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Post by aishpe » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:01 pm

57 working days or 57 days?
Suvi001 wrote:Hi all,
Been looking at this site from last 10 days... Wish I would have known tgis before I applied dependent wife application(Settlement). Great discussion and understanding and helping each other out is quite remarkable. Hope and pray to god every one gets visa and meet their loved ones sooner.

These waiting times are frustrating for couples. Wonder why ukba takes so long. Surly they don't understand what goes between couples and families..How a hard it is to live apart.

Applied wife settlement visa on 30/11/2012 at VFS Hyderabad. Emailed after 30 days and got a reply saying processing time 57 days.
Application status Still underprocessing

Thanks and hope I get good advise from you guys

All the best for all of us

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Post by Suvi001 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:19 pm

57 working days they said on jan 15th 2013. So we completed 45 working days since 30th nov. hope it goes alright and be successful even though they take 60 working days...

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Spouse Visa Documents

Post by indi007 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:38 pm

Hello everyone. I'm applying for spouse visa on Monday from India. Could you please have a look at my document list and suggest if i am missing anything obvious.
Many thanks

Application for UK Entry Clearance - Settlement Visa
Contents of Application
All originals are supplied along with photocopies.
1) Applicant Documents
a) Visa application form (VAF4A)
b) Financial Requirements Form (Appendix FM-SE)
c) Applicant Letter
d) Applicant Passport
e) Previous Passport
f) 2 x colour passport-sized photo
g) Birth Certificate (With certified English translation)
h) English Language Requirement Degree Certificates
i) Medical (TB) Report
j) NHS Medical Card
k) Curriculum Vitae
l) 6 Month Savings Account Bank Statements
m) Bank Balance Certificate

2) Sponsor Identification
a) Passport Copy (Notarised)
b) Previous Visa Stamps to India (Notarised)
c) Plane Tickets to India
c) Driving Licence Copy (Notarised)
d) Birth Certificate Copy (Notarised)
e) Sponsorship undertaking form (SU 07/12)
f) Letter of Support from Sponsor

3) Sponsor's Accommodation
a) No Objection Letter From Landlord
b) Tenancy Agreement (Current and next 6 months)

4) Sponsor’s Employment
a) Employment Letter
b) Employment Contracts (Current + 2 previous contracts from same employer)
c) 6 Months Payslips
d) P60 Tax Form (2011-12)

5) Sponsor’s Finances
a) 6 month Current Account Bank Statements
b) 6 month Savings Account Bank Statements

6) Marriage
a) Wedding Registration Certificate
b) Wedding Ceremony Certificate from Gurdwara
c) Wedding Reception Certificate from Marriage Palace
d) Wedding Invitation
e) Newspaper Advertisement

7) Joint Documents
a) Album containing photographs from our engagement in February 2012 and our time
together in UK April 2011 to March 2012
b) Album containing photographs of our honeymoon in September/October 2012 and other random time together after the wedding in Sept/Oct 2012 and January 2013
c) Album containing photographs of our wedding/reception in September 2012
d) Hotel Booking Confirmation for our Honeymoon and hotel receipts

8 ) Applicant & Sponsor Communication
a) Itemised Call Records (Local Phone, 3 Network, T-Mobile)
b) Viber Chat Logs
c) Skype Chat Logs
d) Facebook contact
e) Snapshot of Emails
f) Greetings cards given by each other, by friends and relatives

9) Letters of support
a) Letter of support from sponsor’s parents
b) Letter of support from a close friend/ co-worker of applicant/sponsor
c) Letter of support from applicant’s parents
d) Letter of support from area municipal councilor

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Re: Spouse Visa Documents

Post by SAMISPOUSAL » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:21 pm

[quote="indi007"]Hello everyone. I'm applying for spouse visa on

seems very thorough

Good luck..


was the passport copy covering ALL pages

below are optional additions ?

may be include a list of Q and answeres (as if in an interview) so it may avoid an interview ?

good luck
British man sponsoring Indian wife.Application Pune --Mumbai 18 DEC 2013 Requested further info 27 01 2014

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Post by SAMISPOUSAL » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:36 pm

oh... so sorry to hear of your probs...
good luck with that....

i think what the barrister is saying is you have to keep to your main story...

surely you can always add more evidence ....but stick to your main story....

read carefully......the barrister is NOT saying you cant submit more details...

you can submit more evidence to strengthen the documents submitted

good luck
British man sponsoring Indian wife.Application Pune --Mumbai 18 DEC 2013 Requested further info 27 01 2014

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Post by SAMISPOUSAL » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm

drwho wrote:
SAMISPOUSAL wrote:
ibeactive wrote:Hi,

I applied for my wife and child on 31st March from VFS chennai and I am still waiting for it. Has anyone else applied from Chennai during March/April?



does any one klnow how long is mumbai ?

how does that compare with other palces?

PLEASE PEOPLE POST THE CORRECT SATGES, PROCESSES OF GETTING A SPOUSAL VISA.


WHICH IS MOST SENSIBLE ORDER ?

get married
GATHER AS MUCH DOCUMENTS AS POSSIBLE....
get passport
English test
Tb test
online app , PAY THE FEE ....
fingerprints and photo at appointment

THEN SUBMIT THE BIG FILE OF APPLICATION



PLEASE ADVICE......WHICH IS THE CORRECT ORDER
I would suggest that you start gathering documents now. Also ask your spouse to apply for the passport. It does not matter that your name is not on her passport since you are submitting the original marriage certificate anyway.

Without passport she will not be able to take the english test nor can she take the TB test. Get all these done ASAP so that you can apply as soon as you get married.

PS: check about the validity period of the TB test in case you are not applying straight away.

///////////////////////////////////////////////


thank you drwho

u r gr8
British man sponsoring Indian wife.Application Pune --Mumbai 18 DEC 2013 Requested further info 27 01 2014

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Post by aishpe » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:29 am

@Suvi001 did you recv your wife's visa yet?
Suvi001 wrote:57 working days they said on jan 15th 2013. So we completed 45 working days since 30th nov. hope it goes alright and be successful even though they take 60 working days...

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Post by Suvi001 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:40 pm

So far no response...I will contact BHC after 57 days,,,,What about you aishpe??

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Post by one2ka4 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:29 pm

I am still waiting and finished 57 working days already, I am just so fed up now, emailed last night and received quick reply just asking me to be patient... Is there any direct contact to BHC or do we have to go through VFS. They are absolutely useless..

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Post by aishpe » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:51 pm

unfortunately nothing yet..you and me in the same boat..u have applied a week before me...can i ask for a favor can you please let me know as soon as you receive your wife's visa?
Suvi001 wrote:So far no response...I will contact BHC after 57 days,,,,What about you aishpe??

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Post by sKAUR » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:01 am

@batley khan


If an appeal is allowed how long after dies the visa get issued .
applied:vfs new dehli 01/05/12
application under process at bhc dehli 01/02/12
visa refused 13/07/2012
appeal lodged 17/07/2012
ecm to respond by the 09/01/2013
Visa refusal decision upheld by ecm
Appeal hearing 03/04/2013
Visa stamped on 20th may 2013

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Post by one2ka4 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:20 am

has anyone got direct no for BHC MUMBAI, as 60 days up tomorrow.thanks for your help.

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Spouse visa from India

Post by rockstar2k4 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:16 am

Hi All,

I'm hold British citizen and will be applying for my wife's visa from India.

1. To meet the English Language requirement


My wife studied M.Sc and pursuing M.Phil, but the Bachelor degree she studied from the University which is not in the Points table of UKBA, i.e. No points will be allocated for that university. So I was requested UK NARIC to issue a Certificate that will confirm the level of English as her degree thought in English, but they given the certificate including lot of summary confirming as 'Degree will not meet C1 level of English proficiency however it is possible us to confirm that she does meet at least A1 level of proficiency'.

Certificate is attached.

I do see the requirement is to meet A1 level English proficiency.

Also I've taken letter from University confirming that (bachelor) degree thought in English and medium of instruction is English.
And also trying to get similar letter from University for her Masters.

Now my question:
Attached this certificate will suffice to prove English language requirement?


2. To prove adequate accommodation:


Since I'm moving to new place shortly (before applying visa) and planning to stay at my friend place which 2 bed flat, but I will not be having any Tenancy agreement on my name except only my Bank statements.

How can I provide /meet the accommodation requirement in my circumstances?

Pls advise

Regards
Rocky


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Post by aishpe » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:19 am

Any news about your visa yet?? I believe its the 12th week running for u??
Suvi001 wrote:So far no response...I will contact BHC after 57 days,,,,What about you aishpe??

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Re: Hiii

Post by rsathish » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:02 pm

Our timeline:

Wife's settlement application. My status = ILR.

04/Oct/2012 - Application submitted at VFS Chennai
05/Oct/2012 - Under process at BHC Chennai
Dec & Jan/2013 - two email chasers sent to BHC Chennai after the 60day period. Theirs was a standard reply asking us to await for all the inquiry to be complete & that they couldn't give any ETA on that.

13/Feb/2013 - Visa granted till Nov 2015.

Good luck to all the others who are still awaiting the decision.

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Waiting

Post by Jay4you » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:34 pm

applied for spouse visa on 29 Nov'2012 in Delhi
forwarded to BHC - 4 Dec'2012
till date 'under process' :(

excluding Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays it's 54 working days till date.
called VFS today, they said average processing time is 59 working days in Delhi.

Anyone else waiting from Delhi?

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Post by one2ka4 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:28 pm

i m still waiting its been 63 working days today. we rang today and same answer been told to wait longer.. not good enough.

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Spouse Visa

Post by indi007 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Applied last week on Monday 11/02/2013 at Jalandhar, application in processing in New Delhi on 16/02/2013, had a call this evening to collect my passport tomorrow. I'm so anxious right now because I have not heard anyone getting visa in 5 working days.

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Spouse Visa Granted

Post by indi007 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:54 am

Very happy to inform you that I have been granted spouse visa in 5 working days, thanks to everyone who gave valuable advice. Good luck :D :)

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Post by Suvi001 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:10 pm

No Not yet Aishpie..waiting game is going on and on and on..Its 55 working days completed....

@indi007 COngratulations..You are very lucky Lucky man...Visa in 5 days..Never heard like that in this forum in last 130 forum pages...you should buy lottery this weekend and check out..Who knows u might win Millions

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Post by aishpe » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:56 pm

@Suvi001 - Thanks please let me know as soon you have any update...

55 working days based on what? how many days did you minus for Christmas period and new year?

Suvi001 wrote:No Not yet Aishpie..waiting game is going on and on and on..Its 55 working days completed....

@indi007 COngratulations..You are very lucky Lucky man...Visa in 5 days..Never heard like that in this forum in last 130 forum pages...you should buy lottery this weekend and check out..Who knows u might win Millions

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Re: Waiting

Post by Jay4you » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:58 pm

Jay4you wrote:applied for spouse visa on 29 Nov'2012 in Delhi
forwarded to BHC - 4 Dec'2012
till date 'under process' :(

excluding Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays it's 54 working days till date.
called VFS today, they said average processing time is 59 working days in Delhi.

Anyone else waiting from Delhi?
Visa issued finally!! They took 57 working days.

applied for spouse visa on 29 Nov'2012 in Delhi
forwarded to BHC - 4 Dec'2012
Visa issued on 22 Feb'2013

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Post by Suvi001 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:51 pm

Folks,

A huge cheerful update from my side.

Visa Applied (VFS Hyderabad): 30/11/2012
SMS and Online update: Processing at BHC
Emailed to VFS after 30 working days: Replied 57 working days to process
Emailed again after 50 working days: Replied be patient
SMS recieved and online update: Documents processed and shipped to
Blue dart on 21/02/2013 (56th Working
day).
Nervous Moments: No idea whats gonna Happen

Blue dart delivered (57th Working day): Visa granted for 33 months


Hope the above info helps for others to track their application for rough estimates

Guys tell you what its been stressful and nail biting for last 3 months. I spent sleep less nights reading forums, some inspectors report and all...Thinking what might have happen for my minor mistakes. I applied based on UKBA guidance without reading this forum. I was very nervous as some others submitted some extra documents which i haven't. Such as Sponsor notarized full passport copy, Face book timelines, Skype chats, Mobile phone bills, SU07 form, Birth certificate (mine and hers).

I only submitted originals what asked in the guidance form. Few others were extra cautious which is very good. I would have done that if i have seen this forum before.

Anyway by gods grace Me, Wife and my family are really very very happy especially for those who are newly married and your wife is away from you for last 3 months.

Guys only one thing I want to mention to end this message.

Patient, patient and only patient we need if you apply visa for UK.

Thank you all for sharing your information and Wish all of you ''All the very Best'' for your Applications....God Bless all of us..

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Post by Suvi001 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:34 pm

@Aishpi,

I exlucluded Week ends(2 days) and 3 days for Christmas (24, 25 and 26th Dec) and 1 day for new year(1th) JAN.

These are the days published on UKBA india website as holiday period.

All the best for your application mate. Hope and wish every thing goes well for you

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Post by indi007 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:39 pm

Congratulations to Jay4you and Suvi001 :)

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