UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Dec 14th 2018, 4:37 pm
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Country : Nigeria

Visa type: Settlement, Wife

Priority/Non-priority: Non-priority

Date of application: 16th August 2018

Biometrics submission: 22 August 2018

Documents sent: 31 August 2018

Documents received: N/a

Confirmation from UKVI: 10th Sept 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks

Not straightforward email: 13th Nov 2018

Escalted via phone UKVI: 26th Nov 2018

Contacted through local MP:

Decision made email from UKVI:

Text from VFS to collect documents:

Collected passport with approved visa:

Documents received back:

82 working days from biometrics .
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Old Dec 17th 2018, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by Naley
Country applying from: Harare, Zimbabwe
Type of visa applied for: Unmarried Partner Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online application submitted: 16 September 2018
Biometrics submitted: 28 September 2018
Decision made email: Waiting
Documents & passport returned: Waiting.
update

Decision Email:12/12/18
Passport Returned: 17/12/18

57 days from Biometrics Approved !!!

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Old Dec 17th 2018, 5:33 pm
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Country applying from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority, KPM
Online application submitted: 12 November 2018
Biometrics submitted: 15 November 2018
Documents sent to VFS via scanning at application centre in Toronto: 15 November 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 17 December 2018 (concerning as this was received 1 month after biometrics submission)
Project timeframe: 12 weeks from application date
Decision made email: Waiting
Date Visa Received: Waiting

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Old Dec 19th 2018, 1:14 am
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Country applying from: USA

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa

Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Online Application Submitted : October 22, 2018

Date of Biometrics: October 25, 2018

Date Documents sent to NY: October 25, 2018

Date Documents were Received in NY: October 26, 2018

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": November 27th, 2018

Call for Escalation: Called December 7th

Emailed to Check on Escalation: December 14th

Decision Made Email: December 17th

Documents Received: December 18th
APPROVED!

Total Processing Time: 37 working days.
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Old Dec 24th 2018, 10:19 am
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Hi,

I found this forum very useful, so here is my timeline.


1st Application

Type of visa applied for: Fiancee, settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non Priority, Delhi, India
Online Application Completed: 07/08/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 16/08/2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 16 /08/2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 20/08/2018 – found out via bluedart website using application number as reference number.
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI:
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24/08/2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Case not straightforward email - N/A
Contacted UKVI 2-3 times via phone during the process.
Decision made email from UKVI: 22/10/2018 – 46 working days
Received Passport & Letter – 24/10/2018
Documents returned – 29/10/2018
First visa application was refused for lack of documents/proof.


2nd Application

Type of visa applied for: Fiancee settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, Ahmedabad, India
Online Application Completed: 04/11/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 12/11/2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 12/11/2018
Documents received at Sheffield:
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI:
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 19/11/2018
Documents returned: 28/11/2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Case not straightforward email - N/A
Decision made email from UKVI: 20/12/2018 – 29 working days
UK Visa – Entry Clearance granted.
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Old Dec 24th 2018, 7:58 pm
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Country Applying From: Melbourne, Australia
Type of Visa Applied for: Settlement Wife - Non-Priority (Feel like the only Australian to do this)
Estimated Timeline given: 60 days
Date Application submitted (online) 30th October
Date Bio metrics taken: 31st October
Documents received at Sheffield: 7thNovember
Date mail received from Sheffield UKVI: 24th November
Additional Documents requested: 7th December
Documents sent: 11th December
Email from vfs saying visa has been processed and passport is being sent priority: 24th December
Total number of days from Bio: 38 (so surprised 🤞🏻 For good news)
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Old Jan 2nd 2019, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by Loulau
Country Applying From: Melbourne, Australia
Type of Visa Applied for: Settlement Wife - Non-Priority (Feel like the only Australian to do this)
Estimated Timeline given: 60 days
Date Application submitted (online) 30th October
Date Bio metrics taken: 31st October
Documents received at Sheffield: 7thNovember
Date mail received from Sheffield UKVI: 24th November
Additional Documents requested: 7th December
Documents sent: 11th December
Email from vfs saying visa has been processed and passport is being sent priority: 24th December
Total number of days from Bio: 38 (so surprised 🤞🏻 For good news)
Update: recieved passport visa Approved 2/01
so 43 days from Bio
Letter was dated 13/12 so 32 days from bio awesome for non priority.
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Old Jan 3rd 2019, 12:24 am
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Country applying from: China

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa

Priority or Non Priority: Non - Priority

Online Application Submitted : October 09, 2018

Date of Biometrics: October 12, 2018

Date Documents sent to Sheffield : October 12, 2018

Date Documents were Received in Sheffield : October 15, 2018

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": none


Decision Made Email: none

Documents Received: December 27th
APPROVED!

Total Processing Time: 54 working days.
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Old Jan 4th 2019, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by CCKN
Country applying from: Lagos, Nigeria

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Date application submitted Online: 2nd July 2018
Date biometrics taken: 10th July 2018
Date supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 17th July 2018

Date supporting documents received at Sheffield via Royal Mail: 18th July 2018

Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre: 26th July 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks

Not straightforward Email: None

Decision made email: Waiting

Passport ready for collection: Waiting

Date visa was received: Not Yet

Processing time: Not Yet

Fingers crossed � ����

Good luck to all of us waiting for Approval!
Country applying from: Lagos, Nigeria

Type of visa applied for: Settlement (Wife)

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Date application submitted Online: 2nd July 2018
Date biometrics taken: 10th July 2018
Date supporting documents sent to Sheffield: 17th July 2018

Date supporting documents received at Sheffield via Royal Mail: 18th July 2018

Email stating “Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre”: 26th July 2018

Projected timeline given: 12 Weeks

1st Escalation via call: 27th September 2018

Received Not straightforward Email: 1st October 2018

2nd Escalation via call: 18th October 2018

Received email saying “We are sorry for the delay and are continuing to work on your application”: 18th October 2018

3rd Escalation via call: 6th November 2018

Received 2nd email saying “Please accept my apology for the delay and we are continuing to work on your application, we will contact you within the next 15 working days”: 13th November 2018

4th Escalation (Via Email): 3rd December 2018

Received 3rd email asking for application details which we sent immediately: 3rd December 2018

Spouse sent follow up email on: 6th December 2018

Received 4th email saying “Thank you for the information you have provided.
We have escalated your case to the relevant department. You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation”: 7th December 2018


Received 5th email saying “We are sorry for the delay and are continuing to work on your application, we will contact you within the next 15 working days”: 14th December 2018

Spouse visited MP: 14th December 2018

Documents returned to Husband in UK: 18th December 2018

Spouse rang UKVI twice: 31st December 2018, No response

Sent another email asking for update on our application: 2nd January 2019

6th Email received saying “We have Re- escalated your case to the relevant department. You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation. Your patience is highly appreciated”: 3rd January 2019

Decision made email: Still Waiting

Passport ready for collection: Waiting

Date visa was received: Waiting

124 Business days from Biometrics
130 Business days from Application Submission





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Old Jan 7th 2019, 7:54 pm
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Country : Russia, Yekaterinburg
Visa type: Settlement, Husband
Priority/Non-priority: Non-priority

Date of application: XX.09.17
Biometrics submission: 17.10.17
Documents sent: XX.10.2017
Confirmation from UKVI: 26.09.17

"Not straightforward email" x 2
"Escalated" email x 1
Contacted through local MP x 1

Documents returned to wife in UK: xx.05.18
Decision made email from UKVI: 05.06.18
Collected passport with approved visa: 12.06.18

159 working days from biometrics...
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UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT
Country Applying From: Florida USA
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse settlement (Priority)
Online Application submitted: Nov 30th 2018
Bio-Metrics submitted: December 4th 2018
Documents Received at Sheffield
E-mail Received 9th January 2019
Original Documents Received back:
Sponsor Contacted:
Decision Made E-mail received:
VFS contacted me to collect Passport

Received the docs received in Sheffield email today 23 business days from biometrics.


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Old Jan 9th 2019, 5:23 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: New York
Date Application Submitted Online: 26 Oct 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 30 Oct 2018
Documents sent: 1 Nov 2018
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub:
2 Nov 2018
Documents arrived in Sheffield:10 Dec 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 14 Dec 2018
Decision Made Email:
Passport Returned:
Visa Approved:

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Old Jan 10th 2019, 1:09 pm
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Country applying from: Malaysia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online application submitted: 27 November 2018
Biometrics submitted: 28 November 2018
Document received at Sheffield: 5 December 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 12 December 2018
Project timeframe: 6weeks from application date
Decision made email: Waiting
Date Visa Received: Waiting
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Old Jan 11th 2019, 1:13 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: New York
Date Application Submitted Online: 01 Jan 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 08 Jan 2019
Documents Uploaded: 09 Jan 2019 (this was given as an option on the appointment confirmation email instead of sending copies to New York, but the paper received at the biometrics appointment didn't mention it, so I uploaded AND sent copies)
Documents sent: 10 Jan 2019
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 11 Jan 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield:
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer":
Decision Made Email:
Passport Returned:
Visa Approved:

Last year, I was denied entrance to the UK on a tourist visa because I was married (and pregnant) when we tried to travel there. We'll see if that complicates things.

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Old Jan 12th 2019, 4:13 am
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: New York
Date Application Submitted Online: 29 Nov 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 3 Dec 2018
Documents sent: 4 Dec 2018
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 5 Dec 2018
Documents arrived in Sheffield: ?
~I sent UKVI an email on 26 Dec 2018 asking if they had received my documents. They responded the same day confirming they did.
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 3 Jan 2019
Decision Made Email: TBD
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD
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