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Offline mungogrubb

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Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« on: October 31, 2017, 04:31:40 AM »
Updated 30 October.
Centralised rolling log.
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Please post your timeline and let me know updates - the larger the sample the better the data for everyone.
We especially welcome (and insist upon) people being pleasant, positive and collaborative during this not-very-nice process. :)

U.S. Priority Application Statistics from 2017 (by month):

 - March 2017 Average 20 Business Days. March range 14BD-30BD (16 apps).
 - April 2017 Average 30 Business Days. April range 19BD-54BD (25 apps).
 - May 2017 Average 31 Business Days. May range 11BD-54BD (32 apps).
 - June 2017 Average 26 Business Days. June range 14BD-50BD (18 apps).
 - July 2017 Average 39 Business Days. July range 16BD-76BD (25 apps)
 - August 2017 Average 29 Business Days. August range 20-45BD (18 apps)
 - September 2017 Average 13 Business Days. Sept range 4-24 (9 apps)
 - October 2017 Average 2.5 Business Days. Oct range 2-3BD (2 apps out of )

Date received by Sheffield email "A"/ Type / Username / Date of Decision Email or tracker update "B" / Business Days from "A"to"B"

9 Oct       Spouse     evyf
9 Oct       Spouse     Mojo22
9 Oct       Spouse     Miami2UK
12 Oct     Spouse     altash0910
13 Oct     Spouse     anihun09
23 Oct     Spouse     mungogrubb
23 Oct     Marriage     Kstarr
23 Oct     Marriage     Caty
25 Oct     Spouse     AweSam
31 Oct     Spouse     vanessa_3763
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 05:49:23 PM by mungogrubb »
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Married: 1992
Biometrics + docs sent:        18 Oct 2017
Received in Sheffield email:   23 Oct 2017
Decision email:                    18 Nov 2017
Landing in UK:                     31 Dec 2017

Offline anihun09

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 04:40:31 AM »
Hey First of thank you creating this Post ..
Yes! I applied for Priority Settlement Spouse Visa..

Applied from : Virginia, U.S.A
Priority : Yes
Biometrics given date : Oct 10th 2017
Documents mailed to UK : Oct 11th 2017
Documents received by Sheffield on : Oct 13th 2017

First call enquiry : Oct 30th 2017 : He said " Waiting for Decision"

The representative said it could take up to 2 months for me to hear something. If i get lucky, I can hear even sooner.

I am not sure, if its the last stage or which stage it is. Our wedding anniversary is on Dec 28th 2018 and It will be our first Christmas together this year,. I am Oh Sooo Nervous!! ::) ::) ::)
Priority Settlement Spouse Visa..

Applied from : Virginia, U.S.A
Priority : Yes
Biometrics given date : Oct 10th 2017
Documents mailed to UK : Oct 11th 2017
Documents received by Sheffield on : Oct 13th 2017
Decision Made Email : Nov 15th 2017
Received Passport In hand : Nov 17th 2017

Total 28 Business Days

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 04:49:42 AM »
Hope you make it over in time for your anniversary! Good luck! :)
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: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 04:56:44 AM »
My "romantic" angle is a bit different: our 25th anniversary is on the 19th of Dec. I'd love to take my Scottish wife "home" for our 25th! The main thing driving my anxiety, however, is that my job offer is contingent on my getting this visa. The last thing I need is needless delays that lead them to rescind the offer because they've lost patience and need to hire someone to fill the spot. Ugh. I feel confident we have all the qualifications--it's just a matter of getting Sheffield just the right documentation for them to make the right decision in time.
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Married: 1992
Biometrics + docs sent:        18 Oct 2017
Received in Sheffield email:   23 Oct 2017
Decision email:                    18 Nov 2017
Landing in UK:                     31 Dec 2017

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 05:22:20 AM »
My "romantic" angle is a bit different: our 25th anniversary is on the 19th of Dec. I'd love to take my Scottish wife "home" for our 25th! The main thing driving my anxiety, however, is that my job offer is contingent on my getting this visa. The last thing I need is needless delays that lead them to rescind the offer because they've lost patience and need to hire someone to fill the spot. Ugh. I feel confident we have all the qualifications--it's just a matter of getting Sheffield just the right documentation for them to make the right decision in time.

I really hope and wish that you get the double bonanza soon... Hopefully the BE people, will turn out to be little kind, by bringing families together at least before Christmas. And I hope you will keep your offer par-llelly. Good Luck to you !!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 05:24:15 AM by anihun09 »
Priority Settlement Spouse Visa..

Applied from : Virginia, U.S.A
Priority : Yes
Biometrics given date : Oct 10th 2017
Documents mailed to UK : Oct 11th 2017
Documents received by Sheffield on : Oct 13th 2017
Decision Made Email : Nov 15th 2017
Received Passport In hand : Nov 17th 2017

Total 28 Business Days

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 05:24:46 AM »
Hope you make it over in time for your anniversary! Good luck! :)

I really do hope so too .. Thank you very much :)
Priority Settlement Spouse Visa..

Applied from : Virginia, U.S.A
Priority : Yes
Biometrics given date : Oct 10th 2017
Documents mailed to UK : Oct 11th 2017
Documents received by Sheffield on : Oct 13th 2017
Decision Made Email : Nov 15th 2017
Received Passport In hand : Nov 17th 2017

Total 28 Business Days

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 05:46:45 AM »
Thanks for creating this thread! Hopefully all of us get good news soon.
SPOUSE VISA TIMELINE (Priority)

Met: August 2009 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Engaged: November 2012
~US Immigration Process~
Married: October 25th, 2013 (Los Angeles, USA)


Application Submitted Online: October 18th, 2017
Biometrics + Docs Sent: October 23rd, 2017
Documents delivered per UPS: October 25th, 2017
Received in Sheffield email: October 25th, 2017
Decision email: November 20th, 2017 (18 BD)
Passport received: November 22nd, 2017 (APPROVED)
Travel to UK: December 28th, 2017

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 08:30:47 AM »


First call enquiry : Oct 30th 2017 : He said " Waiting for Decision"

The representative said it could take up to 2 months for me to hear something. If i get lucky, I can hear even sooner.



PLEASE save your money and don’t call.  They don’t know anything about your application and are highly inaccurate.  The fact they charge for such useless information is astounding!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 10:46:57 AM »
Definitely! Save that money - don't bother calling or emailing. If you can't resist the urge of wasting the money, go speak to the local MP and get them to ring - it doesn't cost them anything other than their time.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 11:10:59 AM »
My "romantic" angle is a bit different: our 25th anniversary is on the 19th of Dec. I'd love to take my Scottish wife "home" for our 25th! The main thing driving my anxiety, however, is that my job offer is contingent on my getting this visa. The last thing I need is needless delays that lead them to rescind the offer because they've lost patience and need to hire someone to fill the spot. Ugh. I feel confident we have all the qualifications--it's just a matter of getting Sheffield just the right documentation for them to make the right decision in time.

I was terrified that would happen to me when I got my notice that there would be delays. It did not. The folks at my new job were amazing and waited a full two extra months beyond what we agreed for me to start work. Just be honest about your inability to control the process, and I bet you’ll be okay
Applied online: 22 June, 2017
Biometrics and Docs mailed: 23 June, 2017
Arrived in Sheffield (via UPS): 26 June, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield: 11 July, 2017
"not straightforward" Email: 2 August, 2017
Unsolicited additional documents: 14 August, 2017
Decision made: 25 September, then revoked
Second Decision: 25 October, 2017
Docs returned: 30 October, 2017
Flight to UK: 2 November, 2017

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 03:26:42 PM »
Hey First of thank you creating this Post ..
Yes! I applied for Priority Settlement Spouse Visa..

Applied from : Virginia, U.S.A
Priority : Yes
Biometrics given date : Oct 10th 2017
Documents mailed to UK : Oct 11th 2017
Documents received by Sheffield on : Oct 13th 2017



First call enquiry : Oct 30th 2017 : He said " Waiting for Decision"

The representative said it could take up to 2 months for me to hear something. If i get lucky, I can hear even sooner.

I am not sure, if its the last stage or which stage it is. Our wedding anniversary is on Dec 28th 2018 and It will be our first Christmas together this year,. I am Oh Sooo Nervous!! ::) ::) ::)


Is it not to early to enquire on a decision? I would like to have my MP enquire but don't want to upset anyone since this is only the 4th week they have had my application
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 03:28:41 PM by evyf »

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
Here's my timeline! Now the agony of waiting  :\\\'(


Applied from: Chicago, USA
Applied online: 19 Oct
Biometrics: 23 Oct
Mailed application: 28 Oct
Received in Sheffield: 31 Oct
Decision email: . . .


31 Oct Spouse vanessa_3763


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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 03:35:33 PM »
Updated 30 October.
Centralised rolling log.
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Please post your timeline and let me know updates - the larger the sample the better the data for everyone.
We especially welcome (and insist upon) people being pleasant, positive and collaborative during this not-very-nice process. :)

U.S. Priority Application Statistics from 2017 (by month):

 - March 2017 Average 20 Business Days. March range 14BD-30BD (16 apps).
 - April 2017 Average 30 Business Days. April range 19BD-54BD (25 apps).
 - May 2017 Average 31 Business Days. May range 11BD-54BD (32 apps).
 - June 2017 Average 26 Business Days. June range 14BD-50BD (18 apps).
 - July 2017 Average 39 Business Days. July range 16BD-76BD (25 apps)
 - August 2017 Average 29 Business Days. August range 20-45BD (18 apps)
 - September 2017 Average 13 Business Days. Sept range 4-24 (9 apps)
 - October 2017 Average 2.5 Business Days. Oct range 2-3BD (2 apps out of )

Date received by Sheffield email "A"/ Type / Username / Date of Decision Email or tracker update "B" / Business Days from "A"to"B"

9 Oct       Spouse     evyf
9 Oct       Spouse     Mojo22
12 Oct     Spouse     altash0910
13 Oct     Spouse     anihun09
23 Oct     Spouse     mungogrubb
23 Oct     Marriage     Kstarr
23 Oct     Marriage     Caty
25 Oct     Spouse     AweSam

Thanks for starting this new thread!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 03:51:02 PM »

Is it not to early to enquire on a decision? I would like to have my MP enquire but don't want to upset anyone since this is only the 4th week they have had my application

Way too early to involve at MP. Thy won’t be upset, they just likely won’t find out anything for you.

Do NOT under any circumstances call the ‘helpline’ or email them. They don’t know anything, will often make up incorrect information, and keep you on as long as possible to drive up costs to no benefit. We all are tempted as the days pass, but just don’t do it. If you get to 8 weeks or so and just can’t stand the wait, then be in touch with your MP-but don’t give the call line your money!!!!
Applied online: 22 June, 2017
Biometrics and Docs mailed: 23 June, 2017
Arrived in Sheffield (via UPS): 26 June, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield: 11 July, 2017
"not straightforward" Email: 2 August, 2017
Unsolicited additional documents: 14 August, 2017
Decision made: 25 September, then revoked
Second Decision: 25 October, 2017
Docs returned: 30 October, 2017
Flight to UK: 2 November, 2017

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 04:44:55 PM »
Way too early to involve at MP. Thy won’t be upset, they just likely won’t find out anything for you.

Do NOT under any circumstances call the ‘helpline’ or email them. They don’t know anything, will often make up incorrect information, and keep you on as long as possible to drive up costs to no benefit. We all are tempted as the days pass, but just don’t do it. If you get to 8 weeks or so and just can’t stand the wait, then be in touch with your MP-but don’t give the call line your money!!!!

Thank you! That's what I thought that its way to early to get involved or even call (which i won't).