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Old 29th May 2019, 09:41 AM
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My experience getting UK Family Visa via Settlement Marriage (Fiancée Route)

Country Applying From: USA
Visa UK Family Visa (Settlement Marriage Fiancée Route)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Standard Non Priority
Application Submitted: 29th September 2018 Posted to NYC Scanning Hub
Biometrics at VAC: 18th October 2018
Application Received at NY: 21st October 2018
Confirmation from UKVI: Never heard anything. Emailed after 30 days checking on status and was told to wait till 60 days to contact if still not heard. Contacted by email again on 20th January 2019 was told a decision had been made.
Decision Made Email: Neve received had to enquire
Passport Returned: 29th January 2019
Visa Approved: GRANTED!!

Then after getting married in the UK:
Country Applying From: UK
Visa : UK Family Visa (Settlement Marriage Partner Route)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Standard Non Priority
Application Submitted: 17th April 2019
Biometrics at Sopra (Croydon): 20th April 2019
Confirmation from UKVI: Again never received any confirmation
Decision Made Letter: 28th May 2019
Passport Returned: 28th May 2019
Visa Approved: GRANTED!!
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Old 24th June 2019, 01:14 PM
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Date Application Submitted Online: 20 May 2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 29 May 2019
Documents sent: 29 May 2019
Date Documents received at NY UKVI Scanning Hub: 30 May 2019

Projected Timeline: 30 days/6 weeks
Documents arrived in Sheffield: ?

Email stating "Your Application is currently being prepared for consideration": 17 Jun 2019
Decision Made Email: ...
Passport Returned: ...
Visa Approved: ...

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Old 10th July 2019, 02:57 PM
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Date Application Submitted Online: 20 May 2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 29 May 2019
Documents sent: 29 May 2019
Date Documents received at NY UKVI Scanning Hub: 30 May 2019
Projected Timeline: 30 days/6 weeks

Email stating "prepared for consideration by ECO": 17 Jun 2019
Escalation phone call: 3 July 2019
Decision Made Email: ...
Passport Returned: ...
Visa Approved: ...

Currently at 30 working days with no "Decision Made" email.

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Country Applying From: USA
Visa: Tier 4 Student Visa
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Standard Non Priority
Application Submitted: 28 June 2019
Biometrics at VAC: 2 July 2019
Application Received at NY: 3 July 2019
Confirmation from UKVI: Had an email from Sheffield saying that my Biometrics had been received on the morning of 3 July 2019
Decision Made Email: Never received
Passport Returned: 11 July 2019
Visa Approved: GRANTED!!

6 Working days total, I'm really pleased with the turnaround time and am SO GRATEFUL to have my visa! I'll be starting my PhD in the autumn at U Birmingham, and my visa is good until Jan 2024!

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Old 25th July 2019, 01:24 AM
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Country applying from: USA
Type of visa: Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Priority

Date Application Submitted Online: 20 May 2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 29 May 2019
Documents sent: 29 May 2019
Date Documents received at NY UKVI Scanning Hub: 30 May 2019
Projected Timeline: 30 days/6 weeks

Email stating "prepared for consideration by ECO": 17 Jun 2019
Escalation phone call: 3 July 2019
Escalation reply to phone call: 9 July 2019 - escalation reply email stated that priority only puts my application before standard visa applications and that my application is still within the 12 week standard for settlement visa timelines.

(why did I pay for priority again?) Currently at 40 working days since biometric w/ no "Decision Made" email yet.

Decision Made Email:
Passport Returned:
Visa Approved:

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Old 25th July 2019, 12:24 PM
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Country Applying From: UK (wife is Japanese national)
Visa: SET (M) - Indefinite Leave to Remain - 5 year route
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Super Priority
Application Submitted: 16th July 2019
Biometrics at Croydon UKVCAS centre: 20th July 2019 (Saturday)
Confirmation from UKVI: Got email at about 11:30am on 23rd July (Tuesday). Application granted! Woohoo!
BRP Received: Still waiting - was told 7 days from approval so should be next week at some point.

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Country applying from: Japan (US national)
Type of visa: Unmarried Partner
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Standard Non-Priority

Date Application Submitted Online: 03 May 2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 07 May 2019
Documents scanned and sent: 07 May 2019

Email stating "prepared for consideration by ECO": 13 Jun 2019
Decision Made Email: 26 July 2019
Visa Status: Approved!

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Country applying from: USA
Priority Spouse Settlement Visa (Wife)

Date Application Submitted Online: 20 May 2019
Date Biometrics Taken: 29 May 2019
Documents sent: 29 May 2019
Date Documents received at NY UKVI Scanning Hub: 30 May 2019

Date documents arrived to Sheffield: 17 Jun 2019
Projected Timeline: 6 weeks/priority (that would be 10 July 2019 since biometrics or 29 July 2019 since document arrival to Sheffield..not sure which)

Escalation phone call: 3 July 2019 (5 weeks/25 days since biometrics)
Escalation reply to phone call: 9 July 2019 (6 weeks/29 days since biometrics)
Escalation reply stated: "Please note, the priority service does not guarantee that you will receive a decision within certain number of days. It only means that your application would be put in front of the queue. We aim to complete priority applications as soon as possible however it may get delayed due to several factors."

(why did I pay for priority again?) Currently at 40 working days since biometric w/ no "Decision Made" email yet.
Tomorrow marks 50 days! My heart kind of hurts at this point. Reading our email that stated the documents arrived in Sheffield, it clearly states:
"If you have paid for Priority Service we aim to complete your application within 6 weeks of your submission date. If it is not possible to complete your application within this timeframe a member of our team will contact you to explain why."
We never received any communication with an explanation why our visa was not processed within those 6 weeks. In one months time, my husband and I will officially have spent an entire year living apart! While we knew this process would be painful, we were hopeful that it would at least be efficient! My husband called the center (since I've been unable to connect to the line from the US; it keeps hanging up on me) for more clarity and spoke with a very kind person at UKVI who escalated our visa application for a second time.

2nd Escalation phone call: 6 Aug 2019 (10 weeks/49 days since biometrics)
2nd Escalation reply to phone call:
2nd Escalation reply stated:

Decision Made Email:
Passport Returned:
Visa Approved:

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Country Applying From: UK
Visa: SET (M) - Indefinite Leave to Remain - 5 year route
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Super Priority
Application Submitted: 5th August 2019 (Monday)
Biometrics at Croydon UKVCAS centre: 6th August 2019 (Tuesday)
Confirmation from UKVI: Got email 6 hours after leaving Croydon UKVCAS with application approval ! (Same day, 6th August)
BRP Received: Awaiting BRP
Wallet: much much lighter

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Country Applying From: UK
Visa: SET (M) - Indefinite Leave to Remain - 5 year route
Visa Priority or Non Priority: Non Priority
Application Submitted: 7th August 2019
Biometrics: 14th August 2019
Confirmation from UKVI: Pending (I was told we wouldn't receive confirmation, but that it would take 8 weeks to 6 months to process.)
BRP Received: Pending
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