UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Aug 9th 2018, 12:28 pm
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Visa Bangladesh VFS

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
1 Date application submitted: 17 may 2018

2. Date biometrics taken: 23 May 2018

3. Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI:30 MAY 18(mailed ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY grantee by 1pm)
4. 29 june got my documents back from SHEFFIELD.
5. 9 August its been 60 business days since application.

9 August called ukvi for update. A agent told me has not made any DECISIONS YET. He said likely on 20/21 August.
Should wait 60 businesses day counting From BIOMATICS.

10 August. still waiting inshallah soon
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Old Aug 9th 2018, 9:21 pm
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Spouse nationality: Kazakhstan
Country applying from: Russia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement (spouse)
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): May 27, 2018
Date biometrics taken: June 3, 2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Documents received at Sheffield: June 8, 2018
Documents recieved email : Never Received
[Email asking for additional return postage]: June 15, 2018 - This is not a standard email
ECO assigned: Never Received
(Some) documents received from Sheffield: August 10, 2018
- The documents I expected to not be returned were delivered, but the important documents (birth certificate, language certificate, etc.) were not included. Called the helpline who advised "a decision has been made" but would not discuss the case.
Decision made email: Not yet received
TLS Website status: Not yet updated

49 working days
since Biometrics
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SPOUSE (wife) UK SETTLEMENT VISA FROM PAKISTAN 2018
Application submitted @ 6:30 pm : 16 May 2018
Biometrics appointment Islamabad: 21 May 2018
Documents submitted to Sheffield: 21 May 2018
Application confirmation from Sheffield: 20 June 2018
Documents returned: 16 July 2018
Received email to collect passport on : 7 August 2018
Passport collected : 8 August 2018
Outcome : Visa Granted to travel between the dates 13/8/18 to 12/9/18 (30 days)
Overall timeframe : 59 days (excluding weekends and UK public holidays)

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Application Category: Settlement (Wife) standard
Application Submitted Online: 30th April 2018 (Non Priority)
Biometrics & Passport Submission: Islamabad, Pakistan
Biometrics taken: 8th May 2018
Supporting Documents Sent To Sheffield: 11th May
Supporting Documents Received At Sheffield: 14th May

Email confirming that our application is with a case worker 11th June.
Documents received back from Sheffield: not yet

Contacted UKVI On 18th July 2018 to ask for update, generic response received, application is still processing ,
Email on 24th July no response
62nd working day : Sent Paid email enquiry through gov.uk 2nd August , responsed with reply will get back to you in 2 working days if not call us
2 Aug Same Day : spouse called from the Uk (£1.37 per minute contact enquiry office) and case escalated . Asked to wait 2 to 15 working days for a response
9 Aug Paid Email : case escalated again asked to wait 15 working days
68 working days from biometric
74 working days from application submitted still waiting

Employer Contacted By UKVI : - Not yet
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI : - Not yet
Decision Made : Not yet
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Old Aug 10th 2018, 3:39 pm
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Country applying from: USA (San Fran)

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Financial basis) - British Wife, Australian Husband married for 2 years in USA

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority (VFS Premium)

Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK

Date Application Submitted Online: May 25th, 2018

Date Bio-metrics Taken: May 29th 2018

Date Documents sent to Sheffield: May 29th 2018

Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: May 29th 2018 (VFS submitted my Premium settlement applications electronically, and returned all docs including passport at the end of the appointment on the 29th May.)

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": June 27th, 2018

1st escalation: July 11th 2018 After 30 Business Days

2nd escalation: August 1st 2018 After 45 business days

Frequent calls to call centre. Called the call centre on 3rd August 2018 and was told a decision had been made

Decision Made Email: 8th August 2018

Visa vignette ready for collection: 9th August 2018

52 Business days from biometrics to visa being received
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Old Aug 12th 2018, 3:16 pm
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Country applying from: Sri Lanka
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (Wife) Second Application
Priority/Non Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted (online): May 12, 2018
Date biometrics taken: May 15, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: May 29, 2018
Documents recieved email : Never Received
ECO assigned: June 15, 2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Decision made email: Never
Received SMS to passport received to VFS : 9 August 2018
Passport collected : 10 August 2018
Outcome : Visa Granted to travel between the dates 10/8/18 to 9/9/18 (30 days)
61 working days since Bio metrics
( First application was reject due to wrong IELTS test)
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Old Aug 12th 2018, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by LilyMay
Application location: Myanmar

Type of visa applied: Spouse settlement visa

Application status: Non-priority

Date of online application: 7 May 2018

Date of Bio-metrics: 16 May 2018

Date supporting documents received at Sheffield (according to tracking) : 23 May 2018

Email confirmation of documents received in Sheffield: 6 June 2018

Decision made email: Awaiting

Email or SMS to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting

Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting

49 working days from bio-metrics
(Excluded bank holidays)

Update

Decision made email: None

SMS to collect passport from VFS: 10 August 2018

Passport collected: Today (13 August 2018)

Visa approved


62 working days from bio-metrics
(Excluded weekends and bank holidays)
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Old Aug 12th 2018, 11:50 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
Called UKVI: August 8th 2018 - DECISION MADE on August 6th - told to watch UPS tracking for passports
Decision Made Email: August 13th 2018, also received second email with UPS Tracking number
Passport Returned: WAITING

Total Processing Time: 43 business days from bio-metrics
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Default Re: UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Originally Posted by 3638amy
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: 46 workingdays from bio-metrics on 13th August
Decision made email: 13th August with tracking number.
Passport returned: Waiting.

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Old Aug 13th 2018, 9:42 am
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[QUOTE=fhussain1434;12546320]
Application Category: Settlement (Wife) standard
Application Submitted Online: 30th April 2018 (Non Priority)
Biometrics & Passport Submission: Islamabad, Pakistan
Biometrics taken: 8th May 2018
Supporting Documents Sent To Sheffield: 11th May
Supporting Documents Received At Sheffield: 14th May

Email confirming that our application is with a case worker 11th June.
Documents received back from Sheffield: not yet

Contacted UKVI On 18th July 2018 to ask for update, generic response received, application is still processing ,
Email on 24th July no response
62nd working day : Sent Paid email enquiry through gov.uk 2nd August , responsed with reply will get back to you in 2 working days if not call us
2 Aug Same Day : spouse called from the Uk (£1.37 per minute contact enquiry office) and case escalated . Asked to wait 2 to 15 working days for a response
9 Aug Paid Email : case escalated again asked to wait 15 working days

Employer Contacted By UKVI : - Not yet
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI : - Not yet
Decision Made : Not yet

13 Aug Email From home Office : additional checks required with another department and, whilst these are underway, we cannot give an exact timescale for their conclusion; however this application will not be decided within the customer service targets but we will complete it as soon as possible.

69 working days from biometric
75 working days from application submitted still waiting
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Old Aug 13th 2018, 11:32 am
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application ; 20/06
bio 26/06
eco email : 10/07

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Country applying from: Jordan
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 13th 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: May 29th 2018
Date documents sent to Sheffield: June 2nd 2018
Decision Made Email: WAITING
Passport Returned: WAITING

56 working days from bio metric so far. Got it escalated twice. Called them a million times. Not sure what more i can do. Waste of priority money

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U paid priority?
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Old Aug 14th 2018, 2:34 am
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Country applying from: USA (Florida) using a UK Solicitor service
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non Priority: Priority

Date application submitted (online): June 6, 2018 (via UK Solicitor)
Date biometrics taken (Tampa USCIS center): June 11, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): June 18, 2018
Documents recieved email : Never Received
ECO assigned: June 26, 2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Email to escalate as past 30 working days: July 23, 2018
Response from Email escalation (supposed to be within 2 business days):
Response 1 (June 23rd, 2018) - email reply asking for all information provided in email form. Replied back with information containing
Full Name, Date of Birth, GWF number, IHS number, Passport number, Place of submission, Type of Visa applied for, Date of biometrics, Nationality, E-mail address used on application
Response 2 (June 24th, 2018) - We escalated your case to the relevant department on 24-07-2018. You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation.
Response 3 (August 1st, 2018) - Response states that email was sent on the 25th of May stating the application was needing review by a different department. Replied with that was before the application was even submitted so not possible.

Decision made email: August 14th, 2018
Passport Received back:
Decision:

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

49 Working days from online application
46 Working days from biometric.
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Originally Posted by Mahumii
Country applying from: Canada (Toronto)
Visa type: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date of planned arrival: Sept 14
Online Application submitted: July 9
Date biometrics taken: July 16
Date email documentation received in Sheffield: STILL WAITING
Decision made email: STILL WAITING
Passport ready for pick up: STILL WAITING
Email “Application received and currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO”: Aug 14
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