UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Nov 1st 2018, 4:24 am
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Country applying from: Kathmandu, Nepal
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: 12 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 16 August 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: 16 August 2018
Date Documents received in Sheffield: 24 August 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24 August 2018
Documents returned : Awaiting
Decision Made Email: Did not receive it.
Passport Received(from vfs global kathmandu): 1st November 2018
VISA GRANTED !!! YAY!!

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Old Nov 2nd 2018, 9:47 pm
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Country applying from: KARACHI,PAKISTAN
Type of visa: SPOUSE SETTLEMENT VISA (WIFE)
Priority/non-priority: PRIORITY
Office location processing visa: SHEFFIELD,UK
Date application submitted online: 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Date biometrics enrolled: 24 SEPTEMBER 2018
Date documents received at Sheffield: 2 OCTOBER 2018
Email stating "your application is currently being prepared for consideration by Entry Clearance Officer" 22 OCTOBER
Documents returned on 22 OCTOBER 2018
Sponser and employer contacted on 29 OCTOBER
Decision made email N/A
PASSPORT COLLECTED ON 2nd NOVEMBER.
VISA APPROVED!!
29 WORKING DAYS SINCE BIOMETRICS TO PASSPORT COLLECTION.
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Settlement Visa (Spouse) Timeline

This is our second application as first was refused due to outstanding litigation debt that we were unaware of.

Country applying from: VFS Chandigarh India
Type of visa applied for: Settlement Spouse Husband
Priority/Non-priority: Priority paid at VFS
Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Biometrics enrolled at VFS CENTRE: 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 20TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 20TH OCTOBER 2018
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : 15TH OCTOBER 2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Contacted with 'decision made' : No e-mail received as of yet
Date of contact to UKVI: 24TH OCTOBER 2018 I SENT EMAIL TO UKVI
Date of 1st escalation: 25TH OCTOBER 2018
They said they will contact us in 15 working days
Contacted for Collection : AWAITING
Collection made : AWAITING
Decision of Application : AWAITING

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Old Nov 6th 2018, 6:19 am
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Visa Timeline
Type: Wife - Settlement (PRIORITY)
Applied from VFS Global in São Paulo Brazil

11/09/2018 - Documents, Biometrics and photo at VFS Global in São Paulo/Brazil.

26/09/2018 - E-mail from Sheffield/UK: Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.

16/10/2018 - E-mail from Bogotá/Colombia: Your application has been opened at the Bogotá Visa Section is been entered onto our I.T system. It will now be placed in our manage queue awaiting allocation to an Entry Clearance Officer to assess.

22/10/2018 - E-mail from Bogotá/Colombia: Your visa application has been assigned to an Entry Clearance Officer, who will consider your case according to UK immigration rules.

23/10/2018 - E-mail from Bogotá/Colombia: A decision on your application for Entry Clearance has been made. Your passport an original documents will now be returned to you.

31/10/2018 - E-mail from VFS São Paulo/Brazil: The processed visa application for GWF reference number - GWF0..... was received at the UK Visa Application Centre on 10/30/2018. If a courier service was purchased from VFS Global, your processed application will be delivered to the chosen address.

01/11/2018 - Visa arrived at my home in Brazil! I can enter in the Uk from 29/10/2018 to 28/11/2018

All process 37 work days!
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 9:24 am
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[QUOTE=Mrssutherland;12576122]
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
UPDATE contacted today to collect passport 06.11.18 will update when passport collected tomorrow
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 9:12 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
Date Documents returned: 9 October 2018 (Royal Mail)
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...
Decision Made Email: Never Received
Passport Returned: 7 November, 2018 - APPROVED!!

26 BUSINESS DAYS FROM BIOMETRICS TO DECISION MADE
31 BUSINESS DAYS FROM BIOMETRICS TO PASSPORT RETURNED
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Old Nov 6th 2018, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Mrssmith90
Country applying from: Kingston, Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Visa priority or non priority: Non priority
Office location processing visa: Sheffield
Date Application submitted online: 14th August 2018
Date biometrics taken: 22nd August 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 1st October 2018
Supporting documents returned to me: 10th October 2018
UPDATE
5TH November 2018 - Husband received phone call to collect his passport on the 6th November
6TH November 2018 - Passport collected - VISA GRANTED
53 WORKING DAYS FROM BIOMETRICS TO PASSPORT COLLECTED
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Originally Posted by maffepage
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.
Called UKVI on 17 October to escalate the case and was told to wait 15 days for a response to my enquiry.
Contacted MP on 18 October, who replied saying she would contact the HO on my behalf.
Got an email on 2 November from Sheffield stating they "cannot give a timescale 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".

Currently 46 working days since biometrics.


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[QUOTE=Mrssutherland;12589284]
Originally Posted by Mrssutherland
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
UPDATE contacted today to collect passport 06.11.18 will update when passport collected tomorrow
Passport approved 54 days from bio
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Country applying from: Jakarta, Indonesia
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: 15 August 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 20 August 2018
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: 29 August 2018
Date Documents received in Sheffield: 30 August 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 28 September 2018
Documents returned : 10 October 2018
Decision Made Email: 7 November 2018
Passport Collected: 8 November 2018

Visa granted! Decision made 59 working days from application and 56 working days from biometrics.
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Country Applying From: Karachi, Pakistan.
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse settlement (Priority)
Online Application submitted: 11 October 2018
Bio-Metrics submitted: 16 October 2018
Documents Received at Sheffield: 24 October 2018
E-mail Received: "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" 5 November 2018
Original Documents Received back: 6 November 2018
Sponsor Contacted: Not Yet
Decision Made E-mail received: Not Yet
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Spouse visa Husband -Non priority
Application submitted online 28/8/2018
Biometrics done on 31/8/2018 in Islamabad-PAKISTAN

Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 04/09/18

Supporting documents received at Sheffield on: 05/09/2018

*I received an email from the Sheffield office stating that my application is being prepared for consideration by an ECO on 08/10/2018
and was assigned a VAF number*

Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :19/10/18

I called UKVI 8/11/18 (10th week) for an update and was told application is on final stage and a decision will be made within the next couple of weeks. 😬😬

Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable)

Contacted with 'decision made' :

Contacted for Collection :

Collection made :

Decision of Application :

Good Luck everyone who Is waiting.
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Old Nov 9th 2018, 11:20 am
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Country applying from:
USA

Type of visa applied for:
Spouse Settlement

Visa Priority or Non Priority:
Non Priority

Office location processing visa:
Sheffield, UK

Date application submitted online:
22nd October 2018

Date biometrics taken:
26th October 2018

Date documents sent:
29th October 2018

Date documents arrived in Sheffield:
2nd November 2018

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer":
6th November 2018

Email asking for additional information: TBC
Decision made email: TBC
Passport returned: TBC
Decision: TBC
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Old Nov 10th 2018, 1:13 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 royal mail 12/10/2018

Supporting documents returned: 3/11/2018 along with letter that they have scanned my docouments and and they will make decision.
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Old Nov 11th 2018, 9:51 am
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Application is for my Fiance with myself as the sponsor. (Hoping he can return to the UK with me in December!)

Country Applying From: Sydney, Australia
Type of Visa applied: Settlement Marriage (fiance)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority with Passport Pass-back service
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Online Application submitted: 05 October 2018
Bio-Metrics submitted: 09 October 2018
Documents Received at Sheffield: 16 October 2018
E-mail Received: "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" 26 October 2018
Original Documents Received back: Week commencing 29/10/2018 (we were away so not sure of the exact day)
Sponsor Contacted: Not Yet
Decision Made E-mail received: Not Yet

Currently 24 business days since Bio-Metrics were submitted...

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