UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Sep 25th 2019, 4:06 pm
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[LEFT]Country applying from: Toronto, Canada
Type of visa applied for: Spouse/Partner Settlement Visa
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
Date application submitted: In person, August 16, 2019 - VFS website down/did not allow to book appointments so had to wait 2 hours at the centre to get everything done.
Date biometrics taken: August 16, 2019
Date documentation was received by UKVI: August 22, 2019

Email confirmation received: September 6, 2019
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield, UK

Projected timeline given: 30-40 days

Decision made email: Never received but UKVI letter is stamped September 20, 2019
Email from VFS to pickup my passport: September 24, 2019
Passport in hand stamped with Partner visa: September 25, 2019
Processing time: 23 business days from the date the documents were received by UPS at Sheffield.

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Old Sep 29th 2019, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by lmrd
Country applying from: Munich, Germany
passport : Tunisian
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority (keep passeport service)
Application Submitted Online: 09/06/2019
Biometrics : 26/06/2019
Documents sent to Sheffield : 01/07/2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 02/07/2019
document received email confirmation : 08/07/2019
ECO email: 10/07/2019
second documents sent because of change of sponsor address : 25/07/2019
email from UKVI asking to confirm the sponsor address to return for documents: 16/08/2019 - answered same day.
Documents returned: 19/08/2019 - to the new sponsor address

Called UKVI call center : 19/08/2019 and 29/08/2019 and they said the decision is not yet made.
Decision made email:
passport sent to TLS :
Passeport received back :
46 WD since biometrics so far .
update :
Decision made (but I did not know yet) : 09/09/2019(52WD)
Called UKVI call center : decision made on 11/09/2019 (54WD)
Decision made email: 13/09/2019 (56WD)
TLS email to re-submit passeport : 13 Sept 2019
passeport submitted and visa collected: 16 Sept 2019

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Old Oct 4th 2019, 6:05 am
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Application location: Canada -Edmonton - Non Priority
Published processing times for Canada : 95% by 12 weeks. 100% by 24 weeks.
Online application: 16 July 2019
Bio-metrics and documents scanned at VFS: 18 July 2019
Was advised Appendix 2 required, given a letter and advised to complete and email within 7 days of appointment.

Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 5 Aug 2019
Decision made: unknown
Email stating documents had been dispatched from VFS: 2 Oct 2019
Passport received with approved visa and documents via UPS: 3 Oct 2019
Total: 76 days with 8 days remaining till 11 October 2019 which upon calling UKVI in September was my "60 business day processing time end"
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Old Oct 5th 2019, 8:40 pm
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Country applying from : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Type of visa : Spouse , Settlement
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : 21st Aug 2019
Documents scan & biometric : 30th Aug 2019
Application forwarded to UKVI sms : 4th Sept 2019
Consideration email : 19th Sept 2019
Processed visa with VFS email : 2nd Oct 2019
Passport pickup from VFS : 3rd Oct 2019
Decision : VISA approved
Date on decision letter : 29th Sept 2019
Dates on vignette : 6th Oct - 5th Nov 2019

Total 23 working days from documents scanning and biometric taken till processed visa with VFS email
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Old Oct 6th 2019, 4:04 pm
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Country applying from : New York, USA
Type of visa : Fiance
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Non Priority
Online application : Mid-July
Documents scan & biometric : July 31
Package Sent to New York Office Arrival: August 2
Date of Email "Your Documentation is being Prepared to be viewed by Entry Officer": August 28
Email to Check on Status: Sepember 24 (Was told still pending decision, decision not yet made)
Date of Decision: N/A
Date of Passport / Decision Return: N/A

Will be 46 Working Days (The start of our 10th week) on 10/7. !

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Old Oct 8th 2019, 12:04 am
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Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: New Zealand
Type of visa : Fiancee (Settlement visa)
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : August 5th 2019
Biometric : August 16th 2019
Documents sent to VFS New York Office Arrival: August 23rd 2019 (Delayed because VFS NY changed their address, luckily UPS redirected the package to the new address)
Date of Email "Your Documentation is being Prepared to be viewed by Entry Officer": September 12th
Called to Check on Status: September 26 (29 WD after biometrics -Was told decision not yet made)
Our immigration advisor called for us again: October 1 - Was told that they would escalate the case after investigating why there was a delay. We never heard back about it.
Called local MP: October 4 - she called the home office about our case and they said they would look into it.
October 8th- she had her weekly call with the home office and found out our application was put into the wrong pile and they will hopefully give us an answer by Thursday!

Date of Decision: N/A
Date of Passport / Decision Return: N/A

37 WD since my biometric appointment and still waiting!

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Old Oct 9th 2019, 6:15 am
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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: Decision was made on Aug 30, 2019 , received the decision ("Visa Rejected - financial requirements not met") on Sep 13.
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Old Oct 10th 2019, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by Mosh786
Country applying from: Dubai, UAE
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority
Date online application submitted: 16th July 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 25th July 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: 25th July 2019
Home office email acknowledging application: 20th August 2019
Decision made email: Pending
Actual Decision: Pending (praying for a positive one)
VFS text received: 10th Oct 2019
Outcome: Visa Approved
Total of 52 Working days

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Old Oct 10th 2019, 7:16 pm
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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.'

• 30 working days from biometrics: 30th September 2019 - No updates.

• Emailed UK Visas and Immigration for an update (payed £5.48): 10th October 2019 - 38th working day from biometrics.

• Received an emailed response from UK Visas and Immigration: 11th October 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.'
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Old Oct 10th 2019, 8:50 pm
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Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: USA
Type of visa : Fiance
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : 9 Sept 2019
Biometric : 16 Sept 2019
Documents delivered to VFS New York Office In person: 18 Sept 2019
Date of Email "Your Documentation has been assigned to an Entry Officer": 4 Oct 2019
Called to Check Status: 11 Oct 2019 (was told 'awaiting decision')
Date of Decision: TBD
Date of Passport / Decision Return: TBD

25 WD since application submission. 5 days left inside the 30 WD SLA!!!!
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Old Oct 11th 2019, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Nafe
Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: USA
Type of visa : Fiance
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : 9 Sept 2019
Biometric : 16 Sept 2019
Documents delivered to VFS New York Office In person: 18 Sept 2019
Date of Email "Your Documentation has been assigned to an Entry Officer": 4 Oct 2019
Called to Check Status: 11 Oct 2019 (was told 'awaiting decision')
Date of Decision: TBD
Date of Passport / Decision Return: TBD

25 WD since application submission. 5 days left inside the 30 WD SLA!!!!
Decision email: 11 Oct!!!!!
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Old Oct 11th 2019, 6:29 am
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Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: New Zealand
Type of visa : Fiancee (Settlement visa)
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : August 5th 2019
Biometric : August 16th 2019
Documents sent to VFS New York Office Arrival: August 23rd 2019 (Delayed because VFS NY changed their address, luckily UPS redirected the package to the new address)
Date of Email "Your Documentation is being Prepared to be viewed by Entry Officer": September 12th
Called to Check on Status: September 26 (29 WD after biometrics -Was told decision not yet made)
Our immigration advisor called for us again: October 1 - Was told that they would escalate the case after investigating why there was a delay. We never heard back about it.
Called local MP: October 4 - she called the home office about our case and they said they would look into it.
October 8th- she had her weekly call with the home office and found out our application was put into the wrong pile and they will hopefully give us an answer by Thursday!

Date of Decision email: October 10th
Date of Passport / Decision Return: Expected to arrive on October 14th
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Old Oct 11th 2019, 1:26 pm
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Visa Approved, documents returned 11 Oct

Total time from online application to passport in hand 25 WD
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Old Oct 15th 2019, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by LavenderWings
Country applying from : New York, USA
Type of visa : Fiance
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Non Priority
Online application : Mid-July
Documents scan & biometric : July 31
Package Sent to New York Office Arrival: August 2
Date of Email "Your Documentation is being Prepared to be viewed by Entry Officer": August 28
Email to Check on Status: Sepember 24 (Was told still pending decision, decision not yet made)
Date of Decision: N/A
Date of Passport / Decision Return: N/A

Will be 46 Working Days (The start of our 10th week) on 10/7. !
Date of Decision Made Email: October 16 (53 Working Days)
(Still waiting for mail/decision)
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 4:43 am
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Mine was a long process but I will make it short.

Applied July 31st 2018
location - Nigeria
visa type - settlement - Priority
biometric - Aug 3rd 2018
visa rejected for financial reasons - sep 18 2018
Appealed - sep 25th 2018
ECM review rejected - Dec 10th 2018
Put in for paper appeal - Dec 12th 2018
Letter from tribunal - Feb 20th 2019
Court date - July 24th 2019 but court adjourned to Nov 7th 2019
I wrote emails July 26th 2019 for earlier date
New date received August 2nd 2019
Court date - August 27th 2019
Appeal allowed - Sep 5th 2019
Decision overturned - Sep 25th 2019
IHS link sent - Sep 28th 2019
Passport submission - Sep 30th
Called UKVI on the expensive number to ask how long - Oct 9th 2019
Passport collection email - Oct 16th 2019
Passport collected - Oct 17th 2019
Decision - VISA APPROVED
ALL DAYS WAITED A YEAR AND 3 MONTHS

HUBBY COMING - Oct 18th 2019


GOODLUCK EVERYONE
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