I applied for a UK visa for work 3 weeks ago and received an email (see below) saying that a decision has been made. But I don't know what exactly it means. I called them and they say that they can't retrieve the result. My friend who got her visa approved said that her email didn't look like this. So I was wondering whether this foreshadows an unsuccessful application?


Regarding Visa Application: GWFXXXXXX


A decision has been made on your UK Visa application.

If you applied via a US Dept. of Homeland Security Application Support Centre or a VFS Premium Application Centre and chose to have your passport mailed back to you directly, that will take place shortly.

If you submitted your application via a VFS Premium Application Centre and chose to collect your passport in person at the end of the process, they will be in contact with you to provide further guidance.

If anyone contacts you advising that your application is still under consideration or that they can influence the outcome of your application in any way, they cannot - please report any such approach to VisaSheffield@homeoffice.gov.uk.

You should not expect to receive any further emails from this office.


Sheffield Visa Section

This is an automated message - please do not respond to this email address as incoming mail is not answered. UKVI contact details can be found at www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

This email is intended for the addressee(s) only. All messages sent and received by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office may be monitored in line with relevant UK legislation available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office/about/personal-information-charter

  • They have decided on your application. There is no hidden meaning. – MJeffryes Jan 15 '19 at 21:41

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