UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Mar 20th 2019, 4:37 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

E-mail Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 20 March, 2019

14 business days since biometrics, awaiting further details
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Old Mar 20th 2019, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Lifer
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: 20th March 2019

17 working days from biometrics.
Passport received 10am and was approved. Flight booked for 2nd April
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Old Mar 21st 2019, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Susum103
Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: New York
Date Application Submitted Online: 01 Jan 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 08 Jan 2019
Documents Uploaded: 09 Jan 2019 (I uploaded AND sent copies)
Documents sent: 10 Jan 2019
Date Documents received at New York UKVI Scanning Hub: 11 Jan 2019

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Last year, I was denied entrance to the UK on a tourist visa because I was married (and pregnant) when we tried to travel there. We'll see if that complicates things.

Documents arrived in Sheffield: N/A
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": March 3
Email requesting more information: March 12 (sent via email an hour after receiving notification)
Decision Made Email: March 19 (decision made March 18 according to letter received)
Passport Returned: March 21
Visa Approved: Yes! (vignette for March 25-April 24)

Last edited by Jerseygirl; Mar 21st 2019 at 9:40 pm. Reason: TIMELINES ONLY
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Old Mar 22nd 2019, 4:28 pm
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Country applying from: Johannesburg, South Africa
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement - Husband
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 4th February 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 5th February 2019
Projected timeline given: 15-20 WD by TLS
Office location processing visa: UKVI Pretoria, South Africa
Supporting Documents sent: Scanned with biometrics
Supporting Documents received at UKVI: 5th February 2019 – I left out TB certificate so sent an email on 19th Feb with this plus other clarifying documentation, without being asked.
Decision made email: 18 March 2019
Document ready for collection email: 19 March 2019
Passport pick-up: 19 March 2019
Verdict: Approved

Good luck!
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Old Mar 22nd 2019, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by CaliGirlUK
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....
UPDATE
Official decision made email received: March 21st 2019
Documents received: March 22nd
Passport received: March 22nd 2019
Verdict: Approved (69 WORKING DAYS FROM BIOMETRICS TO RECEIVING VISA)
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Old Mar 22nd 2019, 8:19 pm
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applying from:South Africa non priority
biometrics:11 March
documents sent to Sheffield:13 March
email saying with eco:18th March

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Old Mar 25th 2019, 6:44 am
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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

Emailed UKVI for an update:17 March 2019

Email From UKVI still awaiting decision: 18 March 2019

Email pick up passport: 22 march 2019

Passport picked up :25 march 2019


Visa approved : Approved

24Working Days Since Bio

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Old Mar 25th 2019, 9:32 am
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Country Applying from: VFS Dubai - UAE

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: VFS through British Embassy - Dubai

Date Application Submitted Online: 24 February 2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 28 February 2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: 28 February 2019

Documents are Scanned and Sent to UKVI at the centre on the Day of Appointment & They returned back the Original Documents Except Passport

Received an SMS on the Same Day of Biometrics day that the Documents has been Forwarded to UKVI

Sent an Paid Email to UKVI regarding the Visa Status on 24 March 2019

Got an reply from UKVI for the paid Email Enquiry : That our Application is currently being considered and Awaiting a Decision

Waiting for Further Updates from UKVI

So Far 17 Working days - Waiting

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Old Mar 26th 2019, 2:01 am
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Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Fiancee Visa with a dependent
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 4th February 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: February 28th & March 13th ( Son)
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks** Typical timeframe
Office location processing visa: New York scanning Hub
Supporting Documents sent: March 3rd 2019( first time) March 12th 2019 ( second time)
** 03/4/2019-rep'd call from scanning hub to resubmit with son's application.
**- 03/06/2019- Rec'd documents and passports back
*** 03/12/2019- Son's Biometric completed
**- 03/12/2019- sent revised documents
Supporting Documents received at Scanning Hub@ New York- March 13th 2019
Decision made email: Waiting
Passport sent: Waiting
Verdict: Waiting

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Old Mar 26th 2019, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Eroje1
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.
Decision Made: 22-3-2019
Date your visa was received: 27-3-2019
Verdict: Visa Approved
Total timeline from biometric to decision 25Days

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Old Mar 27th 2019, 1:49 pm
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Country applying from: Malaysia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 26 February 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 28 February 2019
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 5 March 2019
Documents received back: 20 of March 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: None
Decision Made Email: None
Visa approved : Waiting
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Old Mar 27th 2019, 2:40 pm
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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
Employer/Employee phone call: No call ever made
Decision made: Decision made rang UKVI call centre for an update today (27/03/2019)
Passport collected with approved visa: Not Yet

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Old Mar 27th 2019, 8:25 pm
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Country applying from: India (Chennai)
Type of visa applied for Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 23 January, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 1 February 2019
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 15 February 2019
Documents received back: 22 February 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 8 March 2019
Email From UKVI regarding decision: Not Yet
Email pick up passport: Not Yet
Passport picked up : Not Yet

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Old Mar 28th 2019, 9:12 pm
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Country applying from: Canada (Halifax)
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Fiancé)
Priority or Non-Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Date Application Submitted Online: 6 February 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 20 February 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: None
Decision Made Email: None - called UKVI on 28 March 2019 and was told that a decision had been made on 24 March 2019 so passport was on the way
Visa approved: Yes - passport received with visa on 28 March 2019 (26 working days)

Best of luck to everyone and thank you to all the contributors on this site that kept me sane!
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Old Mar 29th 2019, 9:51 am
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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
Employer/Employee phone call: No call ever made
Decision made: Decision made rang UKVI call centre for an update today (27 March 2019) , Also emailed UKVI contact centre to confirm this on (28 March 2019)
Passport collected with approved visa: Passport collected with approved visa on 29 March 2019

Took exactly 30 days from Biometric appointment, application letter says decision made on 26 March 2019

Best of luck everyone, many thanks to everyone for their advice and contribution to this site

Last edited by poundworld; Mar 29th 2019 at 10:26 am.
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