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Old 6th October 2010, 08:02 PM
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I did not use a courier service or pay priority. i would've done both had I knew they were available. Today is day 32 for me. Hope this is over soon. Good luck to you.
thank you for your reply, I was actually thinking about asking you today if you have recieved it or not. I am only day 15 and I am dying here. I truly don't understand why it takes so long? calling people and conducting interviews should not take 3 months. I am truly hoping you get it soon, I don't have any children yet, but to be apart from them this long must be horrible for you.

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I live near Seattle... There is a UK consulate office there.
Is there any advantage to hand delivering my visa application packet in person??

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I got my biometrics done on a Tuesday, sent everything that day, and had my Visa issued by Friday. Thank you expensive-but-worth-every-penny expediter guy!

Of course the days prior to the Tuesday required much paperwork and finding of pay stubs.

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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse/settlement
Date application submitted (online or in person): 7th September 2010
Date biometrics taken: September 11th, 2010
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: September 14th 2010
Office location processing your visa: New York
Projected timeline given: 50 days (settlement), 10-15 days (other)
Date given that visa was being processed: 25th September 2010
Date visa issued: 7th October 2010
Visa, passport and documentation returned via UPS: 7th October 2010

9 working days to process and approve, I still cant believe it!!

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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse/settlement
Date application submitted (online or in person): 7th September 2010
Date biometrics taken: September 11th, 2010
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: September 14th 2010
Office location processing your visa: New York
Projected timeline given: 50 days (settlement), 10-15 days (other)
Date given that visa was being processed: 25th September 2010
Date visa issued: 7th October 2010
Visa, passport and documentation returned via UPS: 7th October 2010

9 working days to process and approve, I still cant believe it!!

Hi, just out of curiosity. when you filled out the application , did it ask you for an intended date of travel? Im filling out a visa in the next few weeks and it asks for that, but of course I cant buy a plane ticket if my visa isn't here so if you did put in a date that you wanted to travel, what month did you put down and did they accept that date and give you entry for after that date or another date?

Some people have told me that if I fill it out in November I should put an intended date of travel for February because thats 3 months // Please let me know if you could. Thanks

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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse/settlement
Date application submitted (online or in person): 7th September 2010
Date biometrics taken: September 11th, 2010
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: September 14th 2010
Office location processing your visa: New York
Projected timeline given: 50 days (settlement), 10-15 days (other)
Date given that visa was being processed: 25th September 2010
Date visa issued: 7th October 2010
Visa, passport and documentation returned via UPS: 7th October 2010

9 working days to process and approve, I still cant believe it!!
I'm assuming you paid for priority processing? How about an expeditor?
The 9 working days is awesome!

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Hi, just out of curiosity. when you filled out the application , did it ask you for an intended date of travel? Im filling out a visa in the next few weeks and it asks for that, but of course I cant buy a plane ticket if my visa isn't here so if you did put in a date that you wanted to travel, what month did you put down and did they accept that date and give you entry for after that date or another date?

Some people have told me that if I fill it out in November I should put an intended date of travel for February because thats 3 months // Please let me know if you could. Thanks
I put September 24th for mine. I'm still waiting for my Visa. Day 33 I think I'm on. It's not even worth filing if you're not going to use priority processing. I've waited 7 weeks for what others get in days. I thought I had done my homework before filing. I guess I hadn't.

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Hi, just out of curiosity. when you filled out the application , did it ask you for an intended date of travel? Im filling out a visa in the next few weeks and it asks for that, but of course I cant buy a plane ticket if my visa isn't here so if you did put in a date that you wanted to travel, what month did you put down and did they accept that date and give you entry for after that date or another date?

Some people have told me that if I fill it out in November I should put an intended date of travel for February because thats 3 months // Please let me know if you could. Thanks
Hi.
Yes it asked me for that and I put a date in mid-November as my intend date. I have two small dogs that I am taking with me under the PETS scheme and they will be ready to travel at the end of October (6 month rule), so I stuck a couple of weeks on after that date.


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I'm assuming you paid for priority processing? How about an expeditor?
The 9 working days is awesome!
No, not at all - I didn't pay extra to use priority processing nor an expeditor. I wasn't even expecting a reply (after my second email) until the end of this month at the earliest. I guess I got lucky or they got tired of looking at the mountain of documented evidence I sent them
The guide time for September said 15 working days due to the Chicago Office applications now being processed by the NYC Office...but 9...?? It certainly woke me up fast this morning

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No, not at all - I didn't pay extra to use priority processing nor an expeditor. I wasn't even expecting a reply (after my second email) until the end of this month at the earliest. I guess I got lucky or they got tired of looking at the mountain of documented evidence I sent them
The guide time for September said 15 working days due to the Chicago Office applications now being processed by the NYC Office...but 9...?? It certainly woke me up fast this morning
Maybe it's the location you sent your application to. I am with robb sending my to the LA office and maybe they take their sweet little time...congrats to you btw, very exciting for you.

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