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Old Sep 21st 2017, 4:32 pm   #31
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Very good letter Ian I might be able to attend too if you manage to pull off a meeting with any of the above politicians
I am based in the Manchester area so I can attend also.
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Old Sep 21st 2017, 11:00 pm   #32
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Date of biometrics: 19/04/2017
Place of biometrics: Banjul, The Gambia.
Date of email receipt from Sheffield: 21/04/2017.
Location constituency of sponsors MP: North Oxfordshire.
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I guess they won't be using Apple Macs! Then again they could be, all that money they could each buy a Macbook and new iPhone X.
Why can't Siri run the UKVI Contact Centre? I asked her and she just searched the web for me on why she can't. Admittedly, that's more than the UKVI Contact Centre will do (they tell you to search their website).

I did ask her how many Apple Store geniuses does it take to screw in a lightbulb though.
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 8:17 am   #34
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Why can't Siri run the UKVI Contact Centre? I asked her and she just searched the web for me on why she can't. Admittedly, that's more than the UKVI Contact Centre will do (they tell you to search their website).

I did ask her how many Apple Store geniuses does it take to screw in a lightbulb though.
I'm intrigued to know what the reply back was than
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 10:25 am   #35
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i made a chart to visually see quickly who has been waiting the longest and see who is next in line to reach the 24 week mark and may receive news.
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i made a chart to visually see quickly who has been waiting the longest and see who is next in line to reach the 24 week mark and may receive news.
Fingers crossed it is soon! I'm praying for all of us'
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 11:01 am   #37
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I'm intrigued to know what the reply back was than
A thousand. One to screw it in, and 999 to blog about it.

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Why not just use the iPhone backlight?

On a separate point, I just received a request for payment of my daughter's IHS surcharge!! I received that immediately after the following email to which I said "WTF?!?" Fingers crossed this is a sign of positive things to come!

Thank you for applying for a UK visa. Your visa application has been received and is under consideration. We aim to process non settlement applications within 15 working days (unless you have opted for the Priority Visa service), and settlement applications within 60 working days.

Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.

We will write to you again if there is any change to this. Please do not attend the Visa Application Centre until you have been advised that your application has been decided and that your passport is ready for collection.

Kind Regards,

UK Decision Making Centre
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 11:57 am   #38
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A thousand. One to screw it in, and 999 to blog about it.

Or

Why not just use the iPhone backlight?

On a separate point, I just received a request for payment of my daughter's IHS surcharge!! I received that immediately after the following email to which I said "WTF?!?" Fingers crossed this is a sign of positive things to come!

Thank you for applying for a UK visa. Your visa application has been received and is under consideration. We aim to process non settlement applications within 15 working days (unless you have opted for the Priority Visa service), and settlement applications within 60 working days.



Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.

We will write to you again if there is any change to this. Please do not attend the Visa Application Centre until you have been advised that your application has been decided and that your passport is ready for collection.

Kind Regards,

UK Decision Making Centre
H Matt did the HO send you your IHS reference number after payment. I got a reference number for my payment but not the former. i emailed the payment details to the IHS section so i guess they can pick it up from there.
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:03 pm   #39
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H Matt did the HO send you your IHS reference number after payment. I got a reference number for my payment but not the former. i emailed the payment details to the IHS section so i guess they can pick it up from there.
Can confirm that in my case, they generated a new IHS reference number. But when I clicked on the link to make payment, my son's name was there. Yes, should email them both the origin and the new reference numbers.

When the deadline of payment passed, I clicked on the link again and was shocked to see the message like you have missed to make the payment within the given deadline. Got panicked for a second but when I called them, they confirmed that the payment had been recognised. Just in case you experience the same thing.
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:06 pm   #40
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Can confirm that in my case, they generated a new IHS reference number. But when I clicked on the link to make payment, my son's name was there. Yes, should email them both the origin and the new reference numbers.

When the deadline of payment passed, I clicked on the link again and was shocked to see the message like you have missed to make the payment within the given deadline. Got panicked for a second but when I called them, they confirmed that the payment had been recognised. Just in case you experience the same thing.
just received email from them confirming reference number, (which was within the transaction number) how am i supposed to know that!. Any how another hurdle circumvented!

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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:09 pm   #41
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i will ring my MP again today to ask if he knows anymore and explain what i have done and thank him. At least this week some positive news for the weekend!
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:16 pm   #42
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i made a chart to visually see quickly who has been waiting the longest and see who is next in line to reach the 24 week mark and may receive news.
wow that is impressive
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:21 pm   #43
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H Matt did the HO send you your IHS reference number after payment. I got a reference number for my payment but not the former. i emailed the payment details to the IHS section so i guess they can pick it up from there.
Yes indeed. Here's I received it via email below. I included the IHS payment reference in my email back to [email protected], which included and IHSxxxxxxPAxx payment string with the year, month, date and time following. Is that correct?

TRANSACTION CONFIRMATION

Please retain for your records.

Thank you

The online payment for your Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) has been safely and securely processed by WorldPay, on behalf of UK Visas & Immigration

(UKV&I). This payment will be shown on your card/ bank statement as 'Imm Health Surcharge'.

Transaction Reference

The transaction reference for your payment of AUD 1,020.00 is IHSxxxxxxxxxx|YYYY-MM-DDTTTTTTT. On completion of your IHS application you will also be emailed a copy of your IHS reference number, which you will need for your immigration application.
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i will ring my MP again today to ask if he knows anymore and explain what i have done and thank him. At least this week some positive news for the weekend!
Done that too!
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Old Sep 22nd 2017, 12:24 pm   #45
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Yes indeed. Here's I received it via email below. I included the IHS payment reference in my email back to [email protected], which included and IHSxxxxxxPAxx payment string with the year, month, date and time following. Is that correct?

TRANSACTION CONFIRMATION

Please retain for your records.

Thank you

The online payment for your Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) has been safely and securely processed by WorldPay, on behalf of UK Visas & Immigration

(UKV&I). This payment will be shown on your card/ bank statement as 'Imm Health Surcharge'.

Transaction Reference

The transaction reference for your payment of AUD 1,020.00 is IHSxxxxxxxxxx|YYYY-MM-DDTTTTTTT. On completion of your IHS application you will also be emailed a copy of your IHS reference number, which you will need for your immigration application.
yes that is correct
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