UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Aug 7th 2018, 6:36 am
  #526  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 7
kaceyjade is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: Sydney, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa - Wife
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 20 June 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 26 June 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield (tracking): 5 July
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 12 July 2018
Documents received back from UKVI to UK Address: 16 July

Still waiting on a decision made email, text message and passport to be sent back.

---
30 days for priority processing has now passed.
Called UKVI today (costing 15 pounds). They have escalated the case, and said we can now wait for
a) 10 - 15 working days to received an email explaining why there is a delay and when we can expect a decision to be made, or
b) a decision will be made in that time and we will receive the passport

Decision Made Email: Waiting
Document and passport received: Waiting

Total Processing Time: 30 working days and counting...
kaceyjade is offline  
Old Aug 7th 2018, 1:24 pm
  #527  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 2
cesium is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country: USA (New York)
Visa: Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority Service: Yes
Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK
Date application submitted: June 22, 2018
Date biometrics taken: June 25, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (ParcelForce tracking): July 5, 2018
Email "application being prepared for consideration by an ECO": July 5, 2018
Documents returned to UK address: WAITING...
Call to escalate at over 30 working days: Emailed MP to request escalation on Aug 7, 2018
Email "decision made": WAITING...
Passport received (by UPS courier, prepaid label from via VFS Global): WAITING...

30 working days since online application submitted
31 working days since biometrics
25 working days since documents delivered to Sheffield
cesium is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 1:54 am
  #528  
Just Joined
 
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 2
Tonyyinxu is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: South Korea
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (husband) Second Application
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): June 6, 2018
Date biometrics taken: June 11, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: June 18, 2018
Documents recieved email : Never Received
ECO assigned: June 29, 2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Email to escalate as past 30 working days: July 23, 2018
Respond from UKVI: My application is reaaching its final stages and that a decision will be made as soon as possible. July 31, 2018
Decision made email: Waiting

43 working days
since Biometrics
Tonyyinxu is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 2:14 am
  #529  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 14
micnz is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: New Zealand (Christchurch)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 14 June 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 22 June 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: 22 June 2018
Date Documents received in Sheffield: 25 June 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 08 July 2018
Documents returned (to UK Address): 13 July 2018
Decision Made Email: Waiting.....
Passport Received: Waiting.....
UPDATE: Emailed UKVI 06/08/18 requesting update, got a generic response saying.....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. If it has been over 15 working days for non- settlement applications or 60 working days for settlement applications, please provide the following details:.........
Phoned UKVI 08/08/18 and escalated case. Was told i would have to wait up to 15BD for an email as to why my application has been processed!
AS AT 08/08/18
34 BD SINCE BIOMETRICS
40 BD SINCE ONLINE APPLICATION
micnz is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 11:31 am
  #530  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 3
Beijaflor is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: Norway (but for Brazilian)

This was 2nd application - first one rejected due to lack of relationship info. Takes too long to appeal so reapplied. We should be straightforward married 10 years and 2 kids.

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): 11/06/18
Date biometrics taken: 14/06/18
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
27/7/18 - called to escalate as over 30 working days

As of today 8th August - 39 working days and still
waiting...
Beijaflor is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 1:36 pm
  #531  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 6
PandaBossUK is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: Philippines (VFS Manilla)
Type of visa applied for: Fiancé Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 14th June 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 19th June 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 25th June 2018
Processing Email received: 10th July 2018
Escalated via UKVI Email: 31st July 2018
(Have also escalated via UKVI phone and MP caseworker)
"15 Working Days" UKVI response to escalation: 31st July 2018

As of date of posting: 37 days with no decision
PandaBossUK is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 2:14 pm
  #532  
UK spouse visa
 
movingtolakes's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 156
movingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nicemovingtolakes is just really nice
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

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
Called UKVI: August 8th 2018 - DECISION MADE on August 6th - told to watch UPS tracking for passports
Decision Made Email: WAITING
Passport Returned: WAITING

Total Processing Time: 40 business days from bio-metrics

Last edited by movingtolakes; Aug 8th 2018 at 2:26 pm. Reason: wrong business days calculation
movingtolakes is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2018, 3:50 pm
  #533  
Just Joined
 
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 4
mpayne32 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: Ottawa, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Fiancé Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: February 7th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: February 20th, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield (tracking confirmation only): February 26th 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": February 26th, 2018
Not Straightforward email: May 14th, 2018
Contacted MP: Both Canadian and Scottish on May 14th, 2018. Canadian MP unable to do anything. Weekly contact with Scottish MP was maintained up until 3 weeks ago. Escalated 2-3 times through phone calls in May, June and July.
Decision Made Email: August 2nd, 2018
Document and passport received: August 7th, 2018
Visa Approved!!


Processing time from biometrics appt: 24 weeks from biometrics to receiving passport.

Last edited by mpayne32; Aug 8th 2018 at 3:53 pm.
mpayne32 is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 9:43 am
  #534  
Just Joined
 
3638amy's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 3
3638amy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

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 11th 2018
Date documents sent to Sheffield: June 18th 2018
Decision Made Email: WAITING
Passport Returned: WAITING

Total Processing Time: 44 workingdays from bio-metrics on Thursday 9th August
3638amy is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 11:42 am
  #535  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
zlynne is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: USA (NYC)
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (fiance)
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: none
Date application submitted (online): June 15
Date of biometrics (USCIS): June 18
Documents received at Sheffield (courier confirmation): ?
Documents being prepared for consideration by an ECO email: June 27
Email to Home Office after 30 business days: July 31
Email Reply from Home Office: August 7 - Stating Visa was issued August 3 and applicant should expect to be notified "any day now"
Decision made email: nothing yet
Documents returned: nothing yet
zlynne is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 12:19 pm
  #536  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 6
nycgirltouk is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Originally Posted by nycgirltouk
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...
Sent letter to escalate at over 30 working days: August 8th, 2018
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...
Letter sent for escalation - August 8th, 2018

31 days since biometrics
nycgirltouk is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 3:29 pm
  #537  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 2
Izzy_kong is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Originally Posted by Izzy_kong
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 ...
Decision Made Email: August 9, 2018
Passport Returned: August 9, 2018
Days from boi to collection: 59 working days
Outcome of Application: Refused

Last edited by Izzy_kong; Aug 9th 2018 at 3:31 pm. Reason: Typo
Izzy_kong is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 5:54 pm
  #538  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 2
leticiarodrigues is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country: Brazil (Sao Paulo)
Visa: Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority Service: Yes
Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK
Date online application submitted: 29/05/2018
Date biometrics taken: 04/06/2018
ECO: 24/06/2018
Solicitor contacted them and they said they were going to make a decision now: 03/08/2018
Decision made email: WAITING

50 working days since online application...
48 working days since biometrics....

leticiarodrigues is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 6:30 pm
  #539  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 3
ALBR is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country: Brazil (Sao Paulo)
Visa: Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority Service: Yes
Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK
Date online application submitted: 16/07/2018
Date biometrics taken: 23/07/2018
Assigned ECO: -
ALBR is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2018, 11:44 pm
  #540  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 3
Vancity_Jo is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Country applying from: Vancouver, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date online application submitted: 7th June, 2018
Date biometrics taken: 14th June, 2018
Date documents forward to UKVI: digital scans sent 15th June, 2018
Date application received at Sheffield: No confirmation email received so no idea!
Email confirmation received: none
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Email followup sent to UKVI (I had to pay to send it): 20th July, 2018
Response received confirming “application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.”: 21st July, 2018
Request to have application escalated: 27th July, 2018
Decision made email: waiting
Date your visa was received: waiting

40 BD and counting from date of biometrics…

Total business days to from sending documents to receiving visa: waiting
Vancity_Jo is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.