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Miss UK
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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:49 am

Yes i got it and my application is awaiting a decision on 1st of June still no luck

Ajmal1990 wrote:I got an email and this is what it says (In regards to your query about the status of your application, your application is being considered and is currently awaiting approval)
I was just wondering have anyone here got the same email and what is the timeline for the approval, thanks

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Mash17101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:10 pm

Ajmaal1990

When did you apply, i think your one has been decided i know someone who received an email similar and got a decided email 2 days later, sometimes that email means you apps been decided but a senior manager needs to approve it.but not always the case.

Best of luck

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by ukguyinlondon » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:17 pm

yesterday (21st June 17) almost after 3 months we received an email stating: case not straightforward

biometrics was on 21st March (for wife and 2 kids)
Salary wise double the requirement.. plus other bits were straightforward (i think!)

so not very sure about case not straightforward bit - yes last Jan 2016 we had tried applying for visit visa for wife n kids which got rejected bcoz couldn;t show she had strong connection to India and would return back..

I came across another similar case - madhu_zoom: they received 'not straightforward' email but after 2 days received email asking for IHS fees for the kids (as during application for some reason kids IHS comes as 0) - so requesting for IHS seems like a positive move for madhu i think.. but not sure what has happened after..

Anyways - will have to wait and see what happens -
Anyone with case not straightforward email - would be good if you share your experiences

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by maibm » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Mash17101 wrote:Ajmaal1990

When did you apply, i think your one has been decided i know someone who received an email similar and got a decided email 2 days later, sometimes that email means you apps been decided but a senior manager needs to approve it.but not always the case.

Best of luck
My wife's visa app status is 'awaiting a decision'. This has been the case since 17 May. No idea what the delay is - on 80 working days today. Trying to avoid following up again as they'll just say it's within their SLAs even though most are supposedly worked in 60 working days.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by MissVanCityExpat » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:32 pm

Hi all,

I have yet another delayed application to add to the growing pile...

Visa: FLR(M) extension from within the UK
Application posted: 9th Feb
Confirmation of receipt of application letter: Dated 16 Feb
Biometrics: Taken on 21st Feb
Request for NHS Health Surcharge payment letter dated 16 Feb. Paid 21st Feb. (This was initially overlooked by me as it was newly implemented and I didn't need to pay it for the first 2.5 years of FLR(M).)
Letter from HO re: outstanding policy issues which may affect my application: Dated 21st March
Letter from HO re: exceptionally complex issues, with expected decision to be made on 27 June: Dated 9th May
Letter written to HO re: bringing the decision forward by two weeks due to holiday planned/paid for the previous year (travel date 10th June): Dated 15th May
Letter from HO re: on hold due to Supreme Court ruling: dated 15 June

My husband is British/my sponsor and he earns well over double the financial requirement and I am on £30k. We have no children, so we are calling BS on the hold on our application. Considering the fact that most people got the Supreme Court letter in May, and I have just received mine now, it looks like the HO may be even more behind than it appears.

I have lost a significant amount of money due to a missed holiday and I have also missed out on a very good job offer and pay rise due to the fact that I didn't have my visa in hand. I have had to take unpaid leave from work as I am trapped in a job I am desperate to leave and can't until I have proof I am legally entitled to work. All that to say, as I am sure everyone else is aware, that this delay is causing a fair amount of stress, missed opportunities and just generally ALL LIFE THINGS on hold.

My husband and I were thinking of going to the papers with the story - has anyone done this/considering this?

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Tamandua » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:46 pm

pixelrage09 wrote:
So, in essence, we can blame no one else other than the fraudsters and scammers who have abused the marriage system for years. It's cos of these shady blokes that us genuine couples have to suffer and will continue to suffer while the Home Office endlessly tighten immigration rules to the UK.
Allow me to politely disagree with you. There is no one else to blame but the HO which seems to be a corrupt, incompetent and bureaucratic institution.

Also, many people get married for a number of reasons including economic and social status. The ECHR provides for rights like the right to a family life without interference of the government, the right to marry and found a family. Wether the relationship is affectionate or not, it is certainly not the government's problem. But it seems like there's always a way to circumvent the ECHR. Of course we cannot support sham marriage for purposes of immigration fraud where there is NO contact between the parties. But the applicants should have the benefit of the doubt. I think it's reasonable to ask for some evidence of communication and pictures. But they scrutinise every application in order to find any excuse (even the most cynical ones) to refuse it and then say 'marriage may be genuine and subsisting but it's not affectionate' or 'applicants said they were single in previous applications but got married to stay in the UK' or they are satisfied that the sponsor, 'a UK citizen'(!), just want to facilitate one's entry to the UK.

And no, we should not pay for the delays.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by SimonS » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:18 pm

MissVanCityExpat wrote:Hi all,

I have yet another delayed application to add to the growing pile...

Visa: FLR(M) extension from within the UK
Application posted: 9th Feb
Confirmation of receipt of application letter: Dated 16 Feb
Biometrics: Taken on 21st Feb
Request for NHS Health Surcharge payment letter dated 16 Feb. Paid 21st Feb. (This was initially overlooked by me as it was newly implemented and I didn't need to pay it for the first 2.5 years of FLR(M).)
Letter from HO re: outstanding policy issues which may affect my application: Dated 21st March
Letter from HO re: exceptionally complex issues, with expected decision to be made on 27 June: Dated 9th May
Letter written to HO re: bringing the decision forward by two weeks due to holiday planned/paid for the previous year (travel date 10th June): Dated 15th May
Letter from HO re: on hold due to Supreme Court ruling: dated 15 June

My husband is British/my sponsor and he earns well over double the financial requirement and I am on £30k. We have no children, so we are calling BS on the hold on our application. Considering the fact that most people got the Supreme Court letter in May, and I have just received mine now, it looks like the HO may be even more behind than it appears.

I have lost a significant amount of money due to a missed holiday and I have also missed out on a very good job offer and pay rise due to the fact that I didn't have my visa in hand. I have had to take unpaid leave from work as I am trapped in a job I am desperate to leave and can't until I have proof I am legally entitled to work. All that to say, as I am sure everyone else is aware, that this delay is causing a fair amount of stress, missed opportunities and just generally ALL LIFE THINGS on hold.

My husband and I were thinking of going to the papers with the story - has anyone done this/considering this?
That is an horrendous situation to find yourself in. You have my sympathy. I know that EU citizens whose PRC applications are delayed in this manner can claim compensation under European Law. Not sure about non-EEA spouse but may be worth enquiring from a solicitor if you have not already done so.

In this case I think you should also contact your MP if you have gone past the maximum processing time threshold. You ought to ask what is the specific reason, explaining that you meet and exceed the income threshold and have no children so the ruling should not apply to your circumstances.

Many people here have proposed going to the media with their plight. Whilst I think the situation is deplorable, I would not expect any sympathy from a right-wing press and a general public with strong anti-immigration sentiment. Just look at the Brexit situation!!
I'm not an expert and only answer from my personal experience and understanding of the rules. Spouse Settlement Visa Granted for my wife July 2017. You should not take my advice as absolute.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Hello guys i just got below reply

Dear
Thank you for your email dated 21.06.2017. The status of your application is awaiting a decision, which means that it has not been completed yet.

Please note the onus is upon individual customers to ensure that they satisfy the requirements set out in the guidance material. The guidance material accompanies each and every application form. UK Visas and Immigration is not able to give, indicate or advise upon the outcome of any such application prior to it being given full and careful consideration.

Can some one tell me whats its means not yet completed ??????????

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Mash17101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:48 pm

After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:00 pm

so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Mash17101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Miss UK wrote:so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

Hi miss uk do you know how long your status has been awaiting decision since.mine has been for two weeks know others on this thread for months it can be anytime so fingers crossed.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Raj86 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:41 pm

Well everyone's visa is moving ... Idk
Where r those people who's visa was on hold....
Still no news ?

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by pixelrage09 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:03 pm

Mash17101 wrote:
Miss UK wrote:so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

Hi miss uk do you know how long your status has been awaiting decision since.mine has been for two weeks know others on this thread for months it can be anytime so fingers crossed.
Mash,

I have had the same status and mine has been like that since 10/05/2017. So basically a little more than a month.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:43 pm

Mash Its last updated on 1st June because i emailed them on 27th May they said no current updates may be your application new and details are wrong but now its awaiting decisions : :) :) :)

[qu :roll: ote="Mash17101"]
Miss UK wrote:so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

Hi miss uk do you know how long your status has been awaiting decision since.mine has been for two weeks know others on this thread for months it can be anytime so fingers crossed.[/quote]

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Tamandua » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Miss UK wrote:Hello guys i just got below reply

Dear
Thank you for your email dated 21.06.2017. The status of your application is awaiting a decision, which means that it has not been completed yet.

Please note the onus is upon individual customers to ensure that they satisfy the requirements set out in the guidance material. The guidance material accompanies each and every application form. UK Visas and Immigration is not able to give, indicate or advise upon the outcome of any such application prior to it being given full and careful consideration.

Can some one tell me whats its means not yet completed ??????????

That's a copy & paste message. A friend of mine received the same reply from them. 'Not yet completed' means your application is probably with the decision making team that will go through your application one more time along with notes from your caseworker or previous ECOs.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Mash17101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:01 pm

Miss UK wrote:Mash Its last updated on 1st June because i emailed them on 27th May they said no current updates may be your application new and details are wrong but now its awaiting decisions : :) :) :)

[qu :roll: ote="Mash17101"]
Miss UK wrote:so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

Hi miss uk do you know how long your status has been awaiting decision since.mine has been for two weeks know others on this thread for months it can be anytime so fingers crossed.
[/quote]


Ok that sounds very similar to mine aswel hopfully we get it very soon

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:16 pm

WHATS YOUR AWAITING DECISION DATE

AND INSAHALL ALLAH NEXT COMING WEEK WE CAN HAVE GOOD NEWS
Mash17101 wrote:
Miss UK wrote:Mash Its last updated on 1st June because i emailed them on 27th May they said no current updates may be your application new and details are wrong but now its awaiting decisions : :) :) :)

[qu :roll: ote="Mash17101"]
Miss UK wrote:so Kind Mash1710
I applied on 10th March from Lahore Pakistan


Mash17101 wrote:After awaiting a decision the next step is decided and then completed thats how your status will update i got the same one.nothing to worry bout just standard email.

How long has it been since you applied?

Hi miss uk do you know how long your status has been awaiting decision since.mine has been for two weeks know others on this thread for months it can be anytime so fingers crossed.

Ok that sounds very similar to mine aswel hopfully we get it very soon[/quote]

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Miss UK » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:19 pm

ACKNOWLEDGED :? :? :? :?
AND HOPEFULLY ON THIS STAGE FINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE AND THERE IS NO OTHER STAGE ??? :
Tamandu :? a wrote:
Miss UK wrote:Hello guys i just got below reply

Dear
Thank you for your email dated 21.06.2017. The status of your application is awaiting a decision, which means that it has not been completed yet.

Please note the onus is upon individual customers to ensure that they satisfy the requirements set out in the guidance material. The guidance material accompanies each and every application form. UK Visas and Immigration is not able to give, indicate or advise upon the outcome of any such application prior to it being given full and careful consideration.

Can some one tell me whats its means not yet completed ??????????

That's a copy & paste message. A friend of mine received the same reply from them. 'Not yet completed' means your application is probably with the decision making team that will go through your application one more time along with notes from your caseworker or previous ECOs.
Last edited by Miss UK on Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by Mash17101 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:20 pm

Mine has been awaiting a decision since the 2nd june.

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Re: uk spouse visa on hold :(

Post by pixelrage09 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:19 pm

I hate to break it to you guys, but I know a member of this forum that's been awaiting a decision since March.

So, nothing is set in stone and it's just another one of HO's ambiguous responses to keep the carrot dangling in front of our faces.

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