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Old 15th August 2016, 01:52 PM
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I completely get what you are going through. I don't know why it's taking so long and the worst part is we dont even know if it will be a positive result or not. We've just been waiting too long! Can't seem to think straight.

Did you receive an email stating your application is not straight forward and will take longer than 60 days?
exactly,our life is just on Hold , cant do anything. sooo many thought going in my head , so many IFs .

No I Didn't get the email that application is not straight forward , just decision made email upon enquiry

I really hope this will be the final week for all of us in 60s .

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exactly,our life is just on Hold , cant do anything. sooo many thought going in my head , so many IFs .

No I Didn't get the email that application is not straight forward , just decision made email upon enquiry

I really hope this will be the final week for all of us in 60s .
I really hope so too!!
I mean how much longer can it be...Hitting 70 days this week

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Thank you for cheering me up . I have only received decision email upon enquiry. I am still waiting for an official decision email from Sheffield .
Sadly, you're not going to receive a "Your visa has been approved/declined" type email.... not now, not ever. The UKVI/Home Office stopped issuing those a few years ago and tend to go with über vague "a decision has been made" missives that have the tendency to drive the recipient half mad with fear/anticipation.

You will have to wait for your passport to come back to see the decision... check every page of the passport for the visa as the ECO don't necessarily put it on the first blank page at the front of the book... my own Fiancée Visa was entered 6 pages in - very annoying for OCD types like me who are wont to have the visa entered on the first empty page at the front.


Good luck to you and everyone else currently waiting for a decision!



Also, FWIW, when calculating "days," the UKVI means business days (Monday to Friday) and do not include public holidays (both UK public holidays and local public holidays for applications processed outside of the UK)

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I really hope so too!!
I mean how much longer can it be...Hitting 70 days this week
I Know, its getting harder each day, I am checking my emails after every minute like crazy , Can't believe most of us have entered 14th week and still waiting for decisions.

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Oh oh, we are on the same timeline too. Ok actually I had my biometrics a bit after you, but I got my confirmation on essentially the same working day. Weird. I was ridiculously organized about putting together my ap and put together a table of contents and color coded documents... so maybe we will just be the lucky ones and are on the fast train. this thread has me realllly nervous now though as I have a flight booked for September 20th. Fingers x. Keep us posted!

Here's my timeline

Country applying from: USA
Type of visa applied for: Spouse Visa (Non-Priority)
Date application submitted (online): July 12th
Date biometrics taken: July 15th
Documents delivered to Sheffield: July 18th
E-mail received from the ECO confirming receipt of documents: August 12
E-mail received from the ECO for application assessment: TBD
Office location processing the visa: Sheffield
Days since biometrics: 21 working days
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they do things there. These non priority summer applications have been pretty consistently taking just past the 60 business day mark to receive a decision, though. Also, nice user name

Mewlah, any word yet? I'm still here lurking waiting on yours!

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There seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they do things there. These non priority summer applications have been pretty consistently taking just past the 60 business day mark to receive a decision, though. Also, nice user name

Mewlah, any word yet? I'm still here lurking waiting on yours!

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Ha. weird. I thought I put DC to London on mine too, glad I didn't or it wouldn't have worked! I hope you're already there and not dealing our 1000 degree temperatures... maybe they are getting too many humidity fleeing east coasters and can't handle it.

Funnily we went through immigration from the UK to the US with my spouse like four years ago, and honestly, it was more straight forward/faster.

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I’ve started a new thread called The Visa Processing Complain and Commiseration Thread. Let’s use this thread to update day counts, complain about visa processing times and support and encourage each other through the process and use the timeline thread for updating timelines. It’s great that you are all rooting for each other and keeping each other company during this difficult time but the timeline is getting bogged down with too many posts unrelated to actual timelines making it difficult for those looking for timeline information to actually find the timelines.
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Hi Everyone!

Here's to a new week! Hoping we all get quite a few results this week!

Our Updates:
Spousal Settlement (Priority)
Day 22 since Biometrics
Day 14 since ECO received documents email

Fingers crossed for everyone! This waiting is horrific!!

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UPDATE
Country applying from: US
Visa: Spouse (priority)
Biometrics: 30th June
Signed for in Sheffield: July 4th
Documents received email: 22nd July
Decision made email: 12th August
Passport returned via UPS: 15th August
Visa approved :-)

32 days from biometrics
16 days from documents received email

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Great to hear you got it, fingers crossed for everyone else
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