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Thelugi
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Thelugi » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:19 am

Thelugi wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:51 am
Thelugi wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:28 pm
Thelugi wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:44 am
Thelugi wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:12 pm
* Applied from: Pune, India.
* Type of visa applied for: Fiancé visa (Settlement - Marriage).
* Priority/Standard: Standard.
*Date application paid and submitted: Online 19th July 2018.
* Date biometrics taken: 23rd July 2018.
* Date SMS received from VFS: 23rd July 2018.
* Application forwarded to UKVI: 23rd July 2018.
* Date documentation was sent to Sheffield UKVI: 31st July 2018
* Date documentation received by Sheffield UKVI: 1st August 2018
* Confirmation email of application receipt from UKVI: 28th August 2018
* Projected timeline given: 12 weeks
* Date documentation was received back: 6th September 2018
* Called UKVI for update: 10th October 2018 (afternoon)
* Case not straight forward email: 10th October 2018 (evening)
* 1st Escalation via phone: 16th October 2018
- UKVI vague email response: 1st November 2018
* 2nd Escalation via phone: 6th November 2018
-UKVI vague email response: 13th November 2018
* Sent letter to MP: 23rd November 2018
- Response from MP assistant: 30th November 2018
* 3rd Escalation via phone: 11th December 2018
- UKVI vague email response: 21st November 2018
* 4th Escalation via phone: 9th January 2019
* SMS and email from VFS: 14th January 2019
* Called UKVI to confirm if decision made: 14th January 2019 (Yes)
* Decision Email from UKVI: N/A.
* Passport Delivery Date: 15th January 2019
* Vignette: 15th January 2019

Total time for decision – 121 working days from date of Biometrics

Justlorde
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Justlorde » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:35 am

Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, Mumbai, India
Online Application Submitted : October 2019
Bio-metrics taken: 28 Nov 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 28 Nov 2018 (via Bluedart Mumbai)
Documents received at Sheffield: 30 Nov 2018
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: None
Documents returned: 12 Dec 2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24 Dec 2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI : No
Case not straightforward email - N/A
Decision made email from UKVI: N/A
VFS Text for passport collection: 14th January 2019 (30 working days)
Passport Collected: 22 Jan 2019

Lakki_T
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Lakki_T » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm

Lakki_T wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:17 am
Lakki_T wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Country applying from: VFS India Hyd
Type of visa applied for: Wife Settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-priority
Online Application Completed: 04 May 2018
Biometrics taken: 08 May 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield: 12 May 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 15 May 2018, checked through online tracking number.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Not yet
Documents returned:21st June 2018
Not straight forward: 30 July 2018
1st Escalation: 28th Aug 2018
2nd Escalation: 12th Sept 2018
3rd Escalation: 03rd Oct 2018
MP involved:4th Sept 2018 and repose revived on 3rd October by saying application is not straightforward and takes more time (generic email)
8th Escalation: 11th Jan 2019 - still waiting for decision :( :( :(

Decision made email from UKVI:? 22nd January 2019
Decision made text from VFS :? 21st January 2019
Passport collected: ? Yes - Visa granted

Thank you all for your support :D

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by kaydee2016 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:54 pm

kaydee2016 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Standard, New Delhi, India
Online Application Completed: 03/11/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 08/11/2018
--Documents sent from UK--
Documents sent to Sheffield: 14 Nov. 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 15.Nov.2018
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI:
Documents returned:
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 25.Nov.2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Case not straightforward email -
Decision made email from UKVI:
The processed visa application for GWFXXXXXXXXX will be delivered to the chosen address message received :
Updates below:
Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Standard, New Delhi, India
Online Application Completed: 03/11/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 08/11/2018
--Documents sent from UK--
Documents sent to Sheffield: 14 Nov. 2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 15.Nov.2018
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI:
Documents returned: 30.Nov.2018
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 25.Nov.2018
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Case not straightforward email -
Decision made email from UKVI:25.Jan.2019
The processed visa application for GWFXXXXXXXXX will be delivered to the chosen address message received : 25.Jan.2019
Passport with 30 days visa delivered at home in India on 27th Jan 2019. BRP to be collected 10 days after arrival in UK or 30 days from visa (Visa validity 31 Jan to 2nd Mar 19).
Thanks to all who helped and good luck to all who are all waiting. :) :D :D :D

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by vinayb96 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:47 pm

Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, Bangalore, India
Online Application Submitted : 04 December 2018
Bio-metrics taken: 31 Dec 2018
Documents sent to Sheffield:31 Dec 2018 by VFS
Documents received at Sheffield:N/A
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI:
Documents returned: 18 January 2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 25 January 2019
Sponsor contacted by UKVI : No
Case not straightforward email - N/A
Decision made email from UKVI: N/A
VFS Text for passport collection: 31st January 2019
Passport Couriered: 01st February 2019(24 working days from Biometrics)

30 day vignette visa

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by rgx1vt » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:17 am

Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement, CAT B, British citizen sponsor
Priority/Non-Priority: Priority, Chennai, India
Online Application Completed: 19/12/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 21/12/2018
Documents sent to Sheffield (from UK - Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm): 02/01/2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 03/01/2019
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: N/A
Documents returned (posted on): 11/01/2019
Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 24/01/2019
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Employer contacted by UKVI (if applicable): N/A
Case not straightforward email: N/A
Decision made email from UKVI: N/A
The processed visa application for GWFXXXXXXXXX will be delivered to the chosen address message received : N/A
Passport collection call from VFS : 31/01/2019
Collected from VFS : 31/01/2019
Status: Approved :)
Vigenette 30 days
Decision made as per letter : 28/01/2019
Time to decison: 23 WD
Time to passport receipt: 26 WD
This forum is a treasure trove of information. Thanks and goodluck to those waiting.

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by pkm5 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:23 pm

Type of visa applied for: Spouse settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority, Jalandhar India
Online Application Completed: 24/10/2018
Bio-metrics taken: 01/11/2018
--Documents sent from UK--
Documents sent to Sheffield: 06/11/2018
Documents received at Sheffield: 07/11/2018
Documents returned: Yes
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer": 13/12/18
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No
65 working days since Bio-Metrics and we are still waiting for a response :(

Bsis
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Bsis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Type of visa applied for: un-married settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority, Jalandhar India
Online Application Completed: 07/01/2019
Bio-metrics taken: 21/01/2019
--Documents sent from UK--
Documents sent to Sheffield: 21/01/2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 22/01/2019
Documents returned: Yes
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: No
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No

Bsis
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Bsis » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Bsis wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Type of visa applied for: un-married settlement
Priority/Non-Priority: Non-Priority, Jalandhar India
Online Application Completed: 07/01/2019
Bio-metrics taken: 21/01/2019
--Documents sent from UK--
Documents sent to Sheffield: 21/01/2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 22/01/2019
Documents returned: Yes
Acknowledgment Email from UKVI: Yes on 15/02/19
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): No
Case not straightforward email: No
Decision made email from UKVI: No

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