UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old May 15th 2018, 10:34 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

Update: Email received saying decision had been made received: Friday 11th May

Passport collected (Islamabad): Monday 14th May

Visa Granted.

Processing time: 28 working days from Biometrics.
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Old May 15th 2018, 5:30 pm
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Applying from : Hong Kong
Type of visa applied for : Settlement Husband + Settlement Son (from previous marriage)
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Cash savings only
Date On-Line application submitted : 13th March 2018
Date biometrics taken at VFS HK : 23rd March 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 23rd March 2018 (used VFS HK’s settlement courier service)
SMS rec’d - Applications fwded to Manila : 23rd March 2018
Date documents received by UKVI : no notification rec’d
Being prepared by ECO email : 24th Apr 2018 (Husband’s)
Being prepared by ECO email : 7th May 2018 (Son’s)
Called hotline - escalation : 10th May 2018 8:00 am HK time (30 work days confirmed by operator)
Email received asking for son IHS payment : 10th May 2018 5:35 pm HK time
Confirmed Son’s IHS payment made : 10th May 2018 5:39 pm HK time
Called hotline – checking status : 14th May 2018 3:20 pm HK time - “decision been made on 11th May
Email rec’d for Non-straight forward : no notification rec’d
Date documents returned by UKVI : 14th May 2018 5:25 pm HK time (VFS called ready for collection ** )
Decision made email : no notification rec’d
Date to collect visa at VFS HK : 16th May 2018

Date visa issued : 11th May 2018
Intended date of travel on application form : 1st August 2018
Visa validity duration : 25th Jul 2018 to 24th Aug 2018
Processing time from biometrics date to visa issued date: 31 work days



** VFS HK only confirmed original supporting documents sent from Sheffield ready for collection. Passports to be issued at Manila NOT ready for collection.

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Old May 16th 2018, 9:29 pm
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Country applying : UAE ABUDHABI

Biomatrics : 4th April 2018

Message received from UKVI documents forward : 4th April

no text received yet
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Old May 16th 2018, 11:39 pm
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Date of application: 27/04/18
Application type: priority
Date of biometric: 30/04/18
Date supporting documents posted to Sheffield.03/05/18
Date document received in Sheffield:04/05/18



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Applying from : USA
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Spouse
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Cash savings only
Date On-Line application submitted : 16 April 2018
Date biometrics taken New York: 20 April 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 23 Aril 2018
Date documents received: 26 April 2018
Date visa issued : 16 May 2018
Intended date of travel on application form : 10 May 2018
Processing time from biometrics date to visa issued date: 17 work days
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Applying from: Abu Dhabi
Visa : Settlement - Spouse
Type: Standard - non priority
Date on Line Application Submitted: 29 March 2018
Date Documents Submitted to VFS: 11 April 2018
Biometrics on: 11 April 2018
SMS receipt of application forwarded to UKVI: 11 April 2018
Decision made confirmation: Awaited
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Old May 17th 2018, 7:31 am
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Country of application: Canada
Visa type: Settlement, Spouse
Priority: Yes (think it's questionable if this really had any effect)
Online application date & all fees paid: 19th January 2018
Intended arrival date given: 2nd July 2018
Biometric Appointment: 6th February 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: Scanned from VAC at biometric appointment
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 14th March 2018
No other emails or SMS messages received
Received passport by courier with visa inside & "application successful" letter: 16th May 2018
Vignette validity: 2nd July - 1st August 2018
Time taken from application to receipt of passport: 70 working days

Thanks for all advice on this forum!
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Old May 17th 2018, 8:45 pm
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Country of application: USA
Visa type: Settlement, Spouse
Priority: Non-priority
Online application date & all fees paid: 7th March 2018
Biometric Appointment: 12th March 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 19th March 2018
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 15th March 2018
No other emails or SMS messages received

Have called and emailed since and received standard response that we have to sit and wait until 60 BD have passed.

Decision: awaiting
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Old May 17th 2018, 11:10 pm
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Country of Application: JAMAICA

Visa Type: Settlement, Spouse, Husband

Priority/Non Priority: Non - Priority

VISA APPLICATION STARTED - 7/3/18

IHS Paid - 9/3/18 (overpaid and due a partial refund)

VISA APPLICATION PAID - 11/3/18

BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT - 16/3/18

HUBBY FEDEX STUFF TO ME - 16/3/18

RECEIVED FEDEX - 20/3/18

SENT DOCUMENTS TO SHEFFIELD - 20/3/18

DOCUMENTS RECEIVED SHEFFIELD - 21/3/18

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT EMAIL - 29/3/18

CHASER EMAIL - 26/04/2018

RESPONSE - 03/05/18 - With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision. It takes 60 working days from the day of application to process a visa for settlement applications. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will receive a partial refund of you Immigration Healthcare Surcharge.

*Currently waiting at 50 business days (working days) from the date of the application - 7/3/18.
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Old May 18th 2018, 1:05 am
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Country of application: USA
Visa type: Settlement, Spouse
Priority: Non-priority
Online application date & all fees paid: 26th February 2018
Biometric Appointment: 7th March 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 13th March 2018
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 13th March 2018


Two emails sent, both rec'd reply with awaiting a decision

Decision: awaiting
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Old May 18th 2018, 10:28 pm
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Country of application: Turkey (Istanbul)
Visa type: Settlement, Spouse
Priority: Yes
Online application date & all fees paid: 2 April 2018
Intended arrival date given: 25 April 2018
Biometric Appointment: 6 April 2018
Original Documents sent to Sheffield: 10 April 2018 (special delivery from U.K.)
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 25 April 2018
Decision made SMS and TLS update: 18 May 2018
Received passport by courier with visa inside & "application successful" letter: 19 May 2018
Original documents dispatched and en route to U.K. address : 19 May 2018
Vignette validity: 25 May - 24 June 2018
Timeline: From Biometric Appointment to receipt of passport: 30 working days

Good luck everyone!
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Old May 19th 2018, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Dreamy31
Date of application: 27/04/18
Application type: priority
Date of biometric: 30/04/18
Date supporting documents posted to Sheffield.03/05/18
Date document received in Sheffield:04/05/18


updated I receive return of documents on the 19/05/18
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Old May 19th 2018, 8:20 pm
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Applying from : Shanghai China
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Spouse
Priority / Non-Priority : Non Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Salary from overseas plus new UK contract
Date On-Line application submitted : 25 April 2018
Date biometrics taken Shanghai: 25 April 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 1 May 2018
Date documents received: 2 May 2018
No Email received
Just waiting 11 working days so far
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Old May 20th 2018, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by Shahinshah
Country applying : UAE ABUDHABI

Biomatrics : 4th April 2018

Message received from UKVI documents forward : 4th April

no text received yet
today I got my passport with approved visa. Total 35 working days






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Old May 20th 2018, 12:58 pm
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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: 16 May
Passport Delivery Date: 21st May
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