UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Feb 22nd 2019, 6:43 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 05/02/2019. Emailed PTA UKVI back waiting on further correspondence.
Decision Made Email: 22 February 2019 - Received an email from UKVI informing us that a decision had been made on our applications and that we will receive an email from TLS in due course to collect our passports.
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD


Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.

16WD from Biometrics - Decision Email Received.
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Old Feb 23rd 2019, 3:27 pm
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Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement

Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, VFS Chennai, India

Online Application Submitted: 23/01/2019

Bio-metrics taken: 30/01/2019

Documents sent to Sheffield: 30/01/2019

Documents received at Sheffield: 31/01/2019

Documents returned: 13/02/2019

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 13/02/2019

Employer contacted by UKVI: No
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: Not Yet
VFS Text for passport collection: Not Yet
Passport Collected:
Status: Decision Awaited

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Old Feb 24th 2019, 6:57 am
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Type of visa: Spouse settlement (Husband), wife is a British citizen
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, Bangalore, India
Applicant Status: Permanent resident of Hong Kong, working for a Hong Kong company
Online Application Submitted: 13 Jan 2019
Bio-metrics taken: 21st Jan 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 21st Jan 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 22nd Jan 2019 (as per VFS since I used their courier service)
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: N/A
Documents returned to VFS: 7th of Feb 2019
Call from VFS regarding returned documents collection: 7th of Feb 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO: 7th of Feb 2019
Documents collected from UKVI: 8th of Feb 2019
Sponsor or applicant contacted by UKVI: No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No
VFS Text for passport delivery: 21st Feb 2019
Passport Delivered to home address: 22nd February 2019 (25 working days from biometrics)
Date of letter stating successful application sent with passport: 19th of Feb 2019 (22 working days from biometrics)

30 day vignette visa valid from 28th Feb 2019 to 30th March 2019.

Good luck to everyone who is waiting for their decision!
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Old Feb 25th 2019, 6:36 pm
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  • Australian National applying from Dublin, Ireland [Here on a working holiday visa] at TLS Contact centre
  • Settlement Visa; Wife
  • Priority Service chosen as I am 27 weeks pregnant
  • Online application sent: Friday 4th January 2019
  • Biometrics & documents scanned via TLS contact centre & received at Sheffield: Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • Email saying that the case was being prepared by an ECO: Monday 4th February 2019
  • Email requesting extra documents [SA-302 Form]: Friday 15th February 2019
  • Documents sent: Monday 18th February 2019
  • Case Escalated via email: Friday 22nd February 2019
*30 working days ends February 26th - I sent the email the Friday 22nd two WD's prior as from reading others timelines I knew it could take 2 days for them to even acknowledge receipt of the escalation request email*
  • Response to escalation email Sunday 24th February 2019 (Yes a Sunday! At 700am!) Email stated
“Thank you for contacting UK Visas and Immigration International enquiry service. In regards to your query, I have tracked the status and found that the application has been processed and a decision was made and it should be with you in the next few days.”
  • I didn’t get a “Decision Made” email I did get the following however: Monday 25th February 2019 3:00pm
Dear applicant,
TLScontact UK Visa Application Centre is pleased to inform you that your visa application process is almost over and that your passport will soon be ready to be returned to you.
You will receive an email from us soon to inform you about collection or delivery procedure”.
  • Email from TLS Contact Centre visa ready for collection: Monday 25th February 2019 3:50pm
TOTAL OF 29 WORKING DAYS

Sending my love and thoughts to everyone going through it - May you all get home soon X
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Old Feb 26th 2019, 1:49 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 05/02/2019. Emailed PTA UKVI back waiting on further correspondence.
Decision Made Email: 22 February 2019 - Received an email from UKVI informing us that a decision had been made on our applications and that we will receive an email from TLS in due course to collect our passports.
TLS Contact Tracking updated to say decision made 26/02/2019
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD


18 Working Days and counting.
Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.

16WD from Biometrics - Decision Email Received.
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Old Feb 26th 2019, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ntb View Post

UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT
Country Applying From: USA
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse settlement (Priority)
Online Application submitted: Feb 18th 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: Feb 22nd 2019
Documents sent to UKVI Scanning Hub NY: Feb 22nd 2019
Documents Received at UKVI Scanning Hub NY: Feb 25th 2019
Documents Received at Sheffield: waiting

Decision Made E-mail received: waiting
Passport received: waiting
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Old Feb 26th 2019, 8:13 pm
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~Priority Settlement Spouse Visa~
Priority: Yes
Online Application Submitted: 17 Feb 2019
Biometrics & Documents Mailed: 21 Feb 2019
Documents Received in NY: 22 Feb 2019
ECO Email: 25 Feb 2019 (Received in Sheffield, and an ECO is preparing consideration)
Decision Made Email: xx
Received Passport: xx
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Old Feb 26th 2019, 9:05 pm
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Applying from: Manila, Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse (non-priority)
Date application submitted: 22nd Jan 2019
Date biometrics taken: 29th Jan 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 2nd Feb 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 4th Feb 2019
Documents returned: 23rd Feb 2019
ECO email: N/A
Decision made email: waiting
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Old Feb 27th 2019, 6:50 am
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Passport ready for collection 27/02/2019

19 Working days!!!!


Originally Posted by Lpowers View Post
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 05/02/2019. Emailed PTA UKVI back waiting on further correspondence.
Decision Made Email: 22 February 2019 - Received an email from UKVI informing us that a decision had been made on our applications and that we will receive an email from TLS in due course to collect our passports.
Passport Ready for Collection Email: 27 February 2019 -19 Working Days
Visa Approved: TBD


Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.

16WD from Biometrics - Decision Email Received.
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Old Feb 27th 2019, 8:42 am
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Update: passport received 27/02/2019.

Application successful. Vignette valid from 27/02/2019 - 28/03/2019


Total 19 Working days from biometrics!!!

We’re going home!! Goodluck to everyone still waiting!!

Originally Posted by Lpowers View Post
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 February 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 05/02/2019. Emailed PTA UKVI back waiting on further correspondence.
Decision Made Email: 22 February 2019 - Received an email from UKVI informing us that a decision had been made on our applications and that we will receive an email from TLS in due course to collect our passports.
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved: TBD


Timeframes as advised by TLSContact: 1 month.

16WD from Biometrics - Decision Email Received.
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Old Feb 27th 2019, 12:32 pm
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UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT
Country Applying From: USA
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse settlement (Priority)
Online Application submitted: Feb 18th 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: Feb 22nd 2019
Documents sent to UKVI Scanning Hub NY: Feb 22nd 2019
Documents Received at UKVI Scanning Hub NY: Feb 25th 2019

Email stating my documents were recieved at sheffield and my application is currently being prepared for consideration: Feb 27 2019
Decision Made E-mail received: waiting
Passport received: waiting
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Application location: Mirpur, Pakistan - Priority Service Paid
Online application: 4th February 2019
Bio-metrics taken at VAC in Mirpur: 13 February 2019
Documents Posted to Sheffield: 18th February 2019 (DO NOT USE PARCEL FORCE)
Confirmation of email from Sheffield: 25th February 2019
Documents Recieved back from Sheffield: 27th February 2019
Decision made: Not Yet
Passport collected with approved visa: Not Yet

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Old Feb 27th 2019, 4:51 pm
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Applying from: Manila, Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse (non-priority)
Date application submitted: 22nd Jan 2019
Date biometrics taken: 29th Jan 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 2nd Feb 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 4th Feb 2019
Documents returned: 23rd Feb 2019
ECO email: 27th Feb 2019
Decision made email: waiting
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Old Feb 27th 2019, 7:05 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: NYC scanning hub to Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online: 03 Dec 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 10 Dec 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 21 Dec 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 21 Dec 2018
Additional information needed: sent 23 Jan 2019
IHS fee needed: paid 25 Feb 2019
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: waiting
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Old Feb 28th 2019, 7:51 pm
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UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT
Country Applying From: Toronto
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse - Fiance settlement (Priority)
Online Application submitted: January 11 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: January 30th 2019
Documents Received Sheffield:
E-mail Received: February 13 2019
Decision Made E-mail received: Never Received
Passport received: February 27 2019

ACCEPTED and Passport couriered - 20 days after Biometrics

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