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Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 12:04am On Apr 11, 2016
(PLEASE TIME-LINE ONLY!!!!! NO DISCUSSIONS) GOD BLESS!!!


Here is mine....
VISA APPROVED


Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for:Settlement-husband (non-priority)
Date application submitted (online or in person):March 4th 2016
Date biometrics taken: March 9th 2016
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: March 14th 2016
On March 14th, they asked for more supporting documents from Sponsor.
On March 22nd, the documents were emailed to them.
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: Settlement Visa applications within 12 weeks of the application date
Date your visa was received: 02 JUN 2016
Date Visa was issued: 25 MAY 2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by justwise(m): 6:24am On Apr 11, 2016
Please let it be timeline only, no discussion or question.

Thank you

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 10:12am On Apr 11, 2016
justwise:
Please let it be timeline only, no discussion or question.

Thank you
I support justwise ... thank you for the motion... I will modify it now.

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by Portsmouth86(f): 1:45am On Apr 13, 2016
Hi All

So here is our time line

Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for:Settlement-husband (non-priority)

7th November 2015 Application submitted online
13th November 2015 Biometrics done at VI ( day 1 of count down) tongue
13th November 2015 TLS updates to state application has been transferred to UKVI
13th November 2015 I posted my supporting evidence
16th November 2015 email from UKVI application has been received in Sheffield, UK
18th November 2015 TLS updated Your UK visa application has been received by UK Visas & Immigration
22nd January 2016 I received a call from UKVI in Sheffield asking me to attend an interview in London (10 full weeks)
27th January 2016 I attended the interview in London @3pm
2nd February 2016 Email from UKVI, A decision has been made on your UK Visa application (11.4 full weeks)
2nd February 2016 TLS updated UK Visas & Immigration has now assessed your UK visa application and made a decision
4th February 2016 Documents returned to me (sponsor)
8th February 2016 TLS updated application ready for collection Your passport and any returned supporting documentation have now arrived back at the TLScontact UK.
9th February 2016 Hubby collected passport ,called me sounded sad (tease) then screamed with joy ENTRY CLEARANCE is there dated 5th Feb-6th March 2016 (decision was made 27th January the day I had the interview, biometrics card valid from 27/01/16-05/11/18 33 months)
9th February 2016 booked hubbys flight and he arrived on Saturday 13th February.

Hes been here 8 weeks already, in full time work and we are expecting our first baby in December

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by mike234: 4:37pm On May 20, 2016
Timeline.

Biometric capture on 3/05/2016
Received at UKVI on 9/05/2016
Visa issued on 17/5/16
Received documents via courier 19/5/16.

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 2:29pm On May 21, 2016
Putting up some timeline to guide you guys.... i believe this will put your minds at rest that Nigeria applications gets to the final 12 weeks. I have made researches of times on Nairaland .... and i will be posting more ... so Stay Positive...

Took (12 weeks)

Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by vickziva: 3:48pm On Apr 08


31th Dec 2015 - Online Application Submitted & appointment made.
13th Jan, 2016 - Attended appointment and had biometrics taken.
13th Jan, 2016 - Received email from TLS Contact stating the receipt and forwarding application to UKVI
14th Jan 2016 – Email from TLScontact - Your UKvisa application has been received by UK Visas & Immigration and will now be processed in accordance with published timelines
18th Jan, 2016 - All supporting documents sent to Sheffield from the UK
19th Jan, 2016 - Sheffield received all the documents
21th Jan, 2016 - Your online application has been received in Sheffield, UK. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.
Decision Made email from UKVI: 01Apr2016
Decision Made email from TLS: 05Apr2016
Date your visa collected from Courier: 07Apr2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 2:31pm On May 21, 2016
Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by Saratkum(f): 1:19am On Apr 06


Here is our timeline:

Jan 8th 2016- Online Application submitted
Jan 12th - Hubby attended his Biometric in Lagos
Jan 21st- Documents recieved by the Sheffield office.
March 30th- Decision made email from Sheffield sent to our solicitor.
March 31st- TLS contact update and email about decision being made.
April 5th- TLS contact passport ready for collection update and email (Exactly 12 weeks on this day).

Collected passport today April 5th, visa granted from March 29th ^______^.

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by aishatz: 4:46pm On May 21, 2016
Here is my timeline:

Jan 22nd 2016- online application submitted
Feb 03 - I had my biometrics at Ikeja Lagos
Feb 04 - Application received email by Sheffield office
April 07 - Hubby received a call for an interview
April 13 - Hubby was interviewed at battleship building London
April 18 - Decision made email was received from Sheffield at 9:07am
April 18 - TLS email about decision being made at 12:07pm
April 20 - TLS contact update and ready for collection email(exactly 11weeks from biometrics)

Collected passport April 21 with visa granted on the 13th of April 2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by veleta: 5:37pm On May 21, 2016
Timeline.
Visa Class:Business (priority)
Biometric capture at TLS Ikeja on 27/04/2016
Received at UKVI on 27/04/2016
Decision made on 28/04/2016
Passport collectedon 02/5/16

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 10:34pm On May 21, 2016
Brightingsus:


Hello All,

My Wife got her spouse VISA. Yaaaaay! She kept asking me to check my account to see if the ihs was refunded but I refused. grin I applied with priority and it took just 3 days for her VISA to be stamped. However while doing this, ensure you have a well documented application pack. None of us was called for interview.

My timeline is as follows:

VISA APPLICATION TIMELINE

15/02/2016 ~ Online application on www.gov.uk
19/02/2016 ~ Appointment at TLScontact Ikeja for Biometrics. Paid for Priority Service
22/02/2016 ~ Response from Sheffield by email confirming receipt of documents from TLScontact
26/02/2016 ~ Sent supporting documents to UKVI Sheffield by Royalmail Special Delivery Guaranteed
29/02/2016 ~ Documents reached UKVI Sheffield PO Box at 07:18
04/03/2016 ~ Decision made email from TLScontact and UKVI Sheffield
05/03/2016 ~ Received supporting documents from UKVI Sheffield
08/03/2016 ~ Collection email received from TLScontact
09/03/2016 ~ Passport collected, Visa stamped on March 3

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 8:44am On May 27, 2016
Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 3 by lekansola: 8:02am


TIMELINE---- VISITOR VISA
BIOMETRIC ---- 11/05/16
RECEIVE BY UKVI ---12/05/16
DECISION MADE ---23/05/16
READY FOR COLLECTION-- 24/05/16
VISA ISSUE DATE --- 20/05/16

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 9:19pm On May 29, 2016
UPDATE ON MY APPLICATION


VISA APPROVED!!!!!

Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for:Settlement-husband (non-priority)
Date application submitted (online or in person):March 4th 2016
Date biometrics taken: March 9th 2016
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: March 14th 2016
On March 14th, they asked for more supporting documents from Sponsor.
On March 22nd, the documents were emailed to them.
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: Settlement Visa applications within 12 weeks of the application date
Date of documents dispatched: DECISION MADE EMAIL FROM SHEFFIELD ( 27/05/2016)
Date your visa was received: 02 JUN 2016
Date Visa was issued: 25 MAY 2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 12:08pm On Jun 17, 2016
phardey:
So, I'm the lady the mum was refused and banned for 10 years under false misrepresentation last month
And I went out of my way to get documents from a UK lawyer stating she owns the business name.
An affidivat claiming she owns the business name
A letter from CAC stating the shes the true owner of business name
A letter from her bank stating she owns the company and they opened an account for business in her name

I'm so happy to tell everyone that she GOT her Visa today with a letter.
I dont know the contents of the letter but I told her to bring it along with her when she comes in next week.
Thanks everyone Justwise, Tunderule2016, askari01, nairacountry.

First Visa Timeline:
1st April: Submitted online
14th April: Appointment booked(She had so many commitments in Lagos and Ondo, she she thought 14th would be idle)
14th April: She went for her bio-metrics
14th April: Application sent to Sheffield Email
18th April: Application received in Sheffield Email
18th April: I got a call from Sheffield asking me about me and all. I answered all questions correctly
22nd April: Got an Email stating Application is not straightforward and they cannot conclude her application within the time frame given
29th April: She got a call from Sheffield asking to confirm if she works for the owner of the business or its her personal business. She said its her personal business and she has 6 staff who works under her. They asked her if they could verify her business name registration at CAC. She answered Yes since she's the Director of the company.
2nd May: Decision email came in from Sheffield and after a few hours Decision email from TLS arrived.
6th May : Picked up passport Refusal


Second Visa Timeline:
26th May: Submitted Application Online
27th May: She went for her bio-metrics
14th June: Decison mail from UK Visa Section Ikeja and Decision Mail from TLS
15th June: Pick up Email from TLS
16 June: Picked Passport with Visa Issued and a letter.

Thanks Again People.
I've missed my mum so so much. I'm like her twin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by exchoir: 7:56pm On Jun 23, 2016
Application Center: Victoria Island, Lagos
Visa Type: 2 years Visitors
20 May 2016: Submitted online application
2 June 2016: Physical submission of form & documents and I also did my biometrics at TLS Victoria Island
3 June 2016: Email from Sheffield office that my online application has been received
7 June 2016: Email from TLS that my application was received by UK Visas & Immigration
21 June 2016: Email from TLS that my application has been assessed by UK Visas & Immigration
23 June 2016: Email from TLS that my passport is ready for collection.
Collected my passport that day with a 2 years Visitors Visa stamped. It was issued on 20 June 2016 but deemed to have commenced on 17 June 2016.

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by tunderule2016: 7:12pm On Jul 12, 2016
obabola123: 5:11am On Jul 09
To God be the glory, am deeply grateful 2 God.

Below is my timeline:
30th March 2016 - Online application submitted.
4th April 2016 - Biometrics @ Ikeja.
7th April 2016 - Spouse sent supporting documents to Sheffield.
11th April 2016 - Email from UKVI that application has been received in Sheffield UK and will be processed.
24th June 2016 - Email from UKVI that application not straightforward and i was just worries
1st July 2016 - Decision email received from Sheffield.
3rd July 2016 - Spouse received documents from UKVI
7th July 2016 - Received mail from TLS that passport is ready for collection.
8th July 2016 - Passport collected, visa stamped

Thanks once again 2 everyone here, mostly u guys that adviced. You are doing a great work, because when i received the mail not straightforward deept,Batba1,dday101,egal22,tunderule2016,Portsmouth86 adviced me not to worry that it is just a normal mail but note ''my successful letter was printed that same date 24th June 2016''.

Am sure tunderule2016 & Portsmouth86 av some1 in HO lol, I once more appreciate this forum. The moderators and the originator thanks so much and God bless you all.

Let's just be prayerful because it's God doing.
Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by customised87: 9:50pm On Jul 22, 2016
Application centre-VI
Visa Type- 6 months
25th June, 2016- Submitted application online
4th July- Did biometrics at VI
9th July-Application received email from Sheffield
18th July- Decision made email
20th July- Passport ready for collection email
Collected passport with visa on 22nd July, it was issued on 16th July.
Glory to God

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by Batba1: 9:00am On Jul 26, 2016
Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for: Settlement-husband (non-priority)
Date application submitted (online or in person): April 19th 2016
Date biometrics taken: April 21st 2016
Date documentation was received by UK Border Agency office: April 22nd 2016
Date supporting documents got delivered by Royal Mail: 27th April 2016
Office location processing your visa: Sheffield
Projected timeline given: Settlement Visa applications within 12 weeks of the application date
Date of documents dispatched: DECISION MADE EMAIL FROM SHEFFIELD ( 19/07/2016)
Date your visa was received: 25 JULY 2016
Date Visa was issued: 13 JULY 2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by asaajuomo1(m): 3:53pm On Aug 14, 2016
[quote author=tunderule2016 post=44591554](PLEASE TIME-LINE ONLY!!!!! NO DISCUSSIONS) GOD BLESS!!!

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by komeese(f): 1:53am On Sep 23, 2016
Below is my timeline with a twist to it

Country Applying from – Nigeria
TLS centre –V.I
15th June 2016- online application submitted
21st June- Biometrics at V.I
24th June- Sponsor (Husband’s) supporting documents sent to Sheffield
27th June- Email from UKVI acknowledging application received
NO interview
14th Sept- Decision Made Email from UKVI (12 weeks and a day)
15th sept –Sponsor’s documents returned to my husband
21st Sept- No decision made email from TLS (till date…lol. 7 days after receiving decision made email. Got worried and decided to go to TLS, got there, they said my passport/documents wasn't available yet as it hasn’t been sent back to them, she can see from the system that it hasn’t been dispatched and she doesn’t know when it will so I just have to wait till whenever I get an email. Wow. Now I got worried and spoke to my Husband updating him…we both got worried wondering so where is my passport? As the Decision made email from ukvi says “will be despatched shortly and available for collection within 3-5 days or you will get notified by the VAC when it is ready for collection”. Well its 7 whole days and VAC knows nothing.
Same day my husband finally was able to go pick up his sponsor’s documents from the post office as it’s been there since 15th Sept.
On picking up his parcel, it was heavier than expected and Yes UKVI sent my passport (with the visa stamped & Letter) & my documents to my husband!
Very strange…. no precedence like this on any forum we had read nor were we duly notified that this would be the case.
Visa was stamped 9th Sept.
Now we concluded that perhaps it was sent to him because while filling the online application form as well as writing his sponsor’s cover Letter & extra sheet from me, we indicated that we would be travelling together; that is he would come to Nigeria and pick me. So we thought maybe that’s why they sent it to him instead…. still weird though.

Also decided to share documents we submitted
APPLICANTS DOCUMENTS
• International Passports
• Application form
• Appendix 2 form
• Photocopies of visa pages on passport
• Bank Statement (not necessary really)
• NARIC English Assessment (if you don’t want to write the IELTS test and you are a graduate you can go through NARIC route by sending them your degree certificate (must be a 4 year course and above),Transcript and a letter from your school confirming you studied there and you were taught in English during the duration of your study and they will assess and give you a English level satisfactory letter. cost 54 pounds including posting the letter to Nigeria).
• TB screening Result
• Hotel receipt printouts for all our vacations together for the past 4 years
• Flight ticket printouts
• MoneyGram receipts
• Affidavit of Spinsterhood
• Degree certificates and other educational certificates
• Marriage certificates photocopies (trad, white and court, original was sent in by my husband)
• Screenshot evidence of call log (whatsapp log), Skype, whatsapp, Skype, BBM, chats screenshots.(minimum 6 months for the whatsapp record and Skype records. Just keep screenshoting to cover 6 months record then print out these screenshots)
• Screenshots of Instagram hashtags of friends of our wedding.
• Pictures of my husband, myself and the mutual friend that introduced us
• Some email communication between me and my husband and photos from 2012(the year we met)
• Some email communication btw me and my husband and photos from 2013
• -Some email communication btw me and my husband from 2014
• Some email communication btw me and my husband and photos from 2015(including proposal pictures)
• Some email communication btw me and my husband and photos from 2016(till June 2016 when we made the plan)
• Wedding photos
• Honeymoon photos
• Copy of wedding IV
• Birthday card from my husband
• Detailed extra sheet to explain anything worth explaining

(We literally communicate via as much online communication platform as we can have… so we had enough emails for each month from the start of our relationship in 2012 June till 2016 June that we submitted our application. Enough evidence to “prove” the relationship is subsisting). It was a lot of paperwork but well worth it in the end.

SPONSOR’S DOCUMENTS
• Cover/introductory letter
• 7 months pay slips
• 7 months bank statement
• P60
• Detailed Letter from Employer
• Employment contract
• Council Tax
• Water & electricity bills
• Data Page of husband’s British & Nigerian passports
• Visa pages, flight ticket printouts.
• Tenancy agreement (old and new: new had my name included in it, accompanied with a letter from the Letting Agency (letter of permission)
• Greeting Card.

We hope this helps someone out there.
All the best.

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by trishaben: 3:12pm On Sep 25, 2016
Country applying from: Nigeria
Type of visa applied for: long term visit visa (2 yrs)
Date application submitted (online): 8/09/2016
Date biometrics taken: 12/09/2016
Date application was received by UKVI: 15/09/2016
Decision made email from Lagos :21/09/2016 
Passport collection email:22/09/2016
Date Visa was issued: 21/09/2016

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by reichwolf: 1:58pm On Nov 19, 2016
Type of Visa: Tier 4 student visa for University of Aberdeen course starting in Jan 2017
Submitted biometrics: 7th Nov 2016
Received by UKVI: 8th Nov 2016
Decision made email: 14th Nov 2016
Documents arrived at VAC: 17th Nov
Collected documents: 18th Nov
Visa sticker in passport was dated 15 Dec 2016.
Everyone applying should not discouraged as I too have been refused U.K. Visa before. I didn't apply for priority service & the process was still fast. Thanks to @justwise & all u guys for this forum

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Re: Post Your UK Visa Timeline Here! by ian77: 1:59pm On Nov 23, 2016
For UK Settlement (Wife) Visa:

Monday 5 September 2016 - wife submitted application and biometrics, Lagos-Victoria Island.
Wednesday 7 September 2016 - email from TLS advising application received in Sheffield.
Thursday 8 September 2016 - I posted supporting documents to Sheffield, from London.
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - email from UKVI advising application received in Sheffield and being prepared for consideration.
Thursday 10 November 2016 - phone call from UKVI to wife in Nigeria asking general questions about us.
Wednesday 16 November 2016 - emails from UKVI and TLS advising decision has been made.
Thursday 17 November 2016 - supporting documents returned to me in London.
Friday 18 November 2016 - email from TLS advising passport and documents ready for collection.
Wednesday 23 November 2016 - wife collected passport and documents. Successful! Visa issued 15 November.

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