UK Visa Processing Time Karachi 2016

This update relates to UK Visa Processing Time Karachi 2016 for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications submitted from UKVAC Karachi during the month of November 2016.

It is important to note that the actual processing times may vary due to a range of factors. (Refer: UK Visa Delay Reasons)

UK Visa Processing Time from Karachi

UK Visa Processing Time Karachi

In terms with UKVIs service standard for non-settlement visa processing from outside the UK, more than 95% of the PBS and visitor visa applications (i.e. Long-Term 2, 5 & 10 yrs visit visa, 6 months business, family and tourists visitor visa applications)  from Karachi were processed within 15 working days. Only 37% of EEA Family Permit applications were concluded within 15 days. 87% of the Family Settlement applications from Karachi were decided within 120 days, which is lower than the UKVI’s service standard.

UK Spouse Visa Timelines

The service standard of UKVI for Settlement Visa Processing Time from outside of the UK is to process:

  • 95% of the applications within 12 weeks i.e. 60 working days or approx 3 months;
  • 100% of the applications within 24 weeks i.e. 120 working days or approx 5-6 months.

Long-Term Visitor Visa (more than 6 months)

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 Visitor Visa (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 Visitor Visa (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 Visitor Visa (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

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

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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