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Old Aug 28th 2017, 10:01 am   #46
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Type of Application: Settlement (priority)
Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 11th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 13th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 13th Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 13th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

33 days and counting.
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Old Aug 29th 2017, 2:39 pm   #47
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Country of Application
:Algeria
Service : Priority
Type of Visa: Settlement visa
Biometrics: June 06, 2017
Email confirmation of application and supporting documents :June 07, 2017
Decision made: 28 August 2017 ( 12 weeks )
visa approved today from 01 Sep 2017 to the 01 oct 2017
Good luck for everyone
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 2:51 am   #48
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Type of Application: Settlement (priority)
Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 11th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 13th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 13th Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 13th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

33 days and counting.
Update:

Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 11th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 13th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 13th Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 13th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision made: 22 August 2017
Email to collect documents from VFS: 29 August 2017
Passport collected with approved visa: 30 August 2017

Good luck everyone!

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Old Aug 31st 2017, 12:45 pm   #49
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Country applying from: Ukraine, priority
Online application: 5th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 11thJul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 11 Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer:
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document:

Decision made: awaiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: awAiting

Good luck for everyone!
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 9:28 pm   #50
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ll add for my wife

Country applying from: Canada - Toronto - Standard (Priority option didnt come up)
Online application: 12th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 10th Aug 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 10 Aug 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer:
Decision made: awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: awaiting

i emailed my MP too to push and they confirmed it was received by UKVI on the 11th, however they never emailed my wife to advise this.
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 9:41 pm   #51
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Tomorrow is our day 60 after biometrics.

Documents submitted Bangkok via VFS June 9th

Online application June 4

Email acknowledging receipt of docs June 24
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Old Aug 31st 2017, 11:39 pm   #52
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Type of Application: Settlement - Spouse (priority)
Country applying from: Philippines (Manila)
Online application: 21 June 2017
Biometrics: 28 June 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 3 July 2017
Non-straightforward notice: N/A
Decision made: Waiting...
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Old Sep 1st 2017, 12:24 pm   #53
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]Type of Application: Settlement - Spouse (priority)
Country applying from: Philippines (Manila)
Online application: 16th June 2017
Biometrics: 22nd June 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th June 2017
Non-straightforward notice: N/A
Decision made: Waiting...
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Old Sep 1st 2017, 4:32 pm   #54
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Country applying from: UAE (Dubai) ( wife is Kazakh)
Online application: 1st Sept 2017
Biometrics: appointment 5th Sept 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): n/a
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: n/a
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision made: n/a
Email to collect documents from VFS: n/a
Passport collected with approved visa: n/a

When booking the appointment it asked if we wanted priority. We ticked yes but only had the standard option when it came to paying.
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Old Sep 1st 2017, 4:59 pm   #55
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Application for 1 spouse visa, 2 dependent children visas
Application from Hong Kong
Priority
Online application: 28 June
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 5 July
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 6 July
Additional not straightforward email: 30 July ~ 2 dependent children only

IHS payment email for dependent children: paid and acknowledged on 31 July (No reply since then, our advisor sent email to UVKI International, correspondence team replied with apology of delay)

Decision made:
My husband case shown DECIDED on 31 Jul
2 dependent children: 17 August

Email to collect documents from VFS:
Husband case: 2 Aug
2 dependent children: 20 Aug & 25 Aug
Passport collected with approved visa: Husband received on 3 Aug/ Dependent children: 22 Aug & 27 Aug

We are leaving on 4th September. Thanks God!

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Old Sep 1st 2017, 7:39 pm   #56
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Settlement for my Thai wife with our British daughter. Non Priority.
Bangkok: biometrics taken 23rd June + scanned docs
Sheffield confirmed docs received 4th July
No response since.
Still awaiting decision.
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Old Sep 4th 2017, 4:54 pm   #57
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Application location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Application status: Non-Priority
Online application: 19 June 2017
Biometric: 21 June 2017
Documents sent to Sheffield: 27 June 2017
Documents received in Sheffield: 28 June 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 28 June 2017
Documents returned: 14 July 2017
Decision made: Awaiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting
53 working days and counting (Got MP involved yet no emails/calls yield no useful info. Tracker does not recognised GWF still.)
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Old Sep 5th 2017, 7:58 am   #58
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Country applying from: UAE (Dubai) ( wife is Kazakh)
Online application: 1st Sept 2017
Biometrics: 5th Sept 2017 - Paid for Priority at VFS
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): Package left with VFS
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: n/a
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision made: n/a
Email to collect documents from VFS: n/a
Passport collected with approved visa: n/a
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Old Sep 5th 2017, 10:46 am   #59
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Application made in Bangkok. Thai wife of UK citizen. No children. Cash savings only for financial requirement.

Online application : June 6
Biometrics : June 9
Email from Sheffield stating documents received : June 26
Email from VFS stating decision made and passport ready : September 4th
Passport picked up - with visa granted : September 5th
30 days vignette valid from September 7th (our originally stated date of travel was July 27th)

Total time elapsed from biometrics to decision made : 61 working days
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Old Sep 6th 2017, 6:07 am   #60
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I forgot to add : non-priority

And online application was May 30th not June 6th

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Application made in Bangkok. Thai wife of UK citizen. No children. Cash savings only for financial requirement.

Online application : June 6
Biometrics : June 9
Email from Sheffield stating documents received : June 26
Email from VFS stating decision made and passport ready : September 4th
Passport picked up - with visa granted : September 5th
30 days vignette valid from September 7th (our originally stated date of travel was July 27th)

Total time elapsed from biometrics to decision made : 61 working days
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