UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Oct 1st 2018, 9:09 am
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Country applying from: Mexico

Type of application: Settlement Spouse (non-priority)

Online application: 2nd July 2018

Biometrics: 16th Jul 2018

Package sent to UKVI (scanned): Not notified

Acknowledged for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 16th August 2018 (this stated decision should be made 12 weeks after application submission)




Non-straightforward notice & request for further document: Awaiting

Decision made: Awaiting

Email to collect documents from VFS: Awaiting

Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting

Phonecall made to Home Office on 24th Sept and was told 60 days from biometric date NOT 12 weeks from application date as stated in the email.
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Old Oct 1st 2018, 9:40 am
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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: 16 September 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 24 September 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 1 October 2018 (Royal Mail)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
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Old Oct 3rd 2018, 9:22 am
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Country applying from: Manila, Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Civil Partnership)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date of Application: 09 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 09 July 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 16 July 2018 (DHL)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24 July 2018
Premium Call: 27 September 2018 was asked to call when we reach 60 days which is 03 October (01 October is 60th day, billed by Sietel UK)
Premium Mail Sent: 28 September 2018 their reply was my application is Awaiting decision
Escalated: 29 September 2018 their reply was I will be contacted within 15 working days
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting

62 Days from Bio-metrics
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Old Oct 3rd 2018, 9:47 am
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Country applying from: Dubai, UAE
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: 29 September 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 01 October 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: Waiting
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
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Old Oct 3rd 2018, 9:54 am
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Country applying from: Belgium
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Fiancé)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 5/7/2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 13/7/2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 16/8/2018
Email stating “ has not been straightforward yet 3/10/2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
its been 58 working days from the Bio


Last edited by christmasoompa; Oct 3rd 2018 at 9:56 am. Reason: Chat removed, as I'll move it to the Timelines Only thread. Pls keep all timelines there, thx.
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Old Oct 3rd 2018, 12:52 pm
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From: philippines
bio submitted: 12 July 2018
Application received Sheffield: 9th Aug 2018
Emailed for update: 4 Sep 2018, told takes 60 working days from bio
Today is 59 days 🤞
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Old Oct 3rd 2018, 1:12 pm
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Country applying from: Azerbaijan
Type of visa applied for: Fiance Settlement 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: 03/10/2018 (Tick on the TLScontact) - 60 Business days from biometrics
Passport Returned: Waiting
Decision: Waiting
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Country applying from: Sri Lanka, Colombo
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: July 19, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: July 25, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 31, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Aug 10, 2018
Decision Made Email: Not yet
Document received: Not yet
Passport received: [b]Not yet

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Old Oct 4th 2018, 11:16 am
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Country applying from: Georgia
Type of visa applied for: Wife Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: April 4th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: April 16th, 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: April 16th, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": April 29th, 2018
Email stating “your application is not straight forward “
04/07/2018
Visa granted Email: 07/09/2018
Email asking to resubmit passport: 07/09/2018
Passport Returned: Waiting
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Old Oct 4th 2018, 8:27 pm
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Country applying from: Philippines, Manila
Type of visa applied for: Fiance Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: July 01, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: July 12, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 18, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Aug 9, 2018
Decision Made Email: Not yet. I sent an email to Sheffield to get update 4 Oct (60th day). They replied decision made. 🤞
Document received: Supporting docs received 4 Oct.
Passport received: Not yet
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Country applying from: Canada (Vancouver)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Settlement Wife
Priority/Non Priority: Priority
Date application submitted (online): August 21, 2018
Date of biometrics: August 23, 2018
Approved on: Oct 2, 2018 (27 Working days)
Passport and documents received: Oct 4, 2018
Vignette dated Oct 9-Nov 9

No emails were received throughout the whole process, I randomly checked our return tracking last night and saw that my passport would be delivered today!
Approved!! 29 business days from biometrics to passport delivery! Good luck to everyone else!
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Country applying from: Los Angeles, USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 9 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 13 July 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 16 July 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 16 July 2018
Husband called on 26 September 2018 since it was day 58 from date application was submitted. He was told that they would 'escalate' my case
I emailed 1 October 2018 since it was day 60 and was emailed an hour later saying a decision had been made and to wait for another email along with tracking info
Decision made email along with tracking email: 2 October 2018
Passport Returned: 4 October 2018

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Old Oct 5th 2018, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by CarlyB26
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
update: escalated via email on 32 BD. On BD 34 received email. APPROVED!!
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Originally Posted by Sarapyi

Country applying from: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 18 August 2018
Biometrics Taken : 23 August 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 29 August 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 13 Sept 2018
Documents sent back to us : 12 Sept 2018
Decision Made Email: Not yet
SMS from VFS that processed passport received: Not yet
Document and passport received: Not yet
**UPDATE**

Decision Made Email : Never Received (but letter says decision made on 02 Oct 2018)
SMS from VFS that processed visa received : 04 Oct 2018
Passport picked-up : 05 Oct 2018 (APPROVED)

28 WD from biometrics to decision made

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Country applying from: Mexico City (VFS Global)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority (expected 60 BD)
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: June 30, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: July 20, 2018
Date scanned documents were forwarded to UKVI: July 20, 2018
Date Sheffield office contacted me to send sponsor's documents*: August 15, 2018
* Went to VFS Centre to ask for my documents to send them to Sheffield: August 15, 2018.
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: August 25, 2018 (Royal Mail confirmation, never received email from Sheffield confirming receipt of documents)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": September 4th, 2018.
Documents Returned: October 4th, 2018 (including letter stating that they copied my documents and that the process is still ongoing)
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Document and passport received: Waiting

Current BD: 54.
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