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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ibhatia1 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:55 am

(UK Settlement/Spouse Visa)

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at : 26.08.2016 New Delhi
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 26.08.2016
Application under process at British High Commission on : 29.09.2016
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable) : N/A
Decision made: 23.09.2016
Contacted with 'decision made' : 26.09.2016
Contacted for Collection : 26.09.2016
Collection made : 26.09.2016
Decision of Application : Visa Approved

Total Processing Days (VFS New Delhi) : 20 Days

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:20 pm

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.

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

3. Most members who contribute to this thread will already have other recent queries or threads on the forum, i.e. 'Spouse Visa - Please Advise' etc. If you need to ask a member something specific about their application, click on their name, search for their most recent NON timeline post and ask the question there. You are of course free to use the PM function for this too if you choose.

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

5. No posting of personal contact details, please see Forum Terms & Conditions (click), particularly point 5.

6. The Format for posting your timeline is below.

7. This topic/thread will be monitored daily.
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by baji15 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Online application submitted: 20.08.2016
Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at/on: 30.08.2016, Chennai VFS
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 01.09.2016
Application under process at British High Commission on : waiting
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
SMS from VFS saying processed application ready for delivery: waiting
passport received: waiting..

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by baji15 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:05 pm

Update : Received SMS from VFS.
baji15 wrote:Online application submitted: 20.08.2016
Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at/on: 30.08.2016, Chennai VFS
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 01.09.2016
Application under process at British High Commission on : waiting
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
SMS from VFS saying processed application ready for delivery: 24-10-2016
passport received: waiting..

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by baji15 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:59 am

Update :

Online application submitted: 20.08.2016
Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at/on: 30.08.2016, Chennai VFS
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 01.09.2016 [ Email received ]
Application under process at British High Commission on : NO
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
SMS from VFS saying processed application ready for delivery: 24-10-2016
passport received: 25-10-2016

Initital Visa granted for 30 days

All the best and good luck for all who are waiting...

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by msba » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:14 pm

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application
Husband - British, wife - Indian

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at : 30.11.2016 VFS Pune
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 30.11.2016
Application under process at British High Commission on : not known
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable) : N/A
Decision made: 03.01.2017
Contacted with 'decision made' : 03.01.2017
Contacted for Collection : 04.01.2017
Collection made : 09.01.2017. VFS Pune - in person. Staff is very helpful
Decision of Application : Visa Approved. 30 day entry visa granted

Total Processing Days (New Delhi) : 20 working days (excluding hols)

Comments: Good job by BHC New Delhi considering the December holiday season

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Rubidium00 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:05 pm

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 28.12.2016 VFS Cochin
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 05.01.2017 (email)
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 05.01.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:
Decision made:

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Post by rr2017 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:23 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 23.01.2017 VFS Hyderabad
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 25.01.2017 (email)
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 25.01.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:
Decision made:

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by kchakravarthi » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:44 pm

Online application submitted on Priority: 11.02.2017
Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at/on: 15.02.2017, New Delhi VFS
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 16.02.2017
Applicant contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Yes
email from BHC: saying decision been made-dated 20.06.2016
passport received: 21.02.2017
Decision of Application: Visa Granted and stamped for 30 days :-)

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Post by acbh » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:01 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 09.12.2016 VFS Chennai
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: Documents immediately uploaded to UKVI by VFS on 09.12.2016
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 12.12.2016 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): No
Decision made: Yes (not informed to me via email - but got to know when I sent a query through UKVI page)
Contacted with 'decision made': No
Contacted for Collection: Called by VFS Chennai on 24.02.2017
Collection made: 24.02.2017
Decision made: Visa stamped for 30 days

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Rubidium00 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:27 pm

UPDATE
Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 28.12.2016 VFS Cochin
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 05.01.2017 (email)
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 05.01.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
Contacted with 'decision made': No contact from Sheffield, VFS called about collection of passport
Contacted for Collection: 15.03.17
Collection made: 15.03.17
Decision: Approved, stamped for 30 days!
Visa approved date: 13.03.17

Total 53 days from biometric enrolment. Good luck to all those waiting! Praying for you all.

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Post by sidney2528 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:22 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 01.02.2017 VFS Mumbai
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: Documents immediately uploaded to UKVI by VFS on 01.02.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 03.02.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

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Post by ntango17 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:58 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 05.01.2017 VFS Ahmedabad
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 05.01.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 09.01.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

Still waiting for an outcome... 56 working days already!!

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Post by London_calling » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:30 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 09.01.2017 VFS Mumbai (Non-priority)
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 10.01.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 10.01.2017 email stating application being prepared for assessment.
Documents received by Sheffield Office for verification: 18.01.2017
Documents returned after verification: 19.01.2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

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Post by uk_settle » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled on: 19.01.2017 VFS Mumbai (non priority)
Application being prepared for ECO in Sheffield: 10.02.2017 (email update from sheffield and it was a shock as we thought VFS had scanned it and there was no need to send the documents as rule was for application after 30.01.2017..anyway sent the documents to sheffield and was received on 16.02.2017, luckily just a day before 20 working days!)
Application update: contacted ukvi from inside and outside uk on 3 occasions. on 21.03.2017 status update was told application is processed and decision made
Contacted with 'decision made': VFS called for collection of passport on 22.03.2017
Collection made: 23.03.17
Decision: Approved, with decision letter dated 19.03.2017 and visa stamped from 26.03.2017 to 26.04.2017


Processing time: 45 days. All the best, keep faith for all the genuine and honest applications!!

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by CR001 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:38 pm

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.

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

3. Most members who contribute to this thread will already have other recent queries or threads on the forum, i.e. 'Spouse Visa - Please Advise' etc. If you need to ask a member something specific about their application, click on their name, search for their most recent NON timeline post and ask the question there. You are of course free to use the PM function for this too if you choose.

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

5. No posting of personal contact details, please see Forum Terms & Conditions (click), particularly point 5.

6. The Format for posting your timeline is below.

7. This topic/thread will be monitored daily.
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ukguyinlondon » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:01 am

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

Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO

Contacted with 'decision made':

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

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Post by Onkarsingh1991 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:33 am

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 23/02/2017 VFS Gurgaon(priority)
Supporting Document forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 01/03/2017
Documents returned after verification: 02/03/2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: email stating application is yet to be assessed by an ECO 24/03/2017
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:


Paid £450 extra and 1 month later they have not even looked at our application

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Post by skp80 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:30 pm

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 27.01.17 at VFS Jalandhar
Supporting Document forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 09.02.17
Documents returned after verification: 13.02.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD:
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

Decision: Approved, stamped for 30 days (P.S no collection needed to be made, new process seems that passport is delivered to home address)

Date of visa approval: 24.03.17

In total, 56 days from biometric enrolment.

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Neosprin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:48 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 15.03.17 at VFS Mumbai North
Supporting Docs sent to Sheffield from UK: 15.03.2017
Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 16.03.17
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): TBC
Emailed UKVI for status: 27.03.2017
Decision made: TBC
Contacted with 'decision made': TBC
Contacted for Collection: Not yet
Collection made: Not yet
Decision: Not yet
Date of visa approval:

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