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Settlement visa timeline for Bangladeshi applicant

Post by Ronson » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:23 am

Hi guys,

My wife has been granted the UK Settlement visa. She applied from Bangladesh. Below is the via timeline:
  • Visa type : Settlement (spouse)
  • Application online: 27th March 2019 non-priority (Bangladesh)
  • Bio appointment: 30th March 2019
  • Location : VFS Global, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Supporting documents sent to : International Operations and Visas, 6 Millsands, Vulcan House, Sheffield, United Kingdom, S3 8NU
  • A confirmation email for receiving supporting documents : 15th Apr 2019
  • Supporting documents received by the applicant : 25th June 2019
  • Contact spouse: No
  • Contact employment: No
  • VFS email for collecting passport : 10th Sept 2019
  • Passport collected : 11th Sept 2019
  • Visa : granted
  • Total timeline : 163 days (113 working days)
People who applied for settlement visa on a non-priority basis, normally able to hear an update within 3 months. It didn't happen in my case. I had to contact UKVI numerous times for an update. I was told in mid-August that a decision was made on the 26th June 2019 but there was a technical issue in printing the visa. I think the passport was sitting in the British High Commission in Dhaka and they forgot the contact the applicant for collecting the passport. I finally decided to contact the local MP in the UK. He then chased the UKVI and replied to me on the same day saying that I will receive the passport soon. Luckily, my wife received an SMS from VFS Sylhet saying that the passport is ready for collection.

Any question, please feel free to ask me.

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Re: Settlement visa timeline for Bangladeshi applicant

Post by CR001 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 am

1. We have an existing Bangladesh TIMELINE ONLY thread.

immigration-for-family-members/spouse-v ... s#p1826931

2. You should post an update and 'ask me any questions' posts in your existing topic please.

immigration-for-family-members/spouse-v ... l#p1764846
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