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Offline LAwaiting

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2850 on: December 22, 2017, 10:56:51 PM »
Damn, I was really hoping to hear someone on any of the boards say that they heard something. I think the last person to be approved was on December 16th (ChampS - posted in the gold thread), guess we'll all be waiting until the New Year as I can't really imagine much getting done in the three work days next week.

I know, me too. I was being realistic that we probably wouldn't hear, but was hopeful we might. At least I can give myself a few days break from checking the tracking info of my return label  :-\\\\
Type of Application:  Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority) Second time applying; first was denied
Country applying from:  USA
Nationality:  UK Citizen; husband is US Citizen
Biometrics:  12 Oct
Online application:  16 Oct
Package sent:  17 Oct
Package arrived:  19 Oct
UKVI receipt of application:  30 Oct
UKVI "non straightforward" email: 24 Nov

Offline nikki87

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2851 on: January 04, 2018, 05:41:15 PM »
I am not seeing any updates on Settlement Visa after Dec 16th. I was thinking they might start working from Jan 2nd and will see some updates on atleast Golden Priority or Priority applications but there are no updates on even those applications. Did they put on hold with settlement visa process? Mine is Non priority and this is 20th Business Day. I hope will see some updates starting from next week at least.

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2852 on: January 04, 2018, 05:42:58 PM »
No holds, they are just going slowly at the moment. It’s really disappointing, especially for our gold applicants.  :-\\\\
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: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2853 on: January 04, 2018, 06:07:46 PM »
Yup, I was thinking that people might start to hear again this week since the only national holiday as Monday. Things seem to have really slowed down which is a pity and if I were a priority or gold priority applicant, I'd be pretty miffed right now. Here's to hoping that someone hears something tomorrow - at least one person on this entire forum. Otherwise, I'm definitely starting to believe that Guardian article.
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Biometrics: 29 Nov 2017
Application mailed: 29 November 2017
Application received in Sheffield: 1 December 2017
Application received email:
Decision email received:
Passport received:

Offline LAwaiting

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2854 on: January 04, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
Hello - business day 60 for me today on my second application. I have been apart from my husband since June and really starting to lose my marbles. I'm glad for some activity again on this thread, even though it is not the joy of decisions just yet.
 
Otherwise, I'm definitely starting to believe that Guardian article.

Do pass this along. I would love to read something other than timeline sites and that my return shipping tracking number hasn't been found :D
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 07:34:41 PM by LAwaiting »
Type of Application:  Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority) Second time applying; first was denied
Country applying from:  USA
Nationality:  UK Citizen; husband is US Citizen
Biometrics:  12 Oct
Online application:  16 Oct
Package sent:  17 Oct
Package arrived:  19 Oct
UKVI receipt of application:  30 Oct
UKVI "non straightforward" email: 24 Nov

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2855 on: January 04, 2018, 07:38:37 PM »
Someone posted this in another thread - obviously not really sure the validity of the information due to it being from whistleblowers, but I found it interesting.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/25/asylum-offices-constant-state-crisis-say-whistleblowers-home-office
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Biometrics: 29 Nov 2017
Application mailed: 29 November 2017
Application received in Sheffield: 1 December 2017
Application received email:
Decision email received:
Passport received:

Offline LAwaiting

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2856 on: January 06, 2018, 10:23:52 AM »
Someone posted this in another thread - obviously not really sure the validity of the information due to it being from whistleblowers, but I found it interesting.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/25/asylum-offices-constant-state-crisis-say-whistleblowers-home-office

Interesting. Sounds about right in my experience. I may have been victim to some of these.   :-\\\\
Type of Application:  Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority) Second time applying; first was denied
Country applying from:  USA
Nationality:  UK Citizen; husband is US Citizen
Biometrics:  12 Oct
Online application:  16 Oct
Package sent:  17 Oct
Package arrived:  19 Oct
UKVI receipt of application:  30 Oct
UKVI "non straightforward" email: 24 Nov

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2857 on: January 10, 2018, 08:29:27 PM »
I'm just going to say I'm rooting for every single one of you guys (priority and gold included of course!), so, just going to leave some good vibes, good luck guys, I hope this picks up pace :)
Met my Scottish man: 02/25/2016
Engaged: 10/29/2016
Married: 11/16/2017
Plan to apply: 02/2018

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2858 on: January 10, 2018, 10:25:16 PM »
I'm just going to say I'm rooting for every single one of you guys (priority and gold included of course!), so, just going to leave some good vibes, good luck guys, I hope this picks up pace :)

Thank you! I am no where near where LAwaiting is and I just about lost it today. I am not even 30 business days into the waiting and I'm losing all hope that I'll hear anything soon. Perhaps it's just a rough day but ugh. It would be really great to be able to see my husband again - last saw him in October shortly after our wedding.
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Biometrics: 29 Nov 2017
Application mailed: 29 November 2017
Application received in Sheffield: 1 December 2017
Application received email:
Decision email received:
Passport received:

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2859 on: January 11, 2018, 08:28:48 PM »
Thank you! I am no where near where LAwaiting is and I just about lost it today. I am not even 30 business days into the waiting and I'm losing all hope that I'll hear anything soon. Perhaps it's just a rough day but ugh. It would be really great to be able to see my husband again - last saw him in October shortly after our wedding.

Hang in there. It sucks but hopefully will be worth it. If anything all the people here understand the pain!
Type of Application:  Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority) Second time applying; first was denied
Country applying from:  USA
Nationality:  UK Citizen; husband is US Citizen
Biometrics:  12 Oct
Online application:  16 Oct
Package sent:  17 Oct
Package arrived:  19 Oct
UKVI receipt of application:  30 Oct
UKVI "non straightforward" email: 24 Nov

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2860 on: January 12, 2018, 12:49:00 AM »
Thank you! I am no where near where LAwaiting is and I just about lost it today. I am not even 30 business days into the waiting and I'm losing all hope that I'll hear anything soon. Perhaps it's just a rough day but ugh. It would be really great to be able to see my husband again - last saw him in October shortly after our wedding.

LAwaiting is right at least here you're surrounded by those who can truly comprehend all you're going through. Rough days are going to happen, but know we're all in this together so rant/take a break from here if it helps clear your mind/chat us up if you have to! Don't be discouraged :) All we need is have that hang in there sign with the tiny kitten lol
Met my Scottish man: 02/25/2016
Engaged: 10/29/2016
Married: 11/16/2017
Plan to apply: 02/2018

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2861 on: January 12, 2018, 06:19:14 PM »
Looks like the priority folks are now starting to hear back after the lull! So there's hope for us to hear soon too. :)

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2862 on: January 15, 2018, 06:19:19 PM »
Another week has passed without anyone here hearing anything back. Let's see if we get any information for the people in this thread this week.

I'm starting to get a bit concerned as I had my proposed travel date as January 26th. I have a friend who is getting married in the states on February 24th and I was thinking that since I haven't heard, I might be able to hang around for her wedding. Then it hit me, if they make a decision in the next 11 days and it's an approval, my vignette will likely start on January 26th... which means I can't even go to her wedding as February 24th will be the 30th day from January 26th.

We also have other friends who are getting married in Russia on the 16th of February, so even if I were to hear back soon, I will likely still miss that. I'm essentially in a damned if I do, damned if I don't situation now. UKVI is going to give me a mental breakdown.
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Biometrics: 29 Nov 2017
Application mailed: 29 November 2017
Application received in Sheffield: 1 December 2017
Application received email:
Decision email received:
Passport received:

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2863 on: January 15, 2018, 06:38:23 PM »
I'm starting to get a bit concerned as I had my proposed travel date as January 26th. I have a friend who is getting married in the states on February 24th and I was thinking that since I haven't heard, I might be able to hang around for her wedding. Then it hit me, if they make a decision in the next 11 days and it's an approval, my vignette will likely start on January 26th... which means I can't even go to her wedding as February 24th will be the 30th day from January 26th.

We also have other friends who are getting married in Russia on the 16th of February, so even if I were to hear back soon, I will likely still miss that. I'm essentially in a damned if I do, damned if I don't situation now. UKVI is going to give me a mental breakdown.

If that does happen, what you could do (if it's feasible for you money-wise) is fly to the UK within the 30 days, pick up your BRP, then fly to Russia for the wedding on Feb 16th and/or fly back to the US to attend the wedding on Feb 24th... and then return to the UK after that.

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Re: Non-priority Spousal Visa Timeline
« Reply #2864 on: January 15, 2018, 06:47:42 PM »
If that does happen, what you could do (if it's feasible for you money-wise) is fly to the UK within the 30 days, pick up your BRP, then fly to Russia for the wedding on Feb 16th and/or fly back to the US to attend the wedding on Feb 24th... and then return to the UK after that.

It was really more of a one or the other kind of thing. I think we were hoping that we might hear in enough time for me to make the Russia wedding, but if we didn't, that I would be able to stick around for the US wedding. Obviously, I have no idea how this might all work out. I might hear back tomorrow - I might hear back February 15th. It's all up in the air at this point.
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Biometrics: 29 Nov 2017
Application mailed: 29 November 2017
Application received in Sheffield: 1 December 2017
Application received email:
Decision email received:
Passport received: