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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am currently on a 485 graduate visa (still valid for more than 1 year) and my partner is on a 500 Student visa expiring on 23 March 2018. Given the above we have decided to apply for the 189 skilled visa asap to ensure his permanency in Australia. I am only missing my skills assessment...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, I, like many found this forum too late and only came across it AFTER my husband submitted his application. However, we were granted the visa on the first try within 7 working days (priority) so I thought I would share my experience in the hopes of helping someone else. My timeline...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello All! I submitted my application and supporting documents for a Spouse Settlement visa at VAC in Toronto last week Mar 14, 2017. we paid the extra for priority service, and I just received an email today saying my passport has been dispatched with tracking to my home??!!! Is this too good...
  4. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, i am trying to pay for a priority service for the settlement visa. What is the category? My wife is the applicant so is it 'settlement wife' - just want to make sure! Thanks!
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! I haven’t seen a running thread for this topic, so I hope I’m not repeating anything by posting this question. I submitted an application for a partner visa in late 2015 and was rejected over fixable issues. I have since resubmitted for a spouse visa (strongly address those issues) that...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I've applied for a settlement visa (USA to UK) and have been waiting for a decision 4 weeks now. My husband and I decided to go ahead and pay the $510 so that we can be processed as priority since wait times are extreme right now. We went ahead and did so today via UK Visa Information -...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone- I've completed my settlement visa application from the USA to join my husband in the UK. Here's what my timeline looks like right now: July 24th - Applied online (non-priority) July 29th - Biometrics appointment July 30th - Shipped documents Aug. 2nd - Received confirmation of...
  8. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi guys! The time has come (well, tomorrow) for my wife to apply for her spouse visa!!! We have everything sorted and are ready to go! :D She is from the US applying to live with me here in the UK. I have a question about paying for the priority service though... When my wife fills out the...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of applying for a spousal visa, and I'm applying from the US. In regard to the visa processing times for settlement applications being sent to Sheffield, do they still correspond to the processing times for "I made my application in the United States" from the...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, I decided to start a new post as I don't want to hijack a different one. We have found that we can use priortiy processing for settlement visas in Australia now. As of 1 August, so my question is, has anyone done this yet? How's it going? I plan to use it in late September and will keep...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I am a tier 4 student going to Scotland to get my masters at St. Andrews. My life partner and I received emails that our visa files were opened Thursday at 8 am (August 21). We purchased priority service. Will we know by monday ( the end of the 48 hour period, not including weekends) if our...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, My husband and I are off to our priority appointment in Birmingham this week and we are nervous and excited. Would anyone be kind enough to share their experiences of the day. Will they interview us both or just me (the applicant)? What should we expect that isn't on the website...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I received an e-mail from the British Consulate in New York City on Wednesday, March 20th (2013) indicating that they had received my application for a Tier 2 (General) visa. I also paid the $150 Priority service fee through WorldBridge, so they indicated that my application would be...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all! I can't seem to find a thread where only UK visa-seekers can post and update their visa processing timeline so I thought it may be useful to start one to share info. Please list the following: Country applying from: Type of visa applied for: Date application submitted (online or in...
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