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THO
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by THO » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 pm

Rexa,

It won't hurt, but they can't do a great deal except write in support of your application, so I recently found out. Your MP might be able to get them to look into your case a bit quicker though, so in your situation I would certainly make the effort to call his office and let the PA know you will be emailing the MP about your case.

Good luck.

THO.

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by rexabruzzi » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:43 pm

THO wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Rexa,

It won't hurt, but they can't do a great deal except write in support of your application, so I recently found out. Your MP might be able to get them to look into your case a bit quicker though, so in your situation I would certainly make the effort to call his office and let the PA know you will be emailing the MP about your case.

Good luck.

THO.

Thanks Tho! I think Il do that then. Anything that would even make it a day faster!

Thanks again

Rex

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by THO » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:08 pm

Mine has been as helpful as he can be, and he even called me back and gave me some advice after reading my wife's spouse refusal letter. So I took his advice and he will write and support the appeal, and hopefully provide some influence for the H/O to look at our case quicker for work related reasons.

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by colombrit » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:17 pm

Applying from: Colombia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse non Priority
Date application submitted: 10 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 14 June 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 16 June 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 19 June 2019 courier within the UK from the solicitor.
Documents returned:
ECO email:
Decision made email:

Thought I would jump in on this one as I have just found this forum and can see many others around the world waiting. Currently on WD 51 having called the really (un)useful call centre for an extortionate price they told me they had to make a decision by 6th September. If not we can escalate it. What happens remains to be seen!

We originally applied back in February on the 6 month marriage visa. it got declined in April - Lack of evidence. We were destroyed! We sought some legal advice and got some help from a solicitor as not to mess it up after being bitten by it the first time! So here we are 7 months later.
My wife is starting to get itchy feet and I am starting to get agitated myself.
Many others are in worse situations that ourselves so I send best wishes to everyone. I do not think anyone knows stress until they attempt a settlement visa for the UK.

Hang in there guys!

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by rexabruzzi » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:04 pm

THO wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Mine has been as helpful as he can be, and he even called me back and gave me some advice after reading my wife's spouse refusal letter. So I took his advice and he will write and support the appeal, and hopefully provide some influence for the H/O to look at our case quicker for work related reasons.
Firstly I’m sorry to hear about the refusal. Really hope and pray you get it this time around.

I’m glad your MP is being helpful. I will surely write to the MP. Truly appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Best of luck to you.

Thank you very much!

Rex

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by rexabruzzi » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:08 pm

colombrit wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Applying from: Colombia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse non Priority
Date application submitted: 10 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 14 June 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 16 June 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 19 June 2019 courier within the UK from the solicitor.
Documents returned:
ECO email:
Decision made email:

Thought I would jump in on this one as I have just found this forum and can see many others around the world waiting. Currently on WD 51 having called the really (un)useful call centre for an extortionate price they told me they had to make a decision by 6th September. If not we can escalate it. What happens remains to be seen!

We originally applied back in February on the 6 month marriage visa. it got declined in April - Lack of evidence. We were destroyed! We sought some legal advice and got some help from a solicitor as not to mess it up after being bitten by it the first time! So here we are 7 months later.
My wife is starting to get itchy feet and I am starting to get agitated myself.
Many others are in worse situations that ourselves so I send best wishes to everyone. I do not think anyone knows stress until they attempt a settlement visa for the UK.

Hang in there guys!

“I do not think anyone knows stress until they attempt a settlement visa for the UK”

These words are pure gold! 🙏

On my 102nd working day since application and was told by UKVI they cannot provide a timescale as to when a decision would be made.

I wish you and everyone struggling including myself all the very best.

Take care mate..

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Mcgowan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Just received a email reply from a paid email saying that a decision has been made on my application. Does anyone know how long it will be to get the text to pick up passport. Tia

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Sasaogs » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Mcgowan wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Just received a email reply from a paid email saying that a decision has been made on my application. Does anyone know how long it will be to get the text to pick up passport. Tia
When was ur biometrics and was it priority

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Mcgowan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:19 pm

Biometrics was 29th may and it is non priority from jamaica

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Sasaogs » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:53 am

smithy101 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:52 pm
smithy101 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 am
smithy101 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:39 am
Applying from: Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse & Child Settlement (both priority)
Date application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 4 July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 5 July 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 11 July 2019
Documents returned:
ECO email: 15 July 2019
Decision made email:
Any updates??

I sent an email asking for escalation on my 30th working day which was 15/08/2019 detailing all necessary information. Just received an email reply 18/08/2019, asking for the same information in my initial email :? :roll: (GWF, Name, IHS No etc).

:x
Email received on 23 August 2019 (day 36 of priority service)

We are continuing to work on the above applications which are currently awaiting an assessment to be completed. We are unable to provide any timescales as to when a decision will be made however you will be contacted once decisions have been concluded on your applications

Is this a generic email to fob me off some more?

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by marsupilami » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 am

I email the UKVI contact centre to be updated about my application..."still awaiting a decision".

A few days after, I called..and IT WAS EXACTLY THE DUDE WHO REPLIED MY EMAIL.

Guess what was the reply "still awaiting a decision"...


damn...

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by marsupilami » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:10 pm

Mcgowan wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Just received a email reply from a paid email saying that a decision has been made on my application. Does anyone know how long it will be to get the text to pick up passport. Tia
when did you apply?


.

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Sasaogs » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm

marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 am
I email the UKVI contact centre to be updated about my application..."still awaiting a decision".

A few days after, I called..and IT WAS EXACTLY THE DUDE WHO REPLIED MY EMAIL.

Guess what was the reply "still awaiting a decision"...


damn...
When was your biometric and is it priority

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by sophiealys » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:30 pm

rexabruzzi wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:08 pm
colombrit wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Applying from: Colombia
Type of visa applied for: Spouse non Priority
Date application submitted: 10 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 14 June 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 16 June 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 19 June 2019 courier within the UK from the solicitor.
Documents returned:
ECO email:
Decision made email:

Thought I would jump in on this one as I have just found this forum and can see many others around the world waiting. Currently on WD 51 having called the really (un)useful call centre for an extortionate price they told me they had to make a decision by 6th September. If not we can escalate it. What happens remains to be seen!

We originally applied back in February on the 6 month marriage visa. it got declined in April - Lack of evidence. We were destroyed! We sought some legal advice and got some help from a solicitor as not to mess it up after being bitten by it the first time! So here we are 7 months later.
My wife is starting to get itchy feet and I am starting to get agitated myself.
Many others are in worse situations that ourselves so I send best wishes to everyone. I do not think anyone knows stress until they attempt a settlement visa for the UK.

Hang in there guys!

“I do not think anyone knows stress until they attempt a settlement visa for the UK”

These words are pure gold! 🙏

On my 102nd working day since application and was told by UKVI they cannot provide a timescale as to when a decision would be made.

I wish you and everyone struggling including myself all the very best.

Take care mate..
Yee we've been waiting nearly 100 WD now, i literally don't even know what to do, have escalated it twice and still nothing. I am reading that people have waited over 120 wd which is worrying!

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by marsupilami » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm

Sasaogs wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm
marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 am
I email the UKVI contact centre to be updated about my application..."still awaiting a decision".

A few days after, I called..and IT WAS EXACTLY THE DUDE WHO REPLIED MY EMAIL.

Guess what was the reply "still awaiting a decision"...


damn...
When was your biometric and is it priority


biometric 6 august, and yes it was priority

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by tehussain » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:37 pm

marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Sasaogs wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm
marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 am
I email the UKVI contact centre to be updated about my application..."still awaiting a decision".

A few days after, I called..and IT WAS EXACTLY THE DUDE WHO REPLIED MY EMAIL.

Guess what was the reply "still awaiting a decision"...


damn...
When was your biometric and is it priority


biometric 6 august, and yes it was priority

You're still only on 16 working days. My decision was made on the 19th working day and we were notified on the 22nd working day.

If everything was in order, you'll get a decision by next week probably.

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by KristianDLloyd » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:48 pm

tehussain wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:37 pm
marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Sasaogs wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:27 pm
marsupilami wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:46 am
I email the UKVI contact centre to be updated about my application..."still awaiting a decision".

A few days after, I called..and IT WAS EXACTLY THE DUDE WHO REPLIED MY EMAIL.

Guess what was the reply "still awaiting a decision"...


damn...
When was your biometric and is it priority


biometric 6 august, and yes it was priority

You're still only on 16 working days. My decision was made on the 19th working day and we were notified on the 22nd working day.

If everything was in order, you'll get a decision by next week probably.
If you look at the timelines, it’s more common that a decision will be made between 25-30WD.

To manage your expectations marsupilami and providing your case is “straight forward”, then you will likely to have a decision between 10/9-17/9. This is more realistic.

Application Type: Settlement, Fiancé
Application Date: 26 June 2019
Decision Date: 29 August 2019
Decision: Granted

Application Type: FLR(M)
Application Date: 23 October 2019
Decision Date: 28 October 2019
Decision: Granted

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by lmrad » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:48 pm

Hello,
does anybody know if below can delay decision on spouse visa application :
1) Applying with keeping passport service,
2) Applying from a residance country different from home country ,
3) sponser changing work during last 12 months from self-employed/director to fully employed
?
Thank you for any feedback !

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Skyfall99 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Sasaogs wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:53 am
smithy101 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:52 pm
smithy101 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 am
smithy101 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:39 am
Applying from: Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse & Child Settlement (both priority)
Date application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 4 July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 5 July 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 11 July 2019
Documents returned:
ECO email: 15 July 2019
Decision made email:
Any updates??

I sent an email asking for escalation on my 30th working day which was 15/08/2019 detailing all necessary information. Just received an email reply 18/08/2019, asking for the same information in my initial email :? :roll: (GWF, Name, IHS No etc).

:x
Email received on 23 August 2019 (day 36 of priority service)

We are continuing to work on the above applications which are currently awaiting an assessment to be completed. We are unable to provide any timescales as to when a decision will be made however you will be contacted once decisions have been concluded on your applications

Is this a generic email to fob me off some more?
My husband made application same date as yours Jamaica

Application :17 June non priority
Biometric :4 July
Document: self uploaded VFS online
Eco email: 22july nothing after that...

Sponsor contacted: no
Employer contacted: I doubt it
Decision: still waiting..

They may have sent you that to buy more time and keep you quiet...I doubt they will look at any application from Jamaica swiftly unless they are not busy🙄 we tend to be placed at the back of the queue.

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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by smithy101 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 am

Sasaogs wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:53 am
smithy101 wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:52 pm
smithy101 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:41 am
smithy101 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:39 am
Applying from: Jamaica
Type of visa applied for: Spouse & Child Settlement (both priority)
Date application submitted: 17 June 2019
Date bio-metrics taken: 4 July 2019
Documents sent to Sheffield: 5 July 2019
Documents received at Sheffield: 11 July 2019
Documents returned:
ECO email: 15 July 2019
Decision made email:
Any updates??

I sent an email asking for escalation on my 30th working day which was 15/08/2019 detailing all necessary information. Just received an email reply 18/08/2019, asking for the same information in my initial email :? :roll: (GWF, Name, IHS No etc).

:x
Email received on 23 August 2019 (day 36 of priority service)

We are continuing to work on the above applications which are currently awaiting an assessment to be completed. We are unable to provide any timescales as to when a decision will be made however you will be contacted once decisions have been concluded on your applications

Is this a generic email to fob me off some more?
30/08/2019 another email:


Thank you for your enquiry.

As advised in our previous e-mail ,we are continuing to work on the above applications which are currently awaiting an assessment to be completed. We are unable to provide any timescales as to when a decision will be made however you will be contacted once decisions have been concluded on your applications.

Payment for Priority Service, means the application will be placed in front of the queue and assessed ahead of other non-priority visa applications others but it may still take up to 12 weeks to conclude if we require further checks on the application. Your applications are still within the service standard for non -priority settlement applications" .

However, they ended the email with "Please email visasheffield@homeoffice.gov.uk with the required information, ensuring the subject header contains Contact Centre enquiry: GWFXXXXXXXXX"

I have checked the GWF number and it is the correct number for my Husbands application, however, as you can see from the email above, they have not requested more information from me. So confused!!

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