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Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ATK2017 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:37 pm

Settlement Visa (Wife)

Application submit spouse visa (Online) : 16/05/2017 (Priority)
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Colombo, Sri lanka: 26/05/2017
Online application confirmation by UKVI : 31/05/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : 02/06/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on :07/05/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI :No
Recieved a mail from UKVI: Not Straightforward- 16/08/2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : Awaiting
Decision of Application : Awaiting

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Post by Jotkaur » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm

Spouse visa (settlement)
Submission office Vfs Chandigarh (non priority)
Biometrics - 3rd may 2017
Online confirmation -8th May 2017
Documents recieved at Sheffield - 11th May
Sponsor contacted - No
Interview -No
No further email so far from them
Contacted call centre 3-4 times . Generic responses awaiting decision .
Received email from Sheffield on 27 August saying sorry they were not able to process my application due to busy times will contact me as soon as they have made decision .

Called for collection - awaiting

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Post by ixy7799 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:04 pm

Update!

1/9/2017 . Contacted by mp stating decisions will be made soon.

8/9/2017 : my fiancé received email that passport ready to collect

14/09/2017: passport collected . Visa granted.
No email received by me to state decision has been made.

Online tracker still shows reference number not recognised.

All the best to those waiting
ixy7799 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:38 am
ixy7799 wrote:Applied for a settlement visa for my fiance.

date of biometrics at new delhi: 01/05/2017
received confirmation of application on 09/5/2017 stating application is being prepared to be looked at by entry clearance officer.

Supporting documents received by sheffield on 22/5/2017.
Documents returned by sheffiled and received on 24/05/2017.

Today marks 60 days and i have still not heard... any advice would be appreciated :)
UPDATE:

Contacted ukvi and told still awaiting decision: 26th july 2017 (60th day after biometric)
Lawyer got local MP involved: 31st july 2017

Still awaiting outcome. Online tracker shows GWF number still not recognised

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Post by aditya1640 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm

status of wife: British citizen
Refused before: yes, once
Application submitted(husband) (priority): 10/06/2017
Biometrics enrolled and documents supporting documents scanned at VFS New Delhi: 13/06/2017
Application forwarded to UKVI on 13/06/2017: SMS received from VFS
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): no
emailed for Status check few times: "Application is yet to be decided" and eventually stopped replying
wife sent contacted local MP meanwhile: no response yet
contacted by UKVI: 11/09/2017
Email from UKVI email enquiry 11/09/2017: The status of your visa application has been recently decided.
We cannot discuss the outcome of your application online or by telephone. You should receive written details of your application within 10 working days
Contacted for Collection: not yet
Collection made: not yet

Still waiting for my document to arrive or any intimation from VFS.
Good Luck Everyone :)

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Post by GGG007 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:25 pm

Settlement visa (Priority)
online application: 26/06/2017
IHS Payment made: 27/06/2017
Biometrics submitted at VFS Delhi: 04/07/2017
Online Application received at Sheffield email received: 07/07/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on 04/07/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on 19/08/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: NO
Interview was done by UKVI:
Contacted with 'decision made : 'Called so many times regarding the status and received the default answer "waiting for the decision". After many times call and email FINALY ON 22/09/2017 RECEIVED txt message from VFS to colect your Document
Contacted for Collection: 22/09/2017
Collection made: 22/09/2017
Decision of Application: FINALY ALLAHUMDULLILLAH VISA BEEN GRANTED DATE OF VISA 27/09/2017 TIL 27/10/17 AFTER 68 DAYS

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Post by nagakosuri1980 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:28 pm

Settlement visa (Priority)
Bio metrics & application submitted at VFS Hyderabad : 08 SEP 2017 (Friday)
Online Application received at Sheffield email received: 11 Sep 2017 (Monday)
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on 11 Sep 2017 (Monday)
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on 15th Sep 2017 (Friday)
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: ----------
Interview was done by UKVI: ---------
Contacted with 'decision made : ----------
Contacted for Collection:----------
Collection made: ----------
Decision of Application: ----------

still waiting

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Post by Richa12 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:41 pm

Online application submitted 12th July 2017
Delhi VFS global Priority visa

Biometric print and
documents submitted 18th July 2017

Call to Sheffield 10th August 2017

A call from VFS Delhi
Received documents back 11th August 2017

Call and mail to Sheffield
for update 30th August 2017
No update
No email update

Call to Sheffield for update 7th September 2017
Reply from UK side
Application are escalated

Call to Sheffield for latest 12th September
Reply was it can take fifteen
Days and they will send you mail
Or contact you.


Call to Sheffield for update and 27th September
After fifteen days
Reply was that there are too
many applications, and it may
take five more days
Call after that

Decision made

Collection made or
call from VFS

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Post by Jotkaur » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:53 pm

Spouse visa
Vfs Chandigarh
Biometrics - 3rd May 2017
Online app received in Sheffield - 8th May 2017
Documents reached Sheffield -11th May 2017
Interview - no
Sponsor contacted - no
Email received on Aug 27th that sorry for the delay due to busiest period. Will contact once a decision is made .
Involved Mp
Request for additional documents on 20th sept 2017
Generic email received 25th sept saying case will be decided till 3rd October etc etc .
Case decided - 26th sept 2017 , found out after calling the contact center
Called for collection - 29th sept 2017
Passport collected - 29th sept 2017
Visa granted .

May waheguru bless everyone whose waiting . It's a tough phase but hang in there . They are clearing files now after the question was raised in the parliament regarding visa delays .

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Post by TA725 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:40 am

Visa type : spouse non priority Nigeria ikeja 

Biometric: 29th June 2017
Document sent to Sheffield: 7th July 2017
Sponsor contacted: N/A
Email visa is processed from ukvi: Sept 21 2017
Email visa is processed tls contact : Sept 22 2017
Email ready for collection : Sept 22 2017
Documents sent back to sponsor :Sept 22 2017
Passport pick up : Sept 25 2017
Decision made : Sept 19th 2017
Visa granted Thank Jesus

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Post by LilyY » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:20 am

UPDATE -

Settlement visa (Standard):
Online Application : 23/05/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Chennai, India: 25/05/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 22/06/2017
Document sent to UKVI Sheffield on : 01/06/2017
Document Received from UKVI Sheffield on : NOT YET
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : A couple of times after our 12 weeks were up.
Telephone enquiry for status update: Our case was escalated twice.
Contacted with 'decision made' : 03/10/17 - SMS sent to applicant and email sent to sponsor in the UK.
Collection Made: Passports delivered to applicant's residence on 04/10/17.
Decision of Application: Visa approved. One month vignette visa granted.

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Post by Richa12 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 am

[quote=Richa12 post_id=1541184 time=1506523310 user_id=178093]
Online application submitted 12th July 2017
Delhi VFS global Priority visa

Biometric print and
documents submitted 18th July 2017

Call to Sheffield 10th August 2017

A call from VFS Delhi
Received documents back 11th August 2017

Call and mail to Sheffield
for update 30th August 2017
No update
No email update

Call to Sheffield for update 7th September 2017
Reply from UK side
Application are escalated

Call to Sheffield for latest 12th September
Reply was it can take fifteen
Days and they will send you mail
Or contact you.


Call to Sheffield for update and 27th September
After fifteen days
Reply was that there are too
many applications, and it may
take five more days
Call after that

Again sponsor received a call 3rd Oct 2017
Enquiry about financial status
Through MP

Call, message and mail 4th Oct 2017
From VFS
Collect your passport


Decision made : No
A letter received - right to appeal regarding few pending documents

Collection made or 4th Oct 2017
call from VFS


Again Applicant have to submit some more documents.

Documents need to submit to VFS :

Passport need to submit :

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Post by aditya1640 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:52 am

aditya1640 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm
status of wife: British citizen
Refused before: yes, once
Application submitted(husband) (priority): 10/06/2017
Biometrics enrolled and documents supporting documents scanned at VFS New Delhi: 13/06/2017
Application forwarded to UKVI on 13/06/2017: SMS received from VFS
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): no
emailed for Status check few times: "Application is yet to be decided" and eventually stopped replying
wife sent contacted local MP meanwhile: no response yet
contacted by UKVI: 11/09/2017
Email from UKVI email enquiry 11/09/2017: The status of your visa application has been recently decided.
We cannot discuss the outcome of your application online or by telephone. You should receive written details of your application within 10 working days
Contacted for Collection: Received an sms saying”The processed visa application for GWFxxxxxxxxx will be delivered to the chosen address.” On 03/10/2017
Collection made: deliverred at my address on 04/10/2017 with and accepted visa stamp.


It took quite a long time but it did get accepted .
Good Luck Everyone :)

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Post by Harman Sandhu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:51 am

Settlement visa (Priority) online application: 04/05/2017
IHS Payment made: 04/05/2017
Biometrics submitted at VFS Jalandhar: 09/05/2017
Online Application received at Sheffield mail received: 10/05/2017
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on: 16/05/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on: 23/05/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: no
Interview done by UKVI: no
Emailed for status update numerous - each time informed "awaiting approval/decision"
Case escalated via telephone on 27/07/2017
Chased on escalation via telephone on 14/08/2017 - informed that case will be further escalated if no response received after 15 w/days completes and to call back then.
UKVI contact and inform error case was placed in Standard q and not priority on 27/08/2017
UKVI contact and inform case to be looked at before 31/10/2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : 03/10/2017
Contacted for Collection : 04/10/2017
Visa granted for 30 days from 06/10/2017.

I hope all those still waiting get their visas soon

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Post by irf123 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to provide the timings which will enable everyone to have an idea.
Settlement visa (standard) online application: 23/06/2017
Biometrics submitted at VFS Jalandhar: 26/06/2017
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on: 23/05/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: no
Interview done by UKVI: no
Emailed for status update numerous - each time informed "awaiting approval/decision"
Case escalated via telephone on 19/09/2017
informed that case will be further escalated if no response received after 15 w/days completes and to call back then.
Emailed may times
UKVI contact and inform case to be looked at before 31/10/2017
Again contacted via Email: Reply came as case has been closed on (3/Oct/2017)
Again contacted via Telephone: They say still Awaiting decision on (5/Oct/2017)
Not sure which one should I trust.
Contacted with 'decision made' : No
Contacted for Collection : No

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Post by ranji82 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:51 pm

ranji82 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:02 pm
ranji82 wrote:Settlement Visa for Wife and kid

Application submitted standard(Online) : 20/04/17
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Hyderabad, India: 24/04/17
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield (online) on: 03/05/17
Supporting documents acknowledged by Sheffield on : 10/05/17
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on: 10/05/17
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Contacted with 'decision made' : NOT YET
Contacted for Collection : NOT YET
Collection made : NOT YET

Thanks
UPDATE:

Settlement Visa for Wife and kid

Application submitted standard(Online) : 20/04/17
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Hyderabad, India: 24/04/17
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield (online) on: 03/05/17
Supporting documents acknowledged by Sheffield on : 10/05/17
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on: 10/05/17
Received email, saying application is not straight forward case : 07/08/2017
Received an email asking to pay IHS fess for my child : 07/08/2017
IHS paid and sent an email to them with IHS reference numbers : 07/08/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Contacted with 'decision made' : NOT YET
Contacted for Collection : NOT YET
Collection made : NOT YET


Thanks
UPDATE:

Settlement Visa for Wife and kid

Application submitted standard(Online) : 20/04/17
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Hyderabad, India: 24/04/17
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield (online) on: 03/05/17
Supporting documents acknowledged by Sheffield on : 10/05/17
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on: 10/05/17
Received email, saying application is not straight forward case : 07/08/2017
Received an email asking to pay IHS fess for my child : 07/08/2017
IHS paid and sent an email to them with IHS reference numbers : 07/08/2017
Received email, saying due to busy times we are planning to make a decision by 31st October : 02/09/2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : 04/10/2017
Contacted for Collection : 04/10/2017
Collection made : 05/10/2017

Finally Visa Granted .. All the very best for waiting ...

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Post by CR001 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:50 am

@ Richa12 - this topic is for TIMELINE ONLY posts. Kindle do not post questions of any kind in this topic.
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Post by sha_189 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:14 am

UPDATE
Settlement visa (Standard):
Online Application : 08/07/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Delhi, India: 14/07/2017
Document (originals and photocopies) delivered at UKVI Sheffield on : 19/07/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on : 08/08/2017
Document (originals) delivered back at sponsors address from UKVI Sheffield on : 19/08/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - No
Interview done by UKVI: No
Emailed for status enquiry : No
Contacted with 'decision made' : 05/10/2017 (On 59th day from biometrics)
Contacted for collection: 05/10/2017
Collection Made: 06/10/2017
Decision of Application: Successful ! :D (valid from 11/10/2017)
All the best to other Applicants :)

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Post by subins » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:46 pm

Settlement visa (Priority ):
Online Application: 19/07/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS Cochin, India: 24/07/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on: 24/07/2017
Document sent to UKVI Sheffield on: 27/09/2017 (VFS staff said no need to send documents as its scanned already. The requirement is that the sponsor needs to send all originals directly to Sheffield. So they send me an email asking for originals to be sent.)
Document Received from UKVI Sheffield on : Not Yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : Multiple emails, all with the same default response ("I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.")
Contacted with 'decision made' : NO
Passport Delivered: 06/10/17
Decision of Application: Approved
Visa start date: 03/10/17
No. Of working days: 53 days

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Post by Vikas17 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:51 am

Settlement visa (Standard ):
Online Application: 15/07/2017
Biometrics enrolled at VFS chandigarh India: 19/07/2017
Application acknowledgement by UKVI on: 14/08/2017
Document sent to UKVI Sheffield on: 25/07/2017
Document Received from UKVI Sheffield on : Not Yet
Sponsor contacted by UKVI - NO
Interview done by UKVI: NO
Emailed for status enquiry : Multiple emails, all with the same default response ("I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.")
Contacted with 'decision made' : NO
Passport Delivered: 07/10/17
Decision of Application: Approved
Visa start date: 11/10/17
No. Of working days: 55 days


Best of luck to everyone who are waiting for their visa. This blog helped me a lot for applying visa or to understanding the processing time.
What I have figured out if you don’t receive email saying case not straight forward you will get your visa in 60 working days.
Rest these all are assumptions.
But they actly started process to give response fast.

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Post by ukguyinlondon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:26 pm

[Update - Approval] - almost after 6 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 (almost exactly 3 months from biometrics) - Received an email stating case not straightforward (no reason given)

Email requesting IHS Fees for Kids: 10th July 2017 – Fees paid next day

Contacts with UKVI: several times with generic status updates and also the 31st Oct email
Contacted with 'decision made': 4th OCT 2017 (Wed)

Delivered: 5th Oct 2017 (Thu)

Decision: Successful
Visa approved date: 9th Oct to 8th Nov 2017
Big thanks to all admins and others as it has been a big support throughout this 6 month journey.

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