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

Post by Ginabeena » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:16 am

Pawson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 am
Did you receive decision mail email b4 tracking or what?
No I didn’t receive anything. I just thought I’d check the online status

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

Post by Pawson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:23 am

Thanks for your response, I didn't get it but have sent mail to my solicitor to track it on my behalf

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

Post by Shidd1994 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:02 pm

Yazy lat wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:11 am
Shidd1994 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Country of application: Morocco

• Visa type: Spouse Settlement - Husband

• Standard or Priority: Standard

• Visa processing office: Sheffield, UK

• Online application submitted: 5th August 2019

• All documents scanned/uploaded: 15th August

2019 - Self-scanned



• Biometrics taken: 19th August 2019

• Email from TLS: Application transferred to UKVI: 19th August 2019 - 'Your visa application has been sent to the Decision Making Centre for processing.'

• Email from Decision Making Centre: Visa application: 3rd September 2019 - '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 Clearance Officer.' - 11th working day from biometrics.

• 30th working day from biometrics: 30th September 2019 - No updates.

• Emailed UK Visas and Immigration for an update (payed £5.48): 10th October 2019 - 38th working day from biometrics.

• Received an emailed response from UK Visas and Immigration: 11th October 2019 - 'With regards to your enquiry about the status of your application, I can confirm that your application is being considered and is currently awaiting a decision.' - 39th working day from biometrics.

• Received an email from the Home Office in Sheffield: 28th October 2019 - 'UKVI is pleased to confirm receipt of your visa application for settlement.
We are sending this email because we have not received your UK sponsor supporting documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: UKVI is unable to consider your application without these documents. If we do not receive your supporting documents within 10 working days your application will be processed based on the information provided in the Visa Application Form.' - 50th working day from biometrics.

• 30th October 2019: Sent copies of all original supporting documents via post to the TLS Scanning Hub in London as well as the receipt proving that I successfully uploaded the documents and that they were approved and accepted on 15th August 2019, and also a letter from my solicitor addressing the Home Office in Sheffield explaining the circumstances. - 52nd working day from biometrics.

• Received another email from the Sheffield Home Office: 7th November 2019 - '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.' - 58th working day from biometrics.

• 60 working days from biometrics: 11th November 2019 - No updates.


STILL WAITING ... IT'S BEEN 71 WORKING DAYS TODAY SINCE BIOMETRICS :(
It's so fustrating to wait so long without having an idea why! I applied for my husbands spouse visa from AlGERIA on the 4th of July so mor than 100 working days and still waiting...


Yes it's so frustrating :( I know we just have to wait but it's so upsetting at the same time. But God willing soon.

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

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:42 pm

Can members PLEASE NOT post Timelines in this topic, especially for Pakistan and India, both of which have their OWN TIMELINE ONLY THREADS!!! The more this topic becomes a timeline thread, the quicker it will be locked permanently.
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by JayHussain » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm

zakali92 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:36 am
Husnac wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm
zakali92 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 am
Alna3569 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:17 am


ALHAMDULILLAH, by the grace of God, VISA GRANTED!

My wife went today to Islamabad to collect her passport!

I will post the full timeline soon on this thread and the timeline thread!

Ahhhh alhamdulillah i am soo happy for you!! Congratulations. Please pray for me
I will pray for you all insha'Allah
Hey congratulations. :-).
I think our dates were quite similar.
My partner was also granted her visa - I did update the Timelines.
Thanks.

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

Post by JayHussain » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:47 pm

CR001 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Can members PLEASE NOT post Timelines in this topic, especially for Pakistan and India, both of which have their OWN TIMELINE ONLY THREADS!!! The more this topic becomes a timeline thread, the quicker it will be locked permanently.
This really doesn't make sense because in the Timeline Thread you say don't do chit chat etc when people do update with the info as above & here you are saying otherwise?! I'm sorry I do not mean to be critical but I find the rules on this Forum way too confusing. I have tried to add a lot of value by being quite open & honest & updating my timeline accordingly for people to view but now this just confuses me more!

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

Post by CR001 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:50 pm

JayHussain wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:47 pm
CR001 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Can members PLEASE NOT post Timelines in this topic, especially for Pakistan and India, both of which have their OWN TIMELINE ONLY THREADS!!! The more this topic becomes a timeline thread, the quicker it will be locked permanently.
This really doesn't make sense because in the Timeline Thread you say don't do chit chat etc when people do update with the info as above & here you are saying otherwise?! I'm sorry I do not mean to be critical but I find the rules on this Forum way too confusing. I have tried to add a lot of value by being quite open & honest & updating my timeline accordingly for people to view but now this just confuses me more!
It was someone who posted ONLY a timeline update, in the same format as the timeline only threads. The post was removed. My post refers to those specifically that only post timelines and nothing else!!! Perspective!!!

This topic is already an absolute nightmare to moderate and check and if members want to continue have this to post about 'still waiting.....' then do not turn it into a timeline topic when we already have those specific threads.
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by JayHussain » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:56 pm

CR001 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:50 pm
JayHussain wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:47 pm
CR001 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:42 pm
Can members PLEASE NOT post Timelines in this topic, especially for Pakistan and India, both of which have their OWN TIMELINE ONLY THREADS!!! The more this topic becomes a timeline thread, the quicker it will be locked permanently.
This really doesn't make sense because in the Timeline Thread you say don't do chit chat etc when people do update with the info as above & here you are saying otherwise?! I'm sorry I do not mean to be critical but I find the rules on this Forum way too confusing. I have tried to add a lot of value by being quite open & honest & updating my timeline accordingly for people to view but now this just confuses me more!
It was someone who posted ONLY a timeline update, in the same format as the timeline only threads. The post was removed. My post refers to those specifically that only post timelines and nothing else!!! Perspective!!!

This topic is already an absolute nightmare to moderate and check and if members want to continue have this to post about 'still waiting.....' then do not turn it into a timeline topic when we already have those specific threads.
Understood. Thanks for coming back to me. I just know there are a lot of people out there that can be helped through this forum which is great, I just wanted to understand it better!

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

Post by Husnac » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me. For those who were contacted by the home office by telephone for an interview, what number was you contacted by? Was it a private call or unknown? I received 2 missed calls today from a 'restricted' number. I was wondering if it was the home office. If so what happens if you miss there call. I am so worried. It has been 9 week for me today since biometrics

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

Post by uk7591 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:41 pm

Husnac wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me. For those who were contacted by the home office by telephone for an interview, what number was you contacted by? Was it a private call or unknown? I received 2 missed calls today from a 'restricted' number. I was wondering if it was the home office. If so what happens if you miss there call. I am so worried. It has been 9 week for me today since biometrics

Normally home office leave a voicemail.
Nothing to worry if you missed a call from ukvi.
If they need any additional information then they will contact you again through a phone call or email .

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

Post by zakali92 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:46 pm

Husnac wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me. For those who were contacted by the home office by telephone for an interview, what number was you contacted by? Was it a private call or unknown? I received 2 missed calls today from a 'restricted' number. I was wondering if it was the home office. If so what happens if you miss there call. I am so worried. It has been 9 week for me today since biometrics
It was a private number when I got the call, but as a member has said above , they do leave a voicemail.

Good luck inshallah!

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

Post by zakali92 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:47 pm

JayHussain wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm
zakali92 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:36 am
Husnac wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm
zakali92 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 am



Ahhhh alhamdulillah i am soo happy for you!! Congratulations. Please pray for me
I will pray for you all insha'Allah
Hey congratulations. :-).
I think our dates were quite similar.
My partner was also granted her visa - I did update the Timelines.
Thanks.
Congratulations! Yes I vaguely remember! When did you get the decision? Will book tickets tonight Inshallah!

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

Post by Husnac » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:50 pm

zakali92 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Husnac wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me. For those who were contacted by the home office by telephone for an interview, what number was you contacted by? Was it a private call or unknown? I received 2 missed calls today from a 'restricted' number. I was wondering if it was the home office. If so what happens if you miss there call. I am so worried. It has been 9 week for me today since biometrics
It was a private number when I got the call, but as a member has said above , they do leave a voicemail.

Good luck inshallah!
So it didnt come under "restricted" when they called?

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

Post by uk7591 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:54 pm

Most likely private number or unknown number or may be restricted number as well..
Check your voicemail box if they left any message

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

Post by Husnac » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:08 pm

uk7591 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Most likely private number or unknown number or may be restricted number as well..
Check your voicemail box if they left any message
Thank you for your response. I have not received any voice message so may not have been them

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

Post by Mistah » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:58 pm

IsaacIsla wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:43 am
Pawson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:22 am
How do you track pls and what are the necessary information do I need to track pls, am worried sick
In order to track your application, you have to log onto gov.uk and it will redirect you to the relevant commercial partner whether its TLS or VFS and then you can track it and check the progress. If you used a lawyer they will do this for you.
Are you on about visa4uk Gov site at that site you can track your application

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

Post by Pawson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:04 pm

I tried it but wA requesting for application barcode numbers which I dont have.

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

Post by ElizaK » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm

Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I was told my husband will recieve an email?

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

Post by Yazy lat » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:17 pm

ElizaK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I
was told my husband will recieve an email?
They have no right to refuse you becouse you haven't met him in a long time. The reason you guys havent met is obviously because you are in the uk working hard to bring your husband... don't worry. Also if that was the case they would of contacted you by now to ask you some questions... just have to wait patiently now.

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

Post by Mistah » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 pm

ElizaK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I was told my husband will recieve an email?
I havent met my wife in over a year but that shouldn't get the Visa refused and it doesn't say how long you didn't meet them for. They only require the financial side and if the marriage is legit so don't worry

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

Post by JayHussain » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:47 pm

zakali92 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:47 pm
JayHussain wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm
zakali92 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:36 am
Husnac wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:43 pm


I will pray for you all insha'Allah
Hey congratulations. :-).
I think our dates were quite similar.
My partner was also granted her visa - I did update the Timelines.
Thanks.
Congratulations! Yes I vaguely remember! When did you get the decision? Will book tickets tonight Inshallah!
Hi thank you,
We got the visa pretty quickly to be honest, a lot quicker than expected. Check the Timeline Thread (Page 61) I have updated it with the full timeline of our Visa Process. I did not use a solicitor or anything & to be honest I was a bit surprised they acted so quickly given some of the issues people face. However, I did have one conversation with the UKVI & they were really apologetic because they had called me in error. Basically we applied via route A & I was called by some incompetent ECO asking me why I did not provide 2nd Income details. Firstly, I earn way above the threshold of what is required, secondly, I have been in the same role for well over 2 years so I was shocked when they asked me about my 2nd Income Details. Because I know my application was genuine, I had a very frank conversation with them saying, I cannot understand why after paying all that money, you as an ECO cannot even determine from my paperwork that there would be no 2nd Income Details, they were very apologetic however, it just shows what a joke of a department they truly are. We did a standard application too. Good luck with the ticket booking. My partners arrives on 1 December 2019 InShaaAllah & then we start having to worry about the Visa Application for 2.5 years from now... never ends eh!

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

Post by JayHussain » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:51 pm

uk7591 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Most likely private number or unknown number or may be restricted number as well..
Check your voicemail box if they left any message
Yes that is right, they do call on Private. They called me first time & did not leave a voicemail, then called me the second time & did leave a voicemail (a pretty pathetic one at that too) & then on the third call I stayed by the phone all day & spoke with them. It is a pain in the rear end & they're not very professional at all.

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

Post by JayHussain » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:08 am

ElizaK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I was told my husband will recieve an email?
Hey ElizaK
Is this your info from the Timeline Thread?

Application type: spouse visa for husband.( settlement)
Priority level: standard
Application submitted online: 22nd August
Biometrics: 27th August vfs Islamabad
Documents submitted to sheffield: 28th August
Email confirmation from ECO: 12th september
Employer Contacted By UKVI :
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI :
Contacted For Collection:
Collection Made:

I did contact UKVI by phonecall on the 21st November and they said they will esclate the case.

67working days now.


If so, I have a question for you? Please come back to me on this thread, sorry I do not have private message facility & do not reply on the Timeline Thread as that is for timelines only.
Thank you.
Jay

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

Post by ElizaK » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:24 am

JayHussain wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:08 am
ElizaK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I was told my husband will recieve an email?
Hey ElizaK
Is this your info from the Timeline Thread?

Application type: spouse visa for husband.( settlement)
Priority level: standard
Application submitted online: 22nd August
Biometrics: 27th August vfs Islamabad
Documents submitted to sheffield: 28th August
Email confirmation from ECO: 12th september
Employer Contacted By UKVI :
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI :
Contacted For Collection:
Collection Made:

I did contact UKVI by phonecall on the 21st November and they said they will esclate the case.

67working days now.


If so, I have a question for you? Please come back to me on this thread, sorry I do not have private message facility & do not reply on the Timeline Thread as that is for timelines only.
Thank you.
Jay

Hey, yes this is my information from the timeline thread and sure please feel free to ask any questions.

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

Post by JayHussain » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 am

ElizaK wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:24 am
JayHussain wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:08 am
ElizaK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Hey guys, I'm so worried about the application. Its been 67 working days now and we have still recieved nothing. If it does go over the 3month time does that mean theres some problem with the application? Everyone else I know of has had a response back within 10weeks at the most even with standard. I did contact UKVI a few days ago and they said they will esclate the case. I'm so worried, I have a strong feeling theyre not going to grant my husband his visa as we haven't met in over 1year and a half. Also when I phoned UKVI I was told my husband will recieve an email?
Hey ElizaK
Is this your info from the Timeline Thread?

Application type: spouse visa for husband.( settlement)
Priority level: standard
Application submitted online: 22nd August
Biometrics: 27th August vfs Islamabad
Documents submitted to sheffield: 28th August
Email confirmation from ECO: 12th september
Employer Contacted By UKVI :
Sponsor Contacted By UKVI :
Contacted For Collection:
Collection Made:

I did contact UKVI by phonecall on the 21st November and they said they will esclate the case.

67working days now.


If so, I have a question for you? Please come back to me on this thread, sorry I do not have private message facility & do not reply on the Timeline Thread as that is for timelines only.
Thank you.
Jay

Hey, yes this is my information from the timeline thread and sure please feel free to ask any questions.
Hey, thanks for getting back to me. I just wanted to understand why you submitted documents to Sheffield & did not upload them on the VFS Site? I could be wrong but didn't the process change by the time you submitted your application? Could that be the reason for the potential delay?

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