Service used : Postal (Next day delivery)
Date of submission : 27 Feb 2013
Date recieved by HO : 28 February 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 3 March 2013
Further documents asked or not : No
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Metric letter : 16 March 2013
Date of Bio Metrics Done :18 March 2013
Date of receipt of documents : 4 April2013
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card : waiting


Hi are u till awaiting card? If not congrats lol

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Post by Beto76 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:19 pm

These timelines have all changed and as each case is individual you really can't base your application against others.

Current timelines are quicker because of the new system but it is coming up to peak period.

Please don't assume because someone on this board applied at the same time your visa would be issued in the same length of time. It's really not the way and you should just plan not to do anything until you get your visa.

There's different people involved in each case so you can't compare the workloads between caseworkers.

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Post by amason » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:49 am

Service used. PEO LIVERPOOL
Date of appt. 20/8/13
Time spent. 2 hours
Receipt of doc. Same day
Awaiting BRP card.
Very efficient in my opinion
Best wishes to all others

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Post by ja2wadpk » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:53 pm

can someone give me sheffield's contact no
I have to make a call ...

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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by CHUDHARY » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Teir 4 visa processed in 1 and half month
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by CHUDHARY » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:35 pm

Service used : special delivery
Date of submission : 28/08/13
Date recieved by HO :29/08/13
Date of acknowledgement :03/09/13
Further documents asked or not :no
If yes, then what :
Date documents Sent :
Date of Bio Matric letter :03/09/13
Date of Bio Matrics Done :11/09/13
Date of receipt of documents :14/10/13
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card :14/10/13
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