UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Mar 20th 2018, 9:41 am
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- City/Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Non-priority
- Date On-Line application submitted: 19th December, 2017
- Date biometrics taken: 27th December, 2017
- Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 27th December, 2017
- Supporting documentation received at Sheffield: 4th January, 2018
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield: pending
- Email confirmation of online application received (asking for documents unless sent already): 12th January,2018
- Decision made email: pending
- Email that passport was sent to the visa centre: pending
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Old Mar 22nd 2018, 9:47 pm
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[QUOTE=EliseJean;12466779]- City/Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Non-priority
- Date On-Line application submitted: 19th December, 2017
- Date biometrics taken: 27th December, 2017
- Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 27th December, 2017
- Supporting documentation received at Sheffield: 4th January, 2018
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield: 21st March, 2018
- Email confirmation of online application received (asking for documents unless sent already): 12th January, 2018
- Decision made email: did not receive but I contacted UKVI who said a decision had NOT been made.
- Email that passport was sent to the visa centre: none.
Passport sent by Auspost to house without warning: 23rd March, 2018. Letter dated 17th March.
Fly out 24th March which is the entry date on my vignette.
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- City/Country applying from: Cairo, Egypt
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Priority (30-Working Days)
- Date On-Line application submitted: 9th February, 2018
- Date biometrics taken: 14th February, 2018
- TLScontact "Received by UKVI": 15th February, 2018
- Supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 21st February, 2018
- Supporting documentation received at Sheffield: 22nd February, 2018
- Email confirmation of online application received (asking for documents unless sent already):27th February, 2018
- Decision Made Update in TLScontact website: 26th March, 2018 (28 Working Days)
- Decision made email from UKVI: pending
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield: pending
- Email that passport was sent to the visa centre: pending
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Originally Posted by Warbex
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:
Updates:
Decision made email: none
Passport ready to collect email was received: 26 March 2018
Processing time: 60 working days

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- City/Country applying from: Mexico City
- Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
- Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
- Date On-Line application submitted: 23 December, 2017
- Date biometrics taken & documents handed over: 29 December, 2017
- Documentation received in Bogota: 2 January, 2018
- Case assigned email: 21 March, 2018
- Decision made email: 21 March, 2018
- Email from VFS saying documents ready for collection: Never received
- Passport & docs returned (with vignette): 27 March, 2018 (we just turned up at VFS to see what was going on)

# Working days to decision: 57 days
# Working days to having passport in hand: 61 days
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Country applying from: Denmark (nationality American)
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 28 December 2017
Date biometrics taken: 15 Jan 2018
Date documentation received by Sheffield UKVI: 16 January 2018
Date that documents were returned by Sheffield: Waiting
Date that Sheffield ask for more evidence email: 8 March 2018
Date that Sheffield said application was "not straightforward": 15 March 2018
Decision made email: Waiting
Date your visa was received: Waiting
Date passport was returned: Waiting
Processing time:
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 1:28 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!!!

Country:Philippines
Visa:WIFE Settlement with 1 Dependant
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.
Original Documents returned:15th Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI:13th March
(Online application has been received at the Uk DCM and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given:12 weeks (Priority 30 BD)
Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs:28 March
Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI:28 March
Date of Passports Delivery:Since holiday in Philippines 29th & 30th March (holy thursday and good friday) then sat.&sun. no delivery, I am expecting our passports to be delivered on Monday 2nd April.
Total waiting time:32 days
(as per decision ukvi email and sms from vfs)

VISA SUCCESS/APPROVED:

Specified date of entry:25th May
Vignette validity:

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Old Mar 28th 2018, 4:28 am
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Country: Thailand
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application submitted online: 22nd Dec
Date biometrics taken: 4th Jan
Sms Received Docs.forwarded to UKVI 4th Jan.
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 15th Jan.
Documents received via post Sheffield:16th Jan.
Original Documents returned:26th Jan.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 23rd March
(Online application has been received at the Uk DCM and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given:12 weeks (Priority 30 BD)
Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs:28 March
Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI:28 March
Date of Passports Delivery: Waiting
Total waiting time: 65 working days from online application.
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Old Apr 1st 2018, 2:55 am
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Country: Indonesia
Visa: Wife Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application submitted online: 28th Dec
Date biometrics taken: 4th Jan
Supporting documents sent via post to Sheffield 6th Jan.
Received from Sheffield via Royal Mail (special delivery) 8th Jan.
Supporting documents with letter received via post from Sheffield: 24th Jan.
Email received from Sheffield 24th Jan saying that documents and have arrived and considering a decision.

Emailed VFS for status: 21st Mar
Received email VFS saying that the 'Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.': 23rd Mar

Received call from Home office calling both sponsor and employer confirming the employment and general details: 28th Mar (62nd working day)

Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given:12 weeks
Sms Of Processed Visa from VFS: Waiting
Email Of Processed Visa from VFS: Waiting
Date of Passport Delivery: Waiting
Total waiting time: 64 working days from online application.

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Old Apr 1st 2018, 4:13 pm
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Country: Thailand
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application submitted online: 22nd Dec
Date biometrics taken: 4th Jan
Sms Received Docs.forwarded to UKVI 4th Jan.
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 15th Jan.
Documents received via post Sheffield:16th Jan.
Original Documents returned:26th Jan.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 23rd March
(Online application has been received at the Uk DCM and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given:12 weeks (Priority 30 BD)
Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs:28 March
Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI:28 March
Date of Passports Delivery: 2nd April
Total waiting time: 65 working days from online application.

VISA GRANTED
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Old Apr 2nd 2018, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by Lucky07
UPDATE!!!

Country:Philippines
Visa:WIFE Settlement with 1 Dependant
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.
Original Documents returned:15th Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI:13th March
(Online application has been received at the Uk DCM and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given:12 weeks (Priority 30 BD)
Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs:28 March
Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI:28 March
Date of Passports Delivery:Since holiday in Philippines 29th & 30th March (holy thursday and good friday) then sat.&sun. no delivery, I am expecting our passports to be delivered on Monday 2nd April.
Total waiting time:32 days
(as per decision ukvi email and sms from vfs)

VISA SUCCESS/APPROVED:

Specified date of entry:25th May
Vignette validity:
UPDATE!!!
Delivery of Passports:
2nd April Total 33 BD
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Country: Philippines
Visa: Fiance Visa
Non priority/Priority: Priority
Date of Biometrics:12 Feb 2018
Email received docs recieve in Sheffield: 15 Feb 2018
Email received application is being prepared for consideration: 17 Feb 2018
Email received asking certificate: 21 March 2018 explain to them Philippines doesn't have divorce and explain I included on my application CENOMAR and Anotated Marriege contract declaring my marriage is already Null and Void
Time line given ;12weeks (30working days priority)
Email of Processed visa: pending
SMS of processed visa: pending
Visa approvedending
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Old Apr 2nd 2018, 7:33 pm
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Settlement : Wife application
Non Priority/ Priority : NON PRIORITY
Place of submission : VFS MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Date of application : 25 11 2017
Date of biometrics : 01 12 2017
Projected´┐Ż timeline´┐Ż given : 12 weeks
Confirmation e-mail´┐Ż from Sheffield´┐Ż : 05 12 2017
Documents´┐Ż delivered back to UK address : 19 01 2018
Received not straightforward´┐Ż e-mail from ukvi : 23 02 2018 * working day´┐Ż 57.
Sponsor´┐Ż made a call to HO call centre : 27 02 2018. * Enquiry regarding application, NO escalation´┐Ż made.

´┐Ż * New update
Sponsor´┐Ż had a meeting with´┐Ż the MP : 07 03 2018
Sent email and additional documents to MP case worker : 08 03 2018
Sponsor received email from MP case worker regarding the application : 14 03 2018
* Stating´┐Ż that application not treated as complex and expected to be concluded at the end of March 2018 FURTHER TO 1st WEEK OF APRIL.
Sponsor called HO call centre: 29 03 2018 * still awaiting for decision escalation made, sponsored e-mailed the MP case worker regarding the update.
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Old Apr 3rd 2018, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by MacMcfarland
Type of Application: UK Spouse Settlement / PRIORITY
Country applying from: Philippines
Online App: 1st Feb 2018
Biometrics: 6th Feb 2018
Documents Mailed: 9th Feb 2018
Documents arr Sheffield: 12th Feb 2018
Documents returned: 15 Feb 2018
Email acknowledgement: 26th Feb 2018
APP Non-Straightforward Email: NONE
Decision-Made Email: TBC
Passport received: TBC
PRIORITY
Country applying from: Philippines
Online App: 1st Feb 2018
Biometrics: 6th Feb 2018
Documents Mailed: 9th Feb 2018
Documents arr Sheffield: 12th Feb 2018
Documents returned: 15 Feb 2018
Email acknowledgement: 26th Feb 2018
APP Non-Straightforward Email: NONE
Decision-Made Email: 26th March
Passport received: 27th March 2018 - Visa Approved

Total Time 33 working days.
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Old Apr 4th 2018, 8:43 am
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Update!
Originally Posted by Di243
- 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

IÔÇÖll give the update later.
- Supporting documentation returned by Sheffield: pending (for some reason?)
- Decision made email: 3rd of April 2018
- Email that passport was sent to the visa centre: 3rd of April 2018
- SMS service (paid extra) message from VFS (and email, not paid) that passport was sent to the visa center: they didnÔÇÖt send (why? I paid for it)
- Took my passport from the visa centre: 4th of April 2018.

Visa is approved.
Processing time: 25 working days from the date biometric taken

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