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Offline SOUTHERNBOY123

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1230 on: February 14, 2018, 05:18:11 PM »
BD 32 and would love to see some movement here lol

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1231 on: February 14, 2018, 07:33:11 PM »
Any idea why the confirmation email was sent so far after the documents arrived? When do you count the Bd from?

I count 27? Obviously we share the same day too.
Met husband: April 2013
Married: June 2016
Applied Online: Jan. 16th 2018
Biometrics: Jan. 26th
Documents sent: Feb. 2nd
UPS tracking: received Feb. 5th
Confirmation email: Feb. 7th
Decision email: March 9th
Passport back: March 12th
Decision: Approval!!!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1232 on: February 14, 2018, 07:44:06 PM »
Any idea why the confirmation email was sent so far after the documents arrived? When do you count the Bd from?

Business days are counted from the date of the confirmation email.

If your timeline is right, it doesn’t seem long - only a couple of days.  We’ve seen in take two months during peak times! 

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1233 on: February 14, 2018, 07:50:54 PM »
Business days are counted from the date of the confirmation email.

If your timeline is right, it doesn’t seem long - only a couple of days.  We’ve seen in take two months during peak times!

Yeah, a couple of summers ago, the non-priority timelines were:
- Time to receive confirmation email after the documents arrived in Sheffield = 2 months
- Processing time after confirmation email sent = 2-3 months
Total time from documents arriving in Sheffield to visa being issued = 4 to 5 months

So, while it took 4-5 months in total, I believe the actual processing time was only calculated from the confirmation email being sent... so the processing times were still technically within the 12 weeks service standards time.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1234 on: February 14, 2018, 10:40:48 PM »
I can only imagine it was due to Christmas breaks. I've only begun counting business days from the 9th because of the knowledge provided to me here and the fact I've got official word stating that this is when processing begun

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Online Application Paid and Submitted: 16th Dec 2017
Bio-metrics Appointment: 19th Dec
Supporting Documents Shipped: 20th Dec
Documents Received (as per UPS tracking no.) in Sheffield: 22nd Dec
Processing has begun E-Mail: 9th Jan 2018
Decision Made E-Mail: 19th Feb 2018 (30 Business Days)
Documents Returned: 21st Feb 2018 (Approved)

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1235 on: February 15, 2018, 03:32:59 AM »
Oh man, that would make me stomp my feet! That’s an extra 9 BD! I saw another person wrote that they send their app in on the 27/12 and received the email on the 29/12. What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in the Home Office, to verify the nonsense that I can only imagines creates scenarios like this. I feel like some applications literally fall behind a desk!

Well I hope yours gets done soon. Best of luck.

I can only imagine it was due to Christmas breaks. I've only begun counting business days from the 9th because of the knowledge provided to me here and the fact I've got official word stating that this is when processing begun

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Met husband: April 2013
Married: June 2016
Applied Online: Jan. 16th 2018
Biometrics: Jan. 26th
Documents sent: Feb. 2nd
UPS tracking: received Feb. 5th
Confirmation email: Feb. 7th
Decision email: March 9th
Passport back: March 12th
Decision: Approval!!!

Offline BethOllie

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1236 on: February 15, 2018, 08:55:11 AM »
Oh man, that would make me stomp my feet! That’s an extra 9 BD! I saw another person wrote that they send their app in on the 27/12 and received the email on the 29/12. What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in the Home Office, to verify the nonsense that I can only imagines creates scenarios like this. I feel like some applications literally fall behind a desk!

Well I hope yours gets done soon. Best of luck.
Yeah, it's genuinely devastating and doesn't make any sense. But what can you do.

Thanks for your kind words  :)
Online Application Paid and Submitted: 16th Dec 2017
Bio-metrics Appointment: 19th Dec
Supporting Documents Shipped: 20th Dec
Documents Received (as per UPS tracking no.) in Sheffield: 22nd Dec
Processing has begun E-Mail: 9th Jan 2018
Decision Made E-Mail: 19th Feb 2018 (30 Business Days)
Documents Returned: 21st Feb 2018 (Approved)

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1237 on: February 15, 2018, 02:19:43 PM »
Strange question for the pros: Is it simply coincidental that most (if not all) decision e-mails lately have been received on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays?
Online Application Paid and Submitted: 16th Dec 2017
Bio-metrics Appointment: 19th Dec
Supporting Documents Shipped: 20th Dec
Documents Received (as per UPS tracking no.) in Sheffield: 22nd Dec
Processing has begun E-Mail: 9th Jan 2018
Decision Made E-Mail: 19th Feb 2018 (30 Business Days)
Documents Returned: 21st Feb 2018 (Approved)

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1238 on: February 15, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »
Strange question for the pros: Is it simply coincidental that most (if not all) decision e-mails lately have been received on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays?

Yeah, it must be coincidental. I have to say, I hadn't even noticed what days they were being received on.

Decision emails can arrive at any time. People have received them during the day, at random hours of the night, on the weekends... there's really no rhyme or reason to it.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1239 on: February 15, 2018, 03:44:05 PM »
I've noticed that Fridays are often good days for decisions but as ksand mentioned, they can come literally at any time!
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1240 on: February 15, 2018, 07:03:14 PM »
BD 32 for us and I just dropped my husband off at the airport so he can return home. I continue to wait for a decision. Today sucked. It gets more and more difficult to watch him leave.  :\\\'(
Submitted Dec. 22, 2017
Biometrics and sent  Dec. 27, 2017
Received in Sheffield Dec. 29, 2017
Confirmation email Jan. 3, 2018
Application not straight forward email January 25, 2018
Decision email: March 29, 2018
Decision received: April 2, 2018
APPROVED!!!!!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1241 on: February 15, 2018, 07:37:39 PM »
BD 32 for us and I just dropped my husband off at the airport so he can return home. I continue to wait for a decision. Today sucked. It gets more and more difficult to watch him leave.  :\\\'(

Try to look forward to when he picks you up at the other end instead.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1242 on: February 15, 2018, 07:39:02 PM »
I'm trying. Today is just difficult. Thank you!
Submitted Dec. 22, 2017
Biometrics and sent  Dec. 27, 2017
Received in Sheffield Dec. 29, 2017
Confirmation email Jan. 3, 2018
Application not straight forward email January 25, 2018
Decision email: March 29, 2018
Decision received: April 2, 2018
APPROVED!!!!!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1243 on: February 15, 2018, 07:41:00 PM »
I'm trying. Today is just difficult. Thank you!

Of course.

Really hope it happens for you ASAP! :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #1244 on: February 15, 2018, 08:34:56 PM »
That’s nice that he has been able to visit you. It’s been 4 weeks since I left the U.K., I guess if it gets to the end of March, we’ll have to swap our Spring holiday for a visit to California.

Has he written a letter to the MP? Can you think of any reason why it wouldn’t be straight forward? I know that email is used as a stall tactic, but I’m curious if they ever explain what wasn’t straight forward.
BD 32 for us and I just dropped my husband off at the airport so he can return home. I continue to wait for a decision. Today sucked. It gets more and more difficult to watch him leave.  :\\\'(
Met husband: April 2013
Married: June 2016
Applied Online: Jan. 16th 2018
Biometrics: Jan. 26th
Documents sent: Feb. 2nd
UPS tracking: received Feb. 5th
Confirmation email: Feb. 7th
Decision email: March 9th
Passport back: March 12th
Decision: Approval!!!