UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Apr 5th 2018, 1:35 am
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Spouse visa: priority
Nationality: Nicaraguan
Biometric done in Panama City, Panama: 10 Jan 2018
Documents received by UKVI bogota: 11 Jan 2018
Email that my application has been assigned to a entry clearance officer: 3 April 2018
decision has been made email received today: 4 April 2018
total 58 days (60 if we don't count the holy week bank Holidays)
now waiting for passport, to see the outcome
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Old Apr 5th 2018, 8:16 am
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Country applying from: Melbourne, Australia

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online January 17, 2018

Date biometrics taken: February 9, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: February 16, 2018

Being prepared by ECO email: February 26, 2018

Supporting documents returned: March 9, 2018

Decision made email: N/A
Passport ready for collection: 4 April, 2018
Date visa was received: 5 April, 2018 ( Approved!)
Projected timeline given: 30 working days from biometrics
Processing time: 36 working days
Vignette: 31 March, 2018 - 30 April, 2018

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Old Apr 5th 2018, 10:02 am
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Country: Colombo,Sri Lanka
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 12th Feb
Date biometrics taken: 14th Feb
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 16th Feb.
Documents received via post Sheffield:16th Feb.
Original Documents returned: 1st March.
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)
Email from UKVI asking for document: 13th March asking for Tb test certificate (which was already sent to them) scanned and emailed on the same day.
Call of Processed Visa from vfs:4th April
Date of Passport collected: 5th April
Total waiting time: 33 working days from biometrics

VISA GRANTED😁😁😁😁
All the best for everyone else who's applied!
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Old Apr 5th 2018, 3:29 pm
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Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 15th Feb
Date biometrics taken: 20th Feb
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 26th Feb.
Documents received via post Sheffield:27th Feb.
Original Documents returned: 28st Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 21st 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)
Email from UKVI asking for document: 3rd April asking for a Wage slip(which was already sent to them) scanned and emailed on the same day.
Call of Processed Visa from vfs: Not yet
Date of Passport collected: Not Yet
Total waiting time: 30 working days so far

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Old Apr 6th 2018, 12:15 pm
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[QUOTE=muj;12476366]Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 15th Feb
Date biometrics taken: 20th Feb
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 26th Feb.
Documents received via post Sheffield:27th Feb.
Original Documents returned: 28st Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 21st 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)
Email from UKVI asking for document: 3rd April asking for a Wage slip(which was already sent to them) scanned and emailed on the same day.
Call of Processed Visa from vfs: 06/04/2018
Date of Passport collected: 09/04/2018 as offices are now closed
Total waiting time: 31 working days from biometrics

Will update on Monday
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Old Apr 7th 2018, 6:17 am
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[QUOTE=Ghelai17;12474885]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: 6/4/2018
SMS of processed visa: 6/4/2018
Visa approved: visa granted
Passport received:7/4/2018
Total waiting: 40 working days
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Old Apr 10th 2018, 2:30 am
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Country: United States (Austin, Texas)
Visa: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 20 March
Date biometrics taken: 23 March (San Antonio, Texas)
Documents sent via post to Sheffield: 23 March
Documents received via post Sheffield: 26 March
Email saying Docs received at UKVI: 26 March
(Online application has been received and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Timeline given: 12 weeks (Priority, 30 Business Days)
App Non-Straightforward Email: NONE
Decision-Made Email: 3 April
Passport received: 5 April
Outcome: Visa Approved!

Total waiting time: 12 working days from online application received (9 working days from biometrics taken)
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Old Apr 10th 2018, 10:04 am
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Update:

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 SMS: 10th April 2018
Decision made email: None received yet
Date passport was returned: Waiting for delivery

Processing time: Waiting / currently at 59 working days from biometrics, 43 working days from email confirmation that online application was received
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Old Apr 10th 2018, 10:30 am
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[QUOTE=muj;12476764]
Originally Posted by muj
Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
Visa: WIFE Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 15th Feb
Date biometrics taken: 20th Feb
Documents sent via post to Sheffield 26th Feb.
Documents received via post Sheffield:27th Feb.
Original Documents returned: 28st Feb.
Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 21st 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)
Email from UKVI asking for document: 3rd April asking for a Wage slip(which was already sent to them) scanned and emailed on the same day.
Call of Processed Visa from vfs: 06/04/2018
Date of Passport collected: 09/04/2018 as offices are now closed
Total waiting time: 31 working days from biometrics

Will update on Monday
VISA APPROVED: Vignette valid from 05/04/2018 - 05/05/2018
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Old Apr 17th 2018, 10:20 am
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Country applying from: Philippines

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online February 10th, 2018

Date biometrics taken: March 8th, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: March 12th, 2018

Being prepared by ECO email: March 22nd, 2018

Supporting documents returned: April 16th, 2018

Decision made email: April 12th
Passport ready for collection: April 12th, 2018
Date visa was received: April 12th, 2018
Passport collected April 17th 2018 (Approved!)
Processing time: 24 working days from biometrics

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Old Apr 18th 2018, 3:18 am
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Country applying from: Hong Kong
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online 27/2/2018
Date biometrics taken: 1/3/2018
Date documentation received by UKVI: 8/3/2018
Being prepared by ECO email: 28/3/2018
Supporting documents returned: 10/3/2018
Decision made email: 17/4/2018
Passport ready for collection: 17/4/2018
Date visa was received: 17/4/2018
Projected timeline given: 30 working days from biometrics
Processing time: 31 working days
Vignette: 20/4 - 20/5/2018

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Old Apr 19th 2018, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by ErinM
Country applying from: Australia - Sydney
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 19th February 2018
Date biometrics taken: 20th February 2018
Date documentation posted to Sheffield UKVI: 20th February 2018
SMS from VFS confirming visa forwarded to UKVI: 20th February 2018
Date Immigration health surcharge complete email received: 21st February 2018 (confirmed payment online when submitting application though)
Date documentation signed for at PO BOX Sheffield address: 2nd March 2018
Date documentation was received by UKVI:
Projected timeline given:
Decision made email:
Date your visa was received:
Processing time:
Update:

Country applying from: Australia - Sydney
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 19th February 2018
Date biometrics taken: 20th February 2018
Date documentation posted to Sheffield UKVI: 20th February 2018
SMS from VFS confirming visa forwarded to UKVI: 20th February 2018
Date documentation signed for at PO BOX Sheffield address: 2nd March 2018
Decision made email: 5th April 2018 - rejected based on UKVI clerical error
Escalated to British Embassy and local MP in UK: 6th April 2018
Decision overturned: 10th April 2018
Date your visa was received: 17th April 2018
Processing time: 38 days (excluding Good Friday & Easter Monday)
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Old Apr 19th 2018, 2:11 pm
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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.
Online application :19/10/2017
Date of Biometrics: 23/10/
Email from UK DCM that application has been received 3/11/2017
Not straightforward email:15/01/2018
Emailed UKVI on 20/03/2018 to check status of Application: 20/03/2018 (in the afternoon)
Email from UKVI(in the evening) saying my Application is being considered: 20/03/2018
Emailed UKVI 2nd time for escalation of my case:3/04/2018
Email from UKVI saying my Application is currently awaiting a decision:10/04/2018.

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Old Apr 19th 2018, 4:07 pm
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Applied from: COLOMBIA (Bogotá)

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa

Priority/Non-Priority: Non Priority

Date application submitted: Online 18.01. 2018

Date bio-metrics taken: 23.01.2018 VAC

Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: 23.01.2018(submitted through VSF Global)

Date documentation received in UK: 13.02.2018 (Email from Sheffield acknowledging application)

Projected timeline given: up to 12 weeks (according to email)

Decision Email: NONE

Passport Delivery Date: 19.04.2018


(60 Working days since submitting application)
(61 working days to have the passport in the hand)
(64 working days since biometrics)

VISA APPROVED!

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Old Apr 20th 2018, 4:21 am
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Settlement wife visa: USA
Non priority
Biometrics taken: Oct 30 2017
Documents received: Nov 13 2018
Not straightforward Email: Dec 16 2018
Additional job letter needed: March 13 2018
Decision made email: NONE Still Waiting

working days since applied: 118 days
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