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Hi, I’ve decided to start a new timeline thread for 2021, I hope the moderators don’t mind it.

This is a timeline thread for those applying for visas from within the UK. Please copy and paste into a new post and add your dates. Update when you get more information.

This thread is for timelines ONLY. Any comments will be removed.


Type of visa applying for:
Completed online application:
Uploaded documents:

Invited to book a biometric's appointment:
Booked biometric's appointment:

Received email saying visa was granted:
Received BRP:

PLEASE ONLY USE THIS THREAD IF YOU HAVE APPLIED IN 2021.

Note: Your application date is the date you submitted the application NOT when you attended your biometric's appointment.
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M) 5 year route.

Completed, submitted and paid for online application: 5 Jan 2021

Booked biometrics appointment in Croydon (Landsdowne House): booked it on 6 Jan 2021 for an appointment on 2 Feb 2021 (an option to reuse old biometrics from previous 2x FLR(M) did not seem to be an option for me)

Uploaded and submitted documents: 30 Jan 2021

Attended biometrics appointment: 02 Feb 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: waiting....

Received BRP: waiting.....
 

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Visa application made. (8th January)

Biometric appointment (13th January)

Documents submitted (17th January)

Documents received at Sheffield (18th January)

Documents received back (6th January)

Received Visa (13th March)

Overall process took (9 Weeks)
Bear in mind this application was fast tracked.
 

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Type of visa applying for: FLR M
Completed online application: 29 January 2021
Uploaded documents:
15 February 2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment:
29 January 2021
Booked biometric's appointment:
25 February 2021 (Nottingham)

Received email saying visa was granted:
02 March 2021
Received BRP:
waiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M) 5 year route.

Paid for online application: 16/02/2021

Booked biometrics appointment : WOLVERHAMPTON

Uploaded and submitted documents: 26 FEB 2021

Attended biometrics appointment: 26 Feb 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: waiting....

Received BRP: waiting.
 

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Type of visa applying for: FLR (M) extension
Completed online application: 6 Jan 2021
Uploaded documents: 30 Jan 2021 (needed to upload at least 48 hrs before biometric appointment)

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: 6 Jan 2021 (post online application submission)
Booked biometric's appointment: 2 Feb 2021 (London - Croydon)

Received email saying visa was granted: 26 March 2021
Received BRP: waiting
The whole process took just under 12 weeks.

Note: my application may have taken longer as I had a recent Schengen visa refusal.
I am posting here as this forum provided some comfort to me during the process. I was nervous about how long my application was taking! Hope this post helps.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this ...
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 23/03/2021
Identity verified: 23/03/2021
Documents sent: 24/03/2021
Documents delivered: 25/03/2021
Documents received by HM passport: 25/03/2021
Application approved: 01/04/2021
Passport printed and sent: 01/04/2021
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR set (M) 5 year route
Completed online application: 20/01/21
Uploaded documents: 09/02/21

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: 20/01/21
Booked biometric's appointment: 13/02/21

Received email saying visa was granted: waiting
Received BRP: waiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M) 5 year route, standard Non- priority application

Paid for online application: 12/03/2021

Booked biometrics appointment : WOLVERHAMPTON CENTRAL LIBRARY

Uploaded and submitted documents: 7 Apr 2021

Attended biometrics appointment: 7 Apr 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: waiting....

Received BRP: waiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: FLR (M)
Completed online application: 6th April 2021
Uploaded documents: Uploaded Between 6th - 17th April 2021. Submitted 17th April 2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: 6th April 2021 (immediately after submitting application)
Booked biometric's appointment: 1st May 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: ...waiting
Received BRP: ...waiting
 

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SET M (ILR) Timeline :

18/04/2021 - Application form submitted (9am) and Super Priority Service purchased

19-20/04/2021 - Tried to look for a cancellation for biometrics appointment in vain

21/04/2021 - Booked Biometrics Appointment (8am) - Please note, fresh slots are added at 1am and fresh free slots at some centres at 9am. trying to find a cancellation is luck really.

22/04/2021 8.00am - Attended biometrics appointment (Croydon)

22/04/2021 1.20pm - ILR Approval Email received.

??/??/?? BRP card received
 

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Type of visa applying for: Set M (ILR)

Completed online application: 08/12/ 2020

Application form submitted: 05/01/2021 Standard appointment in Southampton

Received text saying my information has now been submitted to UKVI; 05/01/2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: Waiting

Booked biometric's appointment: Waiting

Received email saying visa was granted: Waiting

Received BRP: Waiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M)
Completed online application: 07/02/2021
Uploaded documents: 04/03/2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: Immediately following completion of the online application on 07/02/2021
Booked biometric's appointment: 06/03/2021

Received email saying visa was granted: Awaiting...
Received BRP: Awaiting...
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(AF) *Armed Forces
Completed online application: 25/03/2021
Uploaded documents: Same day

Biometric's appointment booked for: 21/04/2021 *Attended in Cardiff

Received email saying application Successful: 05/05/2021
Received BRP in post: Awaiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M)
Completed online application: 06/05/2021
Uploaded documents: paying extra fee to have completed at biometric appointment.

Invited to book a biometric appointment:
Immediately following completion of the online application on 07/02/2021
Booked biometric appointment: 29/5/2021 (first available appointment) - Cardiff
there were absolutely no free appointments available at any service centre in Southern UK

Received email saying visa was granted:
Awaiting...
Received BRP: Awaiting...
 

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Type of visa applying for: Set M (ILR)

Completed online application: 08/12/ 2020

Application form submitted: 05/01/2021 Standard appointment in Southampton

Received text saying my information has now been submitted to UKVI; 05/01/2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: 05/01/2021

Received email saying visa was granted: 18/05/2021

Received BRP: Waiting
 

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Type of visa applying for: FLR (M)
Completed online application: 6th April 2021
Uploaded documents: Uploaded Between 6th - 17th April 2021. Submitted 17th April 2021

Invited to book a biometric's appointment: 6th April 2021 (immediately after submitting application)
Booked biometric's appointment: 1st May 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: 14th May 2021
Received BRP: 19th May 2021
 

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Type of visa applying for: ILR SET(M) 5 year route.

Completed, submitted and paid for online application: 2 Feb 2021

Booked biometrics appointment in Croydon (Landsdowne House): booked it on 2nd FEB

Uploaded and submitted documents: 5th Feb 2021

Attended biometrics appointment: 18th Feb 2021

Received email saying visa was granted: waiting.... (getting worried now)

Received BRP: waiting.....
 

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Type of visa applying for: SET(M) Priority service
Completed online application: 22/05/2021
Uploaded documents: 22/05/2021

Invited to book a biometric appointment: Following completion of the online application on 22/05/2021
Booked biometric appointment: 09/06/2021 Opted for Liverpool at £71 extra, rather than an earlier Manchester appointment for £138

Received email saying visa was granted: Awaiting...
Received BRP: Awaiting...
 
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