UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Mar 1st 2019, 3:06 pm
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Country applying from: Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement- Wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date Application submitted online: 13th Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 15th Feb 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 15th Feb 2019
Supporting Documents were received and signed: 20th Feb 2019
Date email confirmation from UKVI: waiting
Projected timeline given:
Supporting documents returned: waiting...
Decision made email: waiting...
Date your visa was received: waiting.
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Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife category D savings only)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority (for ‘keep my passport when applying’)
Office Location Processing Visa: VFS Singapore/Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online: 01 Dec 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 11 Dec 2018
Date docs received at Sheffield: 20 Dec 2018
Date docs returned from Sheffield UKVI: 15 Jan 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 17 Jan 2019
Phone call to submit passport back to VFS Singapore: 26th Feb 2019
Passport submitted VFS Singapore: 27th Feb 2019
SMS docs ready for collection: 1st March 2019
Passport collected: 1st March 2019 – Visa approved )))
Total waiting days from Biometrics: 56

Couldn’t have done it without this invaluable forum. Thanks all for the help
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority (don't waste your time the 30 days is not guaranteed)
Office Location Processing Visa: VFS NYC
Date Application Submitted Online: 01 Dec 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 04 Dec 2018
Date docs received at Sheffield: NA
Date docs returned from Sheffield UKVI: NA
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 21st Jan 2019
Escalation 1: 31st Jan 2019
Escalation 2: Feb18th 2019
Decsion Made email : 25th FEB 2019
Passport collected: Collected March 1st. for some reason UPS changed my tracking number they tried to deliver the passport 3 days in a row to my old address we had moved out however could not track it. Luckily the landlady was there the last day they tried to deliver. Visa Approved
Total waiting days from Biometrics: 58

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Old Mar 5th 2019, 7:56 am
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Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement- Husband
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 11th Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 15th Feb 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 18th Feb 2019
Supporting Documents were received and signed: 20th Feb 2019
Date email confirmation from UKVI: 26th Feb 2019
Projected timeline given:30DAYS
Supporting documents returned: waiting...
Decision made email: waiting...
Date your visa was received: waiting.
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Old Mar 5th 2019, 10:38 am
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: VFS NYC
Date Application Submitted Online: 14 Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 26 Feb 2019
Date supporting documents sent: 26 Feb 2019
Date docs received at VFSNY: 01 March 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Awaiting
Decision Made:Awaiting
Passport collected: Awaiting
Total waiting days from Biometrics: Ongoing

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Old Mar 5th 2019, 2:50 pm
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Update:
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: 1 March 2019 (56 days from biometrics)
Passport Returned: 5 March 2019 (58 days from biometrics)

Visa approved!! Good luck everyone! 😄
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by HeickEA
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:
UPDATE 6-3-19 Went to TLS office to inquire about new website.
​​Decision email: 6-3-19
Passport received: waiting
Verdict: waiting
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Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for: Child Dependant Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office location processing visa: Sheffield, UK
Date application submitted online: 3rd October 2018
Date biometrics taken: 25th October 2018
Date documents sent: 01 November 2018
Date documents arrived in Sheffield: 2nd November 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer":13th November 2018
Request for IHS payment Email: 16 Jan 2019, paid same day
Escalate: 30 Jan 2019
reply for escalation: 11 Feb 2019, Decision made
Passport ready for collection: 12 Feb 2019
passport colected: 13 Feb 2019, Visa GRANTED. ( Sticker date:18/02/2019----20/03/2019)
biometric to decision made 75 working days
support document returned::::: 05 March 2019

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Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement—Husband
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 3rd Feb, 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 8th Feb, 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 8th Feb, 2019
Supporting Documents received in NY: 12th Feb, 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: 14th Feb, 2019
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made email: March 6th, 2019
Supporting docs and passport returned: TBA!

We waited a total of 18 working days from the biometrics appointment before receiving a "decision made" email this morning. Fingers crossed it's good news!

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Old Mar 6th 2019, 11:17 pm
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Country applying from: India, Jalandhar
Type of Visa applying for: Spouse Visa
Priority/Non priority: Non priority
Application submission: 18th December 2018
Bio-metrics taken: 20th December 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 21st December 2018
Docs received at Sheffield/ECO email: 2nd January 2019
Documents received back: 15th February 2019
Decision made email: Waiting...
Passport collection: Waiting...

53 working days and ongoing, smh.

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Old Mar 7th 2019, 2:39 am
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Country applying from: Canada (Vancouver)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse (non-priority) - applying after a refusal
Date application submitted online: December 17, 2018
Date biometrics taken: December 19, 2017
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: Scanned by VFS on December 19, 2018
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12-14 weeks
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO": January 25, 2019
Email saying visa decision has been made: March 5, 2019 (54 business days)
Date your visa was received: March 6, 2019 (55 business days)
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Country: South Korea
Type of visa: Settlement Spouse (priority)
Online app date: 15 Jan 2019
Biometric: 31 Jan
Documents arrived in Sheffield: 4 Feb
Email saying decision made: none
Passport collection email: 7 Mar
Total waiting time: 26 working days

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Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa: settlement ( wife and step daughter) non priority, second attempt- in first attempt, we did everything wrong!
Date of online Application: 5/10/18
Date of biometrics:18/10/18
Documents received by ukvi Sheffield: 28/10/18
Email to pay child's IHS: 28/10/18
Not so straightforward email: 13/1/19(58th wd)
2nd not so straightforward email: 9/2/19(78th wd)
3/3/19: Hubby emailed HO to ask about status of application
4/3/19: Reply from HO- we can confirm that a decision has been made!
5/3/19: Email from TLS- your passport is ready for collection and is being sent by courier to the address you provided!
7/3/19: passport delivered. APPROVED!!!
Decision was made: 1/3/19
From biometrics to decision made- 93WD

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Progress !
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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: 5 February 2019

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 5 February 2019

Decision Made Email: None

Documents received from NY : 7 March 2019

Visa approved : Yes !

30 WD from biometrics !!


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Old Mar 8th 2019, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by HeickEA
UPDATE 6-3-19 Went to TLS office to inquire about new website.
​​Decision email: 6-3-19
Passport received: waiting
Verdict: waiting
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: 6-3-19 (we had gone to the TLS office to inquire, they had sent a email to UKIV)
Passport received email: 7-3-19
Verdict: Approved, letter is actually dated 5-3-19

29 days from BIO.

Good Luck everybody
​​Decision email: 6-3-19
Passport received: waiting
Verdict: waiting
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