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Old Jul 7th 2017, 12:01 pm   #1
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Default 2017 UK Spouse Visa Timelines Part II (TIMELINES ONLY)

Please keep this thread for sharing timelines ONLY. If you have a question please create a NEW thread with your specific question.

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Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

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Old Jul 9th 2017, 1:30 am   #2
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Despite Jerseygirl's post and example there followed several posts that were not timeline specific. Rather than delete those ,as should happen, I have moved the conversation into this thread called Chat about UK Spouse Visa

It has been asked several times now that the timeline thread remain for timelines only. Any other chat open a new topic or use the thread with the non timeline posts.

As has been stated, all non timeline posts will simply now be deleted. It needs to stay that way to remain open otherwise will be stopped as per the previous Timeline thread which did not keep to its purpose. Timelines.
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Old Jul 11th 2017, 9:51 pm   #3
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Please keep this thread for sharing timelines ONLY. If you have a question please create a NEW thread with your specific question.

Please take time to look at the following thread...this is what a timeline thread should look like. Any posts that do not contain TIMELINES ONLY will be deleted.

Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

Thank you.
Spouse visa from Nigeria to the UK
We submitted the online application estimate date: 3rd April 2017
Visited VSA centre biometrics estimate date: 6th April 2017.
Confirmation application received @ vsa centre 7th April 2017.
Supporting docs sent to Sheffield 10th April 2017 received on the 11th April royal special delivery confirmation.
? Date likely changed to awaiting decision - estimate 25th of April 2017.
Decision made 6th of July 2017
Emailed received ready to pick passport 7th of July 2017
Visa approved Hubby collected his passport 10th April 2017.
Total of 59 days (11 weeks and 6 days for decision). GWF on traking visa online worked only on the 6th April 2017. Goodluck wishing everyone the best!

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Old Jul 12th 2017, 1:59 pm   #4
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Default Re: 2017 UK Spouse Visa Timelines Part II (TIMELINES ONLY)

For those who do not understand...this thread is for VISA TIMELINES ONLY. It is not to ask questions, ask for advice, air grievances or for chit chat. As BEVS posted in post #2 anything other than timelines should be posted in Chat about UK Spouse Visa . - off topic posts re timeline v chat threads ...or in a new thread.

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Default Re: 2017 UK Spouse Visa Timelines Part II (TIMELINES ONLY)

Application location: Melbourne Australia - Priority Paid
Published processing times for Melbourne (as of May 2017): 10% 10 days, 30% 15 days, 40% 30 days, 80% 60 days, 100% 90 days.
Online application: 29 May
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 30 May
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 31 May
Decision made: 8 July
Email to collect documents from VFS: 14 July
Passport collected with approved visa: 15 July

Total: 33 working days from 31 May.

(Note: Our case was formally escalated at 17 working days due to SLA for priority processing not being met).

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Settlement Visa

Online application: 24th April
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 26th April
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 28th April
Decision made: 11 July
Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting
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Old Jul 18th 2017, 7:00 am   #7
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Our timeline below:
From Hong Kong
Online application: 28 June
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 5 July
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 6 July
Decision made: Awaiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting


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Time line from Abu Dhabi

Online application 4th April 2017

Biometrics 13 th April

Decision made 11 th July

Passport received with visa 18th July

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Our timeline below:
From Hong Kong
Online application: 28 June
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 5 July
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 6 July
Decision made: Awaiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting


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Application location: Sheffield Uk - Non-Priority Paid (Even though I paid My solicitor for Priority but he made mistake and I did`t get the £400 back that I give him !)
Published processing times for Algeria (as of May 2017): 10% 10 days, 30% 15 days, 40% 30 days, 85% 60 days, 100% 90 days.
Online application: 10 March 2017
Bio-metrics Taken on the 15 of March 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 15 March 2017 by email and was given Reference
Decision made:Non
Email to collect documents from VFS: Non
Passport collected with approved visa: Non

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Application location: Hong Kong
Application status: Priority
Online application: 28 April 2017
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 8 May 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 8 May 2017
Decision made: Awaiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting
52 working days and counting (enquiry emails/calls yield no useful info. Tracker does not recognized GWF still.)
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Application location: Shanghai
Application status: Awaiting decision
Online application: 20th April
Bio-metrics: 25th April
Documents received in Sheffield: 24th April

Decision made: Not yet

Application escalated: 20th July
MP contacted UKVI: 20th July
Complaint emailed to UKVI: 20th July
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Hi guys
This is my timeline
Online Application :13/06/2017
Confirmation payment

(Priority+nhs+visa fee )
emails:13/06/2017
Biometric appointment in Rabat (morocco):23/06/2017
Application received in Sheffield :26/06/2017
Documents received by Sheffield :29/06/2017
Decision taken :not yet
Passport collected:not yet
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Our timeline:
Applied from São Paulo, Brazil
Non-priority
Online application:1st April
Biometrics:25th April
Online application status 'Decided':3rd July
Email to say decision has been made: 11th July (why did they take 1 week to tell us this?)
Passport with approved visa arrived: 21st July (tears of joy mixed with panic as we realise we have 15 days left on the vignette to pack up our lives and move)

Thanks to everyone on this forum who helped us answer questions!

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Country applying from: Australia - Melbourne
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority

Date application submitted: Online June 19, 2017

Date biometrics taken: June 23, 2017

Date documentation was received by UKVI: June 23, 2017

Email confirmation received: June 23, 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Projected timeline given: 60 days

Decision made email: July 25, 2017

Date your visa was received: July 25, 2017
Processing time: 22 business days

Pleasantly surprised how quick this was!
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Country applying from: Canada - Edmonton
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - wife - non priority
Date application submitted (online or in person): July 6th 2017 - online
Date biometrics taken: July 17th 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: July 20th 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
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