This update relates to UK Visa application processing time. According to the official data, during the month of November 2016, following types of applications were submitted in Mirpur, Pakistan:
- Long-Term Visit (> 6 m);
- General Visit (<6m), Family Visit (<6m);
- Other Visit (<6m);
- Points Based System Visas (Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-5);
- Other Non-Settlement Visas (EEA Family Permits, Other Non-Settlement); and
- Settlement Visas;
A category-wise detail of the visa processing times for the application is as under; however, it is important to note that the actual processing times may vary due to a range of factors.
UK Visa Processing Times Mirpur AJK
Long-Term Visit (more than 6 months) Processing Times
According to official statistics, eighty-one percent of the applications, submitted for the long-term visitor visa, were processed within ten days. And around ninety-six percent of these were disposed by BHC within fifteen days. However, all the requests were decided within hundred and twenty days. So only four percent of the applicants had to wait longer than fifteen days and up to hundred and twenty days to receive a decision on their long-term visitor visa i.e. 2, 5 and 10 years visit visas.
General Visitor Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Mirpur Pakistan for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within fifteen days.
UK Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
The applications from Mirpur Pakistan for short-term visitor visas during the month of November 2016 were processed within ten days.
UK Family Visit Visa Processing Times (6 months or less)
Only one percent of applications submitted from Mirpur Pakistan during November 2016 were concluded within five days of making a family visit. However, a decision was made on eighty-four percent and ninety-seven with ten and fifteen days, respectively. All the submitted applications for a family visit were disposed of within sixty days.
Other Visit (6 months or less) Processing Time Mirpur AJK
The applications under other types of visitor visa applications such as Child Visitor, Sports Visitor, Prospective Entrepreneur, ADS, Private Medical Treatment Visitor, Entertainer Visitor, were disposed of within ten days.
UK PBS Tier 1 Immigration Processing Time
All the Applications submitted under PBS Tier-1 such as for Tier-1 Entrepreneur, Investor, and Exceptional Talent were concluded with Most applications are processed within ten days.
PBS Tier 2 Work Visa Processing Time
All the Applications for applying for a work permit under Tier-2 were decided within five working days during the November 2016.
PBS Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time
Seventy-five percent of requests under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within five days; whereas, a decision was made on all the applications within ten days.
EEA Family Permits Processing Time
Forty, seventy-two and ninety-three percent of the Applications made for EEA Family Permits were decided within ten, thirty and sixty days, respectively. However, hundred percent of the applications were disposed of within ninety days.
Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time
Sixty percent of all other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded with ten days. And all the requests were decided within thirty days.
Spouse and Dependant Settlement UK Visa Processing Time
Ten and sixty percent of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child applications, dependant parent’s applications were decided within fifteen and sixty days, respectively. Only seventy-four percent of the settlement was concluded with hundred and twenty days, probably due to extensive background on the sponsors and the applicants.