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I'm married to my UK husband and we've applied for a priority wife visa in Category F. We have a fantastic lawyer who helped us put together a solid application, which was a little tangly in the financial department due to my husband being self-employed (though he makes well-above the required salary to be a sponsor). I'm guessing my application will take a little longer than usual to be processed for this reason, but then again, maybe our lawyer's incredible covering letter explaining how we meet all requirements will help them zoom through it quickly

Here's my current timeline.

Country applying from: Canada, user-pay service in St. John's
Type of visa applied for: Wife (Priority) Category F
Date application submitted (online): November 10
Date biometrics taken: November 20
Date package was sent: ??? I have no idea, as VFS were in charge of posting the packages and I did not receive a tracking number
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office (via DHL): ----
Email confirmation from Sheffield: ----
Office location processing your visa: ----
"Decision has been made" email: ----

So as I said above, I've no idea if my application has even been picked up/posted to DHL yet, as I did it through the VFS user pay service here in St. John's. I hate that I won't be able to track the package to Sheffield! Oh well. Hopefully I'll get the email that it's been received sooner rather than later.

On another note, I'm not sure what's up with VFS. The user-pay service is held twice a year in my city and I lucked into grabbing this date that they set up at a local university without having to travel to Toronto. Naturally, most of the people with appointments were students looking for Tier 5 visas.

The kid before me came out after his appointment, and chatted with a university employee at the desk who I assume is in charge of helping students sort out visas. He said "Um, the guy said I didn't need this letter…" and the lady looked really concerned and couldn't understand why they refused it. What's up with VFS making decisions on what can and can't be included in an application? I thought they weren't legally allowed to do that? I didn't want to be nosy and ask, but I should have asked which document it was.

They even hand out a checklist of documents you're supplying so they can take each set one by one (they did this to me at my marriage visitor visa appointment in June) but when they saw how organized and massive my spouse settlement was, they just shoved it all in the DHL envelope together and didn't bother. Thank god.

I feel really bad for anyone who gets screwed up because VFS might be taking more control over documents than they should. :\

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