Spouse Visa Delays!?!



  • Hi all,

    My wife and I are in the process of applying for her spouse visa to join me in the UK.

    We applied with priority on 5th May, Biometrics on 21st May, application being prepared for consideration email on 1st June, we escalated by phone 3rd July, we received an email assuring us our application was in the final stages and we would have a decision in the coming days on 10th July, we then got an email stating that as this is their busiest time of year they could not provide an estimated time frame for a decision on 13th July.

    We are now on our 40th working day since my wifes biometrics.

    My wife is due to give birth to our first child in 11 weeks, I can't help but feel like they could be delaying so that we have to pay for our child's British passport and they get a bit more profit.

    Is anyone else going through this delay right now?


  • Immigration Adviser

    Hi @mattF49

    Unfortunately, we are also experiencing a lot of delays with spouse entry clearance applications, even when the priority service is used.

    From personal experience, I have seen delays of up to 3 months.



  • @jason we were issued today successfully! 41 working days. Worth the wait.


  • Immigration Adviser

    That's great news @mattF49


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