British Home Secretary commits to providing an efficient visa service in Pakistan

During his visit to Pakistan the British Home Secretary Alan Johnson assured the Pakistan Government that the UK Border Agency is committed to providing an efficient visa service to its customers and is working hard to reduce visa processing times. He said he recognised and regretted the distress that had been caused to legitimate applicants due to IT problems experienced during the summer. During his visit to Pakistan, Mr Johnson toured the UK Border Agency offices in Islamabad and was reassured by staff that they will be able to reduce the waiting time for visa applications to 15 working days in November, in line with global customer service standards. The Home Secretary said “We have introduced tough checks around the world for anyone applying for a visa to enter the UK, with applications checked for fraud and forgery, with individuals fingerprinted and checked against a range of watch-lists. We have also taken every step to ensure the rules are clear, with advice on the application process is available on our website.”
Source: http://www.ukvacpk.com/

933 Comments

    1. Kashif Pervaiz

      Hello,
      I submitted my passport on 14 july 2009 along with call letter for 6 months VISIT VISA but almost 6months & 15days goes I didn’t receive any update. I called (Gerry office) many times but they only say your file is in process. Anyone please tell me What I do, please e-mail me on kashif_pervaiz@hotmai.com

  1. waseem

    @angry lad, hi i am hopful too but here i would like to tell some facts…
    at first i like to explain that i am not waiting for return of my passport because i didnt apply for UK Visa, in past i have visited london and i will submit my passport in some better time, i just come here at this blog to read the visa problem of my brothers and sisters. i feel as nation we dont think, one of my best friend working in british embassy in karachi, many time he discuss that if people boycott UK visa then you will see authorities of border immigration agency will be shocked and they will change policy for us. but other side one main problem is we dont have unity and we apply madly, because of this they play with us and earns a lot lot by the people of pakistan…
    Goodluck all Pakistan…

    1. Angry lad

      @waseem, Yes bro you are absolutely right and it is relly good that you are getting all the necessary information right now through this blog.However, there is one more problem comes on us… After applying to the UK colleges, many of them have been suspended by UKBA.. …. which is really sad…

  2. samina

    i hope every one has better luk than me cus i hve had none i submitted my passport at gerrys after apeeal allowd case for a visit visa on the 19 may and still not had that call to say come and pick it up.iv calld them a few times and they just say we are in the process.anyone in the same possition as me plz let me know cus waiting is stressing me out because everyone i know has got it bak in 3.5 months and mine has been 4.5 months.

    1. Ahsan

      @samina, Hi samina i have submitted my passport on 17 April 2009 and still waiting so dont you worry you are not alone. My luk is similar like you. Any one whos waiting more than 5 months please write comments

  3. sonia

    @Maham,

    asu r saying tht ur app was in abudhabi before n suddenly it vanished…it really is quite confusing,

    hopefully ull hear from them soon bout current status n location of ur passport

    just keep on praying n don worry

    inshAllah everything would b fine

    best of luck

    may Allah help u, me n all…ameen

  4. w4r_m4chine@live.com

    plz can any one tell me that how long it takes BHC to send the call letter for submitting the pasport after allowed appeal.Mine was allowed and its more than 7 weeks,no response from BHC. :S

    1. Angry lad

      @w4r_m4chine@live.com, well, BHC often send call letter within 4-6 weeks ,but if you have not receieved it yet, then you should send them reminders. As far as I can tell, Call Letter delay is resonabale because, there are lots of people waiting for their passports since Marach, June, July and August. That is the reason why, I would suggest you to wait 2 weeks more , inshallah you will get ur call in letter soon… Just pray for us .. Our passports trapped at British Deputy High Commission ,Islamabad.

  5. Haider

    @samina there are a lots of people is the same situation honey I am waiting for my settlement visa more then 4 months but still is nothing. I submitted my passport on 21 of May 2009 but still waiting there is nothing we can do honey just take it easy and pray for your self and also pray for us. ALLAH give us some good news soon

    1. samina

      @Haider, thank you for the piesce of mind atleast i know that im not the only one out htere stil waiting for pp.plz keep me posted if u have any news.will pray for u and everyone out there inshallah we shud hve some good news soon.

    1. Rani

      @Waqar, Nothing as yet.I can’t believe how many people have been waiting more then 12weeks why say 12weeks when they can’t deliver in 12weeks so annoying!!!!

      1. Waqar

        @Rani,
        Ya it is annoying but hope fully not much wait for you couple of more weeks i think as fresh cases they will deal first.May Allahtala help us all.
        Regards

      2. Waqar

        @Rani,
        sister your is new fresh case and our is allowed appeal settlment case they are not much bother about our they are taking time but fresh applications time frame is mentioed but our cases no time frame last year they took 62 working days on my case anyway don’t much worry inshallah ur hubby will have visa.
        Regards

        1. Rani

          @Waqar, Thanks Waqar do dua for me please. There is no time frame really I know people who have submitted fresh app for settlement since May but have had no response.We just have to be patient at the end of the day my husband will come when Allah Mian wishes.

      3. Waqar

        @Rani,
        MY prays for you and all others who are waiting for there pp.You are right that some people waiting for long time even fresh cases.But after allowed appeal cases situation is more worse some people waiting more then 6 months anway we can only pray from Allahtal that soon we will reunite with our patners and family.
        Regards

  6. waseem

    Attention:
    my all brothers and sisters please read carefully the statement from UK visa authorities, they only said “UK Border Agency is committed to providing an efficient visa service to its customers and UK Border Agency offices in Islamabad and was reassured by staff that they will be able to reduce the waiting time for visa applications to 15 working days in November” please notice in this statement UK Border Agency not committed for shifting back visa section to Islamabad they only committed to reduce the time in November.

    1. Abid Khan

      @waseem, Dear Waseem well bro i’ve submitted my PP on 30th June this year against call letter ( HSMP Tier-1) and since then i m waiting.
      I was being told by a responsbile person in Islamabad that all Call Letter cases plus appeal etc will be sorted out now swiftly. In my case its been now 17 weeks since i’ve submitted my PP. In the meantime i m stuck in Pak as i m working for Nokia Siemens in Tashkent and imagine
      i cannot fly back due to My PP problem. do u have any info bro???? pls share and if possbile call me on
      03075448886 Thnx

  7. The FLUX Inc.

    @sana dont worry.all will be ok by the Grace of ALLAH.my case is a student appeal winning case n i am waiting from 4 months. my classes has started in uk.so dont worry.
    @samina same message for you.

    1. hh_Triplle@yahoo.com

      @The FLUX Inc., Buddy I have sent you an email but you didnt reply? I Think you havent received it. However, kindly let me know about your college registraton? By this I mean that, Has it been registered or still suspended?? I believe that, your delay caused by ur college not embassy because appeal cases people have got their passport back within 2 or 3 months . Similarly, 2 months passed since i resubmitted my passport at gerrys karachi after winning appeal. Lets see whats gonna happen , We can just pray to Almighty Allah. Hope for the best…

      Regards,

  8. Ali (Bio-issue)

    @Maham, inshAllah you will get a reply soon from both islamabad and abu-dhabi because they have to reply in this case asap cauz a costumer has no whereabouts about of the passport ..i am also working on draft which i will mail to the home office uk regarding the delays, lets c what happens..as i told u the operator in abu-dhabi suggests me to wait another 2 weeks, im still trying hard requesting my uni to issue furthur extension

    1. sonia

      @Maham, did u ask bhc abudhabi if it is possible tht ur pp wz already processed in abudhabi thts why they removed it frm the system?

      its really so confusing, what was the last time u called abudhabi? when they told u tht ur app is underprocess?

      don b depressed maham it wont do any good, they all are answerable as uve got every single right to know bout ur pp’s where abouts, don panic

      wait for their reply, hopefully inshAllah ull hear from them soon

      just keep on praying

      may Allah help u n all of us…ameen

  9. sana

    @ Casper & rocky111
    guys i think we shd go to gerrys office..perhaps they have our pp.ppl say that their pp were held by gerry and they took it when they went 2 their office..

  10. w4r_m4chine@live.com

    @ angry lad,I ve to also pass from this stressing situation,hope u ppl get ur pasports shortly.Inshallah
    im waiting for BHC call,although ive sent them reminders.but no response yet.

  11. casper

    okay lets try it sana.
    abhi tou weekend aa gaya hay. i’ll go on monday and tell em that i got their call at security check. ive to make an imp decision next week. if i dont get my passport back, it will be the worst thing ever happened to me.

    i hate them.

  12. sana

    @ casper & raza khan
    what i think that our pp is with gerrys not the embassy.cos in the email from abu dhabi they said they have processed our applications and we will hear shortly from gerry so i suggest that our pp is with gerry or ALLAH knows where?its weekend but next week is the most important 4 me 2..

    1. sonia

      @sana, u can try by goin to gerry’s but ur app z processed in abu dhabi, from abudhabi it goes to bhc isl where ur visa is stamped but due to visa app huge amount of backlog bhc isl z not able to function efficiently,

      if gerry’s ppl hv got ur pp they hv no reason to keep it with them,

      but if u hv doubts then just go n check for ur own satisfaction n plzz just do let us know if u go

      best of luck

      may Allah help u n all of us…ameen

    1. samina

      @Haider, yep haider i know thanks anyway iv read the processing times before they are for the processing times for fresh cases and time from when u appeal til the decision is made i dont realy think it is from when we give our pp to gerryes till we recieve them though.do u think im right?

  13. Angry lad

    @Rocky111, If we take extension letter by University/College,What’s the best way to send it ? Any sepcial procedure for that? bro,I m asking because BHC seems to me very careless and they might lose our extension letter that is why.

    Regards,
    Aaadil from Khi

    1. waseem

      @Angry lad, Dear sis if you have received a letter of extension from college/university then you can try as follows:
      You may write a letter to your nearest Deputy High Commissioner or Head of visa section, explain them when you apply and now you have extension from your institution and request them for special facilitation because of you future, include more facts in support of your application

      1. Murtaza

        @waseem,
        There is no point in sending an extension letter to the High Commission if a decision on your application has been made. You may consider sending an extension letter if your application is still in process and requires a decision to be made on your application.

    1. inayat

      @sana,
      i am also from peshawar. i applied to uni of sunderland. applied for my visa on 19th august. decision made on 8th sep and still waiting for my visa. my extension will expire on 12th october.
      when u applied? and which uni?

  14. Angry lad

    Yesterday I saw UKBA sponsor registration of college in which our college was listed out. I telephoned my college administration they said, College will be register after 2 weeks, tension is every where……….

  15. Haider

    @samina yes honey we shall receive some thing in this month INSHALLAH. I think there just a little time left because 2 weeks before I asked my solicitor I haven’t got any thing in 4 months why that much wait for visa. he just told me you shall know defiantly some thing in this month because my solicitor he lives in UK maybe he know that why I say honey. Ok honey where you submitted your passport. INSHALLAH when you shall get your visa honey so where you will go to in UK. Me I will go to HULL Kingdom its one hour from Leeds honey. That place is called east Yorkshire maybe you know honey

    1. samina

      @Haider, yes i went 2 years ago as a visitor and im gona be going again inshallah soon as a visitor again i gave my pp to gerrys office in islamabad.were did u give urs?and im goin to manchester in uk yes its about 1 hour drive from hull iv been there aswell on my last visit

  16. nasir mahmood

    kuj ounj ve rahwa okhian sen kuj gal vich ghama da tauk ve see.
    kuj england de log ve zalim san ku saano aawen da
    shok ve see.good luck with you all and khuda kre aap sub ko visa mill jaye.

  17. Raza khan

    guys plz yeh news zara search karo and cofirm karo k kia GHC attack ki waja se ISL BHC close hogaya hai for security purposes?? plz confirm karo every 1!

    1. angry lad from karachi

      @Raza khan, no yar , It cant be…. hum pehlay say intezar kar kay thak chukay hain, aur agar ye close ho giya tu, mazeed hamay wait karna paray ga… OOO God help us…..

      1. Raza khan

        @ waseem and angry lad
        yar Allah karey esa naa ho but ho b sakta hai :@ kuch pata nae waseem haan bhai plz confirm this ! otherwise tell us so that we wont hope that our PP will be in our hands sooon!!

  18. Haider

    @samina .. I have also submitted my pp Gerry office in Islamabad. But me I am living in Peshawar. I am also very board from this waiting.I know you too …. But no choice we have to wait …until they let we know. You will visit to your family ….. or no you have some relative there or friends. Happily we get our pp soon because this waiting make us ill … it’s very hard to wait. But ALLAH knows why they make us to wait maybe for good …edited by moderator.

    1. Keep_the_Limits

      @Haider,

      I am sure you won’t mind if somebody calls your sis as honey on a public forum ?

      If you do mind then accept my sincere apologies first, as I don’t want to hurt you bro.

      I am glad you are trying to be more polite and want to speak gently, but at the same time you are trying to seek attention by using some words which we only used for beloved and quite simply for relationship of husband/wife.

      No one will discourage you to have friendship with opposite gender, but for a purpose. On this forum, people share their experience about visa processing and assist each other with their knowledge and info, and we don’t want this forum is to be used for any other purpose.

      Hope you understand our request.

      1. Abid Khan

        @Keep_the_Limits, Bravo Bravo. Well dear trust me you’ve sopken my mind. Its extremely disgusting to use this kind of words ” Honey ” on public forums like the one we’ve.
        Anyway to blame Mr Haider only wont be fair i guess, as the other party seems to be relax and have no reservations.
        But again you are damn rite & i like ur spirit.
        tc

    2. samina

      @Haider, hi there haider it looks like that some people out there are geting offended the way you speak but everyone has there own way ov thinking.anyway just wanted you to know that i got a call from gerrys today inshallah i wil go tomorrow and pik my passport.i think you shud recieve a call this week aswell sometime inshallah let me know.

      1. nasir mahmood

        hi SAMINA
        MY MOTHER AND BROTHER HAVE SUBMITTED THER PASSPORTS AFTER ALLOWED APPEAL WITH CALLING LETTER ON 20 MAY 2009 IN MIRPUR GERRY OFFICE AND STILL WAITING.AND YOU GOT CALL FROM GERRY TODAY INSHALLAH YOU WILL GET YOUR VISA AND PLEASE PRAY FOR ME I HAVE NOT SEEN MY MOTHER FROM LAST 3 YEARS.AND PLEASE SOON AS YOU GET YOUR PASSPORTS BACK CHEK WITCH DATE THE VISA WAS APPROVED AND IF YOU COULD TELL ME PLESSSSSSE.

      1. Abid Khan

        @samina, Hi Honey. I am sure you’ll be very relaxed in Manchester. Keep it up Honey. Honey have a safe journey. HOney look after urself. Honey dont worry abt Haider. He’ll be fine Honey. ( LOLz)

  19. angry lad from khi

    No one seems to getting E-mail reply by BHC. I think they involved their computer operators too in order to help them on reducing time framework.lol.

    But sadly, we appeal victims cant do anything except waiting…. Yar Raza Khan, My course commencement date is 26th of Ocober and now I am in doubt wheather they will return my passport before 26 or after course start date, seriously, cant understand what to do?

    1. waseem

      @angry lad, naraz khatoon do you apply for the review of decision or appeal against decision? because appeal take time while review on previous decision possibly can be done fastly…

      1. angry lad from Khi

        @waseem, this is not naraz khatoon, this is Naraz larka by BHC islamabad. I win my appeal under old rule not administrative review.

        Raza khan, thanks for your encouragment.

        1. angry lad from Khi

          @waseem, no yar not a problem bro… Actually I have been waiting since 2 months. Therefore due to frustration I decided to Name myself as an Angry Lad, ha ha

          Whereas, my real name is Adil.

          There is no need to say sorry… ***CHEERS***

    2. Raza khan

      @angry lad from khi, inshAllah ure PP will be in ure hand before this commencement date InshAllah yar dua k ilawa kuch nae karsakte hum….actually u r ryt they r too busy to mail us lol!

  20. Haider

    @samina …edited
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  21. Haider

    @Weird: Hello bro I think …edited
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    1. samina

      @Haider, hi there haider just leave them i dont even bother replyin to people with a mind like that dont let it get to you.anyway i wil pray for you inshallah you wil hear somthing very soon

  22. The FLUX Inc.

    bohat tension ha yaar.4 month ho gaye intezaar karte huwe after student allowed appeal…college bhi list se out ho geya aur classes bhi start ho gaienn…ALLAH hi kher kare bas….app sab doston se special dua ki darkhawast ha.
    Thanks n Regards.
    Engineer.UMAR

    1. angry lad from karachi

      @The FLUX Inc., Yar umer, dont worry , everything will be ok. INSHALLAH. Bro, my college is listed out as well, but college administration assured me that, college name will re-apper soon. By the way, who informed you about your college suspension? I mean Embassy or you searched on UKBA website?

      Regards,

    1. angry lad from karachi

      @The FLUX Inc., My college is B.I.C. It was good college but dont know what happend suddenly it was just listed out. kiya app ko Embassy nay college kay suspension kay baray may phone kiya hay ya nahe? app ka progress kaha tak poncha hay?

      Allah karay appeal case passports jald a jai,,,very tension situation yar..

  23. Haider

    @samina oh yes …………edited
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    1. spell checker

      MR …………………………….edited
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  24. samina

    @spelchecker, whats wrong with u people outhere cant u find anything better to do atleast hes trying to speak english and let me tel u somthing hes doing a prety good job ov it ok.english bolai ya urdu apnai moon sai bhol rha hai aap ka to nhn na is liye apna kaam karo or doosron par thomath lagana chor do teek hai.

    1. Mariam

      @samina,

      Hi Samina ,,, hope u have got yr visa tdy ??? could u pls let me know wat cat u applied for ??? wat time of the day u got call from Gerrys ??? also wat date visa was stamped ??? anxiously awaiting good news from u …. best of luck !!!!

      1. samina

        @Mariam, hi there my visa was a appeal visit case.i got a call from gerrys yesterday at 12.15pm and my visa was stamped on the 1st of oct.i hope u all get good news soon as i know waiting can be a real pain.will pray for u all inshallah u will all hve some good news soon.

  25. Ahsan

    Hello people,

    Whats wrong with you i am regularly read this blog and first time i see such comments. which are not fullfil the requirements of this blog, we are here to share our thought because we all are in a same boat i am waiting since 6 months. Please just share your views about Visa Processing delays only.

    Any one who’s waiting for 6 months please write comments.

  26. Haider

    Mr. spell checker ….edited
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  27. Haider

    @samina congratulation honey until you have got your visa now you can pray for us.
    I hope you have nice and safe trip how nice time for you.Every where you are good luck for every thing.i hope all of my brothers and sisters they are get there pp in this month.INSHALLAH.

  28. angry lad from khi

    Hello everyone!!

    Today I went to Gerrys FedEx without any phone call just to know the situation out there. People were desperately waiting for their turn. However, as long as I was there, I did not see any one with visa. Moreover, I asked some people about their cases. They were too much hurry which seemed to me (Refused by BHC). Anyway, after an allowed appeal (student visa) I resubmitted my documents on 11th of August at Gerrys Khi. 2 months exactly passed away still no news.

    Remember:- Optimism is the key of success.

    Regards,

  29. gul hassan

    Hi,
    I have submitted my passport for student visa on 25th aug 2009 and still waiting.I called abudhabi and they said they have made desicion on 6th of oct.Can any body tell me now how much time will they take to send me my passport as i have 19th oct as a deadline to join university.
    regards.

  30. angry lad from khi

    Gul Hassan brother, According to forum and my own experience you need to request for an extension letter because BHC islamabad will take roughly 4 to 5 weeks.

    Thank you.

  31. sana

    @ Casper
    the news is I GOT VISA TODAY
    YESSSSSSSSS TRUE
    its my last comment i wish u all the very best ov luck..ALLAH is gona help u..
    bless u all
    am very happy

    1. ahmad

      @sana, Mubarak hooo.plz share when did u applied, when u heard tha abudubai made decision and when u got call from gerrays for ur pp. Be Happy, and pray for ur . i applied on 13 august and still waiting…..

  32. angry lad from karachi

    Raza khan, dont worry buddy Inshallah we will get our passports. Just stick with your mobile phone/PTCL, because according to people thesedayz BHC calling applicants to resubmit an upto date extension letter.

    Regards,

    Adil

  33. sonia

    MAHAM,

    any updates? what happened? did u get any reply plzz do let me kno k

    tc n best of luck

    may Allah bless u n me n all….ameen

    no updates from my side as yet… 🙁

  34. gul hassan

    angry lad I am a sister not brother and thank you.I was told from abu dhabi that i will get it till this friday or coming monday.what do you say is this wrong or right.

    1. Angry Lad from karachi

      @gul hassan, actually I misunderstood your name. Well, sister I wish if you get back your pp as soon as possible, but there is no gurantee , because UK VISA ABU DUBAI AND ISLAMABAD they don`t have better co-ordination. My friends have got their passports after 3 to 4 months. When I asked their visa date they said, Visa was pasted a month ago. Under such situation how can we expect Speedy Service from them . However, If Abu Dubai section assured you, then you will probably get it, Inshallah.

      Remember us in your prays….

      Regards,

  35. ahmad

    My Story; :I am HOPEFUL:
    I am from Pakistan, applied for T4 student visa way back in August 2009. And its almost 11wks i submitted my application for visa. Situation is totally uncertain, will i be able to catch my semester? or even more worsen, will i be able to get visa after so much panic waiting and long delay?? At the end, there is new hope which starts every day with the dawn and ends-up with mounting tension at night. But i am hopeful! this is what i have.
    Thanks for patient reading…!

  36. ahmad

    See guys….
    UK varsities concerned over delay in student visashttp://www.business-standard.com/india/news/uk-varsities-concerned-over-delay-in-student-visas/75913/on

  37. ali khan

    salam friends, this is my first entry, my name is ali and hav been reading ur blogs which is quiet helpfull.well i decided to share my problem with all u guys, i submitted my student application in late 2008 got rufused with lame excuses,so i applied against the decision,it tok a lot of time till i got my determination from AIT and my appeal was allowed in august 2009,and after six months i got my call in letter and here my problem starts that i dont want to go to that college and not intrested in that course aswell my question here is that will it effect my allowed appeal if i change my course and college and submit my documents with a new couse and college? any experience shared will be gr8 to see thanksss

    1. Angry Lad from karachi

      @ali khan, Well, when I win my appeal I had a same thinking that you have right now. Listen, as per experts and current situation you dont need to change your college and course. Despite of Allowed appeal they can re-refused,( more details ….. please visit UKBA site )

      Therefore, I would suggest you not to change your college and course unless you get your visa. Just keep an eye your college if it is not listed in UKBA website then you can change it but duration of course, locatoin and title should be the same.

      Hope this will help you…

      1. A

        @Angry Lad from karachi,

        Perhaps you don’t know , they have 28 days to re refuse your appeal, either they ask you to resubmit your passport or notify you about your appeal refusal , they can only re refuse your appeal in a very rare cases.

        many thanks.
        A

        1. Angry Lad from karachi

          @Ali, bro, as I told you before, I just heard expert saying like that. If you are sure on that application then go ahead. As much as I know it can be risky move. By the way, Which college you applied for?

          Kindest Regards,

  38. atif

    hi i am atif munir,
    i have been living in uk for three years but i havent seen such kind of poor customer services, i dont know what they are upto,
    anyways here is my case situation
    i have won hsmp appeal on 25th of november 2008
    and bhs delayed me for 8 months and then i have gotten my call letter,
    now again i am suffering after submit my passprt at the end of june till now after 16 weeks
    i havent got my passprt. its altogatehr 10 months for call leter delay and now passport.
    atifmunir_mcs@hotmail.com
    any one can update me on this email, thanks

  39. ali khan

    @Angry Lad bro thanks for ur reply , my college was london business college ,,yar my lawer says thats its ok if i change the course and institute but could u plz give me the link of ukba where i could see my problem being listed or mentioned,i dont want to waste another year couse of thr stupid rules,what did u do u said u had the same situation…

  40. Junaid Malik

    Salam every body

    well i applied for my visa under tier 4 student visa on aug 17, 09 and in exactly one month that is sep 17, 2009 i got my passport back with no visa… The refusal statement said, the ECO, entry clearance officer couldn’t find my VISA LETTER along with my application(i thought he was BLIND). Moreover, i was given limited right of appeal based on racism or sumthing blah blah….

    well, then i applied for Administrative review against the decision. Now, had anyone else been in the same situation?

    i am not counting much on this Admin Review thing, so i am thinking to refile my visa for January session, as my intended university will be offering the same course in January session.

    So, any suggestions? What do u guys suggest here for me? waiting for the Admin review or refiling?

    1. Angry lad from khi

      @Junaid Malik, I must say, that was a blinder mistake by Entry Clearance Officer. I dont understand what they are actually doing?? Huh !!!

      Well, I would suggest you to apply for an administrative review , you will definetely win your case. But still you should ask to your seniors what they would say to you.

      Regards,

    2. Abid Khan

      @Junaid Malik, Dear i’ve been through this myself and still waiting for collect my PP.i’ve resubmitted my PP on 30th of June, againt call letter HSMP tier-1. I was initially refused for a vague reason (Maintenance funds ) and was not given full right to appeal but Admin. Review.
      I won that though in two months time but after that u can see they may not even bother to reply for an indefinite time. Normally they respond in 4-6 months which in ur case would be too much. so my advise would be to re apply but with someone who is professonal. I know one guy Mr Salman Safdar in Lahore ( Barrister) as he is very professional. if u want i can give u his no.
      u can call me as well on
      03075448886

      tc

      1. Junaid Malik

        @Abid Khan, thank you for your advise. i will be refiling for my visa. I am here in Islamabad and i am applying through HR Consultants. but anyways, thanks for referring me..!!

    1. Angry lad from khi

      @ali khan, brother, search carefully, I think you might have seen CITY OF LONDON BUSINESS COLLEGE? Please search one more time perhaps I am wrong.

  41. Ahsan

    Hi All,

    Anyone who receieved passport after an allowed appeal for HSMP, please contact as i am waiting for 6 months. Anyone else who receive his/her passport after 6 months kindly write comments. I am very frustrated about that my almost 1.5 years has been lost after refusal.

    1. Abid Khan

      @Ahsan, Dear Ahsan
      I’ve the same case i.e. Call Letter HSMP Tier-1. Can we talk abt it on fone as in my case its been 17 weeks now since i resubmitted my pp. U May call on

      03075448886

      tc

  42. Raza khan

    TODaY I HAVE RECIEVED THIS EMAIL FROM ABU DHABI :@ AB PATA NAE GERRY’S KITNA TIME LEGA
    Thank you for your email. I can confirm that we have processed your application in Abu Dhabi and you should hear your decision from Gerry’s shortly. Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when your paperwork is ready for collection….end
    PRAY 4 ME GUYS AND ADIL DID U GET ANY EMAIL FROM THEM ???

    1. Angry lad ( Adil from khi )

      @Raza khan, No yar , I think they are not contacting me because my college still not registered. What I am gonna do now ? helpless…

      Today I will call my college admission officer, and finalized the case.. Yar enough is enough, we are already in the mercy of BHC and college has become another tension for us….

  43. gul hassan

    GOOD NEWS I GOT MY VISA AFTER EXACT 7 WEEKS AND IT WAS TIER 4 STUDENT VISA.THEY DID NOT CALL I SAW ON THERE WEBSITE AND WENT TO COLLLECT THERE.THEY TAKE ONE WEEK AFTER CLEARANCE FROM ABUDHABI AND HERE IS THE NO. FOR IT 0097126101539.
    INSHALLAH YOU ALL WILL GET VISA.KEEP PRAYING FOR EVERY ONE. ALLAH HAFIZ

  44. Murtaza

    Hey guys, I got my visa today. Following are details
    Applied on 27th Aug, stamped on 14th september, received on 15th october.

    Wish you all goodluck. n btw, I heard today tht HIgh Commission has released and is releasing a lot of passports in a day or so.. so InshAllah u all will get ur passports back very soon.:)

      1. Q raza

        @Rani,
        Slam Rani . ur Hubby case is Appeal winning, could you please tell me . after winning appeal, when did he receive his call letter. Did he fill up the sort of form again for re submiting his PP. Wht sort of documents were listed in the call letter.
        Hope to hear from you soon
        is there any one who wants to share any thing regarding settlement visa?

        all of you are welcome. here is my Email. qasiim_raza@yahoo.com
        been in the UK 6 year. i have been fighting my case from 5 years with the home office .so i have lil bit info.if any one wants to share his /her Experience most welcome.

  45. Maham

    hello sonia and ali (re-bio)

    ive called abu dhabi today and lucky they’ve told me tht my application is back in system again. also told me that the decision has been made and that i will get to hear from gerry’s within 2 weeks now.. so lets see…

    i think they’ve re-done my process after re-bio things as after 2 weeks it will be 2 months since ive re-applied after re-bios.. so hoping for the best… need prayers.

    wht abt u ali and sonia. any luck?

  46. angry lad from khi

    Majority of fresh case applicants have got their visas, but we appeal allowed victims are still waiting for our passports.

    Lets see folks………….

  47. Sairah

    Aoa,

    I have the same case i applied for student visa with call letter on Sep 4,2009 after winning an appeal case. i dont know how much time they will take, but please confirm me that shud i need to re-addmission once i got visa cuz it wil b 3rd time for my registration.

    Regards
    Cyrah Shah

    1. angry lad from khi

      “Things may come to those who wait, but only the “things left by those who hustle“

      @Sairah, Dear sis, there is no need to re-admission again. As per me the college on which your appeal was allowed you just have to stick with the same college,( If college is suspended you may change it ) and remember dont make case complicated.

      As far as appeal time is concerned, its Indefinite.

      For example:- I submitted my case on 11th of August after an allowed appeal, one more person in this forum ( Raza Khan ) he has submitted probably 1st week of August and still waiting….

      Now Our waiting game is on..

      1. Sairah

        @angry lad

        Thanks for your quick reply..
        i have applied in a university …i wasted my two years while struglling 4 UK visa.
        Should we need to call Dubai office for the status of our application or not?
        i m very sad as my career is on risk because of the masters degree.

        1. angry lad from khi

          @Sairah, Sister, same is the case with me I wasted my 2 and half years. Nay, there is no need to call BHC ISLB OR ABU DUBAI, they won`t be able to provide you valid answer. I have gone through these all stupid steps, I wasted my all money by calling Abu Dubai and Islamabad, at the end no result at all.

          Regards,

          Adil

        2. Raza khan

          @Sairah, we have to wait sairah there is not any other option we have ! @ adil and sairah both look at post 72 my post ok I got an email from abu dhabi see that email and make up ure mind for the time they need by the way I applied on 7th August….if u guys wants to co ordinate add me up adil this is my email too add me ok have7senses@hotmail.com sairah for u too!

  48. Learner

    Hi All,After contacting UKHUB and BHC on several occassions,my husband got the following email from BHC Islamabad..

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your e-mail enquiry which has been forwarded to the concerned officer to look into the matter. There could be a technical problem in capturing the finger scanning due to which the application process has been delayed. I have asked the concerened officer to locate the application and inform the applicant about a date for re-capturing finger scanning. Please wait patiently to be contacted through Gerry’s in due course. I apologise for the inconvenience casued due to this delay.

    Yours truly

    Visa Correspondence Section | UK Border Agency, International Group (Pakistan) | British High Commission, Islamabad | * e-mail: visqry2.Islamabad@fco.gov.uk http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk | http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk

    Visit our blogs at http://blogs.fco.gov.uk
    P Help save paper – do you need to print this e-mail?

    —–Original Message—–
    From: UKHUB – PAKISTAN General Enquiries
    Sent: 07 October 2009 20:37
    To: Islamabad Visa Enquiries
    Subject: FW: Lost/Missing Passport

    Dear colleague

    Please deal with the query below as this is regarding a lost passport/application and the UKVS do not hold this documents or deal with their submission

    Mike

    UK Visa Section, UK Border Agency, Home Office, 7th Floor, Apollo House, Croydon CR9 3RR.

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Abu Dhabi Duty ECO (Restricted) Sent: 04 October 2009 06:37
    To: UKHUB – PAKISTAN General Enquiries (Conf); UKHUB – PAKISTAN General Enquiries (Conf)
    Subject: FW: Lost/Missing Passport

    Hi

    Please deal with this settlement enquiry.

    Thank you

    Dave Robins,Duty ECO

    NOW on the other hand

    Our Mp wrote on 30th September(7 days before E-mail sent by UKHUB TO British High Commission Islamad)

    Dear Mr xxxxxx

    I have now spoken further with the UK Visas MPs’ helpline.

    I understand that your application has now been traced to the UK Hub in London, where settlement applications are dealt with. I am further told that these take about 12 weeks to process, so you should hear the outcome shortly.

    I am glad that we have been able to ascertain the stage that your application has reached, but sadly there is nothing further that Mr xxxxxxxxxx can do to speed the normal process up.

    I hope that you have some good news shortly.

    ——————————————————-

    I dont know who has lied here as according to MP it had been traced which was 30th septemeber

    Then why UKHUB contacted BHC Islamabad on 7th October advising them that they dont hold info about my husband’s application.

    That means they lied to our mp ……….i dont know who is right and who is wrong.I am so confused ………….

    Thease people are playing games with us

  49. Ahmed

    Hi All,

    Today I received a call from UK visa. They have told me to collect my passport on 19th Oct.

    I applied for student visa Tier 4 on 21st August and i got response after 42 days.

    I will share whatever is the result.

    Very best of luck everyone!

  50. Maham

    hello all
    ive recvied an reply in form of email finally….

    Dear Madam,

    Our Ref: Abudhabi/XXX

    Thank you for your e-mail. This is to inform you that your visa application has been concluded at Abu Dhabi on 12/10/2009. There is still a further process at BHC Islamabad before your passport is returned to you. Please wait to be contacted through Gerry’s when the process is complete.

    Yours truly

    Visa Correspondence Section | UK Border Agency, International Group (Pakistan) | British High Commission, Islamabad | * e-mail: visqry2.Islamabad@fco.gov.uk http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk | http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk

    Visit our blogs at http://blogs.fco.gov.uk

    SO HOPEFULLY ILL GET TO HEAR FROM GERRY’S SOON NOW AS ACCORDING TO THIS EMAIL DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ON 12TH OF OCT.

    SONIA AND ALI (RE-BIO) seems they r in action now. Pray for me and ill do the same for u guys.

    1. sonia

      @Maham, yup inshAllah ill definitely b praying for u

      inshAllah ull hear good news

      pray for me aswell 🙁

      m so frsutrated now

      but whenever i hear someone getting visa i feel happy for them

      inshAllah maham ull hear good news soon

      may Allah bless u n listen to our prayers…ameen

  51. Learner

    After contacting UKHUB and BHC on several occassions,my husband got the following email from BHC Islamabad..

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your e-mail enquiry which has been forwarded to the concerned officer to look into the matter. There could be a technical problem in capturing the finger scanning due to which the application process has been delayed. I have asked the concerened officer to locate the application and inform the applicant about a date for re-capturing finger scanning. Please wait patiently to be contacted through Gerry’s in due course. I apologise for the inconvenience casued due to this delay.

    Yours truly

    how long it will take them to contact us through Gerrys

    Any Ideas Please share???????

  52. Raza khan

    @Sairah and adil , we have to wait sairah there is not any other option we have ! U both should look at post 72 my post ok I got an email from abu dhabi see that email and make up ure mind for the time they need by the way I applied on 7th August….if u guys wants to co ordinate add me up adil this is my email too add me ok have7senses@hotmail.com sairah for u too…

  53. Symah (London)

    Hi all,

    My husband and I have been in the same situation. He has been stuck in khi since last March 08. We won the appeal in Jan 09… got the call letter after 5 weeks and submitted passport on 24 March 09. We are still waiting for his passport to be returned, to make matters worse his TB certificate has expired on 9th September 09. I am dreading they will return the passport and ask to re-submit with a valid TB certificate.

    My husband and I have been praying for all of you as well, I hope and pray to God that our prayers ar answered very soon and we are all united with our loved ones in the next few weeks.

    The UK Home Secretary has stated things will be in order by November 09… so I’m thinking we will have our responses within the next 4 weeks. I think where we have waited for months and in our case nearly a year… another 4 weeks is painless.

    Good luck to all my fellow brothers and sisters.

    1. Q raza

      @Symah (London),
      My situation is almost same like ur hubby. the diff is my case is in the court at the moment.i just found out that Uk embassy send passport back just to re-submit passport with new TB certificate if your certificate is EX .They are sitting on their asses. whats the point of holding passports and documents for 6 months. dont worry sister involve ur local MP in ur case. make him move to help you out. I hope from the NOV they start to sort out all our visa problems in 15 days.
      i have few questions if you could answer, i will be gratefull.
      when was ur hearing date ? When did u receive the decision letter from the court.
      What sort of documents were listed on the call letter?
      and lil bit guide how to re submit the passport.
      Thanks
      qasiim_raza@yahoo.com

      1. Symah (London)

        @Q raza, SALAM

        you will have your hearing first, then they will send you the determination, it took 6 months for us altogether, then 6 weeks for the call letter to be arrived.

        Embassy will send you the call letter to submit your passport.

        travel detail
        a valid TB certificate
        copy of your sponsor passport
        your passport
        original call letter.

        i hope they don’t waste your time as they have done to us and the others.

        keep praying for each other.
        good luck

        1. Q raza

          @Symah (London),
          Thanks sister, My case is still alive with the Home office, came back to Pakistan to get it done Quickly, But got stuck, On top of that My wife had Road accident. Immigration court had no problem what so ever with my shadi. married 8 years. lived togather 6 years in the uk. But Pak uk embassy has diff issues. Never thought they would say that my shadi is not valid can u believe that . they had my marriage certificate . and the court orders as well . as i say they dont give a dam.
          InshAllah U and you hubby wil get togather soon . then u have to give a party :P.
          thanks

  54. Naveed

    Dear All Brothers & Sisters,

    I have re-submitted my passport after call letter on 27.07.2009, and till now waiting for my passport back from BHC. Anyone in same condition please let me know.

    Regards,

    Naveed

    1. angry lad ( adil from khi )

      @Naveed, I am in the same condition brother. I resubmitted my passport on 11th of august and waiting for the decision.Anyway, did you check ur college registration at UKBA website?

      The Flux:- what about your college? is it still suspended??

      1. bashir

        @angry lad ( adil from khi ), Hi my wife has submitted her passport after an allowed appeal on 17 june in mirpur fedex for an settlement visa but still waiting been 4 months now.

  55. kk

    hello. i applied on 16th sept and today i called abu dhabi and they said that my application is under secondary checks. Can anyone tell me what that means!? that would be great. thankyou

    1. angry lad (adil from khi)

      @mrs usman, same is the case with me but i resubmitted my passport for student visa. I called abu dhabi visa section they said, they dont deal with appeal cases and BHC islamabd can tell you about this.
      Session is getting near day by day.

  56. The FLUX Inc.

    @angry lad..yaar college is still suspended.n who tell u that abudhabi dont deal with appeal cases.i send them a email n they reply me that ur case is under process n u will get a call when a decision is know with same wording.

    1. Angry lad (adil from khi)

      @The FLUX Inc., did you call your college? and yes I telephoned abu dhabi visa section, they replied me to contact BHC Islamabad as they dont deal pakistani visa appeal cases….

  57. Sairah

    @Raza Khan
    I will add you

    @ALi Khan
    after winning the appeal i have applied for student visa on 4th september…means on old pattren (not on point based or tier system)..my classes has been started from 12th of oct…my question is if i will get visa then should i need to re-admission again aur some extention letter required for it.

    1. Raza khan

      @Sairah, U WILL NEED AN EXTENSION LETTER ASK URE COLLEGE TO GIVE U AN EXTENSION LETTER…AND ASK THEM TO GIVE U THE LATEST POSSIBLE STARTING DATE OF COURSE…THEN JUST PRAY THAT URE PP WILL BE IN URE HAND SOON….MY EXTENSION IS TILL 23RD NOVEMBER M A LIL BIT SAFE BUT WHO KNOWS WHEN BHC ISLAMABAD WILL GIVE ME MY PP! EXCEPT PRAYERS WE CANT DO ANYTHING! AND HAAN DO ADD ME !

  58. kk

    hello. i applied on 16th sept and today i called abu dhabi and they said that my application is under secondary checks. Can anyone tell me what that means!? that would be great. thankyou. PS i applied for 2 years visit visa. fresh case.

  59. atif munir

    salam to all

    i have been living in london for 3 years n done my mba there from UEL.
    then after 1 year i applied hsmp n got refusal i submitted appeal so,
    i won hsmp appeal on 25 november,
    and they delay my call letter till next year 12 june,
    then i submit it with pp at the end of june,
    till now its been 4 months have nt hear,
    my tb test also expired now,
    i have question for u all,
    can they refuse appeal win case or not?

  60. learner007

    Hi all

    My husband (Settlement case)got the follwing email from Bhc.. any one has any idea how long more we have to wait.its been 14 weeks since he applied
    Dear Sir/Madam

    This type of application is lodged in Pakistan and processed in the UK. I have checked on the status of your application and can confirm that your application is currently being processed and a decision will be made shortly.

    Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when your paperwork is ready for collection.

    Please forward any future enquiries to ukhub.pakistangeneralenquiries@fco.gov.uk.

    Visa Correspondence Team

    British Embassy, Abu Dhabi

    1. Q raza

      @learner007,

      no one has no idea how long they gona take. i tell u one thing, get involve ur local Mp in ur case. there were 2 ladies max couple of months ago, they involved Local Mp in that maater, lady one .. Her hubby got visa in 3 months 10 days. lady 2>> her hubby got visa after 3 months and 13 days.

  61. Rani

    Processing times for Settlement visas in Sept

    2Days – 0%
    3Days – 0%
    5Days – 0%
    10Days – 0%
    15Days – 0%
    30Days – 5%
    60Days – 19%
    90 Days – 98%
    120Days – 99%
    Total Decisions Made – 218

    From UKBA

    1. Maham

      @sonia, no yar not yet. still waiting the status to change.
      just keep praying inshallah i knw ull soon hear from them now.
      how abt ali re-bio? he never replied.

  62. W. Shah

    Delay in British visas
    I have been reading stories in different newspapers about visa delays by British High Commission Islamabad and UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson has meet President Zardari and PM Yusuf Raza Gilani and this issue been raised by them. However one is dismayed to note that they have been mostly talking about students visa and business visas etc.

    I just want to appeal to British High Commission and Mr Alan Johnson Home Sectary UK that there are some other type as well, such as settlement visa and allowed appeal cases etc.

    We are victim of these delays as well. Our appeals have been allowed by Asylum and Immigration Tribunal UK. Many people are waiting for so many months for a call and some are waiting for their passport back. I am victim of this process as well I have re submitted my passport and it was 3 months ago. There are people in worse condition too. I know some people who have been waiting for more then 6 months without a reply. We are away from our families and partners for a long time as it took more than a year for appeal. It is indefensible for the British High Commission to take so long just to stamp a visa.

    And more worrisome is that there is no time frame for such of cases. If we call Gerry’s they say time frame is INDEFINITE which is totally unfair. This inordinate delay has even broken many marriages. There are some unfortunate persons who in accordance with requirements of law submitted TB certificate with their applications. If six months elapse the application is liable to be returned for a fresh TB certificate which is very bothersome. This is absolutely unfair.

    It is good to learn that the British High Commission has a mind to clear the backlog. I am sure the authorities in British High Commission will take a compassionate view of all visa cases.

    W. Shah

    Islamabad

    1. Abid Khan

      @W. Shah, Dear Shah

      You’ve spokent our minds. I’ve resubmitted my PP on 30th of june against call letter HSMP Tier-1 and since then no clue.
      I need to get back to my job in Tashkent where i m working as Project manager on Nokia 3G project. Imagine i m stuck over the past four months.
      ive heard that now all call letter cases will be sorted too by mid of nov. is this true? pls let me know or u can call me on
      03075448886

  63. Raza khan

    I got my visa after an allowed appeal just after 2 months my visa was stamped on 7th oct 2009 and I submitted my passport on 7 th august 2009 and got it back on 19th Oct may Allah help all u guys like HE helped me out of this situation I’ll pray For u guys M happy but at the same moment I m not just bcuz of u guys inshAllah everyone got their PP back soon inshAllaah! love u all guys thanks for the support thanks for every thing guys THANKS ALOT ONCE AGAIN!

  64. Sairah

    @Congrats
    @ALL………..I too got visa yesterday after 1 and half month.

    my classes has been started since 12th of oct(it ws extention date). i dont knw wht to do next.. kia mujhy readmmission karana pary ga or tickt karwa lon..please help urgently

    1. Abid Khan

      @Sairah, Well you must take Re-extension from ur Uni. U can scan previous ext. letter to them and ask them to send you asap the new letter. Take it with u as u might not get entry clearance at Heathrow air port by immig. You need to rush up.
      tc

  65. A

    Dear brothers an d sisters

    Pray for all thos who has been waiting for a very long time , especialy for those with allowed apeal as many of us has been waiting for a long time like more then 6 months and living apart from our spouses and waiting to start our life,

    Alah bless us all. Ameen

    Good luck to those who has got their pasports back with visas.

    regards
    A

  66. nasir mahmood

    hi
    my mother and brother submitted thier passports with call letter on 20/5/2009 after allow viset visa appeal in mirpur gerrys and now its has been 5 months and one day.and i tryed to involev my MP and he ring to BHC islamabad visa section and they said they have approved the visa on 1/10/2009 and still waitng i am so worried now its has been 21 days since they approved the visa.if any one can tell me how long they gona take now?and if som one in the same condition please comment.

    1. li

      @nasir mahmood,

      my husband is in the same situation. He applied on 25th May 09 for Tir 2 HSMP visa. and still waiting… if you get the visa please kindly update on this blog… Thanks

    2. Symah (London)

      @nasir mahmood,

      Hi, it usually takes up to a month from when the visa is issued by BHC to it being collected from the agency. I think you may get a call next week.. inshaallah.

      Keep us posted..

      1. nasir mahmood

        @Symah (London),
        inshaallah.i am praying for all who are waiting for their visa allah kare k sub ko jaldi jaldi visa mill jaye,AAmeen. intezaar is realey hard for every one.

    3. masoom

      @nasir mahmood, i am in same situation here brother.i applied for settlement visa on 08/06/09 still waiting for my passport i was told by the uk ba that my decision has been made on 14sept and its been about 7weeks since the decision has been made and i am still waiting and don’t know how long more its gonna take can anyone please tell me how long more time can they take

    1. A

      @angry lad (adil from khi),

      BRO just calm down, i have been waiting for a long time for my passport to be returned , just relax and don’t think about it alot, i know its not easy but nothing you can do to get it back apart from praying, so pray for you and for all others because you are not the only one and some of us have been waiting for a long time, just relax.

      kind regards
      A

    2. Symah (London)

      @angry lad (adil from khi),

      Hi Bro, don’t worry, inshaallah it will all work out for you.
      Tomorrow it will be 7 months exactly since my husband submitted his passport with the call letter. We have not heard anything and his TB Cert has expired 9th Sept. It is getting very difficult but we are still remaining positive in the hope that all of us will have our passports back and we will be with our families before Bakra Eid 🙂
      God will answer everyone’s prayers. He gives what we ask for, albeit with some delay. I will pray for you also.

  67. nasir mahmood

    hi all
    old post 105
    today i contect my MP i ask him if BHC islamabad have approved my mother and brother visa then why my mother and brother are still waiting for their passports they shuld receved by now cuz 22 days has been past.my MP said i will ring them again and he spoken to some one in visa section.
    the man who was in visa section he told we have approved my mother visa but my brother have turn 18 now may bee hee have to re apply cuz he applyed with his mother when he was 17
    but he said to my MP he will ask to seniers then he will contect my MP again.
    and i am so worring will they give the visa to my bother or not?Allah help every one and please pray for me.

  68. Sairah

    I received following reply from my university………
    Now what shud i Do:(
    Oh ALLAH pls Help me

    Dear Sairah,

    I refer to your e-mail and your telephone conversation earlier today and must advise you that the University is unable to authorise an extension beyond the 12 October. As was explained to you, teaching commenced on 28 September and students arriving any later than 2 weeks after the start of teaching would have too much work to catch on. As such, any further extension would not be possible. In extreme cases some Schools may have been able l to perhaps admit students with an absolute final start date of Monday 19 October, however, as this is now the 22 October and you feel that you require a further 10 – 15 days to arrange travel etc, I am afraid that we are not able to grant you this “extension”.

    I am really sorry to disappoint you and, as was indicated to you, the School of Computer Science may be able to allow you to defer entry to September 2010.

    ………
    Any Solution pleas cuz my visa will be expire in feb 2011.

    1. Q raza

      @Sairah,
      dont worry sister,Dont worry about your visa, coz u can get extention from home office Uk, just be case full dont work more then 20 hours Legally.When you sent your document and pp to Home Office Uk for visa extention,With the help of Ur NI Number they find out that you been working more r less then 20 hours.Some of my friends deported bcoz they were doing full time jobs.as long as you pove them that you have few more subjects to go, you will get the visa, its not a big deal .Thats how lots of studets r in the UK from many years. Angry lad is right, try to contact an other college. Its all up to you. If u feel like your college is not as good as they say , you have right to change the college and your subjects in the UK.
      but sister you batter sort it out bfore you leave the country . Good luck

      1. angry lad( adil from khi )

        @Raza khan, Allah hum sub kee madat karay. Eik visa na milna bee tension aur ab visa appeal kay bad raza aur sairah ko mil giya , pir college walay tension day rahe hay??

        Just be positive Raza and sairah, inshallah every thing gona be okay.

        1. kk

          @angry lad( adil from khi ), hey guys i applied on 16th sept for 2 years visit visa..it was a fresh case and i called abu dhabi yesterday on the 22nd and they said that my application is under secondary checks. Does it take so long at abu dhabi? because when you get ur passport and visa the date at which the visa is stamped is like after 3 weeks of ur application?

  69. Maham

    guys its been exactly 4 months today since i’ve applied as post work study tier 1 DEPENDANT visa. last week ive emailed abu dhabi and they told me that they’ve concluded the decision on 12th of oct and i will soon hear frm BHC… any idea how long they take after taking decision and sending doc back to gerrys after getting it stamped from isb bhc?

    1. sonia

      @Maham,

      well maham my frnd called abudhabi she also applied for dependant visa …she was being told tht her decision was being made and after two weeks her pp will b returned to pakistan bhc n from there they will process it to gerrys so

      if ur decision was being made on 12th oct

      then on 26th 2 weeks will b completed so just wait a little bit more ull hear from them soon inshAllah

      keep praying

      i remember u in my parayers

      may Allah helos us all

      bless us

      ameen

    2. Fahad

      @Maham,

      Dont you Maham, I was told that my wife’s decision was taken on 14th Oct and my colleagues wife’s on 12th Oct. None of us heard anything from Gerry’s yet.

      Inshalla it will be soon for all of us.

      Dua main yaad,

      AH

      1. Maham

        @Fahad, wht visa are you on? port work study tier 1?
        also tell me about ur colleague’s visa.so far me and sonia are the only dependants of post work study tier 1 in here.

        stay in touch and keep us updated pls.

        Inshallah all of us will hear the good news.

  70. experts-view

    @Sairah,
    Don’t worry at all. Make sure you arrive here on time, you will find too many institutes which may offer admission in Jan session. On arrival the immigration officer ask about your institute and valid visa which you already have got. Which uni and city you are going to ? One thing more you won’t lose a penny, if they can’t offer you place in this session they will return all your fees. If you are still in doubt, give me a shout I will assist you my younger sister.
    Many thanks

  71. masoom

    salaam’s to all here.i applied for my my settlement visa on 08/06/09 and still waiting for for my passport i was told by the ukba that my decision has been made on 14sept and its been over six weeks since the decision has been made and im still waiting can anyone please tell me how long more could it take.many thanks

  72. skhas

    Dear All,

    Has anyone in this blog with an allowed appeal has got their TB Certificate expired? or about to expire?

    I submitted my pp on the 27 May 2009 after an allowed appeal but no news since then and the TB Certificate will expire in three weeks time?

    what should I do? please help
    skhas

    1. Symah (London)

      @skhas,

      Hi skhas,

      My husband’s TB certificate expired on 9th Sept 09. We have been waiting for the passport for 7 months and 3 days. We are not sure what they will do, send the visa and ask to get a valid TB cert. or return passport and ask to re-submit a valid TB cert.
      Allah behtar jaanta hai..

      Good luck with yours.

  73. FAREEHA

    I APPLIED ON 21ST FOR STUDENT VISA !!!

    GUYS MY STATUS CHANGED TO FORWARDED TO ISLAMABAD OC THE SAME DAY SINCE THEN ITS THE SAME STATUS.

    CAN ANYBDY TELL ME WHT SORT OF STATUS CHANGES CAN I EXPECT IN THE DAYS TO COME.

  74. FAREEHA

    I APPLIED ON 21st Oct for student visa

    my application status said on the same days as appl forwarded to isb OC on.

    GUYS CAN ANYBDY TELL ME WHT SORT OF STATUS CHANGES DO I EXPECT TO C IN THE DAYS TO COME.

    1. Ahmad

      @FAREEHA AND @NIMRA, i applied for student visa on 13 August, my extension expired on 19 October, CLASSES STARTED ON 28 SEPT and now university says come next year & still waiting for visa. Plz pray for me.

  75. NIMRA

    GUYS I APPLIED FOR STUDENT VISA ON 21ST OCT MY STATUS ON THE DAY WAS FORWARDED TO ISB OC.

    IT IS STILL THE SAME. CAN ANY BDY TEL ME WHT STATUS CHANGES CAN I EXPECT IN THE COMING DAYS?

  76. NIMRA

    GUYS I APPLIED FOR STUDENT VISA ON 21ST OCT MY STATUS ON THE DAY WAS FORWARDED TO ISB OC.

    IT IS STILL THE SAME. CAN ANY BDY TEL ME WHT STATUS CHANGES CAN I EXPECT IN THE COMING DAYS.

    1. Junaid Malik

      @NIMRA, U don’t have to eXpect any change in this status until your PP is ready for collection…Your status would change to: “Your Passport is ready for collection” thts it.. when your status changes go to the Gerry’s office and collect your passport without waiting for Gerry’s Call.. b/w wht did they tell you, how many days would they take to process your student visa?

  77. masoom

    .i applied for my my settlement visa on 08/06/09 and still waiting for for my passport i was told by the ukba that my decision has been made on 14sept and its been over six weeks since the decision has been made and im still waiting please can anyone please tell me how long more can it take?????

    1. Q raza

      @masoom,
      Bhai could u tell me how did u contact to UKBA, im going to be in the same situation very soon. it would be nice if you could give me the contact details UKBA.
      as we all know, after 1 Nov 2009 they are going to take 15 days. Dont really know how much time Embassy need for settlement cases.Embassy keep the pp at least one month after giving visa. dont knw what they do with PP. They might think these PP would Ly eggs. Its a shame that our Govt is busy riping us off and playing shiting games with us. Its all bcoz of our govt we all r facing these problems

  78. Ahmad

    Dear all, i applied for student visa on 13 August, my extension expired on 19 October and university says come next year & still waiting for visa. Plz pray for me. May Allah help us all.

  79. Khan

    Dear brothers and sisters i also applied for my settlement visa on 21 of May 2009 but i am still waiting i already passed five months but still nothing happen my TB Certificate will expire on the 12/11/2009.i don,t know why no boday care about us its realy hard time for us guys there is nothing we can do just pray for each other and just keep hope from ALLAh.

    1. Q raza

      @Symah (London),
      sister kindly contact to ur MP, kick his butt to sort out ur case. we settlement cases must do some thing about it. waiting 7 months is not a joke. write to UKBA, Home office, just write to every one. they have no right to play with family lifes.

      1. Symah (London)

        @Q raza,

        Hi,
        I have written to my MP 2 days ago..
        My husband also received an email last week from the Casework Section stating his application is being processed and he should wait to be contacted… I’m thinking thats just another standard response they are sending to everyone..

    2. masoom

      @Khan,
      i hv also applied for my settlement visa on 8june and still waiting.ukhub says they made the decision on my application on 14sept but
      i am still waiting to receive my passport.i hv seen many peoples when they receive their passports their visa was stamped 3to4 weeks ago.its has been seven weeks since the decision is made so what are they waiting for
      or they trying to milk our passports i dont
      understand what the hell are they doing.khan bhai could you please contact
      me at my mail address(arshad999@yahoo.co.uk)or(03226824925)
      i want to discuss something about our
      case because i think we are in the same situation.

  80. nasir mahmood

    wait wait wait jub wait se thak jao tu phir karo wait.haray yaar kitna karna paray ga wait.its has been 5 months and 7 days since my mother & brother
    submitted their passports after allowed viset visa appeal i do,nt know what BHC guys are doin?

  81. atif

    i also have hsmp allowed appeal and waiting for the return of my passport for four months and worst thing is that mt TB certificate is also expired on 21st october. no clue and no idea what would be happen next, it seem they have no human heart for us.

  82. Maham

    sonia my status just changed today and its now “Your application is ready for collection; please visit the UK Visa Application Centre where you submitted your visa application to collect the same”

    pls u check ur status also, fahad and ali (re-bio) i hope ur status changed aswell.

    ill go tomorrow to check. pls pray for me all. ive been thru a lot.

  83. sonia

    inshAllah ull hear good news….just dont panic

    ill be praying for you…n let me know as soon as you rcv ur pp…..maham just keep on praying

    may Allah unite u n ur hubby in uk …ameen

    i wish could giv u a hug right now….best of luck!!!

    i checked my status it hasnt changed yet…

    just keep praying maham…inshAllah ull hear good news tommorrow

  84. maham

    @ sonia thanks a ton.
    i m so nervous and scared… last time the re-bio thing freaked me out. i hope all go well this time.

    i m praying for u too sonia. stay strong. inshallah ull get it soon.

    i suggest all of u should recite one tasbih of YA WADUDU YA KABEERO b4 going to bed.

  85. maham

    @ all specialy sonia

    someone sent me this vvv effective dua pls recite all and u will get ur visa soon inshallah.

    Rabi inni lama anzalta iliyya min khairin faqeer.

    it means
    Aey mayray raab (is waqt) juo naaimat tuo mujh pay utaray, mai us ka muhtaaj hon.

    1. sonia

      @maham, awwww thnx a lot for ur prayers

      i feel like m trying to show off by writing this but have to tell u tht i read surah baqra for u last night, after i read ur post

      inshAllah Allah will answer ur prayers n bless u ….ameen

    2. Q raza

      @maham,
      Come on Maham, we all are waiting for ur out come. i have a request to all my brothers and sisters, when ever u get ur visa, plz in ur last post give us detail about ur applying date to visa collection date, including ur problems you have fased in the mean time . where did you send your emails, phone calls, Im sure Maham sister would do as well,
      Good Luck
      Guys , do 2 Rakat Nafal Hajit , and pray for visa, Im sure Allah will Full fill out request,
      Allah aap Sum koo Kameyaab kare Ameen

  86. maham

    GUYS MASHALLLAH I GOT MY VISAAAAA SHUKAR ALHAMDULILLAH.

    I KNOW U ALL WILL GET URS SOON. SONIA DONT WORRY U WILL GET URS PRETTY SOON.

    I WILL NOT LEAVE THIS FORUM AND KEEP A CHECK ON U ALL.

    1. Rani

      @maham, Hey Maham congrats we all really happy for you, inshallah many more of us will hear good news soon.

      Which visa you applied for? When did you apply? Was it a fresh case?

      All the best

    2. Mariam

      @maham,

      I am so happy for u Maham… Though I have never praticipated in this form but am a regular reader and u and Sonia have always been in my prayers…. i am also waiting for my visa and am desperate to join my husband… pls pray for me as well… sonia dont worry inshallah we will hear good news very soon….

      1. sonia

        @Mariam, thnx a lot mariam for ur prayers

        ill pray for u as well…m so happy to hear tht maham got her visa…inshAllah we’ll both get our visas aswell…

        inshAllah we’ll hear good news

        just keep on praying on best of luck mariam!!!

        may Allah help us…ameen

    3. angry lad ( adil from khi )

      @maham, Congratulations , I have been reading ur comments for 2 months and I can fully understand how much trouble you have faced. Seriously, I am really happy and I must say that You truely deserve your visa.

      Wish you all the best.
      Inshallah we will get our pp soon.

  87. AS

    CONGRATS MAHAM,

    PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL OF US . I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR 7 MONTHS FOR MY SETTLEMENT VISA IT IS REALLY PAIN FULL WHEN YOU ARE NOT WITH YOUR LIFE PARTNER OR WAITING TO BE, W . SHAH NEEDS OUR PRAYER TOO BIG TIME. GOOD LUCK TO ALL

    REMEMBER US IN OUR PRAYER GUYS.

    AS

    1. Waqar

      @AS,
      Thanks Adnan for your comment here i am using name Waqar yar i think someone read my letter in The News and paste it here and using W shah name here but never mind as i have written this letter on behalf of everyone and i am sure our voice will be reach to BHC islamabad.Anyway next is ur turn inshallah as you are waiting more then anybody else my pray for you and your wife and all others who are waiting for pp.
      Regards
      Waqar

    2. masoom

      @AS, i received this mail 6 times in the last 2months and i went in the gerrys office Lahore aswell but the manager says he is helpless,he dont know any thing but to wait thats all he did,please tell me what u all friends would want me to do in this situation your suggestions will be appreciated thanks to all friends here,may ALLAH help us all,,,,
      Dear Muhammad

      Thank you for your email.
      Please contact Gerry’s International directly to find out what the delay is with your application.

      Kind regards

      UKHub Pakistan

      1. AS

        @masoom, Salam dear

        i don”t really understand what it means but suggest you to write back to the UKHUB and tell them what the manager told you and ask , what do they mean by this email, have they sent your passport back or asked you TO re submit something such as your BIO ? they probably just want you to contact gerrys just to find out about your status instead of you emailing them,

        when did you submit your passport anyway?

        kind regards

        AS

  88. maham

    ive applied for post work study dependant visa on 25th of june and den on 1rst sept they asked me to give bio-metrics again as my finger prints were unreadable so ive went to the whole procedure again n today i got my visa… exactly after 4 months.

    i wish u all good luck and MANY THANKS for wishing me. this forum really keeps us going and help us pour out wht we feel and share.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

    1. sonia

      @maham, congrats!!!!

      so happy for you 🙂 Allah ka karam he bohttt

      Allah ka shukar he u got ur visa

      may Allah bless us all…ameen

      jaldi se bhaag jao ab uk 🙂
      mashAllah ….once again congrats!!!

      atlast…u got ur visa

    2. masoom

      @maham, I SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION 08JUNE2009
      AND I HAVE TRAVELED UK 12TIME AS A TOURIST AND USA AND MANY EU COUNTRIES IN LAST FEW YEARS WITH NO PROBLEM.NOW IM STILL WAITING GERRYS SAYS THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER UK EMBASSY.SO THEY ARE UNABLE HELP.UK HUB SAYS THEY MADE THE DECISION ON 14SEPT2009 AND SAYING I SHOULD CONTACT GERRYS ABOUT THE DELAYS.I STILL HAVE MY UK 5YEARS VISIT VISA VALID FOR ANOTHER 2YEARS STAMPED ON MY PASSPORT.I HAVE APPLIED FOR SETTLEMENT VISA THIS TIME.FRIENDS ANY OF YOU KNOW THAT IF I GO ISLAMABAD IN THE EMBASSY,WILL THEY BE ABLE TO HAND OVER MY PASSPORT BACK TO ME THERE IF I TAKE LETTER FROM THE GERRYS LAHORE.AS CAN YOU PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR CONTACT AT (ARSHAD999@YAHOO.CO.UK) I WANT TO GET YOUR ADVICE AS WELL,IF ANYONE ELS IS ABLE TO GUIDE ME PLEASE DO CONTACT ME I WILL BE VERY PLEASED(03226824925)MAY ALLAH HELP US ALL.

  89. sweet

    hi maham

    i resubmittd me passport in march 2009 for it to be stamped for spouse visa but in june it was returned after tb cert. had xpired.then in july i resumitted and i have still not received it back till now. i think this is similar to ur bio situation, can you tell me how you managed to get urs back so fast after resubmitting data

  90. Khalil Shah

    Khalil,I have submitted my application on 5th may 2009 and its been almost 6 months that i have submitted my application. seriously i dont know what to do…

  91. nasir

    Dear People,

    I have received the following email from UKBA Kindly tell what does it means

    “This is to inform you that your visa application is under process with ongoing checks. Due to a large number of on going appeals we have heavy workload of cases. Therefore I am sorry to say that at present I can not give you precise time frame in this respect. I shall be grateful if you would please wait to be contacted by this office.”

      1. Waqar

        @angry lad (adil from khi),
        you can ask your friend if he contact them on email before they called him if yes you can send them email it might helpfull i have settlment appeal case so can’t advice you much as i don’t know about process of students.
        Regards

        1. angry lad (adil from khi)

          @Waqar, thanks for your prompt reply. My friend did not email them. However, on wednesday I have emailed them. Now lets see wheather they will give me reply or not.

          Allah Can help us…

    1. Waqar

      @nasir,
      This is same reply which i got 1 and half month ago when i send email to appeals section of BHC.i think they give same reply to most of people.You just need to wait and wait and you can pray that they will send back your passport.
      Regards
      Waqar

        1. Waqar

          @angry lad (adil from khi),
          It mean wait to contact again BHC as they don’t reply if you send them again and again email.if your case is allowed appeal they take long time to process.

        2. angry lad (adil from khi)

          @waqar:-
          My student visa appeal allowed on july and I submitted my passport on 11th of August. Recently my friend has just got a phone call by BHC saying that, to change the college as it was listed out from UKBA list. Furthermore, we both friends submitted our passports at same place and same day, but he was lucky to got a call first by BHC and I am still waiting.
          Now If lets suppose they dont call me and I send new college letter to them. Will they consider it or should I wait for their phone call?

          Kindest Regards,
          Adil

  92. Fahad

    Alhamdullia my Wife got her visa today after submiting it on 22/06/09.

    Wanna say thank to the forum and my prays are with you all. Inshalla you ll get a good news very soon.

    May Allah bless us all.

    1. Rani

      @Fahad, Many many congratulations all the best for the future hope you and your wife live together happily always. Best Wishes
      Please do dua for me my hubby applied 11weeks ago today I MISS HIM SO MUCH….

      1. Fahad

        @Rani, Inshalla Rani sis

        Allah be with you people any many others waiting for their visa.

        i know its dificult time and frustrating, but stay calm and hopeful to allah.

        Praying for all of u.

    2. maham

      @Fahad, Thts great news fahad. seeeeeee i told yaaaaaa not to worry lol
      u guys must b very happy just like me and my husband. i am leaving in 2 weeks time inshallah. how abt ur wife?

      i just hope n pray that sonia gets her visa soon now…

      1. sonia

        @maham, good to hear tht ull b leaving soon inshAllah 🙂 nice!!!

        thnx a lot maham for ur prayers, m pretty much worried n scared…may Allah help me n all others who havent got visa…ameen

        may Allah bless u maham n best of luck for ur future 🙂

        hugs n kissies for u…m so happy for u maham :))

      2. sonia

        @maham, hey i got my visaa 🙂

        Allah ka shukar
        ill b going to uk soon inshAllah
        maham unfortunately due to some circumstances i wont b able to contact u on ur personal email id

        but ill always remember u in my prayers

        ull b in london hainaa 🙂 good he

        take good care of ur self n best of luck for ur future may Allah bless u

        bye for now

  93. tanya muhammad khalid

    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

    I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOUR GOOD HONOR THAT I MRS. TANYA MUHAMMAD KHALID APPLIED FOR UK SETTELMENT WIFE VISA ON DATED 29-04-2009 FROM MIRPUR AZAD KASHMIR PAKISTAN. BUT UNFORTUNATLY I DIDNT GET ANY RESULT ABOUT MY PASSPORT THAT WHERE IS MY PASSPORT AND HOW MUCH TIME THIS WILL TAKE MORE. I AM AN AFGHAN CITIZEN AND ME LIVING HERE IN PESHAWAR PAKISTAN WITH MY RELATIVES WITH OUT MY PASSPORT.. MY ALL GERRY FEDEX INFORMATION ARE MY NAME IS MRS. TANYA MUHAMMAD KHALID

    MY PASSPOERT NUMBER IS: OA066096

    1. nasir mahmood

      @tanya muhammad khalid,do,t worrry there is so many people who are waiting.inshallah you will get your visa soon sister my mother and brother are still waiting for ther passports they sub mitted their passports in mirpur on 20 may 2009 and you submit your passport 21 days befor them and did you apply first time or is appeal case?cuz appeal case they take more time inshallah we all will hear good news soon in this month coming inshallah

      regards.

  94. EMAAN

    Hello, i wanna ask is it true that UK H.C only gives passports to students 2 3 days before course start date even thoungh the passport wud have been stamped quite some time before. is there any case u know where visa was issued n immediately in a few days passort sent much before course start date ? !!!!

  95. tanya muhammad khalid

    Hi thanks for your reply, mine was fresh apply.also i did so many emails to british embassy, and visa section abudhabi centre but they replayied me for asking my name, passport number,and also the fedex gerry refrence number. i send all the required information but after that no reply at all.
    please i need your help and support to find out about my passport.

  96. tanya muhammad khalid

    hi thank you so much sir for your kind reply. here i found some sign of hope, as i submitt my passport in 29-04-2009 but still pending, and dnt know how much time this will take more. i also did many e.mailes to the above e.mail adress u sugges for, but not reply yet. i hope i ll hear soon about my passport with visa. as i wait to long and still waiting for a good result.
    Thanks a million may ALLAH bless u all.

  97. bashir

    HI ALL

    I HAVE BEEN READING ALL/MOST OF THE STORIES OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY ARE STILL AWAITING THEIR DECISION IN REGARDS TO VISA.
    MY WIFE HAS FINALLY GOT HER PASSPORT TODAY FROM GERRYS, MIRPUR, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

    WE GOT MARRIED IN FEB 08 AND SUBMITTED APPLICATION IN MAY 08 WHICH GOT REFUSED, APPLIED FOR APPEAL.
    APPEAL DATE WAS FEB 09 AND WE WON APPEAL FOR SETTLEMENT VISA.
    RECEIVED CALLING LETTER JUNE 09 AND HAD WAITED 3 MONTHS BUT NO RESPONSE.
    SPOKE TO MY LOCAL MP AND SHE SENT EMAIL TO BHC ISLAMABAD 4 WEEKS AGO, BHC EMAILED BACK STRAIGHT AWAY STATING THEY WILL LOOK INTO THE CASE AND WE JUST GOT CALL FROM GERRYS STATING OUR PASSPORT IS READY FOR COLLECTION.
    I HAVE BEEN BACK 4 TIMES TO SEE MY WIFE AND CANT WAIT FOR HER TO COME TO UK …..

    1. Mariam

      @bashir,

      bashir brother…. congratulations to both of you. I am in a similar position as you so pls pray that i get mine soon… Could you pls tell me what is the name of your MP ??? I understand i need to contact MP from my area but will really appreciate if you could give your MPs name. Jazakallah…

    2. Ali

      @bashir, congrats bashir, please pray for us too bro as we have been waiting for a long time big time prayers for waqar all of you please,

      i and my wife have been praying for all of you and farheen hasan is doing same for us , although she has got her visa, Allah bless her .
      some of us have been waiting for a long time .Allah sub theek karey ga. InshaAllah.

      kind regards
      ADNAN( 30 WEEKS WAITING)

  98. jawad khan

    Hi,
    I have received the following email from British Embassy, Abu Dhabi
    I applied for a sports visit on 30th sep.after 2 days is my tournament and there is no sign of visa.
    my whole club memeber applied for a visa on 10th may 2009 and exactly after 35 dayz they gt their visas.lucky..
    last time they process my applctn in 27 dayz.nd i gt my visa on time..
    nd nw this time my documents is stronger then before but still no sign…
    Anywayz i am not worried because they dnt have ny reason to reject my application or if they do then i knw wht to do..apply again..lol
    And i told them INSHALLAH i will come back again one day.
    This time my club friendz betrayed me..behined my back they applied for a visa in my uk club..bt ALLAH is watching..
    So guys dont worry its just a bad time for all of us..INSHALLAH soon we all survive…

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your email. We now process all applications (except for settlement) lodged in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Mirpur. We aim to process all applications as quickly as possible. Please note that our weekend is Friday/Saturday.

    You should refer to Gerry’s website at: http://www.ukvacpk.com for more guidance on processing times. You can also track your application at this website.

    Visa Correspondence Team

    British Embassy, Abu Dhabi

  99. fatima

    hi there… i have been travelling to uk since -10 yrs on visit visa and now suddenly my visa got refused on sep 20 … im very worried bhc said that visas are now being issueeed.. i wanted to know if someones facing same thing? an when will embassy finally arrive back in pakistan? and should i apply now? im very worried as i have to give few exams on march……..
    pls help me?

    1. jawad khan

      @fatima,
      Hi fatima its weird.I dnt understand y they are doing this.and u traveld alot, they dnt have ny rights to do dat to u.wht did they tll u about the visa.i mean refusal letter.becauce one of my gd friendz they have the same situation like u.Bhc refuse them just like dat.but dnt worry they gt there visas after rejection.its nt a big deal.take me we are legally international players we traveld alot ov countries.and also our ranking is good in the world, also they world top 15 ranked players in pak facing delays, haha dats y i m not worried.the only problem is v r pakistanies.
      I am also planing in dec for fresh apply, if they dnt give me a visa.
      And last time i gt my visa after the tournament which is unbeleivble.
      Its all about the luck.
      And gd luck dnt b sad just wa8 untill dec.because i knw i called them abt the confirmation abt the shifting Embassy bt they told me there is no news we have such like dat.it means they are lying so wa8 if its really true they are shifting emabssy then apply for a visa.

      Best Regards
      jawad

      1. fatima

        @jawad khan,
        thanks for your reply…
        i thought embassy was gona open upp in november… i missed my exams in september b/c of this rejection.. and this is last time that i can appear cause my fees after that wont be refunded…
        they refused me on basis that i dint have enough evidence of returning back to pakistan.. i have been travellin to uk for 10 yrs n visiting only 2-3 weeks at a time i dunno wats wrong with their data cant they even see genuine cases,,, with all problems goin on abt student visa im worried that will they even consider my case….

        1. jawad khan

          @fatima,
          wht? hw is dat possible.this is nt a reason.trust me i m scared now .coz if they dnt beleive on u then hw can they beleive on us.aisa na ho muje b yeh reason de de.lol
          wht kind ov evidence they want, i dnt understand..trust me they are blind…
          so wht u gnna do knw..u hve ny prove abt the refusal.hw can u prove urself.
          u knw they are arabians they dnt knw abt the process.
          btw u r visiting uk for wht.ny prupose..
          my sports visit case is simple.just name and the Invitation frm the uk federation.
          whts ur case family visit…

  100. Ahmad

    TODAY I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM DUBAI
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your email. I can confirm that we have processed your application in Abu Dhabi and you should hear from Gerry’s regarding the collection of your decision shortly.

    Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when they have received your paperwork.
    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ..CAN ANYBODY HELP ME. I APPLIES FOR T4 VISA IN AUGUST.

  101. fatima

    thats the thing im worrried abt i have to giv post graduate exam n i can give them easily thru my family visit visa. now im worried abt whether to study or not?
    i think they were asking abt any proof like job? or smth like that … i think it was a lame excuse to refuse b/c we ve been goin for 10 yrs.. they r i guess not willing to let us come…
    wat abt u.? any progress???????/

    1. Q raza

      @fatima,
      just file the appeal. there is hope , u can win ur visa.UK embassy not doing job properly. bcoz of the backlog they have gone mad.and just try to get rid of the cases. they r so busy in refusing every one. in some cases they didn’t even bother going through the paper work and said , some papers r missing. they can make lame excuse, that u will not come back, knowing that its not easy now to live in the Uk with out having visa.
      so sister just file appeal. and send it To AIT , dont send it to the embassy.

    2. jawad khan

      @fatima,
      i dnt think so they were asking abt the job..or may b ya…coz if u r visiting uk with a visit visa, u can’t do ny job there.coz its illegal.its just i m saying we knw we all do jobs there.lol
      yeah if u hve a job(Government job) here in pakistan then yeah its a proof.
      bt nw a dayz its nt enough. coz v knw we are right but hw can we proof ouselves to them. v dnt knw wht they r thnkng nd wht they want. thats a basic prob….
      nd abt my case i m nt angry coz the gd thng we are alive.i knw they dnt care abt our lives.lol
      well I am waiting for my applctn some dayz more then i m gnna make a call.
      and the uk squash federation also invite me in nxt tournment.
      nd i knw how to play with them. they jst want proof nd we hve. INSHALLAH as soon as i gt my result i will inform u…
      nywayz i make my mind for the next apply..
      i m nt sad nymore nd the secret is neemaz, it makes me happy..
      So i will pray for all ov my frndz.
      And you Mr Khalil shah u make a big mistake kher we will pray for u.Gd luck..nd i like ur case risk liya hay lekin bohat bara..i like taking risk but sme time we hve 2 think.

      1. fatima

        @jawad khan,
        actually they were asking of proof of me returning back to pakistan.. so thats y now im finding job so tht i can apply..
        and they havent given me the right to appeal…
        so well my fees all got wasted… huge amount..
        i have heard tht now they rnt even issuing visit visa… i hope this is wrong, if somebody have any clue plss do let me know…
        i hope jawad tht u get ur visa soon… inshallah .. never lose hope Allah is watching us…

        1. jawad khan

          @fatima,
          oho na mara its impossible, there are 18 most important visit categories.
          nd i think they r doing this coz they r processing alot ov passports like ‘Q raza’ sayz in previous email.15000 students passports are pending.nd the end ov this year is near. nd u knw that its impossible for thm to give every 1 visas.
          nd nw my tournment is today but no sign…
          nw i knw they hve the right to reject my visa. reason’ Your tournment is over nd u hve no reason to go uk so u can apply nxt time blah blah blah..
          lame excuse…
          U knw peoples r crazy abt uk.yeah once i was bt knw really i dnt.
          nd i knw my career is there…but ALLAH knw better…JAZAKALLAH..
          so who told u abt nt issuing visas.
          U r visiting uk alone or wid ur family..

  102. Khalil Shah

    Hi all,

    Please dont worry and just look at my case…..
    Kindly note that i have submitted my Tier 4 Student application on 6th may and my class date was 20th july and now its 4th of november…My extention time, Acceptance letter,TB test are all expired….I have submitted 4500 pounds a full year fee with Bank statement of 3000000 Pakistani rupees in my personal bank statement which i actually maintained from the last one year..

    So i think my case is the worst one in all the above cases.Please pray for me…

      1. jawad khan

        @fatima,
        huh nw they processed my application in abu dahbi…
        nw i hve bad feelings…bt gd too..
        INSHALLAH when i gt passport with letter i will share with all ov you,.hahah
        i told my baijan i m nt gng 2 gerrys you go.coz hez gng with me as a guardian nd also coach…

        1. fatima

          @jawad khan,

          well i heard a guy he recently got his student visa he told me… can u belive it with soo many ppl nt gettin visa.. well he advised me not to apply again 4 my visit visa cause of rejection n i guess now they r still dealing with student n spouse visas… my whole fee again got wasted( exams ki)
          u dun worry just relax n pray..
          inshallah sab theek hoga…
          keep praying..
          which visa u applying for?

      2. Q raza

        @fatima,

        U have right to get ur fee back, dont worry, its the rule, they can cut 20 to 25% from the fee. send ur rejection letter copy and request them to refund ur money.
        if u know any one in the uk , request them to go to the college and ask them to refund it. u will get it back.

  103. Shaheen

    Well my case is worse than yours.
    14August 2008 got married
    October 2008 spouse visa refused
    February 2009 original decision overturned and hubby resubmitted passport for visa
    August 2009 visa refused for the second time
    30 October 2009 Hearing infront of immigration judge
    and awaiting their decision
    .
    I have not seen hubby since September 2008 but InshAllah will visit him in December.

    Feel so frustrated but there is no use in worrying. I HAVE GIVEN UP WORRYING, INSHALLAH WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT HE WILL GET HIS VISA.
    We just have to wait.

    1. Q raza

      @Shaheen,
      sister just hang in there. dont give up.i have said it many times, talk to ur local MP, kick his butt make him move, trust me they have people in the home office. He/she can help u out .
      trust me sister, my story is worse then all of u.
      sister we are almost in the same problem,
      could u tell me the reasons of rejection.
      email me qasiim_raza@yahoo.com,wanna ask few Questions, sharing each other info , we might find a way to help each other

      1. Q raza

        @ADNAN,

        i lost my family, i lost some one who was more important then my life. Last time face bhi nahi dakh paya. All bcoz of that Home office. and there stupid ruls. haven’t seen my wife and kids.
        there are lots of other things.
        yas. appeal date was 21 on this month.
        waiting ,,,,,,
        Uk embassy said , my shadi not valid, can u believe. i had court orders with my application. that my shadi is valid. 8 years been married. have kids. they r just trying to refuse more ppl . to earn more pounds.

      2. Waqar

        @Q raza,
        Sorry to heard about your story it seems you been lived in uk and come back and applied for settlement visa right? Did you consult any barrister before you come? Your marriage might is islamic Nikah or was it registered in local Borough Council? they don’t consider it valid you need to registered your marriage in your home country if you come back in pakistan.And brother all MPs not same on one point they will say you are not only one there are a lot people who are waiting as after appeal cases they can take INDEFINATE time to stamp visa.Our MP help us and have written to so many time to high commision i got early hearing date due to similar case like yours but after now when passport been submit he says they have que system and you need to wait high commision have given same reply to MP as well.Inshallah one day wait will be over and you back with your family.

      3. Q raza

        @ADNAN, Waqar And Adnan

        yes i have been in the Uk 6 years, been fighting my case with the home office. when to the Immigration court twice.
        well immigration courts r bit diff from other corts . there is no witness box. just sit infront of the judge. one side ur solicitor, other hand side home office solicitor. they ask lots of stupid questions. if your solicitor
        is good then there are chances u can win the case. but both time, i have been let down by the pakistani solicitor. one of them asked me to give him extran 2000 pounds just day before the court date.( Noori rashied and Co) South hall, near to the big Aisan market. never go there. The other one very famous pakistani( Malik Law Chambers) 233 Bethnal Green Road. http://www.maliklaw.com/ well he charge 25 pounds for few min to tell u that we will help u out. then i paid 1000, day before the court day i was in his office till 8 pm. and theer was no sign who will fight my case in the court.well he took the money . next day one african Black old man came in to the court and did nothing. thats how our Pakistani solicitor are doing with an other pakistani. very busy in ripping us off. on top of that i had major 2 moterway accidents, not our fault, my wife went in to the coma for 7 days. well i was doing job , good one , my case is still alive with the home office, they had the issue that i go back again and get the visa from Pakistan. God knows wht for. i came back to sort it out and see my parents , didn’t know i will get stuck here. its been 14 months.
        i know how to deal with the Mp’s. done it before. its not the right time to talk to them , bcoz i have to wait for the court decision. then i will talk to the Mp. Court dont give decision same day , some time they do, but they alwasy ask to wait from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. well im 100 % sure that in Uk embassy its the local Pakistani employes creating all the mess for us, same with the home office, if u go there u will find out its full of asian PPl. well i forgot to tell u . i sent my appeal papers to the Uk embassy Pak, and AIT at the same time. Uk embassy Lost my papers, Thats wonderfull. see how good they are?
        This time i have a gori Solicitor, she is 200 % batter then our Pak Solicitors. never trust any Hindo or pak solicitor in the uk .
        My baby girl died few months back, and i couldn’t see her.
        at least u all haven’t lost ur love once.

      4. Q raza

        @ADNAN,
        I forgot to mention, My nikah was done in Pak. registered my shadi in uk as well. Home office has no problem with my shadi. dont know why Uk embassy in pak . rejected my visa, reason, my shadi is not valid . eevn court order and my shadi certifecate was withthe application .

  104. Ahmed

    Ahmad Says:
    TODAY I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM DUBAI
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your email. I can confirm that we have processed your application in Abu Dhabi and you should hear from Gerry’s regarding the collection of your decision shortly.
    Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when they have received your paperwork.
    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ..CAN ANYBODY HELP ME. I APPLIES FOR T4 VISA IN AUGUST.

        1. jawad khan

          @fatima,
          Hmm INSHALLAH…
          i applied for sports visitor on 30th sep…
          today one of my senior squash player his name is Shaid Zaman, may b u knw him, he gt the visa after 2 n a half month. sme 1 told me he gt his visa after 2 month of tournmnt,. hez married recently nd his wife is gng with him…lucky her…
          i gave all the money to my mom…
          nw there is no money in my mom account..
          i think they r sending my papers bck to pak, nd then the bhc start again my papers process..like account confirmation blah blah blah,,,tmarw i m gnna transfer sme cash again…
          if i m nt out,,mean refuse frm abu dahbi..
          nd dnt worry abt the visit visa there is alot ov my frndz gt visit visas..
          I think this gnna take while…may b week 2..

    1. angry lad (adil from khi)

      @Ahmed, I think you have appeal wining case. If so go directly to gerrys office and show them your receipt, you will definitely get ur pp. My one of friend did so and he finally got his passport.

      Regards,

  105. sarah

    I am hoping to send my husbands visa settlement papers soon. I just want to know if my case will get rejected because i am working but being paid in cash. I cash that money into my bank myself. My employer does not pay bank account to bank account. Will that be a problem?

    1. Waqar

      @sarah,
      Sister It is not problem if tax been paid they will check with your National insurance.For your safe site better consult solictor who can sort out sponsor file for you.or if you want to do yourself go on site immigrationboard.com and topic spouse visa from pakistan. Mouderator name is battelykhan take advice from him he is like a leagal advisor and can give you free advice.
      Regards
      Waqar

    2. Q raza

      @sarah,
      well sister, there are few problems. U been paid in cash.u don t have pay silps. its not a big deal if u know how to sort it out. one of my friend paid his tax and got the pay silps from an other company.Try to find some one who can get u the pay slips.6 months bank statements. plus get the letter from ur boss that ur earing ,,,,,,, money monthly ,weekly.
      i have seen lots of cases, refused by stupid reasons.
      Good Luck.

  106. Muhammad Hassan

    Aslam-o-alikum

    Dear friends I have submitted my passport on 25th of June 2009 for a student visa . I submitted it with a call letter as I was allowed a appeal. It has been four months I haven’t got my passport back and during this time my course date have passed away twice as I send them a extension letter after I was not given back my passport back during time which was mentioned on the first acceptance letter. Please anyone can guide me how much time more will these people take to give me my passport back as I am planning to send them a new acceptance letter

    Regards

    Hassan

  107. Khalil Shah

    Shaheen altleast you got married….
    But in my case my marriage ceremony is depending on my visa….
    My whole family is in UK and wife is also sitting their waitin for my visa…. My mistake was i told her that i will be their with in one month but now its been more than 6 months.. She is doing BDS MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY told me that thousands of Pakistani got their tier 4 student visa and joined that university in last session of september and you are still waitin….How i can explain her my situation?
    All the direct relatives from USA and Canada wants to come to UK to attend my marraige ceremony.But the reason is as simple groom is sitting here alone in Pakistan with no visa….My family,my inlaws and my wife they all are insulting me on Phone on regular basis…

    Now how i can explain this worst situation to BHC..

    1. Shaheen

      @Khalil Shah, Sorry to hear about ur situation. Dont worry my hubby also giving me hard time that I m not doing anything to get him here. But wot can I do?! I have done everything in my power and I leave the rest to Allah. InshAllah we all will be happy. Just take one day at a time pray salat and make dua InshAllah He hears us all. We will all hear good news just be positive and please everyone dont worry. There is no use, lets look after ourselves coz by the time our partners arrive we will not have the strength!!! BE STRONG AND BE POSITIVE.

  108. Mariam

    Hi All,

    Alhamdulillah I finally got my pp with settlement visa today and will inshallh leave for UK on 12th Nov.I am very happy and relaxed but at the same time upset for all my brothers and sisters who are still waiting.

    Sonia, I really wish the next goods news is from you.

    Inshallah all of you will get visas very soon.

    One of the friend here requested to give details once we get our passports back so here is the recap:

    Applied on 9th July 2009.
    Visa issued on 14th October 2009.
    Collected from Gerrys on 5th Nov 2009.
    Visa Cat: Settlement (Fresh Case)
    Status updated on website around 1.30 pm on 5th Nov
    Got call from Gerrys at 2.30 pm on 5th Nov

    Also I had to involve my MP cos I was not getting any response from Gerrys, Abu Dhabi or BHC Islamabad. So I would suggest all those who are waiting for settlement visas to involve their MPs cos thats definitely going to help them as it did in my case.

    Once again I wish all the best to all of you. I understand this is really very hard time as I have gone thru the same but inshallah it will be over very soon. My prayers are with all of you.

    1. Rani

      @Mariam, Mariam im so happy for you congrats may all your dreams come true.

      It’s 12weeks since my hubby submitted his case please do dua for me I really want him to come over soon. Iv sent emaild to Abudhabi but no response.

      Best Wishes

      1. Q raza

        @Rani,
        see.. rani sister get up and call ur MP. trust me he can do wonders.
        all the wifes of UK and Hubbies. guys try to talk ur local Mp. write a letter. call them involve them.
        soon u will be with ur wife/hubby
        Good luck

      2. Ahmed

        @Rani,
        Congrats to all those got their Visa & Prays for those are waiting.
        Here what is the reply I got yesterday, in reply of my first email they email me in 5 days to ask more details as gry number & etc. & exactly after 7 days I received this email FROM DUBAI:
        Dear Sir/Madam,
        Thank you for your email. I can confirm that we have processed your application in Abu Dhabi and you should hear from Gerry’s regarding the collection of your decision shortly.
        Please do not contact Gerry’s directly about this as they will contact you when they have received your paperwork.
        WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ..CAN ANYBODY HELP ME. I APPLIES IN the 1st of week of AUGUST.

        Can anyone tell me what to do now other than Praying & waiting because these are the two things which we all are doing from the first day.

        1. Q raza

          @Ahmed,
          inshAllah u will hear a good news very soon. it means ur very soon , ek phone aye gi , tolet u know kay come to the office and collect ur passport
          otr Allah Kare uss par Ap ka visa Laga howa hoo .. Ameen

  109. sonia

    mashAllah! Allah mubarak krre

    so happy for u

    n thnx a ton for ur prayers marium…

    i applied in the end of july hopefully ill b hearing soon pretty much worried though

    marium if u could help me here can u please tell me i live here in karachi how can i contact my area’s mp??? or any other person who could help me out here i really don kno much about this

    once again co9ngratzzz

    m so happy for u n maham

    may Allah bless u both

    n helps us all…ameen

    1. Waqar

      @sonia,
      Sister pakistani MP can’t do anything in high commision process if your case is settlement tell your hubby to contact his MP where he live.As UK House of common MP can help.

      Regards
      Waqar

    2. Mariam

      @sonia,

      Dear Sonia,

      Pakistani MP wont be able to help… if your case is settlement, then ask your husband to contact his local MP and he will definitely help…

      Thanks to all of you for your kind wishes and prayers and all of you are in my duas too…

      1. sonia

        @Mariam, thnx a lot for the info waqar bhai n marium

        i have applied for post study worker dependant visa so in tht case i suppose as my case is not settlement so MP wont b of any help here….right?

        Allah bless all those who got their visa n help us all who hav not….ameen

  110. sonia

    i wz kind of doing calculations here….
    Maham applied on 25th june n got her visa last week
    Marium applied on 9th of july n got her visa yesterday
    so may be they are kind of processing backlog applications on month by month basis

    that is jiss ne pehle apply kiya uss ki app pehle process krri…..only backlog cases….cz now the fresh applications would be processed within 15-20 days…

    i applied in the end of july so may Allah help me here n inshAllah i would b hearing from them soon

    inshAllah

    really need prayers

    praying for all of u guys n gals

    may Allah help us n bless us all…ameen

    1. Muhammad Hassan

      @ADNAN,
      Dear sir you are right the BHC is taking very long time to process the application of people who were allowed the appeal.I have also submitted my case on a call letter on 25th June for student visa and haven’t got any reply from the BHC it has been more than 4 months I hope these people realize how frustrating it is for us especially when we were allowed the appeal

      Regards

      Hassan

  111. Q raza

    @ADNAN, @ADNAN, Waqar And Adnan

    yes i have been in the Uk 6 years, been fighting my case with the home office. when to the Immigration court twice.
    well immigration courts r bit diff from other corts . there is no witness box. just sit infront of the judge. one side ur solicitor, other hand side home office solicitor. they ask lots of stupid questions. if your solicitor
    is good then there are chances u can win the case. but both time, i was let down by the pakistani solicitor. one of them asked me to give him extra 2000 pounds just day before the court date.( Noori rashied and Co) South hall, near to the big Aisan market. never go there. The other one very famous pakistani( Malik Law Chambers) 233 Bethnal Green Road. http://www.maliklaw.com/ well he charge 25 pounds for few min to tell u that we will help u out. He took 1000 pounds , day before the court day i was in his office till 8 pm. and theer was no sign who will fight my case in the court.well he took the money . next day one african Black old man came in to the court and did nothing. thats how our Pakistani solicitor are doing with an other pakistani. very busy in ripping us off. my case is still alive with the home office, they take ages ,, didn’t know i will get stuck here. its been 14 months.
    i know how to deal with the Mp’s. done it before. its not the right time to talk to them , bcoz i have to wait for the court decision. then i will talk to the Mp. Court dont give decision same day , some time they do, but they alwasy ask to wait from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. well im 100 % sure that in Uk embassy its the local Pakistani employes creating all the mess for us, same with the home office, if u go there u will find out its full of asian PPl. well i forgot to tell u . i sent my appeal papers to the Uk embassy Pak, and AIT at the same time. Uk embassy Lost my papers, how wonderfull is that ?. see how good they are?
    This time i have a gori Solicitor, she is 200 % batter then our Pak Solicitors. never trust any Hindo or pak solicitor in the uk .

    1. Waqar

      @Q raza,
      Sorry to heard about all your situation.you been stuck here it is 14 month it been 18 month now i am here in pakistan.I know mostly solictors in uk just rip off money and don’t care about case but all are not same my barrister is bangladeshi british born muslim and very nice and have help a lot have given me right advice.You have waste a lot money.Inshallah you will get postive response from AIT immigration judge have make determination but don’t give same day probably in 3rd week you will get it.Just pray after that they don’t take time to issue you call in letter.As here as you are telling people MPs can do a lot but not all MPs my friend.If they want they issue call in letter in 2nd week but they have 6 to 8 weeks and nobody can force them to do it quicker.you can request nicely they might listen to you but the situation is now a days they really taking long time.After that you might have seen people here adnan waiting for passport back it been more then 7 months and i am waiting 4 months have chased up through MP he did help but now he can’t do anything.My barrister he can’t do anything at this point MP can’t do anything i have given even medical reason my british born children have but no mercy from them.we have to wait.
      Now due to bad media reports and they are trying to get rid of backlog.So hopefully situation will better when your turn come.
      My duas for you and all of us who have similar situation.May Allahtala give you courage and patience as you have lost your loving daughter.So you are suffering more then anybodyelse.
      But belive on Allahtala inshallah good days will come.
      Regards

  112. ATIF

    @ALL

    its been one year since i am waiting,

    in november i won the hsmp case and got call letter in june,

    now again suffering since june upto now,
    even my tb certificare is expired in last month,

    today i went to VAC lahore they just say u are just waiting for five months here people are coming who waiting for one year etc etc.

    why i went there coz on phone 6855 they just say we cant hear u properly dial again etc.

    when dail again then after 10 minutes they said do u have landline, we cant hear u properly so plz try landline. they so stupid if i have land line then why i need to call from my cell. i said the same and he put the phone down.
    these people have no sentiments at all,

    I have been in uk for three years but i havent seen such poor customer service.

    what we can do just pray nothing else,
    so i pray all of You ALLAH BLESS US ,
    TAKE CARE AND MAKE UR SELVES BUSY IN SOME ACTIVITIES,
    ALLAH HAFIZ

  113. Symah (London)

    Hi All,

    I think people are starting to get their visa’s now.. I know we’ve all been waiting a very long time where even a moment feels like an eternity.

    Things are starting to move and the ball is rolling at the BHC because they have at long last, pulled their fingers out!

    Some people that submitted pp in June/July have already received them which is why I have a greater concern because, my husband submitted his pp in March and still no news..

    This is why I have today written a letter to the Home Secretary Alan Johnson and to the Public Enquiries office. Hopefully I should hear something from them soon… I am absolutely disgusted at the way the UKBA is treating Pakistanis. It can be clearly seen we are being neglected and treated differently.
    Hopefully my letter will help all my brothers and sisters here who are suffering as each day passes without news.

    1. Muhammad Hassan

      @Symah (London),
      Dear Madam i submitted my passport in June but I haven’t yet got my passport back.you are right that people are now getting passport back who submitted in June/July but I know people who submitted their passport back really quickly . my cousin submitted passport in March and and she got her passport back at the end if March but you are right it has been a long time and now we should get our passport back.

      Regards

      Hassan

      1. Muhammad Hassan

        @ADNAN,
        Dear Friend you are right but the problem is that i have send them two acceptance letter to BHC and they both are now out of date lol so i am waiting for the call from BHC so that i can send them another one

        Regards

        Hassan

    2. Waqar

      @Symah (London),
      Sister that is nice move what you have done.I was already motivating your hubby that you need to voice out for what they doing with you as there are so many people who got passport back who have re submitted after him.According to Entry Clearence Manager they work on date wise but i think it is lie.I have written to home sect as well and mentioned my letter which been published in newspaper as well.i am waiting for reply as well.i want to give suggestion if you think same letter send it to some uk newspapers with bit changing like don’t write your full details the advantage for this if they ignore your email or letter they can’t ignore letter which will be publish in newspaper as they have PR department who collect news about there department good and bad both.
      Anyway inshallah your hubby will be with you soon i pray everyday in my duas for him and other who have similar problem like us.
      Regards
      WAQAR

  114. Symah (London)

    @ADNAN,

    Why don’t you lot in Pak boycott the BHC in Islamabad?? Take some hotpots with food, sleeping bags… oh and some sign boards!!!

    Those in UK will chase the authorities here, and the other halves should got to BHC!!

    Just an idea…!

  115. Emaan

    Hello, i wanna ask is it true that UK H.C only gives passports to students 2 3 days before course start date even thoungh the passport wud have been stamped quite some time before. is there any case u know where visa was issued n immediately in a few days passort sent much before course start date ? !!!!

    [Reply]

    1. Muhammad Hassan

      @Emaan,
      Dear friend usually BHC gives passport very close to the start of the course. This is what I have figured out . This happens in most of the cases I haven,t seen anyone getting passport really quick before the start of the course.
      In my case i haven,t got my passport back even my course date has gone by twice . Still waiting . So just pray to ALLAH and hope for the best INSHALLAH every thing will going to get better and in our favour

      Regards

      Hassan

  116. Khalil Shah

    Dear friends,

    Last Monday I was in jerry’s Islamabad office they have received almost 2000 passports in one day…A man was standing with 7 to 8 big huge bags..He told me that these are all passports recieved today….
    He also told me that they are recieving 200 to 400 passports daily..

    Good time will come soon

  117. suleman

    I applied on 20th Oct for Student visa !!! they havnt verified my account as yet as i talk to my branch manager !!! i wanna KNOW after how many days of application does the BHC verify bank accounts !!! PLzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tellllllllllllll !!!!

      1. Junaid Malik

        @jawad khan, bro they do check acc but to ur surprise, they don’t check it from bank branch but the bank’s Head office. bank head office has all the details of the acc. for instance, if u hav an acc in HBL, they take info on acc from HBL head office. chao!

  118. kk

    anyone applied in september? i applied on 16th sept 2009..its a fresh case 2 years visit visa. I called abu dhabi on 2nd november and they said that they have processed my application but there is still a further process in bhc islamabad.how much time will it take? and what can i expect. when i called them earlier(abu dhabi) on 22nd october they said my application was under secondary checks.

  119. Learner007

    My husband applied for spouse visa from islamabad. its been nearly 4 months but no signs of passport.

    Visa type: Spouse Settlement
    Application date: 14-July-2009
    VAC Centre: Islamabad
    got email from abudhabi on 15th Oct:

    Application is being processed and decison will be made shortly

    got email from UKHUB on 27th Oct:

    Your visa application has now been processed and you will receive a call from Gerry’s International soon to submit your passport. Your patient in this regard is highly appreciated.Regards UKHUB Pakistan

    Two weeks gone but no calls from Gerry and status the same
    How long more????????

    1. irshad

      @Learner007, I am also in a same situation here.i applied for my settlement visa on 08/06/09 and still waiting for for my passport i got mail from ukba 14sept that decision has been made on my application and its been over 8weeks since the decision has been made and im still waiting can anyone please tell me how long more will it take my contact number is (03226824925)arshad999@yahoo.co.uk.im also worried i dnt understand what to do?

  120. angry lad (adil from khi)

    @ADNAN, she perhaps mistakenly mentioned this, because there is not way after an allowed appeal ECM refused visa,but yes if incase a significant change of circumstances is found.

    Regards,

  121. Learner007

    Salam All

    Please read the following Darood Sharif
    INSHALLAH all our problems will be solved
    GUARANTEED !!!!

    اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی سَيِّدِنَا وَ مَولَانَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَلٰی اٰلِه وَ صَحْبِه
    وَ بَارِکْ وَ سَلِّمْ

    May Allah give us good news soon ..
    Best Wishes

    1. angry lad ( adil from khi )

      @Learner007, Thank you very much for providing this Darood Sharif. Now I am thinking to resume my study at Marine University, Pakistan. I left my university because i thought i would get a reply within one week but i had no idea that, this thing would happened to me, HUH!! seriously, frustration is increasing day by day.

      After an allowed appeal ( student visa ) I submitted my passport on 11th of August 2009, but still there is no news. Therefore, I dont wanna lose my precious time because of their poor service ever.

      Allah can only help us.. Inshallah

  122. Khalil Shah

    Friendz,

    Abudhabi authorities told me that they didn’t receieve my Tier 4 application….and my application is still in BHC Islamabad from the last 7 months.
    Yar kia mazak hay yeh……I don’t know where is my application….help me plz

    1. angrylad ( adil from khi )

      @Khalil Shah bro, they are playing with everyone. Actually, ye log hum ko majbor kar rahen hay , so that, we withdraw our cases… Jan boj kar,,, lagta hay ye log tarpa tarpa kay visa issue karengay…

      1. nasir mahmood

        @angrylad ( adil from khi ), you are 100%right bro my mother and brother are waiting since feb 10 viset visa was allowed and they receved calling letter to submit your passport so they did submit ther passports on 20 may 09 and its has been 5 months and 20 days and still waiting and ther is no one can help us but allah is looking and he will help us don,t worrey

  123. EMAAN

    HELLO GUYS

    i wana ask on which number can i call to know the details of my Student visa application from ABU DHABI. I applied on 20th Oct, pLZ TELL the number and is it a premium number i.e costs alot of money. how much per minute ?
    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz telllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    1. sonia

      @EMAAN, 0097126101539

      it would cost u…approximately 10-12rs per minute not more then tht

      best of luck! to u

      pray for me as well

      i have applied for PSW dependant visa 3 months have passed still don kno nuthing

      may Allah helps us n bless us all…ameen

  124. Shaheen

    Dear Adnan
    These days these people can do ANYTHING!!The ECM overturned first decision because they didnt check documentation correctly and realised their error. After I re-submitted my documents which they were satisfied with they granted the visa. I didnt appeal thru AIT and went directly to BHC with appeal. After 6 months they refused again because they said I didnt give them enough information about my husband’s overstay in UK. So appeal is going thru AIT and the case was heard on 30 Oct and waiting for their decision. InshAllah it will be ok. But let’s see cause we are at their MERCY. Anyone else had a refusal because of Overstay in UK. What was the outcome?

    1. ( adil from khi )

      @Shaheen, you should have logded you appeal directly at AIT rather than BHC. I think it has now become their manifesto to refuse every single fresh case applicants.lol

      wish you all the best.

      1. Shaheen

        @( adil from khi ), But it is not fresh application. It is the same case. I have seen the papers presented to court and as well as Appeal No. 2, Appeal No. 1 is also attached to it.

        All in all BHC do not have a clue what they are doing. I know someone whose case with AIT is on 1 December and BHC have not even sent papers to AIT!!! THEY STILL HAVE A MONTH BUT WHO KNOWS!!! LOL. You have to laugh HAHAHAHH.
        Wot else can you do???!

  125. younas

    wht the hell, frustrated.wht can i do..i m sooo happy,
    u knw y coz i got nthng..hahaha.. still no sign..guyz dnt worry v r all same. v cant do nythng..
    my prayrz r wid u…dnt forget me in ur prayrz..
    1 week left INSHALLAH.
    btw is there nybdy tll me about the process..hw long it takes after the process in abu dhabi..nw a dayz…
    last time i gt my visa, bt aftr the tournmnt…means they gve me a visa without purpose.
    old times kme bck….
    nw its a very hard time…too much suspense..peoples are waiting for a lng time..
    AllAH knows everythng…
    Now we hve 2 wait…clock is tickng…
    Time.: 06:20

    1. ( adil from khi )

      @younas bro, same is here. I think we should forget our passports, because BHC messed up in dirt. lol,,You know ! Passports are trapped. What the heck we are expecting!!

  126. jawad khan

    Dear friendz.
    Mr younas khan you are right.
    but i m feeling change nw a dayz..
    coz no 1 comments nymore abt there visas nd pp…
    i thnk every1 gt there pp..still like u nd me are here.
    dnt worry jub itna intizar tho kuch or sahi..
    But INSHALLAH soon we r all hear gd news..
    Remembrin
    I applied on 30th sep.
    Decision made i think 2 nov.
    tournament starting date was 6th nov.
    and nw its 10nov.
    i dnt understand after they process in abu dhabi when they send papers bck to pakistan. so then they start again process in pakistan.

  127. nasir mahmood

    hi
    my mother and brother submitted thier passports with call letter on 20/5/2009 after allow viset visa appeal in mirpur gerrys and now its has been 5 months and 20 day.still waiting any one in the same problem.

  128. ATIF

    @ADNAN @ALL

    HERE IS MY CASE DETAIL
    refused HSMP 28/APR/2008
    appeal lodged IN 10/MAY/2007
    HEARING DATES IN AUG
    2ND HEARING DATE IN SEP
    DECISION MADE ON 25 NOV
    CALL LETTER CAME 12 JUNE
    PASPORT SUBMIT 26 JUNE
    TB CERT. EXPIRED 21 OCT
    HOPEFULLY EVERY ONE HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT THE EFFICEINCY OF BHS ISLAMABAD

    I ALSO CAN APPLY SPOUSE VISA BUT I HAVE AN IDEA ALREADY THEY MAY CONSUME SO MUCH TIME SO I DIDNT USE THAT OPTION. AND ALSO MY MBA FROM UEL LONDON GAVE ME ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO GO FOR AN APPEAL AGAINST THESE SILLY ECO AT ISLAMABAD. SO WITH ALLAH BLESSING I WON APPEAL.

    I PRAY ALLAH BLESS EVERYONE WITH THEIR AIM.
    IF I CAN HELP ANYONE REGARDING STUDYING IN UK, HERE IS MY ID ANYONE CAN TAKE IFNO ON MY ID OR ON THIS BLOD.
    atifmunir_mcs@hotmail.com

    best of luck to all bro and sis.

  129. Q raza

    Slam Guys
    Read this One

    Labour peer Lord Ahmed’s call followed a promise from Home Secretary Alan Johnson in October that waiting times for visas for Pakistanis, which are now issued from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, would be cut from two months to 15 days.

    Lord Ahmed demanded at question time: “How many Pakistani students have missed their university deadlines and have lost their fees and scholarships due to the backlogs and delays in Abu Dhabi?

    ”How many people are waiting for visa endorsements in Islamabad after winning their appeals in British courts in the last six months?

    ”Will the Government refund fees for all the victims of our failure who have either missed their deadlines or medical check-ups, university courses, family weddings and professional jobs?”

    Home Office minister Lord West of Spithead said he did not know the exact number of students who had missed their deadlines. He said there had been “delays in the visa operation in Pakistan particularly in issuing visas resulting from successful appeal decisions” and “some applicants have been inconvenienced as a result”.

    And he added: “There are 10,000 students (from Pakistan) currently studying in the UK and in the first nine months of this year just under 8,000 student visas were issued.

    ”In relation to those appeals, the team working in Abu Dhabi, which is fully set up now, cleared over 4,000 cases in five weeks in September and October and we will continue at that pace, so we are rapidly getting up to speed on this.”

  130. Khalil Shah

    Dear All,

    These statements are all non sense….They are doing nothing in BHC Islamabad with the backlog…they even don’t know the exact figures of pending visas…Please don’t trust

  131. Q raza

    6 November 2009: Delays to settlement visa applications. There is currently a backlog of settlement applications which are currently taking 12 weeks or longer to process. The UK Border Agency is working hard to reduce this backlog. Please take this in to account when deciding when to make your settlement application or if you are waiting for a decision on your settlement visa application to be processed.

  132. Q raza

    Slam guys.

    we have no choice but to believe that they are trying to get rid of that backlog.i personaly believe its the local employes messing up our cases, For Example, Call Uk embassy ISB, our Pakistani bro will treat u like a Dog. he dont even bother to listen, what is your problem.on the other hand call ABU Dhabi, Non Pakistani will answer your phone listen, and try to give you the answer, what ever your Question is. well thats my personal view.

    the Question is what can we do? Nothing or just dont bother, or wana go with the flow.
    i have an idea, i will do that, you guys wana follow up to u. In uk only British Citizen can complain to local Mp. Home Secretary, and PM.
    Trust me you all will get reply from them, tell ur british wife / hubby or friends to write to them. I have done it once with the help of my wife. they sorted out my problem with in couple of weeks.
    every one of you write a letter to them from Pak , from Uk . explain how you have been treated by the Uk embassy Pak how we all are suffering.
    it wont bite you if write a letter to them. Or stop complaining

    Addresses

    1: Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
    Home Secretary
    2 Marsham Street
    London
    SW1P 4DF
    Telephone number: 020 7035 4848

    2: You can write to the PM at the following address:
    10 Downing Street,
    London,
    SW1A 2AA

    1. Symah (London)

      @Q raza,

      Hi,

      I wrote a letter to the HS on Friday last week… they should have got it on Monday as I sent it special delivery – means to track receipt! :-o)

      I will let you know the outcome.. hopefully my husband will get his visa soon!

      You all are in my prayers..

  133. Waqar

    @Nasir,
    You are right Nasir sometime they can ignore post fax no not available on his website but email is so everybody can email which will quickest way.When you will write For Attention of Home Sect they will forward email to him.

    Contact
    If your enquiry is regarding the Home Office then please write to:

    Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
    Home Secretary
    2 Marsham Street
    London
    SW1P 4DF

    Telephone number: 020 7035 4848

    Telephone number for immigration enquiries: 0870 606 7766

    public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

    Regards

  134. HI TO EVERY ONE,
    I M THE OLD READER OF THIS BLOG AND APPLIED VISIT VISA AT 10 OF JUNE 09.IT IS ALMOST 5 MONTHS HAVE GONE AND I M STILL WAITING HERE.I USED TO CALL ABU DAHBI EVERY WEEK AND THEY USED TO TELL ME THAT MY CASE IS UNDER PROCESS. I HAVE BEEN IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES BEFORE AND IN UK ONCE I WENT THERE FOR ONLY 18 DAYS I M A SIMPLE HOUSE WIFE NOT A CRIMINAL OR TERRORIST BUT ONLY PAKISTANI.I THINK THIS IS MY ONLY FAULT BECAUSE TODAY WHEN I CALLED
    THEM , THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY R DOING SOME INVESTIGATION AND WAITING SOME PAPERS FROM ENGLAND WHICH IS VERY WEIRED .
    I SIMPLY DONT UNDERSTAND IT FOR WHAT THE HELL IS THIS INVESTIGATION AND WHAT THEY NEED FROM ENGLAND
    BECAUSE I WENT THERE FOR ONLY 18 DAYS FOR VISIT ONLY.
    AND HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT MAY BE YOUR BIOMETRICS ARE NOT GOOD ALSO I DONT UNDERSTAND IT BECAUSE I ALWAYS ASKED THEM IF THERE IS SOME THING WRONG WITH MY BIOMETRICS AND THEY HAVE TOLD ME THAT THERE IS NO BIO ISSUE AND NOW THEY R SAYING THIS PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO…….

    1. @ADNAN,
      hi thanks to tell me all i am worried because they have never told me about this bio stuff even i asked them so many times but they said no its all clear and suddenly they r telling me that there is something wrong with my biometrics which makes me so confused God knows i wish u r right. That person who picked up the phone does not know anything.
      But the English investigation its like amazingly absurd…….

      1. Q raza

        @saniya altaf,
        Oh Dear Sister dont worry , Uk embassy doing these checks now a days, FRom Uk and Pak as well. they are just trying to find out that have u ever been involve in any kind of negative activities? or over stay in the Uk. Plus they do checks with FIA as well. so just relax.
        We proud to be Pakistani. we a the best nation On the Globe. Our Leader ship is use less Lalchi, Baygharat. We are facing all problems bcoz of them. They have no guts to stands for the ppl of Pak.

    1. Ahmad

      @Emaan, bro they usually reply with in wk or take max 20 days. Plz wait.As I applied on 13 August, missed my sept session and still waiting for my passport.
      Its really a bottle neck!
      But keep faith and pray.

  135. jawad khan

    Dear All,

    new update..
    I applied on 30th sep.
    Decision made i think 2nd nov or 30th oc.
    tournament starting date was 6th nov.
    Thanks GOD … now my and my brther in law status is changed…
    Your application is ready for collection; please visit the UK Visa Application Centre where you submitted your visa application to collect the same..
    we submitt our pp togather. he is going with me as a guardian…

    Guys please pray for me…
    Tmarw is a very big day…
    INSHALLAH soon you all gt ur pp with visas…

        1. fatima

          @jawad khan,

          inshallah everything will work out just fine… do let me know the good news…
          yes.. i ll chk the site….

          any news abt visit visa(family visit)? then pls let me know as i want to apply soon…

  136. sonia

    alhamdolilAllah i got my visa 🙂

    applied for post study work dependant visa
    applied on 23 july
    decision made on 19th october
    got my visa today 11th november

    MAHAM i hope ur able to read my post here thnx a lot sis for all ur prayers i wish could have been able to be in touch with u but due to some circumstances i wont b able to mail u on ur personal email id neither ill b able to continue my posts here

    but ill always remeber u in my prayers may Allah bless you

    Marium thnx for ur prayers as well

    BEST OF LUCK N WISHES N PRAYERS FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED AND ARE WAITING FOR THEIR VISAS

    MAY ALLAH HELP U ALL…AMEEN

      1. sonia

        @Ahmad, i ddnt get any call

        on 11th morining i checked my status online n i t said k ur app is ready for collection

        so i went to gerry’s office in the afternoon n got my visa ….alhamdolilAllah

        there were approximately 200 ppl there to collect their passports and mostly got their visas ….zydah students the who were getting their visas

        one more thing tht was quite disturbing ….in my document envelope i found papers n documents which were not mine!!!!

        wo tou mai ne ussi waqt dekh liyaa tou waheen counter pe submitt krra diye pata neye kiss becaray k documents the don kno wat these ppl do

        khair alhamdolilAllah i got my visa

        may Allah help u all…ameen

  137. hi,
    thank you Q Raza bhai I m v proud to be pakistani but v sad and worried for my country because people around the world treat us like terrorist.They think we r all same.We r notorious.
    Anyways who told u this stuff that they r investigating the case in Pakistan and in England as well because they had told me before that they waiting some papers from islamabad and now they r doing investigation in england.so i will prey to God and just leave it to him i will prey for every one so they can get their visas.Congrats to those who already got them……

    1. Q raza

      @saniya altaf,
      I personaly this this visa mess started after March, Bcoz i applied in jan 2009 in 31 days they returned my Documents with rejection, lolzz. well one boy from my street applied spouse visa got the visa in 28 days. so it was fine in Jan and Feb.InshAllah soon ya sub backlog mess khatam hoo jaye ga.

  138. Q raza

    I personaly think this visa mess started after March, Bcoz i applied in jan 2009 in 31 days they returned my Documents with rejection, lolzz. well one boy from my street applied spouse visa, got the visa in 28 days. so it was fine in Jan and Feb.InshAllah soon ya sub backlog mess khatam hoo jaye ga.

  139. Khalil Shah

    Friendz,
    please congrats me,
    At last

    Jerry’s Manager told me that my student visa application which was not in the system of BHC from the last 7 months but now its in the system..What a
    Great achievement of BHC….Kia kahoon iss BHC ko…

  140. Khalil Shah

    Latest news

    UK immigration clearing visa application backlog in Pakistan
    November 12 2009 by Liam Clifford

    Backlog in visa applications will be cleared says UK immigration minister.

    The Islamabad UK visa office is slowly clearing a backlog of 7,000 applications after the UK immigration minister promised to respond to concerns about delays.

    In the past five weeks, 4,000 appeals cases have been dealt with, consisting mainly of UK visa applications under the settlement and family visitor categories. The UK Home Office has deployed extra staff to the British High Commission in Islamabad and in Abu Dhabi to help get the operations running smoothly once more.

    UK immigration minister Phil Woolas says that at the beginning of September, there were 7,000 visa applications waiting for consideration, a number which has reduced to 1,500. He says this backlog is expected to be completely eliminated by the middle of this month.

    Despite the concerns about delays, particularly to the appeals process when UK visas are rejected, Woolas said stringent new checks on applications will not be compromised. He stated, “we will not cut corners in our checks as we clear this backlog and we keep the levels of checks under review to ensure we are responding adequately to the current level of threat. This will have an impact on the speed with which are able to work, as will the current security situation and the IT platform on which are operating.”

  141. masoom

    salaam to all here,
    so finally i have received my passports stamped with 27months visa on it,it was a fresh settlement case i applied on 08june2009 and received back on 12november2009 and the was stamped on 3sept2009.
    i pray for all of you that may ALLAH give all that you want ,good luck
    ALLAH HAFIZ

  142. jawad khan

    Dear fatima nd all friends..

    Latest news i m sooo happy..hahaha…read this
    well student gt there visas most ov them but i m quit sure there were more thn 350 peoples waiting for there pp in applctn centre…
    nd i saw alt ov faces vry sad nd 100 may m mininmum happy…

    they Refused me…
    y..if i can tll u abt my nd my baijan refusal thn huh 100% u ll cry or may b laugh..
    1st reason there is no reason..trust me i went to manager office nd shwd my refusal lttr nd askd, can u plz tll me y i didnt gt my visa, he said check the refusal lttr..then i told him u can check he said ook..nd the strnge thng he said where is other papers.i said thats it no more papers..
    thn he start laughing nd shcked…he told me there is no reason in ur paper mean strng reason…os k sath words nahi te kuch kehnay k liye without muje dek kar hansna or paper ko dek kar mu banana..nd even muje appeal right b nahi diya..
    Entry clearance officer decision:- you must shw u r qualify for a visa..i must assess the information your mother/father/parents hve provided abt you separately from you r sponsor’s part of your application.(jo k main nein proof attach kiya tha supporting documents mein)
    2:–you hve stated that you will b traveling with your brother in law, however no documents hve been provided to demonstrate that your mother grant permission to your brthr in law to accompany you to the uk.(AFFIDAVIT b attached tha permission k liye. or kia kartha ami ko b suppoting docouments k sath stemp kar k bejtha..lol.)lame
    3:-no accomodation nd travel arrangments are provided( wht the fish. koi pagal e ho ga k uk ja raha ho or travel arrangmnts na ho, pir b yeh lame excuse ,,mein nein tho travel b attach kiya tha,uffff)wa8 wa8 or b batata hoon jokes..
    and you hve stated that you visit will be met by your mother however you hve provided no satisfactory evidence frm your sponser to support his claim( AFFIDAVIT mein sub tha, like i said before)
    4:- you hve failed to provide ny evidence of you family circumstances in pakistan. there is no satisfactory evidence that shwz you have a parent or guardian habitually resident in pakistan who is responsible for your care, or any legal guardian is aware that you propose to travel to the uk…(they are blind,,or kia shw kartha mara baqwas,, sub kuch tho tha supporting documnts mein)
    I therefore refuse your application..

    about my brther in law..
    they said, however mr jawad khan(me) has been refused a visa nd therefore i am satisfied dat the reason for ur visit is no longer valid.
    you hvent presented ny evidensce of ur personal nd financial circumstances ..therefore i m nt satisfied tht u r a genuine visitor.
    you have provided no reasonable evidence to shw dat u hve family in pakistan as claimed.
    and you hve no reasonable evidence of employment with universal service fund.(he is a Project manger, haha or keh rahe hain u r jobless)
    nd u hve failed 2 shw sufficiently strng family, social economic ties to pakistan.
    i therefore refuse your application..

    we submitt all the supporting documents job letter family and property in islamabad nd everythng..
    muje tho even kaha hay tum kabi pakistan se baher nahi gai. then how i did gt uk visa last year nd hw did i gt schengen visas..kia oon ko pp pe travel nazar nahi a raha or meray brther in law k..
    yaar i dnt understand..
    Well INSHALLAH I m preparng again my case..yaar i m nt sad but i feel angry,irrtng, ku k agar reason dena e tha tho reasonable reason detay yeah kia koi b reason sahi nahi..
    hw can i gt my visa fee again..wht can i do there is ny way 2 gt my visa fee coz reason tho bilkul b sahi nahi te…pata nahi kis anday k haton humara case laga tha…even os nein documents check karnay ki mahzrat e nahi ki..

    1. ( adil from khi )

      @jawad khan, oooo well I must say , stupid reasons. Even reasons might be feeling shy (lol). I am afriad if you apply again, they might refuse you. Therefore, I strongly advice you to lodge an appeal instead of fresh case. I have personal experience bro becoz i refused 3 times ( student visa ) , then i lodged an appeal and win my case.

      I resubmitted my pp:- First week of August , since then no news at all.

      waiting , waiting , waiting …………. long journey

      1. Q raza

        @( adil from khi ),
        sorry bro , its really sad. Adil is 100 % right. i know these Home office kanjers more then u all i hope. they can refuse ur visa just saying that they r not satisfied . There is noting you can do about it. But Go for appeal. Trust me u will win the appeal.they refused my visa saying that my shadi is not valid. 8 year married, there was court order with my Application that my shadi is valid. On top of that I sent them my Shadi Ceritificate Uk registered. embassy thing they r over smart, and refuse the court order.
        i won the appeal. this time Judge said” i see no reason why this should apply to defeat the appellant’s right to entry as a spouse”. let see wht they do now .
        So brother dont waste ur money, appeal File kar . Sub sub ki duyean tare sath hain . u will win InshAllah.

      1. sonia

        @Ahmad, bhai my decision was made on 19th october and my status changed on 12th november..

        when i called abu dhabi they told me tht ur decision was made on 19th oct n ur passport will reach ur country in 2 weeks and after tht ull hear from gerry’s for ur passport collection

        so bhai wait for 2 weeks so tht ur passport reaches pakistan n after tht wait a further week or two ….to hear from gerry’s hopefully inshAllah

        n best of luck to u

        may Allah bless us help us all…ameen

  143. jawad khan

    well u might b right…
    bt soundz like they didnt even check our documents…
    so there is no worries..ALLAH Sub teek karay ga..
    appeal right b nahi hay na…
    yara i gt visa before…
    they jst checked our application, bt they didnt check our supporting documents..
    nd abt ur case u tll me wy did they refused ur applctn..
    last year they refused my friend then he applied again he gt his visa in 2 dayz..see coz it wasnt his mistake…so this time INSHALLAH we will make a strng case…some where we were wrng..
    nywayz i ll pray for u all..
    remember me in ur prayers..

    1. Q raza

      @jawad khan,

      Brother email=Victoria.Sharkey@medivisas.com
      Explain here every thing. im sure she will help you out.or call her its max 2 rupes per min. Tel: +44 20 7620 6116. just say u need to talk to Victoria. they will put you through. theye are few other ppl. i will find out the contact details. ok . dont worry .
      im sure you have right to appeal. they can’t take ur right of appeal from u.
      Good luck

    2. Q raza

      @jawad khan,
      Now listen call these PPl, they will changer u some money. but will help u out 100% they r good trust me.
      any one need any help call them , advice free hay yaar. at least sakoon mill jaye ga info lay kar.
      i did once..
      herez the detail.

      The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) is the UK’s largest charity providing representation and advice in immigration and asylum law.

      Address: 50 C, Block 6,
      P.E.C.H.S
      Main Nursary
      Karachi
      Pakistan
      Tel: 00 92 21 4302518-20
      Fax: 00 92 21 4302521
      email: karachi@iasuk.org

      Address: First Floor, Office 4, “Gulberg Heights”, Ghaus-ul-Azam Road, Near Sher Pao Bridge, Gulberg II, Lahore
      Telephone: Call 00 92 42 5777094, 00 92 42 5777095 or 00 92 321 460 7679 (mobile)
      Fax: 00 92 42 5711807
      email: lahore@iasuk.org
      Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 (GMT + 5)

      Telephone: 00 92 5827 436961 or 03348600255 for our emergency cell number
      Fax: 00 92 5827 436962
      Email: mirpur@iasuk.org

      Good Luck All of u

    3. ( adil from khi )

      @jawad khan, well bro, they refused first time because they were not satisfied with father`s sponsorship (28 lacs for just 1 year ),,,,,,,,,,,,, ( year 2006 )

      2nd time they refused, because I used father`s business bank statement and they thought I would use these funds in business rather than study. ( 2007 )

      3rd time they refused, because they thought I was not guniuen student. ( 2008 )

      Appeal lodged at AIT, 31st March Rules changed.
      Win my appeal , got call in letter 11th of july.

      PP resubmitted: 11th of august.

      Since then just waiting…. Infact BHC wasted my 2 and half years.
      This is my painful story.. bro

      Regards,

    4. fatima

      @jawad khan,

      hey sorry to hear abt u, dun worry now visa situation is gettin better i think we applied at the bad time, inshallah now you will get visa… so are you consulting any consultant? do let me know, i hav to apply as wel..

  144. imrankhan

    Hi,

    everybody, it’s so sad to hear about so many problems. there is also really bad lawyers out there who are after peoples money and then don’t do anything. i wanted a good lawyer who tell me if i need to appeal or apply again. for 75 pound charge one of lawyer i dealt with told me straight you need to apply again and give this this documents. if they still refuse your case, much better chance if i take your case to court.

    i was very disappointed by his advice, i went to another lawyer who said i had good chance in appeal in appeal he charged me 2000 pounds. i went to court and got decision back. the decision was refused for all the reasons that the first lawyer said. i went back to the first one and he has advised me to re-apply. i was so embarassed that i didn’t take his advice. in re-applying and also appeal costs would be less than 1800 pounds.

    lawyer named is s m shah. his company is Deane & Bolton 01204521002.

    i recommend him before anyone else.

    1. Q raza

      @Khalil Shah,
      bro i check this site almost every day more then 5 times. yaar no update from me ,
      i think all ppl from Lhr must get to gather , yara koye kharayee hi mill khar khaa aate hain , lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
      yaar iss visa nay sub ka mind dry kar deya hay .
      mare to majbori hay , mare family, mera gher hay uk main , iss laye i have to go. mager guys trust me if u wann go then go to canada , Australia.
      guys come opn kuch too likhoo yaar .. i hope all of thjem got the visa, is laye chup hain ..

    2. ( Adil from khi )

      @Khalil Shah,Q Raza,, no updates at all. I am completely tired out. I think we should forget about our passports because they are likely to take a year..lolzzzz.

      Passports trapped at BHC…. No rescue team…

    3. Ahmad

      @Khalil Shah, @ Q Raza, @ Adil, BRO, its totally frustrating now..waiting ….waiting ….waiting…hope to have good news by the end of this wk. because “At the end of every tunnel there is light” . May Allah Help us All.

  145. Humayun Waleed

    Dear Fellows,

    I am a regular reader of this blog and I wanna inform you today that I got my UK Tier-4 Student visa today. I applied on 20th Oct and got it surpringly in only 26 days. My decision was made on 10th November. I hope you all well and pray u get ur visa too.Keep reading Durood Sharif it will always help.

      1. Q raza

        @( adil from khi ),
        see i told u guys, ppl r getting visas,
        me waiting for my call letter to join u all guys in the waiting list lolzz.
        So settlement visa waiting PPl.and appeal winning friends. kindly let me know . kay kitne weeks or months main aap ka call letter ayea, Thanks

      2. Q raza

        @Mrs Usman,

        Thats not a good news. did u trying to contact embassy. you hubby suppose to talk to the MP and explain him to deal with the embassy regarding ur call letter.

        Or kissi ko call letter kinte months main mila ?????????????????????????????????????????????

        1. ( adil from khi )

          @Q raza, I have a student visa appeal winning case. I receieved my call letter in the month of july probably within 3 weeks. Unfortuantely, just after July the BHC started getting worst . I know that, there are some people who have got their determination letter by Immigration judge but waiting for their call letter by BHC. As far as I can tell, currently after winning appeal case, Call letter probably arrive to you after 2 & half months , but this ratio is particularly for students not sure about rest of the cases.

          Furthermore, one thing has come to my notice that,