Discuss shiningbulls's Tier 1 (General) Extension USCIS Case

Tier 1 (General) Extension case: Approved in 77 days (-9 days more than average)
India
United Kingdom
non-JR
18 Jan 2012
19 Jan 2012
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23 Jan 2012
27 Jan 2012
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04 Apr 2012
12 Apr 2012
77 days
18 Jan 2012
12 Apr 2012
Approval Letter received @ Agents office along with docs... Received Biometric Permit for myself and my son... received biometrics for my Wife as well Extension Till April 2014 visa expired in Feb 2012 All done.. thanks guys


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Posted by HaniJ
12 Mar 2008 #1
Thank you for your update. Congratulations, yogeshwb and tier1a. Your success is a ray of light. I hope a "responsible" team notices their mistake.
Very sorry for shiningbulls. I will also call again to HO but AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice... will be a more responsible team. I have not received a reply from this address.
Posted by gordonderick
19 Jan 2012 #2
hi, did you send updated documents or use the same bank/salary details?
Posted by shiningbulls
19 Jan 2012 #3
Had to provide latest bank statements for maintenance proof and new pics... rest the same...
Posted by gordonderick
19 Jan 2012 #4
i did the same, submitted updated statements for Maintenance, salary and salary slips, except photos.
Posted by shiningbulls
19 Jan 2012 #5
Well hopefully it will be ok.... I was strongly advised by my agent to get new photos as the rule is now they cant be more than a month ago... if they have not got a copy of your application you should be ok... better send them new pics too..
Posted by shiningbulls
28 Jan 2012 #6
Initial application
Application Sent 21 Dec 2011
Reference no received 11 Jan 2012
Application Returned: Rendered INVALID due to them having issues with taking fees.: 16 Jan 2012


Application Re-sent: 18 Jan 2012

Reference no received: 27 Jan 2012
Reference no letter dated 23 Jan 2012
Posted by sekhar165
06 Feb 2012 #7
fees debited on 23rd, it is more than 10 days received reference number on 26th and now i am waiting for further biometric letter, do not know when i will receive, any one can let me know when can i expect, thanks
Posted by ahmadjalil
07 Feb 2012 #8
Hi Shinningbulls,

I applied on 29th of Dec with 1 dependent. Home office deducted fee for the main applicant on 19th of Jan. But they haven't deducted for the dependent. I have contacted my bank and discussed with them about any payment decline but they said no payment has been declined. If first payment has gone through without any problem then the second payment shouldn't have any problem. So one thing is very clear that they Home office haven't even tried to deduct the fee.

You have also applied with 2 dependents (if I am not wrong). What's the payment situation in your case.

Thanks in anticipation,

A J Qarshi
Posted by shiningbulls
07 Feb 2012 #9
Hi Shekhar you would get biometric 1 day before me.... Please update as soon as you hear.
Posted by shiningbulls
07 Feb 2012 #10
@Ahmad: Its bit tricky, I am not sure why they have deducted only yours....
I have no idea why they have done so....
In my case I have used a visa agent first migration so I would not know when the fees was deducted if any....
Posted by ahmadjalil
07 Feb 2012 #11
Thanks shiningbulls,

Yah its a bit strange! Anyway, lets see. Fingers crossed!!!!
Posted by sekhar165
08 Feb 2012 #12
Yes, let you know once I receive
Posted by Jayrule
08 Feb 2012 #13
Hi guys

I had my application returned as well due to the same reason. When I resent my application, I enclosed a complaint letter. I also made a complaint over the phone and their contact team advised that they have outsourced their payment handling system to Siemens and they have done this cockup. They have received loads of complaints since they have done the outsourcing so probably it won't last for long.

It just delays the process and at the end of the day we get all the stress.

Jay
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Feb 2012 #14
Hi Jay, I can understand mate... having to go through all this just keeping my fingers crossed... I am both excited and nervous about receiving my biometric letter... as the last time they messed up so just hope at least I can get the biometric letter so that the ball gets rolling....
Posted by ahmadjalil
08 Feb 2012 #15
Hi Jay & Shinningbulls!

Do you know any contact number of the charging department where we can call and confirm about the payment deduction etc ?
Posted by Jayrule
09 Feb 2012 #16
Hi Ahmadjalil

It's the same UKBA contact number, you cannot speak to Siemens directly. You can email the complaints team at UKBAcustomercomplaints@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk if want to raise any concerns. Don't worry as long as you have submitted the initial application before the date of expiry of your existing visa, It won't be a problem. I have waited around 80 days in total and still haven't heard anything :(

@ shiningbulls

Good luck mate! It is kinda frustration but we have to go through it!!

Jay





Posted by ahmadjalil
09 Feb 2012 #17
Thanks Jay,

I think they have deducted the dependent's fee. I can't see it explicitly mentioned in my online bank statement however my current cleared balance shows that exactly £500 have been deducted. Which I am damned sure is the dependent's visa fee.

Best of luck Jay & Shinningbulls. They have already given you enough tension. :(

A J Qarshi
Posted by shiningbulls
10 Feb 2012 #18
Thanks Jay and Ahmad.... Hope you see the reference letter sometime next week... basically what I can see it its exactly 1 month from your application submission date.....

So mine would be 18th Jan Which would mean Sat or Mon
Posted by Reddevil
15 Feb 2012 #19
Hi Shiningbulls, Please do update us once you receive your biometrics invitation letter. Thanks in advance & All the very best for your application.
Posted by shiningbulls
19 Feb 2012 #20
Still waiting... was expecting this weekend.... but :(
Posted by vtindia
22 Feb 2012 #21
Hi Shininbulls,
did rcv your invitation for biometrics?
Posted by shiningbulls
22 Feb 2012 #22
Naaa nothingyet... sick of the wait, visa expires tomorrow... :(
Posted by vtindia
22 Feb 2012 #23
my situation is also same.....my visa got expire on 27th Jan!!!
Posted by Reddevil
22 Feb 2012 #24
its getting really ridiculous now with d biometrics delay .. they r taking too much time than expected .. I'm not sure what makes them to take this much time to simply generate a letter & post it to d applicants .. On an average its taking more 4+ weeks to receive the invitation letter after receiving the acknowledgement !!
Posted by ahmadjalil
22 Feb 2012 #25
My visa expired on 18th Jan. I am also on the same boat. Don't know what exactly they are doing with our applications. This wait is really damaging our brains but who cares. They have the money in their pockets that's what they want :(
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Feb 2012 #26
Called home office and Spoke to them.... and as expected they are saying no details have been updated on the system... so we don't know when you will get the letter... may be wait for another 10 days and you may get it then.... I just feel like Kicking their a....

They had the audacity to say some cases are dealt with quickly.... you get the letters within 7 days of applying.... What a Blatant Lie.....
Posted by summer69
23 Feb 2012 #27
10 days ??? its happening only with jan. applicants, so much of delay.
Posted by rileyz
23 Feb 2012 #28
your letter should arrive this week or next. lady said to me to contact UKBA if you havent herd anything after 6 weeks for the bio letter. mine took just over weeks from date of ref letter.
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Feb 2012 #29
I know Summer its a painfully long wait... and all that to send a letter they don't process the case until 1 month after the biometrics....
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Feb 2012 #30
@Rileyz i know it will arrive sometime in this year :)
Posted by ahmadjalil
24 Feb 2012 #31
@shiningbulls & rileyz,

Could you please share the UKBA contact number which you used to contact with them. It's been 2 months now and I've not heard anything from them :(

Thanks,

A J Qarshi
Posted by shiningbulls
24 Feb 2012 #32
Hi Ahmad you just need to call the normal number but option 4.. its on shekhars page....
Posted by ahmadjalil
24 Feb 2012 #33
Thanks a lot mate!
Posted by shiningbulls
24 Feb 2012 #34
Hi Ahmad I called again today but my details are not there in their system yet....
Posted by vtindia
25 Feb 2012 #35
hi Shiningbulls
Did you rvc your biometric letter?
Posted by shiningbulls
25 Feb 2012 #36
No vt nothing yet... anyway u can't book til Monday...
Have u got it ?
Posted by vtindia
25 Feb 2012 #37
no not yet,pls keep update me.
Posted by vtindia
27 Feb 2012 #38
Shiningbulls & Summer69 seems today also no luck for us on our biometric letter
Posted by shiningbulls
27 Feb 2012 #39
:( so you have already checked? I would only know once I am back home...
Posted by vtindia
27 Feb 2012 #40
If you have something pls update me later today..
Posted by Reddevil
27 Feb 2012 #41
Hi Shinning Bulls, Sorry to bother you with a silly question. Just to confirm on the Biometrics letter. Is the barcode on biometrics letter mandatory for a person to give his biometrics at post office. Because I have heard the letters received by few forum members with dependents does not come with the barcode option. In this case can he carry the letter received to post office and give the biometrics even when the barcode isn't there in the letter or is it not possible. Please do advise. Your response would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Posted by shiningbulls
28 Feb 2012 #42
Hi VT No Biometric invitation so far.... i cant tolerate this wait any more.... @ Red devil will update I think shekhar already answered your question.
Posted by vtindia
28 Feb 2012 #43
Hi Shiningbulls its getting really ridiculous now with biometrics delay .. sick of the wait....in my case I have hired a solicitor..so that if in case any delays solicitor can speed up the process,but he is totally useless and bluffing all the time...my sitiuation is every day tension and surviving without job...which is so annoying...i don't understand UKBA is wantedly doing these delays.....I am loosing my control day by day...damn UKBA!!!!!
Posted by shiningbulls
28 Feb 2012 #44
Hi VT/Summer and others I just called home office expecting to be on the system but :(((

THey said there are delays in sending biometric letters so wait for another 1-2 weeks... if you have a concern contact shefield office but you will have to wait... and she also said since your details are not on the system means your letter has not been sent yet....

Dont know how long ???????????
Posted by ahmadjalil
28 Feb 2012 #45
Hi Reddevil,

According the HKBA rules only sole applicants can go to post office for their biometrics. However applicants with dependants will have to enroll for their biometrics at some PEO centre.

However there are few cases where applicants with dependants had their biometrics done at post office (Don't know how?).

Try to post your question to ie4384 at URL given below.
http://www.trackitt.com/uk-immigration-trackers/discuss/tier-1-general-extension/1148

He had his biometrics along with his wife at post office in london. Then he contacted with home office to see if its ok and they said yes as long as the post office has taken your biometrics details. See the following thread

http://www.trackitt.com/uk-discussion-forums/tier-1-general-extension/844535745/main-dependent-biometric-post-office-or-enrollment-centre


However, in my case I contacted with home office last week and told them that my wife is pregnant and due to medical reasons she can't travel to london, birmingham or shefield. I can send you medical letter from her GP. Is it possible to have our biometrics at Cambridge post office. They said nop. However you can apply for super premier service. That's the only way. And you know what??????????? The total cost of super premier service was arround £8000. :( What the ....
Posted by vtindia
28 Feb 2012 #46
Hi Summer/Shiningbulls & folks,
I just called the HO on 0870 606 7766 and select option 4 and waited long queue( 20 Min) then finally connected to the lady and she said my biometric letter has been generated on 24 FEB 2012 so it will be reached in next 4-5 working days...seems again i need to wait....wait...every day is count down......
now fingers crossed i should receive with in next 5 business days.....

The worst thing the lady told me that they don't have certain time limit for postal applications and even more worst surprising thing is if the details are not uploaded in their system then they can't respond /speedup the postal applications untill unless if it is more than 6 months old!!!!!!

Folks don't know why we are paying so much money for this poor service?.....dont understand why so much delay?.....Literally UKBA is least concern about postal applications!!!!
Posted by Jayrule
28 Feb 2012 #47
Hi guys

Just get used to the wait...the UKBA is honestly taking a p*ss. I am so frustrated that I might just withdraw my application and go back to India for good. Sick of f***in paying taxes and freaking bills and these dooshbags are now doing my headin!!!

They play it quite cleaver and bring us to a point where we can't ask anyone for help. They are just a bunch of idiots who don't know how to their job efficiently. Sick of the wait now!!!

Jay
Posted by shiningbulls
28 Feb 2012 #48
Congrats vt.... i just hope i receive the letter soon... as I had my last application rendered invalid..... when i was expecting the bio metric letter.
Posted by ahmadjalil
28 Feb 2012 #49
Best of luck vtindia,

Actually they are discouraging postal applications with their actions. How come they perform all the necessary checks and all other verification stuff in couple of hours for PEO applicants. Let's suppose its possible then can't they do all that verification stuff for postal applicants in a week. Yes of course they can. But how will they rip us off. Ridiculous!
Posted by vtindia
28 Feb 2012 #50
Yes Ahmad they are really discouraging postal applications and concentrating on PEO applications to get extra fees!!!!
do you think that they do verification for all the applicat's(PEO & Postal)....if they do verification for each and every postal application then they can do it in a year time..ultimately it is depending on case worker decision on how you satisfied with the support documents/evidence.....
Posted by ahmadjalil
28 Feb 2012 #51
You are absolutely correct. They don't do any verification. It all depends on the documents provided and sometimes mood of the case worker :) In few cases I have seen they are not satisfied with the required docs and they do ask for qualification proof etc which is not required for extension cases.
Posted by vtindia
29 Feb 2012 #52
I have rcvd Biometric invitation letter today(29 FEB) dated on 24 FEB with different case reference numbers for myself and my wife(depedent).
Both of the letters had barcodes and we just walked in to a listed post office mentioned in the letter and gave the biometrics....I paid £16.20 for each biometric and it is metioned in the letter i rcvd that the fee is going to increse to £19.20( each) from 01 March 2012.
What I incur from this is that it all depends on the case worker and what is mentioned in the letter we get.....(Nothing like no postal service for dependents).
So now I've done my part and the ball is in their court.Fingers crossed...

IT SUCKS THAT AFTER PAYING A HUGE AMOUNT OF FEE,UKBA IS SENDING LETTERS THROUGH 2 CLASS POST...THATS THE REASON I RCVD MY LETTER AFTER 5 DAYS OF SYSTEM GENERATED DATE.SEEMS UKBA IS NOT SERIOUS ABOUT POSTAL APPLICATION...FINALLY IF WE WANT TO STAY IN UK WE CAN'T Q UKBA!!!!ALL THE BEST EVERY ONE.
Posted by ahmadjalil
29 Feb 2012 #53
Many Congrats vtindia,

It will definitely ease your sufferings :)

A J Qarshi
Posted by vtindia
01 Mar 2012 #54
@shiningbulls yes my current visa has already expired on 27-JAN...I am not sure because of this reason they sent with barcode or not....but there are some case here in this forum those who have not get barcode even their current visa expired...as i said it all depends on case worker!!
Posted by shiningbulls
01 Mar 2012 #55
Yeah vt I am still hopelessly waiting four my bio letter
Posted by Choudhry
03 Mar 2012 #56
You don,t have to be hopeless since no body whose payment was deducted on 25jan has been issued with a biometric invitation letter. Cheer up and take care
Posted by shiningbulls
03 Mar 2012 #57
Thanks for the update choudhry saab but my ref letter was dated 23 Jan...
Posted by vtindia
06 Mar 2012 #58
hello shiningbulls any update on your biometric lettere?
Posted by shiningbulls
06 Mar 2012 #59
No mate I am still waiting..... its getting to my nervous now.... not sure what to do...
Posted by shiningbulls
06 Mar 2012 #60
No mate I am still waiting..... its getting to my nerves now.... not sure what to do...
Posted by shiningbulls
06 Mar 2012 #61
UKBA has now received my records but have advised to wait till 19March for Biometric letter.. they have been unable to confirm if they have now received my fees....I just hope they have
Posted by ahmadjalil
06 Mar 2012 #62
Good luck! at least they got your details on their system. Don't worry about fees. They are very good at getting money from our pockets.
Posted by Reddevil
06 Mar 2012 #63
@shiningbulls - Don't worry mate .. You should be ok .. I guess if your record is updated in their system then the payment should had been fine .. All the best now. Btw, When is your Visa expiring.
Posted by summer69
06 Mar 2012 #64
very happy 2 know u got confirmed with ukba system bulls :) good luck & will receive bio letter soon.keep faith.
Posted by vtindia
06 Mar 2012 #65
@Shingbulls ...don't worry everything will be in place...but i just wondering without payment confirmation how your details has been uploaded in their system..it suppose to be after the payment confirmation only...can you call them again..because the cust care ppl are so lazy and they are not enough efficient to provide info...they just simply follow the instructions from their training..so better call them again to confirm your case....nothing wrong to call them again and again..since we are paying huge charges for their telephone services...
Posted by shiningbulls
06 Mar 2012 #66
Thanks Ahmad/Summer69.. I just hope that's the case...
@Reddevil/vtindia Its not a guarantee that your fees has been taken as I have already faced this when I applied in december... which is the reason I have applied again. Getting the details on the system only guarantees that you will get a letter either bio letter or another telling some issue.... I just hope its the former...
Last time i applied on 21 dec 2011 and had to wait till 16 Jan 2012 which is when they sent me the letter saying they had problems taking the payment....
even when i received the reference letter on 3rd jan..... so effectively I have been waiting to get my VISA Since december 21....about 3 months...

But I am just trying to be positive and hoping everything goes fine....
Posted by shiningbulls
06 Mar 2012 #67
@reddevil.... the visa already expired in Feb
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #68
Called UKBA again.. they told me that the letter was issued on 5th March... haven't received yet though.... i think they use 2nd class so would expect to receive letter this week.
Posted by hariom123
08 Mar 2012 #69
that is a very relaxing news shingbulls. hope everything will be ok soon after all this long wait.
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #70
Biometric received for all dependants with bar code. Even for 1 year old... it says you need to give biometric on my 1 yr old sons letter and also says you will only be able to do post office appointments after april
Posted by viki83
08 Mar 2012 #71
@shiningbulls I think its confirmed now they are sending barcoded letters to everyone regardless of dependents. So are you willing to try post office soon ? I think there is no point in asking UKBA helpline as they always have outdated information. I think its due to new post offices addition that they are allowing everyone to go to post offices. There is no harm in giving a try, rather than waiting 6 weeks for appointment.
Posted by shahmiddlesex
08 Mar 2012 #72
@shiningbulls thats great news, I think you shold go to post office and get this done soon
@shiningbulls, @viki83, so does BRP linvite letter means application approved?
Posted by Choudhry
08 Mar 2012 #73
I think this the first time we are hearing of some thing like this after some time limitation, April in your case. But this thing seems to be Almost confirm that they are sending every one with dependents now with a bar code biometric invitation letter. I hope they remove this restriction. I don,t know what are they up to now. Waiting times are going to exceed here months now.
Posted by hariom123
08 Mar 2012 #74
they are starting several new post offices offering biometric services from 10th April 2012, hence the possible addition of line 'you will be able to do post office appointments after April'. best luck shiningbulls. hope things move faster at least from now in your case - there is 3 weeks sla they talk about after submitting biometrics.
Posted by Jayrule
08 Mar 2012 #75
Hi Guys

I have seen it in the news, UKBA is changing their policies as of 1st April and will now allow applications with dependants to attend biometric appointments at the post office. The applicants with the dependants on this forum who have received bar codes for their applications (with dependants) might be a part of a small pilot batch. But things are getting better guys so stay positive. I should be telling this more to myself than anyone else in the forum..lol

Jay
Posted by Jayrule
08 Mar 2012 #76
Hi Shinningbulls

Don't worry mate, in the end everything will be alright..if it doesn't, it's notyet the end! Where do you live, lets catch up for a pint?

Jay

Posted by viki83
08 Mar 2012 #77
@shinningbulls why do you want to wait till April. Just pop into a post office tomorrow and try your luck.
Posted by vtindia
08 Mar 2012 #78
@shiningbulls, congrats at last great relief for you!! hope things will line up soon...why biometrics required for 1 year old?
and also why after April only post office any idea?
Posted by Choudhry
08 Mar 2012 #79
Viki83
His bimetric invitation latter says not to do it before April. And that is what were talking about in upper discussion
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #80
Hi All... Thanks for your wishes.... I just came back from the post office...
there is good news and bad news...
Good news is I gave my biometric along with my wife at the post office in golders green London.

BAD NEWS is they refused to take for my son (1 year old) as they said we know they have asked you to go to post office but they do not have the required equipments and instructions on how to do it for kids. He also confirmed that they have been sent an email by UKBA about the failure to provide the equipment and instructions in time and have ASKED TO APOLOGISE TO CUSTOMERS WHO COME IN.....
I mean how disgusting can it get.....
On top of that I called up UBKA same no and the programmed robotic agent started saying for families you need to book in PEO and then I told it instructs to go to Post office then she said "Oh that might have been a recent development I am not aware about it"....
She said try some other post office to which I asked to provide details about the ones that can take biometrics for kids.... But as usual --- WE DONT HAVE THE INFORMATION...
I asked to forward the call who knows about this and to it she said you can go to PEO.... I was like....WHY the hell should I suffer if you dont know your job...

God I felt like getting into the phone and kicking her...@$$...

Dont know guys there is no end to the misery.... Now I need to book for my son in a PEO lets c what happens... anyone else in the same situation.... please email me naggarwal@gmail.com
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #81
Another clarification the letter does not impose any limitation about April its just to inform that from April onwards only Post offices will be used for Bio metrics
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #82
Ohhh boy... just tried to book appointment online


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Posted by ahmadjalil
08 Mar 2012 #83
Congrats shiningbulls at last you got the biometric letter. :)

I called UKBA today and the lady told me that they've sent me the biometric invitation on 31st Jan but somehow I didn't receive it. She also told me that another request has been sent for re-submission of the letter on 24th February. But don't know why they didn't send it.

The only thing she could do was to send another request. She said that's the only thing she can do. So called "Developed country" :(
Posted by Choudhry
08 Mar 2012 #84
Sorry I misunder stood from your statement From this only April thing. How ever I think still it is great that you are through with your biometrics thing. I don,t think they really mean to take your one year old son,s biometrics. It must be a computer generated letter and not programmed for infants since they have just started this since family biometrics were only done in peo,s before. Can you confirm that the post office guy confirmed that ukba email states that one year old requires biometrics? I don,t think so. Wish you best of luck to go through this miserable time.
Posted by shiningbulls
08 Mar 2012 #85
@Ahmad... Read my comments above mate ... developed country's underdeveloped employees :P
Posted by viki83
08 Mar 2012 #86
Important home office document regarding biometric and standard of current services:

http://www.parliament.uk/deposits/depositedpapers/2012/DEP2012-0337.pdf
Posted by Choudhry
08 Mar 2012 #87
Thank you viki for valuable information
Posted by yogeshwb
08 Mar 2012 #88
Congrats on getting the biometric done for the two of you...a step closer anyways.

It may be worth confirming from UKBA if biometric appointment is really required for a 1-year old. I am sure some members on this forum can confirm if biometrics were taken for their kids.

You could also ring a few other post-offices and check if they can take the biometrics for a 1-year old.

Unfortunately, UKBA seems to do all their experiments and rule changes during the March and April months....affecting the transistional arrangements batch.

All the best, let us know how you get on.
Posted by Choudhry
08 Mar 2012 #89
As per rules only kids over the age of 6 required to give biometrics. I am sure there is some mistake in this.
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #90
Hi All just to clarify everyone... you do need biometrics for everyone even for babies under, they dont need to get their finger prints done though as per my conversations with my visa agents and UKBA call centre.

UKBA are saying that incase the post office cant do it then book a PEO appointment for my son only and get it done.

The Online system is down

the Phone line which allowed booking appointments has closed permanently due to staff cuts (told by UKBA) so you can only do it online..

From April 5th onwards no PEO's as they will stop doing biometrics completely so only post offices will do biometrics...

They have put me in a tricky situation as I need to book an appointment in the next 20 days just because they did not send the equipment to the post offices... you know what that equipment is ??? its a grey gown... :)

Called post office 2wice once they said no post office in london does that..
2nd guys said Earls court is the only one doing it for dependant kids...
Will try my luck tomorrow...


Posted by hariom123
09 Mar 2012 #91
good luck to you. at least moved inches forward. nothing to worry. 1 year kid do not require to give biometrics, may be a system generated letter has been sent - all the validations checks are not added to so called IT systems !!
Posted by hariom123
09 Mar 2012 #92
good luck to you. at least moved inches forward. nothing to worry. 1 year kid do not require to give biometrics, may be a system generated letter has been sent - all the validations checks are not added to so called IT systems !!
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #93
Hi All just to clarify everyone... you do need biometrics for everyone even for babies under 6, they dont need to get their finger prints done though as per my conversations with my visa agents and UKBA call centre.

UKBA are saying that incase the post office cant do it then book a PEO appointment for my son only and get it done.

The Online system is down

the Phone line which allowed booking appointments has closed permanently due to staff cuts (told by UKBA) so you can only do it online..

From April 5th onwards no PEO's as they will stop doing biometrics completely so only post offices will do biometrics...

They have put me in a tricky situation as I need to book an appointment in the next 20 days just because they did not send the equipment to the post offices... you know what that equipment is ??? its a grey gown... :)

Called post office 2wice once they said no post office in london does that..
2nd guys said Earls court is the only one doing it for dependant kids...
Will try my luck tomorrow...

Posted by vtindia
09 Mar 2012 #94
@shiningbulls really UKBA put you in tricky situation as part of upgrading their system(pilot) or programmed robotic staff cuts....
Posted by priyaniv
09 Mar 2012 #95
@shiningbulls - would you please let me know where is the information about children under 6 requiring to enrol their biometric information?? As far as the UKBA website guidance document for biometric enrollment only children under the age of 6 are required to provide their biometric information!!
I'm a bit worried because I have a 2 year old son and was glad that he would not need to go with us to the biometric center but if this change in the process has been made, then I will be affected as well. I'm hoping to get the biometric letter by end of March or beginning of April going by the statistics!!
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #96
@ Priyaniv.. as far as I know its not mentioned anywhere that children over 6 required to enrol.. the only difference is actually that the 6+ need to give fingerprints but for 0-6 its only a pic thats taken.. my colleague appeared in a PEO last week with a 8 months old and had his sons pic taken not fingerprints.
Posted by viki83
09 Mar 2012 #97
@shiningbulls "From April 5th onwards no PEO's as they will stop doing biometrics completely so only post offices will do biometrics..." - What is the source of this information ?
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #98
@viki83 this is mentioned on my biometric letter....
Posted by vtindia
09 Mar 2012 #99
@viki83 & shiningbulls,
check this link for new iometric rules....
http://www.parliament.uk/deposits/depositedpapers/2012/DEP2012-0337.pdf
Posted by priyaniv
09 Mar 2012 #100
@shiningbulls-thanks for the feedback, good luck with your child's biometrics!!
Posted by viki83
09 Mar 2012 #101
@vtindia I posted that link first everywhere ;)
Posted by viki83
09 Mar 2012 #102
Called Middleton, Manchester post office...confirmed they have facility for under 6 year olds...they said we can do it :)

So great news everyone after long time...Now lets hope everyone gets barcoded letters...
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #103
@everyone thanks for your wishes
Posted by gordonderick
09 Mar 2012 #104
hi, glad that you finally got the biometric. Im in the same situation as you. i got my wife and my son who is 1 year old for the biometric. I called the post office and they said that the post office is oxford does it . Will be going there tomorrow hope everything goes on fine.
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #105
Hi guys... can anyone confirm how to book peo appointment?
I am on the website... log into my account and then I am trying to go to book appointment and then
Which service are you applying for? >>>>>>>>> gives me options in the drop down.
What do I chose to book peo appointment for my 1 year old dependant son.
If I select Tier 1 PBS Dependent it asks me my availablity and lets me select a slot...
but when I get to complete booking it asks for CASE ID. is this the Case reference no 0156XXXXX ??
as when I fill this it comes back with
We do not have a record for the case ID and date of birth that you entered. Check that you entered these fields correctly or call the contact centre (opens in a new window). ???
Am I missing anything ?
Posted by viki83
09 Mar 2012 #106
@shiningbulls You're doing everything correctly. Unfortunately you won't be able to book an appointment as your child is your dependent applied at same time with you, and seems like they discovered that loophole where people were booking separate appointments for dependents rather than booking family appointments. To simplify, only your caseid would be recognized on the system to book family appointment and now the only option you have is find some post office that accepts children biometrics.....i think there are many post offices, I just called Manchester post office and they said they are doing it now. You can easily find one in London that takes children biometrics. Best thing is to call different post offices in your area and confirm if they are taking children biometrics or not.
Posted by Choudhry
09 Mar 2012 #107
For your information
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/2012/february/67-brp
Posted by shiningbulls
09 Mar 2012 #108
Thanks Viki83... i think thats the case.... I will be going to earls court in london that is the only one that might accept the kids as the customer care guy told me if not then oxford is my closest option....
Will update what happens tomorrow.
Posted by nicks
09 Mar 2012 #109
earls court
Posted by shiningbulls
10 Mar 2012 #110
Hi all...came back disappointed and disgusted from earl's court...
they could not read the bar code on my sons letter...
I saw the message on the screen myself... its not due to any damage to the letter as I had a copy of the letter and it was in perfect condition.
They think that its due to the thing mentioned in the letter
Responsible Adult(If required): No Responsible Adult Found..
Not sure why this is the case....I am seriously feeling helpless.. not sure what we can do...
Will have to call UKBA on Monday...
Posted by shahmiddlesex
10 Mar 2012 #111
@shiningbulls humm I hope you have proper solution by monday as one has to feel for it. I am sure nothing you could do with this. just hold on mate I am sure and really hope that in end all will come through
Posted by Choudhry
10 Mar 2012 #112
Shiningbull Don,t you worry it's going to be solved. You seems to be a victim of this transition from peo to post office and computer has no brain. You Remember about three days ago you were waiting hopelessly for a biometric invitation letter and you were thinking about the long waiting required to get a slot in peo, now you are almost done so no worries

Posted by shiningbulls
10 Mar 2012 #113
Thanks Shahmiddlesex/choudhry ...I know its just unfortunate.....hope its all sorted on monday.... but i think i will have to request a new letter....
Posted by yogeshwb
10 Mar 2012 #114
@shinningbulls

I too went to Earls Court today, and faced exactly the same issue. Looks likes some careless handling by UKBA, when we had clearly mentioned in the application form that I will accompany the 2-year old during the BRP appointment. 80-mile round trip wasted!

Will contact UKBA on Monday.
Posted by viki83
10 Mar 2012 #115
I haven't yet received a biometric letter but I am almost certain what will happen seeing your cases. I filled 14/02 error version of PBS dependent form, which is constantly being corrected every week since then, in which due to wrong re-direction, I have left blank RESPONSIBLE ADULT section. Now I clearly know whats going to happen as 2 of my dependents are under 3 year olds. Since it is all in initial stages, shinningbulls and yogeshwb, your outcomes will be very important for all of us later. Its worth asking how nicks got it done so swiftly with 3 dependents. Infact, he is the only person who successfully did it so far. Its now 3 people who had this RESPONSIBLE ADULT issue. Even a user HANIJ got same problem.
Posted by viki83
10 Mar 2012 #116
Its really strange why isn't system allowing you guys to book an individual sole PBS dependent appointment for your kids ! It used to happen but why its not happening now. Very strange.
Posted by HaniJ
10 Mar 2012 #117
Hi Shiningbulls/yogeshwb
I think my kid's case is exactly same as you two. Did you write your name or your wife/partner name as a parent/guardian in biometric section of your kid's application. I wrote my wife's name(dependant) instead of my name(main applicant). Actually I didn't understand the system of biometric appointment when I wrote the application so I thought we would go separately. I suspect this caused a problem in my case. Could you kindly tell me your case?
Hanij
Posted by shiningbulls
11 Mar 2012 #118
To clarify, I did specify my wifes name as responsible adult in the form.

Hi All I want to tell everyone that there were others who did get the biometrics done, all of them had the name in the responsible adult section....

@Yogesh you might have been there when I was... Its the height of irresponsibility by UKBA the letters do state that even if you do not fill the details the main applicant will be treated as responsible adult.

Another weird thing I noticed mine and my wife's case id is consecutive and my sons id is 20 cases later not sure if the case worker thought it was an independent application.. but having said that they did send me all 3 letters in one pack.

Not much we can do till we speak to UKBA.
Posted by nicks
11 Mar 2012 #119
I named my wife's name as an responsible adult for both kids.To let u know even my younger one who is 1yr ,it took second attempt to get through ,as wen that person did it first time, he said it have some problem but wen he did that again it worked.My older ones'bar code had no prob though.To everybody's notice I would like to tell there are 2 bar codes on each invitation ,try both may be it works.Now even I m doubting my case ,has that person done it right way or god knows.
Posted by nicks
11 Mar 2012 #120
I named my wife's name as an responsible adult for both kids.To let u know even my younger one who is 1yr ,it took second attempt to get through ,as wen that person did it first time, he said it has some problem but wen he did that again it worked.My older ones'bar code had no prob though.To everybody's notice I would like to tell there are 2 bar codes on each invitation ,try both may be it works.Now even I m doubting my case ,has that person done it right way or god knows.
Posted by nicks
11 Mar 2012 #121
I named my wife's name as an responsible adult for both kids.To let u know even my younger one who is 1yr ,it took second attempt to get through ,as wen that person did it first time, he said it has some problem but wen he did that again it worked.My older ones'bar code had no prob though.To everybody's notice I would like to tell there are 2 bar codes on each invitation ,try both may be it works.Now even I m doubting my case ,has that person done it right way or god knows.
Posted by shiningbulls
11 Mar 2012 #122
Thanks for the confirmation nicks... I am sure you will be ok... in our case we tried both bar codes...and infact we had a copy of the letter and tried it with that too... I saw the error msg on the screen... it said not able to read barcode... willhave to mail AppointmentExceptions@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Posted by HaniJ
11 Mar 2012 #123
Thanks, shiningbulls and nicks. Nick, your information saves me. I will up-date if I have any information.
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #124
Hi everyone can you please update as soon as u have a solution to this child biometric issue... I Will post the same as soon as I have it... my mail Id is naggarwal@gmail.com
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #125
Thanks Guys,

I too called, they first said you might not need a biometric for a 15 month old then said email support teams about the issue

as I have been unable to book online appointment too..

email addresses ApplyOnlineE-Support@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

AppointmentExceptions@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

will update as soon as I have more info.
i am calling again to request to send me a new letter...
Posted by Choudhry
12 Mar 2012 #126
Yes, you will not be required to go through the biometrics of your one year old son. This is per immigration rules. Cheers
Posted by tier1a
12 Mar 2012 #127
Hi shiningbulls, I have faced the same issue as you today. My kids barcode form says "No responsible adult found", whereas I had mentioned my name in each of their Teir1 dependent form. Lady at the post office checked and asked my to book appointment online.

I am going to contact UKBA to find out why they missed my name from my childerens biometric letters when I had clearly mentioned my name. Will keep this thread updated.
Posted by tier1a
12 Mar 2012 #128
Hi shiningbulls, I have faced the same issue as you today. My kids barcode form says "No responsible adult found", whereas I had mentioned my name in each of their Teir1 dependent form. Lady at the post office checked and asked my to book appointment online.

I am going to contact UKBA to find out why they missed my name from my childerens biometric letters when I had clearly mentioned my name. Will keep this thread updated.
Posted by HaniJ
12 Mar 2012 #129
Hi all, I called twice and they said they will not send any replacement letter except the problems of name and date of birth although this is clearly their fault. Very disgusting. Could you please update your case?

Posted by HaniJ
12 Mar 2012 #130
I also had a reply from ApplyOnlin....@.... but this reply has no information at all. Just mention the step by step method using online.
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #131
Hi Tier1a and Hanij, exactly the same issue and the same response they wont issue a replacement letter correcting the details... and I have now sent a big letter detailing everything ... fingers crossed they sort this mess.
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #132
Hi Tier1a and Hanij, exactly the same issue and the same response they wont issue a replacement letter correcting the details... and I have now sent a big letter detailing everything ... fingers crossed they sort this mess.
Posted by yogeshwb
12 Mar 2012 #133
Called UKBA on 0870 606 7766 Option4 then Option1
They have taken down a request to send a corrected BRP invitation letter within the next 10working days for my 2-year old son.
Posted by yogeshwb
12 Mar 2012 #134
Called UKBA on 0870 606 7766 Option4 then Option1
They have taken down a request to send a corrected BRP invitation letter within the next 10working days for my 2-year old son.
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #135
Hi Yogesh i am calling them again just in a hope they might re issue me one with correct details and bar code and responsible adult name too.... Can you confirm if they agreed themselves or you had to push them to it?
Posted by yogeshwb
12 Mar 2012 #136
Just called UKBA once. Didn't have to convince them to send one, they pretty much agreed themselves.
I just mentioned to the lady that I have received a BRP invitation letter for my 2-yr old son with a 'No reponsible adult found' remark on it.
Also told that the PO refused to take the biometrics, unless a corrected letter was obtained from UKBA with either parents name as the responsible adult.

She put me on hold for a few minutes to check if a corrected letter can be re-issued in this situation, and came back with a 'Yes, a corrected letter will reach you in 10working days'. I did mention to her that some other members on the forum had the same problem and finding it it difficult to get a letter re-issued. Before I could tell her that, others members were being informed that letters could only be re-issued for name or DoB corrections, she was interested in closing the call and said well its done for you anyways.

I recommend you guys try again anyways. Best Luck!
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #137
Thanks Yogesh... I just called again and got the same response... she was really insensitive and did not agree to issue a letter at all... wasn't bothered to listed to me and just hung up... kept saying send an email and thats it.
Posted by tier1a
12 Mar 2012 #138
Hi Yogesh, Shiningbulls: can you please advise which number you are calling on ? thanks!
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #139
Thanks Yogesh... I just called again and got the same response... she was really insensitive and did not agree to issue a letter at all... wasn't bothered to listed to me and just hung up... kept saying send an email and thats it... Its such poor service talking to losers who do not even know what their job is ....
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #140
08706067766 option 4 and then 1
Posted by shiningbulls
12 Mar 2012 #141
08706067766 option 4 and then 1
Posted by hariom123
12 Mar 2012 #142
this is really annoying and booking an online appointment is another thing. good luck to you and keep all of us updated on the progress.
Posted by tier1a
12 Mar 2012 #143
Called on that number, the Lady was very helpful, I explained my case to her, She tried to get hold of the relevant team but she could not. However, she forwarded my request to the relevant team and said she would call me back in case the team refuses to issue new letters for my kids. She said if I do not get any call back from her then it means new letters would come by post in few days. She also advised me to send an email at AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice.gsi.gov.uk so that the case worker does not reject my case in the meanwhile.
Posted by shiningbulls
13 Mar 2012 #144
Hi tier1a that's a bit too good by Ukba standards :P, I will try to give them another call and hope to speak to the lady u got hold off... I guess it all depends on who you end up with on the phone
Posted by HaniJ
13 Mar 2012 #145
I called just now. The lady checked this problem to a relevant person and she agreed to send my daughter's letter again within a week. Thank you for all your information.
I have not received the reply form AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice... Email.
shiningbulls, I hope you are also going well.
Posted by HaniJ
13 Mar 2012 #146
I called just now. The lady checked this problem to a relevant person and she agreed to send my daughter's letter again within a week. Thank you for all your information.
I have not received the reply form AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice... Email.
shiningbulls, I hope you are also going well.
Posted by HaniJ
13 Mar 2012 #147
I called just now. The lady checked this problem to a relevant person and she agreed to send my daughter's letter again within a week. Thank you for all your information.
I have not received the reply form AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice... Email.
shiningbulls, I hope you are also going well.
Posted by HaniJ
13 Mar 2012 #148
I called just now. The lady checked this problem to a relevant person and she agreed to send my daughter's letter again within a week. Thank you for all your information.
I have not received the reply form AppointmentExceptions@HomeOffice... Email.
shiningbulls, I hope you are also going well.
Posted by shiningbulls
13 Mar 2012 #149
Called them again and this time the lady has requested issuing the new letter, they acknowledged that their was some issue in the letter generation process.
Fingers crossed
Nitin
Posted by shiningbulls
13 Mar 2012 #150
Called them again and this time the lady has requested issuing the new letter, they acknowledged that their was some issue in the letter generation process.
Fingers crossed
Nitin
Posted by shiningbulls
13 Mar 2012 #151
Thanks Everyone... its a massive relieve to hear that from them... Special thanks to Yogesh and Tier1a... and to HaniJ...

I asked her that would it have the responsible adult section populated to which she said there was an error and this whole section would be taken out.
I further tried my luck :) and requested if they can email me the letter to expedite he process but she said we don't issue letters the team does and we have done what we could....... Best of luck every one.....
Posted by hariom123
13 Mar 2012 #152
good luck shiningbulls, tier1a,hanij,yogeshwb. we can understand the frustuation you are all going through. good luck. keep all of us posted.
Posted by hariom123
13 Mar 2012 #153
good luck shiningbulls, tier1a,hanij,yogeshwb. we can understand the frustuation you are all going through. good luck. keep all of us posted.
Posted by shiningbulls
13 Mar 2012 #154
I have now received a response from the email address

Thank you for your enquiry. This matter has been referred to the team dealing with Post Office enrolments for resolution. Once the change has been made, a new letter will be issued allowing enrolment at the Post Office. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thank you
Appointment Exceptions
Posted by Choudhry
13 Mar 2012 #155
That is great and quick. Good luck
Posted by yogeshwb
13 Mar 2012 #156
I too got aresponse from the Exceptions email address today evening.

Thank you for your enquiry. We will resolve the problem and have a new letter issued in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Thank you
Appointment Exceptions

I just hope that the phone request and the email request are not treated separately to issue two different letters and create more confusion by invalidating the one generated first. I have replied back to the email address informing them that a phone request was also taken for re-issuing the letter. Hope the phone and email systems are well integrated together to handle the issues of the PO changeover.
Posted by hariom123
13 Mar 2012 #157
good to hear that they are issuing the new biometric invite letter in respective cases, at least they are now aware that there is a problem at their end and which require to be sorted out. what a messy situation in deed - lack of system integration...hope things will go smoothly after such a long wait. good luck.
Posted by HaniJ
14 Mar 2012 #158
I also had a reply with same comments. Thank you for all your advice and information. I do appreciate all of you. Fingers cross!
Posted by sunlondon
15 Mar 2012 #159
@shiningbulls/Anyone else who have recieved Biometric letter:-

I have a question:-

What all documents do you get from UKBA when you receive this Biometric letter?

I have recieved Biometric letter for self and dependants (including kids) on 14th March and I am planning to get Biometric done in a Post office this week as the letter does give this option to me. However the envelope in which I got letter was in a bad shape and Post office had put a plastic cover on it. I have got Biometric letter along with Barcode for self and all 3 depedandts. I also got a sticker sheet which had UKBA address on it. Am I missing anything in the letter? I hope I am not. Can you please advice?
Thanks,
Posted by shiningbulls
15 Mar 2012 #160
Hi Sun.. You are alright.... thats all you get... even my envelope wasn't in the best of shapes, but as far as you have the 4 biometric letters with barcodes then you should be ok....

Do you have the responsible adult populated???
Posted by shiningbulls
15 Mar 2012 #161
Hi All, I called UKBA today to confirm the status of the resending of the biometric letter and was told that there is nothing that has been sent out....:(
So she has sent out a reminder email to the concerned team... I don't understand why cant they do their job properly....

Yogesh/haniJ/Tier1a: Have you guys tried to check yours?
Posted by sunlondon
15 Mar 2012 #162
@shiningbulls: - Many thanks for your response. Yes I do have responsible adult field populated on both the kids letter.
Posted by yogeshwb
15 Mar 2012 #163
A day of ups and downs....

Called UKBA to check if corrected letter has been posted........no record of posting found on the system, confirmed that the request for re-issue has definitely been forwarded to the concerned team.

Came home in the evening to find the letter in my post-box.

Checked the re-issued letter to find that no correction was done in the letter!! Still say the same... 'No respoinsible adult found'.
Entire comedy(tragedy) of errors here!!
Posted by HaniJ
16 Mar 2012 #164
shiningbulls: I have not received a letter yet and have not called.
Yogesh:Very very Sorry. I have nothing to say.
Posted by jaynair
16 Mar 2012 #165
Hi Shining bulls, Congrats and sorry to hear about your kid's biometric. Don't worry it will be fine. I got an update yesterday that my biometric has been sent by post on 13th March. After reading your experience and others now i am really worried about my son's biometric.

So we can do it in Earl's court post office with dependants right?
Posted by shiningbulls
16 Mar 2012 #166
Hi Yogesh, Our troubles just don't seem to end... What's the plan of action now? DO you want to walk down to the post office to check if this bar code is readable? I am not sure what is the solution to this....
@Jaynair yes you can..

Posted by jaynair
16 Mar 2012 #167
Hi Shiningbulls,

can you share your contact number with me. Would like to clarify a few points if you don't mind. my email id is jaynair13@gmail.com

Regards
Jay
Posted by yogeshwb
16 Mar 2012 #168
Called UKBA twice today...

First lady was surprised when I told that a re-issue request was taken for correcting the 'No responsible adult found remark'. She was still in the previous era and told that re-issue requests are only taken for name and DoB corrections. She consulted someone and asked me to book a PEO appointment. She got offended when I told her that I know atleast 3 other people for whom re-issue request have been taken for the same reason. The call did not get go very well as she did not have any answers. She did not even take my case id to check any details, rejected any further enquiries and terminated the call.
There are some really dumb and incompetant people in the UKBA call centre.

Second lady was just the opposite, calm and eager to help, took my case ID and told that a new letter has been generated on 14th Mar and suggested I wait upto 5more days to receive the letter.

Fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Posted by yogeshwb
16 Mar 2012 #169
Hi Nitin, Are you from BITS by any chance?
Posted by shiningbulls
17 Mar 2012 #170
Hi Yogesh good luck with the new letter...
No M not from BITS.... :)
Where about r u based?
Posted by tier1a
17 Mar 2012 #171
Today, I received new biometric letters with my name as Responsible Adult for my kids. We gave our biomteric in the post office in Manchester today.
Posted by yogeshwb
17 Mar 2012 #172
@congrats tier1a. Thats good news.
With your success we also can hope to resolve this issue soon.

@shinningbulls
In Aldershot, how abt u? Hope we get the corrected letter soon. Hoping it comes sometime next week, will be going to the Earls Court next saturday.
Posted by Choudhry
17 Mar 2012 #173
Please help me to get another letter for my daughter since her letter is aso not showing a responsible adult. You being sailing in the same boat please help me.Thanks in anticipation
Posted by HaniJ
19 Mar 2012 #174
My kid’s corrected letter was received on 17 March and worked successfully at PO. Responsible adult was my wife’s name as I wrote in our application. Hope you all will receive today or soon.
@Choudhry: My opinion is to send Email to the address on your letter. I think Email guys have the responsibility about this problem more than phone guys.
Posted by shiningbulls
19 Mar 2012 #175
Hi Yogesh I am from Harrow.
@Choudhary Send an email in the first place but keep chasing them about whether they have sent it... as I was adviced it has been requested and then a week later they said there is no request and it has now been placed.... as we all know how efficient they are :) I would advice you get your biometrics done asap. No harm in trying to get your daughters too...
@HaniJ congrats mate.... you should soon receive the approval...



Posted by Choudhry
19 Mar 2012 #176
Thanks we did our biometrics for three of us and they show their inability for my under 16 daughter without responsible adult name in her letter. Thanks for your guidance I will chase them.
Posted by richard2007
19 Mar 2012 #177
Hi

I am having similar problems with my barcode not working in post office today. barcode letters worked fine for my dependents..
I am not seeing any online available appointments at PEO
Have you received corrected barcode letters and did it work in the SAME post office?

I am now very confused.....

please help..
Posted by shiningbulls
19 Mar 2012 #178
Hi Richard are u having issues with your letter or your dependents? Did it say "No responsible adult found" on your dependents letter?
If its not working for main applicant then... its a new one... you better mail them asap.

If its not working write an email to Appointmentexceptions email on the letter u would have received.
Posted by Choudhry
20 Mar 2012 #179
Shiningbulls any news of revised letter, I called them on 19th mar and they told me that I can expect a revised letter for my daughter in 5 days. I was just going through the mail of gordonderik who has been told to book an appointment in peo instead of issuing a revise letter. Where as two three members have already got their revised letters. I don,t know what,s happening. Can you shed some light on this issue.
Posted by gordonderick
20 Mar 2012 #180
hi, i was asked to book appointment online because my wifes biometric letter code could not be read.
Posted by Choudhry
20 Mar 2012 #181
Ok, and not because of no responsible adul found on your child biometric notification letter.thanKs
Posted by bluewhale
20 Mar 2012 #182
Hi shiningbull, do you know the enquiry number to check status. I have not received it yet although I did my bio on 27th.
Posted by shiningbulls
21 Mar 2012 #183
Hi All,

I sent an email to appointment exceptions and got a response today,

A revised letter was issued on 20th March.

Thank you
Appointment Exceptions
Posted by shiningbulls
21 Mar 2012 #184
bluewhale no is mentioned in comments above... HO on 0870 606 7766
Posted by Choudhry
21 Mar 2012 #185
Good news. Hopefully you will get it on Friday. I have not got any response from appointments exceptions as yet.
Posted by Choudhry
21 Mar 2012 #186
Good news. Hopefully you will get it on Friday. I have not got any response from appointments exceptions as yet.
Posted by vtindia
23 Mar 2012 #187
Thanks Shiningbulls....All the very best...
Posted by hariom123
23 Mar 2012 #188
good luck mate. keep us posted on the progress.
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Mar 2012 #189
Called Ukba again, they have now taken another request for re issuing another letter since I haven't received it yet... I just hope its in post today and don't have to wait another week.
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Mar 2012 #190
received updated letter ...... will go 2 PO tomorrow
Posted by Choudhry
23 Mar 2012 #191
I called them yesterday and the guy I spoke to said its only been three days since your first request for the reissue of corrected letter and takes around a week to ten days. So I can not send another request and that I can't see any letter in the pipe line. Today I received the corrected letter. I think they have some sick bastards sitting there or they know nothing. I exactly know what you are going through and I am really very sorry for that. Take care
Posted by HaniJ
23 Mar 2012 #192
congrats mate!!!
Posted by hariom123
23 Mar 2012 #193
best of luck shiningbulls and choudhry. keep all of us posted on how it progresses. hope it will be all ok this time.
Posted by richard2007
23 Mar 2012 #194
thats good news Choudhry.. good that you go corrected letter and were able to do your biometric.... i am still waiting for my corrected letter.. god knows when i will get it... called UKBA many times and they are not ready to answer at all... i asked them to at least tell me if new letter is issued and they said it will take 2 weeks.. so wait...
Posted by shiningbulls
23 Mar 2012 #195
Hi everyone... Is it still Earls court only in london that can do Biometrics for a 1 year old or are there other post offices doing it now???
Posted by shiningbulls
24 Mar 2012 #196
Finally done with my sons biometric at earls court PO.
Waiting for visa n biometric permits.
Posted by hariom123
24 Mar 2012 #197
excellent news shiningbulls. keep us posted on the progress.
Posted by richard2007
25 Mar 2012 #198
Hi

This is very weird.
So the letters that I have got are correct (well appear to be correct)..

My wife's and son's barcode worked at PO and everythign went fine.. mY BARCODE is not working even with the supposedly corrected letter from UKBA..
Now I am getting error
----------
We do not have a record for the case ID and date of birth that you entered. Check that you entered these fields correctly or call the contact centre (opens in a new window).
----------

Did you get to the bottom of this, why this is happenign??
Posted by shiningbulls
26 Mar 2012 #199
Hi Richard I got the same message, and some others did i guess, this happened when in our case me and my wife had our biometrics done but failed to get our childs biometrics, i guess it has something to do with partial applicants having already had your biometrics done... i tried both for myself and for my son separately, so this was never resolved as I appeared in the PO after receiving the corrected letter...

Yogesh was sent out a corrected letter which wasn't corrected. and he had to call again... but in my case I specifically asked them to not send me the same letter but a corrected letter which they thankfully did....

Also if you would have to request a new letter then since from 5th April its only going to be PO no PEO's so better ask them to fix issue with your barcode not readable issue. actually you are the only person on this forum whom I have come across having issue with main applicants bar code... you better send an email to appointment exceptions about this situation specially ask them to put a note saying you are trying and not to render your application invalid due to 15 days delays etc....

Best of luck mate... we all share the same pain.... but I am sure we will all get there...
Posted by shiningbulls
26 Mar 2012 #200
Hi Richard I got the same message, and some others did i guess, this happened when in our case me and my wife had our biometrics done but failed to get our childs biometrics, i guess it has something to do with partial applicants having already had your biometrics done... i tried both for myself and for my son separately, so this was never resolved as I appeared in the PO after receiving the corrected letter...

Yogesh was sent out a corrected letter which wasn't corrected. and he had to call again... but in my case I specifically asked them to not send me the same letter but a corrected letter which they thankfully did....

Also if you would have to request a new letter then since from 5th April its only going to be PO no PEO's so better ask them to fix issue with your barcode not readable issue. actually you are the only person on this forum whom I have come across having issue with main applicants bar code... you better send an email to appointment exceptions about this situation specially ask them to put a note saying you are trying and not to render your application invalid due to 15 days delays etc....

Best of luck mate... we all share the same pain.... but I am sure we will all get there...
Posted by gordonderick
26 Mar 2012 #201
Hi nitin and Richard, even i had the similar problem where my wife's letter bar code was not readable by the post office machine. I sent an email to exceptions and they mentioned that even if they send another letter it would show the same problem so they asked us to do it at the visa office. ive booked an appointment and the earliest available is on 3 May in cardiff.
Posted by Choudhry
30 Mar 2012 #202
I am so sorry dear. Relax and chill. Best of luck
Posted by shiningbulls
10 Apr 2012 #203
Haven't heard anything....Not sure how many more months will they need to complete the processing... may be they are waiting for us to complete the ILR requirement.. :)
Posted by hariom123
10 Apr 2012 #204
i agree shiningbulls. these days the processing timelines on their website also get updated only by a day or two - 10th march became 12th march and now it is 13th march. good luck to you. hope things will be in place soon.
Posted by HaniJ
10 Apr 2012 #205
Yes. very slow. My visa expired. Is this time counted to apply ILR? Or starting again from the date of new visa?
Posted by HaniJ
10 Apr 2012 #206
Sorry I got the answer from UKBA web site.---What is my immigration status while my application is being decided?
If you make an application before your authorised stay ends, your existing immigration status will continue until your application is decided, even if the decision is not made until after the end of your permitted stay. If your existing visa or other permission to stay here allows you to work, you can continue to do so until your case is decided.
Posted by shiningbulls
10 Apr 2012 #207
Approval Letter received @ Agents office along with docs... Waiting for Biometrics.
Do not yet know the dates.
Posted by Choudhry
10 Apr 2012 #208
Great news, congratulations I was not expecting any decisions on the first working day after vacations
Posted by shiningbulls
10 Apr 2012 #209
It was posted on the 4th April....
Posted by HaniJ
10 Apr 2012 #210
Wonderful news. Congratulations!
Posted by hariom123
10 Apr 2012 #211
excellent news. congratulations.
Posted by jaynair
11 Apr 2012 #212
Great news....congrats. Now relax and enjoy....
Posted by shahmiddlesex
11 Apr 2012 #213
Congratulations!! and great news. I ma sure this ends lot of fustration but as it says allz well ends well. Again many Congratulations.
Posted by shahmiddlesex
11 Apr 2012 #214
Congratulations!! and great news. I ma sure this ends lot of fustration but as it says allz well ends well. Again many Congratulations.
Posted by shahmiddlesex
11 Apr 2012 #215
Congratulations!! and great news. I ma sure this ends lot of fustration but as it says allz well ends well. Again many Congratulations.
Posted by shahmiddlesex
11 Apr 2012 #216
Congratulations!! and great news. I ma sure this ends lot of fustration but as it says allz well ends well. Again many Congratulations.
Posted by shiningbulls
11 Apr 2012 #217
Thanks Guys... I cant tell you how good it feels to know the ordeal is over... Infact I spent so much time everyday checking the post/checking the tracker and the websites etc plus calling UKBA that now I feel what would i do with that time LOL :)

Anyways... as Shah said allz well that ends well... Best of luck to you guys too... I will update the dates once I receive the biometric permit.
Posted by shiningbulls
11 Apr 2012 #218
Received Biometric Permit for myself and my son... HAVEN'T received for my Wife. Hopefully would not take too long...
Posted by Choudhry
11 Apr 2012 #219
I hope you are enjoying partying. Can you please remove the one showing with your name in red and keep the the one showing in green here since your visa has been approved. Thanks
Posted by proxym
11 Apr 2012 #220
congrats, pls can you update once you receive your biometrics
Posted by proxym
11 Apr 2012 #221
congrats, pls can you update once you receive your biometrics
Posted by yogeshwb
11 Apr 2012 #222
Congrats Nitin. It stretched just long enough to affect your Easter holiday plan.... weather wasn't great anyway, so lucky. Hope you will be able to plan a holiday in a much better weather soon.

Going by the timelines, I will have to wait until the end of the next week for the BRP and docs as we only completed the biometrics on 21st march.
Posted by richard2007
12 Apr 2012 #223
hi shiningbulls

Thanks for the update.

I have been following your case (as I also have similar situation).
Based on what I have read:
Application sent: 18 Jan 2012
Biometric letters received for all: 08 Mar 2012 (including for your son)
Finally Biometrics done for all applications (including your son) : 24 Mar 2012 (i.e. you submitted biometrics for some of the applicants earlier in March and their is a gap in submitting biometrics)
You got approval docs on: 11-APR-2012

Correct me if timings are wrong.

So it took only about 2 weeks between biometrics submitted for all applicants 24 MAR2012 and you getting approval 11-APR.
i.e. even if their is a gap in submitting biometrics for some of the applicants, UKBA continue to process applications....



Posted by shiningbulls
12 Apr 2012 #224
Thanks everyone... Yes its been an eventful 4 months...
@Proxym I have received the cards for myself and my son yesterday from home office even though they are at my agents office but he has sent the scanned docs to me.
@Yogesh Yes they just made sure i miss my portugal trip :) but anyways I had a good time in wales...
@ Richard: thats correct I gave my and my wife's biometric on 8th March and my son's biometric on 24th March and they posted the approval letters on 4th April about 10-11 days later. thats not bad... Yes I was advised that UKBA will process the application for main applicant as thats what takes maximum time ... they dont really care much about the documentation for the dependents...
Party is almost started but need to wait for my Wife's card to arrive.
Visa started on the day of decision for biometric cards(5th April) and is for 2 years... my original visa expired on 23 Feb 2012.. I would be eligible for ILR in OCT next year so wont be waiting till 2014.. best of luck everyone..
Posted by richard2007
12 Apr 2012 #225
Thanks for the update...
Posted by bruce
25 Apr 2012 #226
hi shiningbulls, ahmadjalil
Mine is a very similar case about payment, somewhat similar to ahmadjalil, I applied on 10th Mar with 2 dependants acknowledgement received on 21st mar, they have only taken fee for me and 1 dependant, neither my bank account online or letter statements show a problem, I also didn't have a credit/debit limit set. This week they sent me a letter stating my application for leave to remain has been identified as invalid due to an error with your attempted payment. A fee has not been paid in connection with the submitted application for your daughter. The fee that should be paid is £500.
To correct this they asked me to send the payment sheet from PBS dependent form with the applicant details, which I have done the same day on SD. So far I'm planning contingencies, it's been such a horrifying experience I must say. Wonder why would payment be invalid?
Till now payment is not cleared, so awaiting for this day and our biometric letters.

Wish me good luck...

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