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Mugatiya26
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 am

KuldeepKB wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:31 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:56 pm
TIER 4
Total applications received: 12,717
Non straightforward applications received: 482
Straightforward applications received: 12,235
Number of completed within service: 12,186
Number of uncompleted within service: 531
UPDATED ON 24 AUGUST
Got his info from this link:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... ugust-2017
this list is uploaded on 24 august, but the data is upto june 2017 :roll:
Then it makes sense. They wont be publishing for july and september

Sam1990
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sam1990 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am

helleravinas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am
mahbolla wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:33 am
I got my T4 visa today. I applied for standard visa on 19th July from Hyderabad - India.

Timeline:

Applied - 19th july
ECO Mail - 31st July

Got message and call from VFS today. No email from UKVI.
Did you try using the tracker..had any luck with the GWF numbers. Please update
congrats mahbolla ....mine and urs is exact same timeline . Even I got this message from vfs

(Visa application has been dispatched from British High Commission, New Delhi and is in Transit.)

As it has to come nepal ...Even I didn't got any email from ukvi. Hope decision is positive .I gave second interview on this Friday . Finger crossed
@helleravinas: Had you opted in for the SMS service? Did you collect your passport?

Sushant69
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sushant69 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am

Sam1990 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am
helleravinas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am
mahbolla wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:33 am
I got my T4 visa today. I applied for standard visa on 19th July from Hyderabad - India.

Timeline:

Applied - 19th july
ECO Mail - 31st July

Got message and call from VFS today. No email from UKVI.
Did you try using the tracker..had any luck with the GWF numbers. Please update
congrats mahbolla ....mine and urs is exact same timeline . Even I got this message from vfs

(Visa application has been dispatched from British High Commission, New Delhi and is in Transit.)

As it has to come nepal ...Even I didn't got any email from ukvi. Hope decision is positive .I gave second interview on this Friday . Finger crossed
@helleravinas: Had you opted in for the SMS service? Did you collect your passport?
Any July still left. Looks like it's only me left. I am so torn.

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:16 am

@sushant69 I am here too. There are still a few July applicants left :(

Sam1990
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sam1990 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:17 am

Sushant69 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am
helleravinas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am


Did you try using the tracker..had any luck with the GWF numbers. Please update
congrats mahbolla ....mine and urs is exact same timeline . Even I got this message from vfs

(Visa application has been dispatched from British High Commission, New Delhi and is in Transit.)

As it has to come nepal ...Even I didn't got any email from ukvi. Hope decision is positive .I gave second interview on this Friday . Finger crossed
@helleravinas: Had you opted in for the SMS service? Did you collect your passport?
Any July still left. Looks like it's only me left. I am so torn.
Most of the members here are waiting since July

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am

Did anyone get the email today?? I am starting to lose hope. This is getting out of hand. July applications still pending

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sas1891 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:03 am

Maldv wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am
Did anyone get the email today?? I am starting to lose hope. This is getting out of hand. July applications still pending
I have applied on 10th july and still waiting bro..... You are not the only one....
Today i called ukvi they told me send ur detail through mail..,
Most frustrated part that my course is going to start on 22 sept only 8 working days left
Dont know wat to do

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:09 am

@sas1891 they told to send details? To which mail?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:12 am

Maldv wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am
Did anyone get the email today?? I am starting to lose hope. This is getting out of hand. July applications still pending
Im also still waiting unfortunately, my course too is starting next monday!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 am

hey guys.. i also applied in july and still haven't received my visa.. this is my 7th week. However, i know a few people have been receiving their visa. One of my friend from india waited for 9 weeks but he received his visa yesterday. My other friend from Taiwan received his visa last night (he waited for 9 weeks). So, i think there's hope for us. Just keep praying. I'm sure we're going to get the visas soon.. they are clearing the backlog

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by faizandaud » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 am

I applied on 31st July and still waiting for the decision. This is so disturbing. It's been almost 14 days since I called UKVI and requested them for escalation. My course starts next Monday. I never knew this is how irresponsible UKVI is.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by helleravinas » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:21 am

Sam1990 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am
helleravinas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am
mahbolla wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:33 am
I got my T4 visa today. I applied for standard visa on 19th July from Hyderabad - India.

Timeline:

Applied - 19th july
ECO Mail - 31st July

Got message and call from VFS today. No email from UKVI.
Did you try using the tracker..had any luck with the GWF numbers. Please update
congrats mahbolla ....mine and urs is exact same timeline . Even I got this message from vfs

(Visa application has been dispatched from British High Commission, New Delhi and is in Transit.)

As it has to come nepal ...Even I didn't got any email from ukvi. Hope decision is positive .I gave second interview on this Friday . Finger crossed
@helleravinas: Had you opted in for the SMS service? Did you collect your passport?
yes I had opted for sms service . M still waiting for message from VFS. Don't know when they will message to collect . My course is starting this 15th

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by mjaan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:38 am

Maldv wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 am
Did anyone get the email today?? I am starting to lose hope. This is getting out of hand. July applications still pending
11th July and still waiting , what's up with July applications tho , even augast cases are done

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Gelarehk » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:49 am

Sushant69 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:59 am
helleravinas wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 am
Sam1990 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:53 am


Did you try using the tracker..had any luck with the GWF numbers. Please update
congrats mahbolla ....mine and urs is exact same timeline . Even I got this message from vfs

(Visa application has been dispatched from British High Commission, New Delhi and is in Transit.)

As it has to come nepal ...Even I didn't got any email from ukvi. Hope decision is positive .I gave second interview on this Friday . Finger crossed
@helleravinas: Had you opted in for the SMS service? Did you collect your passport?
Any July still left. Looks like it's only me left. I am so torn.
I'm left too.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by SashankS » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:07 am

@hellervinas Can you please tell me when your decision was made. I called up UKVI and they have told me that a decision was made on 10th. I have no information from VFS though.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Bolivar » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:29 am

I applied on 17th of July and still waiting decision... ıt's like a comedy film really guys.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by steph25 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:59 am

I applied on 24th july did biometric nd interview on 26th july. Got email from Shenfield on 8th August that my application has been prepared for consideration. Then 18th August got apology email frm Shenfield for not meeting up with there timeline. On 1th September i missed their call and i also got email dsame day from them that ECO will call me on 3rd September been Sunday for an interview ny telephone. I did the interview as it was schedule. And the ECO told that they will make decisions in few days time till date hv not hear from them am my course starting date is 25th of this month Ukvi y nah :oops: 😠😠 pls is there any one that did 2nd interview and have got decision how long did u wait for decision.

Mugatiya26
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am

Just called UKVI and was told a decision was made. I hope they werent bluffing. :idea:

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 am

WHAT @mugatiya26!!! That's great news!!!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by sewanlewan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:25 am

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am
Just called UKVI and was told a decision was made. I hope they werent bluffing. :idea:
I was starting to lose hope but now I feel like a lot of us will be getting it this week or next :)

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:27 am

@mugatiya26 I am genuinely happy for you!! Hope everyone gets it this week.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sam1990 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:45 am

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 am
Just called UKVI and was told a decision was made. I hope they werent bluffing. :idea:
@Mugatiya26 Congratulations..your wait finally ended

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47 am

Thanks guys.. Waiting for VFS to get in touch now. I'll keep you posted.

Good luck to all. But I suggest you all call UKVI one last time, cos a lot of decisions seem to have been made over the weekend.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Irysik » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:52 am

Hey, visa peers... I applied on July 14, biometrics-26, got email that UKVI received the docs-on 27th of July. Since then - no news. Starting from August 18th, I have been calling UKVI 9 times with replies that decision was made around August 16. They escalated my case twice, wrote to the Home Office and promised that I will be contacted within 24 hrs. Guess what, nobody did. I visited VAC several times to check maybe they got my docs. NOTHING. Promise that docs should be returned within 10 working days - is not the case any longer. Timeframe exceeded. I contacted my university seeking for help, no aid from their. I wrote to the embassy explaining the delivery delay - no reply. My school started on Monday! Well, I got extension from the university till 25. Not getting too emotional but what is soooo absurd about all of this is that I have no idea who to contact to seek for an advice. I think I tried it all. It is sooo unbelievable unfair.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by saif94 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:58 am

hello guys I got visa today. Hope my timeline helps u all who are about to get visa

biometric: 11th August
application revieving mail: 20th August
exceeding 15 working days mail: 26th August
Got call from VAC for rescanning: 28th August
CAS status changed to USED: 8th September
Got visa: 12th September
Course start date: 11th September

I got visa after complete 1 month, 22 working days. Guys dont lose hope you all are about to get visas soon
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