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Offline ksand24

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #150 on: January 05, 2018, 06:31:13 PM »
Hi all!  On average how long does it usually take for the Biometrics invite to come through? 

I suspect the holidays have not helped my application (I sent it off on the 21st of December), but I thought I would check.

It's usually a couple of weeks from when they receive the application. Your documents may not have arrived before Christmas, so it might be that they only got it last week. I imagine you'll get the biometrics letter in the next week or two

Have they taken the visa payment from your account yet?

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #151 on: January 05, 2018, 06:50:38 PM »
It's usually a couple of weeks from when they receive the application. Your documents may not have arrived before Christmas, so it might be that they only got it last week. I imagine you'll get the biometrics letter in the next week or two

Have they taken the visa payment from your account yet?

No they haven’t taken payment yet. The tracking said it was signed for on 27 December so I imagine it is too soon to hear anything.


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Online application completed: 15 Jan 2015
Biometrics: 21 Jan 2015
Application posted via UPS Express: 28 Jan 2015
Application received at Sheffield: 30 Jan 2015
Email confirmation: 5 Feb 2015
Email asking for confirmation of return address:  12 Feb 2015
Visa decision: 13 Feb 2015
Visa received: 16 Feb 2015
Flight Booked:  26 Feb 2015
Arrived in UK: 28 Feb 2015
Married:  27 Apr 2015
FLR (M):  29 May 2015

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #152 on: January 05, 2018, 06:59:34 PM »
No they haven’t taken payment yet. The tracking said it was signed for on 27 December so I imagine it is too soon to hear anything.


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Yeah, I'd give it a week or so after they take the payment.

It's usually:
1) receive application
2) take payment
3) send out application confirmation
4) send out biometrics invite
5) give biometrics
6) visa processing starts when biometrics received
7) visa issued a few weeks later
You're only at 1) at the moment, so there's still a bit of time to wait.

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2018, 05:01:40 PM »
Yeah, I'd give it a week or so after they take the payment.

It's usually:
1) receive application
2) take payment
3) send out application confirmation
4) send out biometrics invite
5) give biometrics
6) visa processing starts when biometrics received
7) visa issued a few weeks later
You're only at 1) at the moment, so there's still a bit of time to wait.


Isn’t it typical that when you ask the question, everything shows up . I received the biometrics invite, but the reason that the payment wasn’t taken was that either the form wasn’t submitted or it wasn’t filled out correctly...  which is strange because I distinctly remember putting it on top so it must have been incorrect 🤨.  They have sent another form for me to complete and send back.


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Online application completed: 15 Jan 2015
Biometrics: 21 Jan 2015
Application posted via UPS Express: 28 Jan 2015
Application received at Sheffield: 30 Jan 2015
Email confirmation: 5 Feb 2015
Email asking for confirmation of return address:  12 Feb 2015
Visa decision: 13 Feb 2015
Visa received: 16 Feb 2015
Flight Booked:  26 Feb 2015
Arrived in UK: 28 Feb 2015
Married:  27 Apr 2015
FLR (M):  29 May 2015

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #154 on: January 10, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
Received approval letter and passport today in the mail

Final timeline -

Posted on November 23rd,
Payment taken November 27th
Biometrics letter on the 7th Dec
Biometrics submitted on the 12th Dec
Received approval / passport today! 10th of Jan



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2001 - moved to the UK on a student visa
2002 - 2 year work visa (and met hubby later that year)
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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #155 on: January 10, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »
Woo hoo!!!

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2018, 04:10:09 PM »
Received approval letter and passport today in the mail

Yay! Congratulations!!!  ;D
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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #157 on: January 12, 2018, 01:17:30 PM »
Just home from our FLR(M) Premium Service in Belfast and happy report all went seamlessly and was approved in just over an hour! Good luck everyone!

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #158 on: January 12, 2018, 01:19:15 PM »
Just home from our FLR(M) Premium Service in Belfast and happy report all went seamlessly and was approved in just over an hour! Good luck everyone!

That’s awesome news! Now you can relax for a couple of years!  ;D
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #159 on: January 12, 2018, 01:41:08 PM »
Received approval letter and passport today in the mail

Final timeline -

Posted on November 23rd,
Payment taken November 27th
Biometrics letter on the 7th Dec
Biometrics submitted on the 12th Dec
Received approval / passport today! 10th of Jan



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Congratulations !!! We completed biometrics on 5th December at our local post office ... hopefully we will hear soon too tjen :-D

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UK born and bred, Bringing my partner here from US
Online application: 05/04/17
Biometrics appointment: 12/04/17
Package sent to Sheffield: 12/04/17
Acknowledgement Email: 21/4/17
Decision E-mail: 12/06/17
Visa received: 14/06/17
Married: 11/08/17
FLR(M): applied for 21/11/17 coming soon ...

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #160 on: January 13, 2018, 02:54:20 PM »
Congratulations !!! We completed biometrics on 5th December at our local post office ... hopefully we will hear soon too tjen :-D

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Big thank you to everyone who answered our questions again through this visa process ...we couldn't have done it without your help and guidance .. I am very happy to say we got an approval letter today now just waiting on the brp :-D

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UK born and bred, Bringing my partner here from US
Online application: 05/04/17
Biometrics appointment: 12/04/17
Package sent to Sheffield: 12/04/17
Acknowledgement Email: 21/4/17
Decision E-mail: 12/06/17
Visa received: 14/06/17
Married: 11/08/17
FLR(M): applied for 21/11/17 coming soon ...

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #161 on: January 13, 2018, 04:00:17 PM »
Big thank you to everyone who answered our questions again through this visa process ...we couldn't have done it without your help and guidance .. I am very happy to say we got an approval letter today now just waiting on the brp :-D

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Yay! Congratulations Monica!!!  ;D
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #162 on: January 18, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »
Hi,

Thought I'd add our info to the thread. Timeline:

We applied by post to Durham on 22 November 2017.

Biometrics letter on the 11th of December

Received approval/ passport  14th of January 2018 ;D




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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #163 on: January 20, 2018, 04:27:53 PM »
Congrats! Seems like the turn around is hanging out around 7-8 week mark. I'm 6 weeks on Monday so fingers crossed! I'm ready for a visit home!
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Engaged-Jun 16
Applied online(fiance/marriage)-17 Apr 17
Biometrics- 21 Apr 17
Application rec'd Sheffield-26 Apr 17
Decision email- 2 Jun 17-Approved!
Moved to UK-17 Jul 17
Married-5 Oct 17
FLR-M App Sent- 11 Dec 17
Biometrics letter received- 22 Dec 17
Biometrics taken- 23 Dec 17

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Re: FLR(M) 2017 timeline.
« Reply #164 on: January 20, 2018, 06:21:44 PM »
Congrats! Seems like the turn around is hanging out around 7-8 week mark. I'm 6 weeks on Monday so fingers crossed! I'm ready for a visit home!

Ooooh, it’ll be any time now!  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.