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holu
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by holu » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Here's someone with same situation from Nigeria.

Applied online on 26 July
Biometric on 28 July
Received at UK decision centre in 9 August
Mail stating processing not straightforward on 16 August.
No further communication since then.

Gelarehk
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Gelarehk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:39 pm

Anyone knows what makes an application not straightforward???

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by jasminsos » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:32 pm

j_sheng45 wrote:
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
Sorry, what do you mean by '16/9'. Like that's day after tomorrow hahah
Did you mean you applied on 16/8?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by slimayor123 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:48 pm

Guys,
We are having thesame situation here in nigeria. Submitted my online application on 10th of july, did my my biometric at abuja on 18th of july and got an email that it is with ECO on july 30th. i have been waiting and waiting. my course has already started on sept 11. this has been d longest wait in my life. so so annoying

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Amei » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:55 pm

Hello guys

Well I just made a phone call to UKVI international enquiry and been told that the decision has been made on my application on 12th of September.

My timeline

1st Aug/ biometric & interview
8 Aug/ acknowledgement email
18th Aug/ delay in application
6th September / escalate my application

Now finally decision has been taken on 12th of September with non priority service. My course start date is 25th of September.

I advise everyone to call UKVI rather than an email which take long time to escalate your application and notify your latest arrival date on CAS.

I applied from lahore pakistan. So anyone here who applied from pakistan can assist me how many days it takes who already got their passports back.

Wish a luck to everyone who are still waiting for their Visa.
I hope I'll get my passport soon.

Sushant69
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sushant69 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:45 am

Another day of torture and agony. Looks like they lost my application.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sushant69 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:45 am

Sushant69 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:45 am
Another day of torture and agony. Looks like they lost my application.
I mean " seems like"

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Sushant69 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:46 am

slimayor123 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:48 pm
Guys,
We are having thesame situation here in nigeria. Submitted my online application on 10th of july, did my my biometric at abuja on 18th of july and got an email that it is with ECO on july 30th. i have been waiting and waiting. my course has already started on sept 11. this has been d longest wait in my life. so so annoying
Same here.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am

Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!

AMS9324
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by AMS9324 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 am

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
That's awesome Mugatiya! Congratulations. Did you receive the text from vfs yesterday?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by nabeelhussain92 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:42 am

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
How many days it took for the passport to come back after decision?

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:05 am

@sushant69 I feel the same way :( I feel like they've lost mine and that I'll never get it.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:08 am

@mugatiya26 congrats!!! 😊

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:16 am

Will they refuse visa this late in time. Or is it done early on. I am so stressed out as there isn't even time to reapply it it's refused.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:29 am

AMS9324 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 am
Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
That's awesome Mugatiya! Congratulations. Did you receive the text from vfs yesterday?
Thanks and yes. Got it at around 11 a.m.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:30 am

nabeelhussain92 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:42 am
Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
How many days it took for the passport to come back after decision?
Decision was made on saturday, vfs called on wednesday.

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by KuldeepKB » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 am

Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
Hey mugatiya congratulations for your visa , I also got my visa today , my vignette is valid for 30 days and yours ? Do you know how to extend this ?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by mjaan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am

So today I escalated my case for the third time, I don't even know if escalation means anything .
Anyone still waiting from 11/July or earlier ?

Maldv
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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Maldv » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am

@mugatiya26 Saturday?? Do they make decisions on Saturday?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by AMS9324 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am

mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
So today I escalated my case for the third time, I don't even know if escalation means anything .
Anyone still waiting from 11/July or earlier ?
Yeahhh I'm waiting from the 7th of July

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by mjaan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 am

AMS9324 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am
mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
So today I escalated my case for the third time, I don't even know if escalation means anything .
Anyone still waiting from 11/July or earlier ?
Yeahhh I'm waiting from the 7th of July
Have you been chasing your case through university ?

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by AMS9324 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:01 am

mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 am
AMS9324 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am
mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
So today I escalated my case for the third time, I don't even know if escalation means anything .
Anyone still waiting from 11/July or earlier ?
Yeahhh I'm waiting from the 7th of July
Have you been chasing your case through university ?
I've contacted the university and they checked the status of the CAS and said it is shown as used so the processing is probably in the latter stage of it

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by mjaan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:07 am

AMS9324 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:01 am
mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 am
AMS9324 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 am
mjaan wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
So today I escalated my case for the third time, I don't even know if escalation means anything .
Anyone still waiting from 11/July or earlier ?
Yeahhh I'm waiting from the 7th of July
Have you been chasing your case through university ?
I've contacted the university and they checked the status of the CAS and said it is shown as used so the processing is probably in the latter stage of it
Ah good luck , my CAS still says assigned .
Which country you applying from if you don't mind me asking

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 am

KuldeepKB wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 am
Mugatiya26 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:53 am
Update. Just received my passport with the visa vignette. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after application :roll:. Thanks for everyone who kept my spirits up during that horrible experience.

Good luck to everyone waiting. Hope you get your passports back soon!
Hey mugatiya congratulations for your visa , I also got my visa today , my vignette is valid for 30 days and yours ? Do you know how to extend this ?
There is no need to extend it. It's the case for everyone. The actual period will be mentioned in your BRP, which you have to obtain from the post office you selected during application (also mentioned in the document that came with the passport) within 10 days of arrival

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Re: UK visa application delay experiences

Post by Mugatiya26 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:10 am

Maldv wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 am
@mugatiya26 Saturday?? Do they make decisions on Saturday?
Apparently they worked last weekend. Quite a few of my friends were told that decisions were taken either last saturday or sunday.

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