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zakali92
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by zakali92 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:23 pm

Alna3569 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Hi , Thanks for your reply .
I guess we can update each other once we have an update , I've applied under Cat A - and from my point of view my case is pretty straight forward and I've heard if your case is straight forward you will get a reply in about 9th or 10th week. (fingers crossed) .
I don't think it really matters in which category you applied through as long as papers are genuine and complete .

I've just been reading thread and someone who had their biometrics enrolled 19/09 has had an answer and Insh'allah we shouldn't be far off.
Good luck Insha'allah it'll be a good news for everyone on this forum.

Hi

Yes insha'Allah, good luck to you also and everyone else and I guess we can update each other!
From my point of view my case is straight forward, every document is legitimate/genuine, I've tried my best to leave no stone unturned, it's just a case of if HO believe it's straight forward, I meet all the financial, relationship, accomodation and communication requirements etc etc.

My only worry is that I submitted under Category B and not many people have.

My only other question, is the 12 week wait from biometrics or application submission date? Very confusing that. I was under the impression it's application submission date.

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

Post by Mistah » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:30 pm

zakali92 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:44 am
Mistah wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 am
I got this email today I did my application on 27.09.19
Bio. 16.10.19
Supporting documents sent .2.10.19
I don't quite understand his email can some 1 explain it to me please.

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 officer

So from this email not long left till I receive a message weather the visa has been approved or not ?

zakali92
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by zakali92 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:34 pm

Mistah wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:30 pm
zakali92 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:44 am
Mistah wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 am
I got this email today I did my application on 27.09.19
Bio. 16.10.19
Supporting documents sent .2.10.19
I don't quite understand his email can some 1 explain it to me please.

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 officer

So from this email not long left till I receive a message weather the visa has been approved or not ?
Depending on if you did priority or non-priority it will be the following:
priority - 6 weeks wait
non-priority - 12 weeks wait

It says in the email.

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

Post by Mistah » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Is it 12 weeks from application made or from bio or starts when I sent the supporting documents

Alna3569
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Alna3569 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:35 pm

Mistah wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Is it 12 weeks from application made or from bio or starts when I sent the supporting documents
Hi ,
It''s 12 weeks starting from biometrics enrolled.

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

Post by ElizaK » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:53 am

Hey guys, I haven't seen my husband for 1year and 8months could that be a reason his visa gets refused? Has anyone elses? Its been 65 working days since his biometrics and we have still recieved nothing. I'm abit worried that he's not going to get his Visa as we havent seen eachother in a long time.

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

Post by Husnac » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:15 am

ElizaK wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:53 am
Hey guys, I haven't seen my husband for 1year and 8months could that be a reason his visa gets refused? Has anyone elses? Its been 65 working days since his biometrics and we have still recieved nothing. I'm abit worried that he's not going to get his Visa as we havent seen eachother in a long time.
Hey, you should contact UKVI to escalate since it has been over 60 working days. I hope you receive some good news soon.

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

Post by 7861 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:08 pm

Husnac wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:15 am
ElizaK wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:53 am
Hey guys, I haven't seen my husband for 1year and 8months could that be a reason his visa gets refused? Has anyone elses? Its been 65 working days since his biometrics and we have still recieved nothing. I'm abit worried that he's not going to get his Visa as we havent seen eachother in a long time.
Hey, you should contact UKVI to escalate since it has been over 60 working days. I hope you receive some good news soon.
my fiance visa took 7months and was granted dont lose hope xx

ms1993
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by ms1993 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm

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
Sponsor and applicant contacted with interview invite: 21/11/2019
Awaiting interview date
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:


Finally had some contact but for an interview with my husband and I - strange that we’ve received an email for an interview in one weeks time... Normally they call out of the blue rather than book a time? My husbands will be by video call and mine will be by telephone at the same time

My interview will be about our relationship and his will be relationship, immigration and travel history

I’m worried as to the nature of the questions - any advice will be greatly appreciated please

Rob812
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by Rob812 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:28 pm

We got her visa yesterday. Here is our final timeline.

Applied online 26/09 (priority)
Biometrics 07/10
ECO email 18/10
Case not straightforward email 19/11
Decision made email 21/11
Passport with visa 22/11 :)

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

Post by Bahrainkhan » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:15 pm

Bahrainkhan wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 am
Bahrainkhan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am
Priority/Non priority: Non-Priority
Location: Dubai, UAE (Husband)
Supporting documents scanned at VFS london.
Bio-metrics enrolled: 14/08/19
Confirmation Email from ECO: No
Not Straight Forward: 05/11/19
Sponsor & Applicant Invited for Telephone interview: 01/11/19
Interview done: 07th November,2019 (Interview was Good and answers from both Applicant and sponsor were matching)
Decision Made : No
Collection text: No
Total working days since biometrics: 67 Days

Can someone let me know is the interview sign of visa? And also does anybody know after interview when should expect passport collection??
Received Text to collect passport: 21/11/2019
Collection Made: will collect on 23 or 24th Nov inshAllah
Please pray
Passport collected: 23/Nov/2019
Visa Granted Alhamdulillah.
Thank you all for your valuable and motivating comments

ms1993
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by ms1993 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:19 pm

Bahrainkhan wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Bahrainkhan wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:13 am
Bahrainkhan wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am
Priority/Non priority: Non-Priority
Location: Dubai, UAE (Husband)
Supporting documents scanned at VFS london.
Bio-metrics enrolled: 14/08/19
Confirmation Email from ECO: No
Not Straight Forward: 05/11/19
Sponsor & Applicant Invited for Telephone interview: 01/11/19
Interview done: 07th November,2019 (Interview was Good and answers from both Applicant and sponsor were matching)
Decision Made : No
Collection text: No
Total working days since biometrics: 67 Days

Can someone let me know is the interview sign of visa? And also does anybody know after interview when should expect passport collection??
Received Text to collect passport: 21/11/2019
Collection Made: will collect on 23 or 24th Nov inshAllah
Please pray
Passport collected: 23/Nov/2019
Visa Granted Alhamdulillah.
Thank you all for your valuable and motivating comments

Hi

I’ve been invited for an interview too

Please can you explain the questions? What did they ask? How was the interview?

Were you invited by email?

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

Post by Catty » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:21 pm

Hi all,

As there isn’t a timeline for Nigeria I figured I’d add ours here for those who might find it helpful.

Spouse settlement application from Nigeria (Ikeja, Lagos): non-priority
I believe the number of working days starts from when biometrics are completed.

19 August - Online submission

26th August- Biometrics and some documents submitted at TLScontact Ikeja (printed application form, passport, marriage cert, TB test, IELTS, docs checklist)

NB. We weren’t sure how long we had to send the other documents from the UK so I called UKVI and they just said to send as soon as possible but that within two weeks should be fine.

4 Sept (7wd)- Remaining documents sent to TLS Scanning Hub in London, not sure what day they were scanned but paid for the 24hr service

19 September (18wd)- Email from VISA INFO confirming application is being considered by Entry Clearance Officer (includes reminder to send docs if they’ve not been sent already)

4 November (50wd)- Email from VISA INFO asking to resend a scan of marriage cert (as it hadn't come out clearly the first time round at the TLS office) in order for application to be concluded

6 November (52wd)- Scan of certificate sent

15 November (59wd), end of week 11- TLS email saying passport is ready for collection

18 November - Passport collected

Visa granted :-) The document says the decision was made on 11 November which was day 55.

I noticed that there are some slight differences in process depending on if you have VFS or TLS in your country of application. But generally the information in this forum and a few others is very helpful and enough to guide you through the process. All the best to those still waiting.

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

Post by Mistah » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am

Does every1 have the interview? Is it for the job or to check if the marriage is legit

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

Post by Mistah » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am

Does every1 have the interview? Is it for the job or to check if the marriage is legit

uk7591
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by uk7591 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:00 am

ms1993 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm
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
Sponsor and applicant contacted with interview invite: 21/11/2019
Awaiting interview date
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:


Finally had some contact but for an interview with my husband and I - strange that we’ve received an email for an interview in one weeks time... Normally they call out of the blue rather than book a time? My husbands will be by video call and mine will be by telephone at the same time

My interview will be about our relationship and his will be relationship, immigration and travel history

I’m worried as to the nature of the questions - any advice will be greatly appreciated please

That’s strange.
What you think, why they call you for an interview?
Does your partner have a bad immigration history?

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

Post by Pawson » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:22 am

There is no big deal in interview and is not strange , nothing to fear, just be composed so far your relationship is real, there are so many people on this platform that went through interview and they were granted visa few days after their interview

ms1993
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by ms1993 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:18 am

uk7591 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:00 am
ms1993 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm
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
Sponsor and applicant contacted with interview invite: 21/11/2019
Awaiting interview date
Contacted for Collection:
Collection made:


Finally had some contact but for an interview with my husband and I - strange that we’ve received an email for an interview in one weeks time... Normally they call out of the blue rather than book a time? My husbands will be by video call and mine will be by telephone at the same time

My interview will be about our relationship and his will be relationship, immigration and travel history

I’m worried as to the nature of the questions - any advice will be greatly appreciated please

That’s strange.
What you think, why they call you for an interview?
Does your partner have a bad immigration history?
I wouldn’t say bad - eg no overstay etc or breaches. Three rejections however

His email was slightly different to mine. His email c
Included a paragraph to say questions to be asked about his immigration history and the relationship.

I only had relationship in mine.

ms1993
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by ms1993 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:19 am

Pawson wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:22 am
There is no big deal in interview and is not strange , nothing to fear, just be composed so far your relationship is real, there are so many people on this platform that went through interview and they were granted visa few days after their interview
Well this is it. We know our relationship is real But it’s also the idea of the unknown and knowing one phone call could be the decision made

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

Post by ms1993 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:51 am

Mistah wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am
Does every1 have the interview? Is it for the job or to check if the marriage is legit
I think ours is to check our marriage is genuine. I’m not sure if my employer has had a call and I don’t know if they will ask me employment questions as this wasn’t covered in the email - the email only suggested relationship questions.

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