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Old Oct 6th 2017, 7:57 am   #1906
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Applying from: Bangkok
Biometric date: 28th April
Receipt from Sheffield: 5th May 2017
No contact for 12 weeks then not straightforward email and asked for documents within 7 days: 24th July

Documents sent: 26th July

No news whatsoever for several weeks. Phoned call centre hundreds of times, escalated 5-6 times (useless), contacted MP MANY timed. My husband had a meeting with MP too. He didn't give up.
Got another not straightforward email end of August (since we demanded an answer from call centre/ or from MP enquiring, I think?)

Received email that they will aim to do it before 31st October (even though 24 weeks is 13th October). This was a blanket email to many on 25th September.

Received phone call from Bangkok embassy asking for the same documents that Sheffield had asked for: 3rd October
(Resent to them right away)

Another call from embassy asking new travel intention date: 4th October

Got Decision made email (from VFS not Sheffield): 4th October
*not recognised shows on the tracking page & appears inactive for months now

Received visa by post: 6th October
VISA GRANTED!

Total 22+ weeks till decision was made. 23 weeks exactly till I got my passport back

I have to say, keep calling your MP to follow up. I think that makes a difference. Also trust in the Lord. It will come!

I remember reading others' positive news and wondering if my turn will ever come.
It has been a very stressful time - thank you everybody for your support on these forums. I hope my experience will help give someone hope too.
Congratulations PinkDia
Am also wondering if my own turn will ever come
So happy for u
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:16 am   #1907
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My application/passport is due back tomorrow and I'm not quite sure if I have the courage to open it 😶 congrats to all that have received their visas and good luck to all those still waiting x
Congratulations pls keep us posted for sure your visa is in it
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:30 am   #1908
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is there any new News
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:31 am   #1909
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Congratulations pls keep us posted for sure your visa is in it
was it a non priority when did you submit your documents
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:33 am   #1910
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Congratulations PinkDia
Am also wondering if my own turn will ever come
So happy for u
hmmm me too
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:54 am   #1911
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Congratulations to all those with recent decision made emails and visa's granted.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:55 am   #1912
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Congratulations to all those with recent decision made emails and visa's granted.
you guys are so lucky unlike us that are still waiting
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 8:56 am   #1913
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you guys are so lucky unlike us that are still waiting
Hang in there and you will be one of those that will get their visa.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:01 am   #1914
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Hang in there and you will be one of those that will get their visa.
I won't know what to do when I even get a mail that it's ready that day would be the happiest day ever in my life
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:03 am   #1915
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We will be okay. Let’s keep the faith
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:08 am   #1916
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We will be okay. Let’s keep the faith
I hope so
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:13 am   #1917
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Originally Posted by PinkDia View Post
Sharing timeline. I hope this helps someone
Applying from: Bangkok
Biometric date: 28th April
Receipt from Sheffield: 5th May 2017
No contact for 12 weeks then not straightforward email and asked for documents within 7 days: 24th July

Documents sent: 26th July

No news whatsoever for several weeks. Phoned call centre hundreds of times, escalated 5-6 times (useless), contacted MP MANY timed. My husband had a meeting with MP too. He didn't give up.
Got another not straightforward email end of August (since we demanded an answer from call centre/ or from MP enquiring, I think?)

Received email that they will aim to do it before 31st October (even though 24 weeks is 13th October). This was a blanket email to many on 25th September.

Received phone call from Bangkok embassy asking for the same documents that Sheffield had asked for: 3rd October
(Resent to them right away)

Another call from embassy asking new travel intention date: 4th October

Got Decision made email (from VFS not Sheffield): 4th October
*not recognised shows on the tracking page & appears inactive for months now

Received visa by post: 6th October
VISA GRANTED!

Total 22+ weeks till decision was made. 23 weeks exactly till I got my passport back

I have to say, keep calling your MP to follow up. I think that makes a difference. Also trust in the Lord. It will come!

I remember reading others' positive news and wondering if my turn will ever come.
It has been a very stressful time - thank you everybody for your support on these forums. I hope my experience will help give someone hope too.
Very much happy for you Pinkdia.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:36 am   #1918
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Received phone call from Bangkok embassy asking for the same documents that Sheffield had asked for: 3rd October
(Resent to them right away)

Another call from embassy asking new travel intention date: 4th October

Got Decision made email (from VFS not Sheffield): 4th October
*not recognised shows on the tracking page & appears inactive for months now

Received visa by post: 6th October
VISA GRANTED!
Congratulations! Really happy for you.
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 9:53 am   #1919
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Congratulations! Really happy for you.
Congrats to all of who received their visa !! I have noticed that only bangok applicabts are receiving approval so far. Anyone from Paris Francr over 115 days please?
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 10:28 am   #1920
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Any recent Pakistan applicants received decision made emails/visa's?
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