UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jul 16th 2019, 12:29 pm
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Country applying from: Bangkok (Thailand)
Type of visa: Spouse (Civil Partner)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 24/06/19
Date biometrics taken: 06/06/19
Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for consideration': Never recieved
Decision made email: Never received
Received text messagr from VFS for passport collection : 11 AM, 16/07/19
27 working days from biometrics to approval
29 working days from biometrics to passport received



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Old Jul 16th 2019, 10:15 pm
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Applying from: USA
Visa: Spouse
Priority: none
Date submitted online and fees paid: June 12
Biometrics Appointment: June 19
Documents received (UPS tracking): June 20
Online application received email: July 2
In process email: --
Decision email: --
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by sambobmac
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
Documents Returned - 16th July 2019

Biometrics to Documents Returned - 50 working days
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 1:50 pm
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Country applying from - U.S.A.

Type of Visa - Family Settlement - Spouse (Wife) Priority

Application submission online - 7/15/19

Biometrics Appt - 7/18/19

Documents received in NY Scanning hub:

Documents received in Sheffield email -

Decision made email from UKVI -

Passport/docs received:

XxWDs from Bio to Passport received
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by DT21
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
Email for Passport Collection: 17th July 2019
Visa Approved!
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 7:30 pm
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Country applying from: United States
Type of visa applied for: Spouse visa with a dependent
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date Application submitted online: 7th June 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 12th June 2019
Projected timeline given: 30 business days
VFS location: Washington DC
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 29th June 2019
Decision made email: Waiting
Passport sent: Waiting
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 9:18 pm
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Country applying from - Brazil
Type of Visa - Spouse Visa - PRIORITY
Visa Applied From - VFS - Sao Paulo
Application submission online - 23th May 2019
Biometrics Appt - 11th June 2019
Documents received - 11th June 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 25th June 2019​​​​​
Decision Made email - 17th July 2019 - With confirmation of approval. =]
Documents Returned - Waiting

26 Working days from Biometrics

So happy, anxiety was ridiculous but I've made it!
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Old Jul 17th 2019, 10:09 pm
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Country applying from - Sylhet, Bangladesh
Type of Visa - Spouse Visa - PRIORITY
Visa Applied From - VFS - Sylhet
Application submission online - 3rd June 2019
Biometrics Appt and documents scan - 10th June 2019
​​​​​Application forward to UKVI (text) - 10th June 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 25th June 2019​​​​​
passport returned- waiting
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Old Jul 22nd 2019, 3:58 pm
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Country applying from - Chongqing China
Type of Visa - Spouse settlement
Visa Applied From - Priority
Application submission online - 24th May 2019
Biometrics Appt - 28th May 2019
Documents scanned 25th May
Documents rescanned some documents as idiot from VFS (India Birmingham) didnt do job properly
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 14th June 2019
Decision Made email - waiting
Emailed HO why over 30 days, response 12th July, stating your application is still under consideration,. 30 days priority not guarantee to get processed.
40 days and still wailing


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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 9:45 am
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Country applying from - USA
Type of Visa - Settlement Visa - Fiancée
Visa Applied From - San Francisco (Non Priority)
Application submission online - 14th April 2019
Biometrics Appt - 7th May 2019 (US Application centres were closed in April)
Documents received in NY Scanning hub - 9th May 2019
Documents received in Sheffield email - n/a
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 13th June 2019 (10 minutes after emailing to ask if documents had been received)
Decision Made email - 17th July
Documents Returned - 22nd July - Approved!

51wd from biometrics to decision made
56wd to passport/docs returned
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Old Jul 23rd 2019, 8:13 pm
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Country Applying From: Brazil (VFS Sao Paulo)
Type of Visa applied: Settlement - Wife
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Online Application submitted: 28 February 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: 18 March 2019
ECO Consideration e-mail: 01 April 2019
Decision - Visa REJECTED: 25 April 2019 (missing documents for financial requirement)

2nd application:
Country Applying From: Brazil (VFS Sao Paulo)
Type of Visa applied: Settlement - Wife
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority (come on... $$$$)
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Online Application submitted: 30 April 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: 10 May 2019
ECO Consideration e-mail: 20 May 2019
Home Office e-mailed asking for more documents: 23 July 2019 - 51 working days/10 weeks 4 days (they shouldn't - they got one information wrong - psychological torture)
Lawyer going to answer back: 24 July 2019
Decision Made E-mail: Not yet
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Old Jul 24th 2019, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Mysh
Country applying from - Sylhet, Bangladesh
Type of Visa - Spouse Visa - PRIORITY
Visa Applied From - VFS - Sylhet
Application submission online - 3rd June 2019
Biometrics Appt and documents scan - 10th June 2019
​​​​​Application forward to UKVI (text) - 10th June 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" - 25th June 2019​​​​​
passport returned- waiting
sponser and employee contacted : 24th July 2019
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Old Jul 25th 2019, 7:47 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: 20 MAY 2019

Date Biometrics Taken: 22 MAY 2019

Date of Documents received at UKVI: 23 MAY 2019

Documents are Scanned and Sent to UKVI at VFS London. They returned back the Original Documents.

Received an SMS on the Biometrics day (22 MAY 2019) that the Documents has been Forwarded to UKVI

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 June 2019

So Far 42 Working days - Waiting for Further Updates from UKVI
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Old Jul 25th 2019, 2:40 pm
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]Country applying from - U.S.A.

Type of Visa - Family Settlement - Spouse (Wife) Priority

Application submission online - 7/15/19

Biometrics Appt - 7/18/19

Documents received in NY Scanning hub: 7/24/19

Documents received in Sheffield email -

Decision made email from UKVI -

Passport/docs received:

XxWDs from Bio to Passport received
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Old Jul 26th 2019, 8:58 am
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UPDATE====

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 - : 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

Sent paid email to UKVi: 17 July 2019
Reply back from UKVI Stating that my application has been escelated to the relevant team and they will be intouch within 15 working days (This is like the 3rd escalation) : 24 July 2019


73 working days and still no decision yet (absolutly disheartned) :-(
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