UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Feb 5th 2019, 9:47 am
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SPOUSE VISA TIMELINE JAMAICA (USA CITIZEN)

NON PRIORITY

2nd application first one was declined due to not meeting financial requirements

Online Application -21/11/18
Biometrics -30/11/18
Documents sent to Sheffield VIA UPS- 05/12/18
Documents received in Sheffield -06/12/18
email received from Sheffield to to say Appendix 2 was missing although we had already provided it. 07/12/18
Appendix 2 emailed to Sheffield -07/12/18
Application received email -12/12/18
none straightforward email- None
Decision email- None
Email received from VFS Global that application has been processed and passport ready for collected 01/02/19 ( Friday evening)
Passport delivered by courier 04/02/19

VISA GRANTED!!! 😬😬😬

42 working days from biometrics ( excluding 3 Christmas bank holidays)
48 working days from online application

Very pleased and really quick considering it was non priority and second application.

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Old Feb 5th 2019, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Caz2518
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: 5 February 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 5 February 2019
Decision Made Email: Waiting

Progress !
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Old Feb 5th 2019, 7:28 pm
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UPDATE!
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'
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never received
Call to escalation: 18 Jan 2019 *30 business days from biometrics
Second escalation via email: 25 Jan 2019 (received standard automated email response two days later)
Received email "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 1 Feb 2019
Decision Made Email: 4 Feb 2019
Passport Returned: 5 Feb 2019 APPROVED!
*42 DAYS since biometrics - Hope everyone still waiting gets good news soon! Thank you for all the support!
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Old Feb 5th 2019, 7:43 pm
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VISA APPROVED!
U.S citizen wife, British citizen husband
Spouse visa from U.S to the UK
Online application estimate date: Oct 19 2018
Biometrics date: Oct 22 2018
Confirmation application received: Oct-24-2018
Supporting docs sent to Sheffield: Oct-22-2018
Decision made: January 16 2019
Passport with approved Visa: Janaury- 22-2019
Total of 60 working days (Right down to the last minute! � ����)
this was my second application for the spousal Visa (I didn't include some things the first Time around)

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Old Feb 6th 2019, 1:49 pm
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applied from Ankara, Turkey non priority for my husband
biometrics 4/9/18
not straightforward email 22/11/18
decision made 5/2/19
passport collected 6/2/19 visa approved



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Old Feb 6th 2019, 6:00 pm
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Country applying from: Equador
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Non- Priority
Online application submitted: 27 October 2018
Biometrics submitted: 31 October 2018
Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": 14 December 2018
Decision made email: 28 January 2019
Date passport and visa received: 30 January 2019
Total of 60 working days since biometric date

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Old Feb 7th 2019, 5:40 pm
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[QUOTE=Nik786;12626662]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
29
working days from biometrics
Decision made email: Never
Date Visa Received: 07/02/19 - Visa approved
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Old Feb 7th 2019, 9:47 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

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





UPDATE!!!

Received email from TLS contact “Your passport is now ready for collection...”: 6th February 2019

Passport collected: 7th February 2019

Decision Made email from UKVI: Not received

VISA APPROVED!!!

Vignette: 03/02/19 - 05/03/19
Total: 148 working days from biometrics
Total: 154 working days from application submission









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Old Feb 7th 2019, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Hikergirl
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
Update: Visa received today February 7th.
41 excruciating working days.
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Old Feb 8th 2019, 6:53 am
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Country Applying from- Sri Lanka
Visatype- Wife Settlement
Priority/Non priority- Non priority
Online application- 05.11.2018
Biometrics- 14.11.2018
Documents sent through Royal mail- 27.11.2018
Application sent to ECO, email received- 04.12.2018
Additional documents requesting email to send the scanned documents within 10 working days ( payslips and bank statements) - 14.01.2019
Additional documents sent by email- 16.01.2019
Additional documents didn't reach due to wrong email address, Therefore got another mail requesting to send the documents within 5 working days- 29.01.2019
Sent to the correct email address -29.01.2019
Called and emailed several times to check whether the documents received or not but they said that they don't have access to check. They can only tell the status of the application.
Decision made when checked through call- 04.03.2019
Decision made email not received.
Got sms as " The processed visa application for GWFxxxxxxxxx was received on 2/6/2019.” - 06.02.2019
Got email from vfs to collect passport- 06.02.2019
Yes!!! Visa Approved!!
Visa date - 08.02.2019-10.03.2019
( got passport on the last day of the 12th week from biometrics, 57 working days from biometrics)
Good luck to all!!!

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Old Feb 9th 2019, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by ghmw
Decision made email: 17th January 2019 (57 working days from biometrics)
Passport returned: ETA 21st January 2019 (!!!)
Originally Posted by ghmw
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
Decision made email: 17th January 2019 (57 working days from biometrics)
Passport returned: 21st January 2019 (note: it was due at 3pm, but turned up at 11am)
Decision: APPROVED!!

59 working days, from biometrics, to passport + visa returned. Don't give up - you've got this!!!
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Old Feb 11th 2019, 2:36 pm
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Online application. 1st Dec 2019
Biometrics. 14th Dec 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield. 18th Dec 2919
Application received email

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Old Feb 13th 2019, 1:44 am
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UPDATE:

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
Project timeframe: 12 weeks from application date
Decision made email: 16 January 2019 (28 days to drop off passport)
Dropped off passport: 28 January 2019
Passport/Visa Received at VFS; ready for collection: 12 February 2019
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Old Feb 13th 2019, 11:19 am
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Country applying from: St. Petersburg, Russia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority

Date application submitted online: 29 Dec 2018

Date biometrics taken: 11 Jan 2019
Documents sent to UKVI: 15 Jan 2019
Documents received email: none

Email Stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO" : 18 Jan 2019

Projected timeline given: 12 weeks of application date

Decision made email from UKVI: none
Documents returned: waiting

Passport Received at VFS; ready for collection: 12 February 2019 (about 3.30 pm local time)
Processing time: 22 business days from biometrics
Passport collected 13.02 – visa approved!!! (had 4 visitor visa refusals)


Good luck to everybody!
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[QUOTE=KtlouMej;12627888]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: Abu Dhabi
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": Never
Decision Made Email: (please return passport) 6th February
Return Passport: 7th February
email received to say you visa application has been issued but do book travel until you have collected passport: 12th February
text from vfs to say passport is ready for collection: 13th February
collected passport: 13th November

52 working days (excluding Christmas and New Years bank holidays)
11 weeks exactly from biometrics

Visa Approved
good luck everyone I feel your pain xx



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