UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jul 30th 2018, 3:19 pm
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Country applying from: USA
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: May4th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: May 9th, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: May 21st, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 22nd, 2018
Email requesting additional documents (I forgot to add the Appendix): May 22nd, 2018
Documents Returned: Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Document and passport received: Waiting
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Old Jul 31st 2018, 7:29 am
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Spouse visa from Malaysia (2nd time application)
visa type: settlement + 1 dependent ( priority)
We submitted the online application estimate date: 06th june 2018
Visited VSA centre biometrics estimate date: 6th june 2018
Confirmation application received @ vsa centre 6th june 2018
Supporting docs sent to Sheffield:06th june 2018 received document in sheffield: 8th june 2018
Received email awaiting decision :14 th june 2018
Received email final processing stage and futher investigation required: 27th july 2018
39 days from biometric date





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Old Jul 31st 2018, 8:00 am
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Applying from : Beijing China
Type of visa applied for : Settlement Fiance
Priority / Non-Priority : Non Priority (priority service is not available in China)
Office location processing visa : Sheffield
Date On-Line application submitted : 30 April 2018
Date biometrics taken: 2 May 2018
Date supporting documents submitted : 3 May 2018
Received "application being prepared for ECO" email: 10 June 2018
Date Documents returned: 18 June 2018
Emailed International Enquiry 3 times to confirm application status, on 27 July 2018, International Enquiry confirmed the decision has been made.
Decision Made text message received from VFS on 30 July 2018. (61 working days from online application, 59 working days from biometric, excluded bank holidays, 13 weeks in total)
Received my passport today on 31 July 2018.

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Old Aug 1st 2018, 7:59 am
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Country applying from: Azerbaijan
Type of visa applied for: FianceSettlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: July 04th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: July 11th, 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: July 13th, 2018 from the UK
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 17th, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": July 26th, 2018
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting

Update:
20 BD - From Application - counting
15 BD - From Biometrics - counting
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Old Aug 1st 2018, 8:05 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
Email from UKVI on 24th July -
The application is in the final processing stages and a decision will be made soon. Further Investigation is required and you will be contacted directly once concluded.
Decision made email: Waiting
Documents returned - Waiting
42 Working days and counting from bio metrics
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Country applying from: DUBAI, UAE
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa - Husband
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: VFS DUBAI
Date Application Submitted Online: 26th July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 29th July 2018
SMS stating Application Forwarded to UKVI: None received
PASSPORT RECEIVED WITH VIGNETTE TODAY 01/08/2018
3 WORKING DAYS DECISION MADE
Date for Vignette from 8th October

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Old Aug 1st 2018, 1:57 pm
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Country applying from: India
Type of visa applied for:Wife Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Date Online Application Submit: 17 April 2018
Date Bio- Metrics Taken: 9 May 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: 11 May 2018 From UK
Date Documents were Received 14 May 2018
E-Mail Received: 13 JUNE 2018 Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer
Not straightforward email: 31 JULY 2018
75 BD From Online Application
59 BD From Bio-Metrics.
57 BD From Documents Received.
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returning :Waiting
Original Documents Returning : 12 JULY 2018
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Old Aug 3rd 2018, 1:38 pm
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Country applying from: USA (Houston)
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
Called UKVI : July 17th 2018 - Unsurprisingly was told its in progress and can be escalated 30 B.D after bio-metrics
Escalated with UKVI: July 25th 2018 - Was told would have response within 15 working days and reminded like i was a small child that priority processing doesn't guarantee completion within 30 B.D - great
Emailed MP Rory Stewart: July 25th 2018 - Asked if he could contact UKVI
Response from MP Rory Stewart: August 3rd 2018 - he has sent a letter to UKVI
Called UKVI : August 3rd 2018 - still awaiting decision, acnowledged it was escalated on July 25th
Decision Made Email: WAITING
Passport Returned: WAITING

Total Processing Time: 37 business days from bio-metrics
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Old Aug 5th 2018, 8:06 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa -- Unmarried Partner
Priority or Standard: Priority
Location processing visa: Sheffield
Date application submitted online: 8 June 2018
Date biometrics taken: 12 June 2018
Date documents sent to Sheffield: 12 June 2018
Date documents received in Sheffield: 14 June 2018
ECO Assigned: 14 June 2018
First escalation via telephone: 24 July 2018 (30 BD after biometrics)
Received email confirming escalation: 2 August 2018
Decision made email: Pending
Passport returned: Pending

Total processing time: 38 business days from biometrics
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Old Aug 6th 2018, 5:22 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
Email from UKVI on 24th July -
The application is in the final processing stages and a decision will be made soon. Further Investigation is required and you will be contacted directly once concluded.
Documents returned - 4th August 2018
Decision made email: Waiting
45 Working days and counting from bio metrics
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Old Aug 6th 2018, 2:53 pm
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[QUOTE=nycgirltouk;12540799]Country: USA New York
Visa: Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority Service: Yes
Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK
Date application submitted (online at visa4uk.fco.gov.uk): Lawyer did ??
Date biometrics taken: June 27th, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (ParcelForce tracking): July 4th, 2018

Email "application being prepared for consideration by an ECO": July 10th, 2018
Email "ECO assigned": WAITING...
Documents returned to UK address: 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...

? working days since online application submitted
24 working days since biometrics
18 working days since documents delivered to Sheffield...

Sent email August 6th, 2018 to processing office: application is being considered and is currently waiting a decision though not time scales are given.

28 working days since biometrics.
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Country applying from: Lagos, Nigeria

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Date application submitted Online: 2nd July 2018
Date biometrics taken: 10th July 2018
Date supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 17th July 2018

Date supporting documents received at Sheffield via Royal Mail: 18th July 2018

Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre: 26th July 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks

Not straightforward Email: None

Decision made email: Waiting

Passport ready for collection: Waiting

Date visa was received: Not Yet

Processing time: Not Yet

Fingers crossed đŸ€ž

Good luck to all of us waiting for Approval!
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Country Applying from: Nigeria (Abuja)
Visa applied for: Fiancé Settlement Visa
Priority/Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Application Submitted Online: May 11th, 2018
Bio-metrics Taken: May 17th, 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: May 17th, 2018
Documents Received Email: May 21st, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 25th, 2018
Timeline given: 12 weeks (60 Working Days)
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
Working days from biometrics: 56 working days and counting ...

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Country applying from: USA (Washington)
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 Biometrics Taken: June 12th 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: June 21st 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": June 21st 2018
Escalation: Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Document and passport received: Waiting

Total Processing Time: 31 working days so far
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Country applying from: Auckland, New Zealand
Type of visa applied for: Fiancé Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 3 July, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 6 July, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield (tracking confirmation only): 10 July, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 July, 2018
Documents Returned: Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Document and passport received: Waiting

Processing time from biometrics appt: 22 working days so far

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