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Offline Frazieme

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yeah I agree but it seems to be happening a bit and mostly triggered for some reason right after biometrics?
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Offline Jessmh

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Could they perhaps receive tracking info? Several people have mentioned this--timing seems too close to be chance (a day or 2 before actual arrival). Could be how I get UPS emails about incoming packages, presumably by my address (happens regardless of email address used I think)?

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Offline Frazieme

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maybe? did you send by ups of vfs global?
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Offline jahewitt

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Maybe the first one if for the biometric data that was received ? After it was taken and then sent off by the us customs


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Offline Frazieme

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no everyone really should only get the one email after the package is delivered to Sheffield. but a few of us received ours before the package was even delivered.
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Married 😍 in NYC :6th of January 2017
Spouse Visa Approved!! : 27th of February 2017

Offline ksand24

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I think it's an automated message triggered by biometrics... but it shouldn't be sent to applicants from the US because they submit their documents at a later date after biometrics.

In other countries, you apply online and then submit your application  and documents in person at your biometrics appointment... so for those countries, the email makes sense - you attend biometrics, hand over the documents and then it triggers an email to say the documents have been received.

However, in the US, biometrics are taken by US immigration, before you submit your documents - so you attend biometrics and then mail the documents afterwards. Therefore, the 'package received' email should not be sent until the package has actually been delivered to Sheffield.

However, it sounds like the emails are being accidentally triggered when US applicants attend their biometrics instead.


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Offline cassie.cassie

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This confused me.  This isn't the "confirmation" email that you see on other people's timelines.

You get the confirmation email from UKVI sometime AFTER your package arrives in Sheffield.

When you hit the 'apply' button on the website for your application all it does is generate a GWF number and log your application in the system. Sheffield doesn't see anything from you until it receives the package in the post, which is why you can write on the print out if you need to make changes. 

The timescale for the 60 work days 12 weeks doesn't start from your application date. It's after it arrives at Sheffield.

No idea?? But this is my timeline..

Feb 10th -- biometrics
Feb 25th -- email confirmation stating my application is being prepared by ECO
Feb 27th -- docs were received

Offline smelton

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I've had the same thing.
I was told that sometimes it just happens like that, but it's nothing to worry about.
Can't really do anything about it anyway.
Completed biometrics: Feburary 21
Received an email stating "Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an entry clearance officer: Feburary 25
Sent my docs: February 25
Package was marked delivered by DHS: March 2, 2017.

Offline marenleigh

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I'm seeing lots of people getting decisions now from around our time in sheffield from other countries. I sure hope we are up next...

Offline cassie.cassie

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I've had the same thing.
I was told that sometimes it just happens like that, but it's nothing to worry about.
Can't really do anything about it anyway.

Agreed! Just alot of waiting and hoping were all up next! :)

Offline jahewitt

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I'm seeing lots of people getting decisions now from around our time in sheffield from other countries. I sure hope we are up next...
Where are you seeing that ?


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I'm part of a Facebook group where everyone from different countries are waiting for UK visas.
I've also made friends with some of them so we have been messaging
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 05:34:07 PM by marenleigh »

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My documents were received March 6th. At this point our 2nd application has taken far longer than we had ever had dreamed and so much of our plans were scheduled prior to our 1st application. We have had to reschedule our honeymoon, which is inconvenient, but doable. What is worse is that if we don't hear back by early next week we will have to reschedule our UK wedding reception. We have guests flying in from several countries and I just kind of feel like an idiot at this point.

It's a long shot, but you might try contacting Sheffield via e-mail to state the urgent circumstances of your impending wedding reception, to see if a compassionate soul might speed up your application? I can't imagine how stressful that must be.  :(
Met Glasgow 30/05/2016
Married NYC 03/03/2017
Applied spouse visa 17/04/2017
Biometrics 19/04/2017
Shipped VFS/Priority 19/04/2017
Acknowledgment from Sheffield 21/04/2017
Decision 31/05/2017
**Visa Approved**
Passport 02/06/2017

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I'm part of a Facebook group where everyone from different countries are waiting for UK visas.
I've also made friends with some of them so we have been messaging
Ok keep us posted


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Offline Jessmh

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It's a long shot, but you might try contacting Sheffield via e-mail to state the urgent circumstances of your impending wedding reception, to see if a compassionate soul might speed up your application? I can't imagine how stressful that must be.  :(
Yeah I feel like if they know it is your second application they might be more compassionate because they know you tried to leave lots of time? At least I think the average person would be. Who knows!

Once as an undergrad I missed a final exam due to a week of freak snowstorms, and a closed highway, and the University broke a strict rule, letting me take it late. I think knowing you really tried your best makes people want to help you if they're able.

Anyway good luck!!!

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