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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2022, 12:11:11 PM »
Yes, if you are checking today and it's giving you the option to purchase Super Priority, it means some of the slots released this morning are still available.

If on a different day, it does not give you the option for Super Priority when you go to the submission page, then it means all the slots released that day are gone, so you need to try again on another day until the option shows up again.

All you do at this stage is pay for the Super Priority service along with your application payment. Then you book your actual biometrics appointment on the UKVCAS website after you have submitted the online application.

Great, thanks for clarifying! 


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2022, 08:32:20 PM »
Matt - how much did you put down for the 'Your social, family and cultural ties' section?!
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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2022, 02:02:21 PM »
Matt - how much did you put down for the 'Your social, family and cultural ties' section?!

I can't completely remember this. If you mean in the UK we probably would have written a paragraph about the school, our life and family in the UK.


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ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2022, 02:26:06 PM »
Matt - how much did you put down for the 'Your social, family and cultural ties' section?!
If this is the question about ties to your home country, it should be a list of:
- all your family members living in your home country (starting with immediate family and working outwards)
- all your friends living in your home country (starting with closest friends and working outward)
- any social or cultural societies you still belong to in your home country (such has church groups, sororities/fraternities, clubs etc.)

They ask these questions in order to determine whether, if your visa was refused and you had to leave the UK, you would have any kind of support system back in your home country to help you get on your feet back home.


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2022, 02:35:29 PM »
If this is the question about ties to your home country, it should be a list of:
- all your family members living in your home country (starting with immediate family and working outwards)
- all your friends living in your home country (starting with closest friends and working outward)
- any social or cultural societies you still belong to in your home country (such has church groups, sororities/fraternities, clubs etc.)

They ask these questions in order to determine whether, if your visa was refused and you had to leave the UK, you would have any kind of support system back in your home country to help you get on your feet back home.

Thanks Ksand.

In the case of my wife she'll be referring to two countries. Country of birth (Bangladesh) and country of nationality (US).

She has got quite a few friends in both but how many do you put down i.e. is there a recommended number? For family, we're going to put immediate blood family (parents and siblings). For friends, we will put down closest school friends in Bangladesh and a couple of university friends in USA.

We're thinking of leaving the last bit blank as my wife isn't part of any societies or anything like that. As usual probably overthinking this but I've started the application now!
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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2022, 02:56:29 PM »
She has got quite a few friends in both but how many do you put down i.e. is there a recommended number? For family, we're going to put immediate blood family (parents and siblings). For friends, we will put down closest school friends in Bangladesh and a couple of university friends in USA.

Basically, you should list as many family members and friends as possible/as it will let you.

So, just start with immediate family and close friends, and then keep going.

For example, for family members, you'll start with parents and siblings:
- parents and siblings
- children
- grandparents and/or grandchildren
- aunts and uncles
- first cousins
- second cousins
etc.

If she has a very large family, you might want to stop around aunts/uncles/cousins, if her family is small, you might be able to list every living relative (for example, I have a very small family... only 18 relatives in total... so I would probably list every single one of them).

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We're thinking of leaving the last bit blank as my wife isn't part of any societies or anything like that.

That's fine. A lot of people won't have those things, but the question is there to cater for those who are part of close-knit cultural or societal groups that provide support to each other (perhaps in place of family).
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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2022, 01:52:33 AM »
Just wanted to pop on to say that I submitted by online ILR application just now and to confirm that priority slots appeared bang on 1am.

I haven't booked my biometrics appointment yet as I am very pregnant, and the only available date could have me theoretically trying to attend one day postpartum.

I'll let y'all know how long it took to get a decision once I've submitted my fingerprints (I've got till Dec 14th to attend).
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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2022, 09:38:13 PM »
Just wanted to pop on to say that I submitted by online ILR application just now and to confirm that priority slots appeared bang on 1am.

I haven't booked my biometrics appointment yet as I am very pregnant, and the only available date could have me theoretically trying to attend one day postpartum.

I'll let y'all know how long it took to get a decision once I've submitted my fingerprints (I've got till Dec 14th to attend).

Best of luck having your baby!!!   
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21JAN FLR(M) Application
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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2022, 03:14:09 PM »
Hi guys

just looking for a bit of clarity ... I've just submitted my ILR application online (standard...not super priority).

I followed the link to book an appointment for biometrics and they only appiontments near me arent until next month and they're saying it's a charge of £213 just for a "standard" appointment? Is there always a charge for these appointments?

Thanks !


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2022, 03:20:24 PM »
Hi guys

just looking for a bit of clarity ... I've just submitted my ILR application online (standard...not super priority).

I followed the link to book an appointment for biometrics and they only appiontments near me arent until next month and they're saying it's a charge of £213 just for a "standard" appointment? Is there always a charge for these appointments?

Thanks !

That sounds right, sadly.  Free appointments do exist but they are really hard to find. Have you tried looking at other centres a little further away from home?



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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2022, 03:30:41 PM »
That sounds right, sadly.  Free appointments do exist but they are really hard to find. Have you tried looking at other centres a little further away from home?

Yeah, even appointments in the next two centres sort of close to me are same prices. Finding it absolutely ridiculous the level of fees to then be charged so much for an appointment - and then for them to have the cheek to charge MORE if you want "additional services" like scanning documents. So glad this will be my last go of all this!

It doesn't specify in my confirmation letters anywhere there I've seen, but is there timescale for when you need to attend biometrics appointment by after submission of application?  Is there still potential that I'd be invited to use the app instead or is that never an option for standard ILR?


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2022, 03:32:53 PM »
That sounds right, sadly.  Free appointments do exist but they are really hard to find. Have you tried looking at other centres a little further away from home?

Really? Have they put the prices up recently then? £213 sounds a lot more than normal for a standard appointment.

The prices I know of are:

£0 - free appointment, but these can be hard to get as there aren't many available

~£130 - flexible/out of hours appointment, which is what most people end up booking due to a lack of free appointments

You can also add document checking (£48) and document scanning (£54) to the above appointments.

~£80 - Enhanced appointment, at an Enhanced Centre, which includes document checking and document scanning

~£230 - Premium Lounge appointment in Central London only


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2022, 03:37:28 PM »
Really? Have they put the prices up recently then? £213 sounds a lot more than normal for a standard appointment.

The prices I know of are:

£0 - free appointment, but these can be hard to get as there aren't many available

~£130 - flexible/out of hours appointment, which is what most people end up booking due to a lack of free appointments

You can also add document checking (£48) and document scanning (£54) to the above appointments.

~£80 - Enhanced appointment, at an Enhanced Centre, which includes document checking and document scanning

~£230 - Premium Lounge appointment in Central London only

I was just going by prices that I've seen mentioned recently but I could easily be wrong.


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2022, 03:44:16 PM »
I'm looking at Edinburgh ... having just looked again the £213 is for an "express appointment" which apparently means  biometrics taken and supporting information captured within 30 minutes of your appointment starting.

£199 for flexible morning or afternoon

£132 for standard appointment after 4pm.


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2022, 03:50:41 PM »
I'm looking at Edinburgh ... having just looked again the £213 is for an "express appointment" which apparently means  biometrics taken and supporting information captured within 30 minutes of your appointment starting.

£199 for flexible morning or afternoon

£132 for standard appointment after 4pm.
That sounds more like it.

I believe the Express service is about £75-80 more on top of the standard appointment fee (I’ve only just heard about the express service today - must be new).

The £132 fee is the normal price people pay if they can’t get a free appointment.


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