UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jun 30th 2019, 1:47 pm
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Application location: Kampala, Uganda
Type of visa: spouse (wife)
Application status: non-priority
Online application submission: 02/April/2019
Biometrics done at TLS contact in Kampala and documents submitted at the same place: 05/April/2019
Email stating application is currently being prepared for consideration by ECO: 28/May/2019
Decision made email: None
TLS contact application ready for collection email: 28/June/2019
Date on the letter for the decision: 21/June/2019
Visa granted
56 working days from biometrics to passport return.

All the best everyone.

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Old Jul 1st 2019, 1:16 pm
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Country applying from: Brazil/Sao Paulo
Type of visa: Spouse (wife)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date of online application: about one week prior to biometric.
Date biometrics taken: 17/04/19
Documents scanned: 17/04/19
Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for consideration': 01/05/19
1st Escalation: 05/06/19
2nd Escalation: 01/07/19
Decision made email: still awaiting

It's been 49 days since biometric appointment and havnt had a single email from the home office bar the 'application currently being prepared'

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Old Jul 2nd 2019, 4:55 am
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Country applying from: Australia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Perth
Date Application Submitted Online: 05 March 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 27 March 2019
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 2 May 2019 (request for an International Airway Bill)
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 17 May 2019
Additional information requested: 26 Jun 2019 (and sent back same day)
Escalation: 26 Jun 2019
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
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Old Jul 2nd 2019, 6:29 pm
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Country applying from: Dubai
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield
Date Application Submitted Online: 27 March 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 04 April 2019
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 04 April 2019
Email stating "Your Application is being considered and currently awaiting a decision": 16 May 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 30 May 2019
Decision Made Email: None
Passport ready for collection: 30 June 2019
Passport Returned by courier: 2 July 2019

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Old Jul 2nd 2019, 6:52 pm
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County applying from: Brisbane, Australia
Type of visa: Spouse (Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 22/05/19
Date biometrics taken: 27/05/19
Documents scanned at VFS Manchester: 28/05/19
Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for consideration by an entry clearance officer': 29/05/19
Sent paid email to UKVI: 01/07/19 @ 4pm
Email response from UKVI: 02/07/19 @ 1pm to say decision has been made
Decision made email with approval letter attached: 02/07/19 @ 4pm
Visa approval date on the letter: 02/07/19
Passport returned: coming back via courier, waiting.
Vignette dates according to approval letter: 05/07/19 - 04/08/19
25 working days from biometrics to approval!!(we also had one bank holiday on 27/05/19).

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Old Jul 3rd 2019, 7:30 am
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Country applying from: Hong Kong
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 21/06/2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 24/06/2019
Date of Scanned Documents Submitted: 24/06/2019
Documents received confirmation from Sheffield: Not received
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
Visa Approved: Waiting

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Old Jul 3rd 2019, 2:51 pm
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Country applying from - India ( New Delhi VFS)
Type of Visa - Family Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non - Priority - Non - Priority
Application submission online - 08/05/2019
Biometrics/Document Submission at VFS New Delhi - 16/05/2019
UKVI emailed received stating documents not received - 07/06/2019
Re-submitted documents at VFS London - 13/06/2019
Text/Email from VFS saying Visa has been processed - 01/07/2019
Passport delivered to home by the courier - 03/07/2019
Visa Approved!
Visa approval date on the letter: 27/06/19
Vignette dates according to approval letter: 04/07/19 - 03/08/19
27 working days from biometrics to approval!!
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Old Jul 4th 2019, 1:49 am
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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
Text/EmaPaid 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 ."
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 30/05/2019
SMS from VFS saying Visa has been processed - 02/07/2019
Email from VFS - 02/07/2019
Passport delivered to home by the courier - waiting
Visa Approved!
Decision: 25/06/19
Vignette: 07/07/19 - 06/08/19
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Old Jul 4th 2019, 8:33 pm
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Type of visa applied for : Spouse Settlement Visa (Husband)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Office Processing Visa: Location VFS through British Embassy -Ikeja, Lagos
Date Application Submitted Online: 02 April, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 8 April 2019
Date Documents received at Sheffield: 15 April 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": None
Paid Email for Application update: 1st July 2019 – Reply “Decision has been Made”
Email From UKVI regarding decision: 02 July, 2019
Email pick up passport: 03 July, 2019
Passport picked up: 04 July, 2019
Visa Approved!
Decision: 27 June, 2019
54 Working Days from Biometrics
Vignette: 04 July 2019 - 03 August 2019

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Old Jul 5th 2019, 1:19 pm
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Country applying from: Rome Italy
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Civil Partnership)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 29 April 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 21 May 2019
Date Documents sent to Sheffield: Scanned and sent via TLScontact Rome 21 May 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 11 June 2019
Email From TLS contact saying decision made: 2 July 2019
Passport shipped by DHL: 2 July 2019
Passport received: 3 July 2019
Decision: Visa Approved!
Total time: 29 Working days from Biometrics
Vignette: 8 July 2019 - 7 August 2019
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Old Jul 5th 2019, 4:23 pm
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Type of visa applied for : Spouse Settlement Visa (wife)
Visa Priority oR NoN Priority: NON Priority
Office Processing Visa: Bio done in China, supporting docs scanned in Cardiff;
Date Application SubmiTteD Online: 02 ApRIL, 2019
DATe Bio-metrics Taken: 5 April 2019
DATE Documents received aT Sheffield: 23May2019Email stating "Your APPLICation is cuRrently BEING prepared fOr consideration BY An ENTRY CleARANCe Officer": 23May2019
Emailed (Paid fees) UKVI regarding automated email: 4June
Email From UKVI said decision made: 06June2019 but nothing happened for 10days;
Rang premium line again a week later: told still in progress (So previous email reponse nonsense)
Email pick up passport: None
Passport picked up: 28June2019
Visa Approved!
Decision: 27 June, 2019
57Working Days from Biometrics
Vignette: 27June2019 - 27July 2019
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Old Jul 5th 2019, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by aussiehusband2019
County applying from: Brisbane, Australia
Type of visa: Spouse (Husband)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 22/05/19
Date biometrics taken: 27/05/19
Documents scanned at VFS Manchester: 28/05/19
Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for consideration by an entry clearance officer': 29/05/19
Sent paid email to UKVI: 01/07/19 @ 4pm
Email response from UKVI: 02/07/19 @ 1pm to say decision has been made
Decision made email with approval letter attached: 02/07/19 @ 4pm
Visa approval date on the letter: 02/07/19
Passport returned: coming back via courier, waiting.
Vignette dates according to approval letter: 05/07/19 - 04/08/19
25 working days from biometrics to approval!!(we also had one bank holiday on 27/05/19).
*UPDATE*Passport return by courier 05/07/19
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Old Jul 6th 2019, 2:43 am
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SETTLEMENT VISA (SPOUSE)
Country applying from: USA (with a previous rejection Dec 2018)
Priority
Online application: 14May2019
Biometrics In Los Angeles, CA: 21May2019
Passport and Supporting docs sent to NY UKVI Scanning: 21May2019
USPS confirmation of docs received: 22May2019
Email “currently being prepared for consideration by an ECO”: 10Jun2019
Decision made email: 28Jun2019
Visa letter received: pending
Passport returned: 5Jul2019
VISA APPROVED! Vignette dates on passport: 4Jul - 3Aug
Total of 32 working days from biometrics appt (7 ½ weeks since online application, or 6 ½ weeks since biometrics appt) Holidays in UK and USA taken into account.
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Old Jul 6th 2019, 5:58 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: emailed ukVi and recieved a response 21/06 that decision had been made
passport ready email: 2/07 passport couriered from sydney arrived 04/07

Visa approved!!!! After previous rejection 08/05 for missing documents

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Old Jul 6th 2019, 2:49 pm
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Country applying from - U.S.A.
Type of Visa - Family Settlement - Spouse (Wife)
Priority
Application submission online - 21/5/2019
Biometrics Appt - 31/5/2019
Documents received in NY Scanning hub: 3/6/19
Documents received in Sheffield email - 6/6/19
Decision made email from UKVI-3/7/19
Passport/docs received: 5/7/19
26WDs from Bio to Passport received

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