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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by aremso: 4:11pm On Sep 11
Dear Good pple in the house kindly advice us on the best way to go about it. I am my wife went to the US embassy shortly after our wedding for visa to the us and after the interview, the visa was denied. My wife also went there wen she became pregnant for interview because we wanted to have the baby in the us.We paid hospital bills and got all the necessary documents from the hospital and the dr and proceeded to abuja though she went to dubai b4 this time since we dont have travel history on getting to abuja, the VO said though we have tried but she denied her visa again. Not giving up we reapplied for her again about 2 times after we got more letter again from the dr. but she was denied. Good pple what should we do? should we go to uk first we our baby and the wait a yr to reapply for us visa? kindly advice on what to do next cos some one advice to go to uk 1st then reapply for us visa or i should get the visa 1st? Kindly advice
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by naijarazzi: 10:07pm On Sep 11
Hello guys,

At what stage do I need to pay for visa fee? After or before submission of online application. And after how many days would I be called for submission of documents
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by oluwatobilobami(m): 11:20pm On Sep 11
please justwise am here with my questions again
like how much should my dad have in his account.
n:b applying for a uk settlement visa and under 18 nd parle is British
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 11:55pm On Sep 11
post=60362425:
Hello guys,

At what stage do I need to pay for visa fee? After or before submission of online application. And after how many days would I be called for submission of documents

Payment of visa fee is during online apppication, in fact the last part, and is prior to submission.

During your application you would be prompted to choose your TLS appointment day/biometrics/submission of documents. No one contacts you for any submission of documents. You choose this yourself as part of the application. You would see available days from where you would pick, could be within the next few days.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ifecttt(m): 5:41am On Sep 12
Hi Good day everyone.
I'm a first time applicant to the UK even though I've been to other countries.
I applied for a visa on the 17th of July for a program I was to attend on the 8th of September(almost 2 months). The Eco called my sponsor on the 5th but I'm yet to get a decision as at date.
My question is sd I retrieve my passport for other things or I sd still chill as I heard that I cd still get the visa even though the event date has passed.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by castiello(m): 8:40am On Sep 12
hello guys i have a training to attend on 11th November do i till have time to submit or i should forget it just scared dont want time to pass me by
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shawnbose: 11:12am On Sep 12
toscott:
Hello all,
Update. Finally got m
Timeline;
Biometrics: July 24 ( Priority Tier 2)
Not straightforward email; August 15
Told my agent of this and i was told it was escalated though i didnt get an email to that effect.
A week after i sent an enquiry to Ukvi and i was sent a mail to fill out the reason for escalation. This i did and sent back but i did not get any response.
My agent sent me a mail on Friday 25th August that d application has been sent to the 'express escalation team' whatever that means.
Got a mail from TLS on Monday 28th that decision has been made and another one later in the day for passport pick up.
Passport picked up today. Visa granted grin from 26th of August(which is a saturday).
Hope this encourages someone. Thanks to all who supported me.
pls I will like to ask, did you submit all your documents in Sheffield or it was collected in Nigeria . I am about to apply as. Spouse dependant for a tier 2 emigrant .
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Kingspartner: 11:20am On Sep 12
ekpotek:


A generic email. Means nothing. Wait for the decision email
Pls in case the travel date (plus employment resumption date) has passed and no decision yet from the Application Centre, Is there any implication?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by FabioPeter: 1:11pm On Sep 12
aremso:
Dear Good pple in the house kindly advice us on the best way to go about it. I am my wife went to the US embassy shortly after our wedding for visa to the us and after the interview, the visa was denied. My wife also went there wen she became pregnant for interview because we wanted to have the baby in the us.We paid hospital bills and got all the necessary documents from the hospital and the dr and proceeded to abuja though she went to dubai b4 this time since we dont have travel history on getting to abuja, the VO said though we have tried but she denied her visa again. Not giving up we reapplied for her again about 2 times after we got more letter again from the dr. but she was denied. Good pple what should we do? should we go to uk first we our baby and the wait a yr to reapply for us visa? kindly advice on what to do next cos some one advice to go to uk 1st then reapply for us visa or i should get the visa 1st? Kindly advice

You have invested a lot on attempt to travel to the US. From my rough calculation over 200k on visa application, over 700k to Dubai to gather points and possibly another 700k to U.K. for points. At lease a further 3.5m on birthing cost in US. Is there a war in Nigeria? If you invest 5m in a business in Nigeria it will likely give good returns.

Anyway may God grant the desire of your heart. Amen.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by skybird1: 1:59pm On Sep 12
Hello guys,
How far with UK, it's the 58th working days today..still nothing..
Applied 20th of June.
Any other June peeps with no decision mail ?

Cheers
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by mightyola: 2:24pm On Sep 12
RetroBoy:

No new developments

Picked up Mine today.Yours?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by melochic: 4:09pm On Sep 12
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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shawnbose: 4:11pm On Sep 12
skybird1:
Hello guys,
How far with UK, it's the 58th working days today..still nothing..
Applied 20th of June.
Any other June peeps with no decision mail ?

Cheers
what type of visa did you apply for ?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by melochic: 4:12pm On Sep 12
I just returned from the US last week Tuesday with a Virgin Atlantic ticket via London. I had to wait 15 hours to connect from LHR to LOS. I didn't have UK Visa and decided to apply for entry at the border force. On arrival at LHR I applied for a visa on arrival and was granted entry into the UK for 24 hours. All I showed the immigration officer was my passport, boarding pass/onward ticket to Nigeria. But mind you it is discretionary. And of course with God on my side all is possible. Highly favoured.

DebsMed:
Good evening all! Please, I'm making a short trip into the US, Canada and back to Nigeria through LHR but I don't have a UK visa and time is limited for me to get a Visitors visa right now. Really want to know if there's actually such a thing as a visa for visitor in transit for me to dash in to the UK and out same day either on my way to North America or on my way back, please. I did read about it somewhere, but I need to understand and be sure how this works. Justwise, frontpagelawyer and others please advise

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by melochic: 4:20pm On Sep 12
I did try and it was successful. I just returned from the US last week Tuesday with a Virgin Atlantic ticket via London. I had to wait 15 hours to connect from LHR to LOS. I didn't have UK Visa and decided to apply for entry at the border force. On arrival at LHR I applied for a visa on arrival and was granted entry into the UK for 24 hours. All I showed the immigration officer was my passport, boarding pass/onward ticket to Nigeria. But mind you it is discretionary.
justwise:


You will not be allowed into the UK without a transit visa/visiting visa but i'm not sure how long it takes to get one.

You can as well try your luck at LHR to see if you will be allowed in, i don't know anybody who has tried this successfully before though.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Bansley: 4:24pm On Sep 12
skybird1:
Hello guys,
How far with UK, it's the 58th working days today..still nothing..
Applied 20th of June.
Any other June peeps with no decision mail ?

Cheers
I know of someone who applied same day in Abuja and he is still waiting.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by themusketeer: 4:31pm On Sep 12
Bansley:

I know of someone who applied same day in Abuja and he is still waiting.

Has the person been rejected a U.K. Visa previously?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shawnbose: 4:35pm On Sep 12
Bansley:

I know of someone who applied same day in Abuja and he is still waiting.
is it spouse visa or normal visa that has long waiting time like this ?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shilex1915: 5:42pm On Sep 12
I am Nigeria citizen and I met British woman citizen on internet.. she is coming to Nigeria to marry me and she want me to follow her to UK when we get married in Nigeria and the woman is Rich ..please it is going to be easy for me to get UK VISA at Embassy and what are they going to request at Embassy And it is compulsory to have money in my bank account and how much I need to have
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 6:34pm On Sep 12
Shilex1915:
I am Nigeria citizen and I met British woman citizen on internet.. she is coming to Nigeria to marry me and she want me to follow her to UK when we get married in Nigeria and the woman is Rich ..please it is going to be easy for me to get UK VISA at Embassy and what are they going to request at Embassy And it is compulsory to have money in my bank account and how much I need to have

Tales By Moonlight...

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by EggPlant: 6:51pm On Sep 12
Shilex1915:
I am Nigeria citizen and I met British woman citizen on internet.. she is coming to Nigeria to marry me and she want me to follow her to UK when we get married in Nigeria and the woman is Rich ..please it is going to be easy for me to get UK VISA at Embassy and what are they going to request at Embassy And it is compulsory to have money in my bank account and how much I need to have
You need to convince the ECO beyond reasonable doubt that it is not a sham marriage with appropriate documentations.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shrinkhal: 7:51pm On Sep 12
Hello guys,

Applied for Tier 2 General on the 16 of August, 2017. Also applied for Tier 2 General visa up yo 3 years for Wifey same time but we had different appointment times on the same day.

TLScontact assessed us as a group and sent off on the 18 of August.

From the timing of the emails received regarding the status of our application. It appears our applications are treated separately which worries me.

I have received an email on the 8 of September that a decision has been made regarding my application and another email to come pick my passport at TLScontact VI lagos. Nothing yet about my wife.

Why were the applications separated?
Aren't they supposed treat the application together? The strength of our application is in my own application package I think.
I worried.

Any ideas?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by buddiemm: 7:59pm On Sep 12
Shrinkhal, what date did you receive an email stating that your application is currently being prepared for consideration? Did both of you applied for Tier 2 general visa under same company? Were both of you interviewed together when you went for submission?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by lightdream: 8:00pm On Sep 12
I greet elders and oga ekpotek.please make una help me I got delayed lately after 90days. I will like to refire in months time against december holiday.i hv an employment history of 4years.I hv the ff doc submitted fr my past app.
Personal bank statement and salary bank statement(6mnths).
Letter of leave and pay slip.
Ghana past trip(declare) and Canada student refusal(nt declare lately I learnt on these thread its misrepresentn)
Pension statement and tax receipt(employer start paying last year).
IV card and letter and utility bills of Brother bn British citizen.(was slated for occasion in July refusal came yesterday)
Sister decided to funds cos of my low acct balance.

Couldn't submit these, I dnt know if would meet up personal circumstance queried:
Sponsor bank statement
My landed property with COO.
My FGN bond and share certificates.
I have most of my funds directed to a invested coy in agricbusiness as an investor inclusive of my balance after printing application bank statement to have ROI from end of these month.(Any need for agreement note because i can't liquidate between now and my next app).
Can my sponsor run a transfer to my acct against the fund queried on my refusal note(hope it won't b lodgement)

Please I will gladly appreciate feed back to help me address my next app.

Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by inphoenix: 8:20pm On Sep 12
Hello all. So I just picked my visa this morning. I was mildly active here in the thick of all the delay that was supposedly due to peak period. Sorry I've been away for some time. It's been quite a journey which I'll like to share here for other visa hopefuls.

I applied in June and was refused after waiting 37 working days. (Almost 2 months)

I reapplied in August addressing issues raised in the refusal notice and visa was issued 10 days after and I picked my passport after exactly 16 working days.

Timelines
Submitted 06/06/2017
Received at U.K.V&I 07/06/2017
Rec'vd @ decision making centre 19/06/2017
15th day mail 27/06/2017
Assessment&collection mails 26/07/2017(application refused on 23/07/2017)

Reapplied after 3weeks 18/08/2017
Received at U.K. V&I 21/08/2017
Rec'vd @ decision making centre 27/08/2017
Assessment&collection mails 11/09/2017 (Visa issued on 5/09/2017)

For those refused, don't be discouraged, reapply and address reasons for refusal if you honestly think mistake was made. If however the reasons for the refusal are genuine, it is advisable to wait till your circumstances improve.

Good luck to everyone here! And thanks to all the gurus ekpotek, brightingsus, justice etc. You all are amazing!!

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Shawnbose: 8:35pm On Sep 12
shrinkhal:
Hello guys,

Applied for Tier 2 General on the 16 of August, 2017. Also applied for Tier 2 General visa up yo 3 years for Wifey same time but we had different appointment times on the same day.

TLScontact assessed us as a group and sent off on the 18 of August.

From the timing of the emails received regarding the status of our application. It appears our applications are treated separately which worries me.

I have received an email on the 8 of September that a decision has been made regarding my application and another email to come pick my passport at TLScontact VI lagos. Nothing yet about my wife.

Why were the applications separated?
Aren't they supposed treat the application together? The strength of our application is in my own application package I think.
I worried.

Any ideas?
. Pls I will like to ask some questions even tho It's not relating to your qs asked. Pls I am about to apply for TIER 2 dependant and I don't know if all supporting documents will be sent to Sheffield or collected in nigeria.
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by justwise(m): 8:40pm On Sep 12
DebsMed:
Good evening all! Please, I'm making a short trip into the US, Canada and back to Nigeria through LHR but I don't have a UK visa and time is limited for me to get a Visitors visa right now. Really want to know if there's actually such a thing as a visa for visitor in transit for me to dash in to the UK and out same day either on my way to North America or on my way back, please. I did read about it somewhere, but I need to understand and be sure how this works. Justwise, frontpagelawyer and others please advise

melochic:
I did try and it was successful. I just returned from the US last week Tuesday with a Virgin Atlantic ticket via London. I had to wait 15 hours to connect from LHR to LOS. I didn't have UK Visa and decided to apply for entry at the border force. On arrival at LHR I applied for a visa on arrival and was granted entry into the UK for 24 hours. All I showed the immigration officer was my passport, boarding pass/onward ticket to Nigeria. But mind you it is discretionary.

DebsMed You got your answer here

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 8:43pm On Sep 12
shrinkhal:
Hello guys,

Applied for Tier 2 General on the 16 of August, 2017. Also applied for Tier 2 General visa up yo 3 years for Wifey same time but we had different appointment times on the same day.

TLScontact assessed us as a group and sent off on the 18 of August.

From the timing of the emails received regarding the status of our application. It appears our applications are treated separately which worries me.

I have received an email on the 8 of September that a decision has been made regarding my application and another email to come pick my passport at TLScontact VI lagos. Nothing yet about my wife.

Why were the applications separated?
Aren't they supposed treat the application together? The strength of our application is in my own application package I think.
I worried.

Any ideas?

Bro, group appointments or submission is only at the TLS. The grouping is for TLS to send off your documents together without separating your documents. However each application is treated on its own merit and there's nothing like group decision on a Uk visa application. Your circumstances would be considered and there's no way you and your wife would have the same circumstances even if you are twins. Your individual personal circumstances are not same as your supporting documents. So when checks are carried out, results would not come at the same time for all the applicants from a group submission.

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Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by Brightingsus: 8:51pm On Sep 12
lightdream:
I greet elders and oga ekpotek.please make una help me I got delayed lately after 90days. I will like to refire in months time against december holiday.i hv an employment history of 4years.I hv the ff doc submitted fr my past app.
Personal bank statement and salary bank statement(6mnths).
Letter of leave and pay slip.
Ghana past trip(declare) and Canada student refusal(nt declare lately I learnt on these thread its misrepresentn)
Pension statement and tax receipt(employer start paying last year).
IV card and letter and utility bills of Brother bn British citizen.(was slated for occasion in July refusal came yesterday)
Sister decided to funds cos of my low acct balance.

Couldn't submit these, I dnt know if would meet up personal circumstance queried:
Sponsor bank statement
My landed property with COO.
My FGN bond and share certificates.
I have most of my funds directed to a invested coy in agricbusiness as an investor inclusive of my balance after printing application bank statement to have ROI from end of these month.(Any need for agreement note because i can't liquidate between now and my next app).
Can my sponsor run a transfer to my acct against the fund queried on my refusal note(hope it won't b lodgement)

Please I will gladly appreciate feed back to help me address my next app.

The primary reason for your refusal is that you overquoted in your budget. Simples!!
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by ladylco: 8:59pm On Sep 12
mightyola:


Picked up Mine today.Yours?

What date did you apply?
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shrinkhal: 9:03pm On Sep 12
buddiemm:
Shrinkhal, what date did you receive an email stating that your application is currently being prepared for consideration? Did both of you applied for Tier 2 general visa under same company? Were both of you interviewed together when you went for submission?

21 of August I received the email about preparation for consideration. No I got the rmployment, she is my dependent. We were not interviewed. I submitted on our behalf but we did the biometrics together
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by shrinkhal: 9:07pm On Sep 12
Shawnbose:
. Pls I will like to ask some questions even tho It's not relating to your qs asked. Pls I am about to apply for TIER 2 dependant and I don't know if all supporting documents will be sent to Sheffield or collected in nigeria.

Submitted mine at TLScontact VI lagos

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