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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #90 on: November 26, 2022, 06:48:31 PM »
Mbmoffat - after uploading your docs did you get any confirmation email? I did click submitted afterwards.

Our appointment is on 30th November. I did select the document checking service so I'd have thought they'd get in touch at some point confirming receipt?


Hi Tazzy,

Yes we received a confirmation email before biometrics as below.  I think the deadline for doc checking is 48 hours before Biometrics so presumably yours will arrive around that time frame (so Monday or Tuesday).   If it were me, if an email doesnt arrive, I would take my docs with me to Biometrics just in case but I am super duper careful and over-engineer this stuff because we moved around so much for my work... this is actually why we are back in the UK to get my wife sorted forever... her UK citizenship ceremony is the 20th Dec.... almost 6 years after we started the process.

Matt



"If you have paid for UKVCAS Document Checking (£48) you will receive the following email before Biometrics:
Thank you for uploading your supporting documents to the UK Visas and Citizenship Application Service website. We have now completed the following checks of the files that were available as of (today's date).
• Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
• Checked that all documents are legible
• Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
• Checked for any obvious missing pages
• Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.
No action required: Following a review of supporting documents available, we can confirm that:
• Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
• All documents are legible
• All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
• There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
• All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original."
UK Spouse Visa Super Priority
2008-2012  Met/Married/Children

2017
24APR Spouse Visa Application
05MAY Biometrics
24JULY Decision 54BD 
17AUG  Landed UK

2020
21JAN FLRM Application
06FEB Biometrics
06FEB Approval email

2022
22JULY ILR SET(M) Application (5 years since landing minus 27 days)
18AUG ILR Biometrics
22AUG ILR Approval email
26AUG Citizenship Application
30AUG Citizenship Biometrics (via IDV App)
21NOV Citizenship Approval email
20DEC Citizenship Ceremony
20DEC British Passport Application

2023
14JAN British Passport Delivered


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #91 on: November 27, 2022, 03:52:54 PM »

Hi Tazzy,

Yes we received a confirmation email before biometrics as below.  I think the deadline for doc checking is 48 hours before Biometrics so presumably yours will arrive around that time frame (so Monday or Tuesday).   If it were me, if an email doesnt arrive, I would take my docs with me to Biometrics just in case but I am super duper careful and over-engineer this stuff because we moved around so much for my work... this is actually why we are back in the UK to get my wife sorted forever... her UK citizenship ceremony is the 20th Dec.... almost 6 years after we started the process.

Matt



"If you have paid for UKVCAS Document Checking (£48) you will receive the following email before Biometrics:
Thank you for uploading your supporting documents to the UK Visas and Citizenship Application Service website. We have now completed the following checks of the files that were available as of (today's date).
• Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
• Checked that all documents are legible
• Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
• Checked for any obvious missing pages
• Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.
No action required: Following a review of supporting documents available, we can confirm that:
• Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
• All documents are legible
• All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
• There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
• All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original."

Cheers Matt and you're absolutely not over-engineering it at all. My wife in particular is super paranoid so we were planning to take everything with us anyway and have it in the car with me if need be while I wait. I'm just waiting on the document upload bit to show as submitted, no doubt hopefully by Tuesday it will show as such and if there are any queries hopefully the send them through quickly!

How was your wife's experience at the biometrics? Did they ask many questions or was it more of a routine procedure?
Married 18th December 2016
Wife applied for UK Spouse Visa 21 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI confirming receipt 30 May 2017
Spouse Visa granted 2nd July 2017
Wife arrived in UK 20th July 2017
Applied for FLR (M) 24th March 2020
FLR (M) extension granted 20th July 2020


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #92 on: November 27, 2022, 07:19:39 PM »
Hi Tazzy,

The Biometrics staff in Southampton were absolutely lovely.  Really pleasant and helpful.  It was all routine.  I try and be friendly and kind with people in jobs like this which are ultimately a bit boring and they have to deal with a million complaints or problems,  and they seem to often respond well. 
I have a lot of faith in the process, they do fix problems. Which bearing in mind the disproportionate costs involved they should!

Same with energy companies....    DPD delivery, however, can do one.

Cheers,

Matt
UK Spouse Visa Super Priority
2008-2012  Met/Married/Children

2017
24APR Spouse Visa Application
05MAY Biometrics
24JULY Decision 54BD 
17AUG  Landed UK

2020
21JAN FLRM Application
06FEB Biometrics
06FEB Approval email

2022
22JULY ILR SET(M) Application (5 years since landing minus 27 days)
18AUG ILR Biometrics
22AUG ILR Approval email
26AUG Citizenship Application
30AUG Citizenship Biometrics (via IDV App)
21NOV Citizenship Approval email
20DEC Citizenship Ceremony
20DEC British Passport Application

2023
14JAN British Passport Delivered


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #93 on: November 28, 2022, 04:51:49 PM »
Hi Tazzy,

The Biometrics staff in Southampton were absolutely lovely.  Really pleasant and helpful.  It was all routine.  I try and be friendly and kind with people in jobs like this which are ultimately a bit boring and they have to deal with a million complaints or problems,  and they seem to often respond well. 
I have a lot of faith in the process, they do fix problems. Which bearing in mind the disproportionate costs involved they should!

Same with energy companies....    DPD delivery, however, can do one.

Cheers,

Matt

Hi Matt,

I agree. DPD delivery drivers haha! I just got the email through which I've pasted below. Assuming we're all good here?!

Thank you for uploading your supporting documents to the UK Visas and Citizenship Application Service website. We have now completed the following checks of the files that were available as of 28/11/2022.

Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
Checked that all documents are legible
Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
Checked for any obvious missing pages
Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.
No action required: Following a review of supporting documents available, we can confirm that:
Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
All documents are legible
All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original


Please ensure that you have read and understood the full requirements for supporting documents by referring to the applicable guidance notes available on GOV.UK.
Married 18th December 2016
Wife applied for UK Spouse Visa 21 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI confirming receipt 30 May 2017
Spouse Visa granted 2nd July 2017
Wife arrived in UK 20th July 2017
Applied for FLR (M) 24th March 2020
FLR (M) extension granted 20th July 2020


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #94 on: November 29, 2022, 12:45:57 AM »

Looking good!...
UK Spouse Visa Super Priority
2008-2012  Met/Married/Children

2017
24APR Spouse Visa Application
05MAY Biometrics
24JULY Decision 54BD 
17AUG  Landed UK

2020
21JAN FLRM Application
06FEB Biometrics
06FEB Approval email

2022
22JULY ILR SET(M) Application (5 years since landing minus 27 days)
18AUG ILR Biometrics
22AUG ILR Approval email
26AUG Citizenship Application
30AUG Citizenship Biometrics (via IDV App)
21NOV Citizenship Approval email
20DEC Citizenship Ceremony
20DEC British Passport Application

2023
14JAN British Passport Delivered


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #95 on: December 02, 2022, 11:53:19 AM »
Looking good!...

Matt just wanted to let you know that we got the approval email! Thank you so much for your help. Was feeling so tense about this but everything you've provided to a T just worked!

We won't be going for citizenship for the time being so we're OK for now. Just waiting on BRP.
Married 18th December 2016
Wife applied for UK Spouse Visa 21 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI confirming receipt 30 May 2017
Spouse Visa granted 2nd July 2017
Wife arrived in UK 20th July 2017
Applied for FLR (M) 24th March 2020
FLR (M) extension granted 20th July 2020


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2022, 12:49:15 AM »
Thanks!, however Ksand, Larrabee and KFDancer are the real heroes with all the knowledge.   I just try and do a bit of legwork so they can answer the important stuff and give people amazing guidance
UK Spouse Visa Super Priority
2008-2012  Met/Married/Children

2017
24APR Spouse Visa Application
05MAY Biometrics
24JULY Decision 54BD 
17AUG  Landed UK

2020
21JAN FLRM Application
06FEB Biometrics
06FEB Approval email

2022
22JULY ILR SET(M) Application (5 years since landing minus 27 days)
18AUG ILR Biometrics
22AUG ILR Approval email
26AUG Citizenship Application
30AUG Citizenship Biometrics (via IDV App)
21NOV Citizenship Approval email
20DEC Citizenship Ceremony
20DEC British Passport Application

2023
14JAN British Passport Delivered


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2022, 05:38:34 AM »

We won't be going for citizenship for the time being so we're OK for now. Just waiting on BRP.

Don't leave it too long. It's much easier to keep going with these applications while you have momentum.  :)

All too soon, years go by and you've never got round to it and life throws you a curve ball and you end up loosing your ILR because you've spent too long out of the UK. It sounds unlikely, but it happens.


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2022, 06:33:02 PM »

We won't be going for citizenship for the time being so we're OK for now. Just waiting on BRP.

I would second Larrabee's advice to get this done, particularly while you are in the groove of doing the applications.
It's a lot easier than the other applicatons, lasts forever / cannot be lost and you never need to think about it again.
UK Spouse Visa Super Priority
2008-2012  Met/Married/Children

2017
24APR Spouse Visa Application
05MAY Biometrics
24JULY Decision 54BD 
17AUG  Landed UK

2020
21JAN FLRM Application
06FEB Biometrics
06FEB Approval email

2022
22JULY ILR SET(M) Application (5 years since landing minus 27 days)
18AUG ILR Biometrics
22AUG ILR Approval email
26AUG Citizenship Application
30AUG Citizenship Biometrics (via IDV App)
21NOV Citizenship Approval email
20DEC Citizenship Ceremony
20DEC British Passport Application

2023
14JAN British Passport Delivered


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #99 on: December 03, 2022, 06:55:48 PM »
I would second Larrabee's advice to get this done, particularly while you are in the groove of doing the applications.
It's a lot easier than the other applicatons, lasts forever / cannot be lost and you never need to think about it again.

Well, unless you do something stupid like terrorism.


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #100 on: December 06, 2022, 04:24:01 PM »
Well, unless you do something stupid like terrorism.



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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #101 on: December 20, 2022, 10:17:10 PM »
Hi all,

Didn't think I'd be back so soon to share this update to my timeline!!

Submitted online ILR application on 17th October 2022
Attended Biometrics appointment on 4th November 2022  (normal appointment, but paid for document checking service)
Received email confirmation that application has been approved today!!! 20th December 2022 ... BRP due to arrive in the post in the next 7 days (assuming it will be longer due to mail strikes and holidays)

Only 2 months from application to decision email, I was shocked as I was really not expecting to hear until March / April just based on other's average waits recently.

Good luck everyone applying now & in the near future!! (& Thanks for all the help and advice along the way as usual)


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2022, 03:04:12 PM »
Hi all,

Didn't think I'd be back so soon to share this update to my timeline!!

Submitted online ILR application on 17th October 2022
Attended Biometrics appointment on 4th November 2022  (normal appointment, but paid for document checking service)
Received email confirmation that application has been approved today!!! 20th December 2022 ... BRP due to arrive in the post in the next 7 days (assuming it will be longer due to mail strikes and holidays)

Only 2 months from application to decision email, I was shocked as I was really not expecting to hear until March / April just based on other's average waits recently.

Good luck everyone applying now & in the near future!! (& Thanks for all the help and advice along the way as usual)

Awesome!!!    :)  Congratulations, what a lovely Christmas present!   [smiley=elf.gif]


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #103 on: December 23, 2022, 11:23:50 AM »
Hi All,

Thanks as always for all the help and support. Just have a quick question about uploading documents to the UKVCAS website for priority. For FLR I seem to remember them preferring the document scans to be converted to black and white. Is this the case for ILR? And is there a desired dpi/resolution for the scans?

Thanks,
NWKH
UK Spouse Visa
Married: 2001 (Both Living in the US)
Biometrics: 27 Dec 2017
Received in Sheffield: 02 Jan 2018
Decision email: 24 Jan 2018 (17 Bus. Days)
Returned mail: 28 Jan 2018 It's a YES!!!
Landed in UK: 11 Feb 2018 "And there was much rejoicing!!"
Granted FLR(M): 22 Oct 2020


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Re: ILR Application Procedure + Timelines - Reference Doc
« Reply #104 on: December 23, 2022, 01:58:00 PM »
Hi All,

Thanks as always for all the help and support. Just have a quick question about uploading documents to the UKVCAS website for priority. For FLR I seem to remember them preferring the document scans to be converted to black and white. Is this the case for ILR? And is there a desired dpi/resolution for the scans?

Thanks,
NWKH

The scanning requirements are the same for all types of application.

You can check the upload requirements here:
https://www.ukvcas.co.uk/faq


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