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I received the following email this morning. Does it mean that my visa has been granted?

UK Visas & Immigration has now assessed your UK visa application and made a decision. Your documents and the decision will be sent back to either the UK Visa Application Centre where you applied, where we will contact you by email over the next few days to collect them, or if you are using the courier return service, will be sent directly back to the address provided.

Please note that TLScontact does not know the outcome of the assessment and has played no role in the decision-making process.

Kind regards,
TLScontact
UK VIsas & Immigration

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    It means that the decision will be sent back to either the UK Visa Application Centre where you applied, where they will contact you by email over the next few days to collect them, or if you are using the courier return service, it will be sent directly back to the address you provided. – user253751 Oct 28 '16 at 1:12
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    This seems to be about understanding the content of an email. Maybe this question would be a better fit at English Language Learners, as the correct answer is actually right there in the question. – I'm with Monica Oct 28 '16 at 9:29
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the answer is clearly stated in the question. It is not about travel but about understanding English. – gerrit Oct 28 '16 at 10:57
  • @Cindy Just a quick-side note: At least in the US, "official" news will usually not come in an email, because it is not a very reliable or robust way to communicate. Email are as public as postal cards, and it is too easy to create fake email. – jpaugh Oct 28 '16 at 17:59
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    I don't see this as a language question. Imagine some country where a governmental agency issuing visas only send responds from any kind to people whose visas are granted and never contacts those whose visas have been denied. Then the existence of a mail, no matter the content, would have been an indication of acceptance. It would be a terrible, inefficient and not constructive way to run a bureaucracy, but there are enough places in the world where bureaucracies use ridiculous processes. So, the answer depends on knowing the process of visa confirmation and not on language. – rumtscho Oct 29 '16 at 12:42
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No, it does not mean your application was successful. Also it does not mean your application was refused. It means neither. It is simply an advisory that they have reached a decision and are letting you know that you will be contacted to collect your stuff from the VFS/VAC. It is a standard email sent out automatically by UKVI whenever they update the system.

They do not like to give out results via email because they see visa decisions as private beyond what email provides.

To find out if you were successful you should examine what you get back. If your passport has a bright shiny entry clearance, you were successful. If your passport has a refusal stamp along with a refusal notice, well... If you have been refused and you do not understand why, the odds are really good we have covered it in the site's archives. See https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/visa-refusal

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    +1, especially for mentioning the reason they don't give out the answer by email. – user35890 Oct 28 '16 at 8:35
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In the email they say that they themselves don't know the outcome of the assessment, so the answer to your question must be "no, it doesn't mean either that you've been granted the visa or that you haven't been granted the visa".

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