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Visa processing times

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UK Visas & Immigration is committed to offering the best possible service and to processing your application as quickly as possible. The tool gives processing time in working days, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Visits Visas

Long Term Visit (more than 6 months)

Most applications are processed within 15 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days
% of applications decided 5% 30% 46% 89% 100%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.
General Visit (6 months or less)

Most applications are processed within 15 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 30 days
% of applications decided 2% 17% 23% 83% 99% 100%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.
Business Visit (6 months or less)

Most applications are processed within 15 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days
% of applications decided 11% 48% 68% 88% 100%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.
Transit (6 months or less)

Most applications are processed within 10 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days
% of applications decided 8% 66% 73% 99% 100%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.
Other Visit (6 months or less)

Most applications are processed within 15 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 30 days
% of applications decided 3% 13% 24% 85% 99% 100%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.

Points Based System Visas

PBS Tier 2

Most applications are processed within 15 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 120 days
% of applications decided 14% 28% 62% 89% 94% 96% 98% 99% 99%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.

Other Non Settlement Visas

Other Non-Settlement

Most applications are processed within 120 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 120 days
% of applications decided 32% 45% 54% 72% 75% 81% 86% 89% 97%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.

Settlement Visas

Settlement

Most applications are processed within 120 days.

Number of days to process application 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 120 days
% of applications decided 1% 1% 1% 3% 7% 13% 74% 81% 95%
Note: actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.

The above data is for all decisions made in October 2017

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