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

Post by moe1985 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:58 pm

Update

just walk into TLSCONTACT of in gambia this morning and passport was ready to collection. And visaaaaa granted...🙏🙏Am so please and wishing everyone a very good luck insallah...🙏🙏🙏

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

Post by megadare » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:40 am

Place of Submission : Jakarta / Indonesia
Type of Visa applied for : Wife Settlement Visa
Nationality : Indonesian
Date of Biometric : 2nd July 2019
Application received at UK Decision Making Centre : 15th July 2019
Application has not been straightforward :
19th September 2019

Regarding My Visa Settlement for a Wife , I got an email who saying application has not been straightforward on September 19th 2019 .

It’s been 59 days working days since Biometric’s appointment in Jakarta / Indonesia .

Is anyone got the same problem like above and anyone applied Around that dates like mine ?

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

Post by Skyfall999 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am

Application online: 17June 2019 settlement non priority (Jamaica)
Bio appointment: 04 July 2019
Documents: self uploaded on VFS global online
Eco email: 22 July 2019
Email UKVI paid: 17 Sept 2019 email for updated on application received generic email on 18Sept 2019 as usual they don't know nothing much.
Contact spouse: no
Contact employment: unknown (don't know)
VFS email to collect 19 Sept 2019
Collection made 20Sept 2019
Visa : granted

54 days from biometric to visa granted.
Vignette 30 days from 25th Sept 2019


I have been reading this timeline for a long time very useful.

Over the moon!!! Good luck everyone.

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

Post by J86 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:56 pm

Congratulations, u must be over the moon. I’m waiting to hear aswel.

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

Post by moe1985 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm

Finally got the visaaaa.Good luck to everyone who is still waiting....🙏🙏

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

Post by megadare » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:25 am

I’m sending an email to complaints@homeoffice.gov.uk and visasheffield@homeoffice.gov.uk to ask about how my visa goes as it’s been 60 days .

Wish me luck guys

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

Post by royjones » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 am

Congratsssssssssss!!!!

They had no choice.....

wawuuuuu...
moe1985 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Update

just walk into TLSCONTACT of in gambia this morning and passport was ready to collection. And visaaaaa granted...🙏🙏Am so please and wishing everyone a very good luck insallah...🙏🙏🙏

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

Post by moe1985 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:25 am

royjones wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 am
Congratsssssssssss!!!!

They had no choice.....

wawuuuuu...
moe1985 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Update

just walk into TLSCONTACT of in gambia this morning and passport was ready to collection. And visaaaaa granted...🙏🙏Am so please and wishing everyone a very good luck insallah...🙏🙏🙏
cheers bro..🙏🙏

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

Post by bzinnn » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:17 am

hi guys!
I have received the mail how is below:
Did you know if this generic message means that i have my visa already?

"Dear Applicant,

TLScontact UK Visa Application Centre is pleased to inform you that your visa application process is almost over and that your passport will soon be ready to be returned to you.

You will receive an email from us soon to inform you about collection or delivery procedure.

This is a post only email that is not monitored, please do not reply to this address. If you wish to contact us, please check our Contact Us page.

The information contained in this communication is privileged and confidential. The content is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or e-mail, and delete this message from your systems."

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

Post by Fizzy513 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:35 am

bzinnn wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:17 am
hi guys!
I have received the mail how is below:
Did you know if this generic message means that i have my visa already?

"Dear Applicant,

TLScontact UK Visa Application Centre is pleased to inform you that your visa application process is almost over and that your passport will soon be ready to be returned to you.

You will receive an email from us soon to inform you about collection or delivery procedure.

This is a post only email that is not monitored, please do not reply to this address. If you wish to contact us, please check our Contact Us page.

The information contained in this communication is privileged and confidential. The content is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone or e-mail, and delete this message from your systems."

Hi if a visa was to get rejected how they inform you? Would it be via email or a letter sent to the sponsor. My partner applied for submission without passport. Received an email on friday asking for her to submit passport. Does this mean the visa has been granted or can they still reject? If so, will they actually need the passport to be submitted?

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

Post by smithy101 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:29 am

59 working days and nothing .... :(
Bio-metrics done in Jamaica on 4th July.
Priority application for both my Husband and Step-son.

Email from home office on 17/09/2019 stating "I can confirm the necessary checks have been completed and both applications are now awaiting assessment".

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

Post by smithy101 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:04 pm

On my 60th working day I received the following in an email ...

Unfortunately, the processing of your application has not been straightforward and we will be unable to decide your application within our customer service targets. We are continuing to work on your application and aim to make a decision as soon as possible.

This is after them telling me all of the checks on the application have been made and they are just waiting assessment.

Does anyone know what I can do from here? I have tried contacting my local MP (Boris Johnson), as you can imagine he is extremely busy at the moment!

34 weeks pregnant and lost all hope. Please advise.

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

Post by smithy101 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:47 pm

Skyfall999 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am
Application online: 17June 2019 settlement non priority (Jamaica)
Bio appointment: 04 July 2019
Documents: self uploaded on VFS global online
Eco email: 22 July 2019
Email UKVI paid: 17 Sept 2019 email for updated on application received generic email on 18Sept 2019 as usual they don't know nothing much.
Contact spouse: no
Contact employment: unknown (don't know)
VFS email to collect 19 Sept 2019
Collection made 20Sept 2019
Visa : granted

54 days from biometric to visa granted.
Vignette 30 days from 25th Sept 2019


I have been reading this timeline for a long time very useful.

Over the moon!!! Good luck everyone.
Congratulations! This is amazing.

We have literally the same timeline (I also applied from Jamaica, same application and bio-metrics date, although I applied priority and I am still waiting. Currently on 61 working days.

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

Post by enkay » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:07 pm

Online Application submitted: 28 June 2019
Priority/Non priority: Non priority
Location: Nigeria
Supporting documents submitted: 03 July 2019 (self-uploaded on TLS eDossier site - instructions for the self-upload option said that the documents had to be uploaded and submitted before the biometrics appointment date)
Biometrics enrolled: 04 July 2019
ECO email: 24 July 2019
Employer contacted by UKVI: N/A
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: N/A
First call to call centre to check on progress of application: 19 September 2019 - told still awaiting a decision
Second call to call centre: 24 September 2019 - told decision had been made
UKVI 'Decision made' email: Non received
TLS email for collection: 25 September 2019 (2 emails received from TLS, 'TLScontact Application ready for collection' and 'TLScontact Application assessed by UK Visas and Immigration')
Status: Passport collected and visa granted. Decision letter dated 18 September 2019 (53WD after biometrics)

Good luck to everyone waiting!

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

Post by lmrad » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:36 pm

moe1985 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Update

just walk into TLSCONTACT of in gambia this morning and passport was ready to collection. And visaaaaa granted...🙏🙏Am so please and wishing everyone a very good luck insallah...🙏🙏🙏
Congratulations !!!!

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

Post by Fififadi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 am

Still waiting......

We applied for a priority visa for my husband. He went for his biometrics on 06th of August. Our 30 days were up on the 18th of September. Called UKVI and was told that the application was still undergoing checks. They escalated and said to wait a 15 working days before escalating again. That would take us to 9th Sept.

On Saturday 28th my husband received an e-mail to say that they had not received the sponsors documents and we have 10 working days to submit these (all were self- uploaded to the VFS website with a receipt confirming the documentation uploaded - i spent an agonising week trying to do this) - Despite having evidence of everything uploaded and still being able to see it on the VFS website, I went to the VFS office yesterday 30th Sept and paid £75 for this to be scanned again.

Not sure if the clock for 6 weeks starts again - just buying time in my opinion!! very frustrating.

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

Post by Fififadi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 am

Fififadi wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 am
Still waiting......

We applied for a priority visa for my husband. He went for his biometrics on 06th of August. Our 30 days were up on the 18th of September. Called UKVI and was told that the application was still undergoing checks. They escalated and said to wait a 15 working days before escalating again. That would take us to 9th OCT

On Saturday 28th my husband received an e-mail to say that they had not received the sponsors documents and we have 10 working days to submit these (all were self- uploaded to the VFS website with a receipt confirming the documentation uploaded - i spent an agonising week trying to do this) - Despite having evidence of everything uploaded and still being able to see it on the VFS website, I went to the VFS office yesterday 30th Sept and paid £75 for this to be scanned again.

Not sure if the clock for 6 weeks starts again - just buying time in my opinion!! very frustrating.

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

Post by smithy101 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:37 pm

Fififadi wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 am
Still waiting......

We applied for a priority visa for my husband. He went for his biometrics on 06th of August. Our 30 days were up on the 18th of September. Called UKVI and was told that the application was still undergoing checks. They escalated and said to wait a 15 working days before escalating again. That would take us to 9th Sept.

On Saturday 28th my husband received an e-mail to say that they had not received the sponsors documents and we have 10 working days to submit these (all were self- uploaded to the VFS website with a receipt confirming the documentation uploaded - i spent an agonising week trying to do this) - Despite having evidence of everything uploaded and still being able to see it on the VFS website, I went to the VFS office yesterday 30th Sept and paid £75 for this to be scanned again.

Not sure if the clock for 6 weeks starts again - just buying time in my opinion!! very frustrating.
We applied for a priority visa for my husband and son. Bio-metrics were done on 4 July. When ours went over 30 days, I sent an email to complaints and was basically told all the checks were done and the applications were just waiting be assessed. I was also told that priority was not a guaranteed service and means you are paying for your application to be "put at the front of the queue" and still can take up to 12 weeks (but you are at the front of the queue). On the deadline of our 12 weeks, that very day at 16:00 they sent me an email saying the applications were not straightforward and would be assessed "as soon as possible". From what I can see online, its a generic email to buy themselves more time and like I said, they confirmed the necessary checks had been completed already, so how we are even at this stage is beyond me.

I have been trying to call all morning but I am always on hold and eventually cut off.

The 6 weeks should not start again for you ...... not entirely sure how it took so long before noticing your documents were "missing" .... don't depend too much on the word "priority" though.

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

Post by Fififadi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:56 pm

smithy101 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Fififadi wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 am
Still waiting......

We applied for a priority visa for my husband. He went for his biometrics on 06th of August. Our 30 days were up on the 18th of September. Called UKVI and was told that the application was still undergoing checks. They escalated and said to wait a 15 working days before escalating again. That would take us to 9th Sept.

On Saturday 28th my husband received an e-mail to say that they had not received the sponsors documents and we have 10 working days to submit these (all were self- uploaded to the VFS website with a receipt confirming the documentation uploaded - i spent an agonising week trying to do this) - Despite having evidence of everything uploaded and still being able to see it on the VFS website, I went to the VFS office yesterday 30th Sept and paid £75 for this to be scanned again.

Not sure if the clock for 6 weeks starts again - just buying time in my opinion!! very frustrating.
We applied for a priority visa for my husband and son. Bio-metrics were done on 4 July. When ours went over 30 days, I sent an email to complaints and was basically told all the checks were done and the applications were just waiting be assessed. I was also told that priority was not a guaranteed service and means you are paying for your application to be "put at the front of the queue" and still can take up to 12 weeks (but you are at the front of the queue). On the deadline of our 12 weeks, that very day at 16:00 they sent me an email saying the applications were not straightforward and would be assessed "as soon as possible". From what I can see online, its a generic email to buy themselves more time and like I said, they confirmed the necessary checks had been completed already, so how we are even at this stage is beyond me.

I have been trying to call all morning but I am always on hold and eventually cut off.

The 6 weeks should not start again for you ...... not entirely sure how it took so long before noticing your documents were "missing" .... don't depend too much on the word "priority" though.

Hi,

The automated and generic e-mails are the most frustrating thing as you can never tell if it's been sent just to buy them more time, or if there were genuine reasons for the case not being straight forward etc. To be honest, I was waiting for a not straight forward e-mail as i didn't expect my husband's case to be straight forward, however the not receiving documentation e-mail threw me a little as now i have no idea what stage we are at.

Each time i have called i have managed to get through - i usually call after i finish work at around 5:30-5:45 - try then? I really hope you hear some good news very soon and all others who are waiting!

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

Post by Sab27 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:14 am

Hello everyone :)
This forum has helped me alot while anxiously waiting for my husbands spouse visa, so I decided to post my experience hope this helps everyone :)

Online Application submitted: 31st May 2019
Priority/Non priority: Non priority
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Biometrics enrolled: 14th June 2019
ECO email: 14th june
Employer contacted by UKVI: no
Sponsor contacted by UKVI: no
5th September 2019:12 weeks past and no email from home office
16th September 2019 Called the very pricey number to ask what's going on
(Lady on the phone was actually empathetic and escalated my application as no decition was made yet, so not always a bad idea to call)
17th September: Email from home office requesting for additional documents+ not straight forward email: scanned and sent document next working day even though it was scanned before
Decition made email :Not recieved
27th september 2019: TLS email stating that passport will be ready for collection soon
TLS email for collecion: not recieved
1st October 2019: Passport collected and visa granted alhumdulillah !! :D
(15.5 weeks after biometrics)

May Allah make the process easier for you all. Dont loose hope :) hope this helps.

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