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VISA TIMELINE

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Liza, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. zeija
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    zeija Member

    https://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/Home/ViewFAQ

    There is a section in the visa4uk website called PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
    What is the visa fee refund policy?
    We will only refund your visa fee if you withdraw your application in writing, using the refund request form on visa4UK, before biometrics are submitted and within 3 months and 7 days of the date the application was paid for.
  2. David99
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    David99 New Member

    Spouse visa granted!

    Location: Philippines
    SPOUSE- Non priority
    Online application: 18th Jan 2018
    Application supporting docs posted recorded delivery 20th Jan 2018 , Docs received/ signed for 21st Jan 2018
    Bio-metrics at VFS: 24 Jan 2018
    Email confirmation- application under consideration by ECO: 14th Feb 2018
    Documents returned 3rd Feb 2018
    Decision made confirmation (text message): 19th April 2018
    Passport received with Vignette: 20th April 2018
    Vignette Validity 25th April to 25th March 2018

    Total:*60* working days from Biometrics until courier delivery of passport.

    Big Thanks to all on this site who gave advice :)
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  3. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    excellent news.
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  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    Congratulations enjoy immensely
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  5. menchu_edge
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    menchu_edge Active Member

    congratz!!! :)
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  6. deanobeano
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    deanobeano Active Member

    Congrats on getting the visa.
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  7. zeija
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    zeija Member

    Still awaiting for a decision but I'm just going to post it here for reference.

    Country applying from: Manila
    Type of visa applied for: Fiance
    Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
    Date online application submitted: 29/03/2018
    Date biometrics taken: 04/04/2018
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 09/04/2018
    Email confirmation received:
    Returned supporting docs back: 25/04/2018 (attached was a letter saying they've made a copy of all the documents<attached the letter as well>)
    Projected timeline given: No timeline given (is this normal?)
    Decision made email: Still waiting
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed: Still waiting
    Date your visa was received: Still waiting
    Processing time from Biometrics date: Still waiting

    Is it normal that they haven't given a projected timeline? Makes me very anxious!

    Attached Files:

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  8. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    all looks normal. now you can relax and forget about it till the end of june.
  9. zeija
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    zeija Member

    Thank you, @bigmac!
  10. zeija
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    zeija Member

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to ask about Email confirmation- application under consideration by ECO.

    We have received the documents as previously stated from my post. But we have not received any sort of email confirmation whatsoever that confirms the application is under consideration.

    We are on Day 28 from when my fiance has submitted his biometrics.

    Does/Did anyone have any experience like this and is this normal?

    Thanks in advance!
  11. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    did you get a standard unsigned letter with the returned bundle---saying it had all been scanned ? that is the only confirmation we got. definitely no emails.
  12. zeija
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    zeija Member

    hi @bigmac

    Yes, I did.

    My fiance has just also informed me that he has received an email confirmation of his online application yesterday from Sheffield - after 39 days since we applied online.

    So our timeline are as follows now:

    Country applying from: Manila
    Type of visa applied for: Fiance
    Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
    Date online application submitted: 29/03/2018
    Date biometrics taken: 04/04/2018
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 09/04/2018
    Email confirmation received: 29/05/2018
    Returned supporting docs back: 25/04/2018
    Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (from the email confirmation)
    Decision made email: Still waiting
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed: Still waiting
    Date your visa was received: Still waiting
    Processing time from Biometrics date: Still waiting
    Last edited: May 30, 2018
  13. zeija
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    zeija Member

    UPDATE:


    Country applying from: Manila
    Type of visa applied for: Fiance
    Priority/Non-Priority : Non-Priority
    Date online application submitted: 29/03/2018
    Date biometrics taken: 04/04/2018
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 09/04/2018
    Email confirmation received: 29/05/2018
    Returned supporting docs back: 25/04/2018
    Projected timeline given: 12 weeks (from the email confirmation)
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed: 28/06/2018
    Date your visa was received: 02/07/2018
    Processing time from Biometrics date: 60 working days
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  14. Leegrace
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    Leegrace New Member

    Well they finally got round to giving us a decision from our application made back in November. The visa was granted but we ran out of patience and will be living in the Philippines and may return back to the UK next year.
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  15. menchu_edge
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    I think the visa entry has expiry. Make sure that she has her BRP first before you live in Phil. And if you have any plan of coming back to the UK, it should be not more than 6 months from the date of leaving the UK. In most of the countries I know, you lose the residency after being out of the country for 6 months. If you will also apply for visa extension next time, it could affect too.
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  16. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    So you were successful then ?
  17. zeija
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    zeija Member

    Ahh Yes.

    STATUS: APPROVED! :D
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  18. Leegrace
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    Leegrace New Member

    Thanks for the information. I will certainly look into it and see where we stand after spending time out of the country.
  19. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Country applying from: Cayman Islands
    Type of visa applied for: Fiancee
    Priority/Non-Priorit : Priority
    Date application submitted: 5/6/2018
    Date biometrics taken: 21/6/2018
    Date documentation was received by UKVI: 22/6/2018
    
Email confirmation received: No email but I have received my sponsors pack back.
    
Projected timeline given:
    
Decision made email:
    Email from VFS stating visa has been processed:
    
Date your visa was received:
    Processing time from Biometrics date:
  20. virgolady
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    virgolady New Member

    Any update on your visa because I’m still waiting also for my daughter settlement visa. It would be 3 months waiting on 14 of July.

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