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UK Visa Application Under Process at British High Commission

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UK Settlement Visa

Hello,

My UK Visa application was submitted on 15/05/2012.

It was dispached to the British High Commission on 15/05/2012.

Then it was forwarded to the Islamabad OC.

Now, 28/05/2012, the status of my visa as shown on http://www.ukvisaapplicationstatus.com shows the “Visa application is under process at the British High Commission”

How long does the visa application process take?  And why all the necessary steps?

Thank you!

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  1. Emily Stewart on May 28, 2012 Reply

    Hi Qaisermehmood,

    You can go here to check the UK Visa processing times from your country….

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/general-info/processing-times/

    There are certain steps the need to be taken when reviewing any UK Visa Application. They have to ensure you have no criminal record recorded in the UK and that you meet all the necessary requirements. This is why you see your visa application being passed from one agency to the next. Their are sometimes many offices involved in the approval process.

    Hope this helps.

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  2. Gerald Crawford on May 30, 2012 Reply

    Hello!

    My UK Study Visa has been dispatched to the British High Commission on 22/05/2012 for processing

    My status on http://www.ukvisaapplicationstatus.com shows ‘forwarded to the Islamabad OC’.

    On 30/05/2012 the status still shows the same.

    Can you please tell me what’s next step? When am I expected to be interviewed?

    Thanks!

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    • Nicole Myers on May 30, 2012 Reply

      Hi Gerald,

      This means your visa application is in the final stages of processing. You should hear something within 10-14 days. They will setup your visa interview with you.

      You can always check the status of your visa application here to see if there are any changes… .

      Good luck to you.

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  3. Anthony Boyd on May 30, 2012 Reply

    I got a problem with my UK Visa Application Status
    On the VFS Global Website my application status shows ”forwarded to islamabad OC” but on the UK Visa Application Status Website it shows that I have an invalid reference number!
    What am I doing wrong?

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  4. Craig Young on Jun 01, 2012 Reply

    Hi!

    I submitted my UK Visa Application on 22/05/2012 in Lahore, Pakistan.

    It shows being dispatched to the British High Commission on 22/05/2012 for processing.

    The status on http://www.ukvisaapplicationstatus.com shows ‘forwarded to Islamabad OC’ on 22/05/2012.

    Now still on 01/06/2012, the status shows the same and I didn’t receive any Text or Email for my interview or status update of the proccesing.

    I’m a little worried about this….what can I do?

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  5. Judy Hayes on Jun 13, 2012 Reply

    i have recently applied for uk spouse visa in islamabad
    my application date is 4th april 2012
    my application dispatched to islamabad oc on 4th april 2012
    my application forwarded to british high comission on 19th april 2012
    and still i have got to hear nothing abt it:(
    any idea how long will my visa take? till when will i b able to hear anything abt it? and also i have heard 1ce visa issued i need to travel to uk within three months of time… is that true? i cud find nothing on ukba or gerrys bt its jst ppl all around who travelled already saying abt such rule after visa stamp if i dnt travel within three month my visa will b cancelled is that true?

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  6. Margaret Rivera on Jun 25, 2012 Reply

    Hi i have recently applied for uk spouse visa in islamabad I have submitted my visa application on 08/05/2012
    While from the date of submission till now it shows that form are forwarded to OC Islamabad.08/05/12. From last 6 weeks it is on OC. So please some one let me know about the progress of application and how long will take it. 26/06/12
    I will be highly thank full to you.

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    • Lisa Stewart on Sep 06, 2012 Reply

      Hey Margaret Rivera have u got any update ???????????

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  7. Stephen Ford on Jun 25, 2012 Reply

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    Hi i have recently applied for uk spouse visa in islamabad I have submitted my visa application on 08/05/2012
    While from the date of submission till now it shows that form are forwarded to OC Islamabad.08/05/12. From last 6 weeks it is on OC. So please some one let me know about the progress of application and how long will take it. 26/06/12
    I will be highly thank full to you.

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  8. Kathleen Campbell on Jun 27, 2012 Reply

    hi can i jst help u a bit most visas that lack some documents are in islamabad oc n status doesnt changes…. i ll suggest you to contact gerrrys this case n these days uk visas are taking longer cause of heavy load of application u can check this thing out on ukba…. fingers crossed best of luck n m still waiting for my visas need u ppl to pray for me plz…

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  9. Phillip Cole on Jul 04, 2012 Reply

    hey i ve kind of news i ve heard visa are taking longer these days ppl who have applied before 6th april only those visas are done these days rest ppl who applied after wards will b processed 1ce the previous 1nz are sorted

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  10. Samuel Howard on Jul 04, 2012 Reply

    hey i ve kind of news most of visas are taking longer thse days cause most of visas were applied before rules were changed so those visa that are submitted before 6th april are processed these days n those who applied after that their visas will b processed 1ce the prebious 1nz are done

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  11. Russell Murphy on Jul 07, 2012 Reply

    Hi thank u for u r Info can u tell me what the mean of 1ce and 1nz. And still my application is on OC Islamabad form last 2 mouths now thank u

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  12. Sandra Burns on Jul 11, 2012 Reply

    Hi my wife apply for uk visa in Islamabad from last 2 mouths the application is OC Islamabad so some one helpe me how long will take it in Oc thanks

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  13. Rose Henry on Jul 14, 2012 Reply

    Hello Bobby,
    i am Qadeer Khan n i have applied for UK Settlement Visa on 30th March 2012 n got a text message on 16th of April that ” your visa application is under process at the British High Commission”. Now i want to ask that when did they process my application on 16th April or 30th March (date of submission of application), and my second question is that its been already more than 3 months or 12 weeks so how much time more they can take to have a decision ?

    Waiting for ur reply.
    Tons of thanks.

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  14. Lois Patterson on Jul 25, 2012 Reply

    Best to keep calling the UKBA. You can find their number on their website. You can also keep checking the status at .

    Hope this helps.

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  15. Bobby Stevens on Aug 19, 2012 Reply

    From last 13 weeks my wife  application is in OC Islamabad what is the mean why it is not changing I am all ways checking online tracking Wich is say forward to OC I don’t know will u please some one let me now how long will take it thank you.

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  16. Michael Crawford on Aug 22, 2012 Reply

    hi
    From last 13 weeks my wife application is in OC Islamabad. what is the mean and why it is not changing? I am all ways checking online tracking Which is say forward to OC Islamabad. however mostly application it take 14 days in Islamabad OC to be forwarded to BHC and my wife documents are in OC islamabad since 13 weeks. So please would some one let me know please when my wife documents are going to be forwarded to BHC or British embassy as it took too long time then normal application.
    i will be highly thank full to you.
    my email add is [email protected]

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  17. Irene Washington on Aug 22, 2012 Reply

    hi
    From last 13 weeks my wife application is in OC Islamabad. what is the mean and why it is not changing? I am all ways checking online tracking Which is say forward to OC Islamabad. however mostly application it take 14 days in Islamabad OC to be forwarded to BHC and my wife documents are in OC islamabad since 13 weeks. So please would some one let me know please when my wife documents are going to be forwarded to BHC or British embassy as it took too long time then normal application.
    i will be highly thank full to you.
    my email add is [email protected]

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  18. Marilyn Robertson on Sep 04, 2012 Reply

    I got a problem with my UK Visa Application Status
    On the VFS Global Website my application status shows ”forwarded to islamabad OC” but on the UK Visa Application Status Website it shows that I have an invalid reference number!
    What am I doing wrong?

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  19. Ryan Simmons on Sep 05, 2012 Reply

    Hi
    When did u apply and from how long it is in OC Islamabad .
    My wife application is in OC Islamabad from last 16 weeks. Plz let me know if u hear anything. Thank u

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