UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jul 7th 2019, 12:20 pm
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Country applying from: North Point,Hong Kong

Type of visa: Spouse (Civil Partner)

Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority

Application submitted online: 12/04/19

Date biometrics taken: 18/04/19

Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for consideration': 14/05/19

Decision made email: N/A

Received Email from VFS for passport collection : 4:30pm05/07/19

Passport Collected: 8:00am 08/07/19

Visa approval date on the letter: 03/07/19

Vignette dates: 10/07/19 to 09/08/19

Picked up Passport = 52 working days from Biometrics
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Old Jul 7th 2019, 1:22 pm
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Country Applying from: Australia

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: Melbourne

Date Application Submitted Online: 23/05/2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 25/05/2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: 25/05/2019

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 30/05/2019

Decision made: 5/7/2019

Passport returned via courier (with no tracking): 8/7/2019 - Approved!

30 working days total

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Old Jul 7th 2019, 4:24 pm
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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
Called UKVI and told Decision made: 1 July 2019 (no email received)
Second Escalation: 4 July 2019
Text from VFS saying passport is being dispatched: 4 July 2019 (within an hour of my second escalation call)
Passport Returned: 8 July 2019 (Approved!)

70 working days from Biometric interview
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Old Jul 7th 2019, 10:26 pm
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Applied for ILR Route : SET M, Spouse visa, Super Priority (INLAND)
Date application submitted online : 14th June 2019
Payment debited: 14th June 2019
Biometric Location: BRIGHTON, UK
Date Biometrics Enrolled :Friday 5th July 2019 at 10:00am
Approval: Monday July 8th at 11:00am
BRP Card Received : En route via poste
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Old Jul 8th 2019, 9:27 am
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Country Applying from: Brazil

Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa

Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority

Office Location Processing Visa: VFS Sao Paulo

Date Application Submitted Online: 09/04/2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 11/04/2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: Scanned at VFS Sao Paulo but no email stating they were received

Emailed UK via paid service: 27/05/2019 - Confirmed that documents were received and that the application was currently being considered

Emailed UK via paid service: 02/07/2019 - Emailed concerning the timescale and they confirmed that a decision had been made

Decision made official email: 03/07/2019 - Confirmed that the visa had been approved via email

Passport arrived at VFS Sao Paulo and collected on the same day: 08/07/2019

Visa approved for 30 months!

60 working days until collection - Excluding 3 UK holiday days
56 working days until decision made - Excluding 3 UK holiday days
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 5:14 am
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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
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...
Decision made email 10/7/19
Passport received and visa approved 11/7/19 (53 days from biometrics)

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Old Jul 11th 2019, 8:19 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
Email from Sheffield stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 6 June 2019
Email from UK decision making centre stating: Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets: 12 July 2019 (sent on the 60th working day)
Decision Made Email: TBC
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC

60 working days since biometrics and still no decision :-(

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Old Jul 11th 2019, 9:19 pm
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Applying from: Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse & Child (both priority)
Date application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 4 July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 5 July 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 11 July 2019
Documents returned:
ECO email:
Decision made email:
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Old Jul 13th 2019, 12:11 am
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Applied from - colombo, Sri Lanka
non priority
application date - 8th April 2019
biometrics - 16th April 2019
documents submitted to Sheffield - 30th April 2019
ECO mail confirming application receipt - 9th May 2019
got case not straight forward mail on the 9th of July

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Old Jul 13th 2019, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by Hopeful35
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'

Email from home office informing us of a technical delay with our application - 02/07/19

Decision made email - 11/07/19

57 days from biometric to decision.

TIMELINES ONLY

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Old Jul 13th 2019, 3:44 pm
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Hi, were you required to pay the IHS fee for dependent? If so when did you receive email to pay for child dependent
QUOTE=Shaeores;12660546]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[/QUOTE]
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Old Jul 13th 2019, 10:47 pm
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Country applying from: Australia - Brisbane
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 30 May 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 4 June 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 June 2019
Additional information requested: 4 July 2019 (and sent back same day)
Decision Made Email: Never received
Text from VFS: processed visa is being couriered to chosen destination 11 July 2019
Passport returned: 12th July 2019 APPROVED!!!!!!
Most anxious process but it is all worth it in the end.
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Old Jul 14th 2019, 5:54 pm
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Country applying from: Jakarta, Indonesia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 30th May 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 10th June 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 25th June 2019
Decision Made Email: still waiting
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Old Jul 14th 2019, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Smithy101
Applying from: Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse & Child (both priority)
Date application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 4 July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 5 July 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 11 July 2019
Documents returned:
ECO email: 15 July 2019
Decision made email:
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Old Jul 15th 2019, 9:41 am
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Country applying from - U.S.A.
Type of Visa - Family Visa - Fiancé
Visa Applied From - DHS Non Priority
Application submission online - 24th April 2019
Biometrics Appt - 3rd May 2019
Documents received in NY Scanning hub - 6th May 2019
Documents received in Sheffield email - Didn't get
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 14th June 2019​​​​​
Decision Made email - 15th July 2019
Documents Returned - Waiting
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