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Re: Package arrived EMPTY! No letter or visa! HELP!

It means that the Home Office have made a screw-up.

After the application has been processed, US applicants should receive their passport and documents back in one parcel. If the visa was...
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Re: Spouse visa delays 2018?

You really have nothing to be worried about.

There's no point in comparing your situation to that of a US applicant. Applications from different countries are processed by different teams and the...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: No reply received from escalation

Well, exactly - the legal requirement is that, to qualify for a spouse visa, you have to demonstrate a genuine and subsistent relationship.

For that, the ECO is going to expect to see documentary...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Russian fiancée - best way to marry and settle in UK?

Personally, I'd got for option 2, which is the path we took. It's just a sad fact that getting married to a non-EU citizen is far simpler in any other country than the UK.

The Fiance Visa route,...
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Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

The best thing to do is just to try and carry on with life as normal. And I know that's hard.

But don't make any financial commitments, don't do anything drastic like quit your job, sell your...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

I think you're worrying unduly.

If you look at other people's timelines, it's plain to see that there's a general delay in processing at the moment. Happens every year over the summer. If US...
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Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

They need your passport to be able to record the visa refusal against that passport. As it wasn't in their care, you might have lost your passport while the visa was being processed and now have a...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: UKVI Spouse Visa

It seems to me that Sheffield is holding its own with the standard applications, and people with straight-forward cases are getting notifications dead on 60 working days.

The summer hit seems to...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

Yes, our application was successful.



I don't believe that's true. I'm pretty sure I read that they ask you to re-submit your passport irrespective of the decision.

For us, they held onto...
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Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

You’ll get a letter informing you that your visa application has been successful. The letter will also explain next steps, including where you should pick up your Biometric Residency Permit and from...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Fiancé Settlement Visa - Financial docs dated +1 day after online application

You say that your payslips are actually dated on the last day of the month. And you submitted twelve of them?

If so, then you're surely OK as your payslips meet the Category A requirement by...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Spouse Visa Rejected but All Documents Provided

That’s fantastic news, and what a quick turnaround!

Did you engage a solicitor to look at the refusal specifically, or did you use a solicitor to prepare the application in the first place?
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Spouse Visa Rejected but All Documents Provided

That's a good start.

I think you're doing the right thing chasing this up with your MP. On the face of what you posted yesterday, you have not made any errors in your application and you have been...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Spouse Visa Rejected but All Documents Provided

In that case, based on what you've said, this appears to be a Home Office error.

I'd go speak to your MP as soon as you can. This does seem pretty clear-cut and maybe it'll get turned around...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Spouse Visa Rejected but All Documents Provided

It all seems to boil down to the employer confirmation letter, which I assume is this item on your list:

+Letter from HR Manager which is signed and stamped, showing dates 2 April 2018 to 31 March...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Spouse Visa Rejected but All Documents Provided

Sorry to hear about your refusal... :(

My other half is also a Shanghai applicant, but we put our application in about 12 working days after yours. I saw your updated timeline on Friday - was...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: MERGED: Spouse Visa Issues with Sheffield +Spouse Visa Chat Thread.

They do employ staff for evening and weekend shifts. But I’m not sure whether that covers all activities related to settlement visa applications.
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Sponsor's supporting documents must be original?

I submitted colour photocopies, but I don't think it matters.
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Sponsor's supporting documents must be original?

Hi Shaam,

We didn't submit any birth certificates as part of our application. My solicitor simply took cover-to-cover photocopies of my passport. If you do want to submit a birth certificate...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Sponsor's supporting documents must be original?

Not yet, no - it’s only been 3 weeks since our materials were sent to Sheffield.

So we have a long wait left.

We’re hoping to get a decision by mid-August. Sadly, the Shanghai Visa Center does...
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Views: 763
Posted By TimCypher

Re: Sponsor's supporting documents must be original?

Hi ScotScot,

I've recently gone through this process myself. My partner is a Chinese citizen living close to Shanghai.

I used a UK solicitor to put our application together. What you'll find...
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Posted By TimCypher

Re: Biometrics - Stamped form

I attended a biometrics appointment with my partner in Shanghai yesterday. And, like the OP, it was a case of expectations not in line with reality.

Prior to attending, my UK solicitor said we...
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