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Old Sep 12th 2017, 7:43 pm   #91
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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
VFS message documents forwarded to UKVI : 9 sept 2017
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 processed visa application from VFS: 11 Sept 2017
Passport collected with approved visa: 12 sept 2017 ( processed in Abu Dhabi not Sheffield)
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 1:13 am   #92
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Nigeria, 150 days, non priority
Australia, 137 days, non priority
USA, 111 days, non priority
India, 109 days, non priority
Germany,107 days, priority
Canada, 106 days, priority
Canada, 103 days, priority
Gambia, 103 days, non priority
Pakistan, 101 days, non priority
Australia, 100 days, priority
Bangkok, 99 days, non priority
Canada 98 days, non priority
Pakistan, 94, non priority
Thailand, 91 days, non priority
India, 91 days, non priority
Cuba, 90 days, non priority
Philippines, 89 days, non priority
Ireland, 89 days,
USA, 89 days, non priority
Sri Lanka, 86 days, non priority
Honk Kong, 82 days, non priority
Spain, 80 days, priority
India, 65 days, priority
South Africa, 64 days, non priority
Indonesia, 60 days, non priority
Ghana, 58 days, priority, priority
Japan, 57 days, priority
Spain, 55 days, priority
Philippines, 55 days, priority
Tunisia, 50 days, priority
Hong Kong, 40 days, priority
Turkey 35 days, priority
Hong Kong, day 33, priority
Philippines, 29 days, non priority
Ireland, 23 days, priority

Thanks for all the info the survey is now closed
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 3:28 am   #93
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Type of Application: Settlement (priority)
Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 19th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 27th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th Jul 2017
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 28th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

GWF tracker status: not recognised
Decision email: nil
Return courier tracking: nil
Visa issued: awaiting
Just an update:

Country applying from: Hong Kong
Online application: 19th Jul 2017
Biometrics: 27th Jul 2017
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th Jul 2017 (priority)
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 28th Jul 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision email: still waiting.
Escalation: 31st Aug 2017. Called them yesterday (W/D 33) and asked how my escalation was going. Lady on the other end told me that although my escalation was received on 31st Aug (W/D 24), it wasn't actioned as it was under 30 working days. She only managed to action my escalation yesterday (13th Sept) as it had reached 30 working days.
Visa issued: awaiting
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 5:30 am   #94
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Country applying from: Palestine
Online application: 5th June 2017
Biometrics: 21 June 2017 - Non priority
Package sent to UKVI (scanned): Package left with VFS
Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 5 July 2017
Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: N/A

Decision made: 7 September
Email to collect documents from VFS: No email
Passport collected with approved visa: 13 September
I will be travelling 21 September my visa starts that day

They didn't call nor email , I went to application center to ask for information and my package was there from days
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 12:35 pm   #95
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Country applying from: Pakistan
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted online: 5th September 2017
Date biometrics taken: 7th Septemeber
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date documents sent to UKVI : 11th September 2017
Date documents received UKVI: 12th September 2017 (Signed for)
Date of Email saying received at UKVI: n/a
Projected timeline given: n/a
Supporting documents returned:
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 4:34 pm   #96
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Australia 134 days, non priority
USA, 108 days, non priority
India, 106 days, non priority
Germany, 104 days, priority
Canada, 103 days, priority
Canada, 100 days, priority
Gambia, 100 days, non priority
Australia, 97 days, priority
Canada 95 days, non priority
Thailand, 88 days, non priority
India, 88 days, non priority
Cuba, 87 days, non priority
Philippines, 86 days, non priority
Ireland, 86 days,
USA, 86 days, non priority
Sri Lanka, 83 days, non priority
Spain, 77 days, priority
India, 62 days, priority
South Africa, 61 days, non priority
Indonesia, 57 days, non priority
Ghana, 55 days, priority, priority
Japan, 53 days, priority
Spain, 52 days, priority
Philippines, 52 days, priority
Hong Kong, 37 days, priority
Hong Kong, day 30, priority
Turkey, 32 days, priority
Philippines, 26 days, non priority
Ireland, 20 days, priority

Thanks for all the info got 29 now. Are there anymore out there wants to share their waiting times? will do some analysis next few days
Thailand
Biometric date : 28th April
Request for more documents at 12 weeks.

Still awaiting decision! 20 weeks now
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 4:36 pm   #97
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Bio date : 28th April
(Non priority)

Not straightforward email and asked for documents: 24th July

Documents sent: 27th July

Decision : n/a

Escalated about 10 times! MP emailed and phoned ... hasn't helped

20 weeks and counting
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Old Sep 14th 2017, 5:55 pm   #98
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Biometrics 27th of April in Canada. Non-straightforward email 19 July.

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Old Sep 15th 2017, 12:31 am   #99
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Application location: Toronto, Canada - Priority Paid
Online application: Aug. 11, 2017
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: Aug. 24, 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: Aug. 28, 2017
Decision made: waiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: waiting
Passport collected with approved visa: waiting

Received email from home office Sept. 7, 2017
"Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer."

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Old Sep 15th 2017, 2:04 am   #100
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Application location: Hanoi - Vietnam (Non priority - no option for priority)
Type: Wife and a child dependant
Online application: 31 May 2017
Biometrics and documents scanned at VFS: 7 June 2017
Confirmation of scanned documents forwarded to Sheffield: 7 June 2017
Acknowledged for consideration of an ECO: 28 June 2017 (at Sheffield Visa section)
Non-straightforward notice (without any further information): 26 August 2017(UK Decision Making Centre)
Email requested IHS top up for child due to system error (it was 0 at application): 31 August 2017
Escalations, phone calls, emails are useless.

71 working days of waiting
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 12:18 pm   #101
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Bio date : 28th April
(Non priority)

Not straightforward email and asked for documents: 24th July

Documents sent: 27th July

Decision : n/a

Escalated about 10 times! MP emailed and phoned ... hasn't helped

20 weeks and counting

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Old Sep 15th 2017, 12:35 pm   #102
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Application Submitted Online: 02/05/2017 (Spouse non priority)
Biometrics & Passport Submission (Location): Mirpur
Biometrics & Passport Submission (Date) : 03/05/2017
Application Forwarded To British High Commission On :
05/05/2017
Supporting Documents Recived back from Sheffield On : 16/05/2017
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Status check by email and phone calls on 20/07/2017, 03/08/17, 21/08/17, 07/09/2017 . Same reply all the time. "Application is being considered and awaiting decision"
Contacted For Collection : waiting
Collection Made :
Decision Of Application :
Validity Of Visa:
MP letter: No reply - so it is useless
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The wait is over now!
Here's my timeline:
STANDARD application from Jakarta, Indonesia
Category A (employment)
19th June - Application online
21st June - Biometric
26th June - Documents sent
27th June - Documents received in Sheffield
28th June - Email confirmation from Sheffield
14th July - Documents returned
25th August (day 48th) - MP involved for escalation

No emails nor calls from HO
13th Sept (day 60th & my birthday) - Called HO and been told decision has been made on 11th Sept (day 58th)

14th Sept - Email from VFS for passport collection
15th Sept - Received passport back with a lovely vignette on it!!



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Nigeria, 150 days, non priority
Australia, 137 days, non priority
USA, 111 days, non priority
India, 109 days, non priority
Germany,107 days, priority
Canada, 106 days, priority
Canada, 103 days, priority
Gambia, 103 days, non priority
Pakistan, 101 days, non priority
Australia, 100 days, priority
Bangkok, 99 days, non priority
Canada 98 days, non priority
Pakistan, 94, non priority
Thailand, 91 days, non priority
India, 91 days, non priority
Cuba, 90 days, non priority
Philippines, 89 days, non priority
Ireland, 89 days,
USA, 89 days, non priority
Sri Lanka, 86 days, non priority
Honk Kong, 82 days, non priority
Spain, 80 days, priority
India, 65 days, priority
South Africa, 64 days, non priority
Indonesia, 60 days, non priority
Ghana, 58 days, priority, priority
Japan, 57 days, priority
Spain, 55 days, priority
Philippines, 55 days, priority
Tunisia, 50 days, priority
Hong Kong, 40 days, priority
Turkey 35 days, priority
Hong Kong, day 33, priority
Philippines, 29 days, non priority
Ireland, 23 days, priority

Thanks for all the info the survey is now closed
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Old Sep 16th 2017, 3:51 pm   #104
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Country applying from: Taipei, Taiwan
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority

Date application submitted: Online June 20, 2017

Date biometrics taken: June 23, 2017

Date documentation was received by UKVI: June 26, 2017 (scanned via VFS)

Email confirmation received: June 26, 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks

Decision made email: Sept 15, 2017 (after contacting customer service on 14 Sept)

Date your visa was received: Waiting....
Processing time: Waiting

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Old Sep 18th 2017, 4:08 pm   #105
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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: email from UKVI on day 58 to say decision has been made
2 days later passport was received with the Visa.

Good luck everyone else who is waiting.. We are over the moon!! long time waiting and very frustrating but so glad its finally happened.

My flight is booked for 29th September to be re united with my Wife and Daughter..
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