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Old Jul 17th 2022, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by MigratingFrenchie View Post
So stressful not to have any visibility at all of how high up in the queue your application is...
Tbh, that wouldn't help anyway. Even if yours is first in the queue, it may take longer than others behind you, it's so dependent on circumstances, background checks, etc, etc. That's why knowing how long others applications took isn't really terribly helpful, as how long it took them has no bearing on your application.

Hopefully yours won't take too much longer, good luck.
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Tbh, that wouldn't help anyway. Even if yours is first in the queue, it may take longer than others behind you, it's so dependent on circumstances, background checks, etc, etc. That's why knowing how long others applications took isn't really terribly helpful, as how long it took them has no bearing on your application.

Hopefully yours won't take too much longer, good luck.
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hello, guys!!!!
You are all well come to post your comments under this announcement!

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People are desperate to get reunited with their families (in the comments)
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Old Jul 30th 2022, 7:50 pm
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My MP's office has written to the Home Office requesting an expedition on compassionate grounds. Any chance they would consider this?

Also, can we get my spouse's visa stamped at the British Embassy or VFS in a different country?

We applied in Mexico but plan to spend some time in Morroco or Turkey until she gets her visa.
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Old Jul 30th 2022, 8:38 pm
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My MP's office has written to the Home Office requesting an expedition on compassionate grounds. Any chance they would consider this?

Also, can we get my spouse's visa stamped at the British Embassy or VFS in a different country?

We applied in Mexico but plan to spend some time in Morroco or Turkey until she gets her visa.
Hey, we have also asked our MP for their support and assistance in expediting our case -our daughter has been missing school for a few months. That was more than one month ago. Still no answer.
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 6:45 am
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Hello All,

We submitted wife’s application late January and decided to contact UKVI last month regarding update. We were told that a decision has been made and should receive relevant correspondence within 10days. It’s now about a month since we made the call and nothing has been sent from them. We opted for the “Keep My Passport” service at the point of application implying that we still have the additional step of sending the passport to the service center……….called them again and it’s the same response…….this delay is just absolutely insane.
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Hello All,

We submitted wife’s application late January and decided to contact UKVI last month regarding update. We were told that a decision has been made and should receive relevant correspondence within 10days. It’s now about a month since we made the call and nothing has been sent from them. We opted for the “Keep My Passport” service at the point of application implying that we still have the additional step of sending the passport to the service center……….called them again and it’s the same response…….this delay is just absolutely insane.
Hello, can I ask you what country did you apply from? Just being curious...
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Old Jul 31st 2022, 4:34 pm
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We applied for spouse visa in Mexico and chose to keep my wife's passport.Two Questions:

1. Can we apply for a visitor visa in the meantime?

2. If her spouse visa is issued, can we request it to be stamped into her passport in a different country?

​​​​Both applications made in Mexico.

If 1 above is allowed, does it make sense to apply for a) standard visitor visa or b) marriage visa?

We married in Mexico and plan to do so in the UK during her visit.






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Old Jul 31st 2022, 5:03 pm
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We applied for spouse visa in Mexico and chose to keep my wife's passport.Two Questions:

1. Can we apply for a visitor visa in the meantime?

2. If her spouse visa is issued, can we request it to be stamped into her passport in a different country?

​​​​Both applications made in Mexico.

If 1 above is allowed, does it make sense to apply for a) standard visitor visa or b) marriage visa?

We married in Mexico and plan to do so in the UK during her visit.
1. Not advised.... she needs to be in Mexico when the visa is issued
2. ????

If you have already applied for a spouse visa (ie you are married) why would you consider applying for a marriage visa ?
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My MP's office has written to the Home Office requesting an expedition on compassionate grounds. Any chance they would consider this?

Also, can we get my spouse's visa stamped at the British Embassy or VFS in a different country?

We applied in Mexico but plan to spend some time in Morroco or Turkey until she gets her visa.
... ...... must admit, never heard of applications being expedited due to compassionate grounds.
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1. Not advised.... she needs to be in Mexico when the visa is issued
2. ????

If you have already applied for a spouse visa (ie you are married) why would you consider applying for a marriage visa ?

​​​​​​Since we opted to keep her passport, we can meet in another country. Morocco or Turkey for where she doesn't need a visa. We could apply for a visitor schengen visa and meet in Ireland or Gibraltar. If her spouse visa is issued when she is in Ireland, can we get it stamped at the VFS centre in Dublin?

We plan to get married in the UK under UK law as marriages in Mexico are not recognised in the UK unless registered.

What I am reading online is that if we apply for a visitor visa, it would defacto cancel her spouse visa application as the Home Office has one application at a time rule.​​
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I don't understand what your situation is.

On the one hand you say you have applied for a UK spouse visa while in Mexico, and then you say you are planning to get married in the UK.
If, as you say, unregistered marriages in Mexico are not recognised by UK immigration law then you are not going to get a spouse visa.
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
I don't understand what your situation is.

On the one hand you say you have applied for a UK spouse visa while in Mexico, and then you say you are planning to get married in the UK.
If, as you say, unregistered marriages in Mexico are not recognised by UK immigration law then you are not going to get a spouse visa.

​​​​​​It's a registered Marriage in Mexico. We plan to have another ceremony here in the UK.

​​​​​So as per the Mexican government, we are married and we have submitted the translated marriage certificate as proof of marriage for the spouse visa.

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​​​​​​It's a registered Marriage in Mexico. We plan to have another ceremony here in the UK.

​​​​​So as per the Mexican government, we are married and we have submitted the translated marriage certificate as proof of marriage for the spouse visa.
When, and if, your visa is issued you will need to provide the applicant's passport for the vignette to be placed in it. (this will allow entry to the UK within a certain period). This request will, presumably, be sent to the address in Mexico which was on the application.
Whether you can then have the passport sent to Morocco, Tunisia or anywhere in Europe where you might be, I don't know. Contact any e-mail addresses, tel. numbers which were on your application to find out.
Applications are taking anything between 3 and 6 months these days.
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Originally Posted by SidBrit View Post
We applied for spouse visa in Mexico and chose to keep my wife's passport.Two Questions:

1. Can we apply for a visitor visa in the meantime?

2. If her spouse visa is issued, can we request it to be stamped into her passport in a different country?

​​​​Both applications made in Mexico.

If 1 above is allowed, does it make sense to apply for a) standard visitor visa or b) marriage visa?

We married in Mexico and plan to do so in the UK during her visit.
Hi,
we had same kind of question to our lawyer and also asked this question to UKVI, they strongly didn't recommend to do that as spouse's application might be cancelled because of that. Plu one can collect the vignette with a stamp only in the same country where them did apply from. You can check it up on the Home Office regular updates on UTube. She would have to go to Mexico anyway.

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