This update relates to UK Visa application processing time for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications submitted from Basra 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 Basra, Iraq:
- Long-Term Visit (> 6 m);
- General Visit (<6m), Family Visit (<6m);
- Other Visit (<6m);
- Points Based System Visas (Tier-4);
- Other Non-Settlement Visas (EEA Family Permits);
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 Basra, Iraq
Long-Term Visit Visa Processing Time (more than 6 months)
According to official statistics, all the applications submitted from Basra Iraq for long-term visitor visa were processed within ten (10) days.
General Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Basra Iraq for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within fifteen (15) days. Seventy-one percent (71%) of the applications were decided within ten (10) days.
Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
All the applications from Basra Iraq for short-term visitor visas as a business visitor during the month of November 2016 were processed within thirty (30) days. Fifty percent (50%) of the applications were processed within ten (10) days. Eighty-five percent (85%) of the applications were concluded within fifteen (15) days.
Family Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
All the applications submitted from Basra Iraq for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within ten (10) days.
Other Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)
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 (10) days.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Investor Visa Processing Time
The Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor Visa Applications are usually processed within 30 working days. Some may take longer durations i.e. 30 or more working days (up to 120 days) in a few instances.
Tier 2 Work Permit Processing Time
Most of these applications were concluded within ten to thirty working days.
Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time
All these Applications relating to study in the UK under Tier 4 were decided within ten (10) working days during the November 2016.
Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time
These type of applications are usually concluded within 5-10 working days; however, at times it might take up to 30 working days to process these applications due to verification checks, interviews and other administrative reasons.
EEA Family Permits Visa Processing Time
All the applications made from Basra Iraq for EEA Family Permits were decided within ten (10) days.
Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time
Mostly these types of applications are processed within 10-15 working days.
UK Settlement Visa Processing Time
Most of the spouse and dependant family members i.e. children under 18 and parents, visa application for UK settlement are processed within 60-90 working days. Some of the applications are expediently processed within 10-30 working days; whereas, delays in processing up to 120 day or more could be experienced in a few instances due to documents verification, interviews and other administrative reasons.