UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jul 2nd 2018, 11:18 pm
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Country applying from: USA (Connecticut)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: April 4th, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: April 9th, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: I can't remember, lost my receipt!
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": April 18th, 2018
Email requesting additional documents (I forgot to add the Appendix): April 18th, 2018
Escalation: June 18th, 2018
Decision Made Email: June 28th, 2018
Document and passport received: July 2nd, 2018 (APPROVED)

Total Processing Time: 59 business days from biometrics, 52 business days from receipt of application
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Old Jul 3rd 2018, 2:01 am
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Timeline:

Country applying from: GHANA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (wife & daughter)
Priority/Non Priority: Non priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: (60 Working Days Non Priority)

Date application submitted (online): December 13, 2017
Date biometrics taken (USCIS center): December 13, 2017
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): December 13, 2017
Call to escalate as past 60 working days: yes
Decision made email: Waiting

139 Working days and counting from online application
137 Working days and counting from biometrics

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Old Jul 3rd 2018, 11:12 am
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Country applying from: Russia (Moscow)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: May 2nd 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: May 10th 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: May 8th 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 11th 2018
Escalation: June 22nd, 2018
Decision Made Email: June 27th, 2018
Document and passport received: July 3rd, 2018 (approved)

Processing Time: 34 business days from biometrics, 38 business days to passport collection
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Old Jul 5th 2018, 1:23 am
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Country applying from: Canada (Toronto)
Visa type: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online Application submitted: April 27
Date biometrics taken: May 1
Date email documentation received in Sheffield: May 25
Date escalated due to over 30 business days: June 14
Email received asking for further documentation and sent same day: June 15
Decision made email: none
Passport ready for pick up: June 21
36 Business days
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Old Jul 5th 2018, 8:05 am
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Timeline:

Country applying from: Kazakhstan, Almaty

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

Priority/Non Priority: Priority

Date application submitted (online): May 11, 2018

Date biometrics taken - Almaty: May 17, 2018

Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): May 24, 2018

Documents recieved email : Pending

ECO assigned: May 31, 2018

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Call to escalate as past 30 working days: Not Yet

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

Decision made: awaiting

34 Working days and counting from biometrics

This is a second application, in the first one we did not meet financial requirements.

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Old Jul 5th 2018, 10:18 am
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Timeline:

Country applying from: Sri Lanka
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 6 weeks (30 Working Days Priority)

Date application submitted (online): May 28th, 2018
Date biometrics taken (Colombo - VFS): June 4th, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): June 11th, 2018
ECO assigned: June 25th, 2018
Decision made email: Waiting
Documents returned - Waiting

23 Working days and counting from
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Old Jul 5th 2018, 7:41 pm
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Applied: 25th June
Location: Ankara, priority
FIance via
Document Sent to UKVI: 27th June
Received by UKVI 28th June
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Old Jul 6th 2018, 6:16 am
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Country applying from: Singapore
Visa type: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: non-Priority
Online submission - 6/2/18
Bio taken & documents submitted - 5/3/18
Email to confirm receipt of application - 6/4/18
Doc returned - 13/5/18
Email received not a straightforward case & request additional docs - 25/5/18
Additional doc submitted - 29/5/18
Escalated to MP - 19/6
MP wrote to UKVI - 22/6
Email to inform additional documents received and my application is in the queue (finally!!) - 25/6/18
SMS to inform processed visa application received at the UK Visa Application Centre & passport ready for collection - 5/7/18
PAssport returned via courier (opted for this service) - 6/7/18

appication approved (yeah)
total 86 working days since application
good luck to those waiting
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 10:26 am
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Timeline:

Country applying from: Japan (Tokyo)

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

Priority/Non Priority: Priority

Date application submitted (online): 12 May 2018

Date biometrics taken (Tokyo VFS Global office): 15 May 2018

Documents sent from UK to Sheffield: 18 May 2018

Documents received at Sheffield (Royal Mail online Track and Trace delivery confirmation): 21 May 2018

"Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO" e-mail received from UK Decision Making Centre: 24 May 2018

"Processed visa application" e-mail received from VFS Global: 27 June 2018

Passport with settlement visa vignette collected: 29 June 2018


Processing time from biometrics date to "processed visa application" notification: 30 working days (this period includes the UK Spring bank holiday)


Date documentation returned by UKVI: still awaiting


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Last edited by Jerseygirl; Jul 7th 2018 at 12:20 pm. Reason: TIMELINES ONLY
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Old Jul 10th 2018, 11:14 pm
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Default Settlement Visa (Spouse) from USA

Country: USA (Seattle)
Visa: Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority Service: Yes
Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline: up to 12 weeks for settlement visas (according to 1st email from Sheffield on 27 June)

Date application submitted (online at visa4uk.fco.gov.uk): 31 May 2018
Date biometrics taken (at USCIS ASC Seattle Application Support Center): 15 June 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (ParcelForce tracking): 20 June 2018 11:38am

Email "application being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 27 June 2018 10:33am
Email "visa application does not include airway bill": 27 June 2018 11:31am

Email "ECO assigned": WAITING...

Call to escalate at over 30 working days: N/A

Email "decision made": WAITING...

Passport received (by UPS courier, prepaid label from via VFS Global): WAITING...

Count as of 10 July 2018 at 22:42pm:
28 working days from online application submitted...
17 working days from biometrics...
14 working days from documents received by Sheffield...

STATUS: WAITING...
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Old Jul 11th 2018, 12:42 am
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Country applying from: USA
Visa type: Settlement (husband, one dependent)
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online submission: 8th April 2018
Bio taken: 12th April 2018
Documents submitted: 25th April 2018
Email to confirm receipt of application: 25th April 2018
Request to pay dependent IHS: 3rd May 2018 (Unable to submit through online application)
Decision made email: 10th July 2018
Doc returned via courier - Expected 12th July 2018 (Decision Unknown Until Arrival)


Wish us luck!!
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Old Jul 12th 2018, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by foudespaves
Timeline:

Country applying from: Japan (Tokyo)

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

Priority/Non Priority: Priority

Date application submitted (online): 12 May 2018

Date biometrics taken (Tokyo VFS Global office): 15 May 2018

Documents sent from UK to Sheffield: 18 May 2018

Documents received at Sheffield (Royal Mail online Track and Trace delivery confirmation): 21 May 2018

"Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO" e-mail received from UK Decision Making Centre: 24 May 2018

"Processed visa application" e-mail received from VFS Global: 27 June 2018

Passport with settlement visa vignette collected: 29 June 2018


Processing time from biometrics date to "processed visa application" notification: 30 working days (this period includes the UK Spring bank holiday)


Date documentation returned by UKVI: still awaiting
Date documentation returned by UKVI: 11 July 2018
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Old Jul 13th 2018, 2:25 pm
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Country applying from: Canada (Toronto)
Visa type: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online Application submitted: June 7
Date biometrics taken: July 5
Date email documentation received in Sheffield: STILL WAITING
Decision made email: STILL WAITING
Passport ready for pick up: STILL WAITING
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[left]Applying from : Sydney,,, Australia
Type of visa applied for : Settlement Spouse
Priority / Non-Priority : Priority
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Financial requirement : Yes
Intended date of travel on application form : 12 July 2018
Date online application submitted : 21 may 2018
Date biometrics taken Pakistan/application date: 22nd may 2018
Date supporting documents submitted to sheffield : 23rd may 2018
Date documents received: 25th may 2018 (no email received; just delivery receipt)
ECO considering email: 14th June

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Old Jul 17th 2018, 3:59 am
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Country applying from: Sri Lanka
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (Husband)
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 6 weeks (30 Working Days Priority)

Date application submitted (online): May 28th, 2018
Date biometrics taken (Colombo - VFS): June 4th, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): June 11th, 2018
ECO assigned: June 25th, 2018
Escalated - Called UKVI - 16th July 2018

Decision made email: Waiting
Documents returned - Waiting

31 Working days and counting from
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