UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Oct 8th 2018, 7:56 am
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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)
Passport Returned: Email to pick up 05/10/2018,
Decision: Approved

60 Business days from biometrics to decision made.
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Old Oct 8th 2018, 9:30 am
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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

******update******
Email and SMS received to say passport ready to collect 5/10/18
passport collected 8/10/18
60BD from bio to decision made. Goodluck everyone
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Country applying from: Vietnam
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa - Spouse (wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority:None Priority
Office Location Processing Visa:Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online:30/08/2018
Date Biometrics Taken:05/09/2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield:04/09/2018 via Royal Mail
It’s 25 working days sine date of Application,but I still

Hear absolutely nothing from Sheffield or VFS.Very worries but keep my finger cross🤞🏻
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Country applying from: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Visa (Fiance)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 29 August 2018
Biometrics Taken : 3 Sept 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: 7 Sept 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 11 Sept 2018
Documents sent back to us : 14 Sept 2018
Decision Made Email: Not yet
SMS from VFS that processed passport received: Not yet
Document and passport received: Not yet

Current 27 Business days from biometrics
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Old Oct 9th 2018, 9:12 am
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Country applying from: Hochiminh, Vietnam
Type of visa applied for: Fiance Settlement Visa (Proposed Civil Partnership)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: July 12th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: July 16th, 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: July 20th, 2018 from the UK
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 23rd, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": August16th, 2018
Received documents sent back from Sheffield: August 21st 2018 (Via solicitor) . It's said that in some cases, documents sent back with decision but in some cases documents sent back ahead weeks before decision.
Decision Made Email: None (I called them to check the status on the 60th working day Oct 4th and was told that decision was made)
Passport Returned: Text and calling to pick up Oct 8th 2018.
Decision: Approved

Exactly 60 Working days from online application to decision made. Home Office said the result will have within 12 weeks and I was innocent to think that result could be informed after 1 month or so and it leaded me to many worries. But from my searching, most cases (No priority) are not done until 12 weeks after application date.
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Old Oct 9th 2018, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by Highfigh
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.
UPDATE
phonecall made to home office 9th Oct (60 working days) and told “decision has been made and will be notified by email when docs are ready to collect”
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Old Oct 9th 2018, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Mrs.E
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
Date Documents returned: 9 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 10th 2018, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by maamsir
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
Office Location Processing Visa: it was actually the British embassy in Abu Dhabi..... not Sheffield.
Date Application Submitted Online: 29 September 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 01 October 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 1st October sent to Embassy in UAE
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never recieved
Decision Made Email: Received text passport for collection on 9th October
Passport Returned: Collected on the 10th October

Approved.

6 working days from submission of bio-metrics.
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Type of Application: Settlement (non priority)
Country applying from: Manila, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino
Online application: 20 March 2018
Biometrics: 02 April 2018
Receipt Acknowledged: 25 May 2018
Non-straightforward notice: 2 July 2018 received an email stating NON STRAIGHTFORWARD
International visa enquiry: contacted them via email and paid 3 september 2018 then on 7 september 2018 received an email stating they dont have a time frame for the decision of my visa
contacted the MP: 6 October 2018 then 8 of october received an email stating its for internal use only and ask us to email other department
Decision made: awaiting 130 working days from the date of biometrics
Email to collect documents from VFS: awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: awaiting
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Country applying from: Vietnam
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: July 17th, 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: July 20th, 2018
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: July 30th, 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": August 29th, 2018
SMS from VFS Ho Chi Minh: October 11th 2018, Pick up the same day
Decision: Approved

57 Business days from biometrics to decision made.
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Old Oct 11th 2018, 12:39 pm
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Country applying from: Canada - Toronto
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Spouse
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield

Date Application Submitted Online: July 13, 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: July 26 (VFS Toronto)
Date Documents were Received in Sheffield: unknown (documents collected with biometrics, never received confirmation email)

August 23: Automated email “We are in receipt of your UK Visa Application, however we are yet to receive your UK sponsor documentation” (not applicable as documents were collected in Toronto)
September 6: Escalation by phone (30 BD since biometrics)
September 7: Duplicate automated email “We are in receipt of your UK Visa Application, however we are yet to receive your UK sponsor documentation”
September 19: Escalation response by email“We cannot give a time scale for when a decision will be made, however please be assured that we are continuing to work on the application and will make a decision as soon as we are able to.”
September 27: Automated email "Your Online Application has been received and is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer"
October 1: Escalation by phone and informed that a decision had been made September 28

Decision Made Email: never received
VFS email to pick up passport: October 9
Passport collected: October 10 (vignette valid October 7-November 6, 2018)
Total Processing Time: 46 business days (biometrics to decision made) / 55 business days (biometrics to passport collection)

Note: This was my second application. My first was refused because I applied while in the UK on a visitor visa, but it was documented then that I had met all the other eligibility requirements (financial, relationship, english) so unsure how that affected the decision timeline.
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Country applying from : Jamaica
type of visa : spouse settlement
visa priority : Non priority
Date application submitted on line : 16 august 2018
Date bio-metrics : 22 august 2018
Date documents received in Sheffield : 6 September 2018
Email stating "you application is currently being prepared for consideration by entry clearance officer " : 10 September 2018
35 bd and counting
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Country applying from: Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 17 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 27 July 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: 27 July 2018 (mailed through VFS)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 7 September 2018
Decision Made Email: never received
Passport Returned: Email to pick up 10/10/2018,
Decision: Approved

53 Business days from biometrics to passport pick up.
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Country applying from: Osaka, Japan.
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 31 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 3rd September 2018
Date Documents arrived to Sheffield: 7th September 2018 (mailed through VFS)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 17th September 2018
Documents received back: 21 September 2018
Email asking for additional information: Payslips covering a period (Which we had already provided) 10th October 2018
Decision Made Email: Still Awaiting.
Passport Returned: Still Awaiting
Decision: Still Awaiting.

Currently 29 BD's from biometrics.

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Old Oct 12th 2018, 1:14 pm
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Country applying from: São Paulo, Brazil
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 28 August 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 4 September 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 September 2018
Email asking for additional information: (which we had already provided) 12 October 2018
Decision Made Email: Still Awaiting.
Passport Returned: Still Awaiting
Decision: Still Awaiting.

Currently 29 working days from biometrics.
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