UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Apr 20th 2018, 4:53 am
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Application location: Toronto, Canada - Priority Paid
Online application: 2nd April 2018
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 10th April 2018
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 13th April 2018
Decision made: waiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: waiting
Passport collected with approved visa: waiting

Total:
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Old Apr 20th 2018, 12:49 pm
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Country applying from: Toronto, Canada

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online February 28, 2018

Date biometrics taken: March 1, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: March 9, 2018


Supporting documents returned: March 20, 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: March 28, 2018

Decision made email:
Passport ready for collection:
Date visa was received:
Projected timeline given:
Processing time:

35 business days
51 days in total
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Old Apr 21st 2018, 11:56 am
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Spouse-Husband (Priority)

Documents posted to Sheffield: 28th March 2018
Biometrics: 3rd of April 2018
Documents returned from Sheffield: 19th April 2018

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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 12:25 am
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Country applying from: Brisbane, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online February 26th, 2018
Date biometrics taken: March 2nd, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: March 7th, 2018
Supporting documents returned: March 12th, 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: March 28th, 2018�
Decision made email:�
Passport ready for collection:
Date visa was received:
Projected timeline given:
Processing time:
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Old Apr 24th 2018, 10:22 pm
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Country applying from: Adelaide, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife and 2 Children)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online December 24th, 2017
Date biometrics taken: January 4th, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: January 19th, 2018
Not straightforward email: March 22nd, 2018
Pay children's IHS email: March 23, 2018
Paid IHS: March 26th, 2018
Escalation Request: April 9th 2018
"Cannot provide time line" response: April 15th 2018
Local MP wrote to Home Office: April 18th 2018

Still Awaiting Decision: 25th April 2018

17 weeks / 83 working days since online application
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Old Apr 26th 2018, 3:54 am
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Country applying from: VFS India New Delhi
Type of visa applied for: Wife settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online Application Completed: 05/02/2018
Biometrics taken: 13/02 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 16/02/ 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 19/02/2018
Email from UKVI: No
SMS that application forwaded to UKVI: No
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): 23/03/2018
Documents returned:not yet
Decision made email from UKVI: no
Decision made text from VFS : 19/04/2018
Passport collected:20/04/2018 Visa granted .....first application was refused due to wrong English test center
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Old Apr 26th 2018, 4:42 am
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Country applying from: Toronto, Canada

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted: Online February 28, 2018

Date biometrics taken: March 1, 2018

Date documentation received by UKVI: March 9, 2018


Supporting documents returned: March 20, 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: March 28, 2018

Decision made email: April 23, 2018
Passport ready for collection: April 25, 2018
Date visa was received: April 26, 2018 (Approved!)
Projected timeline given: 10-12 Weeks
Processing time: 36 Business Days/ 54 Days
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Old Apr 26th 2018, 6:54 am
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Place of application: London UK
Nationality: American
Visa applied for: SET (M) (indefinite leave to remain, 5 year route spouse)
Application reviewed by Camden Settlement Checking service March 7 2018
Application submitted by Camden Settlement Checking service March 8 2018
CASE ID Email/ Biometrics letter received April 4, 2018
Biometrics submitted Kilburn Post Office April 13 2018
Application approved documents and BRP received April 26 2018

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Old Apr 29th 2018, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by tidal
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 Sheffield ask for more evidence email: 8 March 2018
Date that Sheffield said application was "not straightforward": 15 March 2018
Decision made email: Never received
Date your visa was received: Vignette starts 25 April 2018
Date that documents were returned by Sheffield: 26 April 2018
Date passport was returned (tracking info sent): 26 April 2018
Processing time: 72 working days from biometrics

Visa approved
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Old Apr 29th 2018, 8:38 pm
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Country applying from: Düsseldorf, Germany
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Date biometrics taken: Dec 22, 2017
Date documentation received by UKVI: Dec 22, 2017 (Per scanned)
Application received at Decision Making Center email received: March 19, 2018
Decision made email:
Passport ready for collection:
Date visa was received:
Projected timeline given:
Processing time:


129 days in Total.
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Old May 1st 2018, 12:10 pm
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Country applying: Australia
Type of visa: Settlement (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date biometrics taken: 14 March 2018
Documents received in Sheffield: No email
Supporting documents returned: 26 March 2018
Application received at Decision Making Centre email received: 10 April 2018
Decision made email: No email
Date visa was received: 27 April 2018 (Approved!)

Note: This was our second application. Our first was rejected in early March 2018.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!
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Old May 8th 2018, 8:52 pm
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City/Country applying from: Tokyo Japan
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Online application submitted: 10 Mar 2018
Date biometrics taken: 15 Mar 2018
Date support documents submitted (via UK domestic delivery, presumably received the next day): 22 Mar 2018
Date documentation was returned by UKVI: 27 Apr 2018
Email confirmation received: 30 Apr 2018
Decision made email: None
SMS and email from VFS (The processed visa application was received at visa centre): 7 and 8 May 2018
Date visa was collected: 8 May 2018

- Vignette: 2nd Jul - 1st Aug 2018, BRP collection: available from 9 Jul
(asked for Jul 9 as the travel date)

Processing time from:
biometrics date to visa granted date: 36 working days (This period includes UK easter holidays and JP GW holidays)
Support document received date to visa granted date: 31 working days
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Old May 8th 2018, 11:26 pm
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Country applying: Hong Kong
Type of visa: Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date biometrics taken: 21 December 2017
Documents received in Sheffield: 27 Dec
Supporting documents returned: 31 Jan 2018
Application received at Decision Making Centre email received: 15 Jan 2018
Not Straightforward email: 15 March 2018
Decision made email: 8 May 2018
Date visa was received: 9 May 2018 (Approved!)

Note: This was our second application. Our first application was rejected in Mid October 2017. (reason: Stupid me Didn't send English language test)


Good luck to everyone else still waiting!
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Old May 9th 2018, 6:17 pm
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Here's my timeline:

City/Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Partner
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date Online application submitted: 2nd December 2017
Date biometrics taken: 5th February 2018
Email confirmation received: None
Decision made email: None - I called immigration at day 60 and they reported decision made on 27th April
SMS and email from VFS : SMS only 4th May 2018, no email received
Date visa received (by courier): 9th May 2018 * error noted on visa letter, states' PARENT' not partner, contacted immigration who say this is their error and have escalated the case but may take up to 15 days to be sorted, advised to not fly until fixed.
Date CORRECT visa received: pending

- Vignette: 3rd May - 2nd June 2018

Processing time from:
biometrics date to visa decision date: 58 working days
date visa and passport received: 66 working days

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Old May 14th 2018, 5:38 pm
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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: None
Passport Delivery Date: May 14 decision letter May 2
57 days from Biometrics (including 2 public days and 2 snow days)
65 days to delivery of passport (including 3 public days and 2 snow days)
Approved
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