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IT fast-track visas - so how long did yours take to process?

IT fast-track visas - so how long did yours take to process?

Old Dec 3rd 2001, 11:59 am
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I keep reading posts on here about IT visa applications being fast-tracked. Has anyone actually got their visa quickly in this way, and can you tell me how long it took? I know IT workers are being given priority, but instead of taking 12-15 months to process, what sort of timescale can I expect for my husband's IT application? Are we looking at, say, 6 weeks or 6 months??
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Old Dec 3rd 2001, 12:08 pm
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Hi Jacqui,

My visa took 7 weeks to come through after I applied in May. I sent in everything required (ACS assessment, police check and medicals) at the time I applied which I think sped up the process. I have read about people who applied before me and are still waiting in this forum so I think each case is different.

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Old Dec 3rd 2001, 2:23 pm
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I applied in June, had medicals and police records done in August, have not heard
anything since. And Yes, I am in IT.

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Old Dec 3rd 2001, 2:55 pm
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Hi Jacqui,

We started the whole process in July 2001 and we're issued our visas in November 2001. A rough guide to our process follows:

July 2001 - application sent to ACS Assessment
August 2001 - received positive ACS Assessment
September 2001 - submitted application to DIMA, London
October 2001 - submitted police reports
Beg November 2001 - submitted medical reports
End November 2001 - visa issued.

We didn't wait for DIMA to contact us with regards to the police and medical reports which I think helped with the speed of our application.

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Myrica

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Old Dec 4th 2001, 8:38 am
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Hi Jacqui, I have made my application(IT) in May 2001 to Embassy in Ankara. I have
been requested for Medicals. I have completed them. I have received my PreGrant
letter and Change of Circumstances form at the beginning of September. I have
submitted the form immediately back to the Embasssy. Since then i haven't heard
anything from the Embassy. Yes, i am an IT applicant with an assesment of
occupation in MODL.

Good Luck To Your Husband. I wish He will not wait as much as i have.It is really not
only applying for a Visa, it is also teaching yourself patience to wait for something
that you want so much.

Regards Ahmet

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