UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Oct 20th 2018, 8:13 am
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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
Date Documents returned: 9 October 2018 (Royal Mail)
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
Email stating "Your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision": 20 October 2018
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting

Currently 19 Business Days since Biometrics and waiting...

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Old Oct 21st 2018, 9:40 pm
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Country applying from: Sylhet, Bangladesh
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: 20 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 16 August 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 24th August 2018 (Royal Mail)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24th September 2018
Date Documents Sent back from Sheffield: 2nd October 2018 with a letter stating copies have been retained. In due course, applicant will receive a decision.
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting

45 BD since Biometrics

65 BD since Application date

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Old Oct 22nd 2018, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Highfigh


decision made 16th Oct - refused - insufficient financial evidence - actually a scanning error - not all my payslips were scanned - I earn over twice the required amount per annum.

will update as and when next steps are taken
17th Oct - wife sentvresponse to HO requesting an urgent review highlighting the scanning error.

18th Oct - Solicitor contacted HO with 7 day request for urgent review attaching payslips highlighting scanning error.

19th Oct - MP areed to contact HO on my behalf
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Old Oct 22nd 2018, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JU12BOS
Country applying from: Sylhet, Bangladesh
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: 20 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 16 August 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 24th August 2018 (Royal Mail)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24th September 2018
Date Documents Sent back from Sheffield: 2nd October 2018 with a letter stating copies have been retained. In due course, applicant will receive a decision.
Escalation call made: 22nd october 2018
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting

45 BD since Biometrics

65 BD since Application date
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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 10:23 am
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Spouse visa from Turkey to the UK - Non priority
Visited centre biometrics estimate date: 12th January 2018.
Confirmation application received
Not straightforward email received : 8th april 2018
Escalated case : 14th August 2018
Mp contacted HO : 27th September 2018
Decision still waiting over 10 months πŸ˜’


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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 12:18 pm
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Update-
City/Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Settlement, Unmarried Partner
Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
Date On-Line application submitted: 27 October 2017
Date biometrics taken: 31 October 2017
Date documentation was received by UKVI: 6 November 2017
"Not Straightforward" email received: 19 January 2018
Email stating application in final stages :30th March 2018
Escalated to MP: 24th April 2018- UKVI standard response 'application in final stages, will make decision as soon as possible'
Multiple escalations and emails to MP, formal complaint to UKVI- June- September 2018
Decision made (no email): 14th September 2018
Application closed and passport dispatched: 15th October 2018
Passport received, visa approved: 23rd October 2018
Number of working days from biometrics to passport received :249 working days.
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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 4:42 pm
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Application location: Delhi, India - Priority Paid
Online application: 23rd August 2018
Bio-metrics and documents sent from Delhi: 27th August 2018
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 17th September 2018
Sheffield called my place of work to confirm employment on the 26th September and then called me on the 28th September.

Decision made: no email received. My fiance didn't get an email and neither did our lawyer.
Email to collect documents from VFS: 22nd October 2018
Passport collected with approved visa: 23rd October 2018 No letter was included to say that the visa had been approved. Just our documents back and the visa inside the passport.
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Old Oct 23rd 2018, 7:10 pm
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Country applying from: Doha, Qatar
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: 10 September 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 11 September 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 13 September 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 September 2018
Decision Made Email: N/A
Passport Returned: 23 October 2018, Visa Approved
30 Working Days
since Biometrics
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Old Oct 25th 2018, 1:29 am
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Here my timeline..

Spouse visa settlement from bangladesh, Wife is applicant.

Non-priority
Online application: 8/10/2018
Biometrics done in bangladesh: 10/10/2018
Documents recieved at sheffield by royal mail 12/10/2018



Still waiting for confirmation.

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Old Oct 25th 2018, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by Alariv63
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
Email received confirming that application has concluded: 18 October 2018
Decision made sms from VFS: 23 October 2018
Email received from VFS: 24 October 2018
Passport Returned: 24 October 2018

Visa Approved!

77 Days from Biometrics



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Old Oct 26th 2018, 4:23 am
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Country applying from: Toronto, Canada
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 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken/Documents sent: 24 September 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: Unknown
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 15 October 2018
Decision Made Email: N/A -saw it was decided on the 19th
Passport Returned: 25 October 2018, Visa Approved
23 Working Days since Biometrics
32 Calendar Days from Biometrics
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Old Oct 30th 2018, 2:54 am
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Country applying from: USA (New York)
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: 27 July 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 27 July 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 2 August 2018 (UPS)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never received but have escalated three times. They have my documents.
Escalated via MP: 16 October 2018

Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
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Old Oct 30th 2018, 10:35 am
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UPDATE

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": 26th October 2018
Escalation email (60 business days): Not yet applicable
Documents returned email: Received Documents back 21.10.2018

Premium Mail Sent: 26 September 2018 their reply was my application is Awaiting decision and will be within 12 weeks (which gives until 9th Nov)
Decision made email: Waiting...
Passport delivered: Waiting...

65 business days since application, 52 business days since biometrics (i am going insane!!!)
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Old Oct 30th 2018, 7:30 pm
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Country applying from: America, 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: 4 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken/Documents sent: 15 August 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 22 August 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 23 August 2018
Decision Made Email: 29 October 2018
Passport Returned: 30 October 2018, Visa Approved
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Old Nov 1st 2018, 12:11 pm
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1st application;16 nov 2015
refused;16 april 2016
lodged an appeal in may 2016.
appeal dissmissed in 2017
re.apply ;16 april2018
biometric;19 april,2018
apply for;wife and 5 years step daughter
from; pakistan
not straight forward email received.7 july2018
request to pay ihs fee of stepdaughter;9 july2018
paid ihs fee next.
​​​​​​​esclated case many more times bt still waiting......
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