UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Oct 2nd 2017, 7:19 am
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Spouse visa: Non priority
Biometric done in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 21 July 2017
Documents received by UKVI bogota: 24 July 2017
Email that my application has been assigned to a entry clearance officer: 29 September 2017
decision has been made email received today: 2 October 2017
total 53 days
now waiting for passport, to see the outcome
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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 10:43 pm
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Update:

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
ECO email: N/A
Non-straightforward notice: N/A
Decision made: 29 September 2017
Passport received: 3 October 2017

67 working days (3 months, 1 day), with priority
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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 10:59 pm
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Type of Application: Settlement - Spouse (priority)
Country applying from: Mauritius
Online application: 22 June 2017
Biometrics: 22 June 2017 - Same Day
Received by UKVI: 23 June 2017
ECO email: N/A
Non-straightforward notice: 7 September 2017
Decision made: 12 September 2017
Passport received: 15 September 2017

Visa Granted !!!!!!!

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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
Decision made notification: October 3rd 2017
Date your visa was received:fingers crossed
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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 8:35 am
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28-Aug-17: Online Application
11-Sep-17: Biometrics
12-Sep-17: Mailed Application
14-Sep-17: Confirmation Email
03-Oct-17: Decision Email

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Country applying from: Auckland - New Zealand
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Wife - (non priority)
Date application submitted (Online or in Person): July 11th 2017 - Online
Date Bio-metrics taken: July 13th 2017
Date Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: 19th July 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: August 4th 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks
Decision made notification: Waiting :-(
Date your visa was received: Waiting

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Originally Posted by blox1978 View Post
Country applying from: Auckland - New Zealand
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Wife - (non priority)
Date application submitted (Online or in Person): July 11th 2017 - Online
Date Bio-metrics taken: July 13th 2017
Date Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: 19th July 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: August 4th 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks
Decision made notification: Didnt get one!
Date your visa was received: 4th October 2017

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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 11:09 pm
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Wife settlement(Nigeria/Priority).
*Biometrics:3rd August 2017.
*Received by ukvi 4th Aug 2017.
*Supporting documents reach sheffield:4th Aug 2017.
*Decision made:4th october 2017.~44 working days
All the best guys!
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Country applying from: Madrid, Spain

Online application: 13th June 2017

Biometrics: 27th June 2017

Package sent to UKVI (scanned): 27th June 2017

Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 28th June 2017

Decision made: 18 September 2017 (no email to let us know, I found out by calling the enquiry service on day 61)

Decision made email/email from TLS contact to advise passport ready for courier return: 2nd October 2017

Passport delivered by courier: 4th October 2017
VISA APPROVED! Absolutely over the moon!
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Old Oct 4th 2017, 7:38 pm
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Country applying from: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - wife - non priority
Date application submitted (online or in person): July 20th 2017 - online
Date biometrics taken: July 26th 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: July 26th 2017
Office location processing your visa: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made notification: Email received on 4th October 2017 and text message that passport had been sent to courier
Date your visa was received: 5th October 2017

Been a long a grueling wait but approvals are raining in now! Sit tight everyone, they're flooding in! Good luck!
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Country applying from: Chicago, USA
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Wife - (priority)
Date application submitted (Online or in Person): Online - September 10th 2017
Date Bio-metrics taken: September 14th 2017
Date Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: September 20th 2017
Supporting documents sent from Chicago to Sheffield: September 15th 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: September 20th 2017 (I had sent it two-day by it got held up in customs)
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: None.
Decision made notification: October 3rd 2017
Date your visa was received: October 5th 2017

Total business days from start to finish: 19

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Applying from: Bangkok
Biometric date: 28th April
Receipt from Sheffield: 5th May 2017
No contact for 12 weeks then not straightforward email and asked for documents within 7 days: 24th July

Documents sent: 26th July

Received phone call from Bangkok embassy asking for the same documents that Sheffield had asked for: 3rd October
(Resent to them right away)

Another call from embassy asking new travel intention date: 4th October

Got Decision made email (from VFS not Sheffield): 4th October
*not recognised shows on the tracking page & appears inactive for months now

Received visa by post: 6th October
VISA GRANTED!

Total 22+ weeks till decision was made. 23 weeks exactly till I got my passport back

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Old Oct 6th 2017, 2:46 am
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06/10/17
Type of Application: Settlement - Spouse (priority)
Country applying from: Vancouver, Canada
Biometrics: 24 July 2017
Email stating package received by UK: few days later
SLA: 12 Weeks

Chased & we were advised decision had been made and we were to receive documents back on 04/10/17. Nothing arrived. Chased again, UK Gov advised decision had not been made, no timeline.

Decision made: still waiting
Passport received: still waiting

55 business days at this point
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Wife - (non priority)
Date application submitted: July 23rd 2017 - Online
Date Bio-metrics taken: July 26th 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: August 3rd 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Decision made notification: October 4th 2017
Date your visa was received: October 5th 2017 (UPS)

52 business days start to end

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Application location: Colombo Sri Lanka
Application status: Non-Priority
Online application: 8 July 2017
Biometric: 14 July 2017
Documents sent to Sheffield: 31 July 2017
Documents received in Sheffield: 1 August 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 8 August 2017
Documents returned: 02 September 2017
Decision made: No email to confirm, and immigration website still says reference is not recognised.
Email to collect documents from VFS: 05 Oct. 17
Passport collected with approved visa: 06 Oct. 17

Total time elapsed from biometrics to decision made : 59 working days
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