UK Visa Baghdad | Application Processing Times from Iraq

This update relates to UK Visa application processing time for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications submitted from Baghdad 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 Baghdad, 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 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 Baghdad | Application Processing Times from Iraq

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

UK Visa Baghdad Application Processing Times from Iraq

According to official statistics, eighty-three percent (83%) of the applications, submitted for a long-term visitor visa, were processed within ten (10) days. And around eighty-eight percent (88%) of these were disposed by BHC within fifteen (15) days. However, all the requests were decided within thirty (30) days. So only twelve percent (12%) 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 Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Baghdad Iraq for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within thirty (3) days. Only two percent (2%) of the applications were decided within five (5) days. A decision was reached on eighty-eight percent (88%) and ninety-seven percent (97%) of the applications within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

The applications from Baghdad Iraq for short-term visitor visas during the month of November 2016 were processed within thirty (30) days. Only three percent (3%) of the applications were processed within five (5) days. Eighty-four percent (84%) and ninety-six percent (96%) applications were concluded within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Family Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

All the applications submitted from Baghdad Iraq for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within ten (10) days.

Transit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

All applications submitted from Baghdad Iraq for Transit 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 days.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor Visa Processing Time

The processing time for Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor Visa Applications usually take 15-30 working days. However, these can be as early as within 7-10 working days.

Tier 2 Work Permit Processing Time

All the Applications for applying for a work permit under Tier-2 were decided within ten (10) working days during the November 2016.

Tier 5 Temporary Visa Processing Time

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

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

All the applications made from Baghdad Iraq for EEA Family Permits were decided within ten (10) days.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

All the other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within ten (10) days.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Fifty percent (50%) of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications were decided within thirty (30) days. All hundred percent (100%) of the settlement concluded within sixty (60) days.

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