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UK visa processing time

UK visa processing time may vary depending on the sorts of visas you are applying for. Your waiting time may differ based on where you create application from. Having distinct embassy guidelines for different nations causes the variety of visa processing time.

When you want to visit the UK

If you apply for UK visit visa, UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment. Here one week means five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to visit the UK:

  • For a holiday or to see family or friends
  • For the purpose of business trip or meeting
  • For getting married

Travelling through the UK

UK home office will more likely give you the decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre where one week is five working days provided that you are applying for a visa to travel through the UK on your way to another country. You may be able to get your visa faster depending on what country you are applying from.  For more details visit here

If you need to study in the UK

You should get a decision on your visa within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre provided that you are applying for a

  • Short term study visa
  • General student visa
  • Child student visa

When you require to work or invest in the UK

You will be notified by UK home office within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre where one week is five working days, provided that you apply for a visa to work or invest in the UK. Depending on your visa country you most probably have the chance to get your visa faster.

If you want to join in the family

You will be known by UK home office if you have been allowed to go within twelve weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre where one week is five working days provided that you are applying in the UK as a

  • Spouse, partner or family member of someone who British citizenshipor is settled in the UK

You may be eligible to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you are from. If you are applying as the dependent of another applicant, you will have your decision at the same time.

Replacement biometric residence permits

You should get a decision within three weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre, where one week is five working days. If you are applying for a visa to travel to the UK to replace your biometric residence permit.

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