UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jun 3rd 2019, 1:23 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: 3rd June
Passport Returned: waiting
Visa Approved (date on letter): waiting
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 3:35 am
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Country applying from: USA, San Francisco
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: April 13, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: Apr 25, 2019
Documents sent: (Scanned at VFS) April 25, 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield: ? (Scanned, but not confirmed)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never received
Decision Made Email: June 3, 2019
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 3:59 am
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[QUOTE=Dsithu;12661797]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
Case not straight forward: 25 April 2019
HO contacted employer : 3 May 2019
HO contacted Sponser: 3 May 2019
Contacted Local MP: 23 May 2019
Email From UKVI regarding decision: 27 May 2019
Email pick up passport: 30 May 2019
Passport picked up: 31 May 2019

“VISA APPROVED” date: 31 May to June however there was an spelling error in my vignette hence given to VFS for correction
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 8:14 am
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Country applying from: USA, Los Angeles
Type of visa applied for: Spouse and two children, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: April 9, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: Apr 15, 2019 (for one kid) Apr 24th (for the other kid and spouse) *We later learned that we could have all gone to one appointment at the VFS but it was not clear online at all.
Documents sent: Mailed by FedEx Overnight Apr 24th, 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": April 26 for spouse and April 30 for kids
Immigration Health Surcharge Request Email for Kids: May 22nd, 2019
Decision Made Email: May 27th, 2019
Passport Returned: May 31st (by UPS even though we'd prepaid a Fedex Envelope. Fedex envelope returned unused. Four days of frantic tracking was futile lol)

Good luck to all!

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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 9:24 pm
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Country applying from: Hungary
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Fiancee)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Budapest, Hungary
Date Application Submitted Online: 13 Feb 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 14 Feb 2019
Documents sent: 14 Feb 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield: 15 Feb 2019
Email "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 7th March 2019
Decision Made Email: 24th March 2019
Passport Returned: 26th March 2019
Visa Approved: Yes

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Old Jun 5th 2019, 9:48 am
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Country applying from: USA, San Francisco
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: April 13, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: Apr 25, 2019
Documents sent: (Scanned at VFS) April 25, 2019
Documents arrived in Sheffield: ? (Scanned, but not confirmed)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": Never received
Decision Made Email: June 3, 2019
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): June 5, 2019 (with incorrect date... )
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Old Jun 6th 2019, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by mco
Country applying from: USA, New York
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: June 6, 2019
Passport Returned: TBD
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBD
*Update: decision made email June 6, 2019
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Old Jun 6th 2019, 7:45 am
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Country applying from: Perth, Australia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 17th May 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 23rd May 2019
Documents sent: (Scanned at VFS) 23rd May, 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 29/05/18
Decision Made Email: waiting
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Old Jun 7th 2019, 2:58 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




Update :
Decision made: June 5, 2019
Passport Arrived: 07 June 2019
Visa Approved: Yes! ( After excruciating 87 working days!!) Good luck everyone !!

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Old Jun 9th 2019, 1:54 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 Label Sent 25 Mar 2019
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 7 June 2019
Visa Approved (date on letter) 7 June 2019
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Old Jun 10th 2019, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by mco
*Update: decision made email June 6, 2019
*UPDATE: visa approved – letter dated June 5, 2019, passport in hand June 10, 2019!
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Old Jun 10th 2019, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by texasUK
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, USA
Date Application Submitted Online: 03/04/2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 26/04/2019 (delayed as US Application Support Centers were down for a couple of weeks in April)
Date of Documents received at UKVI: 02/05/2019
Documents are Scanned and Sent to UKVI at the centre
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 02/05/2019

Awaiting decision....
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer." (2nd time, same exact email as was sent on May 2): 10/06/19
Paid call to UKVI to confirm all was okay and they said that the application was being reviewed and we should not have received the 2nd email...

Still waiting......
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Old Jun 10th 2019, 6:14 pm
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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 & We attended on 22 May 2019

Sent couple of follow up email

No Decision Made Email

Received SMS from VFS on 10 April 2019 & Passport Collected yesterday

Date on letter: 03.06.2019 & Vignette Sticker Validity 10 June 2019 - 10 July 2019

VISA APPROVED & APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL
Alhamdhulillah
67 Working days from the date of biometrics[/LEFT]

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Old Jun 11th 2019, 10:43 pm
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Received SMS from VFS on 10 June 2019 & Passport Collected yesterday
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Old Jun 13th 2019, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by aneelak
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
Paid email sent: 05/06/2019
Received reply: 06/06/2019
"application being prepared for consideration by an ECO"
HO called employmer: 11/06/2019
HO called sponsor: 11/06/2019
Documents return: waiting
Decision made email: waiting
27 working days....
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