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Old 14th August 2020, 05:46 PM
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We were supposed to get married in London on 21 March, but that was postponed, and so I will need to apply for a second marriage visitor visa. I did ask if the visa would be extended as some visas were, but I did not get a response, so I take it as a "no".

The information on-line suggests that UKVI and VFS have reopened, but I have not been able to determine if the three week timeline for application turnaround is realistic at the moment. If anyone has any insight into how things are going as regards visitor visa processing, please let me know. I'm guessing student visa applications would be in the same situation. The plan is to apply in early September with a wedding ceremony booked for late November.

I have looked at the application, and uploading of documents is now permitted for this visa which is great.

I have seen in other posts that sometimes biometrics can be reused. Has this been true for people applying from outside the UK? My biometrics are from last October, so they are not very old.

Thanks in advance for any advice or insight.

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Visas were extended for those in the the UK so just a guess but I don’t think your visa would have been extended. In the UK previous biometrics have been used for those extending visas. Since you would be applying for a new visa, I would guess you would need new biometrics.

There is a huge backlog of applications do all timelines are out the window.

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Hi Nyclon, thanks for the insight.

I have a cousin starting a Ph.D. at LSE this autumn and in addition to needing visas for his family of 4, he needs a US passport for his newborn baby. So that is a real challenge, much tougher than my situation.

Is there anywhere to look for insight into actual visa processing turnaround times online that I've missed? The official line is still 3 weeks. I wish it was not such a black hole.

We are limited to getting married by December 2nd, or we have to start over again with another notice period. The notice period will not be extended despite the fact that the register office was closed for several months.

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I'm not sure if you are still in the UK ? If so, then I understand (from someone else who is in the same position) that UKVI are granting 6 months extensions (Further Leave to Remain) to people in your situation (as Register Offices have been closed until recently). As I don't have actual evidence of this, I would suggest contacting a registered visa advisor in the UK or the Citizens Advice Bureau.

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I'm not sure if you are still in the UK ? If so, then I understand (from someone else who is in the same position) that UKVI are granting 6 months extensions (Further Leave to Remain) to people in your situation (as Register Offices have been closed until recently). As I don't have actual evidence of this, I would suggest contacting a registered visa advisor in the UK or the Citizens Advice Bureau.
The poster never made it to the UK so this doesn’t apply.

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Fair enough. I thought he made it to UK, and had possibly returned.

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