UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jan 19th 2018, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by Lp09
Application submitted: Spouse visa settlement (Husband)
Priority / non priority: (Non priority app)
Online app : 17/10/2017
Biometrics: Islamabad Pakistan: 23/10/17
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: same day 23/10/2017
Acknowledgement email and supporting documents received from Sheffield 31/10/2017
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
No emails received in between, no on hold or not straight forward email, no emails requesting additional info.
Emailed UKVI for an update on: 15/01/2018 (12th week) was told a decision was made on 10/01/2018 and to wait for official email and passport collection, it’s been 6 days but have not received a decision made email or sms to collect a passport.

It’s been 60 working days exactly today.
Any one else with a similar timeline ?
Spouse visa (wife) from Cameroon non priority biometric and supporting doc, 3/11/2017 email from Sheffield acknowledged received doc 6/11/2017 projected time given 12 weeks no email for additional doc or update till now (today mark 58 working day from biometric) fingers cross. Good luck to all separated couples
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Old Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Moc36
ity/Country applying from: Trinidad and Tobago
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date application submitted: 10th October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 17th October 2017
Date documents were sent to Sheffield: 17th October 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: Don’t know- VAC sent it for us

Email confirmation received: 27th October 2017

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks

Decision made email: 11th January 3018

Date your visa was received: Awaiting delivery to home but trackable. Est. Delivery tomorrow!
Decision:
Processing time:
Visa was collected on the 15th January with Vignette inside dated 18th Jan-18th Feb
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Old Jan 20th 2018, 4:18 am
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1st application:
Country: Philippines
Type of application: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application Submitted: April 20, 2017
Bio-metrics Taken: May 09, 2017
Application received by UK Immigration: May 10, 2017 (scanned at VFS Manila)
Office processing visa: Sheffield
Unable to make a decision email: September 26, 2017
Decision made text: October 12, 2017
Passport collected from VFS Manila: October 13, 2017
VISA REFUSED - not satisfied with documents presented (Category B Self-Employed route)
*We went with Category A + B to meet the financial requirements

2nd application:
Country: Philippines
Type of application: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application Submitted: November 23, 2017
Bio-metrics Taken: November 28, 2017
Application received by UK Immigration: November 28, 2017
Office processing visa: Sheffield
Documents sent to UKVI : November 24, 2017
Documents received UKVI: November 27, 2017
Decision made text : January 18, 2017
Passport(s) delivered : January 20, 2018
APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL, VISA APPROVED
30-day Vignette: January 24 - February 23, 2018
*The husband was already beyond the 6-month work requirement in Category A by the time we submitted the application

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Old Jan 22nd 2018, 3:38 am
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City/Country applying from: Bangkok, Thailand
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority : Priority
Date application submitted: 28 November 2017
Date biometrics taken: 4 December 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 12 December 2017

Email confirmation received: Never Received

Decision made email: Never Received

Date your visa was received: 16 January 2018
Visa granted from : 14 January 2018
Processing time from biometrics date to visa granted date: 27 working days.
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Old Jan 22nd 2018, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by M.An
Country: Kenya
Visa: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online Application submitted: 30th Oct 2017
Date biometrics taken: 2nd Nov 2017
Office processing visa: Pretoria
Documents received UKVI: 3rd Nov 2017
Decision made email: waiting
Date your visa was received: waiting
UPDATE!!

VISA GRANTED
DECISION MADE 18TH JAN, 2018
PASSPORT COLLECTED 22ND JAN, 2018
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Old Jan 22nd 2018, 9:39 am
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City/Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Husband
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 27 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 2 November 2017
Date application submitted: 7 November 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 9 November 2017
Email confirmation received: 13 November 2017
Decision made email: waiting
Date your visa was received: waiting
Visa granted from :
Processing time from biometrics date to visa granted date: 55 working days & counting.
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Old Jan 23rd 2018, 2:11 am
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Update:
City/Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Husband
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 27 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 2 November 2017
Date application submitted: 7 November 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 9 November 2017
Email confirmation received: 13 November 2017
"Not Straightforward" email received: 23 January 2018
Decision made email: waiting
Date your visa was received: waiting
Visa granted from :
Processing time from biometrics date to visa granted date: 56 working days & counting.
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Old Jan 24th 2018, 2:30 pm
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City/Country applying from: Australia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 2 Jan 2018
Date biometrics taken: 5 Jan 2018
Date application submitted: 16 Jan 2018
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 16 Jan 2018
Email confirmation received: 24 Jan 2018
"Not Straightforward" email received: N/A
Decision made email:
Date your visa was received:
Visa granted from :
Processing time from biometrics date to visa granted date:
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 12:34 am
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City/Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Unmarried Partner
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 27 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 31 October 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 6 November 2017
"Not Straightforward" email received: 19 January 2018
Decision made email: waiting
Date your visa was received: waiting
Number of working days since biometrics :60 working days.
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Old Jan 25th 2018, 12:16 pm
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Timeline
City/Country applying from: Toronto, Canada
Type of Visa Applied for: Settlement, Unmarried Partner
Date application submitted: 22 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 26 October 2017
Office Processing Application: Sheffield
Date documents were sent to Sheffield: 26 October 2017
Date documentation received by UKVI: 3 November 2017
Projected timeline: 12 weeks
Email received after enquiry about application on 8 January 2018 stating we should expect a decision by 19 January 2018 (two previous email enquiries made in December always were replied to with a generic “application still being processed”
Email requesting another document: 16 January 2018
Requested Document Scanned and sent: 17 January 2018
Decision Made email: Never received
Email from VFS Toronto Stating my documents were sent out: 24 January (Paid for this service)
Date Visa received: 25 January 2018
Outcome: Approved!
Processing time from biometrics to decision email: 58 Working days (from when we were told a decision was made)

63 Business Days from Biometrics to received visa

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Old Jan 26th 2018, 12:25 am
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Timeline:
Online app: 17/10/17
Biometrics: 23/10/17
Priority / non priority: - non priority
Docs sent to Sheffield: 23/10/17
Docs received at Sheffield: 24/10/17
Docs received back from Sheffield: 31/10/17
Acknowledgement email received: 31/10/17
Projected time line given: 12 weeks
I Emailed on 15/01/18 for an update as this was the 12 week and was told a decision is made and to wait.
Emailed again on 19/01/18 was told to wait another 10 days.
On 25/01/18 early morning received email from Gerry’s Islamabad for passport collection.
26/01/18: husband collected passport, visa granted!!!
Dates for travel: 15/01/18 - 15/02/18

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Old Jan 26th 2018, 4:14 am
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City/Country applying from: New York City New York
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted: 6th December 2017
Date biometrics taken: 12th December 2017
Date documents were sent to Sheffield: 12th December 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 13th December 2017

Email confirmation received: 13th December 2017

Projected timeline given: None

Decision made email: 26th January 2018
Decision: Unknown - will receive answer Monday according to UPS tracking.
Processing time: 29 working days

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City/Country applying from: Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority : Priority
Date biometrics taken: 14 December 2017
Date documents were sent to Sheffield: 15 December 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 18 December 2017

Email confirmation received: 15 December 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks

Decision made txt msg: 26 January 2018

Date your visa was received: 29 December 2018
Decision: APPROVED!
Processing time: 28 working days

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Old Jan 29th 2018, 3:35 am
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Country: Philippines
Type of Visa: Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non-priority: Non-priority
Date of Application: 18 Oct 2017
Biometrics Taken: 30 Oct 2017
Confirmation Received by UKVI: 03 Nov 2017
Supporting Documents Sent: 07 Nov 2017
Decision made e-mail: None
Decision made (sms): 25 Jan 2018
Passport Received: 29 Jan 2018
Visa: APPROVED!

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Old Jan 31st 2018, 12:34 am
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City/Country applying from: Mexico City, Mexico
Type of visa applied for: Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-priority
Date application submitted: N/A
Date biometrics taken: 26th October 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 27th October 2017

Email confirmation received: 27th October 2017
Assigned to an entry clearance officer email: 16th January 2018

Decision made email: 17th January 2018

Date your visa was received at VFS Global: 19th January 2018
Visa granted )
Processing time from biometrics date to visa granted date: 58 working days.
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