UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old May 22nd 2018, 3:06 am
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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 APPROVED!
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Old May 22nd 2018, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by adam2645
Country: Indonesia
Visa: Wife Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application submitted online: 29th 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

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
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Home office asking for payslips and employer's letter already given to them: Scanned and sent same day 23rd Mar
Escalated and delayed 3 times with same automated not straightforward email: 2nd Apr, 9th Apr, 24th Apr (18+ weeks)
Contacted local MP: 20th Apr (Takes up to 20 working days for a result)
MP emailed back with good news: 15th May (Visa issued on 10th May)

Decision Email: None
Sms Of Processed Visa from VFS: None
Email Of Processed Visa from VFS: 21st May
Call received from delivery service: 21st May
Total processing time: 20 weeks / 100 working days
Date of Passport Delivery: 22nd May

FINALLY APPROVED!!!
Vignette valid from: 17th May - 16th June
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Old May 23rd 2018, 12:37 am
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Applying from : Tasmania, Australia
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Spouse with two children
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Salary from overseas plus UK job offer
Date On-Line application submitted : 6 March 2018
Date biometrics taken Hobart: 20 March 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 21 March 2018
Date documents received: 28 March 2018
Email received: 2 May 2018 requesting IHS payment for children due to bug in system, payed immediately
Partial refund: 9 May 2018 partial refund received for required over payment of children IHS
Escalated 16 May 2018 due to decision still pending
Total processing time: 44 working days
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Old May 24th 2018, 8:37 pm
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Online Application: 5th Of September, 2017 via a UK solicitor
Biometrics done in Nigeria: 7th Of September, 2017
Supporting documents received in Sheffield: 21st Of September, 2017
Email inviting myself and my wife for an interview: 2nd of December, 2017
We attended interview on the 7th Of December, 2017 (I was interviewed via video link while my wife was interviewed same time over the phone)
Received Supporting Documents: Nothing till now (9 months gone)
Decision Made Email: Nothing till now (9 months gone)
Passport Ready For Collection: Nothing till now (9 months gone)


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**Second application**
Country applying from: Edmonton, Canada
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date biometrics taken: 26th Feb 2018
Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: 27th Feb (mailed Priority Express)
Receipt Confirmation of Online Application from UKVI: 5th March

Projected timeline given:12 weeks from application date
not straightforward email: May 20th (on a Saturday)
Decision Email: May 23rd (60 business days)
Passport Delivery Date: 24th of May Approved!!!


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Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
Visa type: Spousal (husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date biometrics taken: 11th April 2018
Date documentation were received in Sheffield UKVI: 19th April (mailed Priority Express)
Receipt Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 3rd May
Projected timeline given:None
Received Supporting Documents: None
Decision Made Email: None
Passport Ready For Collection: None

escalated on paid phone service (1.37 a minute) on 24 May 2018 as it has exceeded 30 working day.
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Old May 26th 2018, 10:34 am
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Country applying from: Indonesia (Jakarta)
Visa type: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date biometrics taken: 11th April 2018
Date documentation were received in Sheffield UKVI: 17th April (mailed Royal Mail Priority Express)
Returned supporting documents received: 2nd May
Receipt Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 3rd May
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Called HO because exceeding 30 business day: 25th May (BD 32) -- decision already made, we should receive passport in 10 business day
Decision made email: not received yet
Passport ready for collection: not received yet, fingers crossed.

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Old May 26th 2018, 10:52 am
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[QUOTE=ccbb1989;12504963]Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
Visa type: Spousal (husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date biometrics taken: 11th April 2018
Date documentation were received in Sheffield UKVI: 19th April (mailed Priority Express)
Receipt Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 3rd May
Projected timeline given:None
Received Supporting Documents: None
Decision Made Email: None
Passport Ready For Collection: None

escalated on paid phone service (1.37 a minute) on 24 May 2018 as it has exceeded 30 working day.

UPDATE 25th May called they have said a decision has been made. No further info offered

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Old May 28th 2018, 3:28 pm
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Country applying from: South Korea-Seoul
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted online: 22nd March 2018
Date biometrics taken: 17th April 2018
Date documentation posted to Sheffield UKVI: 17th April 2018
SMS from VFS confirming visa forwarded to UKVI: 17th April 2018
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 28th April 2018
Application received at the Decison Making: 7th May 2018
Original documents returned: 7th May 2018, however the documents were another applicant’s. not mine.
Sent back the wrong documents: 9th May 2018
Original documents received: 16th May 2018
received three differents apologies emails.
Called HO for application status: 25th May 2018, I found out my application is not on the priority list.




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Old May 29th 2018, 4:47 am
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Applying from : Tasmania, Australia
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Spouse with two children
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Salary from overseas plus UK job offer
Date On-Line application submitted : 6 March 2018
Date biometrics taken Hobart: 20 March 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 21 March 2018
Date documents received: 28 March 2018
Email received: 2 May 2018 requesting IHS payment for children due to bug in system, payed immediately
Partial refund: 9 May 2018 partial refund received for required over payment of children IHS
Escalated: 16 May 2018 due to decision still pending
Email received from HO: 28 May 2018 System shows I am not priority please provide proof of priority payment, send through invoices immediately

Total processing time: 47 working days
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Old May 29th 2018, 10:55 am
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Country applying from: Jordan
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): 21-05-2018
Date biometrics taken: 29-05-2018
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: waiting
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 30 working days
Decision made email: not received yet
Passport ready for collection: not received yet, fingers crossed.

Will post update, wish us luck!
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Country applying from: United States.
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa.
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Premium; Package was filed in person at the Los Angeles VFS Premium Location.
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK.
Date Application Submitted Online: April 28th, 2018.
Date Biometrics Taken: April 30th, 2018.
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: May 1st, 2018.
Documents Returned: May 2nd, 2018.
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 18th, 2018.
Decision Made Email: N/A
Passport Ready for Collection: (Should be a Phone Call, then passport needs to be picked up in person from the VFS in Los Angeles): N/A
Total Processing Time: 21 working days and counting.
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Country applying from: Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Non priority
Date application submitted (online): 26-02-2018
Date biometrics taken: 06-03-2018
Documents recieved email 21-03-2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made email: 29-05-2018
Passport picked up at VFS manila 30-05-2018

Visa Approved ! 56 woking days
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Visa Bangladesh VFS

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
1 Date application submitted: 17 may 2018

2. Date biometrics taken: 23 May 2018

3. Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI:30 MAY 18(mailed ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY grantee by 1pm)

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Visa Bangladesh VFS

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
1 Date application submitted: 17 may 2018

2. Date biometrics taken: 23 May 2018

3. Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI:30 MAY 18(mailed ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY grantee by 1pm

4. 31 may ukvi has received the recorded signed.
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