UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jun 12th 2018, 7:35 pm
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City/Country applying from: Barbados
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Unmarried Partner
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 17 January 2018
Date biometrics taken: 8 February 2018
Documents Sent: 13 February 2018 (Confirmation of receipt from Royal Mail)
Date documentation Email was received by UKVI: 29 March 2018
"Not Straightforward" email received #1: 1 May 2018
Additional Documents Request: 1 May 2018
Additional Documents Sent: 2 May 2018
Sent Email to UKVI: 17 May 2018
(Received a response asking for the info that was included in my email i.e. name, application date, reference # etc.
Responded and never got a response)
"Not Straightforward" email received #2: 23 May 2018
Sent Another Email to UKVI: 23 May 2018 , Case esculated
Confirmation of Receipt of Additional Documents: 30 May 2018 (Email also stated decision will be made in a few days)
Call to UKVI: June 8th, 2018 (Was told nothing can be done as case was already escalated)
Decision made email: still waiting
Date your visa was received: still waiting
Number of working days since biometrics :88 working days.



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Old Jun 13th 2018, 3:02 pm
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City/Country applying from: Istanbul
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Spouce Visa
Priority/Non-Priority : Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 25 April 2018
Date biometrics taken: 7 May 2018
Documents Sent/ Recieved: 15 May 2018/ 16 May 2018 (Confirmation of receipt from Royal Mail)
Automated Email was received by UKVI: 25 May 2018
Call to UKVI: 12 June 2018 (Still waiting for decision and can only be escalated after 19th June, which is after 30 working days from biometrics)

My documents have not been sent back to me as of yet...

Decision made email: still waiting...
Date your visa was received: still waiting....
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Old Jun 13th 2018, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Mrs Collins
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.
Visa Granted 12/06/18

Valid 19th June to 18th July

​​​​​59 working days from Biometrics
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Old Jun 14th 2018, 10:35 am
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Timeline:

Country applying from: Jamaica

Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (Husband)

Priority/Non Priority: Non-Priority

Date application submitted (online): February 27, 2018

Date biometrics taken: March 2, 2018

Documents recieved email : March 6, 2018

ECO assigned: March 8, 2018

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Non straightforward email: May 29, 2018

Sent extra documents: May 30, 2018

Call to escalate as past 60 working days: June 1, 2018

Email sent from ECO stating documents received and application in final decision stage: June 12, 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (60 Working Days Non Priority)

Decision made email: Waiting

74 Working days and counting from application

71 Working days and counting from biometrics
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Old Jun 15th 2018, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by niloufar
City/Country applying from: Istanbul
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Spouce Visa
Priority/Non-Priority : Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 25 April 2018
Date biometrics taken: 7 May 2018
Documents Sent/ Recieved: 15 May 2018/ 16 May 2018 (Confirmation of receipt from Royal Mail)
Automated Email was received by UKVI: 25 May 2018
Call to UKVI: 12 June 2018 (Still waiting for decision and can only be escalated after 19th June, which is after 30 working days from biometrics)

My documents have not been sent back to me as of yet...

Decision made email: still waiting...
Date your visa was received: still waiting....
Case Escalated - 15 June 2018



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Old Jun 18th 2018, 9:11 pm
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Timeline:

Country applying from: USA (Florida)

Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (wife)

Priority/Non Priority: Priority

Date application submitted (online): June 6, 2018

Date biometrics taken (Tampa USCIS center): June 11, 2018

Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): June 18, 2018

Documents recieved email : Pending

ECO assigned: Pending

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Call to escalate as past 30 working days: None Yet

Projected timeline given: 6 weeks (30 Working Days Priority)

Decision made email: Waiting

8 Working days and counting from application

5 Working days and counting from biometrics
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Old Jun 19th 2018, 12:14 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: Approved 14 June 2018

Total processing time: 59 working days
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Update:

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: June 18th, 2018.
Passport Ready for Collection: (Should be a Phone Call, then my passport needs to be picked up in person from the VFS in Los Angeles): N/A
Total Processing Time: 35 working days so far Hope we get good news this week!
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Old Jun 19th 2018, 12:46 pm
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Date of application: 27/04/18
Date of biometric: 30/04/18
type of application: priority
date document sent: 03/05/18
date document received: 4/05/18
date documents return: 19/05/18
Email your application is being prepared by ECO: 21/05/18
Email application reaching its final stage: 12/06/18
Decision: awaiting decision
34 days and still waiting

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Old Jun 20th 2018, 2:31 am
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Country of application: Kingston, Jamaica
Visa type: Settlement Spouse Visa
Priority: Yes
Office location processing visa: Sheffield UK
Online application done & fees paid: 10th April 2018
Priority fee paid: 11th April 2018
Biometric Appointment: 16th April 2018
Original Documents sent to Sheffield: 23rd April 2018
2 separate Emails regarding English language requirement and prepaid envelope: (lawyer emailed Sheffield to explain husband is exempt as he is from English speaking country): 24th April 2018
Prepaid envelope sent to Sheffield: 25th April 2018
Email stating “online application has been received and is being prepared for consideration by ECO”: 25th April 2018
Called UKVi to check status of application “decision has been made, allow 10 working days for email”: 5th June 2018
Called UKVi again! “A decision was made last week Friday 1st June, have to wait 10 working days for email” 6th June 2018
Decision email: N/A
I (UK sponsor) Received back all supporting documents: 8th June 2018
10 working days since Decision made, called UKVi again and told that they will escalate the case (I didn’t know at the time that the application was received at the VAC this day): 14th June 2018
Arrange for husband to go to VAC on the 19th to enquire about his passport taking long to be returned: 18th June 2018
Lawyer forwards email from VAC which was sent to her on 15th June that passport is ready for collection: 19th June 2018
Husband goes to Kingston VAC and picks up his passport and visa is approved � ����: 19th June 2018
Vignette valid from 10th June - 10th July
33 working days from biometrics to decision being made
43 working days from biometrics to email of passport collection

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Old Jun 20th 2018, 6:16 am
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Date of application: 27/04/18
Date of biometric: 30/04/18
type of application: priority
date document sent: 03/05/18
date document received: 4/05/18
date documents return: 19/05/18
Email your application is being prepared by ECO: 21/05/18
Email application reaching its final stage: 12/06/18
Decision email: 20/06/18
It took 35 days




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Country applying from: Australia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: April 27th, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: May 2nd, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: May 4th, 2018
Documents Returned: not received
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 8th, 2018
Decision Made Email: June 18th, 2018
Passport Ready for Collection: June 18th, 2018 - Issues collecting passport in Melbourne VFS office as location changed to 11 Queens Road due to damage to building in Swanston Street

Total Processing Time: 30 business days from biometrics
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Old Jun 20th 2018, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by niloufar


Case Escalated - 15 June 2018






Decision Made Email 20 June 2018
Passport Ready for collection 20 June 2018

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City/Country applying from: China Shenyang
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (husband)
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 26 December 2017
Date biometrics taken: 28 December 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 3 January 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: 23 January 2018
Date documentation was sent back from UKVI: 26 January 2018
"Not Straightforward" email received: 20 March 2018
Received call from Home Office calling both sponsor and employer confirming the employment and general details: 22 March 2018
1st Escalated by email to UKVI:19 April 2018
Email from Home Office stating application in final stages :26 April 2018
2nd Escalated by email to UKVI:25 May 2018
Email from Home Office stating unable to make a decision within usual timescale:4 June 2018

Decision made email: still waiting
Date your visa was received: still waiting
Number of working days since biometrics :120 working days and counting
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: June 8th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: June 13th, 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: June 13th, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: June 18th, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": June 18th, 2018
Documents Returned: WAITING
Decision Made Email: WAITING
Passport Returned: WAITING

Total Processing Time: 5 business days from bio-metrics
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