UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Aug 16th 2018, 8:51 pm
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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: July 6th 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: July 9th 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 18th 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": July 25th 2018
Escalation: 17th August - Rang UKVI and told decision has been made
Decision Made Email: August 17th - Confirmation that "a decision has been made" and they provided tracking info for the return of doc's + PP.
Document and passport received: Waiting

Total Processing Time: 29 Days(from Date of Bio-metrics to decision made email)
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Old Aug 16th 2018, 9:52 pm
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Country applying from: Ireland (But Canadian Citizen)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Dublin
Date Application Submitted Online: June 17th 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: June 25th 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: Documents were scanned in Dublin and supposedly emailed to Sheffield the same day
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": July 14th 2018
Escalation: 7th August - Emailed UKVI (30 Business Days since Biometrics) - Replied August 8th 'We escalated your case to the relevant department on 8/8/18. You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation.'
Contacted MP: Telephoned August 15th - MP's office called back same day and said that a decision had been made August 14th
Decision Made Email: August 15th - Confirmation that "a decision has been made"
Processing Centre Emailed Tracking Info: August 16th
Document and passport received: August 17th (Successful!!)
Total Processing Time: 40 Days (from Date of Bio-metrics)
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Old Aug 17th 2018, 5:39 am
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[left]Country applying from: USA (Chicago)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 4th July, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 10th July, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 18th July, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 18th July, 2018
Decision Made Email: 17th August, 2018 (via our UK solicitor)
Documents sent: 17th August, 2018 via UPS tracking information with prepaid label.

24 business days since documents received in Sheffield to decision made email!

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Old Aug 17th 2018, 11:37 pm
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Priority spouse visa from USA: Monday will be 38 working days from the first email from Sheffield saying "being prepared" for ECO.
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Old Aug 18th 2018, 6:38 am
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Country applying from: Bangladesh, Sylhet
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: 19th of june. Solictor did it
Date Biometrics Taken: 27th June
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: ?
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 3rd of August
Decision Made Email: Waiting

52 days since biometrics
15 days since email stating that ECO is preparing for consideration

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Old Aug 19th 2018, 9:16 am
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Finally came through!

Originally Posted by 1jerusha
Application location: Toronto, Canada - Priority Paid
Online application: 2nd April 2018
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 10th April 2018
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 13th April 2018
Decision made: 3rd July 2018
Email to collect documents from VFS: never recieved
Passport collected with approved visa: 11th July

Total: 61 working days
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Old Aug 19th 2018, 10:37 am
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Visa Bangladesh SYLHET 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. Home office ECO CALLED ME INTERVIEW WAS 12 minutes/ alhamdulliah went very well. All About JOB.
(Employees/year earn/hours/Colour of building/who is the director. How many days you work. Did you at work today/ are working tomorrow and yesterday.(nightmare encounter questions)memorise tham people....
-​​​-​​​​ 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.

16.8.18 called tham again 4minutes £5.00.iss. Guy said a decision has been made last monday(13.8.18.) now waiting

19.8.18. Got texted to collect password/ VISA WAS GRANTED
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Old Aug 19th 2018, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by cattyk
Country applying from: Melbourne, 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: 19th July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 23rd July 2018
SMS stating Application Forwarded to UKVI: 23rd July 2018
Date Documents delivered to Sheffield (Royal Mail update): 26th July 2018

Updates:
Asked our MP to enquire for an update and our MP was told on 17th August that: my caseworker was advised that decision should be made soon.

Documents returned (to UK Address): 31st July 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 20th August 2018

Waiting on the below:
Email request sent to escalate at 30 Business Days:
Reply received stating application was escalated:
SMS stating Processed Visa received:
Passport Delivered:
Decision Made Email:
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Country applying from: Algeria
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Type of visa applied for Spouse Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 03/08/2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken:06/08/2018
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield:10/08/2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer":13/08/2018
Decision made:
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Originally Posted by nycgirltouk
Letter sent for escalation - August 8th, 2018

31 days since biometrics
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...
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...

Email received documents being returned : August 20th
Tracking number provided: August 20th
Documents received: waiting
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Old Aug 20th 2018, 2:08 am
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[QUOTE=nms;12548889]Country applying from: Toronto, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Spouse Settlement
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): June 13, 2018
Date biometrics taken (Toronto VFS Global center): June 25, 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): Never Received
Documents recieved email : Never Received
ECO assigned: July 16, 2018, "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer."
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Email to escalate as past 30 working days: August 3, 2018
Response from Email escalation (supposed to be within 2 business days):
Response 1 (August 6, 2018) - "We escalated your case to the relevant department on 06-08-2018. You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation."
Response 2-6 (post-escalation via email) - "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." Status unchanged since first query via email in July, 2018.
Email to ask for MP assistance: August 6, 2018- Correspondence with MP's Office is ongoing; email has been sent from sponsor's MP to Secretary of State for Immigration. To date, no clarity on the status of the application due to recess of SoSI.

UPDATE:
Response 7- August 16, 2018 (post-escalation email inquiry, all prompted by the applicant): "With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can now confirm that all of our actions have been taken and that your case is closed." Confirmed that a decision has been made in follow up enquiry, given the 'case closed' comment.
Phone call with sponsor's MP: MP confirmed that the application had been 'approved' and that my passport is in NYC (a little bizarre, perhaps, as processing was done in Sheffield)
Decision made email: Waiting
Passport Received back: Waiting
Decision: Waiting...but hopeful

Total business days: 40 and counting...
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Originally Posted by ChicagoGirl
[left]Country applying from: USA (Chicago)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 4th July, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 10th July, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 18th July, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 18th July, 2018
Decision Made Email: 17th August, 2018 (via our UK solicitor)
Documents sent: 17th August, 2018 via UPS tracking information with prepaid label.

24 business days since documents received in Sheffield to decision made email!
Documents Received: 20th July, 2018 VISA WAS APPROVED!!!
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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
Called UKVI: "Decision Made" on 13 August 2018
Decision made email: 15 August 2018
Passport returned: 20 August 2018
Decision: APPROVED!

Total processing time: 49 business days from biometrics to receipt of passport
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Originally Posted by kaceyjade
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.

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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...

UPDATE:
Contacted MP, who were unable to get any further information from UKVI on why there is a delay, or when a decision will likely be made.
41 days, and counting, since biometrics as at 21.08.2018.
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Old Aug 20th 2018, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by chunt
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: July 6th 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: July 9th 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 18th 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": July 25th 2018
Escalation: 17th August - Rang UKVI and told decision has been made
Decision Made Email: August 17th - Confirmation that "a decision has been made" and they provided tracking info for the return of doc's + PP.
Document and passport received: Waiting

Total Processing Time: 29 Days(from Date of Bio-metrics to decision made email)
VISA RECEIVED BACK - 20TH August - APPROVED, WE'RE SO SO HAPPY
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