UK Visa Processing Time Karachi | Tourist, Spouse, Business, PBS

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

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

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

UK Visa Processing Time Karachi

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

uk visa processing time karachi

According to official statistics, three percent (3%) and ten percent (10%) of the applications were decided within three (3) and five (5) days, respectively. Moreover, eighty-six percent (86%) of the applications, submitted for the long-term visitor visa, were processed within ten (10) days. And around ninety-eight percent (98%) of these were disposed by BHC within fifteen (15) days. However, even within a period of hundred and twenty (120) days, ninety-eight (98%) of the applications were decided. So two percent (2%) of the applications days 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 Karachi, Pakistan, for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within ninety (90) days. Eleven percent (11%), seventy-eight percent (78%), ninety-eight percent (98%) and ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10), fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

The applications from Karachi Pakistan for short-term visitor visa as a business visitor during the month of November 2016 were processed within fifteen (15) days. Two percent (2%) and six percent (6%) of the applications were decided within two (2) and three (3) days, respectively. Thirty-one percent (31%) and ninety-one percent (91%) were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Family Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

All the applications submitted from Karachi Pakistan for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within thirty (30) days. Eighty percent (80%) and ninety-seven percent (97%) of the applications were decided within ten (10) and fifteen (15) 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 thirty (30) days. Ninety-two percent (92%) of these applications were concluded within ten (10) days.

Tier 1 Visa Processing Time

All the Applications for Tier 1 were decided within fifteen (15) days. Fifty percent (50%) and eighty-three (83%) of the applications were disposed within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Tier 2 Visa Processing Time

Ninety-six (96%) of these applications were concluded within ten (10) days.

Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time

All the applications under PBS Tier-4 Student were concluded within ten (10) working days.

Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time

All the applications under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within fifteen (15) working days.

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

All the applications made from Karachi Pakistan for EEA Family Permits were decided within sixty (60) days. Thirty-seven percent (37%) and sixty-two percent (62%) of the applications were concluded within fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

All the other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within sixty (60) days. Sixty-six percent (66%) and eighty-three percent (83%) of the applications were decided within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Twenty percent (20%) and seventy-six percent (76%) of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications were decided within thirty (30) and sixty (60) days, respectively. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of the settlement applications were concluded within hundred and twenty (120) days.

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