UK Visa Erbil Processing Times | UK Visa for Iraqi Citizens

This relates to UK Visa Processing Times from Erbil, Iraq 2016 and provides details of visa applications submitted at UK Visa Application Centre Erbil during the month of November 2016.

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UK Visa Erbil Processing Times- UK Visa for Iraqi Citizens

A category-wise detail of the visa processing times for UK Visa for Iraqi Citizens indicates that most of the Long-Term 2, 5 & 10 yrs visit visa, 6 months business, family and tourists visitor visa applications were 15-30 days. All the settlement applications from Erbil were processed within 60 days. EEA Family permits were processed within 30 days. It is important to note that the actual processing times may vary due to a range of factors- for detail refer: Why UK  Visa Getting Delayed?

Long-Term Visitor Visa (more than 6 months)

According to official statistics, seventy percent (70%) of the applications, submitted for a 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 multiple visitor visas.

General Visitor Visa (6 months or less)

All applications for General Visitor Visa, were processed within 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 Visa (6 months or less)

Short-term business visitor visa applications 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 Visa (6 months or less)

All applications for Family Visitor Visa 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 Visa (6 months or less)

The Other Visitor Visa applications such as Child Visitor, Sports Visitor, Prospective Entrepreneur, ADS, Private Medical Treatment Visitor, Entertainer Visitor, were processed 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.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor Visa

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

Tier 2 Work Permit

Most of Tier 2 Work Permit applications are processed within ten (10) to thirty (30) working days.

Tier 4 Student Visa

All the Tier 4 Student Visa applications were decided within thirty (30) days. Eighty-one percent (81%) of the applications were processed within ten (10) days.

Tier 5 Temporary Worker

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

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

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

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

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

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 concluded within sixty (60) days.

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