UK Visa Application Processing Time | Erbil Iraq 2016

UK Visa and Immigration Processing Time from Erbil, Iraq

This update relates to UK Visa application processing time for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications submitted from Erbil Iraq for Entry Clearance from outside of the UK. According to the official data, during the month of November 2016, following types of applications were submitted in Erbil, Iraq:

  • Long Term Visit (> 6 m);
  • General Visit (<6m), Family Visit (<6m);
  • Transit Visit (<6m)
  • Other Visit (<6m);
  • Points Based System Visas ( Tier-2, Tier-4);
  • Other Non-Settlement Visas (EEA Family Permits, Other Non-Settlement); and
  • Settlement Visas;

A category wise details 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:

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UK Visits Visa Processing Time from Erbil, Iraq

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

According to official statistics, seventy percent (70%) of the applications submitted for long term visitor visa were processed within ten (10) days. And around ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications were decided by BHC within fifteen (15) days. However, all the requests were decided within thirty (30) days. So only four percent (4%) of the applicants had to wait longer than fifteen days to receive a decision on their long-term visitor visa i.e. 2, 5 and 10 years visit visas.

General Visit (6 months or less) Visa Processing Time from Erbil

During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Erbil Iraq for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed withing sixty (60) days. Only fourteen percent (14%) of the applications were decided within five (5) days. A decision was reached on eighty-nine percent (89%) and ninety-seven percent (97%) of the applications within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Business Visit (6 months or less) Visa Processing Time from Erbil

The applications from Erbil Iraq for short-term business visitor visas during the month of November 2016 were processed within thirty (30) days. Ninety-two percent (92%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of the applications were processed within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Family Visit (6 months or less) Visa Processing Time from Erbil

All the applications submitted from Erbil Iraq for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within fifteen (15) days. Seventy percent (70%) and ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days respectively.

Other Visit (6 months or less) Visa Processing Time from Erbil

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 sixty (60) days. Forty-two percent (42%) and eighty-nine percent (89%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

UK Immigration, Work, Study Visa Processing Time from Erbil

PBS Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Investor Visa Processing Time

All the Applications were processed within fifteen (15) working days.

PBS Tier 2 Work Permit Processing Time from Erbil

The applications for Tier 2 Work Permit are usually processed within ten(10) to thirty(30) working days.

PBS Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time from Erbil

All the Applications for were decided within thirty (30) days. Eighty-one percent (81%) of the applications were processed within ten (10) days.

PBS Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time from Erbil

All the applications under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within ten (10) working days.

Other Non-Settlement Visas Processing Time from Erbil

EEA Family Permits Processing Time from Erbil

All the applications made from Erbil Iraq for EEA Family Permits were decided within thrity (30) days. Eighty percent (80%) of the applications were decided within ten (10) days

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time from Erbil

The other non-settlement visa applications are usually processed within ten (10) to fifteen (15) working days.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time from Erbil, Iraq

Spouse and Dependants Settlement Visa Processing Time

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the Settlement applications were decided within thirty (30) days. All hundred percent (100%) of the settlement were concluded within sixty (60) days.