UK Visa Processing Time Lahore- Visit, Tourist, Spouse, Business

This 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 Lahore, Pakistan:

  1. Long-Term Visit (> 6 m);
  2. General Visit (<6m);
  3. Family Visit (<6m);
  4. Other Visit (<6m);
  5. Points Based System Visas (Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-4, Tier-5);
  6. Other Non-Settlement Visas (EEA Family Permits, Other Non-Settlement); and
  7. Settlement Visas.

It is important to note that the actual processing times may vary due to a range of factors.

UK Visa Processing Time Lahore, Pakistan

Long-Term Visit Visa Processing Time (more than 6 months)

UK Visa Processing Time Lahore- Visit, Tourist, Spouse, BusinessAccording to official statistics, a decision was made within ten (10) days on seventy-five percent (75%) of the applications. However, most of the applications, ninety-seven percent (97%), submitted for long-term visitor visa were processed within fifteen (15) days. And all hundred percent (100%) of the applicants were disposed by BHC within sixty (60) days. So only three percent (3%) of the applicants had to wait longer than fifteen (15) days to receive a decision on their long-term visitor visa i.e. 2, 5 and 10 years visit visas.

General Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Lahore, Pakistan, for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within ninety (90) days. Seventy-eight percent (78%) and ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications were processed within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

During November 2016, all the applications from Lahore, Pakistan, for Business Visit were processed within fifteen (15) days.

Family Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

Only one percent (1%) of the applications submitted from Lahore, Pakistan, during November 2016 were concluded within five days for a family visit. However, a decision was made on seventy-eight percent (78%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of applicants within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively. All the submitted applications for a family visit were disposed of within sixty  (60) days.

Transit Visa Processing Time

All the applications were concluded within ten (10) days.

Other Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

The applications under other types of visitor visa applications were decided within thirty (30) days.

Tier 1 Visa 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 sixty (60) days. Sixty-five percent (65%) and ninety-five percent (95%) of the applications submitted from Lahore, Pakistan, were decided within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Tier 2 Visa Processing Time

All the Applications for applying for a work permit under Tier-2 were decided within hundred and twenty (120) days during the November 2016. Fifty-two percent (52%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of all the applications were concluded within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time

Seventy-nine percent (79%) and ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications were concluded within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively. All the applications were concluded within sixty (60) days.

Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time

Ninety-two percent (92%) of the applications under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within ten (10) days; whereas, a decision was made on all the applications within thirty (30) days.

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

Thirty-five percent (35%) and seventy-five percent (75%) of the Applications made for EEA Family Permits were decided within ten (10) and thirty (3) days, respectively. However, all the hundred percent (100%) of the applications were disposed of within ninety (90) days.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

Eighteen percent (18%) of all other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within five (5) days. Ninety percent (90%) of all the requests were decided within ten (10) days.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Twenty-one percent (21%) and seventy percent (70%) of all the Settlement applications submitted in Lahore, Pakistan, were decided with thirty (30) and sixty (60) days, respectively. Eighty-two percent (82%) of the settlement applications from Lahore, Pakistan, were concluded within hundred and twenty (120) days.

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