Current Processing times of ILR Set(O) applications

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From: Anand

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Dear UK Border Agency,

I am writing to request you to provide information of the processing times of the Set (O) applications for ILR submitted via the postal route in the week commencing 23rd January 2012.

Could you please provide details of the following
1. Applications received in the week commencing the 23rd of January 2012.
2. Whether all such applications have been processed successfully or is there a pending back log of applications from earlier months?
3. If an application is made is January'12, basing on your current processing time when can the candidate expect to hear from UKBA with a decision. Please don't mention the general 6 month timeline. I am seeking information of the current timeline.
4. What is the thoroughput for the passports to receive the applicants. There is some anecdotal evidence that it takes more than 4 weeks to receive the documents after the visas are stamped on the passports. This is based on the visa issue data in the passports of earlier applicants.
4. Does UKBA have a mechanism of acknowledging letters written requesting to expedite the processing.
5. Is there a clear definition of what cases are treated as compassionate and that can be expedited?

Needless to say, I had applied via the postal route in January 2012 and am under immense pressure and distress with your unresponsive and unfriendly call center staff who don't seem to provide any meaningful update on the current status.

Whilst I understand that providing case by case updates over the phone might not be feasible but publishing official processing times once every month/quarter on your website will definitely help candidates makes a better judgement of the risks they are embarking upon before deciding between the postal/premium route of applying.

Thanks for your time!

Yours faithfully,
Anand

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Dear Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ),

My first name, last name is Anand, Chavali.

Yours sincerely,

Anand

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From: Freedom Of Information Team ( IND )
UK Border Agency

Dear Anand,

Thank you for your below email, but as explained you will also need to submit your full question along with your name.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Act Policy Team

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From: Anand

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Dear UK Border Agency,

I am writing to request you to provide information of the processing times of the Set (O) applications for ILR submitted via the postal route in the week commencing 23rd January 2012.

Could you please provide details of the following
1. Applications received in the week commencing the 23rd of January 2012.
2. Whether all such applications have been processed successfully or is there a pending back log of applications from earlier months?
3. If an application is made is January'12, basing on your current processing time when can the candidate expect to hear from UKBA with a decision. Please don't mention the general 6 month timeline. I am seeking information of the current timeline.
4. What is the thoroughput for the passports to receive the applicants. There is some anecdotal evidence that it takes more than 4 weeks to receive the documents after the visas are stamped on the passports. This is based on the visa issue data in the
passports of earlier applicants.
4. Does UKBA have a mechanism of acknowledging letters written requesting to expedite the processing.
5. Is there a clear definition of what cases are treated as compassionate and that can be expedited?

Needless to say, I had applied via the postal route in January 2012 and am under immense pressure and distress with your unresponsive and unfriendly call center staff who don't seem to provide any meaningful update on the current status.

Whilst I understand that providing case by case updates over the phone might not be feasible but publishing official processing times once every month/quarter on your website will definitely help
candidates makes a better judgement of the risks they are embarking upon before deciding between the postal/premium route of applying.

Thanks for your time!

Yours faithfully,
Anand Chavali (First Name, Last Name)

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From: Freedom Of Information Team ( IND )
UK Border Agency

Dear Anand Chavali

Re: Current Processing times of ILR Set(O) applications (116233)

Thank you for your recent e mail concerning the above matter. We are currently dealing with your enquiry and will respond shortly.

Kind Regards

UKBA
FOI Team

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Aman Bhandari left an annotation ()

Completely agree with Anand. It appears that UKBA are least concerned with people who have lawfully resided here and paid thousands of pounds in taxes. And the least you could expect is a proper service when paying a huge sum for the application.

It is time they clean up their act, people have lost their patience! But I guess such words fall on deaf eas......

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UK Border Agency


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Dear Anand,

I attach herewith our response to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Shibli left an annotation ()

This is ridiculous that they are taking this long, they are intentionally doing this because they want to use this as a method to get rid of people from this country. One of the worst decisions in my life is to come to this country in search of work and try and create a life here. When European citizens Can walk in do what athey want without paying single penny as visa fees find work and do what they want here ,while this Europeans have access to education and benefit system freely. The Cameron governments day by day updating of immigration rules have made this place a nazi era concentration camps for immigrants who caught up in this , hard earned money for a living and milk for for babies are being ripped of for unreasonable visa fess which is being increased every week, applications made are deliberately delayed to frustrate and there by forcing the applicant out of job/ stopping applying new job or stop the applicant from traveling and meeting their loved ones at home.This is intentional intentional intentional that's true

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Victor left an annotation ()

I'm ex armed forces and I applied for ilr seto but in the form it is stated that for ex hm forces you send your application on this address and all other application to the old one but d one for ex servicemen is a new address, so I want to ask you what is the difference on both address? (2) Is d processing time still d same?

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Anand left an annotation ()

Victor,

You have raised a query at a wrong forum and I don't think you will receive a satisfactory response here.

I would suggest you visit the site: www.immigrationboards.com and post your question there for a more meaningful and timely response.

Good luck with your ILR application.

Cheers,
Anand.

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