UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Sep 11th 2019, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by sarahhk
Country applying from: Hong Kong
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Date Application Submitted Online: 18/06/2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 25/06/2019
Date of Scanned Documents Submitted: 25/06/2019
Documents received confirmation from Sheffield: Not received
Decision Made Email: Waiting
Passport Returned: Waiting
Visa Approved: Waiting
Thank you everyone finally I got my spouse visa today .. What a relief!! Find my timeline below

Country of application: Hong Kong
Standard/Priority: Standard
Category used: Cat D
Application type: visa4uk
Online Application submitted: 18 June 2019
Biometrics date: 25 June 2019
Supporting documents scanned: 25 June 2019
Commercial partner(VFS/TLS): VFS
ECO consideration email: 8 July 2019
Not Straightforward: No
ECO Enquiry:No
ECO further documents: No
Decision made(Text/Email): 11 Sept 2019
Passport collected: 12 Sept 2019

Total working days: 57

Best of luck to everyone who is waiting for their decision.
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Old Sep 12th 2019, 8:04 am
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Country Applied from: Egypt (Alexandria)
Type of Visa: spouse visa (husband)
Standard/Priority: Standard
Application type: visa4uk
Biometrics date: 25 June 2019
ECO consideration email: 9 July 2019
decision made Email: No
got email from TSL that the application has been assessed and the passport will be post by the courier on: 11th of September
called UKVI and was told that the decision has been made: 11th of September (have not been told what is the decision)
working days: 56

waiting for the passport to be shipped now
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Old Sep 17th 2019, 3:43 am
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Country applying from: Dominican Republic
Type of visa applied for: Fiancee
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority/Standar
Date Application submitted online: 2oth June 2019
Date Bio-metrics taken: 4th of July 2019
Supporting Documents sent: 26th of June March 2019
Received at UKVI by ECO email: 16th of July 2019
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Decision made email: awaiting
Supporting docs and passport returned: awaiting

11 weeks (52WD) and still waiting...
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Old Sep 17th 2019, 4:28 am
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UK Spouse Visa.
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(I'm Singapore PR, husband is British citizen)

Application location: Singapore
Priority Paid
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​​​​Online application: 26 July 2019
Bio-metrics /documents scanned at VFS: 05 August 2019
Confirmation of receipt : 27 August 2019
Decision made: 06 Sept 2019
Email to collect documents from VFS: 16 Sept 2019
Passport collected with approved visa: 17 Sept 2019
Total: 30 working days (from 05 August 2019)
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Old Sep 19th 2019, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by RIRLEX
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
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)
UPDATE

Email Saying they had not received any sponsor documents (IT Issue with VFS): 02/02/2019
Case not straightforward email (Due to Above): 02/09/2019
Escalation Email Sent: 05/09/2019
Documents Found Email: 10/09/2019
Decision Made Email: 19/09/2019
Passport Collected: No
Current Status: Decision Made awaiting document collection SMS/Email (69 Working Days so Far 19/09/19)

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Old Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 am
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Country applying from: Yerevan, Armenia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Office Location Processing Visa: TLScontact Yerevan
Date Application Submitted Online: 01/08/2019
Documents scanned to UKVI : Did all upload by myself manually on TLScontact’s eDossier Solo upload portal on 06/08/2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 08/08/2019
Entry Clearance Officer e-mail: Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer – 30/08/2019 (15th Working Day)

Decision Made Email: Never Received
Text from TLScontact: Never Received
E-mail from TLScontact: 16/09/2019 - Visa Processing Completed
E-mail from TLScontact: 17/09/2019 – Passport has been dispatched via DHL

Passport Received: 19/09/2019

Visa Approved!!!

UKVI decision made – 23 working days
Receiving Passport and the entire process – 29 working days

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Old Sep 20th 2019, 3:10 am
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VISA APPROVE!!!

54 days since biometric.... So happy!!
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Old Sep 21st 2019, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by LisaMejrix15
Country applying from: Tunisia
Type of visa: Spouse (Civil Partner)
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Application submitted online: 14/05/19
Date biometrics taken: 26/06/19
Email stating 'Application currently being prepared for 9 July consideration': Never recieved
Decision made email: Never received
50 working days still waiting
60 workng days with Visa granted
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 7:12 am
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Application location: Filed from California, USA (via VFS New York)

Visa type: Spouse

Priority or non-priority: Priority

Date online application made: August 20, 2019

Date biometrics taken at VFS: (biometrics taken in Santa Ana, California) August 22, 2019

Date Application/Bundle sent via UPS: August 23, 2019

Date VFS confirmed Application/Bundle receipt: August 28, 2019

Date of confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: September 12, 2019

Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: N/A

Date of any non-straightforward notices/requests for further document request: N/A

Date when decision was made: September 24, 2019 (via email: We will not know what the decision is until in receipt of passport and supporting documents, this is standard practice by UKVI.)

Date of email to collect documents from VFS: September 24 Email notified documents will be returned via UPS (A return label was enclosed with Application/Bundle)

Date when passport collected with approved visa: Waiting

UKVI decision made – 8 working days from date they acknowledged receipt in Sheffield
Receiving Passport and the entire process – xx working days

Further comments about your visa experience: TBD
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by KehinRac
Country of application: Ghana-Accra
Type of Application: UK Spouse visa (Wife)
Priority or non priority: Non Priority
Online submission date : 27th June 2019
Biometric Date : 3rd July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield by DHL : 5th July 2019
Documents received in Sheffield : 8th July 2019
Message from ECO : We have received your application and an ECO has been assigned : 11th July 2019
Message to UKVI to check on application : 3rd September 2019 ( took two working days to respond)
Respnse from ukvi : 5th September 2019. Saying , we can confirm that your application is being worked on and is awaiting a decision.
Documents sent back from Sheffield : No
Call from vfs: still waiting
Passport received : still waiting
UPDATE
called for collection :19/9/2019
collection date : 24/9/2019.
Outcome: Positive (granted the visa) 56wd
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 5:08 pm
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Country of application: Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Application: UK Spouse visa (Husband)
Priority or non priority: Priority
Online submission date : 16th August 2019 (Visa4uk)
Biometric Date : 26th August 2019
Documents sent to TLscontact UK: 27th August 2019
Documents received in Sheffield : N/A
Message from ECO : We have received your application and an ECO has been assigned : 19th September 2019

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Old Sep 24th 2019, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Dom57
escalation/ not straight forward email received on 23/07
Sheffield email on 26/07 tell me in email last worked on application on 19/07!
2nd escalation email received 14/08
Sheffield email received 15/08 case not straight forward
Sheffield email received 16/08 case not straight forward and now "escalated this to the appropriate Entry Clearance team so that it can be progressed as quickly as possible."
70 days and still waiting.
Sheffield email decision made 19/12
VFS email passport received and to be couriered 24/09
Passport received 25/09 VISA GRANTED!!!
86 working days on priority service
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Old Sep 25th 2019, 12:58 am
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• Country of application: Morocco

• Visa type: Spouse Settlement - Husband

• Standard or Priority: Standard

• Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK

• Online application submitted: 5th August 2019

• All documents scanned/uploaded: 15th August 2019 - Self-scanned

• Biometrics taken: 19th August 2019

• Email from TLS: Application transferred to UKVI: 19th August 2019 - 'Your visa application has been sent to the Decision Making Centre for processing.'

• Email from Decision Making Centre: Visa application: 3rd September 2019 - 'Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.'
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Old Sep 25th 2019, 6:10 am
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Application location: Filed from California, USA (via VFS New York)

Visa type: Spouse

Priority or non-priority: Priority

Date online application made: August 20, 2019

Date biometrics taken at VFS: (biometrics taken in Santa Ana, California) August 22, 2019

Date Application/Bundle sent via UPS: August 23, 2019 (1 day delay due to VFS address change)

Date VFS confirmed Application/Bundle receipt: August 28, 2019

Date of confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: September 12, 2019

Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: N/A

Date of any non-straightforward notices/requests for further document request: N/A

Date when decision was made: September 24, 2019 via email (Decision is unknown until receipt of returned passport and supporting documents, this is standard practice by UKVI.)

Date of email to collect documents from VFS: September 24 Email notified documents will be returned via UPS (A return label was enclosed with Application/Bundle)

Date when passport collected with approved visa: September 25, 2019 via UPS (UKVI Letter dated 23 Sep 2019. Vignette stamp on passport dated 30/9/19 - 30/10/19)

UKVI decision made – 8 working days from date they acknowledged receipt in Sheffield
Receiving Passport and the entire process from date of Application submission – 27 working days



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Old Sep 25th 2019, 9:49 am
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Country applying from: USA - California
Type of visa applied for: Settlement - wife - non priority
Date application submitted (online or in person): June 28, 2019 - online
Date biometrics taken: July 1, 2019
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: July 12, 2017
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
Email stating decision made: September 20, 2019

Passport in hand with approval on September 25th. Longest 3 months of my life!!

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