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khozam
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by khozam » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:18 pm

Amei wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:24 am
khozam wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:15 pm
Amei wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:21 pm
Hi guys
I've been following particular topic since yesterday. It felt frustrating while reading others situation.

Applied for Tier4 Visa on 1st August at Lahore,VAC. Got a confirmation email of receiveing online application on 8th of the following. Then on 18th, writing we could not able to process your application in certain timeframe.

Last week received a call from VAC asking me to bring all supporting documents again for rescanning Cuz UKVIC got issue from their side thus they have not received any supporting document.

I emailed my university to check wheather my CAS is still assigned or Been used. Reply was frustrating as my CAS has not been used yet.

My course start date is 25th of September. Only 13 working days are left in it.
So frustrated :(
My case is almost same like yours. I applied at 4th Aug from Lahore and received email of assigning case to ECO on 13th. Then on 18th I received an email to email them a scanned copy of my TB-Test that was sent on the same day.

There is no further news afterwards and my course will also start on 25th. I think we all feel like hanging in the air as lots of pre-departure tasks are still pending due to the unknown status of visa.

Well we all should hope for the best but UKVI is performing worst - even worst than an under developed state office.
What's ur uni? Do ask univ to check wheather your CAS is still assigned or been used.
Its Brunel University London and the CAS is not used - its status is still assigned :(

khozam
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by khozam » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:20 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:05 pm
mestranger wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:02 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:58 am
mestranger wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:54 am
Exactly are they waiting for some good timing to release decision if CAS is used? This is extremely frustrating!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: I don't know wt to do..no idea..still waiting
Bros!! I cant tell you how insane I am becoming with every passing hour
I think I'm gonna gt admittd in mental hospital :cry:
Please reserve the next bed with you for me :)
The wait is killing especially when the session is going to start very soon now.

khozam
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by khozam » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:26 pm

Amei wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:51 am
Hello guys
Following my timeline for Tier 4 visa
1st August / biometric & scanning
8th August / Eco email
18th August / couldn't able to respond in 15 working days
26th August / call from VAC asking for rescanning all supporting documents
27th August / Rescanning
5th Sep / request uni to check if CAS has been used or not
Reply was not been used yet

Today received an email from university.

Dear Student,

I received an email from the Home Office and your case was passed to the Entry Clearance Officer, you should get a decision soon.

The meaning of using CAS by entry clearance officer is that your CAS was passed for decision. As soon as it shows that the CAS has been used, it means a decision has been made.

Can anyone suggest how long it will take now to receive a decision from ECO.
What is your university name?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by 123qwerty » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:29 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Hi. I'm nadia from Indonesia. I've applied uk visa tier 4 regular on 27th of july. They sent me an email 15 days later saying that "it's under consideration and will take more time". Clearly, it supposed to be done within the next 15 days. However, this is my SIXTH WEEK. I've asked a few of my friends who are going to the same university as mine. One of them from Malaysia has been waiting for 8 WEEKS. Another from pakistan has been waiting for 9 WEEKS. Why is there a huge delay? My course is about to start next week. I'm afraid i won't make it JUST BECAUSE OF THIS VISA DELAY!!! My friends are in the same situation as me. I'm highly depressed and suffer from anxiety. I can't eat, sleep. I feel sick and i cry all the time. Please urgently help. Our future careers depend on this.
Dear Nadia,

Most on this forum knows what you're going through. Please contact your Uni and seek their assistance, for most, if not all, universities will be on alert re visa delays and will respond if you make contact. Ask your friends to do the same. Check if your CAS has been used. Follow up diligently.

I hope you will get your decision soon, fingers crossed for everyone xx

nabeelhussain92
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nabeelhussain92 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:34 pm

Waqasrafiq2 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:08 pm
Sam1990 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:59 am
Waqasrafiq2 wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:48 am
Since morning all GWF are not recognised even those which were decided Yesterday .
Did you get your decision?
not yet.

Hi Waqas,

Any updates?

nadiaslsbl
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by aerobalag » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:53 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport
Congrats aero... Happy for you.

j_sheng45
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by j_sheng45 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 pm

Bros I've received my decision just now. Minutes later the email to collect. I've collected my passport already with the visa approved! I will continue assisting and sharing my advise with the other folks here, this was a very stressful journey but made much easier thanks to some of the very helpful members here. If you need any help I'll be here!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by ceegie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:59 pm

hey everybody. I was following this post since the last few days. I had submitted the online tier 4 (non-priority) visa application on 19th July, biometrics and interview at VFS Kolkata on 25th July.
Prepared for consideration by ECO email from Sheffield: 2 Aug
Cannot process within 15 days email from Sheffield: 17 Aug

Nothing since then. escalated twice via email..
Course starting on 13th sept. don't know when I am going to get my visa.

khozam
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by khozam » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:12 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport
Congrats and I am happy for you. Your wait is ended and it would be well rewarded with visa vignette on your passport.
Please keep updated when you collect passport.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nabeelhussain92 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:17 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport
Do you mean you got collection message?

If so please keep us updated.

j_sheng45
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by j_sheng45 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:22 pm

i just thought i share my full timeline with all. I am a singaporean citizen staying in Geneva
August 15 Online Application
August 16 Biometric and documents scanned.
August 17 ECO email from Sheffield
August 30 called International Enquiry
September 5 called again, asked University if cas used. They replied that CAS used.
September 6 called for the third time, told decision made. 1 hour later received email to collect passport. Passport collected with visa.

My suggestion is PLEASE contact your Uni. Each uni has a student support team and visa team to tackle all these problems. They will assist. All the best to all!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by princeyumair » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:27 pm

Those who received passports already, can you guys also track your visa application online or still showing unrecognized?

j_sheng45
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by j_sheng45 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:35 pm

princeyumair wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Those who received passports already, can you guys also track your visa application online or still showing unrecognized?
my visa provider has a free tracking service. from what i know, the online tracker is spoilt!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by princeyumair » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:43 pm

but did you tried yourself to track your visa application or if you can do me a favor, Go to https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visastatus and puT GWFXXXXXXX and let me know if your tracking working coz mine is not working so far :( had a biomatric on 21st July, no email after that :(

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 pm

j_sheng45 wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 pm
Bros I've received my decision just now. Minutes later the email to collect. I've collected my passport already with the visa approved! I will continue assisting and sharing my advise with the other folks here, this was a very stressful journey but made much easier thanks to some of the very helpful members here. If you need any help I'll be here!
what date did you apply? did you apply regular or priority? how long have you been waiting? and what did you do?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by aerobalag » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:02 pm

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:53 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport
Congrats aero... Happy for you.
thanks bro..ill be collecting my passport tomorrow and ill update here....
I hope you will receive ur decision tomorrow

j_sheng45
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by j_sheng45 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:03 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 pm
j_sheng45 wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 pm
Bros I've received my decision just now. Minutes later the email to collect. I've collected my passport already with the visa approved! I will continue assisting and sharing my advise with the other folks here, this was a very stressful journey but made much easier thanks to some of the very helpful members here. If you need any help I'll be here!
what date did you apply? did you apply regular or priority? how long have you been waiting? and what did you do?
I've applied priority. My timeline is above

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by lavey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:21 pm

aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:39 pm
aerobalag wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Guys don't call UKVI and don't waste ur money , ask your university whether ur cas is used or not
my cas was used 3 days back and I got a mail from my university that ur application has been decided 5th September......but I didn't receive any email from either ukvi OR vfs :D
how long have you been waiting????
july 12th biometric
july 20th eco assigned
today university emailed decision made
vfs sms to cllct passport
@ aerobalag do you got any mail from vfs to collect your passport?

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