UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Sep 18th 2018, 3:49 am
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Country applying from: Kingston, Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Spouse visa (Husband)
Priority/Non Priority: Non Priority
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks/60 business days

Date application submitted (online): July 31st 2018
Date of biometrics: August 17th 2018
Documents received at Sheffield (Delivery confirmation): sent via my solicitor 23rd August 2018
Email stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": Have not had this. All correspondence goes to the solicitor as I would be checking constantly!!
Escalation email (60 business days): Not yet applicable
Decision made email: Waiting...
Documents returned email: Waiting...
Passport delivered: Waiting...


35 business days since application, 22 business days since biometrics

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Old Sep 18th 2018, 9:02 am
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Application location: Islamabad (PK)
Online application: 31august
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 31 august
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 31 august
Decision made: 13september
sms to collect documents from VFS: 17september
Passport collected with approved visa: 18 september

Total: 12working days from 31 August.
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Old Sep 18th 2018, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by CK1991
Country applying from: Malaysia (KL)
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 31/07/2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 03/08/2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 08/08/2018 (Royal Mail tracking)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24/08/2018
Escalation: Not yet
Decision Made Email: Not yet
Document and passport received: Not yet
Correction:
Decision made: 14/09/2018 (as per the letter)
Passport received: 19/09/2018 (APPROVED)

29 BDs
from biometrics to decision made
32 BDs from biometrics to passport collection

Good luck to everyone waiting!!
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Old Sep 18th 2018, 11:18 pm
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Cash saving
Country applying from: Algeria
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority:Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online:03/08/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:06/08/2018
Date Documents were Received 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 Email: 18/08/2018
Decision made: 14/08/2018
Passport received:19/08/2018

Visa approved 21/09/2018 to 21/10/2018

30 BDs from biometrics to decision made
33 BDs from biometrics to passport collection
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Old Sep 18th 2018, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by DZDspouse
Cash saving
Country applying from: Algeria
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority:Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online:03/08/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:06/08/2018
Date Documents were Received 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 Email: 18/08/2018
Decision made: 14/08/2018
Passport received:19/08/2018

Visa approved 21/09/2018 to 21/10/2018

30 BDs from biometrics to decision made
33 BDs from biometrics to passport collection
Decision made: 14/09/2018 not 14/08/2018
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Old Sep 20th 2018, 1:14 am
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DLA
Country applying from: Indonesia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date application submitted: 28th March 2018
Date biometrics taken: 9th April 2018
Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: not known (as done by solicitors) around end of April
Receipt Confirmation of Online Application from UKVI: 31st May 2018

Projected timeline given:12 weeks from application date
Decision Email: awaiting
Passport Delivery Date: awaiting

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Old Sep 24th 2018, 12:15 am
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Country applied from : Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority:Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online:05/08/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:13/08/2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 07/09/2018
Decision Made Email: Not received
Sms saying visa application has been processed and ready for collection :24/09/2018
Passport collected : 24/09/2018

30 BDs from biometrics to passport collection
visa approved!

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Old Sep 24th 2018, 7:18 am
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Country applying from: VFS New Delhi, INDIA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement UK
Application and documents submitted online : 21 June 2018
Priority/Non-Priority: Non Priority
Biometrics enrolled at: New Delhi, INDIA on 10 July 2018
Supporting Docs sent to Sheffield from UK: 18 July 2018
Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 19 July 2018
Application under process at SHEFFIELD confirmation: not received
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Nope
Decision making centre email from VFS : Nope
Contacted with 'decision made': text message on 21st Sept 2018
Documents returned: Pending
Decision made email from UKVI: Yes only after solicitor chased via online form on 21 Sept 2018
Date of visa approval: visa approved from 20 Sept 2018 to 20 Oct 2018
Passport arrived in courier: 22 September 2018
Number of days : 53
Flight booked for 7 Oct 2018

Good luck everyone!!!
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Country applying from: Kenya
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority:Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:South Africa
Date Application Submitted Online:18/07/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:27/07/2018
Date Documents were Received in South Africa :1/08/2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 4/09/2018
Decision Made Email: 20/09/2018
Decision made: 19/09/2018
Passport received:21/09/2018

Visa approved

38 BDs from biometrics to decision made
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Old Sep 25th 2018, 1:45 am
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Country applying from: Saudi Arabia
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Proposed Civil Partnership
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Office location processing your visa: British Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Projected timeline given: 30 business days

Date application submitted (online): August 16th 2018
Date of biometrics: August 19th 2018

Email stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": August 20th 2018
Escalation email (30 business days): None
Decision made email: Never received.
Documents returned email: never received.
Passport delivered: got a call from VAC to collect my passport on September 25th 2018. Collected the same day
Visa APPROVED on September 20th 2018


23 business days since application, 22 business days since biometrics

thank you so much for all the information and emotional support on every thread and every comment.
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Old Sep 26th 2018, 2:00 am
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Country applying from: Vietnam
Type of visa: Settlement (wife)
Priority/Non-priority: NON-PRIORITY
Online application submitted: June 23rd
Biometrics taken: June 28th
Office processing application: Sheffield, UK
Documents sent to Sheffield: June 29th
"Documentation received by UKVI" email: July 5th
"Application being prepared for consideration by an ECO" email: July 13th
Call and SMS from VFS saying "your passport is ready for collection": September 21st
Collect passport: Sept 26th
VISA APPROVED!!
Documents returned: not yet

61 working days since biometrics.

Thanks a lot for helpful information and advice here. Good luck to everybody who is gonna apply or still waiting for the result.
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Old Sep 27th 2018, 6:52 pm
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Application Category: Settlement (Husband) Priority
Application Submitted Online: 06/07/18
Biometricc & Passport Submission: Mirpur, Pakistan
Biometrics taken: 09/07/2018
Supporting Documents Sent To Sheffield: 10/07/18
Supporting Documents Received At Sheffield: 11/07/18
Email confirmation from UKIV: 25/07/18

Case Escalated on : 20/08/2018

Not straightforward email received on : 07/09/2018
Employer Contacted By UKVI : - Yes 12/09/2018
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI : - Yes 13/09/2018

Decision Made: 21/09/2018
Contacted For Collection: -26/09/2018
Collection Made: 27/09/2018
Visa Status : GRANTED (alhamdulillah)

Patience is the key to success...

Good luck to the people waiting and thanks to people who were posting on this forum it really helped me.
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Old Sep 29th 2018, 4:10 am
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse (wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority:Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online:09/08/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:10/08/2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield:13/08/2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 15/08/2018
Decision Made Email: Pending

It's been 32 business days from ECO email. Starting to think it's in non priority
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Old Sep 30th 2018, 8:13 am
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Update: first post below

No response to 2 escalations...

Wrote further emails to local MP

10/9 MPs secretary rang for update. Home office said they were waiting for replies from external parties but the application was under active consideration.

11/9 decision made notification and Dhl shipping info
13/9 Visa approved passport returned 64 working days for priority service!

MP has confirmed that my priority application fee will be refunded. Best wishes and luck to everyone waiting












Originally Posted by Beijaflor
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...
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Old Sep 30th 2018, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by em28
Country applying from: Perth, 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: 14 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 16 August 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 21 August 2018 (Royal Mail Tracking)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 5th September 2018
Supporting documents returned: Not as yet
Decision Made Email: Never Received (Decision made on 24th September according to the letter - 26 BD after biometrics)
Passport Returned: 1st October 2018 - Visa granted

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