UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old May 31st 2018, 9:22 pm
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Spouse Visa - Non Priority.
Wife - Bangladesh
application submitted online - 23rd Feb 2018
Biometric - 11th March 2018
12 Week Timeline email - 22nd April.
decision made email - 55 working days and still waiting!!!!
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Old May 31st 2018, 10:52 pm
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Applying from : Tokyo, Japan
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Wife
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority (what a joke!)
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Salary from self-employment and ongoing contract for services on return to UK
Date On-Line application submitted : 17 Feb 2018
Date biometrics taken : 27 Feb 2018
Date supporting documents received at Sheffield (according to tracking) : 8 March 2018
Date of email confirming receipt : 19 March 2018
Escalations: several over the course of three months
Decision email received: May 29 2018
Passport returned (visa approved) : May 30 2018
Total processing time: 68 working days - absolutely abysmal.
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 2:41 am
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Visa Bangladesh SYLHET VFS

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

VISA. WIFE

1 Date application submitted: 17 may 2018

2. Date biometrics taken: 23 May 2018/ taxt massged vfs has forwarded to UKVI.

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.

5. Waiting for emails and return of my original documents inshallah
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by Kashif70
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
Received Entry Clearance visa on May 31 2018

Total 35 working days

Good luck to everyone.
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 9:55 am
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Applying from : Dusseldorf, Germany (nationality Russian)
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Wife
Priority / Non-Priority : non priority
Date On-Line application submitted : 08 Feb 2018
Date biometrics taken : 23 Feb 2018
Date supporting documents received at Sheffield: 23 Feb 2018 (all docs been scanned at TLS, paid to keep my passport)
Sent to decision making Centre email: 04 Apr 2018
Decision made email received: 22 May 2018
Total processing time: 59 working days
VISA GRANTED!
No emails or calls from HO whatsoever.
Got a sticker in my passport 25 min after dropping the passport at the TLS contact Centre. Vignette 28 May - 28 June 2018.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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Old Jun 2nd 2018, 1:00 am
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Applying from : Florida, USA
Cost of application : 2059 GBP
Cost of Health Surcharge fee: 876 GBP
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Wife
Priority / Non-Priority : non priority
Date On-Line application submitted : 15 March 2018
Date biometrics taken : 23 March 2018 in Tampa, Florida
Date supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 23 March 2018
Cost of using VFS Courier service for delivery and return to Florida : 265 GBP
Acknowledgement email from Sheffield, UK : 28 March 2018
Email sent to Decision Making Centre for status update: 23 May 2018
Email response from Decision Making Centre: 24 May 2018 : "application process continuing to making a decision." - useless!
Emailed to local MP in UK : 27 May 2018 requesting status check with UKVI
MP responded : 30 May 2018 : "application process continuing to making a decision. Contact them if decision not made after 60 working days".
Now at Working Day 47

Last edited by Jerseygirl; Jun 2nd 2018 at 2:10 pm. Reason: TIMELINES ONLY
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Old Jun 2nd 2018, 9:38 am
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Country applying from: South Korea
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): 09/04/2018
Date biometrics taken: 13/04/2018
Documents recieved email 20/04/2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made email: 25/05/2018 -> We called and were told that a decision had been made. They did not contact us.
Message from VFS Seoul to pick up the passport 01/06/2018

Visa Approved

34 working days excluding national holidays
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Old Jun 5th 2018, 3:39 pm
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Country applying from: Australia
Type of visa applied for: Partner - Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): 17/04/2018
Date biometrics taken: 19/04/2018
Documents recieved email 30/04/2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (30 Working Days Priority)
Decision made email: Waiting
31 Working days and counting

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Old Jun 5th 2018, 4:44 pm
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Update-
City/Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Unmarried Partner
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 27 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 31 October 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 6 November 2017
"Not Straightforward" email received: 19 January 2018
Email stating application in final stages :30th March 2018
Escalated to MP: 24th April 2018- UKVI standard response 'application in final stages, will make decision as soon as possible'
Decision made email: still waiting
Date your visa was received: still waiting
Number of working days since biometrics :150 working days.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 12:10 pm
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Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): 17/04/2018
Date biometrics taken: 23/04/2018
Documents recieved email : 5/06/18
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Call to escalate as past 30'days : 6/06/18
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (30 Working Days Priority)
Decision made email: Waiting
32 Working days and counting
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by polaristr
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
Received email saying decision made 31st May

Received visa via courier 06th June APPROVED

58 working days from documents received at sheffield
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Old Jun 8th 2018, 1:17 pm
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[QUOTE=eliza88;12501505]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
Decision has been made email: 4th June 2018
Passport received: 6th June 2018 (visa approved!)

Processing time: 58 BD from biometrics
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Old Jun 11th 2018, 6:11 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 by Sheffield: 2 May 2018
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 11th June 2018
Date Documents returned: 9th June 2018
Decision: none yet still waiting 28 working days so far
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Old Jun 12th 2018, 8:55 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
Email received from HO: 7 June 2018 asking for international airway bill.
Decision made email: 12 June 2018
Visa decision: Pending

Total processing time: 57 working days
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Old Jun 12th 2018, 2:24 pm
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Visa application : 19/04/2018
Type of visa : Settlement (priority)
Place of application : Ahmedabad (India)
Bio-metric given : 23/04/2018
Document send : 01/05/2018
Document received email : 13/05/2018
Visa approval email : None
Message of Visa application assessment completed : 11/06/2018
Visa approved : 12/06/2018
Vignette valid : 16/06/2018 to 16/07/2018
Visa approved 😊
Good luck everyone 👍
total processing time 38 working days
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