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Offline steviereed

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march timeline
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:22:47 PM »
Submitted on line application 23 Feb
Bio apt 27 Feb
Package sent 1 March, priority application using VFS round trip. I'll let you know how it goes

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 04:27:13 PM »
We are about on the same timeline.  I sent mine to Sheffield on Monday, got verification email that it has been received this morning.  Mine is also priority.  We will have to follow each other's progress.

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 04:30:01 PM »
Will do, yours ought to give me a good indication of timescales.

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 06:26:29 PM »
Pretty excited about this thread as I am submitting my online application in on Sunday!!!

My husband finally was able to sort everything we needed out in London (a flat to live in) so I should have all of my documents by then.

Can I ask you guys about the online application and sending priority....was everything pretty straight forward when you did everything in terms of payment for both the application, IHS, priority and express shipping everything?  It's one thing I've been stressing over since I don't know what any of it looks like online. 

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 06:34:50 PM »
Pretty excited about this thread as I am submitting my online application in on Sunday!!!

My husband finally was able to sort everything we needed out in London (a flat to live in) so I should have all of my documents by then.

Can I ask you guys about the online application and sending priority....was everything pretty straight forward when you did everything in terms of payment for both the application, IHS, priority and express shipping everything?  It's one thing I've been stressing over since I don't know what any of it looks like online.

The VFS site which is where you pay for priority and shipping can be very buggy.  So pay those as soon as you can after you apply so that you know it's done before your biometrics/sending your application.

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 10:22:59 PM »
The online application pretty much takes you through it step by step, just make sure you keep and eye out for the "print" button to get your receipt(s)and Bio appt. Have a couple of credit cards handy, one of mine wouldn't work, it was with M&T bank and I've had issues with it before doing slightly different things.

The VFS website is a little complicated so just make sure you are paying for the service you want, there's a fair bit on there

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 10:39:41 PM »
Online Application: 20 Feb
Biometric: 28 Feb
Priority application using VFS courier round trip: docs sent 28 Feb
Fingers crossed, really hoping for a quick turnaround as this follows a previous refusal where we failed to submit the correct documentation for proof of income and my divorce decree as we rushed our first application and didn't research required evidence properly. Big and very expensive mistake! I could detail this out in full as it would be a classic example of how not to do it! Wish I had discovered this site before we submitted the first time round   ::)

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 10:55:42 PM »
Online Application: 20 Feb
Biometric: 28 Feb
Priority application using VFS courier round trip: docs sent 28 Feb
Fingers crossed, really hoping for a quick turnaround as this follows a previous refusal where we failed to submit the correct documentation for proof of income and my divorce decree as we rushed our first application and didn't research required evidence properly. Big and very expensive mistake! I could detail this out in full as it would be a classic example of how not to do it! Wish I had discovered this site before we submitted the first time round   ::)

Hi Guy, welcome!

Fingers crossed for you this time around! :)
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Re: march timeline
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 12:02:08 AM »
Online Application: 24 Feb
Biometrics Appointment: 27 Feb
Sent Priority: 28 Feb

Tracking says it's landed and will be delivered tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get a confirmation email soon! Husband left for U.K. this afternoon....
Met: Sept 2008
US Fiancé Visa: June 2010
Married in US: July 2010
Son born: Feb 2012
Online Application: 24 Feb 2017
Biometrics: 27 Feb 3017
Sent application priority: 28 Feb 2017
Visa received: 29 Mar 2017--APPROVED!
Arrived in UK: 13 April 2017

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 11:58:35 AM »
Update: tracking said package was delivered to Sheffield yesterday (1 March) and got the confirmation email this morning! Much faster than I thought up to this point. Not sure how long the wait will be for a decision though!
Met: Sept 2008
US Fiancé Visa: June 2010
Married in US: July 2010
Son born: Feb 2012
Online Application: 24 Feb 2017
Biometrics: 27 Feb 3017
Sent application priority: 28 Feb 2017
Visa received: 29 Mar 2017--APPROVED!
Arrived in UK: 13 April 2017

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 01:32:27 PM »
Mine was delivered today 3 march and I have confirmation e mail already. Now we wait

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 06:25:23 PM »
The confirmation emails coming so quickly means that there are not many applications ahead of you which in turn means a quick decision.  :)
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 01:02:08 AM »
Our package arrived by UPS on the morning of 2nd March and we received a confirmation email the same day. I have a question though; If the turnaround is quicker than expected and the visa is granted (fingers and toes crossed) does she have to wait until the date we gave as intended travel date or can she travel sooner?

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Re: march timeline
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 06:00:14 AM »
It depends what start date they put on the visa.

She cannot travel until the 'valid from' date on the visa, so if they have honoured your Intended Travel Date and made the visa valid from that date, she will have to wait.

If not, and they have used an earlier date, she can travel earlier.

What travel date did you put on the application? You really want to put the earliest possible date she could travel, so that she doesn't end up in a situation where she's stuck waiting for the visa to start and can't travel.


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Re: march timeline
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2017, 02:07:47 PM »
My visa arrived back on Monday.  We had put a travel date of the 27th of April and they only pushed it up one week to the 20th of April. We had even included a note saying we would
Love to change it to earlier!
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