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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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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ukguyinlondon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:47 am

[Update] - 10 days after submission
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):

Contacted with 'decision made':

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

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by rohit809 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:05 pm

I am self Employed as Joint Director of Limited Company.

Online application submitted on Priority: 07.03.2017
Application & biometrics enrolled at/on: 16.03.2017, New Delhi VFS
Email Received from Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Documents Sent to Sheffield on : 23.03.2017
Applicant contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Still Waiting
email from BHC:
passport received:
Decision of Application:

Applied as Priority case from New Delhi for my wife. Still waiting for any communication.

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Post by London_calling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:59 pm

London_calling wrote: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): No
Decision made: 27/03/2017
Contacted with 'decision made': 29/03/2017
Contacted for Collection: Delivered on 31March 2017
Collection made:
It took complete 12 working weeks (a day less) to get the visa delivered! All the very best to those who are waiting....

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Post by unitedkingdom12 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:49 am

Hi

Application submitted(wife) (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 06/04/2017: No reply yet.

Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

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Post by sidney2528 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:47 am

UPDATE

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): NO
Decision made: 4th April 2017
Contacted with 'decision made': No ( Subscribed for both email and SMS notification but none have arrived)
Contacted for Collection: NA
Collection made: Recieved on 4th April 2017

Entry Validity: 11/4/17-11/05/17

45 days from date of biometrics.

So happy and relieved :D. All the best to the other members and all who are applying. Will say a prayer for you as well many more prayers giving thanks :D

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Post by unitedkingdom12 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:02 pm

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 mail from UKVI on 16/04/2017: Applicant interview by video calling at VFS new delhi and spouse ( Husband in uk ) interview by phone at same time..
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

Please anyone help me for interview..

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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:07 pm

unitedkingdom12 wrote: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 mail from UKVI on 16/04/2017: Applicant interview by video calling at VFS new delhi and spouse ( Husband in uk ) interview by phone at same time..
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

Please anyone help me for interview.. Not in this thread. TIMELINE only :!:
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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by vsab101 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:22 am

Spouse Settlement Visa - Entry clearance/Initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 06/01/17 at VFS Ahmedabad
Supporting Docs sent to Sheffield from UK: 06/01/2017
Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 09/01/2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 09/01/17
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): TBC
Emailed UKVI for status: 31/03/2017 - The processing of your application has not been straightforward.
Called UKVI for status: 18/04/2017 - I was told to be patient and that the visa application is still being reviewed.
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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Re: Settlement Visa Applications - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Neosprin » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:11 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
Address provided by VAC-VFS Mumbai North-
Sheffield Visa Section
PO Box 5852
Sheffield
S11 0FX
Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 16.03.17
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): Not yet
Emailed UKVI for status: 27.03.2017
Status on 28.03.2017: Email received stating that decision on your application has been
delayed whilst further enquiries are being conducted.
Email received on 06.04.2017 stating: We are in receipt of your UK Visa Application however we are yet to receive your UK sponsor supporting documentation. Without these documents we are unable to make a full consideration of your application. Can you please ensure that your UK sponsor submits the documentation to the below address within 10 working days of this email.
Sheffield Visa Section
PO Box 3468
Sheffield
S3 8WA
Note that this address is different than the one given by VAC- VFS Mumbai North
Contacted UKVI on phone on 07.04.2017: To check why there is a different address mentioned. The representative took down the details to track down the documents and asked us to call back in 5 working days to check if the documents have been received by them. He was also told to escalate the matter for the difference in the address leading to this delay. He also provided us with a contact ID.
Contacted UKVI on phone on 18.04.2017: To check if the documents have been tracked and in process. To our shock there was no escalation and no documents tracked. We explained the situation and now escalated through email on the UKVI website. Both me and my husband emailed to track the documents and check if the documents are received and in process.
Email received on 18.04.2017 stating: Please note that your case has already been escalated and we are still waiting for a reply.
Decision made: Not yet
Contacted with 'decision made': Not yet
Contacted for Collection: Not yet
Collection made: Not yet
Decision: Not yet
Date of visa approval:

Is there anyone in a similar situation?

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Post by unitedkingdom12 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:53 am

Application submitted(wife) (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 06/04/2017: No reply yet.

Email from UKVI 13/04/2017: With the information you have provided, we have now escalated this case to
the relevant department who will investigate your case and will be back in
contact as soon as possible.Thank you for your patience.

Email from UKVI sheffield 16/04/2017: For interview..my interview at vfs new delhi on 01/05/2017 by video conference and at the same time my husband interview via phone.

Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

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Post by CR001 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:09 am

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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Post by aimu123 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:20 am

UPDATE

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/priority application

Priority

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 29/03/2017
Application forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 30/032017
Email received from Sheffield 31/03/2017 Your online application has been received in Sheffield, UK. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.

Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
Decision made: No
Contacted with email form : not yet processed by entry clearance offer
Contacted again reply saying yet to be processed by entry clearance office
Contacted for Collection: NA
Collection made:

So far no decision yet even my supporting documents not back yet
Anyone have experience like this pls reply
Thanks

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Post by rohit809 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:26 pm

I am self Employed as Joint Director of Limited Company.

Online application submitted on Priority: 07.03.2017
Application & biometrics enrolled at/on: 16.03.2017, New Delhi VFS
Email Received from Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Supporting Documents Sent to Sheffield on : 23.03.2017
Supporting Documents received in Sheffield: 28.03.2017
Email sent to know status on 04.04.2017: Application is currently in progress. Your visa application centre or the entry clearance officer will contact you once a decision has been made or, if necessary, during the consideration of your application.
Supporting Documents received back: 19.03.2017
Email sent again for status on 24.04.2017: Application is yet to be assessed by an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO). Your visa application centre or the entry clearance officer (ECO) will contact you once a decision has been made or, if necessary,during the consideration of your application.
Applicant contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
email from BHC:
passport received:
Decision of Application:

Applied as Priority case from New Delhi for my wife.
Application was under progress on 04.04.2017 and yesterday's(25.04.2017) reply said application is yet to be assessed by an ECO.
How can it is possible it was in progress before and now its yet to be assessed ???

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Post by panjaabee » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:36 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 01.03.2017 VFS Jalandhar

Application Received at Sheffield 02.03.2017,Application is made ready to looked by Entry clearence Officer
,Supporting Documents forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 08.03.2017
Documents Returned by Sheffield 13-03-2017 ,with letter generic one documents have been copied.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Decision made:
Contacted with 'decision made':
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

Nearly 9 weeks gone No Contact made by UKVI

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Post by Ranaraj » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:47 pm

SETTLEMENT VISA APPLICATIONS - INDIA TIMELINES ONLY
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Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 23.03.2017 VFS Ahmadabad

Application Received at Sheffield 23.03.2017,Application is made ready to looked by Entry clearence Officer
,Supporting Documents forwarded to SHEFFIELD on: 29.03.2017
Documents Returned by Sheffield 03-04-2017 ,with letter generic one documents have been copied.
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): no
Decision made: waiting
Contacted with 'decision made': waiting
Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made: waiting

Nearly 24 working days No Contact made by UKVI

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Post by kalyanihomkar » Tue May 02, 2017 4:27 am

Spouse settlement visa - entry clearance/initial application non-priority (Standard)

Spouse: UK Permanent Resident, Wife: Indian

Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at: 15.03.17 at VFS Ahmedabad
Supporting Docs sent to Sheffield from India: 15.03.2017
Supporting Docs reached Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Application under process at SHEFFIELD: 16.03.17 (received email)
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): not yet
Emailed UKVI for status: 27.03.2017, 4.04.2017, 11.04.2017, 25.04.2017 (answers: in process, delayed, in process, yet to be attended respectively)
Decision made: TBC
Contacted with 'decision made': TBC
Contacted for Collection: Not yet
Collection made: Not yet
Decision: Not yet
Date of visa approval: no information

Any body with same status or can help? 31 working days done today.

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Post by rohit809 » Wed May 03, 2017 6:35 pm

I am self Employed as Joint Director of Limited Company.

Online application submitted on Priority: 07.03.2017
Application & biometrics enrolled at/on: 16.03.2017, New Delhi VFS
Email Received from Sheffield: 17.03.2017
Supporting Documents Sent to Sheffield on : 23.03.2017
Supporting Documents received in Sheffield: 28.03.2017
Email sent to know status on 04.04.2017: Application is currently in progress. Your visa application centre or the entry clearance officer will contact you once a decision has been made or, if necessary, during the consideration of your application.
Supporting Documents received back: 19.03.2017
Email sent again for status on 24.04.2017: Application is yet to be assessed by an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO). Your visa application centre or the entry clearance officer (ECO) will contact you once a decision has been made or, if necessary,during the consideration of your application.
Applicant contacted by UKVI (if applicable): No
Text Message from BHC: 03/05/2017
passport received: 03/05/2017
Decision of Application:Decision was made on 28.04.2017. Visa Granted from 05/05/2017 to 04/06/2017

Applied as Priority case from New Delhi for my wife.
It took total 31 working days from Biometric in New Delhi on 16.03.2017.

Good Luck to all others.

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Post by unitedkingdom12 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:43 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 mail from UKVI on 16/04/2017: Applicant interview by video calling at VFS new delhi and spouse ( Husband in uk ) interview by phone at same time..
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :

My interview done on 1st may and my husband interview is also done same day...they asked only general question.

Any one have idea how much tym to take after interview

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Post by Pklaire » Fri May 05, 2017 8:52 am

Online application submitted: 07/02/2017
Application and documents submitted & biometrics enrolled at/on: 16/02/2017, Jalandhar VFS
Application forwarded to British High Commission on : 17/02/2017
Documents sent to Sheffield : 23/02/2017
Documents returned from Sheffield : NO
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO

Still waiting for a response, will be full 12 weeks on the 11th May. :roll:

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