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Offline evyf

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2017, 06:33:23 PM »
@Miami2UK has been added to the tracker. Welcome! It's not giving me warm fuzzies that none of our Oct 9 people have heard a decision. That's already longer than the September average. Grrr.

I also got an email from Sheffield today that they'd received an older application for which I'd requested a refund and never sent in documentation (got bad advice from VFS). So, that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence...

I was actually thinking about that the other day. Besides the really early October applications that took 2-5 days   :o no one from October has had any updates.  *sigh

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2017, 07:54:28 PM »
I was actually thinking about that the other day. Besides the really early October applications that took 2-5 days   :o no one from October has had any updates.  *sigh

I foolishly let those early October ones get my hopes up. I'm glad I resisted the strong urge to buy a plane ticket!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2017, 08:05:53 PM »
Glad to see I'm not the only one who is discouraged by the sudden halt in movement.. I told me vendors that I hoped to have my decision in 1-2 weeks since everything was moving quickly... now we only have 2 dates left for the venue we want in February  :-\\\\ Unfortunately the deposit to reserve our date is £3500 and I'm not willing to risk that much more money with the FLR expenses right around the corner. Hopefully we will see some movement by the end of the week! Can't even imagine how @rdoherty15  and @fingersXd were/are feeling!!
Met: Aug 2013
Started Dating: Oct 2013
Engaged: Sept 2017
Online app submitted: 17 Oct 2017
Biometrics & mailed in: 20 Oct 2017
Received by Sheffield: 23 Oct 2017
Decision email:

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 09:37:39 PM »
I foolishly let those early October ones get my hopes up. I'm glad I resisted the strong urge to buy a plane ticket!

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Seriously?! ??? ???

I would love to see how their timeline looks.. Can anyone of you share??
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 #34 on: November 01, 2017, 10:13:09 PM »
I thought the same thing! I noticed the decision emails slowed.
Hopefully we hear something soon. I told my job I was leaving in November. Fingers crossed we hear something soon!!
@Miami2UK has been added to the tracker. Welcome! It's not giving me warm fuzzies that none of our Oct 9 people have heard a decision. That's already longer than the September average. Grrr.

I also got an email from Sheffield today that they'd received an older application for which I'd requested a refund and never sent in documentation (got bad advice from VFS). So, that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence...

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2017, 10:15:38 PM »
Me too!
Everyday I'm convinced I will receive the decision email. LOL
Fingers crossed someone hears back soon!!

I foolishly let those early October ones get my hopes up. I'm glad I resisted the strong urge to buy a plane ticket!

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2017, 02:17:06 AM »
I thought the same thing! I noticed the decision emails slowed.
Hopefully we hear something soon. I told my job I was leaving in November. Fingers crossed we hear something soon!!

The job thing has been frustrating for me as well. I haven't lived in the US for two years (lived abroad wi my husband) so coming back and having to get a job was challenging since I knew I was planning on moving to the UK. Hard to accept a long-term job when you're planning on moving in a few months. I ended up taking a three-month temp contract and now its over and I'm just waiting everyday so I can plan the rest of my life - __-

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2017, 02:18:12 AM »
Seriously?! ??? ???

I would love to see how their timeline looks.. Can anyone of you share??

Their timelines are in the other Priority thread. One person got a decision in two days and the other in five I believe.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2017, 03:19:18 AM »
I foolishly let those early October ones get my hopes up.

Likewise.  I hope to be submitting my application this weekend or early next week, and once the backlog cleared last month I started getting the feeling that my application decision would come quickly - now that I'm getting closer to actually submitting it, I'm not so sure anymore.  I hope it's just me being silly :)

As long as I have my wife in my arms on Christmas morning, I'll be over the moon.  That's been our goal from the outset of the year, so hopefully it happens!
Applied from Sin City, USA
Submitted online priority spouse visa Nov 2nd
Biometrics appointment completed Nov 6th
Package mailed to Sheffield Nov 6th
Received in Sheffield & e-mail received Nov 8th
Decision e-mail received Dec 5th
Approved or denied?    Approved!  Received Dec 7th

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2017, 04:28:47 AM »
Their timelines are in the other Priority thread. One person got a decision in two days and the other in five I believe.

Wow stuff like this is so soothing for the EARS!
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 #40 on: November 02, 2017, 04:51:22 AM »
Can someone help me assess my already sent Priority application. Reading all of your previous stories, I was just thinking, If my application could be straightforward.. I mean what are the chances??

My Husband and I first met in Abu Dhabi, UAE in the year 2013.
I visited London twice to see him, in the year 2014.
I moved to the USA for my further education. During that period, my then lover , now husband, visited me twice in the US..
My husband who is a British Citizen, moved to the US, on H1B , in  August 2016..
He also owns a co. company in the UK, So therefore he is running the company in the UK, by doing the Dividend Vouchers.
He continued to work in the US since August 2016, and we got married in Dec 2016.
We moved in together in the US and lived together until June 2017.
But, we decided to move back to the UK permanently cos my husband bought a house, and he has his extended family and all in the UK. Therefore, I asked him to move first and then I will join him soon, once i get my Visa approved.
My husband is managing to work with the Company in the USA remotely, and also has a 9 to 5 Job in the UK working as an IT lead in Sainsburys.He visited me once last week from the UK.

About me : I am a Masters Student, originally from India, but here in the US only for education. Currently, I am done with my Masters. I also got 2 offers , which i did not accept because I will be moving to the UK Anyway.


Below are the list of documents I submitted, Please advise.. If my case sounds complicated???

Enclosure List

Evidence of Marriage / Relationship Proof
•   Wedding Registration Certificate
•   Wedding Card
•   Wedding Photos
•   Old Pictures before wedding
•   Chat and Call history

Evidence of English Language
•   UKNARIC Language Assessment Letter

Evidence of Accommodation
•   Tenancy Agreement
•   Landlord no objection letter confirming that he has no objection for applicant to live in the house.
•   Land registry document

Evidence of Income

-   Income from Salaried employment overseas
•   6 months’ salary slips
•   6 months bank statements
•   Letter from the company
•   Last year W2 form (tax statement)

-   Income from Self Employment in the UK
o   Company tax returns
•   Letter from Accountant
•   Latest annual business accounts from Accountant
•   CT 600  - HMRC latest company tax return
•   12 month’s business bank statements
o   Company documents
•   Company incorporation certificate
•   Business contract (contract copy from TCS)
•   Company invoices
o   Personal income documents
•   12 months’ salary slips
•   Dividend vouchers
•   12 month’s personal bank statements
•   Last year P60

-   Further documents
•   Sponsors passport copy
•   Applicant’s original passport
•   Applicant’s last 6 months’ bank statements


Sorry for the Long Post.. But i would really appreciate some feedback from you all. Thank you
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 #41 on: November 02, 2017, 08:43:13 AM »
Can someone help me assess my already sent Priority application. Reading all of your previous stories, I was just thinking, If my application could be straightforward.. I mean what are the chances??

My Husband and I first met in Abu Dhabi, UAE in the year 2013.
I visited London twice to see him, in the year 2014.
I moved to the USA for my further education. During that period, my then lover , now husband, visited me twice in the US..
My husband who is a British Citizen, moved to the US, on H1B , in  August 2016..
He also owns a co. company in the UK, So therefore he is running the company in the UK, by doing the Dividend Vouchers.
He continued to work in the US since August 2016, and we got married in Dec 2016.
We moved in together in the US and lived together until June 2017.
But, we decided to move back to the UK permanently cos my husband bought a house, and he has his extended family and all in the UK. Therefore, I asked him to move first and then I will join him soon, once i get my Visa approved.
My husband is managing to work with the Company in the USA remotely, and also has a 9 to 5 Job in the UK working as an IT lead in Sainsburys.He visited me once last week from the UK.

About me : I am a Masters Student, originally from India, but here in the US only for education. Currently, I am done with my Masters. I also got 2 offers , which i did not accept because I will be moving to the UK Anyway.


Below are the list of documents I submitted, Please advise.. If my case sounds complicated???

Enclosure List

Evidence of Marriage / Relationship Proof
•   Wedding Registration Certificate
•   Wedding Card
•   Wedding Photos
•   Old Pictures before wedding
•   Chat and Call history

Evidence of English Language
•   UKNARIC Language Assessment Letter

Evidence of Accommodation
•   Tenancy Agreement
•   Landlord no objection letter confirming that he has no objection for applicant to live in the house.
•   Land registry document

Evidence of Income

-   Income from Salaried employment overseas
•   6 months’ salary slips
•   6 months bank statements
•   Letter from the company
•   Last year W2 form (tax statement)

-   Income from Self Employment in the UK
o   Company tax returns
•   Letter from Accountant
•   Latest annual business accounts from Accountant
•   CT 600  - HMRC latest company tax return
•   12 month’s business bank statements
o   Company documents
•   Company incorporation certificate
•   Business contract (contract copy from TCS)
•   Company invoices
o   Personal income documents
•   12 months’ salary slips
•   Dividend vouchers
•   12 month’s personal bank statements
•   Last year P60

-   Further documents
•   Sponsors passport copy
•   Applicant’s original passport
•   Applicant’s last 6 months’ bank statements


Sorry for the Long Post.. But i would really appreciate some feedback from you all. Thank you

I replied in your separate thread.

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2017, 10:33:17 AM »
Well UPS tracker says our application has been delivered so now we await the email to say UKVI have received it I guess?

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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2017, 10:36:23 AM »
Well UPS tracker says our application has been delivered so now we await the email to say UKVI have received it I guess?

Yes, the email from UKVI should be next and after that the decision made email. Hopefully not too long between the two!  :)
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Re: Priority Spouse Visa FALL Timeline (Oct-Dec)
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2017, 11:18:48 AM »
Yes, the email from UKVI should be next and after that the decision made email. Hopefully not too long between the two!  :)

Fingers crossed, got excited by the early October quick decisions but reality sinks in as the other fall applications appear to be taking longer.

Wishing everyone a speedy response.