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

Post by Noshr67 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:06 am

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!
Alhamdulillah!!! Oh happy days ma sha allah ... so happy 4 u hun ! In sha allah looks like they working thru cases now ...

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

Post by ms1993 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:31 am

Noshr67 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:06 am
ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!
Alhamdulillah!!! Oh happy days ma sha allah ... so happy 4 u hun ! In sha allah looks like they working thru cases now ...
Thanks guys! Will share my learning later

Definitely did not expect that today would the the day. The relief is amazing. Alhamdulilah.

Even despite of some complications within the file, it shows that honesty is the best policy

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

Post by Fififadi » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 am

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:31 am
Noshr67 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:06 am
ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!
Alhamdulillah!!! Oh happy days ma sha allah ... so happy 4 u hun ! In sha allah looks like they working thru cases now ...
Thanks guys! Will share my learning later

Definitely did not expect that today would the the day. The relief is amazing. Alhamdulilah.

Even despite of some complications within the file, it shows that honesty is the best policy
I am SO happy for you! I have been silently keeping an eye on your updates - was praying for you and so so glad your spouse has been granted his visa!

Enjoy your beautiful life together x

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

Post by MrWorldWide » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 am

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:31 am
Noshr67 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:06 am
ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!
Alhamdulillah!!! Oh happy days ma sha allah ... so happy 4 u hun ! In sha allah looks like they working thru cases now ...
Thanks guys! Will share my learning later

Definitely did not expect that today would the the day. The relief is amazing. Alhamdulilah.

Even despite of some complications within the file, it shows that honesty is the best policy
Congratulations this is great news!
If you dont mind me asking what type of complications did your file have?

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

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:59 am

MrWorldWide wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 am
Congratulations this is great news!
If you dont mind me asking what type of complications did your file have?
I suggest you read the lengthy topic the user has previously posted as a separate thread to avoid all the same blurb being posted again in this topic.

immigration-for-family-members/advice-r ... 86014.html
Char (CR001 not Casa)
In life you cannot press the Backspace button!!
Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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

Post by MrWorldWide » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm

CR001 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:59 am
MrWorldWide wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:56 am
Congratulations this is great news!
If you dont mind me asking what type of complications did your file have?
I suggest you read the lengthy topic the user has previously posted as a separate thread to avoid all the same blurb being posted again in this topic.

immigration-for-family-members/advice-r ... 86014.html
Thanks for sharing will do.

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

Post by Mac_ » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:27 pm

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!

Congratulations and all the best to you both :)

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

Post by ElizaK » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:41 pm

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:29 am
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 interview invite: 21/11/2019
Sponsor and applicant interview date: 02/12/2019
Processing of case not straightforward email: 05/12/2019
12 week Deadline: 12/12/2019
Contacted UKVI by telephone call: 17/12/2019, case is ‘awaiting a decision’
Contacted UKVI by telephone call (76 WD): ‘awaiting decision’
06/01/2020, case is ‘awaiting decision’
Contacted for Collection by text: 22/01/2020
Collection made: 22/01/2020
Decision: Granted
Total time: 88 WD

Alhamdulilah the visa has been granted. My husband received a text but I didn’t receive an email.

Patience and perseverance.

Thank you so much for all your company and moral support guys. Especially the moderators.

We can finally start our life!

Alhamdulillah! Big congratulations!!Thats great news, so soo happy for you💖

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

Post by ms1993 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm

Thank you all
Wishing the rest of you plenty of luck
Will periodically check back for your updates

♥️

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

Post by SNK » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:56 pm

Congratulations hun so happy for you. In sha Allah the rest of us hear soon 😪😪😪😪😪

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

Post by Noshr67 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:07 am

ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Thank you all
Wishing the rest of you plenty of luck
Will periodically check back for your updates

♥️
He collected his passport same day as the txt? Presuming he lives near by.. atleast u didnt have to wait till the next day like me.. was anxious all night

Whens he coming over then? Mine should be here start of 2and week of feb in sha allah

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

Post by ms1993 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am

Noshr67 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:07 am
ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Thank you all
Wishing the rest of you plenty of luck
Will periodically check back for your updates

♥️
He collected his passport same day as the txt? Presuming he lives near by.. atleast u didnt have to wait till the next day like me.. was anxious all night

Whens he coming over then? Mine should be here start of 2and week of feb in sha allah
Pretty funny actually - he got the text at 9am PK time and called me but I got really annoyed thinking why the heck is this guy calling so early

So woke up at my normal time and realised that the passport is ready and he was already on his way to collect

We’re looking at tickets now, hoping for my birthday which is Monday. Believe it or not, his visa starts on my birthday! And I have a couple days leave from work too so works out well

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

Post by Noshr67 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:12 am

ms1993 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am
Noshr67 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:07 am
ms1993 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Thank you all
Wishing the rest of you plenty of luck
Will periodically check back for your updates

♥️
He collected his passport same day as the txt? Presuming he lives near by.. atleast u didnt have to wait till the next day like me.. was anxious all night

Whens he coming over then? Mine should be here start of 2and week of feb in sha allah
Pretty funny actually - he got the text at 9am PK time and called me but I got really annoyed thinking why the heck is this guy calling so early

So woke up at my normal time and realised that the passport is ready and he was already on his way to collect

We’re looking at tickets now, hoping for my birthday which is Monday. Believe it or not, his visa starts on my birthday! And I have a couple days leave from work too so works out well
Allahs plans are always better ma sha allah so happy 4 us both

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

Post by chloelouise10 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:54 pm

Hey guys,

I escalated to my MP today as it has been 75 WD and my application was priority.

My MPs department replied immediately and said they would escalate. 30 minutes later I received an email from them again saying that they had been in contact with UKVI and that "a decision is still waiting" and "since the application was submitted in October and having payed an extra £500 priority fee, the UKVI department have now escalated your case and a decision will be made soon".

They apologised that they could not help me further.

I was very surprised by the speediness of the response and the readiness to help me.

I am not sure if their escalation process is any different from the phone escalation that we are able to do ourselves. However I think it is worthwhile to do if anyone else is waiting for extended periods of time.

It has certainly made me feel better.

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

Post by SNK » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:16 pm

Hi which date was your application and biometrics? I also applied in October, priority service and no response either as of yet.

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

Post by Noshr67 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 pm

Ms1993 now I'm starting to wonder is it our emails to MP that got us our replies

Although MP didnt contact me at all other than receiving a generic email from them

Me and you sent our emails same day
I got my visa reply last Thursday and u not so long ago got yours

I really am starting to wonder if unknown to us, the MP wrote to HO and that's why we got the replies? Could just be a possibility

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

Post by ms1993 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:04 am

Noshr67 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 pm
Ms1993 now I'm starting to wonder is it our emails to MP that got us our replies

Although MP didnt contact me at all other than receiving a generic email from them

Me and you sent our emails same day
I got my visa reply last Thursday and u not so long ago got yours

I really am starting to wonder if unknown to us, the MP wrote to HO and that's why we got the replies? Could just be a possibility
I’ve got to be honest, I withdrew my email to the MP because I had decided to wait until 120 days to see what the response would be, if any.

Btw our decision was made on 20/01/2020 - text on 22/01, just realised I hadn’t included that in my timeline

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Post by FaizaKhanam » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:42 am

Hi guys I got a phone call from HO about my employment on the 21st Jan 2020 they said it’s on the final stage and and a decision will be made as soon as . Does anyone know how long this will be?

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

Post by Mac_ » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 am

Mac_ wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Noshr67 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:32 am
ElizaK wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:24 am
Smq123 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:39 pm


Me and ms1993 have been waiting for over a month since our interviews so literally can't tell what the delay is
Oh😞 it's only been a few days since I recieved the phone call from HO. Also, does anybody know if you recieve a phonecall because they suspect something suspicious or is it just random?
I feel 4 u hun
And for ms1993

And literally cannot understand what the delay is especially after the phone call.. what could possibly take so long on making a decision

On thos forum
Spouse visa applications Pakistan timelines only there is someone called mac_ who posted saying he got a phone call on 17th january which went well and he was asked lots of questions about his mrs and work and was also told a decision would be made on his application either that same day or the following week

Seems like it's all down to luck
Salaam

I got an email today from HO stating the below, I also got a VAF number in the subject email, not sure what to make of all of this :(

Thank you for applying for a UK visa. Your visa application has been received and is under consideration. We aim to process non settlement applications within 15 working days (unless you have opted for the Priority Visa service), and settlement applications within 60 working days.

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.

We will write to you again if there is any change to this. Please do not attend the Visa Application Centre until you have been advised that your application has been decided and that your passport is ready for collection.

Kind Regards,

UK Decision Making Centre

*UPDATE*

I called UKVI again on 23/01/2020 for an update and was told that a decision has been made! We are now awaiting the email/SMS to inform us that the passport has been sent via courier as we paid extra to have it sent back to us via courier as opposed to having to go collect it. We will find out what the decision is once we receive the passport back. I am hoping In Shaa Allah this happens early next week at the latest.

Kind Regards

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

Post by Noshr67 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:26 pm

Looks like they are working thru the cases Alhamdulillah!

My sisters husband spouse visa
Biometrics: 10th December
NON priority
Txt to say application processed today 24th january
30 working days exact and she didnt pay priority
So shes worried that the reply has come so quick
Plz pray guys
Then her and my husband can in sha allah come on same day
As its friday they have to wait till monday to find out the outcome

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