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kingkhann
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by kingkhann » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:33 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Guys this is really weird
27th july: biometrics
8th july: received email that visa has been received
18th july: visa is underconsideration
And TODAY (13th september): visa is not straightforward
is this a bad sign? why did i got the not straightforward mail today? i dont think im gonna make it. course is just 3 more days.. please does anybody receive the not straightforward email?
Same is the case with me, exactly similar scenario. I done my biometrics from islamabad on 26 July and got acknowledgement on 3 august and today I got Not Straightforward after my few calls to escalate my application as my course date is coming soon.

I think it's just standard email. I have read at few blogs that people got Not straight forward email and next day they got email for either decision made or passport collection for Gerry.

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Is there anyone who did not receive the not straightforward email at ALL??

@nadiaslsbl I don't think you should worry it's just a standard email.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by richieclear » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:44 pm

please your date is not accurate, you do biometric on 27th July and receive email on the 8th of July. dont be confused please.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by kingkhann » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:47 pm

richieclear wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:44 pm
please your date is not accurate, you do biometric on 27th July and receive email on the 8th of July. dont be confused please.
it must b 8 august, i done biometric 26 july n got email on 3rd august. i believe its typo error, it will b 8 aug

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by richieclear » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:51 pm

noted. time will tell.Just hope for the best.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

@sushant69 and @sam1990 did you guys receive not straightforward mail??

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by kingkhann » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:57 pm

Just got email from my Uni re "not straightforward email".....

according to uni, it is just courtesy email due to delay with visa application and it is not specific to my application. There are severe delay esp for July applicants due to internal issue.

Nothing to worry about it, it is just standard email.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:05 pm

kingkhann wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:47 pm
richieclear wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:44 pm
please your date is not accurate, you do biometric on 27th July and receive email on the 8th of July. dont be confused please.
it must b 8 august, i done biometric 26 july n got email on 3rd august. i believe its typo error, it will b 8 aug
yeah sorry i meant was august.. i just got panicked when i received the email sorry tho!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:08 pm

Is it a problem if I don't receive straightforward email...

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:09 pm

At this point

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by j_sheng45 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:18 pm

jasminsos wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:22 am
Anyone else experiencing delays in Switzerland?

Applied on the 31st and got the second email like the day after- but its been two weeks and nothing!
I paid for priority and did everything I could, was reassured it would be done in 5 days... classes start this Monday. Really nervous.
applied from geneva priority. 16/9 appointment, received passport last wednesday

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sam1990 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:24 pm

Maldv wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm
@sushant69 and @sam1990 did you guys receive not straightforward mail??
I haven't received yet.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sushant69 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 pm

Maldv wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm
@sushant69 and @sam1990 did you guys receive not straightforward mail??
Nope. Nothing.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Should we call ukvi up again?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by OlgaCC2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm

gayatri wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:45 pm
gayatri wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:15 pm


I had my biometrics on 18th August and no news at all.
Yep, I don't know what to do since I am resident in Spain but not national :? So maybe writing to them is useless.
I don't think that should make a difference. All that matters is the country you've applied to isn't responding. I have just tweeted them :)
I just wrote an e-mail to the Embassy. Hope it helps!
Hey, did you get your visa?
Hey, sorry for not updating!

Yes, I got the TLS e-mail to collect my passport this Monday, and yesterday I got it by courier service :D .
How about you?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 pm

OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm
gayatri wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:45 pm
gayatri wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm


I don't think that should make a difference. All that matters is the country you've applied to isn't responding. I have just tweeted them :)
I just wrote an e-mail to the Embassy. Hope it helps!
Hey, did you get your visa?
Hey, sorry for not updating!

Yes, I got the TLS e-mail to collect my passport this Monday, and yesterday I got it by courier service :D .
How about you?
hey, do you think that by contacting the embassy it will speed up the visa application? what do you suggest me to do? this is my 7th week:(

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by OlgaCC2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:24 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm
gayatri wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:45 pm


I just wrote an e-mail to the Embassy. Hope it helps!
Hey, did you get your visa?
Hey, sorry for not updating!

Yes, I got the TLS e-mail to collect my passport this Monday, and yesterday I got it by courier service :D .
How about you?
hey, do you think that by contacting the embassy it will speed up the visa application? what do you suggest me to do? this is my 7th week:(
I contacted the Embassy but they didn't answer me. I think it is better if you contact UKVI directly and make them aware of your course start date, and be insistent about the fact that you've waited this long. Also if you paid for priority, don't forget to remind them.

I am sure your decision is about to be made!!

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nadiaslsbl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:27 pm

OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:24 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm
gayatri wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm


Hey, did you get your visa?
Hey, sorry for not updating!

Yes, I got the TLS e-mail to collect my passport this Monday, and yesterday I got it by courier service :D .
How about you?
hey, do you think that by contacting the embassy it will speed up the visa application? what do you suggest me to do? this is my 7th week:(
I contacted the Embassy but they didn't answer me. I think it is better if you contact UKVI directly and make them aware of your course start date, and be insistent about the fact that you've waited this long. Also if you paid for priority, don't forget to remind them.

I am sure your decision is about to be made!!
thanks! which is better? calling/emailing them?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by OlgaCC2 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:42 pm

nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:27 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:24 pm
nadiaslsbl wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 pm
OlgaCC2 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:11 pm


Hey, sorry for not updating!

Yes, I got the TLS e-mail to collect my passport this Monday, and yesterday I got it by courier service :D .
How about you?
hey, do you think that by contacting the embassy it will speed up the visa application? what do you suggest me to do? this is my 7th week:(
I contacted the Embassy but they didn't answer me. I think it is better if you contact UKVI directly and make them aware of your course start date, and be insistent about the fact that you've waited this long. Also if you paid for priority, don't forget to remind them.

I am sure your decision is about to be made!!
thanks! which is better? calling/emailing them?
Personally I called them and it went good. Emailing can take 2 to 3 days for them to answer.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by danielloso19 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Bolivar wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Hi guys i applied on 17th of July from Turkey and i have no information about my visa status. I called UKVI and they told me they will send me an e-mail but nothing happened. Last week my Uni told me that they called UKVI and they will give a decision on my application ASAP.

And today ECO send me this e mail:

Thank you for your enquiry
The processing of this application has not been straightforward. We are continuing to work on the application and will make a decision as soon as we are able to. We cannot give a time scale for when a decision will be made, however I have escalated this to the appropriate Entry Clearance team so that it can be progressed as quickly as possible.

If you have any further enquiries, please visit our website at www.GOV.UK

Is it because of my Uni's request or my call i called them on 2nd of August? Am i be hopefully or not i thought they re working on my case now? What's your experiences?
hello friend, we have the same exact situation, i had my biometrics done on he 13/07/2017 at algos Nigeria , i have placed so many calls and emails to ukvi , everytime escalated , my uni has also contacted them and told them to attend to my application as a matter of priority, yesterday after another calli placed to them i received the same email
'The processing of this application has not been straightforward. We are continuing to work on the application and will make a decision as soon as we are able to. We cannot give a time scale for when a decision will be made, however I have escalated this to the appropriate Entry Clearance team so that it can be progressed as quickly as possible' .

my uni is starting next monday on 18th sept 2017.
So worried, dont know wht to do again

anyone from nigeria with similar experience?

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