UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jan 24th 2019, 2:51 pm
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Country applying from: Rome, Italy
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online application submitted: 13 December 2018
Biometrics submitted: 28 December 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 11 January 2019
19 working days from biometrics
Decision made email: Waiting
Date Visa Received: Waiting

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Old Jan 24th 2019, 6:41 pm
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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
Escalated via email 18: Jan 2018
Email confirming escalation from UKVI: 22 Jan
Decision Made Email: 23 Jan
Passport Returned: 24 Jan
Visa Approved: 24 Jan

Received documents 35 business days after biometrics.
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Old Jan 25th 2019, 12:37 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 31 December 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 2 January 2019
Documents Uploaded: 3 January 2019
Documents sent to NY: 2 January 2019
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 3 January 2019
Projected Timeline: UNKNOWN
Documents arrived in Sheffield: Scanned in NY
Email stating: Assigned to Case Worker - Awaiting Decision - January 9
Decision Made Email: Pending
Passport Returned: Pending
Visa Approved: Pending
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 3:19 am
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Country applying from: Dubai, UAE
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non-Priority: Non-Priority (keep passport)
Office Location Processing Visa: Dubai
Date Application Submitted Online: 24 November 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 28 November 2018
Text message stating Application was forward to UK Visa and Immigration: 28 November 2018
Email Stating documents have been received in Sheffield: Never
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Waiting
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Return Passport Text/Email: Waiting

Total Days from submission to Passport return:Waiting
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 9:16 pm
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Country applying from: Nigeria (TLS Abuja)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 8 Nov 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 9 Nov 2018
Documents sent to UKVI Sheffield : 15 Nov 2018
Documents received at UKVI Sheffield: 16 Nov 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 22 Nov 2018
Sponsor Contacted: N/A
Employer Contacted: N/A
Escalated: N/A
​Decision Made Email: 23 Jan 2019=51 Working Days
Passport Collected from TLS Abuja: 23 Jan 2019
Visa Approved: APPROVED !!!
*Date on decision letter: 14 Jan 2019=44 Working days
Expected date of travel selected : 25 Feb 2019
Vignette Date : 18 Feb 2019 to 20 March 2019.​​​
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by mlbtsg
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: 22 Nov 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 3 Dec 2018
Documents sent: 3 Dec 2018
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 4 Dec 2018
Documents arrived in Sheffield: Never received
*Call to see if documents arrived in Sheffield: 11 Dec 2018 *They said yes and that application was 'in process' **Also said that usually only half of applicants receive an email that documents have arrived
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never received
*Call to check progress/ request escalation: 18 Jan 2019 *30 business days from biometrics
-(whoever my husband spoke to said we "should have received a decision by now, should be any day..." -__-
Decision Made Email: TBD
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD
Sent second request for escalation via email on JANUARY 25 2018
**currently on 37 working days since biometrics
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Old Jan 30th 2019, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by oxygen28
Country applying from: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online application submitted: 13 December 2018
Biometrics submitted: 17 December 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 19 December 2018
Project timeframe: 4-6 weeks from application date
Decision made email: Waiting
Date Visa Received: Waiting
UPDATE:

Decision made email: no email
Date Decision made: January 25, 2019
Date document & Visa received: January 29, 2019

I didn’t get any text or email from UPS.

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Old Jan 30th 2019, 9:35 am
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Applying from: Nairobi, Kenya
Visa: Spouse Priority
Online application: 24-01-2019
Biometrics (TLScontact): 28-01-2019
Visa Processing Center: Pretoria, South Africa
Date application received by UKVI: *checked on TLScontact account: 29-01-201
​​Decision email:
Passport received:
Verdict:
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Old Jan 30th 2019, 4:10 pm
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Update on Documents being returned:

Application Category: Settlement (Wife) and (Step son)
Priority level: Priority for both
Application Submitted Online: 03/01/19
Biometrics & Passport Submission: Mirpur, Pakistan
Biometrics taken: 07/01/19
Supporting Documents Sent To Sheffield: 08/01/19
Supporting Documents Received At Sheffield: 09/01/10
Documents received back from Sheffield: 23/01/19
Email confirmation from UKIV: 14/01/2019 - For both applications received 10 minutes apart stating with entry clearance officer for consideration.
IHS fees for son email: Received on the 16/01/19
IHS fees paid and replied as per email instructions: 16/01/19
Employer Contacted By UKVI :
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI :
Decision Made:
Contacted For Collection:
Collection Made:
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Old Jan 30th 2019, 7:24 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Fiance Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 13 December 2018
Date Biometrics Taken: 18 December 2018
Documents Uploaded: 19 December 2018
Documents sent to NY: 18 December 2018
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 19 December 2018
Documents arrived in Sheffield: 22 December 2018
Decision Made Email: 28 January 2019
Passport Returned: 29 January 2019
Visa Approved: Approved - 28 Business Days from Biometrics
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Old Jan 31st 2019, 6:15 pm
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Country applying from: Johannesburg,South Africa
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife & 2 Dependents)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 07 Jan 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 31 Jan 2019
Documents sent: N/A Applied through TLSContact scanned and sent with biometrics.
Processing Centre: UKVI Pretoria
Transferred for Decision: 31 January 2019
Received by UKVI: Pending
Decision Made Email: TBD
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD


Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.
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Old Feb 1st 2019, 11:57 am
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Online application submitted: 30 November 2018
Biometrics submitted: 7 December 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 17 January 2019
Escalated by email: 28 January 2019
Decision made email: Waiting
Date Visa Received: Waiting
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Old Feb 1st 2019, 9:34 pm
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Country applying from: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Type of visa applied for: Spouse (Husband) Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Online application submitted: 17 November 2018
Biometrics submitted: 20 November 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 26 November 2018
Email requesting Prepaid Envelope: 29 November 2018
Escalated by email: N/A
Decision made email: 30/01/2019
Documents received back from Sheffield: 31/01/2019
Date passport and Visa Received via DHL : 01/02/2019

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Old Feb 2nd 2019, 4:04 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 19 January 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 28 January 2019
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
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Old Feb 4th 2019, 12:56 pm
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Country applying from: Johannesburg,South Africa
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife & 2 Dependents)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 07 Jan 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 31 Jan 2019
Documents sent: N/A Applied through TLSContact scanned and sent with biometrics.
Processing Centre: UKVI Pretoria
Transferred for Decision: 31 January 2019
Received by UKVI: 1 March 2019
Received email 05/02/2019 telling us that our applications had been deferred due to non payment of NHS fees for our children due to glitch on system. Payment made 04/02/2019. Emailed PTA UKVI back waiting on further correspondence.
Decision Made Email: TBD
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD


Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.
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