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I applied for my skilled worker visa and it’s been 3 weeks

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I applied for my skilled worker visa and it’s been 3 weeks and next week will be my 4th week last week I got an email that my application is not straightforward I am afraid I won’t get my visa in time I just have 3 weeks
JA: Could you provide me with any other relevant information about the situation surrounding the visa?
Customer: Skilled worker visa - health and care visa this is the type of my visa
JA: Have you already talked to a lawyer about the visa?
Customer: No
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No that’s all
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
They have not requested any extra documents yet
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
They just sent me the email stating my application is not straight forward
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.
Good morning I am Lawyer Ak and I will be assisting you today.
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.

The home office send a generic email to inform you it’s been submitted if they have concerns they would have asked you to submit more documents.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Why did they send that my application is not straightforward and it will take more time
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
This email was never sent to any of my peers
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
They all got their visa in exactly 3 weeks
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Instead after 3 weeks I got this email
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.

There are informing you of delays therefore will be not be processed in that time period.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
what is causing a delay in mine and if my application is not straightforward how long on average will they take
Especially that now UK visas are slower
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.

It would take a period of 6 weeks processing time.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Is it normal for them to send this email if there is no problem in my application ?
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.
it’s vary normal as I have explained a generic email can be sent.
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
All my friends that got the same email , it was followed directly by an email requesting extra docments
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
But mine has not
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
It’s been 3 working days since that email
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
If they wanted extra docments do they directly ask or they might ask later
Expert:  LawyerAk replied 19 days ago.

Any doubt you can email the home office for a follow up.