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Old Sep 19th 2017, 3:17 pm   #1
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Hi folks. For general posts regarding the delays at Sheffield please go to the MERGED thread.

This thread is to gain an insight of who has been waiting for more than 90 working days and to get an idea of any 'group' representation / action we might want to consider. Clearly our MPs are getting nowhere.

I suggest we each initially share the following information

Date of Biometrics

Location of Biometrics

Date of email receipt from Sheffield

Location Constituency of your sponsors MP
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 3:21 pm   #2
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Date of Biometrics : 25 April

Location of Biometrics : Bangkok

Date of email receipt from Sheffield : 4 May

Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: North Cornwall
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 3:40 pm   #3
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Date of Biometrics : 25 April

Location of Biometrics : Bangkok

Date of email receipt from Sheffield : 4 May

Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: North Cornwall
I can't believe you're still waiting for a decision on your wife's visa. I'm so sorry
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 3:45 pm   #4
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Applying from Bangkok

Biometric- 28th April

Confirmation email that application received: 5th May

Not straightforward email and asked for documents- 24th July

Documents sent - 27th July

Contacted MP 5 weeks ago and still chasing
(Surrey, Dominic Raab)

Another not straightforward email: 30th Aug

Phoned call centre over 25 times. Case escalated at least 4 times

No decision yet.

21 weeks and still waiting
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Hi folks. For general posts regarding the delays at Sheffield please go to the MERGED thread.

This thread is to gain an insight of who has been waiting for more than 90 working days and to get an idea of any 'group' representation / action we might want to consider. Clearly our MPs are getting nowhere.

I suggest we each initially share the following information

Date of Biometrics

Location of Biometrics

Date of email receipt from Sheffield

Location Constituency of your sponsors MP
Hi

Thank you for this.

Date of Biometrics - 28/04/17

Location of Biometrics - Rabat, Morocco (via TLSContact Agency)

Date of email receipt from Sheffield - 09/05/17

Location Constituency of your sponsor - Bolton, North East
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 4:00 pm   #6
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Date of biometrics- 10/5/2017
Location of biometrics - Philippines
Confirmation email that application received - 15/5/2017
Phoned contact centre twice, 2 emails, escalated
Phoned MP, 5 times
93 days waiting
Location Constituency of your sponsors MP - Harrogate/Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Received apology from HO because they sent out incorrect letter requesting further docs
because they separated wifes and childs application forms treating them as separate individuals. Latest info very vague and say they are working on our case. One week ago our MP spoke to HO and asked them to prioritise our application as child suposed to be starting university this week. MP has not had a reply. I will write a letter to my MP tomorrow asking him to ask to speak to a senior manager rather than thru a clerk.

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Old Sep 19th 2017, 4:39 pm   #7
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Date of biometrics - 09/03/2017
location - Chandigarh India
email for confirmation - 10 March
documents to Sheffield - 12th march
documents got back from Sheffield with generic letter all documents copied-15th march
case not straight forward email - 2nd june
case escalated 20 July ,12 Aug, 1September- got reply case not straight forward we working on application , got reply on Saturday 16 sep we will make decision asap in coming days
mp involved she got same reply from ho - Dr Caroline Johnson (Sleaford And North Hykem
I am sponsor , self employed and owns 2 post offices , INcome more then £21000
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 4:55 pm   #8
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Date of Biometrics : 30 Dec 2016
Location of Biometrics : Ahmedabad, India
Date of email receipt from Sheffield : 4 Jan
Date of "not strAightforward case" email: 6 march
No. Of escalations: 3
MP contact: 2 times
Solicitor contact: once

36 weeks over. Not a single clear response so far. Every time received annoying generic response. Please do something to resolve this problem.. 😢🙏🏻
Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: Edgware, Middlesex
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 10:54 pm   #9
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Date of Biometrics: 27 April
Location of Biometrics: Vancouver, Canada
Date of email receipt from Sheffield: 1 May
Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: Cambridge
Not-straightforward notice: 19 July
Not-straightforward request: Fiancée's divorce papers (not indicated as a requirement in the application guidelines)
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Old Sep 20th 2017, 12:45 am   #10
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Date of Biometrics: 24 April (submitted priority)

Location of Biometrics: Canberra Australia

Date of email receipt from Sheffield: 24 April

Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: Ealing Southall
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Date of Biometrics : 30 Dec 2016
Location of Biometrics : Ahmedabad, India
Date of email receipt from Sheffield : 4 Jan
Date of "not strAightforward case" email: 6 march
No. Of escalations: 3
MP contact: 2 times
Solicitor contact: once

36 weeks over. Not a single clear response so far. Every time received annoying generic response. Please do something to resolve this problem.. 😢🙏🏻
Location Constituency of your sponsors MP: Edgware, Middlesex
That is shocking!

I feel for you.

It sounds unusual to for it to go on this long.
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Old Sep 20th 2017, 9:11 am   #12
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Date if biometrics: 8th May
Place of biometrics: Bangkok
Documents received: 9th May
Non straightforward @ 60 days
Escalated via MP @ 60 days
Told documents with manager @ 70 days
Letter from UKVI @ 81 days stating there are many people waiting besides me and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis (BS!!)
Have spoke to my MP’s PA on about 15 occasions now, they are getting fobbed off too
Constituency: Havering
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Old Sep 21st 2017, 5:53 am   #13
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Has anybody here had a decision yet?
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Old Sep 21st 2017, 7:59 am   #14
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Has anybody here had a decision yet?
One of the purposes of being here is that we can monitor each others progress as once we are over the 100 day mark we are in to the unknown. Non of us know whether our applications will be looked before the 120 day mark as part of the revised service level agreement. Nobody on this thread has had a decision and are discussing ways collectively were to go next. I think momentum will build considerably if nothing is done by working day 120.

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One of the purposes of being here is that we can monitor each others progress as once we are over the 100 day mark we are in to the unknown. Non of us know whether our applications will be looked before the 120 day mark as part of the revised service level agreement. Nobody on this thread has had a decision and are discussing ways collectively were to go next. I think momentum will build considerably if nothing is done by working day 120.
Hi

I can see there is growing discontent on the MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread. thread

Looks like a lot of people are reaching the 120 working days (24 weeks) mark and we need all of those people to be identified and add throw their hat in to this thread so we have act as a collective very soon.

If we can all try and spot those who are 90 working days and over on the thread mentioned above. Can we please ask them to add their details on this thread so we can come together quickly if the time arrives.
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