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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by nadeem1992 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:26 am

nadeem1992 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:38 pm
nadeem1992 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:36 am
nadeem1992 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:56 pm
nadeem1992 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:45 pm

Applied using visa4uk

Spouse visa: Non priority
Application submitted online: 5th July 2019
Biometric enrolled: Appointment on 15th July 2019 in Islamabad (was able to get Islamabad date at last) 
Documents sent to sheffield: 18th July 2019
Documents received in sheffield: 19th July 2019
Email received: 24 July 2019 (the email stated they've accepted the documents on this occasion, but won't be doing so after 31 July 2019)
ECO consideration email: 25th July 2019
Spouse recieved text message: The visa application for... was forwarded to UKVI on 8/6/2019.
Documents received back from sheffield: 10th September 2019
Contacted for collection: 30/09/2019
55 working days since Biometric Appointment. Recieved email and text to collect
Collection made: 01/10/2019
Visa granted Alhamdulillah. Good luck to everyone

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by saqib1990 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 pm

Online application submitted 10th July 2019
biometric date 22 July 2019/ islamabad spouce visa non priority
eco email received 2 August 2019
59 working days from online application
51 working days from biometric date.

Have not heard nothing yet. Sponor and applicant not contacted. Employer not contacted.

Phoned Friday 27th September for update told application is still awaiting a decision. I would suggest not to contact the enquiry service as it is waste of time and money.

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by yousafzai31 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:28 am

[quote=yousafzai31 post_id=1830272 time=1569449752 user_id=225304]
Application Category: Settlement wife
Priority level: Priority
Location: Islamabad
Application submitted (Online): 24/06/2019
Biometrics submitted: 25/06/2019
Supporting documents scanned: VFS Islamabad UK: 25/06/2019
Email Received case consideration on : 03/07/2019
email case not straight forward on 12/8/2019
another email on 29/08/2019 in you case we are awaiting responses to some of our enquiries
1st escalation on 08/8/2019 2nd escalation on 21/8/2019 still awaiting decision
involved local MP and they sent letter to UKVI on 24/09/2019 still waiting for decision no email yet
sponsor contacted : 01/10/2019
employer contacted : 01/10/2019
Decision made contacted UKVI on 03/10/2019: decision made
Contacted for Collection: waiting for collection text and email
Collection made: waiting
[Pray for me ]

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by yousafzai31 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:51 pm

[quote=yousafzai31 post_id=1834035 time=1570408108 user_id=225304]
[quote=yousafzai31 post_id=1830272 time=1569449752 user_id=225304]
Application Category: Settlement wife
Priority level: Priority
Location: Islamabad
Application submitted (Online): 24/06/2019
Biometrics submitted: 25/06/2019
Supporting documents scanned: VFS Islamabad UK: 25/06/2019
Email Received case consideration on : 03/07/2019
email case not straight forward on 12/8/2019
another email on 29/08/2019 in you case we are awaiting responses to some of our enquiries
1st escalation on 08/8/2019 2nd escalation on 21/8/2019 still awaiting decision
involved local MP and they sent letter to UKVI on 24/09/2019 still waiting for decision no email yet
sponsor contacted : 01/10/2019
employer contacted : 01/10/2019
Decision made contacted UKVI on 03/10/2019: decision made
Contacted for Collection: waiting for collection text and email
Collection made: today
visa granted
feel happy and make it easy for all of the people who still waiting for status hopefully everyone will gets it stay positive

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Fairynas » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Fairynas wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:48 am
Application submitted: 16/07/2019
Biometric: 22/07/2019
Documents sent 23/07/2019
Eco email received: 31/07/2019
Documents returned: 19/09/2019
Sponsor contacted: 7/10/2019 - interview lasted 50 minutes
Decision: still waiting

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by JayHussain » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:38 am

JayHussain wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am
JayHussain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Application Category: Settlement Visa for Spouse (Wife)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK, Pakistan
Application submitted (Online): 08/09/2019
All Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website by me (Sponsor) from home: 12/09/2019
Biometrics Enrolled: 13/09/2019
Email Received from UKVI for consideration by ECO: PENDING
Additional Information (including any dates) if Applicable: PENDING
Contacted for Collection: PENDING
Collection made: PENDING
Application Category: Settlement Visa for Spouse (Wife)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK, Pakistan
Application submitted (Online): 08/09/2019
All Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website by me (Sponsor) from home: 12/09/2019
Biometrics Enrolled: 13/09/2019
Email Received from UKVI for consideration by ECO: 08/10/2019 - Email received from the following email address: VISAINFO.SHEFO@fco.gov.uk
Additional Information (including any dates) if Applicable: PENDING
Contacted for Collection: PENDING
Collection Made: PENDING
Decision: PENDING

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Fairynas » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm

Fairynas wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:48 am
Application submitted: 16/07/2019
Biometric: 22/07/2019
Documents sent 23/07/2019
Eco email received: 31/07/2019
Documents returned: 19/09/2019
Sponsor contacted: 7/10/2019 - interview lasted 50 minutes
Employer contacted: 9/10/19

Email received case not straight forward 9/10/19 😭
Email received 1 and half hour before they contact the employer

Decision: 56 working day from biometric - still waiting

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ms1993 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:41 am

Application Category: Settlement Husband
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Islamabad
Application submitted (Online): 05/09/2019
Biometrics enrolled: 18/09/2019
Email Recieved from ECO: 10/10/2019
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Adam30 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:19 pm

Adam30 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:02 am
Application Category: Settlement Husband
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Lahore
Application submitted (Online): 12/07/2019
Biometrics submitted: 18/07/2019
Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website in UK: 17/07/2019
Email Received from ECO: 29/7/2019
Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made:

45 working days from Biometrics being submitted :?

Update - contacted for collection on 7/10/2019
Collection made : 9/10/2019

57 working days - visa granted Alhamdulilah

This has been the most stressfull 57 working days, i would highly recommend if you can afford it to pay for priority, regretted not taking that option but guess learned the hard way 🙈 - best of luck to everyone, hope you all get good news InshAllah 😊

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Yanush » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm

Yanush wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Application type: spouse visa for Husband
Priority level: priority
Location: Islamabad Pakistan
Application submitted: 22nd Aug 2019
Biometrics enrolled: 30th Aug 2019
Docs submitted in smethwick Birmingham: 3rd September 2019
Letter confirmation from ECO: 16th sep 2019
Email received saying case is not straight forward: 11th Oct 2019
Contact for collection: pending
Outcome: pending

Please make dua that my husband gets his visa soon in sha Allah

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by zakali92 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 am

zakali92 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Application Category: Settlement wife (Appendix FM Partner)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK
Application submitted (Online - AccessUK): 18/09/2019
Bio-metrics submitted (at Mirpur): 24/09/2019
Supporting documents scanned (Online VFS upload): 20/09/2019
Acknowledge of supporting documents: 24/09/19 (after biometrics appointment my wife got a two texts from VFS:

1. Your application is accepted under ref number: GWF.....

2. The visa application for GWF..... was forwarded to UKVI on 9/24/2019

Decision making email: waiting
Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made: waiting

Inshallah fingers crossed!! 🤲🙏
Decision making email: Email from Entry Clearance Officer VISAINFO.SHEFO@fco.gov.uk on 14/10/19

"Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer...."


Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made: waiting

Inshallah fingers crossed!! 🤲🙏

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Fairynas » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04 pm

Fairynas wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:48 am
Application submitted: 16/07/2019
Biometric: 22/07/2019
Documents sent 23/07/2019
Eco email received: 31/07/2019
Documents returned: 19/09/2019
Sponsor contacted: 7/10/2019 - interview lasted 50 minutes
Employer contacted: 9/10/19

Email received case not straight forward 9/10/19 😭
Email received 1 and half hour before they contact the employer

Decision: 56 working day from biometric - still waiting
61 working day from biometric
16/10/19 Just got an email to collect passport. Will be collecting passport tomorrow

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Post by Fairynas » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:46 am

Fairynas wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Fairynas wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:48 am
Application submitted: 16/07/2019
Biometric: 22/07/2019
Documents sent 23/07/2019
Eco email received: 31/07/2019
Documents returned: 19/09/2019
Sponsor contacted: 7/10/2019 - interview lasted 50 minutes
Employer contacted: 9/10/19

Email received case not straight forward 9/10/19 😭
Email received 1 and half hour before they contact the employer

Decision: 56 working day from biometric - still waiting
61 working day from biometric
16/10/19 Just got an email to collect passport. Will be collecting passport tomorrow
Visa granted Alhamdulillah
Valid from 22/10/19 until 21/11/19

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by zakali92 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:41 am

zakali92 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 am
zakali92 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Application Category: Settlement wife (Appendix FM Partner)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK
Application submitted (Online - AccessUK): 18/09/2019
Bio-metrics submitted (at Mirpur): 24/09/2019
Supporting documents scanned (Online VFS upload): 20/09/2019
Acknowledge of supporting documents: 24/09/19 (after biometrics appointment my wife got a two texts from VFS:

1. Your application is accepted under ref number: GWF.....

2. The visa application for GWF..... was forwarded to UKVI on 9/24/2019

Decision making email: waiting
Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made: waiting

Inshallah fingers crossed!! 🤲🙏
Decision making email: Email from Entry Clearance Officer VISAINFO.SHEFO@fco.gov.uk on 14/10/19

"Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer...."


Contacted for Collection: waiting
Collection made: waiting

Inshallah fingers crossed!! 🤲🙏
Contacted by UKVI about employment (2 jobs in 12months): 16/10/19
Employer 1 contacted: 16/10/19
Employer 2 contacted: 17/10/19

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by JayHussain » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:39 am

JayHussain wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:38 am
JayHussain wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am
JayHussain wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Application Category: Settlement Visa for Spouse (Wife)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK, Pakistan
Application submitted (Online): 08/09/2019
All Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website by me (Sponsor) from home: 12/09/2019
Biometrics Enrolled: 13/09/2019
Email Received from UKVI for consideration by ECO: PENDING
Additional Information (including any dates) if Applicable: PENDING
Contacted for Collection: PENDING
Collection made: PENDING
Application Category: Settlement Visa for Spouse (Wife)
Priority level: Non-Priority
Location: Mirpur, AJK, Pakistan
Application submitted (Online): 08/09/2019
All Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website by me (Sponsor) from home: 12/09/2019
Biometrics Enrolled: 13/09/2019
Email Received from UKVI for consideration by ECO: 08/10/2019 - Email received from the following email address: VISAINFO.SHEFO@fco.gov.uk
Additional Information (including any dates)
15 October 2019 - missed a call as was travelling to Beligum for work (No Voicemail left just a No Number miss call alert.

16 October 2019 - missed a second call as was at work in Belgium, this time voicemail left saying they would like to speak to me about the application & have some routine questions but that they will only try 'one' more time & that I must pick up.

17 October 2019 I stayed in one place all day in the Belgium Office to ensure I did not lose any network (what pressure), they finally called at 2.30pm, they said we need to verify some employment questions, asked how long it would take he said 10 mins maximum, I said sure go ahead, he asked me why I did not provide second income details? I advised I don't have a second income & only the one to which his reply was it seems like we have made a mistake at our end, so we rescheduled a call for 18 October 2019 at 10.30am.

17 October 2019 - 15 mins laters, I received a voicemail of which the content was, we will no longer require the call, as there was a mistake at our end where your application was being treated as Route B but having done some digging into your application we have been able to confirm it's Route A, therefore, sorry to disturb you whilst at work, your application has been moved for processing.


What a shambles!

Contacted for Collection: PENDING
Collection Made: PENDING
Decision: PENDING

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Fififadi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:43 pm

Fififadi wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:22 am
Fififadi wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Application Category: Settlement (Husband)
Priority level: Priority
Location: Lahore
Online Application submitted: 23/07/2019
Biometric enrolled: 06/08/2019
Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website: 05/08/2019
ECO Consideration Email : 20/08/2019
Application Category: Settlement (Husband)
Priority level: Priority
Location: Lahore
Online Application submitted: 23/07/2019
Biometric enrolled: 06/08/2019
Supporting documents uploaded on VFS website: 05/08/2019
ECO Consideration Email : 20/08/2019
Called to enquire about status: 18/09/19 (30 working days) was told that the application was still undergoing checks but will be escalated. Escalation basically means that you will hear something from UKVI within 15 days. (09/10/19)
Email received requesting sponsor documentation again: 28/09/19
Supporting documents scanned at VFS centre London: 30/09/19
Called to enquire about status: 09/10/19 - was told application was still undergoing checks
Received e-mail for collection: 18/10/19

Husband will be going on Monday 21/10/19 - please keep us in your prayers! In Sha Allah!

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Sanam13 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:38 pm

Sanam13 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Hi,

I thought priority visas meant they replied in 6 weeks (30 working days) how come it took longer?

Mine has been 16 working days since documents sent and not heard anything. :?

Priority Visa
Application submitted: 12/09/2019
Biometrics: 26/09/2019
Documents uploaded at VFS Manchester: 27/09/2019
ECO email UK decision Centre: 11/10/2019

No further communication received please remember me in your duas hope to receive an answer soon.

It has been 16 Working days since Biometrics and no response yet! Been told takes up to 30 Working days on a priority visa.

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Post by CR001 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:44 pm

Please respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Any question, discussion or chit chat posts have been and will continue to be removed.
Char (CR001 not Casa)
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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by N_a » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:16 pm

Applied for spouse visa-priority service
Application submitted online 16.09.19
Biometrics and documts scanned on 18.09.19
Employees contacted:No
No one was contacted
Email received to pick up passport on 16.10.19
Pick up date: 18.10.19

Unfortunately it was a refusal due to financial requirements. Appeal submitted on 19.10.19
I have made a separate thread for spouse visa appeal.

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Archer1 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 pm

Archer1 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Archer1 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Applied using visa4uk
Application Category: Settlement (Wife) Non-Priority (Standard)
Online Application Submitted: 06/08/2019
Biometrics Appointment Enrolled On: 09/08/2019 (VFS Mirpur)
Documents Scanned and Sent by VFS Centre Mirpur On: 09/08/2019 (Same day Confirmation Text received from VFS)
Application forwarded to UKVI on : 09/08/2019 (Same day Confirmation text received from VFS)
Email Received from VISAINFO: 28/08/2019 Stating; "Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer."
Application under process at UKVI :
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : NA
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : NA
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable):
Employer Contacted on:
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :
Applied using visa4uk
Application Category: Settlement (Wife) Non-Priority (Standard)
Online Application Submitted: 06/08/2019
Biometrics Appointment Enrolled On: 09/08/2019 (VFS Mirpur)
Documents Scanned and Sent by VFS Centre Mirpur On: 09/08/2019 (Same day Confirmation Text received from VFS)
Application forwarded to UKVI on : 09/08/2019 (Same day Confirmation text received from VFS)
Email Received from VISAINFO: 28/08/2019 Stating; "Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer."
Application under process at UKVI :
Supporting documents sent to Sheffield on : NA
Supporting documents received back from Sheffield on : NA
Sponsor contacted by UKVI (if applicable): NO
Employer Contacted on: NO
Received and email Today: Application for Ref# GWF........ If a courier service was purchased from VFS Global, your processed application will be delivered to the chosen address.
If not, your documents can be collected during the designated passport collection times.
Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.
Contacted with 'decision made' :
Contacted for Collection :
Collection made :
Decision of Application :
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