UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Mar 6th 2018, 11:59 pm
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Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 29th January 2018
Date biometrics taken: 20th February 2018
Date documentation posted to Sheffield UKVI: 22nd February 2018
SMS from VFS confirming visa forwarded to UKVI: 20th February 2018
Date Immigration health surcharge complete email received: 26th January 2018
Date documentation received by Sheffield UKVI: 22nd February 2018
Date that documents were returned by Sheffield: 6th March 2018
Not so straightforward email: None to date
Decision made email: Waiting
Date your visa was received: Waiting
Date passport was returned: Waiting
Processing time:
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Country applying from: Hong Kong
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 2 January 2018
Date biometrics taken: 5 Jan 2018
Date documentation posted to Sheffield UKVI: 15 Jan 2018
Date documentation received by Sheffield UKVI: 16 Jan 2018
Date that documents were returned by Sheffield: 22 Jan 2018
Date that Sheffield ask for more evidence email: 14 Feb 2018
Decision made email: Waiting
Date your visa was received: Waiting
Date passport was returned: Waiting
Processing time:
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- City/Country applying from: Tokyo, Japan
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
- Date On-Line application submitted: 7th January, 2018
- Date biometrics taken: 25th January, 2018
- Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 29th January, 2018
- Supporting documentation received at Sheffield: 30th January, 2018
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield (included a letter saying they had received and copied them): 1st February, 2018
- Email confirmation of online application received (asking for documents unless sent already): 9th February, 2018
- Decision made email: Never received
- SMS service (paid extra) message from VFS (and email, not paid) that passport was being sent via courier service (paid): 28th February, 2018
- Date passport with visa was received: 1st March, 2018

- Vignette: 1st - 31st March, 2018 (we asked for March 1st as the travel date)

- Biometrics appointment to passport received by courier: 25 working days (would have been 24 if we'd collected from VFS, but we lived too far away)

Good luck everyone!

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Old Mar 7th 2018, 6:28 pm
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Country applying from: NewYork - USA
Type of visa: Settlement - Wife - non priority
Date application submitted: Online - October 27 2017
Date Biometrics taken: October 30 2017
Date docs received by UKVI: November 13 2017
Projected timeline Email given: Complex application and will take more then normal customer service targets
Date visa received: Still Waiting / 88 business days
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Old Mar 12th 2018, 11:25 pm
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Country applying from: Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted online: 23rd December 2017
Date biometrics taken: 16th January 2018
Date that documents were posted to Sheffield: 20th January 2018
Date that documents were received back from Sheffield: 26th January 2018 (might have been earlier; we had them sent to a relative’s house)
Email confirming that online application had been received: 7th February 2018
Email said that target timeframe for decision-making is 12 weeks
Decision made email: Waiting
Date your visa was received: Waiting
Date passport was returned: Waiting
Processing time: Waiting / currently at 24 working days from biometrics

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Old Mar 14th 2018, 1:33 am
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Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted: 16th Feb 2018
Date biometrics taken: 22nd Feb 2018
Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: 27th Feb (mailed Priority Express)
Receipt Confirmation of Online Application from UKVI: 12th March

Projected timeline given:12 weeks from application date
Decision Email: Pending
Passport Delivery Date: Pending
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Old Mar 15th 2018, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by arham786
Country applying from: NewYork - USA
Type of visa: Settlement - Wife - non priority
Date application submitted: Online - October 27 2017
Date Biometrics taken: October 30 2017
Date docs received by UKVI: November 13 2017
Projected timeline Email given: Complex application and will take more then normal customer service targets
Date visa received: Still Waiting / 88 business days
email from UKVI: 90 days and email came requesting sponsors employer info.
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Old Mar 15th 2018, 2:01 am
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Marriage Settlement Visa, applied from Hong Kong, non-priority service

Online application: 17th Dec, 2017
Biometrics done date: 20th April 2017.
Confirmation email received to inform my application at decision centre: 22nd Jan 2018
Supporting docs sent to Sheffield and returned in Jan 2018.

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Old Mar 15th 2018, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by Lucky07
Country: Philippines
Visa: WIFE Settlement with 1 Dependent
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 21st January
Date biometrics taken: 12th February
Sms Received Docs. forwarded to UKVI: 12th Feb.
Documents sent via post to Sheffield: 9th Feb.
Documents received via post Sheffield: 12th Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: tbc
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given: tbc
Original Docs. returned: tbc
Email from UKVI Pay for Dependent IHS: tbc
Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs: tbc
Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI: tbc
Date of Passports Delivery: tbc
Total waiting time: tbc

VISA SUCCESS/APPROVED: tbc

Specified date of entry: 25th May
Vignette validity: tbc

UPDATE: (Priority/23BD)

Original Docs. returned: 15 Feb
Email saying docs. received and being consider by Eco: 13 March
Timeline given: 12 weeks nonPriority/ 6 weeks Priority

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Old Mar 15th 2018, 10:48 am
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(Sharing my friend timeline
she's off to Uk on Sunday)

Location: Philippines
Priority (Wife)
Online application: 10 Jan
Bio-metrics at VFS: 22 Jan
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 24 Jan (mail)
Email Docs. received under consideration by Eco: 29 Jan
Decision made: 7 March
Email to collect documents from VFS:8 March
Passport collected with approved visa: 8 March

Total:*33* working days from Biometric until collection at Vfs Manila
Vignette valid:14 March-12April

Note: Original documents not returned as of this writing.

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Old Mar 16th 2018, 4:27 am
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Applied from: Adelaide
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted: Online Jan 25, 2018
Date biometrics taken: 13 Feb, 2018
Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: 15 Feb, 2018 (mailed)
Date documentation received in UK: 22 Feb, 2018 (post office tracking)
Date documentation received by Sheffield UKVI: 4 March, 2018
Date documentation sent back: 9 March, 2018
Projected timeline given: up to 12 weeks (according to email)
Decision Email: Pending
Passport Delivery Date: Pending
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Old Mar 16th 2018, 2:36 pm
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Applied from: Bolivia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non Priority
Date application submitted: Online Jan 22, 2018
Date bio-metrics taken: Jan 25, 2018 VAC
Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: Jan 25, 2018, submitted through VSF Global
Date documentation received in UK: 15 Feb Email from Sheffield acknowledging application
Projected timeline given: up to 12 weeks (according to email)
Decision Email: Pending
Passport Delivery Date: Pending
(40 Work days since submitting application)

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Old Mar 16th 2018, 11:10 pm
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Country: Nigeria
Visa: HUSBAND Settlement, Non-Priority
Application submitted online: 10th Dec
Date biometrics taken: 19th Dec
Docs. forwarded to UKVI: 20th Dec.
Documents sent via post to Sheffield: 19th Dec
Documents received via post Sheffield: 22nd Dec.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: None
Timeline given: 12 weeks
Date that documents were returned by Sheffield: TBC
Not so straightforward email: 13th Mar
Decision made email: 16th Mar
Date your visa was received: 16th Mar
Date passport was returned: 16th Mar
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Old Mar 17th 2018, 3:32 pm
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Applied for: Priority spouse settlement visa

Applying from: Ghana

Application sent: 24th January 2018

Biometrics: 26th January 2018

Received by UKVI: 29th January 2018

Documents sent back: 14th March

Decision made email: 12th March

Email to say we can pick up the passport: ACCEPTED 14th March

Visa valid from: 17th March

Working days from biometrics: 33 working days

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Old Mar 20th 2018, 10:00 am
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- City/Country applying from: Russia, Moscow
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
- Date On-Line application submitted: 16th of February, 2018
- Date biometrics taken: 23rd of February, 2018
- Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 26th of February, 2018
- Supporting documentation received at Sheffield: 27th of February, 2018
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield: pending
- Email confirmation of online application received (asking for documents unless sent already): 5th of March, 2018
- Decision made email: pending
- SMS service (paid extra) message from VFS (and email, not paid) that passport was sent to the visa center: pending

I’ll give the update later.

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