Firstly I am going to apologise for going on before I 'go on' but today we have had a major set back.
The waiting got the better of us today, so this pm Dean rang our agent, to see if there is any news. 'No Mr Mapleston," she said. "We still have not received your documentation." "What documentation?" he said.
To cut a long story short, she was refering to the documentation Our Case officer requested on the 7th December. We didn't even know we had a case officer never mind that he wanted further documents. Our agent said she sent us a e-mail on the 7th December, we never received it!!! Even more suspetct is that we have spoken and e-mailed her since that date regarding our Medicals and Police checks and nothing was mentioned. So now we need to get an extenstion with DIMIA and get this paperwork together ASAP.
Not only have we wasted a month but what do they need more papers for? They have requested more evidence of Self-Employment and all his accounts for the past 4 years, along with VAT Returns (which we cant produce originals as the VAT man has these) ect ect ect.
Has this happened to anyone else and does it mean we could be refused our visa?
It was beginning to feel so close and now it seems we are never going to get it..
A very very annoyed Trisha
Originally Posted by deanrm
Sorry your agent has been unhelpful.
My other half is also self employed and we too have been asked for the same paperwork as you which they had back in Nov so I think this is normal. All the details on our status page change to 'met' all but the work experience. Which our agent has told us they may even more info or its been over looked and could change in day or so.
So dont get to annoyed (easy for me to say) the extra work stuff is normal.
Good luck with the rest of this visa madness
So sorry about your agent and the mix up. We had a similar request due to Greg being self employed so seems to be a pretty standard thing - but a huge pain when you are in the last bit of wiating I know!!!!
Good luck with it all and fingers crossed it won't be much longer for you
Thanks for your words of incouragment. I hope your right.
I think this set back has made me realise how much I want to go. I now need to turn my attention to getting the papers together (rather than calling our agent).
Thanks again, will keep you all posted.
really sorry to hear about your nightmare, sounds like a dodgy case officer to me, not that i am an expert, just starting our process
i hope you get things sorted out.
also noticed we both live in lincoln, small world!
Can anyone tell me what they sent, when the department requested more evidence of Self-Employment.
I am struggling to think of much without duplicating the TRA.
obliously i am sending his Accounts but any other suggestions would be great.
When we sent ours , we sent in Pics of jobs, pics of tools, references from all suppliers , references from all my builders I sub-contracted to , pics of my sign written van , some business cards , national insurance statement , letter from my accountant showing gross and nett profit for the past 6 years , the Tra doc its self with the usual 50 page essay for question 8 i think...? hope this helps Cheers Graham
Which agency are you with as we have had the same thing happen to us. We were told to wait to do our medicals and police checks as we didn't have a case officer then about 2 weeks ago we were told they needed our mediacals and police checks by the 4th January!!! They also requested payslips from 2004/2005 these were sent and then we were told they needed them from 2004 till present day. Nightmare as my fiancees old employeer's accounts ladies is off on maternity (lucky she is also my fiancees sister in law but still!!!!!)
I`ve been sending emails to my case officer asking if there is any more progress on our application and I haven`t even had a response, I think she may have left DIMA
I sent an email through the general enquiries email through the site before Christmas and they responded by telling us we would know before the Friday before Chrimbo IF a decision could be made, and still nothing, I have no nails left :(
Originally Posted by deanrm
We sent copies of our yearly tax statements as all that was requested from us was Inland Revenue info.