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

Post by CR001 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:12 pm

NiDz91 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:07 pm
munzzz123 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:56 am
Hi All, Some fantastic news. We got the spouse visa yesterday! Below is our timeline! Thank you all for your support. This forum has helped a lot :)
Application Type : Appendix FM Spouse visa (Partner in the UK - ILR)
Application Submitted online on: 17th March 2020 PRIORITY
Postal or In-Person Application: Online (Standard)
Biometrics Enrolled: 29/06/20 Dublin, Ireland
Method: Self Scanned & Uploaded on UKVCAS
Acknowledgement Received: No
Additional Documents Requested on (if any): No
Decision Email: No
Decision Letter Received on: 29/07/20
BRP Card Received on: Not yet
Decision: GRANTED :)
Which country ??
Have you actually read the post???

The user has very clearly stated "DUBLIN, IRELAND"
Char (CR001 not Casa)
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Re: Still waiting for a decision.....

Post by saragullu » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Called up ukvi on Tuesday 4th Aug - verbally confirmed decision has been made
Sent them email to cofirm - email recieved Wed 5th Aug

Now just waiting for the VAC in Islamabad to contact my husband to arrange collection of the passport.

Ukvi said in their email to wait 30 WD and if still the passport has nor been sent then to chase.

Hubby called the VAC they have not recieved the passport yet!!

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

Post by NiDz91 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:27 am

ALHUMDULILLAH We had our YES today, my husband received a call from VAC yesterday for passport collection 😊

Please post timelines in the timeline specific topic!!!

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

Post by AS4LYF » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:05 am

Maashaa'Allaah congratulations. That's great news.

Quick question. Isn't the VAC closed on weekends or did you receive the call yesterday?

Still waiting almost 13 months ☹️

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

Post by AS4LYF » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm

Hi

I have received an email from my solicitor titled Passport Collection.

Dear Applicant

This is to inform you that your processed visa application have been received at the UK visa application center ISLAMABAD. Application can be collected from Monday to Friday during (0800-1600 hrs). Friday prayer break during (1300-1400 hrs).

However the email does not have my wife's name. It doesn't have the GWF reference number either.

Now this could be for other clients that have given their case with my solicitor as well.

My wife has not received any text message.

My question is does my wife call the Islamabad vac on Monday next week or does she physically go to the Islamabad vac.

Has anyone else experienced this before.

I would appreciate any help and advice.

Been waiting over a year since the biometrics in July 2019.

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

Post by Manugmedia » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 pm

AS4LYF wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Hi

I have received an email from my solicitor titled Passport Collection.

Dear Applicant

This is to inform you that your processed visa application have been received at the UK visa application center ISLAMABAD. Application can be collected from Monday to Friday during (0800-1600 hrs). Friday prayer break during (1300-1400 hrs).

However the email does not have my wife's name. It doesn't have the GWF reference number either.

Now this could be for other clients that have given their case with my solicitor as well.

My wife has not received any text message.

My question is does my wife call the Islamabad vac on Monday next week or does she physically go to the Islamabad vac.

Has anyone else experienced this before.

I would appreciate any help and advice.

Been waiting over a year since the biometrics in July 2019.

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

Post by AmazonianX » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:59 pm

AS4LYF wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Hi

I have received an email from my solicitor titled Passport Collection.

Dear Applicant

This is to inform you that your processed visa application have been received at the UK visa application center ISLAMABAD. Application can be collected from Monday to Friday during (0800-1600 hrs). Friday prayer break during (1300-1400 hrs).

However the email does not have my wife's name. It doesn't have the GWF reference number either.

Now this could be for other clients that have given their case with my solicitor as well.

My wife has not received any text message.

My question is does my wife call the Islamabad vac on Monday next week or does she physically go to the Islamabad vac.

Has anyone else experienced this before.

I would appreciate any help and advice.

Been waiting over a year since the biometrics in July 2019.
If you still want to be asking if the mail is addressed to you or not, as you You engaged a solicitorinquire from him why it is not specific to or make reference to any detail about you or GWF number or he is mixing you up with other clients of his and not asking people on here. However, the surest means to know is since the collections times are stated, let your spouse go there with the passport collection mail.

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

Post by ChaRlo++ » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:24 am

Spousal visa application
Online Application submitted 17 Jan 2020 (STANDARD)
Biometrics at TLS vac Lagos 14 Feb 2020
Sent a mail to UKVI and received response on 11 Jun 2020 that a decision has been made on application however please be advised that due to the current Covid19 situation, various UK and overseas offices are closed and as such, delays may be incurred.
Still waiting for the decision

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

Post by ChaRlo++ » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:30 am

Remti wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Aarav086 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:11 am
Hi everyone - just wanted to let you all know that my husband’s visa was approved (with 3 month vignette). He received his passport back today. Application done in India. Thanks so much to everyone for help and support during this experience!
Congratulations to both of you. We hope everyone else gets good news too
Congratulations!

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

Post by ChaRlo++ » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:04 pm

Anyone with delayed response with over 120WD, precisely 26weeks?

Visa application Spouse visa (Husband)

Online application 17th January 2020

Biometrics 14th February 2020

Visa type: Standard (Non-priority)

I got confirmation that a decision has been made o my application since 9th June 2020 with follow up response mail on 3rd August 2020 that my application has been referred to relevant team to return my documents.

This wait is nerve-wracking!

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

Post by Manugmedia » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:54 am

ChaRlo++ wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Anyone with delayed response with over 120WD, precisely 26weeks?

Visa application Spouse visa (Husband)

Online application 17th January 2020

Biometrics 14th February 2020

Visa type: Standard (Non-priority)

I got confirmation that a decision has been made o my application since 9th June 2020 with follow up response mail on 3rd August 2020 that my application has been referred to relevant team to return my documents.

This wait is nerve-wracking!
You can track the application on TLS via gov.uk, if the application status shows transferred to VAC, then you can collect.
I see TLS lagos just opened on 27 July and given they are only working two days a week and the volume of visa applications from the center compared to others, it might take another week or two or more. Most cases are waiting an average of a month after their regional VAC opens to get an email. Exercise some patience and keep yourself busy, won't be long.

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

Post by ChaRlo++ » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:34 am

Manugmedia wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:54 am
ChaRlo++ wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Anyone with delayed response with over 120WD, precisely 26weeks?

Visa application Spouse visa (Husband)

Online application 17th January 2020

Biometrics 14th February 2020

Visa type: Standard (Non-priority)

I got confirmation that a decision has been made o my application since 9th June 2020 with follow up response mail on 3rd August 2020 that my application has been referred to relevant team to return my documents.

This wait is nerve-wracking!
You can track the application on TLS via gov.uk, if the application status shows transferred to VAC, then you can collect.
I see TLS lagos just opened on 27 July and given they are only working two days a week and the volume of visa applications from the center compared to others, it might take another week or two or more. Most cases are waiting an average of a month after their regional VAC opens to get an email. Exercise some patience and keep yourself busy, won't be long.
Many thanks Manugmedia. I try as much to distract myself but the suspense is disturbing. I hope and pray it comes out soonest.

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

Post by shyamgorasia » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:24 pm

Hello.

Is the tlscontact tracking application/website Down? Doesn't seem to load or redirect me to track status? My partner got a message to collect her passport thats why.

Whenever I sign in via gov and redirect to tls it says token is out of date. The mobile app doesn't do anythijg either jusy keeps loading when I put her details in.

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

Post by AmazonianX » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:26 pm

shyamgorasia wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Hello.

Is the tlscontact tracking application/website Down? Doesn't seem to load or redirect me to track status? My partner got a message to collect her passport thats why.

Whenever I sign in via gov and redirect to tls it says token is out of date. The mobile app doesn't do anythijg either jusy keeps loading when I put her details in.
If tracking not working but already receive collection mail, then let partner go for collection of her passport.

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

Post by ChaRlo++ » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:23 am

shyamgorasia wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Hello.

Is the tlscontact tracking application/website Down? Doesn't seem to load or redirect me to track status? My partner got a message to collect her passport thats why.

Whenever I sign in via gov and redirect to tls it says token is out of date. The mobile app doesn't do anythijg either jusy keeps loading when I put her details in.
Please share timeline for your application to provide insights and possible revert by UKVI. Thanks

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

Post by shyamgorasia » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:27 am

Sure. Please see below timeline. Applied on behalf of partner from Kenya:

Online application submitted - 01 July 2020
Partner went for biometrics - 15 July 2020
Message to collect passport - 21 August 2020

1) If her visa has been approved and she has got the visa sticker in her passport is there anything else I need to do or can she just book her flight?

2) Just to confirm, does she only need to present following at UK immigration upon arrival or is there anything else? :
- her passport with the visa sticker
- TB certificate
- complete submit this form: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-cont ... -travel-uk

I. E. Will she be asked for anything else or interviewed etc, just want to make sure so she's not held up there because we forgot something.

Thanks a lot
Shyam

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

Post by Manugmedia » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:02 pm

shyamgorasia wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:27 am
Sure. Please see below timeline. Applied on behalf of partner from Kenya:

Online application submitted - 01 July 2020
Partner went for biometrics - 15 July 2020
Message to collect passport - 21 August 2020

1) If her visa has been approved and she has got the visa sticker in her passport is there anything else I need to do or can she just book her flight?

2) Just to confirm, does she only need to present following at UK immigration upon arrival or is there anything else? :
- her passport with the visa sticker
- TB certificate
- complete submit this form: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-cont ... -travel-uk

I. E. Will she be asked for anything else or interviewed etc, just want to make sure so she's not held up there because we forgot something.

Thanks a lot
Shyam
It's definitely good news.
She also needs to present the visa approval letter that she gets with her passport back.
She can just book her flight. ( indirect flights are way cheaper at the moment and only a few hours longer)
She may be asked any general questions about you, your adress, phone number, your relationship bla bla bla. But depends on the IO she meets.

On a side note keep an eye on travel news if the Government approves Covid-19 test on arrival this week to beat the self quarantine requirement.

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

Post by AmazonianX » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:05 pm

shyamgorasia wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:27 am
Sure. Please see below timeline. Applied on behalf of partner from Kenya:

Online application submitted - 01 July 2020
Partner went for biometrics - 15 July 2020
Message to collect passport - 21 August 2020

1) If her visa has been approved and she has got the visa sticker in her passport is there anything else I need to do or can she just book her flight?

2) Just to confirm, does she only need to present following at UK immigration upon arrival or is there anything else? :
- her passport with the visa sticker
- TB certificate She should have it available in her hand luggage but may not be asked
- complete submit this form: https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-cont ... -travel-uk

I. E. Will she be asked for anything else or interviewed etc, just want to make sure so she's not held up there because we forgot something.

Thanks a lot
Shyam

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

Post by AS4LYF » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:37 pm

Hi All

So it's been more than a year since the biometrics. I will now be complaining to the home office.

Can someone please tell me what the email is to complain. The email that costs around £5.

Thank you

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

Post by Korekt » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:14 pm

AS4LYF wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Hi All

So it's been more than a year since the biometrics. I will now be complaining to the home office.

Can someone please tell me what the email is to complain. The email that costs around £5.

Thank you
Sorry to hear that.

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