UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Jul 26th 2019, 12:17 pm
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Country applying from: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date online application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 19 June 2019
Documents scanned and collected (VFS, Al Khobar): 19 June 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: None
Email from Sheffield stating "Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre and is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 June 2019 and same email on 28 June 2019
Sent email to UKVI paid support for update: 04 July 2019
Received reply and that "application is waiting for a decision": 19 July 2019
Called UKVI paid support: 26 July 2019 (Was told that decision was made 23 July 2019 did not receive any decision made email confirmation)
Text message for passport collection: _____????
Passport and Documents Returned: _____????
Visa Approved: _____????
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Old Jul 26th 2019, 1:52 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":June 17, 2019
Decision Made Email: July 17, 2019
Passport Returned: July 22, 2019
Visa Approved (date on letter): [b][i]July 17, 2019


TOTAL TIME: 84 DAYS to Approval!!!

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Old Jul 27th 2019, 1:10 am
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Country applying from: China - Shanghai
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - Wife
Visa priority: Non-priority (chose to "keep passport until decision is made")
Date application submitted online: 18/03/19
Date biometrics taken: 20/03/19
Date documents received at UKVI: 27/03/19
Date documents returned to UK address: 11/04/19
Email stating “Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer”: 20/05/19
Decision made email: Never received
Sent email #1 to UKVI for status update: 21/06/19 (received reply that decision has been made and to await VFS to contact me. They did not contact me)
Sent email #2 to UKVI for another status update: 10/07/19
Received reply from UKVI: 18/07/19 (stating that they have asked VFS to contact me and complete the remaining processes within 3 days)
Received phone call from VFS in Shanghai: 18/07/19 (decision made and I should return my passport to them ASAP)
Handed in passport to VFS in Shanghai: 19/07/19
Received SMS and email from VFS: 23/07/19 (processed application ready for collection)
Collected passport from VFS: 24/07/19
Date on Decision Letter: 11/07/19
Dates on vignette: 08/08/19-07/09/19

85 working days from biometrics to passport with visa in hand!
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Old Jul 29th 2019, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jd0min0
Country applying from: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date online application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 19 June 2019
Documents scanned and collected (VFS, Al Khobar): 19 June 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: None
Email from Sheffield stating "Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre and is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 20 June 2019 and same email on 28 June 2019
Sent email to UKVI paid support for update: 04 July 2019
Received reply and that "application is waiting for a decision": 19 July 2019
Called UKVI paid support: 26 July 2019 (Was told that decision was made 23 July 2019 did not receive any decision made email confirmation)
Text message for passport collection: _____????
Passport and Documents Returned: _____????
Visa Approved: _____????
UPDATE

Text message for passport collection: 29 July 2019
Passport and Documents Returned: 29 July 2019,
Visa Approved: Yes!
Total of 28 business days or 40 days from Biometrics to passport collection

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Old Jul 30th 2019, 9:25 am
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Country applying from: USA, Albuquerque New Mexico
Type of visa applied for: Fiancée visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: non- Priority
Date online application submitted: 19th May 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 28th May 2019
Email from Sheffield stating "Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre and is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 6th June 2019
Phone call to UKVI paid support for update: 23rd July 2019
Was told that the application was ‘awaiting a decision’.
Decision mad e-mail: N/A
Text message for passport collection: N/A
Passport and Documents Returned: N/A

45 working days from biometrics still waiting.
Visa Approved: _____????
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Old Jul 30th 2019, 11:32 am
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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

Email stating app is being prepared for consideration : 7/30/19

Decision made email from UKVI -

Passport/docs received:

XxWDs from Bio to Passport received
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Old Jul 31st 2019, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by rmbritain
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
Lawyer answered back: 26 July 2019
Decision Made E-mail: 30 July (14:44 - local time) - VISA APPROVED - we're over the moon! so so so so happy! =D

56 (painful) working days from biometrics.
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Old Jul 31st 2019, 2:45 pm
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Type of visa applied for:Fiance, Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority
Application centre: Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain)
Online Application Submitted: 24/05/19
Bio-metrics taken: 12/06/19
Documents submitted at VFS, London: 07/6/19
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 29/06/19
Employer contacted by UKVI: No
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No
VFS Text for passport collection: No
Passport Collected: No
Current Status: Being considered, awaiting decision. (As of 31/07/19)

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Old Aug 4th 2019, 5:00 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
Passport collected - visa approved from ( 01/08 - 29/08)
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Old Aug 7th 2019, 2:07 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
Lawyer answered back: 26 July 2019
Decision Made E-mail: 30 July (14:44 - local time) - VISA APPROVED - we're over the moon! so so so so happy! =D

56 (painful) working days from biometrics, and considering extra days for us to reply back with documentation asked.

Passport posted at VFS Sao Paulo: 05/08 (4 working days after decision e-mail)
Passport arrived in Santa Catarina: 07/08
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Old Aug 9th 2019, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by A2710
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
Received SMS from VFS & Passport Collected on 08 August 2019

Date on letter: 06.08.2019 & Vignette Sticker Validity 13 August 2019 - 12 September 2019

VISA APPROVED & APPLICATION SUCCESSFUL(52 Working days)


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Old Aug 9th 2019, 3:34 pm
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Country Applying From: Turkey
Type of Visa applied: Settlement - Wife
Visa Priority or Non Priority: non-Priority (Priority not working on TLS Contact website)
Office Location Processing Visa: Sheffield, UK
Online Application submitted: 15 May 2019
Bio-Metrics submitted: 17 May 2019
ECO Consideration e-mail: 29 May 2019
Employer contacted by UKVI: N/A
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No
Documents returned: Not yet
TLS Contact Text for passport collection: Yes. 7 Aug 2019
Decision - Visa Approved: letter dated 5 Aug 2019. Vignette from 12 Aug 2019.
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Old Aug 16th 2019, 6:04 am
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Country applying from: Shanghai, China
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 26/05/19
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 28/05/19
Documents received ar Sheffield : 04/06/19
Email from Sheffield stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 10/06/19
Decision made email from UKVI: No
Passport returned: 16/08/19 (on the 59th working day)
Date on Decision Letter: 08/08/19
Dates on vignette: 15/08/19-15/09/19
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Old Aug 17th 2019, 1:17 am
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: July 4, 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: July 9, 2019
Documents sent to UKVI - NY July 15, 2019
Documents arrived in New York: July 16, 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": July 25, 2019
Decision Made Email: Aug 12, 2019
Passport Returned: Aug 14, 2019 (Approved)
Visa Approved Letter Dated: Aug 9, 2019
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Old Aug 19th 2019, 7:25 am
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Country applying from: India, Pune
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Date online application submitted: 24th May 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 06 June 2019
Documents scanned and collected (VFS, Pune) : 06 June 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: 06 June 2019
Email from Sheffield stating "Your online application has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre and is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 26 June 2019
Sent email to UKVI paid support for update: No
Received reply and that "application is waiting for a decision": No
Text message for passport collection: _____????
Passport and Documents Returned: _____????
Visa Approved: _____????

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