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thesimon2000 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:29 am??
Our travel plans have been completely disrupted and everytime we need to go to VFS for something, it costs about $700 in flights and hotel fees. In addition, the last e-mail from the FCO suggested we apply for retro priority, so we got flights to UAE and booked hotels for the week (5 working days). When we arrived there, VFS were helpful enough, which was unusual, but then the request was sent to the embassy for retro priority, and it subsequently denied! So with that, expenditure haas amounted to $2900 so far, and that's excluding the actual visa fee!
There are several points actually working against your wife.thesimon2000 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:28 amDoes anyone know what "mandatory checks" the UKVI office have to complete? It's now been six months since our visitor visa application and I had to involve my MP just to get a reply from the UKVI.
Both her employer and subcontractor were called to confirm employment within about 4-5 weeks of the application, so what checks would be remaining that would be delaying it?