UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Mar 8th 2019, 6:30 pm
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Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date Application submitted online: 28th Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 4th March 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 5th March 2019
Supporting Documents received in NY: 6th March 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: 7th March 2019
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made email: awaiting
Supporting docs and passport returned: awaiting
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by Smokeyb
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.
Decision made email: Monday 11th March
Call to pick up passport from Bluedart: 11th March

It's finally over!!! 55 working days in total. Good luck everyone, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
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Old Mar 11th 2019, 11:38 am
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Country applying from: Kuala Lumpur
nationalty : Yemen 🇾🇪
Type of Visa applying for: Spouse Visa
Priority/Non priority: Non priority
Application submission: 22nd December 2018
Bio-metrics taken: 27th December 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 7th January 2019
Docs received at Sheffield/ECO email: 8th January 2019
Documents received back: 26th January 2019
Decision made email: Waiting...
Passport collection: Waiting...

52 working days and ongoing 😰
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Country applying from: Pakistan(Islamabad)

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: 13 February 2019

Date Bio-metrics Taken: 19 February 2019

Date Documents received at Sheffield: 20 February 2019

Documents recieved back: 22 February 2019

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 6 March 2019

Decision Made Email: None

Visa approved : Waiting

15 Working Days Since Bio and Counting.

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Old Mar 13th 2019, 3:17 pm
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Country applying from: Pakistan(Karachi)

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: 11 February 2019

Date Bio-metrics Taken: 14 February 2019

Date Documents received at Sheffield: 18th February 2019

Call to Sponsor and Sponsor Employer : 03rd March 2019 Sunday morning 😱

Decision Made Email: 13th March 2019

Visa approved : 13th March 2019 😃😃😃

20 BDays after Biometrics 😃😃

Best wishes for people 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: Sent on the 18th February 2019 & Signed for on the 20th February 2019 (DO NOT USE PARCEL FORCE)
Confirmation of email from Sheffield: 25th February 2019
Documents Received back from Sheffield: 27th February 2019
Decision made: Not Yet
Passport collected with approved visa: Not Yet

Its been 21 Day Working Days since the Bio metric Appointment
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Country applying from: Philippines 🇵🇭 (Cebu via Manila)
Type of Visa applying for: Fiancé Visa
Priority/Non priority: Non priority
Application submission: 1st February 2019
Bio-metrics taken: 12th February 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 13th February 2019
Docs received at Sheffield/ECO email: 20th February 2019

Documents received back: Waiting...

Decision made email: Waiting...

Passport collection: Waiting...
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Country applying from: Mauritius
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement - Husband
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Date Application submitted online: 7th January 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 14th January 2019
Projected timeline given: 2-6 months by TLS
Office location processing visa: UKVI Pretoria, South Africa
Supporting Documents sent: 15th January 2019
Supporting Documents received at UKVI: *checked on TLS contact account: 16th January 2019
Status enquiry email to UKVI: 18 February 2019
UKVI reply to status enquiry: 18 February 2019 saying application is being considered and awaiting a decision.
Decision made email: 12 March 2019 (41 BD from biometrics)
Document ready for collection email: 14 March 2019
Passport pick-up: 14 March 2019 (at biometric was told courier service will deliver to my home address, but no delivery attempt made- it was returned to TLS).
Verdict: Approved

Good luck everyone! This forum really helped with keeping patient re: the waiting period, so also thought to share.

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Old Mar 14th 2019, 5:49 pm
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Country applying from: Ottawa, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - wife
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 13 March 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 14 March 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 14 March 2019
Supporting Documents received in Sheffield: Waiting
Received at UKVI by ECO email: Waiting
Projected timeline given: None??
Decision made email: Waiting
Supporting docs and passport returned: Waiting

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Old Mar 14th 2019, 6:00 pm
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Country applying from: Berlin, Germany

Country of Origin: Australian

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa - Fiancé

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: TLSContact, Berlin

Date Application Submitted Online: 5 February 2019

Date Bio-metrics Taken: 28 February 2019

Supporting documents sent: e-mailed on the 1 March 2019

Date Documents received at Sheffield: No e-mail received

10 business days and awaiting further details
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Old Mar 14th 2019, 6:21 pm
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Country applying from: Toronto, Canada
Country of Origin: Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa - Wife
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non- Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: VFS Global
Date Application Submitted Online: December 19 2018
Date Bio-metrics Taken: December 28 2018
Supporting documents sent: scanned at VFS Global on December 28 2018
Date Documents received at Sheffield: No e-mail received
ECO Email: Received January 29 2019
Emailed UKVI: March 11th 2019 "They stated a decision had been made"
Decision made email: March 12 2019
Pick up passport email: March 13 2019
*** Passport received = 52 working days from Biometrics

**** Visa Approved**** Thank you for all your support. This forum has been a life saver. Good luck everyone

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Old Mar 15th 2019, 2:40 pm
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Applicant: Indian

Applying from: Mumbai North

Visa Type: Fiance Visa (6 month settlement visa)

Non priority

Online App: 30 December 2018
Biometrics: 3 January 2019
Docs received in Sheffield: 11 January 2019
Docs returned to sponsor from Sheffield: 25 January 2019
Email from Sheffield: 3 February 2019 "application is being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer...."

Sponsor called Sheffield for an update: 11 February 2019 - status of the application "awaiting decision"

Emailed local MP: 27 February 2019 - write to the local MP

Email Sheffield: 28 February 2019 - we emailed Sheffield asking for an update.

14 March 2019 - DAY 50 - Both the sponsor and applicant received an email that we have been requested to attend interviews.

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Old Mar 18th 2019, 1:55 pm
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Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Spouse - Husband
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 17th February 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 21st February 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 21st February 2019
Supporting Documents received in NY: 22nd February 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: 25th February 2019
Decision made email: 18th March 2019
Supporting docs and passport returned: awaiting

17 working days from biometrics.
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Old Mar 19th 2019, 5:12 pm
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Our timeline from the USA
Country Applying From: USA
Type of Visa appplied: Spouse Visa (Priority)
Bio-Metrics submitted: Dec. 13th, 2018
Documents sent: Dec. 14th, 2018
Documents received at NY Scanning Hub: N/A
E-mail received stating app is being prepared for consideration: Dec. 21st, 2018
First phone call to escalate: January 31st, 2019 but not escalated until Feb. 7th, 2019 due to
error on UKVI’s end

Second phone call to UKVI regarding escalation confirmation: Feb. 11th, 2019
Email Received regarding “another escalation”: Feb. 12th, 2019
Email to MP: Feb. 17, 2019
Response from MP caseworker requesting application info: Feb. 20th, 2019
Email from Sheffield stating “Sorry for the delay” no reason given (their email did not say “was not straightforward or complex”): Feb. 22nd, 2019
Request to escalate 3rd time with “urgency”: Feb. 27th, 2019
Follow up from MP caseworker received stating he was awaiting a reply from HO: March 1st, 2019
Another email received from caseworker regarding update from HO: March 5th, 2019
Non-straightforward email received: March 5th, 2019
Email from UKVI stating “n regards to your query, please accept our apologies for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused”: March 5th, 2019
4th escalation: March 7th, 2019
Formal complaint email sent: March 7th, 2019
Email from UKVI saying decision had been made: March 13th, 2019
Email from caseworker asking to call him: March 19th, 2019
Phone call with caseworker telling us that application wasn’t being processed as priority due to major error on HO side: March 19th, 2019
Official decision made email received: Awaiting
Documents received: Awaiting
Passport received: Awaiting
67 Working days and counting....
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Old Mar 20th 2019, 12:16 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: 5th March 2019
Decision made email: waiting...
Date your visa was received: waiting.

My supporting documents returned on the 5th March but I still haven't received any confirmation emails from UKVI.
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