UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jun 20th 2018, 11:37 pm
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Country applying from: Algeria - TLS Contact
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)

Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield

Date application submitted: Online April 30, 2018
Date biometrics taken: May 2, 2018
Date documentation received by UKVI: May 4, 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: May 8, 2018
Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks

Call to UKVI for a status update: June 20, 2018 - Decision made on June 14, 2018
Decision made email: June 20, 2018
Passport despatched via courier: June 20, 2018
Processing time: 29 days - (April 30 - June 14)

Date visa was received (via courier): Waiting
Vignette: Waiting

Supporting documents returned: Waiting

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Old Jun 21st 2018, 12:56 am
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[QUOTE=Dreamy31;12519119]
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

Update: Visa Granted
Thanks to you all for your advise and support
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by stellaryellow
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
Last and Final Update:
Granted Approved Visa 6/20! So total time was 35 working days. Good luck to everyone still waiting!
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 2:08 pm
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Country applying from: Hong Kong
Type of visa applied for: Settlement/Spouse
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority (30 working days)
Office location processing your visa:
Date application submitted: Online 12 June 2018
Date biometrics taken: 15 June 2018
Online application received by UK Decision Centre: 21 June 2018
Date documentation received by UKVI:
Being prepared by ECO email:
Decision made email:
Collect Passport:
Processing time:
Vignette:

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Old Jun 22nd 2018, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by niloufar
Decision Made Email 20 June 2018
Passport Ready for collection 20 June 2018
Visa Granted
Processing time: 31 Working days
Vignette: 23rd June to 23rd July

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Applying from : Lahore, Pakistan
Type of visa applied for : Settlement—Spouse
Priority / Non-Priority : Standard/Non-Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Yes
Intended date of travel on application form : 22 May 2018
Date online application submitted : 22 Mar 2018
Date biometrics taken Pakistan/application date: 27 Mar 2018
Date supporting documents submitted to sheffield : 06 April 2018
Date documents received: 09 April 2018
Date Documents returned: 13th May 2018
Data application receieved email: 8th May
SMS received visa processed: 9 AM 14th June (signed up for sms alerts)
Email recieved visa processed: 12 PM 14th June
Visa Approved 12th June, checked same day as SMS on 14th June.
Total 66 days approx.

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Originally Posted by thompa
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
Update on Working Day 58 - 22 June, 2018
Received two emails today at 13:53
1. 'A decision has been made on your UK Visa application. Your application will be dispatched shortly from the UK Decision Making Centre.'
2. '...please find your courier tracking details below:' (We had paid for UPS Courier from Tampa to Sheffield, UK and back again.)

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Old Jun 25th 2018, 12:32 pm
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Applying from : China (Mainland)
Type of visa applied for : Settlement
Priority / Non-Priority : Non Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Date On-Line application submitted : 19 April 2018
Date biometrics taken: 23 April 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 26 April 2018
Date documents received by Sheffield: 27 April 2018
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 5 June 2018
Date Documents returned: 11 June 2018
Decision: awaiting

Not at working day 46
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Old Jun 25th 2018, 5:35 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
Date On-Line application submitted : 22 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 - 37 working days from docs received at sheffield
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Application location: Senegal - Priority Paid

Online application: 29 May
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 8 June (this date was chosen so we had time to gather documents)
Documents submitted to Sheffield: 21 June (delay in receiving some documents meant we submitted at the last minute)
Decision made: Waiting
Email to collect documents from VFS: Waiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Waiting

Current date: 25 June 2018
Total: TBC from 29 May.

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Old Jun 26th 2018, 10:54 am
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Country applying from: Algeria - TLS Contact
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)

Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield

Date application submitted: Online April 30, 2018
Date biometrics taken: May 2, 2018
Date documentation received by UKVI: May 4, 2018
Being prepared by ECO email: May 8, 2018
Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks

Call to UKVI for a status update: June 20, 2018 - Decision made on June 14, 2018
Decision made email: June 20, 2018
Passport despatched via courier: June 20, 2018
Processing time: 29 days - (April 30 - June 14)

Approved! Thanks to everyone for all the help!

Date visa was received (via courier): June 25, 2018
Vignette: 21 June, 2018 to 21 July, 2018

Supporting documents returned: June 26, 2018

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Old Jun 26th 2018, 12:39 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: June 26, 2018

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

14 Working days and counting from online application

11 Working days and counting from biometrics
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 3:19 pm
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Standard from.egypt

Online application: 14 march 2018
Bio: 18 march 2018
Supporting documents sent : 20 march 2018
Docs recieved : 21 march 2018
Docs recieved email :28 march 2018
Decision made after 3rd call to Home office: 11 june 2018 (57 working days)
Passport ready for courier : 24 june 2018
Passport recieved: 26 june 2018 with visa inside!!!!!!
All together took 68 working days!
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Old Jun 28th 2018, 4:35 pm
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Applying from: Seattle, WA, USA
Online application: NON PRIORITY March22nd
Bio-metrics: April 12th
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: April 16th
Decision made: June 28th
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting- should be 2-4 days from now.
Enaik did not say whether it was approved or denied

Business Days: 51- still awaiting passport in the mail though
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Country of application: Edmonton, Canada
Visa type: Settlement, Spouse (Married)
Office location processing your visa : Sheffield ,UK
Priority: Yes - which I feel is a waste of money....
UPS Courier: Yes

Application submitted & all fees paid: 22 May 2018
Biometric Appointment @ VFS Edmonton: 28 May 2018
VFS Scan Documents to Sheffield: 28 May 2018
Projected Timeline from VFS Edmonton: 20 business days (but they told me that's just what they tell everyone)
Documents posted to Sheffield: 29 May 2018
Email (UKVI) - "application being prepared for ECO": 18 June 2018 (15 business days from biometrics)
Projected Timeline from e-mail: up to 60 days (priority service just places you on top of non-priority applicants)
Email (UKVI) - Decision made: N/A
Date Visa Received: N/A
Result: N/A
Vignette: N/A

Total Processing Time: N/A

60 days from Biometrics (when to escalate): 20 August 2018

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