Last you heard via our website (and the last we heard) was that the UK Border Agency had received and opened my Visa application. Since I’ve gotten lazy about trying to explain to people just what is going on with the #UKBA here is the actual email.

From: UK Border Agency
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:06:58
To: &lt;<a href=”mailto:K.THOMAS.CISR@GMAIL.COM”>K.THOMAS.CISR@GMAIL.COM</a>&gt;
Subject: Unclassified:  UK Visa application received

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Dear Applicant,

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The package containing your UK visa application has been opened and your supporting documents organized in preparation for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.

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Please note UKBA customer service standards for all applications are: to complete 90% of visa applications (except settlement categories) in not more than three weeks, 98%in six weeks and 100%  in 12 weeks.
To view the current processing times for visa applications submitted to the British Consulate General in New York, please click the following link:
<a href=”http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/ny/news/ukba-news/” target=”_blank”>http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/ny/news/ukba-news/</a>

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You will receive further e-mails advising you of –

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1.      When your application reaches the next stage of the process; review by an Entry Clearance Officer, and
2.      The outcome of your application. This e-mail will also provide you with details of your return package.

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We regret we are unable to respond to status enquiries. Further information on our services is available at <a href=”http://www.visainfoservices.com/” target=”_blank”>www.visainfoservices.com</a>

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Sincerely,
UK Border Agency, New York

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Visit us on Facebook – <a href=”http://facebook.com/ukba.in.the.usa” target=”_blank”>http://facebook.com/ukba.in.<wbr />the.usa</a>

There you have it, straight from the horses mouth to so speak. We went to their turn-time page several times finding one day that the turn time was to be 12 business days then about two weeks ago, it was 15 days. We’re at at least 20 business days if you allow for all the holidays in December and of course today, New  Year’s Day.

 

In sum, we’ve heard NOTHING. ZIP. NADA.

 

Ken did come back to Phoenix last week to visit for the holidays. We had a nice four days at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix to visit. Had a great time with @llamafairy and @planetcait (if you’re on twitter you know …) at Moto last week for dinner.

 

In the meantime, I have moved home with my parents until the visa thing is resolved. It’s really  great to be sleeping in a bed instead of on the floor as I had been doing for the last month and a half. The cats have adjusted well to sleeping in the garage so all is currently well … enough.

 

There really are OTHER updates, not of much additional consequence but it’s 3 am and I need to get some sleep. Ciao!

 

love – k

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