UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Nov 23rd 2017, 10:15 pm
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Visa finally approved!

Applied from Toronto, Canada
Non-priority
Bio- 25.08.17
Confirmation email- 10.09.17
Called to enquire status of application- 15.11.17 - told a decision was made on the 12.11.17
No email, no text
Passport arrived at my husbands house- 23.11.17 - APPROVED!
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 7:40 am
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Visa type: PRIORITY Settlement visa
Country applied from: Ahmedabad, India
Biometrics : 27th october 2017
Documents sent to UKVI: 3rd november 2017
Documents received back from UKVI: Not received
Text msg from VFS to collect passport: 27th november 2017
Passport collect: 27th november
Visa granted !!!
Overall took 3 weeks from the time documents sent to UKVI

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Last edited by BEVS; Nov 27th 2017 at 7:44 am. Reason: Read the title. No chat.
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 10:22 am
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Visa type: PRIORITY Settlement visa
Country applied from: Ahmedabad, India
Biometrics : 20th November 2017
Documents sent to UKVI: 20th november 2017
Confirmation email from Sheffield: 21st November
Documents received back from UKVI: Not applicable
Text msg from VFS to collect passport: waiting
Passport collect: waiting🙏
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Old Nov 27th 2017, 12:22 pm
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Visa type: PRIORITY Marriage Settlement visa
Country applied from: Toronto, Canada
Biometrics : 13th September 2017
Confirmation email from Sheffield: 14th September 2017
No decision email or text, contacted MP 13th November
Received visa: 27th November 2017
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 2:10 am
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City/Country applying from: Bangkok, Thailand
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Unmarried Partner
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online Application: 03 October 2017
Biometrics: 10 October 2017
E-mail confirming online application was received: 10 October 2017
Original documents sent to Sheffield: 11 October 2017
Documents arrived at UK Decision Making Centre: 11 October 2017
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (60 working days)
Not straightforward E-mail/October 31st E-mail: None received
Decision made email from home office: None received
Text Message/Email from VFS to collect passport: 22 November 2017
Passport Collected: 23 November 2017
Decision: Visa Approved!!! (31 working days from Biometrics)
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Old Nov 28th 2017, 6:36 pm
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Here's my timeline
Note that it is my second application
Application location: Singapore, Priority
Online application: 24 October 2017
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 26 October 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 27 October 2017
Decision made: None
Non-straightforward email received : 25 October 2017 (Note that this was on a Saturday which is quite suspect since HO probably doesn't work on a Sat.. think its a delay tactic)
Text to collect documents from VFS: 29 November 2017
Passport collected with approved visa: 29 November 2017

24 working days from when Bio-metrics was taken.
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Old Nov 29th 2017, 6:21 am
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Application location: Mexico, Polanco. - Priority Paid
Published processing times: Per UK Gov website.
Online application: Not relevant, completed well ahead.
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 27 Oct
Confirmation of receipt in Bogota: 30 Oct
Decision made: 22 Nov
Email for delivery documents from VFS: 28 Nov
Passport delivered with approved visa: 28 Nov

Total working days to decision: 18 (total 27)
Total working days to delivery: 22 (total 33)
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Old Nov 29th 2017, 3:04 pm
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City/Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Unmarried Partner (fiancee)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online Application: 08 September 2017
Biometrics: 11 September 2017
E-mail confirming online application was received: 11 September 2017
Original documents sent to Sheffield: 11 September 2017 (scanned via VFS)
Documents arrived at UK Decision Making Centre: 111 September 2017
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (60 working days)
Called for updates: 22 Nov 2017 (still waiting for decision)
Decision made email from home office: pending
Text Message/Email from VFS to collect passport: pending
Passport Collected: pending
Decision: pending

Number of days since biometric: 59

Last edited by BEVS; Nov 29th 2017 at 3:09 pm. Reason: Sweat your bullets in the chat thread . This has to be timelines only.
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Old Nov 29th 2017, 4:18 pm
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City/Country applying from: Kazakhstan
Visa: Settlement - wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online application submitted- 27.09.2017
Date Bio-metrics taken: 20.10.2017
Supporting documents received by UKVI: 23.10.2017
Email Confirming Application at UK Decision Making Centre: 30.10.2017
Decision made notification email: pending
Email to collect passport from centre: pending

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Old Nov 29th 2017, 5:32 pm
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City/Country applying from: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Settlement Spouse - Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online Application: 19 October 2017
Biometrics: 25 October 2017 in vfs centre Dhaka
SMS confirming application forwarded to UKVI: 25 October 2017
Original documents sent to Sheffield from UK: 2 November 2017
Original documents received by Home Office (from Royal Mail tracking): 3 November 2017
Original documents sent back to lawyer in UK: received on 9 November 2017 (with covering letter stating 'In due course, the applicant will receive a decision on the application')
Projected timeline given: as of gov website statistics, nothing by email or SMS
Called for updates: not yet
Decision made email from home office: pending
Text Message/Email from VFS to collect passport: waiting
Passport Collected: n/a
Decision: pending
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 7:48 am
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Country applying from: Morocco-Rabat
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online application started: September 28, 2017
Online application payment: September 28, 2017
Bio-metrics taken at TLScontact: October 6, 2017
Date documentation received by UKVI (tlscontact): October 10, 2017
Decision made & ready for collection email: November 29, 2017

Date your visa was received: November 30, 2017
30-day Vignette: November 30, 2017 -> December 31, 2017
Processing time (Biometrics->Visa): 39 business days
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Applied from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Date application submitted: October 6, 2017
 (online)
Date biometrics taken: October 10, 2017

Date documentation was delivered to Sheffield UKVI: October 12, 2017 (mailed)
Receipt Confirmation Email from UKVI: October 17, 2017

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision Email: November 29, 2017
Passport Delivery Date: December 4, 2017

43 days from the notification email (that my application had been received and assigned to an ECO) to the decision email

59 days from the online application date to the scheduled passport delivery date.

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Old Nov 30th 2017, 10:32 am
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Applied from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Date application submitted: November 13 2017
 (online)
Date biometrics taken: November 24 2017 (San Francisco)

Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: November 29 2017 (mailed)
Receipt Confirmation of Online Application from UKVI: November 27 2017

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (according to email)
Decision Email: Pending
Passport Delivery Date: Pending
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 12:07 am
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Spouse visa
Moscow, Russia
Priority
Bio: 19/10/2017
Documents in Sheffield; 23/10/2017
Email from TLSContact: 30/11/2017
Passport received with visa: 01/12/2017 (29d)
BUT GB entry time frame: from 11/11 to 11/12 2017.
Travelling from Moscow on 09/12/2017
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Old Dec 2nd 2017, 8:00 am
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Approved, pretty fast turnaround for a non-priority visa and just in time for Christmas.

Country applying from: USA (San Diego, CA)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Date application submitted: 11 Oct 2017 - Online
Published Processing Times for USA (Oct 2017): 3% in 3 days, 5% in 5 days, 8% in 10 days, 14% in 15 days, 35% in 30 days, 96% in 60days, 99% in 90 days, in 120 days 99%
Date biometrics taken: 16 Oct 2017 (San Diego, CA, USA)
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 20 Oct 2017

Email confirmation received: 24 Oct 2017
Office Location Processing Your Visa: Sheffield, UK

Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks
Updated Published Processing Times for USA (Nov 2017): 7% in 3 days, 12% in 5 days, 26% in 10 days, 33% in 15 days, 54% in 30 days, 71% in 60 days, 74% in 90 days, 80% in 120 days
Email Request For Additional Return Courier Label
: 14 Nov 2017
Confirmation Shipping Label Recieved: 23 Nov 2017
Decision made email: 28 Nov 2017

Date your visa was received: 1 Dec 2017
Processing time: 49 days (35 business days) from online application to VFS shippment passport w/ visa returned | 35 days (25 business days) from documents received to decision email (probably would’ve been sooner if I had included the correct return courier label, issues with VFS return label added 9 days)

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