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Offline AmericanMom

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2017, 02:04:07 AM »
I would take anything you hear from the call center with a pinch of salt. They have no actual connection with Sheffield and are very good at providing misinformation I'm afraid.
Sheffield will contact you though, if they want to.
This is what I'm hoping, I'm really resentful of this process.
Married December 8, 2007
1st Application Submitted: February 8, 2017
1st Application Decision: February 16, 2017: (refused due to missing information)
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2nd Online application submitted April 30, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK May 4, 2017
UPS Tracking Delivered to Sheffield May 8, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield May 15, 2017
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Re: May timeline
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2017, 12:44:54 PM »
Hi!  I'm a new member but have been pretty much reading all the timeline/updates for the past 2 weeks now.   Here's my application information:


Visa: Fiancé
P/NP: Priority
Application date: April 13
Biometrics: May 5
Application mailed: May 11
Received in Sheffield: May 12 (per delivery confirmation provided by solicitor)
Email received: no (kind of worried but trying not to be)
Anticipated wait time: 30 days (per solicitor)
Decision email:__________
Visa received:___________

I'm hoping for a mid/end of June decision. My apartment lease runs out end of July. But like most, we've got backup plans to our backup plans.  Just so frustrating being stuck with no passport!  Could really use a Caribbean vacation to make the time pass a little quicker!!


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Re: May timeline
« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
Hi!  I'm a new member but have been pretty much reading all the timeline/updates for the past 2 weeks now.   Here's my application information:


Visa: Fiancé
P/NP: Priority
Application date: April 13
Biometrics: May 5
Application mailed: May 11
Received in Sheffield: May 12 (per delivery confirmation provided by solicitor)
Email received: no (kind of worried but trying not to be)
Anticipated wait time: 30 days (per solicitor)
Decision email:__________
Visa received:___________

I'm hoping for a mid/end of June decision. My apartment lease runs out end of July. But like most, we've got backup plans to our backup plans.  Just so frustrating being stuck with no passport!  Could really use a Caribbean vacation to make the time pass a little quicker!!

Chances are your emails are going to your lawyer.  That's definitely one of the bad things about using one! 

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2017, 01:04:18 PM »
Chances are your emails are going to your lawyer.  That's definitely one of the bad things about using one!

I was confused about that! Someone else mentioned this, but we got our confirmation email directly.
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

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2017, 01:20:14 PM »
Chances are your emails are going to your lawyer.  That's definitely one of the bad things about using one!

Yup, that's what I figured.  Plus side... no constant email checking to fuel the worry fire.

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2017, 01:22:10 PM »
I was confused about that! Someone else mentioned this, but we got our confirmation email directly.

All depends on what was entered on the application.  A good lawyer will direct all communication to you, the applicant.  Not all do though!

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #96 on: May 18, 2017, 03:56:13 PM »
Hi!  I'm a new member but have been pretty much reading all the timeline/updates for the past 2 weeks now.   Here's my application information:


Visa: Fiancé
P/NP: Priority
Application date: April 13
Biometrics: May 5
Application mailed: May 11
Received in Sheffield: May 12 (per delivery confirmation provided by solicitor)
Email received: no (kind of worried but trying not to be)
Anticipated wait time: 30 days (per solicitor)
Decision email:__________
Visa received:___________

I'm hoping for a mid/end of June decision. My apartment lease runs out end of July. But like most, we've got backup plans to our backup plans.  Just so frustrating being stuck with no passport!  Could really use a Caribbean vacation to make the time pass a little quicker!!

Hi Kris! Hey, there's always Hawaii!  ;D
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: May timeline
« Reply #97 on: May 18, 2017, 06:09:59 PM »
Hi, everyone! Newcomer/lurker here. Good luck to all  ;D

Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Visa / Settlement *PRIORITY*
Office location for processing: Sheffield, UK
Application submitted online: 9 May 2017
Biometrics taken: 12 May 2017
Application packet forwarded to UKVI: 15 May 2017
Application packet delivered per UPS Tracking: 17 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI: 18 May 2017
Decision Made email: Waiting
Visa received: Waiting
Type of visa: Settlement (Spouse) *PRIORITY*
Application submitted online: 9 May 2017
Biometrics taken: 12 May 2017
Application packet forwarded to UKVI: 15 May 2017
Application packet delivered per UPS Tracking: 17 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI: 18 May 2017
Decision Made email: 27 June 2017
Visa received: 29 June 2017 *APPROVED* [27 business days]

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #98 on: May 18, 2017, 06:54:16 PM »
Hi new-yorkshire, welcome! ;D
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: May timeline
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2017, 11:19:20 PM »
Hi, everyone! Newcomer/lurker here. Good luck to all  ;D

Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Visa / Settlement *PRIORITY*
Office location for processing: Sheffield, UK
Application submitted online: 9 May 2017
Biometrics taken: 12 May 2017
Application packet forwarded to UKVI: 15 May 2017
Application packet delivered per UPS Tracking: 17 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI: 18 May 2017
Decision Made email: Waiting
Visa received: Waiting

Where in Yorkshire? My family and I will be in Ossett initially as one of my parents lives there.

Only 6 business days in for me. I'm nervous that it's going to end up taking longer than the 4-5 weeks I'd been told for processing. Headed to Vegas for a few days next week to try and break up some of the waiting around.
Online spouse visa application: May 2nd 2017
Biometrics completed: May 8th 2017
Application mailed to Sheffield: May 8th 2017
Email confirmation of receipt: May 11th 2017
Decision email: June 1st 2017
Visa in hand:

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #100 on: May 20, 2017, 08:57:39 AM »
Where in Yorkshire? My family and I will be in Ossett initially as one of my parents lives there.

My ancestors were from Ossett!

Good luck with your application.
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Re: May timeline
« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2017, 11:43:57 AM »
Where in Yorkshire? My family and I will be in Ossett initially as one of my parents lives there.

Only 6 business days in for me. I'm nervous that it's going to end up taking longer than the 4-5 weeks I'd been told for processing. Headed to Vegas for a few days next week to try and break up some of the waiting around.

South Yorkshire, near Doncaster.

Have fun in Vegas!  :)
Type of visa: Settlement (Spouse) *PRIORITY*
Application submitted online: 9 May 2017
Biometrics taken: 12 May 2017
Application packet forwarded to UKVI: 15 May 2017
Application packet delivered per UPS Tracking: 17 May 2017
Email confirmation from UKVI: 18 May 2017
Decision Made email: 27 June 2017
Visa received: 29 June 2017 *APPROVED* [27 business days]

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2017, 12:41:21 PM »
Where in Yorkshire? My family and I will be in Ossett initially as one of my parents lives there.

Only 6 business days in for me. I'm nervous that it's going to end up taking longer than the 4-5 weeks I'd been told for processing. Headed to Vegas for a few days next week to try and break up some of the waiting around.

For what it's worth, KFdancer said that last summer's priority applications averaged 5 weeks even when non-priority stretched into 5 months. So...even though the timeline is awfully slow right now, there's still hope.
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

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2017, 01:16:03 PM »
This is what I'm hoping, I'm really resentful of this process.

Bless you. I understand the feeling. Sending good thoughts your way.

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Spouse LTR - 08 Oct 2014
FLR (M) - Application received in Durham 18 May 2017

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Re: May timeline
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2017, 11:47:30 PM »
Bless you. I understand the feeling. Sending good thoughts your way.

Freespirit02 x
thank you, been having a really tough time emotionally. My toddler's figured out that we have to go on an airplane to see his dad and has now been saying "let's go on the plane mommy!", anytime his dad FaceTimes.
Married December 8, 2007
1st Application Submitted: February 8, 2017
1st Application Decision: February 16, 2017: (refused due to missing information)
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2nd Online application submitted April 30, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK May 4, 2017
UPS Tracking Delivered to Sheffield May 8, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield May 15, 2017
Retroactive Upgrade to Priority*: June 2, 2017
Decision Made on Tracker: July 1, 2017
Decision Made Email: July 3, 2017