Posted 2010-01-22 8:32 AM (#30400 - in reply to #30386) Subject: Re: British Embassy and Consulates decision times.
Location: South Leicestershire
But if they didn't produce the figures then the argument would be the other way. Interesting article on BBC radio 4's today program this morning with comments now being reported on other stations..... re we really don't have a clue who is here and who has left
They update these figures in the middle of each month - currently they are showing December 2009.
Useful info? More like misleading info.
Unfortunately these waiting times don’t distinguish between when an application is rejected and when the application results in the successful issue of a visa. So you're sat there worrying why your application is taking weeks/months when actually, the longer it's taking is sometimes for the best because a rejection is typically done quicker than the issue of a visa.
These statistics serve no useful purpose whatsoever. Really not sure why it's a sticky thread on the forum?
Posted 2010-08-24 11:13 AM (#37491 - in reply to #30386) Subject: Re: British Embassy and Consulates decision times.
The figures merely give decision times, they're not an indication of whether or not the application has been successful. They don't publish these figures separately.
So the figures are useful inasmuch as they give you an idea of how long you should expect to wait for a decision. I suppose it's better than nothing.
Posted 2010-08-24 1:08 PM (#37497 - in reply to #37494) Subject: RE: British Embassy and Consulates decision times.
delboydavid - 2010-08-24 11:57 AM
You probably haven't had to apply for a settlement visa recently, although correct me if I'm wrong.
I’ll tell you why these processing times are confusing and misleading to anyone new to settlement visa applications.
Case 1 (I shall not name the person but we all know who he is) – settlement visa application decision within 7 days. Result – rejection.
Case 2 (mine) – settlement visa application been in the system for 7 weeks – Result as yet unknown.
So, how do you equate that to indicating to someone how long their visa application will take?
I'm involved on a daily basis with settlement, and other, visa applications and people who've just applied find these statistics *very* useful in giving them an idea of likely timescales and how long to wait before considering chasing up an application.
Your negative view of the usefulness of the information is clearly influenced by your own position (which I hope is resolved positively soon), however that does not make the information "confusing" or "misleading" for other people, for the purposes I refer to.
Posted 2010-08-27 2:46 PM (#37591 - in reply to #37585) Subject: Re: British Embassy and Consulates decision times.
Location: When at home either Sakhalin Island or Scotland
delboydavid - 2010-08-27 11:23 PM
I don't think it's an overly complicated application by the way. My daughter is my daughter and hence a British Citizen... and I've satisfied all criteria for a fiance visa regarding my gf.
We are now moving into week 8...
Yes your daughter is a British citizen but I am afraid that it is your daughter that is making your complicating the visa application for your Girlfriend/partner, as you have stated citizens of Uzbekistan are not allowed a dual nationality. Sorry if I disagree with you.
I do though sincerly hope that the visa application will be decided soon some time between week 8 and week 9 seeing as how it is moving into week 8.