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Offline jessmed3

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2017, 01:00:39 AM »
Yay more in the April club!

I have a feeling I'll be in here a lot because I have spent so much time here the last few months!

Just saw a March poster recieved her approval today (17th). Her application was confirmed in Sheffield 15th of March....so hoping approximate timeline stays right around a month after it arrives. Fingers crossed for all of us !  ;D
Application: April 5
Biometrics: April 13
Received: April 19
Decision email: June 6
Decision: June 8 -- APPROVED! 😊

Offline Katoo

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2017, 01:05:01 AM »
Biometrics submitted today, and package sent off to lawyers!

We did priority, so I'm hoping that we will get an answer in 6-ish weeks. *biting nails*

Still, the burden is off our shoulders. We've done everything we can, and now it's time for us to start getting ready for the big move. I'm slowly collecting stuff to give away, but an awful lot will have to wait until just before I leave. *sigh* I'm scared we'll get the visa with only 10 days' notice, although of course that will be better than a rejection.

That's great to hear!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2017, 01:09:09 AM »
Application submitted today! Was able to purchase through VFS...I think I just got lucky and their website came together for just enough time for me to do that.

Biometrics Friday!

Good luck, are you planning to send your package to Sheffield on Friday?

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2017, 01:12:09 AM »
Katoo---probably not. The earliest appointment I could get was noon on Friday and I have to work that day at 2pm. So I will probably send it out Saturday instead.



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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2017, 01:17:15 AM »
Katoo---probably not. The earliest appointment I could get was noon on Friday and I have to work that day at 2pm. So I will probably send it out Saturday instead.



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Are you going to try walking in? Others have been able to do that, and the ASC I visited today said they will take walk ins as long as you have an official letter and they're not too busy.
Online application submitted April 5, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK April 17, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield April 24, 2017
Submitted ToR May 12, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017

Offline kateaz04

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2017, 01:18:56 AM »
I hasn't considered that but I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they say. I'm not overly worried about it because I'm not wanting to leave until July anyways. But it would be nice to get it done a few days earlier and get it off my hands.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2017, 01:31:48 AM »
Are you going to try walking in? Others have been able to do that, and the ASC I visited today said they will take walk ins as long as you have an official letter and they're not too busy.

I walked in on Thursday when my appointment was the following Monday.  They took me.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2017, 01:44:09 AM »
I hasn't considered that but I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they say. I'm not overly worried about it because I'm not wanting to leave until July anyways. But it would be nice to get it done a few days earlier and get it off my hands.

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What Katoo said. Also, seems like people have luck going first thing in the morning before it gets busy. The ASC here opens at 7 AM and starts doing biometrics at 7:30 AM (despite it only saying it does 10 AM appointments and later when going through the UKVI site).
Online application submitted April 5, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK April 17, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield April 24, 2017
Submitted ToR May 12, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017

Offline kateaz04

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2017, 01:44:19 AM »
I walked in on Thursday when my appointment was the following Monday.  They took me.
Oooh very interesting. I will definitely call them tomorrow and see what they say. I live in AZ so I have a nagging feeling they're pretty busy since we're a border state.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2017, 02:35:36 AM »
All the more reason to try to walk in. It took me an hour to get through today, and most of that time was going through security inspection and waiting to check in. But most of the people were looking for US immigration, not UK, so I got to jump ahead. Actual waiting time (after check in and security) was only about 10 minutes. And, despite it being that long of a wait, they told me that they would have taken a walk in. So worth a try. :D
Online application submitted April 5, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK April 17, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield April 24, 2017
Submitted ToR May 12, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017

Offline lyonaria

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2017, 06:18:52 AM »
My town in Colorado was really easy to get in to. There was no real wait, no security really. You walked into a waiting area, took a number than they did my biometrics.

I think I waited 5-10 minutes since there was someone having an issue ahead of me. And the people working there apologised for the wait.

So it simply depends on where you are located. I was in a small town (largest city on our side of the state) and it was easy peasy lemon squeezy.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2017, 11:48:00 AM »
My application arrived in Sheffield last Monday.  I know that with the two bank holidays, that there have been only 4 working days that it has been there.  I also know that it's taking 4-5 weeks for priority applications.  I also know that having gotten a refusal, most likely mine will take longer to process.

So tell me.  Why do I keep checking my email to see if a decision has been made?


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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2017, 12:23:01 PM »
My application arrived in Sheffield last Monday.  I know that with the two bank holidays, that there have been only 4 working days that it has been there.  I also know that it's taking 4-5 weeks for priority applications.  I also know that having gotten a refusal, most likely mine will take longer to process.

So tell me.  Why do I keep checking my email to see if a decision has been made?

Cuz you are normal.   ;D

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2017, 12:26:06 PM »
Cuz you are normal.   ;D

Ha.  You might be the first person to ever say that.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2017, 12:46:59 PM »
My application arrived in Sheffield last Monday.  I know that with the two bank holidays, that there have been only 4 working days that it has been there.  I also know that it's taking 4-5 weeks for priority applications.  I also know that having gotten a refusal, most likely mine will take longer to process.

So tell me.  Why do I keep checking my email to see if a decision has been made?



Could always study for Life in the UK and driving theory tests. :D
Online application submitted April 5, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK April 17, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield April 24, 2017
Submitted ToR May 12, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017