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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by urizwi » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:10 pm

urizwi wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:20 am
Application: Spouse Visa (For Husband)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 02/01/2021
Documents uploaded online: 17/01/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 23/01/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : none
Application being prepared for consideration email: 11/03/2021
VFS Email (Case not straightforward): 14/04/21
Interview Call: 20/04/21 (called me and employer)
Emailed UKVI: 05/05/2021 no reply
Called UKVI: 11/05/2021 - still awaiting decision. They asked if I wanted to escalate it as it's been 77WD, I said yes. I was told I'll be contacted within 15WD.
Email from UKVI (sheffield escalations):
19/05/2021 - they said delay is due to COVID
Emailed UKVI: 01/06/2021 - escalated a 2nd time
Decision email: 11/06/2021
Passport collection: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by khan1992 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:56 am

Application submitted: Aug 19 (husband)
HO contact at work: October 19
HO contact employer : same day
Application refused: Jan 2020 (dated nov)
Appeal lodged Feb 2020
Appeal review may 2020 (decision held)
Appeal Hearing : March 2021
(Via video link)..contacted tribunal for in person hearing they gave a earlier date at court.
Decision : Appeal Allowed March 2021
Ihs link from HO: April 2021
Passport submitted: may 2021
Collection : June 2021 (granted until sep)

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by urizwi » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:52 am

urizwi wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:20 am
Application: Spouse Visa (For Husband)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 02/01/2021
Documents uploaded online: 17/01/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 23/01/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : none
Application being prepared for consideration email: 11/03/2021
VFS Email (Case not straightforward): 14/04/21
Interview Call: 20/04/21 (called me and employer)
Emailed UKVI: 05/05/2021 no reply
Called UKVI: 11/05/2021 - still awaiting decision. They asked if I wanted to escalate it as it's been 77WD, I said yes. I was told I'll be contacted within 15WD.
Email from UKVI (sheffield escalations):
19/05/2021 - they said delay is due to COVID
Emailed UKVI: 01/06/2021 - escalated a 2nd time
Decision email: 11/06/2021
Call for collection: 14/06/2021
Passport collection: 15/06/2021 visa granted alhamdulillah
100 working days

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Zohaibkhan » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:47 am

Spouse visa for wife
Application submitted:29-04-2021
Biometrics date:07-05-2021 (Lahore) passaport not submitted
Consideration Email:waiting
Decision:waiting

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Ali_s » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:41 am

Spouse visa (Husband)
Application submitted 24/03/2020
Documents uploaded online 25/03/2020
Biometrics 26/03/2020 (Karachi)
Application is being considered email received 29/03/2020
Email received from Sheffield dept on 02/04/2020 to pay IHS balance ( as it was calculated wrong from their system) , paid on 02/04/2020
No interview
No call to employer/spouse
Enquired to UKVI on 02/06/2020, case still in progress
Enquired again on 16/06/2020 . Case still open
Decision email No
Passport collection No

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Costello101 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:44 am

Costello101 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 8:22 am
by Costello101 » Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 pm

Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
UKVI confirmation email: n/a
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a
Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
Application is being considered email received 31/05/2021
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Ali_s » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:59 am

Ali_s wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:41 am
Spouse visa (Husband)
Application submitted 24/03/2021
Documents uploaded online 25/03/2021
Biometrics 26/03/2021 (Karachi)
Application is being considered email received 29/03/2021
Email received from Sheffield dept on 02/04/2021to pay IHS balance ( as it was calculated wrong from their system) , paid on 02/04/2021
No interview
No call to employer/spouse
Enquired to UKVI on 02/06/2021, case still in progress
Enquired again on 16/06/2021. Case still open
Decision email No
Passport collection No

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Maheen Hussain » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:24 am

Visa type: Non-priority spouse visa
Application submitted: 23/02/2021
Documents uploaded: 24/02/2021
Biometrics enrolled in Lahore at: 27/02/2021
Email saying online application received and application is being prepared for consideration: 17/04/21
Email requesting for additional documents: 12/05/21 (Pay slips from September 2020, November 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 despite already being attached to our application)
Additional documents sent: 12/05/21
Sponsor contacted by UKVI for interview: 1/06/21 (employer was not contacted)
Emailed UKVI to escalate case: 15/06/21 - as they told me that a decision still has not been made.
Contacted with 'decision made': N/A
Contacted for Collection: N/A
Collection made: N/A
Decision of Application: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by rabz96 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:32 am

Application: Spouse Visa (For Husband)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 18/01/2021
Documents uploaded online: 22/01/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 23/02/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : N/a
VFS Email (Case not straightforward): 14/05/21
Interview Call: 7/06/21 (Called me and employer)
Call for Passport collection: 21/06/2021
Passport collection: 22/06/2021 visa granted ALHUMDULILAH
82 working days

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Sasasa » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:14 am

Spouse Visa
Non Priority
Application submitted online: 01/04/2021
Biometrics appointment: 08/04/2021
Confirmation email from VFS couple of hours later
No email or contact from them.
Paid email sent mid June 2021 for status: Received reply 2 days later as status 'Awaiting Decision'.
Will be on week 11 starting tomorrow still no decision as of yet.
Have emailed again for status.

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Post by Maheen Hussain » Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:42 pm

Visa type: Non-priority spouse visa
Application submitted: 23/02/2021
Documents uploaded: 24/02/2021
Biometrics enrolled in Lahore at: 27/02/2021
Email saying online application received and application is being prepared for consideration: 17/04/21
Email requesting for additional documents: 12/05/21 (Pay slips from September 2020, November 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 despite already being attached to our application)
Additional documents sent: 12/05/21
Non-straight forward email: 20/05/21
Sponsor contacted by UKVI for interview: 1/06/21 (employer was not contacted)
Emailed UKVI to escalate case: 15/06/21 - as they told me that a decision still has not been made.
Contacted with 'decision made': N/A
Contacted for Collection: N/A
Collection made: N/A
Decision of Application: N/A

Asimba
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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Asimba » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:55 pm

Application Spouse Visa (Wife)

Type: Non Priority

Online application Submitted: 06/05/2021

Documents-Upload onto VFS: 20/05/2021

Biometrics Appointment: 21/05/2021

Application is being considered by an entry clearance officer email received: 31/05/2021

Interview/Further communication: n/a

Decision email/call: n/a

Passport collection: n/a

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Sasasa » Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:55 pm

Sasasa wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:43 pm
Sasasa wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:01 am
Sasasa wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:14 am
Spouse Visa
Non Priority
Application submitted online: 01/04/2021
Biometrics appointment: 08/04/2021
Confirmation email from VFS couple of hours later
No email or contact from them.
Paid email sent mid June 2021 for status: Received reply 2 days later as status 'Awaiting Decision'.
Will be on week 11 starting tomorrow still no decision as of yet.
Have emailed again for status.
Status replied the same as before Awaiting decision. Hence escalated the case now.
No reply as of yet so waiting for decision will be 12 weeks in a few days
Received a message decision has been made on my application and to wait for an email or call for collection of passport!!

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Post by inferno0059 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:10 pm

Application: Spouse visa (husband lives in UK)
Online Application: 12th March 2021
Biometric Appointment: 30th March 2021 (Lahore)
Documents Scanned: Documents submitted, as part of online application 12th March 2021
Application being prepared for consideration email: 30th March 2021
Email for extra documents: N/A
Email stating received decision: Called UKVI 11th May 2021 they confirmed application is still open. Called second time on 22nd June 2021, UKVI confirmed application is still open. Sent email on 22nd, got reply on 25th decision has been made.
Interview: N/A
Collection for passport: Got VFS message for passport collection on 28th June 2021 - Alhamdulillah visa granted (got decision in total 64 working days)

Best of luck!!

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Post by zaman246 » Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:51 am

Application: Spouse Visa (For Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 28/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 16/05/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 17/05/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : 18/05/2021
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: 23/05/2021
UKVI documents not submitted email (docs were uploaded but not visible to them :x ): 02/06/2021
Scanned & Resubmitted Documents in Birmingham: 07/06/2021
Emailed UKVI asking for status: 28/06/2021
Email Reply from UKVI stating that current status was changed to ‘Decided’ on 24th June: 29/06/2021
Decision email: N/A - No direct contact made yet advising of decision
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by nimra_tariq_1990 » Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:45 am

Application: Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 23/06/2021
Documents uploaded online: 30/06/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 01/07/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : waiting
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: waiting
Decision email: N/A - waiting
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Mmrzamz » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:45 am

Application: UK Spouse Visa (Wife) Self Submitted.
Priority: Non- Priority / Standard
Online Application: 26/03/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 08/04/2021 (Mirpur No appointments in ISB till July on VFS website)
Documents Scanned on VFS: Self upload Uploaded Online on 26th Mar 2021
VFS Email: 08/04/2021
Email sent by me for status update: 29/06/2021
Reply from UKVI: 30/06/2021
Reply received stating status of application is that a decision has been made please wait for centre to arrange collection of passport.
Call and email to collect passport: 05/07/2021
Passport Collection Date: 06/07/2021
Visa granted from 01/07/2021 Alhamdulilah

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Costello101 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:15 pm

Costello101 wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:44 am
Costello101 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 8:22 am
by Costello101 » Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 pm

Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
UKVI confirmation email: n/a
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a
Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
Application is being considered email received 31/05/2021
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a
Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
Application is being considered email received 31/05/2021
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Email to come drop off Passport: 01/07/2021. Passport dropped of on 05/07/2021
Email to collect Passport and Decision made: 06/07/2021.
Passport Collected: 07/07/2021 Visa granted Alhamdulillah 29 Working days from Biometric!!

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by CR001 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:20 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.

If you have questions, either start your own topic or continue in an existing topic you already have.
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Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Post by zaman246 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:52 pm

zaman246 wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:51 am
Application: Spouse Visa (For Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 28/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 16/05/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 17/05/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : 18/05/2021
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: 23/05/2021
UKVI documents not submitted email (docs were uploaded but not visible to them :x ): 02/06/2021
Scanned & Resubmitted Documents in Birmingham: 07/06/2021
Emailed UKVI asking for status: 28/06/2021
Email Reply from UKVI stating that current status was changed to ‘Decided’ on 24th June: 29/06/2021
Decision email: N/A - No direct contact made yet advising of decision
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A
Application: Spouse Visa (For Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 28/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 16/05/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 17/05/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : 18/05/2021
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: 23/05/2021
UKVI documents not submitted email (docs were uploaded but not visible to them :x ): 02/06/2021
Scanned & Resubmitted Documents in Birmingham: 07/06/2021
Emailed UKVI asking for status: 28/06/2021
Email Reply from UKVI stating that current status was changed to ‘Decided’ on 24th June: 29/06/2021
Received Decision email from Gerry’s asking to drop passport off at visa centre: 07/07/2021
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Costello101 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:27 am

Kashi785 wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:13 am
Costello101 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Costello101 wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:44 am
Costello101 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 8:22 am
by Costello101 » Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 pm

Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
UKVI confirmation email: n/a
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a
Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 26/05/2021
Application is being considered email received 31/05/2021
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Decision email/call: n/a
Passport collection: n/a
Application Spouse Visa (Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online application Submitted: 09/05/2021
Documents-Upload onto VFS: 11/05/2021
Biometrics Appointment (ISLAMABAD) : 26/05/2021
Application is being considered email received 31/05/2021
Interview/Further communication: n/a
Email to come drop off Passport: 01/07/2021. Passport dropped of on 05/07/2021
Email to collect Passport and Decision made: 06/07/2021.
Passport Collected: 07/07/2021 Visa granted Alhamdulillah 29 Working days from Biometric!!

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:08 pm

Kashi785 Please don't post questions in this TIMELINE ONLY THREAD. Any questions have been and will continue to be removed.
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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Post by zaman246 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:07 pm

zaman246 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:52 pm
Application: Spouse Visa (For Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 28/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 16/05/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 17/05/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : 18/05/2021
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: 23/05/2021
UKVI documents not submitted email (docs were uploaded but not visible to them :x ): 02/06/2021
Scanned & Resubmitted Documents in Birmingham: 07/06/2021
Emailed UKVI asking for status: 28/06/2021
Email Reply from UKVI stating that current status was changed to ‘Decided’ on 24th June: 29/06/2021
Received Decision email from Gerry’s asking to drop passport off at visa centre: 07/07/2021
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A
Application: Spouse Visa (For Wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 28/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 16/05/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 17/05/2021
VFS Email Confirmation : 18/05/2021
UKVI Email Application being prepared for consideration: 23/05/2021
UKVI documents not submitted email (docs were uploaded but not visible to them :x ): 02/06/2021
Scanned & Resubmitted Documents in Birmingham: 07/06/2021
Emailed UKVI asking for status: 28/06/2021
Email Reply from UKVI stating that current status was changed to ‘Decided’ on 24th June: 29/06/2021
Received Decision email from Gerry’s asking to drop passport off at visa centre: 07/07/2021
Passport dropped off at Islamabad visa centre: 09/07/2021
Call for collection: N/A
Passport collection: N/A

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Re: Spouse Visa Applications - PAKISTAN TIMELINES ONLY

Post by kidraja » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 am

Application: Spouse Visa (for wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 29/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: awaiting reply from solicitor
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 06/05/2021
Application being prepared for consideration email: No
Email for Extra document:No
Interview/ Further communication:No
Decision email/Call:29/06/2021 (solicitor received email)
Passport collection:No

I’m worried, they made decision in 7 weeks since biometrics done.

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Post by kidraja » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:07 am

kidraja wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 am
Application: Spouse Visa (for wife)
Type: Non Priority
Online Application Form: 29/04/2021
Documents uploaded online: 30/04/2021
Biometric Appointment (Islamabad): 06/05/2021
Application being prepared for consideration email: No
Email for Extra document:No
Interview/ Further communication:No
Decision email/Call:29/06/2021 (solicitor received email)
Passport collection:No

I’m worried, they made decision in 7 weeks since biometrics done.

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