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VISA TIMELINE

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Liza, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Liza
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    Liza Member

    Hello, I have been seeing posts in another forum and I wonder how long did it take for everyone to apply for their fiance/spouse visa. This will give me an idea of how long I should wait. :D If you all kindly fill out the following below

    Country applying from:
    Type of visa applied for:
    Priority/Non-Priorit :
    Date application submitted:
    Date biometrics taken:
    Date documentation was received by UKVI:
    
Email confirmation received:
    
Projected timeline given:
    
Decision made email:
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed:
    
Date your visa was received:
    Processing time from Biometrics date:

    Thanks :)
  2. xmrsbentetresx
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    xmrsbentetresx New Member

    Hi do u have any good news as of now?
  3. Liza
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    Liza Member

    awaiting for the good news :) first visa app was refused.
  4. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    oh dear--was that for a settlement visa ?
  5. Joyce B.
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    Joyce B. New Member

    Hi, mine still not completed yet so I decided to
    (Share my friend timeline she's off to Uk on Sunday with her Hubby)

    Location: Philippines
    Priority (Wife)
    Online application: 10 Jan
    Bio-metrics at VFS: 22 Jan
    Confirmation of receipt in Sheffield: 24 Jan (post)
    Email Docs. received under consideration by Eco: 29 Jan
    Decision made: 7 March
    Email to collect documents from VFS: 7 March
    Passport collected with approved visa: 8 March

    Total:*33* working days from Biometric until collection at Vfs Manila
    Vignette valid:14 March-12April

    Note: Original documents not returned as of this writing.
  6. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    33 days for a priority application, thats speeded up a bit. almost worth paying the extra.
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  7. Joyce B.
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    Joyce B. New Member

    Was surprised and happy in a way, means if they speeding up the process, me and my daughters application "might" be decided early as well, fingers crossed.
    Though I was wondering why her visa valid from 13 March 2018 until 13 December 2020
  8. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

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  9. Joyce B.
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  10. xmrsbentetresx
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    xmrsbentetresx New Member

    Hi Joyce B when did u apply?

    Country applying from: Manila, PH
    Type of visa applied for: Spouse
    Priority/Non-Priorit : Non-priority
    Date application submitted: 7 Feb 2018
    Date biometrics taken: 19 Feb 2018
    Date documentation sent to Sheffield: 20 Feb 2018
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 22 Feb
    
Email confirmation received: 23 Feb
    (it was asking my pre-paid envelope... “We are in receipt of a Visa Application for the above named person. We have noted that no pre-paid return envelope has been provided with the documents submitted” would you by any chance received this email?)
    Email confirmation received by ECO: 28 Feb
    “Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer..”

    
Projected timeline given: N/A
    
Decision made email: N/A
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed: N/
    
Date your visa was received: N/A
    Processing time from Biometrics date: ( I dont even know when to start my counting, i was thinking On the 28th Feb when I received the email)

    ATM...Waiting waiting waiting
  11. xmrsbentetresx
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    xmrsbentetresx New Member

    Aws! Hope it comes too soon :like::like:. So,when did you start your new application and what is the reason for the first one? Only if you dont mind sharing ;) thanks! :kiss:

    ⬆️⬆️Above is my timeline ⬆️⬆️
  12. Liza
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    Liza Member

  13. xmrsbentetresx
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  14. Joyce B.
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    Joyce B. New Member

    UPDATE!!!

    Country: Philippines
    Visa: WIFE Settlement with 1 Dependant
    Priority/Non-Priority: Priority
    Application submitted online: 21st January
    Date biometrics taken: 12th February
    Sms Received Docs. forwarded to UKVI: 12th Feb.
    Documents sent via post to Sheffield: 9th Feb.
    Documents received via post Sheffield: 12th Feb.
    Original Documents returned: 15th Feb.
    Email saying Docs. received at UKVI: 13th March
    (Online application has been received at the Uk DCM and being prepared for consideration by ECO)
    Office processing visa: Sheffield, UK
    Timeline given: 12 weeks (Priority 30 BD)
    Sms Of Processed Visa from vfs: 28 March
    Email Of Processed Visa from UKVI: 28 March
    Date of Passports Delivery: Since holiday in Philippines 29th & 30th March (holy thursday and good friday) then sat.&sun. no delivery, I am expecting our passports to be delivered on Monday 2nd April.
    Total waiting time: 32 days
    (as per decision ukvi email and sms from vfs)


    VISA SUCCESS/APPROVED:

    Specified date of entry: 25th May
    Vignette validity:

    Fingers crossed... Hope and pray that we have positive results....
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  15. xmrsbentetresx
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    xmrsbentetresx New Member

    :geek::geek::geek::geek::geek::geek::geek::geek::geek:
    Woooho! What an exciting news! Good luck Joyce! Keep us updated :like: Thank u for sharing:):)
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  16. Leegrace
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    Country applying from: Philippines
    Type of visa applied for: Spouse
    Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
    Date application submitted: 3rd November, 2017.
    Date biometrics taken: 12th November, 2017.
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 7th November, 2017.
    
Email confirmation received: 8th November, 2017.
    
Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
    
Decision made email:
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed: Still waiting.
    
Date your visa was received: Still waiting.
    Processing time from Biometrics date:

    31st January: Received an email from the UK Decision Making Centre saying they are unable to conclude application as additional information required. All the necessary documents were sent with the original application but due to an error by the commercial partner in scanning documents we had to scan and email the required documents.

    9th March: Received the following email after paying a fee for their email service to enquire what is happening with the application...

    "Dear Grace P

    With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application (GWF046043519), I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.

    Regards,
    Mohammed

    UK Visas and Immigration"

    I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I got to the end of that reply! Total despair would be an understatement! We just want an answer either way so we can carry on with our lives without all this stress.
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  17. Joyce B.
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    This whole visa thing indeed was nerved wrecking, stressful, and energy consuming for every applicants who had been waiting for so long without any assurance of positive outcome.

    Nevertheless we still need to try for us to be able to spend wonderful times with our loveones.

    Hope and pray we will surpassed this sooner, Best of luck for all of us...
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  18. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Utterly disgraceful non-service. Ukvi can get away with anything.
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  19. Leegrace
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    Leegrace New Member

    Very much in agreement with you bigmac. We have become totally disillusioned and now wish we had saved our money towards settling in the Philippines. Am I right in saying we are only entitled to a refund within 3 months of making the application?
  20. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    https://www.gov.uk/cancel-visa

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