redcarpert wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:01 am
I've applied for a spouse visa for my wife, here's my timeline:
Country applying from: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse, Settlement
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non-Priority as priority service isn't available
Date Application Submitted Online: 2 April 2019
Date Bio-metrics Taken: 18 April 2019
Documents scanned to UKVI: 18 April 2019
Text from VFS stating documents has been sent to UKVI: 19 April 2019
Email from Sheffield stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer: 6 June 2019
Email from UK decision making centre stating: Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets: 12 July 2019 (sent on the 60th working day)
Phoned Local MP: 15 July 2019
Decision Made Email: TBC
Passport Returned: TBC
Visa Approved (date on letter): TBC
75 working days since biometrics and still no decision
I’ve sent them a paid email on 17 July 2019 asking for an update on why it’s not straightforward, I got a reply on 24 July 2019 “ your application has been escalated to the relevant team and there should be a reply within 15 working days?
Then on 30 July 2019 got another email stating “The processing of this application has not been straightforward. We continuing to work on the application and will make a decision as soon as we able to. We cannot give a timescale for when a decision will be made.
(This is the 2nd not straightforward email within couple of weeks from the first not straightforward email) I feel like this email is for them to buy themselves more time to decide on the application
what i don't understand is what’s so not straightforward about my case, the solicitor checked it before it was submitted and she said it looks like a straightforward case all the requirements are there, but I just don't understand what’s going on. I'm scared after all those days waiting, pain and stress it gets refused for a stupid reason.
Can someone tell me if they received this type of email before? If they did how long did it take UKVI to process your visa after that? And wither it was granted or refused? If refused what was the reason??