UK Spouse Visa STRICTLY TIMELINES ONLY - NO CHAT

Old Nov 19th 2019, 9:44 pm
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OCT 16TH PRIORITY VISA APPLICATION SUBMITTED ONLINE
Oct 21 BIOMETRICS
NOV 11 UKVI EMAIL ECO
NOV 20 DECISION HAS BEEN MADE!! I HAD TO CALL UKVI TO FOLLOW UP YAY
22 WD total.... waiting for VFS text for pickup
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Country applying from: China
Country of citizenship: China
Type of visa : Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : October 23rd 2019
Biometrics & documents scanned-sent by VFS : October 24th 2019
Date of Email 1 "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": October 24th 2019
Date of Email 2 "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": November 15th 2019
Passport in the post VFS text message & email: November 22nd 2019
Passport arrived: November 23rd 2019
Outcome: Visa approved! (Letter dated 19th November 2019)
22WD from biometrics to VFS message (+1 day for passport delivery - a Saturday)
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Old Nov 24th 2019, 12:40 pm
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Visa Application Timeline
Application location: New York, USA
Visa type: Spouse
Priority or non-priority: Non- Priority
Date online application made: August 27 2019
Date biometrics taken at VFS: September 10 2019
Date of confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: N/A
Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: October 3 2019
Date of any non-straightforward notices/requests for further document request: N/A
Pay IHS Fees: November 13 2019
Date when decision was made: November 21 2019
Date of email to collect documents from VFS: N/A
Date when passport mailed with visa: November 21 2019
Date when passport delivered with approval: November 22 2019




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Old Nov 28th 2019, 12:53 am
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Application location: TEXAS but Filed from: Birmingham, UK (via Lawyer// VFS New York)

Visa type: Spousal (Settlement)

Priority or non-priority: Priority

Date online application made: November 24, 2019

Date biometrics taken at ASC: (biometrics taken at Houston, Texas) November 27, 2019

Date Application/Bundle sent via UPS TRACKING & SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION: November 27, 2019

Date VFS confirmed Application/Bundle receipt: TBD

Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: TBD

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

Date when decision was made: TBD

Date when passport collected (MAILED WITH UPS) with approved visa: TBD

UKVI decision made –TBD

Receiving Passport and the entire process – TBD

Further comments about your visa experience: TBD
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Country applying from: Qatar , Doha
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date online application submitted: 20 November 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 27 November 2019
Documents scanned and collected:27 November 2019
Email confirmation received:
Decision made e-mail:
Receiving Passport and the entire process:
Visa Approved:


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Old Nov 30th 2019, 11:00 am
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Country applying from: Delhi India
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement visa and child Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority with Document check/ Same day appointment - Don't do Priority Use a Immigration Lawyer in the same fees
Date online application submitted: 30/08/2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 04/09/2019
Documents scanned and collected:30/08/2019
Email confirmation received:12/09/2019
Decision made e-mail:04/10/2019 Rejected
Receiving Passport and the entire process:05/10/2019
Visa Approved: No . Decided to re- apply with a Immigration Solicitor

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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 8:30 pm
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Application location: TEXAS but Filed from: Birmingham, UK (via Lawyer// VFS New York)

Visa type: Spousal (Settlement)

Priority or non-priority: Priority

Date online application made: November 24, 2019

Date biometrics taken at ASC: (biometrics taken at Houston, Texas) November 27, 2019

Date Application/Bundle sent via UPS TRACKING & SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION: November 27, 2019

Date VFS confirmed Application/Bundle receipt: December 02, 2019 (Received by Jarvis UPS Tracking & Signature)

Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: November 28th, 2019 (Email from Lawyer Forwarded from VISA INFO email)

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

Date when decision was made: TBD

Date when passport collected (MAILED WITH UPS) with approved visa: TBD

UKVI decision made –TBD

Receiving Passport and the entire process – TBD

Further comments about your visa experience: TBD
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Old Dec 7th 2019, 2:09 am
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Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: India
Type of visa : Spouse Settlement and dependent
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Non-Priority
Online application : October 3rd 2019
Biometrics & documents scanned-sent by VFS : October 7th 2019
Date of Email 1 "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": October 18th 2019
Decision Made : December 5, 2019
Passport arrived: December 6, 2019
Outcome: Visa approved! (42WD from biometrics)
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Old Dec 11th 2019, 1:49 am
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Country applying from: Australia (Brisbane)
Country of citizenship: Australian
Type of visa : Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : 11th November 2019
Biometrics & documents scanned-sent by VFS : 13th November 2019 10:30am 2019
Date of Email "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": 13th November 7pm 2019
Passport in the post VFS text message & email: 10th December 2019
Passport arrived: waiting for courier.
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Old Dec 13th 2019, 10:29 am
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Country of applicant: 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: 19th August 2019 - 'Your visa application has been sent to the Decision Making Centre for processing.'
Email from Decision Making Centre: 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.' - 11th working day from biometrics.
Emailed UKVI for an update (payed £5.48): 10th October 2019 - 38th working day from biometrics.
Received an emailed response from UKVI: 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.' - 39th working day from biometrics.
Email from the Home Office in Sheffield: 28th October 2019 - 'UKVI is pleased to confirm receipt of your visa application for settlement.
We are sending this email because we have not received your UK sponsor supporting documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: UKVI is unable to consider your application without these documents. If we do not receive your supporting documents within 10 working days your application will be processed based on the information provided in the Visa Application Form.' - 50th working day from biometrics.
30th October 2019: Sent copies of all original supporting documents via post to the TLS Scanning Hub in London as well as the receipt proving that I successfully uploaded the documents and that they were approved and accepted on 15th August 2019, and also a letter from my solicitor addressing the Home Office in Sheffield explaining the circumstances. - 52nd working day from biometrics.
Another email from the Sheffield Home Office: 7th November 2019 - 'Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.' - 58th working day from biometrics.
Email from TLS: 11th December 2019: 'Application ready for collection.' - 82nd working day from biometrics.
VISA GRANTED: (Date on letter: 9th December 2019)

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Old Dec 16th 2019, 1:40 pm
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Country applying from: Australia (Brisbane)
Country of citizenship: Australian
Type of visa : Spouse Settlement
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application : 11th November 2019
Biometrics & documents scanned-sent by VFS : 13th November 2019 10:30am 2019
Date of Email "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": 13th November 7pm 2019
Passport in the post VFS text message & email: 10th December 2019
Passport arrived: waiting for courier.
Update: Arrived 12th December. Approved.
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Country applying from: USA
Country of citizenship: USA
Type of visa : Spouse Settlement & Dependant
Visa Priority or Non-priority : Priority
Online application submitted : 3rd December 2019
Biometrics taken : 9th December 2019
Documents sent to NY scanning hub : 9th December 2019 (tracking shows received on 10th December 2019)
Email "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.": pending
Decision made email: pending
Documents and passport arrived: pending
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Old Dec 17th 2019, 7:32 am
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Country applying from: Philippines
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement visa (PBS Dependent)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Date online application submitted: 21 October 2019
Documents scanned and uploaded: 21 October 2019 (via VFS website)
Date bio-metrics taken: 22 October 2019
Email confirmation received:22 October 2019
Decision made e-mail:N/A
VFS Email application received at Visa Application center and ready for pick up: 17 December 2019
Receiving Passport and the entire process: about 40 working days
Visa Approved: Yes!

Edited to update the email confirmation date. I received the "is being considered by an ECO" email in the afternoon of my biometrics appointment.

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Old Dec 17th 2019, 6:18 pm
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Application location: TEXAS but Filed from: Birmingham, UK (via Lawyer// VFS New York)

Visa type: Spousal (Settlement)

Priority or non-priority: Priority

Date online application made: November 22, 2019 (Made a mistake with dates)

Date biometrics taken at ASC: (biometrics taken at Houston, Texas) November 27, 2019

Date Application/Bundle sent via UPS TRACKING & SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION: November 27, 2019

Date VFS confirmed Application/Bundle receipt: December 02, 2019 (Received by Jarvis UPS Tracking & Signature)

Date of email confirming Entry Clearance Officer was assigned: November 28th, 2019 (Email from Lawyer Forwarded from VISA INFO email)

Date of any non-straightforward notices/requests for further document request: NONE

Date when decision was made: 12/17/2019 (BALL OF NERVES NOW)

UKVI decision made –12/17/2019

Date when passport collected (MAILED WITH UPS) with approved visa: TBD

Receiving Passport and the entire process – TBD

Further comments about your visa experience: TBD
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Old Dec 18th 2019, 5:10 pm
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Country applying from: Singapore
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Settlement visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority
Date online application submitted: 13 November 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 14 Nov 2019
Documents scanned and collected: 14 Nov 2019
Email confirmation received: 14 Nov 2019
Visa Approved: 10 Dec 2019 (We called UK Home Office to ask for a status update)

Decision made e-mail: 13 Dec 2019
Receiving Passport and the entire process: 13 Dec 2019 (I went to VFS to collect it on the same day)
No. of working days to Decision made email from VFS: 21 working days
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