UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Nov 15th 2017, 3:30 am
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Visa type: Wife Settlement priority
Biometrics : Sep 27
Documents sent: September 27
Email saying application being prepared for consideration by ECO: Sep 28
Documents received at Sheffield : Sep 29 (tracked online)
Realised I needed NARIC certificate :Oct 23
Began processing NARIC certificate on 24hr fast track option: Oct 24
Hubby received processed NARIC certificate through post :Oct 26
Sheffield received NARIC certificate through Royal mail : Oct 27
Emailed UKVI concerning forwarded NARIC cert: Nov 1
UKVI responded by escalating my case : Nov 2
UKVI sent email confirming NARIC cert had been attached to my file: Nov 8
Docs received: Nov 14
Decision email received: Nov 15
Collection email received : Nov 15
Passport collected : Nov 15
Visa granted.
Thanks to God!

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Old Nov 15th 2017, 8:39 pm
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[QUOTE=1dmanu;12378641]My timeline below:
Online application:4 April
Biometric:10 April
Not straightforward email:11 July
31st oct email received :25 sep
Decision made email:waiting not received
Passport collection : 16 November
Visa Approved Alhamdulillah finally wait over
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Old Nov 16th 2017, 11:41 am
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Settlement visa: Mirpur Pakistan-Non Priority
Online application:28 April
Biometric: 2nd May
Not straightforward email: Not Received
31st oct email received :25 sep
Decision made email: 28 October
Passport collection : 16 November

Visa approved from 4th November- 4 December 2017

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Old Nov 17th 2017, 8:39 am
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Settlement visa: Rabat Morocco-Non Priority
Online application:9th September 2017
Biometric: 19th September
Email saying documents sent to visa processing centre:19th September
Email saying documents received in Sheffield for processing: 22nd September
Time given on uk gov website: 12 weeks
Decision made email: Nothing yet
Passport collection : Not yet
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Old Nov 17th 2017, 7:18 pm
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ttlement visa: Kyiv, Ukraine,Priority
Online application: 5th, 2017
Biometric: 11th July, 2017
During this long period MP was involved, we sent them multiple emails, complainings as it took soo long instead of 15 working days as it was promised, due to this we have skipped our holiday in Turkey and my husband had to go alone.
Decision made email: 17th November (90 working days)
Passport collection : 18th November, visa granted.

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Old Nov 19th 2017, 6:58 pm
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Country Applying from: MALAYSIA
Type of visa applied for: SPOUSE SETTLEMENT VISA
Priority/Non-Priority: PRIORITY
Date application submitted: 21 OCT 2017
Date biometrics taken: 23 OCT 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 23 OCT 2017
Email confirmation received: 23 OCT 2017
Office Location Processing Your Visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 30 WORKING DAYS
Decision made email: AWAITING
Date your visa was received: -
Processing time: -
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Old Nov 20th 2017, 6:36 am
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Country applying from: Beirut, Lebanon
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Biometrics and Documents Scanned: 31 May 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield: 4 June 2017
Email from Sheffield requesting more info (which we sent immediately): July 26
Email from Sheffield notifying us that they had never received the documents (which we sent again) – Oct 11
Decision email received: Nov 8
Collection email received: Nov 9 -- 113 Business Days for Priority Service

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Old Nov 20th 2017, 11:19 am
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Applying from: Brisbane, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority

Date application submitted: Online September 18, 2017

Date biometrics taken: September 22, 2017

Date documentation was received by UKVI: September 25, 2017 (scanned via VFS)

Email confirmation received: September 25 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks

Email from VISAINFOSHEFO: 02/11/2017: Stating received my receipt however they have no supporting documents and to please scan everything myself within 5 days.
Sent scanned documents myself: 03/11/2017

Text Message from VFS: Visa Application Proccessed 20/11/2017 . 60 Days
Picked up Passport: Visa Approved!! 21/11/2017 61 Days

61 Days from Biometrics to Pick Up Passport

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Old Nov 20th 2017, 12:43 pm
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Timeline: applied from USA Priority
online submission: 21st of October
biometrics: 24th October
received in Sheffield: 1st November
decision email: 20th November
passport: UPS tracking shows 22nd November ✌
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 2:04 am
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Applying from: Madrid, Spain
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority

Date application submitted: Online October 3rd, 2017

Date biometrics taken: October 5th, 2017

Date documentation was received by UKVI: October 5th, 2017 (scanned at biometrics centre)

Email confirmation received: None
Office location processing your visa: I assume Sheffield

Projected timeline given: No email received
Email from TLS to collect passport: November 20th, 2017
Picked up Passport: November 21st, 2017
Visa Approved!! 33 business days from biometrics to pick up.
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Old Nov 22nd 2017, 12:40 am
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Applying from: São Paulo, Brazil
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted: August 5th, 2017
Date biometrics taken: August 14th, 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: August 15th
Office location processing your visa: Bogota, Colombia

Projected timeline given: 60 Business Days
Email from TLS to collect passport: November 21st, 2017
Picked up Passport: November 22nd, 2017
Visa Approved!
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Old Nov 22nd 2017, 3:00 am
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Applying from: Toronto, Canada
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa, non-priority
Date application submitted: 8th August
Date biometrics taken: 25th August
Confirmation email from Sheffield: 10th September
Project timeline given: 12 weeks

Currently on business day 53 from confirmation email from Sheffield... nearly 13 weeks from bio date.

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Old Nov 22nd 2017, 4:19 pm
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Applying from: United States

Settlement Visa (Spouse)

Non-Priority (my husband and I really regret not paying for priority service)

Online application: October 16, 2017

Bio-metrics:
October 20, 2017

Documents Sent to Sheffield:
October 21, 2017

Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield:
October 25, 2017

Projected Timelime on October 25, 2017:
12 weeks (60 business days)

UPDATED Timeline on November 20, 2017:
24 weeks (120 business days)
(Per UK.gov, on Nov 15, 2017, Settlement Visa processing times for month of October showed that only 80% applications from the US were processed within 120 days)

Projected Decision Date:
April 16, 2018

Decision made: TBA

Passport collected with approved visa: TBA

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Old Nov 23rd 2017, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by petiteleejanice
Country Applying from: MALAYSIA
Type of visa applied for: SPOUSE SETTLEMENT VISA
Priority/Non-Priority: PRIORITY
Date application submitted: 21 OCT 2017
Date biometrics taken: 23 OCT 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 23 OCT 2017
Email confirmation received: 23 OCT 2017
Office Location Processing Your Visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 30 WORKING DAYS
Decision made email: AWAITING
Date your visa was received: -
Processing time: -
Update
Decision made: 20 NOV 2017
(awaiting visa still)
Processing time: 20 WORKING DAYS!
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Old Nov 23rd 2017, 7:22 pm
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Applying from: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Type of visa: Fiance Settlement Visa, non-priority
Date application submitted: 14th August
Date biometrics taken: 31th August
Confirmation email from Sheffield: 10th September
NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD email: 19th November (57 days)
Project timeline given: 12 weeks

Currently on business day 62 nearly 13 weeks from bio date.
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