UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old May 22nd 2019, 8:04 pm
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Country of application: Peru
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement
Priority/non-Priority: Priority
VAC: Lima for biometrics, Manchester for supporting document scanning (via sponsor/spouse)
Date of online application submission: 10/4/2019
Date of biometric appointment: 12/4/2019
Date of supporting document submission: 18/4/2019 (scanned at Manchester VAC and submitted to Sheffield instantly, copies only)
Email stating application being prepared for consideration by an ECO: 1/5/2019
Phone call to UKVI chasing update: 21/5/2019 (told application still awaiting decision)
Decision made email: visa approval letter attached 22/5/2019
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Old May 23rd 2019, 5:34 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 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

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 23 April 2019

Received an Email from UKVI for Interview for Both of us on 14 May 2019

So Far 57 Working days - Waiting for Further Updates from UKVI
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Old May 23rd 2019, 12:30 pm
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Country of application: Pakistan, Lahore
Type of visa applied for: Spouse(Husband) Settlement
Priority/non-Priority: Priority
Date of online application submission:1/5/2019 (Wednesday)
Date of biometric appointment: 03/5/2019 (Friday)
Date of supporting document received( Sheffield): 08/05/2019
Email stating application being prepared for consideration by an ECO: 08/5/2019
Documents return: waiting
Decision made email: waiting

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Old May 24th 2019, 4:28 am
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Nationality : Ghana (working in China holding a Chinese work permit)
Country applying from: Shenzhen, China
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: NON Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Shenzhen VFS
Date Application Submitted Online: March 8, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: March 13, 2019
Documents sent: March 21, 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield: ?
Projected timeline given for processing visa : 60 Working Days
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 9, 2019
Received a text message from VFS that passport is ready to collect : May 23, 2019
Passport pick up : May 24, 2019
Decision Made : May 17, 2019 (written in the letter that came with my passport from UKVI)
Decision Made Email : NO
Visa Approved

Documents returned from UKVI : Waiting
52 working days from date of bio-metric (including 3 days holiday)
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Old May 24th 2019, 2:38 pm
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Country Applying from: Brazil

Type of visa applied for: Fiance Settlement Visa

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: VFS through British Embassy - Rio de janeiro

Date Application Submitted Online: 06/04/2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 09/04/2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: 09/04/2019

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 Biometrics day that the Documents has been Forwarded to UKVI

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": None

Paid email contacting UK Visas and Immigration International Contact Centre: 16/05/2019
" With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision. It can take up to 60 working days for a decision to be made from the date of your biometrics ."

Decision made: waiting
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Old May 24th 2019, 10:47 pm
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Country applying from: USA, San Diego
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: April 24, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: May 7, 2019
Documents sent to UKVI - NY by mail: May 10, 2019
Documents arrived in New York: May 17, 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": TBC
Decision Made Email: TBC
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC
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Old May 26th 2019, 1:12 pm
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Country applying from: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority as priority service isn't available
Date Application Submitted Online: 2 April 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 18 April 2019
Documents scanned to UKVI - Riyadh : 18 April 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: 19 April 2019
No email or text updating status of application since.
Decision Made Email: no email received
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC

37 days since application submission and 28 days since biometrics and counting
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Old May 29th 2019, 7:03 am
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Application location: Istanbul
Application status: Priority
Online application: 7 May 2019
Bio-metrics done at TLS and documents sent to Sheffield: 16th May 2017
Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield and stating its being prepared for ECO: 26th of May
Decision made: Awaiting
Email from TLS Of sending documents through post: Awaiting
Passport collected with approved visa: Awaiting
TLS GWF tracker not working I think there website is under maintenance. With priority they have said it will take 6 weeks.
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Old May 29th 2019, 7:31 pm
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Country applying from: USA, San Diego
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: April 17, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: April 29, 2019
Documents sent to UKVI - NY by mail: April 29, 2019
Documents arrived in New York: April 30, 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": May 1, 2019
Decision Made Email: TBC
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC
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Old May 29th 2019, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by lmccarty130
Country Applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Unmarried Partner Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online: 04APR19
Date Biometrics Taken: 17APR19 (originally scheduled for 15APR but standard USA visa centers stopped processing UK visa apps 29MAR due to the UK gov forgetting to pay bill to US Dept. Homeland Security. Had to go to a premium center, VFS, as these were the only places in the USA processing UK apps).
Date Documents Mailed to New York: 17APR19
Date Documents received at UKVI: 18APR19
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 23APR19
Sent paid email inquiry to UKVI for status of application: 10MAY19
Email stating “With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision. it can take up to 60 working days for a decision to be made.”: 12MAY19

Still waiting for decision
UPDATE:
Email saying decision has been made: 24MAY2019
Passport in hand and approved visa 29MAY2019!!
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Old May 30th 2019, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Dianabr
Country Applying from: Brazil

Type of visa applied for: Fiance Settlement Visa

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: VFS through British Embassy - Rio de janeiro

Date Application Submitted Online: 06/04/2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 09/04/2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: 09/04/2019

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 Biometrics day that the Documents has been Forwarded to UKVI

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": None

Paid email contacting UK Visas and Immigration International Contact Centre: 16/05/2019
" With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision. It can take up to 60 working days for a decision to be made from the date of your biometrics ."

Decision made: waiting
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 30/05/2019
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Old May 31st 2019, 11:47 am
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Visa type: Settlement ( husband)

Application center: TLSContact, Stockholm, Sweden ( Non-EU national)

Priority or non-priority: non-priority

Online application and IHS payment: 26 Jan 2019

Biometrics date and application package submitted: 29 Jan 2019

Office location processing: British embassy Stockholm

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" or Not straightforward email: Never

Contacted UKVI after 60 working days (23 April 2019): Got a reply, 'With regards to your inquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.' Provided details of the application and they replied after two days saying, ' we escalated your case to the relevant department on ( 24/04/2019). You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation. No response within next 15 days.

Contacted UKVI after 15 working days (17 May 2019): Same generic reply: 'we escalated your case to the relevant department on ( 20/05/2019). You should be contacted regarding your case within 15 working days from the date of escalation.'

Local MP contacted UKVI : 28 May 2019

Decision made: Still waiting- 85 working days since the biometric date

Last edited by naran; May 31st 2019 at 11:50 am. Reason: Escalation dates were not in an order. Corrected !
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Old Jun 1st 2019, 4:28 am
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Country applying from United States of America
Type of visa applied for Settlement (wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa New York/Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online 8 Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken 22 Feb 2019
Documents sent 25 Feb 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield Unknown
Email requesting shipping label 27 Feb 2019
Shipping LabelSent 25 Mar 2019 (Wife doesn't check emails that often!)
Email sent to verify shipping label was posted to our case number 7 Apr 2019
Documents returned Not Yet
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" 11 Apr 2019
Decision Made Email 31 May 2019
Passport Returned Not Yet
Visa Approved (date on letter) Not Yet
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Old Jun 1st 2019, 6:29 am
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Country applying from: United States of America
Type of visa applied for Settlement (wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: priority
Office Location Processing Visa New York/Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online: 3 April 2019
( I was affected by the us homeland offices shut down for uk visas )
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 23 April 2019
Documents sent: New York scanning hub 23 April ( arrived 24 April 2019)
Documents arrived in Sheffield: none
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 13 May 2019
Decision Made Email: waiting
Passport Returned: waiting
Visa Approved (date on letter): waiting
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Old Jun 2nd 2019, 4:08 pm
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Country of application: Thailand, Bangkok

Type of visa applied for: Spouse(wife) Settlement

Priority/non-Priority: Priority

Date of online application submission: 22nd April

Date of biometric appointment: 24th April

Date of supporting document received( Sheffield): 29th April

Documents return: waiting

Decision made email: 30th May

Passport returned: 2nd June, visa granted

41 days from application to visa in hand
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