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1371. Posted by smilyn (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Quoting deniseong

Hi smilyn

How's your application status now?

Hi deniseong,

My status still unknown :( I calculated that they used 13 working days to give you an answer. Mine right now is also 13 days. My application status stated like following:

"Your application is still being processed. Please avoid calling/emailing the Application Centre or the High Commission for an update. The website will be updated as soon as the documents are ready for collection.... "

I wonder should i give them a call or just wait patiently? Actually in the beginning i don't mind to wait. But the raya holidays and weekend make me getting nervous.

1372. Posted by deniseong (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

Quoting smilyn

Quoting deniseong

Hi smilyn

How's your application status now?

Hi deniseong,

My status still unknown :( I calculated that they used 13 working days to give you an answer. Mine right now is also 13 days. My application status stated like following:

"Your application is still being processed. Please avoid calling/emailing the Application Centre or the High Commission for an update. The website will be updated as soon as the documents are ready for collection.... "

I wonder should i give them a call or just wait patiently? Actually in the beginning i don't mind to wait. But the raya holidays and weekend make me getting nervous.

Don't worry,my status is same as yours...Em....maybe they are busy with the student application gua...I also don't have any idea on them,as my interview had been postponed by high commision until November...in fact,i worried if i would be affected by the new tier 5as well,but someone confirm with me on this already....so,let me know if have any updates to your application la...good luck

1373. Posted by smilyn (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Quoting deniseong

Quoting smilyn

Quoting deniseong

Hi smilyn

How's your application status now?

Hi deniseong,

My status still unknown :( I calculated that they used 13 working days to give you an answer. Mine right now is also 13 days. My application status stated like following:

"Your application is still being processed. Please avoid calling/emailing the Application Centre or the High Commission for an update. The website will be updated as soon as the documents are ready for collection.... "

I wonder should i give them a call or just wait patiently? Actually in the beginning i don't mind to wait. But the raya holidays and weekend make me getting nervous.

Don't worry,my status is same as yours...Em....maybe they are busy with the student application gua...I also don't have any idea on them,as my interview had been postponed by high commision until November...in fact,i worried if i would be affected by the new tier 5as well,but someone confirm with me on this already....so,let me know if have any updates to your application la...good luck

I have confident that the new tier 5 won't affect our application. They cannot mix together or simply change. Right now i just calm myself by taking your advice about the student application. I agree with you because my friend have to wait awhile for her student visa too. She got it pretty late and went to UK pretty rush recently. So, for us WHM have to wait for some time. The waiting time is very torturing. Yea... cross my fingers that everything will be alright.

1374. Posted by natashaaa (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

hi, i actually am in doubt. i will be submitting my bankbook and my dad's bankbook as well. so i am aware that i have to submit photocopies of my bankbook as well. therefore i would like to ask whether does the bankbook need to be authorised? i mean, are the bank required to stamp in the bankbook? or only the photocopies need to be stamped?

1375. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

For those who are wondering why it is so hard to get an appointment and why their interview sessions were postponed, this article on the interview with the British High Commissioner should shed some light:

Quoting The Star Online

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Keeping our fingers crossed
By Paul Gabriel

...

Q: I would like to raise the issue of Malaysian students enduring a nerve-wrecking experience in obtaining visas to go to the UK. I know personally of one case where a student’s visa was approved hours before her flight to London. Many others missed their flights because visas were not issued on time. What happened?

A: First of all, it had absolutely nothing to do with what we’ve been discussing, the Visa Waiver Test. We always have a peak (student) season in late August, September through early October as that’s when the bulk of student applications are submitted.

This year we had more than double the number of officers who were able to take applications but we had a lot of very bad luck. One had an emergency operation, another was taken seriously ill and a third had to travel back to the UK.

Almost overnight, we were down from five people to two and this had a massive impact at an early stage in the visa season. We got behind early on and I’m afraid that meant we stayed behind right through the four, five weeks when the bulk of applications came in. I think we did a reasonably good job in the end but I’m very conscious that we caused a lot of parents anxiety.

Many people I know who had sons and daughters going to the UK were seriously worried if visas would be issued on time. Most did but often it was very close to the time of departure and in some cases, you’re right, people had to put their departures back. I very much regret that, it is not intentional. It is just about the simple mechanics of getting the visas out.

We’re looking very closely at what went wrong to make sure it does not repeat next year.

...

Read the full article

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1376. Posted by deniseong (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

Dear Hien

Thanks for this article.I just recall back the phone session i had with a VFS officer on last Friday.The VFS officer told me that: Due to something happen in High Comm, your interview section had been postponed." Now I just realised what did he mean of "something happen in high commission".......

1377. Posted by aidy_ash84 (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

hai.just to ask.when im submitting the doc.does it compulsory to provide the original doc along with the photocopied?
for all the photocopied its all have been cope and certified.
and will they return back the original copy to me if i provided everything together.

1378. Posted by simonwong (Budding Member 46 posts) 8y

yes you need to submit the original copy with the photocopy. no need to certified as the original speak the tthe word.

but for the bank statement i just submit the photocopied certified by the bank officer.

they will return back the original back to you

dun worry so much

regards,
simon

1379. Posted by natashaaa (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

can someone please tell me. i actually have a sponsor from UK who is a British citizen. i was told by the visa centre that i need to submit the bio-data page of his passport to prove his UK immigration status.

So i wanna know if i can just submit a photocopied one? or does the photocopied passport page needs to be certified in UK?

1380. Posted by aidy_ash84 (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

Quoting simonwong

yes you need to submit the original copy with the photocopy. no need to certified as the original speak the tthe word.

but for the bank statement i just submit the photocopied certified by the bank officer.

they will return back the original back to you

dun worry so much

regards,
simon

thanx simon.
im going to submit all those doc today 9oct 12.45pm...