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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mb7891 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Settlement Visa (Spouse) Timeline

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 21/03/2017 (Priority)
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Jalandhar, India: 07/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 18/04/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 10/07/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :20/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Contacted with 'decision made' : No e-mail received as yet , but according to the UKVI Inside UK Tracker it says 10/06/2017 Decided
Contacted for Collection : 14/06/2017 (Phone Call from VFS)
Collection made : awaiting
Decision of Application : awaiting

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Post by PCP » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:05 pm

Settlement Visa (Spouse) Timeline

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 06/02/2017 (standard)
Biometrics enrolled at VFS ahemdabad, India: 06/02/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 07/02/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 06/02/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :08/02/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - yes
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Contacted with 'decision made' : No e-mail received as yet , but according to the UKVI Inside UK Tracker it says 05/06/2017 Decided
Contacted for Collection : no
Collection made : passport delivered at home. By 14/06/17

Visa granted from 13/06/17

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Post by kalyanihomkar » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:07 am

Settlement Visa (Wife)

Application submitted (Online) : 08/03/2017 (standard)
Biometrics enrolled at VFS ahemdabad, India: 15/03/2017
Supporting documents reached Sheffield on : 17/03/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI via email : 17/03/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : not yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - no
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Vfs global sms/email even after buying their service: No
Contacted with 'decision made' : No e-mail/sms received
passport delivered at home. By 14/06/17 with a success letter
Visa granted from 9/06/17 on passport for 30 days

Note: It took exact calender 3months for entire process.
Britishexpat forrum helped us for the timeline as well.

Please see the status of application:
https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... us/refnum/

If it says ref number not recognized that means its not assessed yet
We could track it on 56th working day from application given date.

All the Best for all who awaiting!

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Post by wy2017 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 am

wy2017 wrote:Online application 23/03/2017
Bio metrics appointment 06/04/2017
VFS New Delhi India
Spouse Visa , as priority
Supporting docs sent to Sheffield on 11/04/2017
received at Sheffield 12/04/2017
received back from Sheffield 24/04/2017
Sponsor contacted the UKVI: called UKVI and the message was "your application has been received and under process", second contract on 1st of June and were told " your application is received and awaiting a decision". DOes any one know how long will take to make a decision?
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Yes on 13th of June 2017
Emailed UKVI for status: 27.03.2017, reply was " ... found that there are no current update on you application this could be because your application was submitted recently or the details that you have provided are incorrect".
It has been over two months for the priority, not sure how long more we have to stay in India (the applicant is from a third country)
Passport collected on the 14th of June, Visa granted for 3 yrs. There is movement now good luck everyone.

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mb7891 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:55 am

Settlement Visa (Spouse) Timeline - Update

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 21/03/2017 (Priority)
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Jalandhar, India: 07/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 18/04/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 10/07/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :20/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Contacted with 'decision made' : No - 10/06/2017
Contacted for Collection : 14/06/2017 (Phone Call from VFS)
Collection made : 15/06/2017
Decision of Application : Approved!

41 working days to process. Good luck and Keep faith to everyone else who is still waiting

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am

CR001 wrote:
CR001 wrote:To all members who contribute to this topic/thread, the following are the guidance to adhere to so that we do not end up with a timeline thread that runs into so many pages like the other one did and which has become a discussion thread, rather than an easily readable timeline thread :

1. This topic is for timelines and timeline updates ONLY.

ANY discussions, chit chat, question such as 'Any news for applications from Dehli...' ect, will be deleted and the user issued with a warning

There will be zero tolerance of any abuse of the timeline thread.

This topic/thread will be monitored daily.
Is there ANYTHING in the above that is unclear????
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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Post by bham » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:29 am

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : standard application
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Jalandhar, India: 03/03/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 14/03/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI :
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :yes
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: N/A
Contacted with 'decision made' : No -
Contacted for Collection : no
Collection made : no
Decision of Application :

It's 13week now no response after two email case not straight forward and hold email. Just waiting.

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Post by optimism80 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:20 am

Application submitted -PRIORITY(Online) : 30th March
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Chennai, India: 10/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 18/04/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :27/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Chase up email sent by Solicitor: 17th May 2017 to which we received response saying ~still waiting for consideration by an EOA"
Contacted with 'decision made' : No (we got not email , no text -just a phone call from the courier company)
Contacted for Collection : Yes (16th June)
Collection made : Yes
Decision of Application : Successful, 30 days visa vignette.

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Post by Raj86 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:13 pm

Application submitted m(Online) : 13th Jan 17
Biometrics enrolled at VFS ahmdehbad , India: 16/01/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 1/03/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :12/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - no
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Chase up email sent by Solicitor: 16/ june 2017 to which we received response saying ~still waiting for a decision since march....
Contacted with 'decision made' : No
Contacted for Collection : No
Collection made : No
Decision of Application : Been 115 days still waiting

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Post by ukguyinlondon » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:09 pm

[Update] - almost after 3 months
Spouse settlement visa - for Wife and 2 kids

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 20th March 2017 VFS Bangalore
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 21st March 2017 (email) email stating application being prepared for assessment and that Supporting Docs should be sent to Sheffield

Supporting Docs sent to Sheffield from UK: 22nd March 2017

Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 23rd March 2017

Supporting Docs returned to UK sponsor (along with acknowledgement letter): 30th March 2017

Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): 21st June (alomost exactly 3 months from biometrics) - Received an email stating case not straightforward (no reason given)

Contacted with 'decision made':

Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:
Decision:
Visa approved date:

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Post by Ranaraj » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at : 23/03/2017 ( standard application- Ahmadabad
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 23/03/2017
Application under process at British High Commission on : 23/03/2017
Dox sent to Sheffield : 26/06/2017
Return dox : 03/04/2017
Contacted ukvi by mail 3 times but same reply no updates all d time.

Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable) : no
Did track inside UK visa application : 20/06/2017 showing decided
Contacted for Collection : 23/06/2017
Collection made : 23/06/2017
Decision of Application : approved 26/06 to 26/07

Keep faith on god u will get good response. Exactly 3 months time taken for decision. Thanks

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Post by Fat30 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:27 pm

Application online Submitted: 30/12/16
Documents submitted & bio-metrics enrolled & Passport submitted at : 12/01/2017 ( standard application- JAIPUR)
Application forwarded to Sheffield UK on : 13/01/2017
Original Documents sent to Sheffield : 27/01/2017
Return dox : 31/01/17
Hold email recieved : 07/03/17
Case not staright forward email: 10 minutes after hold email on 07/03/17
Contacted ukvi by mail 3 times but same reply no updates all d time.
Contacted Local MP by email: 21/06/17- no reply yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable) : yes on 23/06/17 by telephone, case escalated
Did track inside UK visa application :Application is 'In Active'
Contacted for Collection : No not yet
Collection made : No Not yet
Decision of Application : No not yet

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Post by BK JK » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 am

Application submit spouse visa (priority): 04/04/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Hyderabd, India: 19/04/2017
Application forwarded to UKVI on : 19/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 20/04/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :not yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - not yet
Interview done by UKVI: not yet
Contacted with 'decision made' : awaiting
Contacted for Collection : awaiting
Collection made : awaiting
Decision of Application : awaiting

The priority service was used but it has severely exceeded the 15days processing time. Contact with ukvi via agent only states application under consideration. Agent stating home office experiencing significant delays since end March 2017

47 working days for priority service and still awaiting

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Post by ANK16 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:02 pm

Application submit spouse visa (Standard): 22/03/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Mumbai, India: 30/03/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 03/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 04/04/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : 06/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Tracker Status (https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visastatus)
: "Decision Made" updated on 25/06/ 2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : awaiting

It says within 10 working days from time of "Decision Made" Status, we will contacted to collect the Passport. Fingers crossed, will update accordingly!

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Post by unitedkingdom12 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:14 am

[quote="unitedkingdom12"]Application submit (Normal): 23/12/2016
Biometrics enrolled at VFS New Delhi: 29/12/2016
Application forwarded to UKVI on : 29.12.2016
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 20/01/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :not yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): 24/02/2017
UKVI Case not straight forward email : 08/03/2017
Status check 20/03/2017: Application under process.
Status check 29/03/2017: found that a decision on your application has been
delayed whilst further enquiries are being conducted.
Status check 11/04/2017: there is no update
Applicant called to UKVI 13/04/2017: they told me a about case escalated after that they reply me your case is escalated
Interview done by UKVI on 01/05/2017: interview done by video calling at VFS new delhi.
Status check 05/05/2017: `it is yet to be assessed by an entry clearance officer`
email received from UKVI on 12.06.2017: Hold email and exact same case is not straightforward
Status check 23/05/2017: Awaiting decision and escalated the case still no reply
Status check email 29.06.2017: Awaiting decision
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

Tracker Status regularly (https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visa status)
If it says ref number not recognized and they tole me awaiting decision.

26 working week pass...still waiting I don't know whats going on ??

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Post by ANK16 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:02 pm

ANK16 wrote:Application submit spouse visa (Standard): 22/03/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Mumbai, India: 30/03/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 03/04/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 04/04/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : 06/04/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Tracker Status (https://contact-ukvi.homeoffice.gov.uk/ ... visastatus)
: "Decision Made" updated on 25/06/ 2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : awaiting

It says within 10 working days from time of "Decision Made" Status, we will contacted to collect the Passport. Fingers crossed, will update accordingly!
Email received for collection of passport: 28/ 06/ 2017 @VFS Mumbai (BKC)
Decision: Approved from 03/07/2017 to 02/08/ 2017 vignette and valid for 3 years

Without deviating from the pattern of the topic, want to ever so briefly put across two points:
1) You should be getting your visa from 3 calendar months since you get the "Your online application has been received in Sheffield, UK. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer" email. Mine was 03/04 and Visa is valid from 03/07. Anytime within a week before that date (i.e 03/07 in my case) expect an update on the tracker. Until then don't panic. :)

2) Those who read this forum passively, please update your timelines too. It makes it easier for everyone to decipher patterns in timelines & delays. Consider it your good karma. :roll: I owe this forum and the mods a lot, thank you and good luck everyone! :lol:

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Post by Neepa » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Settlement visa (Priority):
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Mumbai, India: 02/05/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 04/05/2017
(All Documents scanned at Visa Application Center MUMBAI so no need to sent documents to Sheffield UK)
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : 27/06/2017 and got reply the same day that your application awaiting a decision which is the last stage before a decision can be made.
Contacted with 'decision made' : awaiting

Please update here if anyone with the same case.
Thank you :)

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Post by ukbkjha2017 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:45 pm

Settlement visa (Priority):
Online Application : 22/04/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Kolkata, India: 02/05/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 03/05/2017
Document sent to UKVI Sheffield on : 03/05/2017
Document Received from UKVI Sheffield on : 05/05/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : NO response
Calls for status enquiry, multiple times : response = Awaiting decision
Contacted with 'decision made' : NO

Its been more than 40 working days in priority but yet no response.. Update anyone with same status and help

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Post by Jk16 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:14 am

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 2/6/2017standard application 
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Jalandhar, India: 13/6/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 19/6/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : Sponsor contacted by UKVI:
Interview done by UKVI:
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application : 

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Post by Neepa » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:50 pm

Neepa wrote:Settlement visa (Priority):
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Mumbai, India: 02/05/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 04/05/2017
(All Documents scanned at Visa Application Center MUMBAI so no need to courier documents to Sheffield UK)
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : 27/06/2017 and got reply the same day that your application awaiting a decision which is the last stage before a decision can be made.
Contacted with 'decision made' : awaiting

Please update here with the same case.
Thank you :)

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