UK Visa Processing Time Islamabad- Family, Student, Spouse, PBS

This update relates to UK Visa application processing time for the UK Visa and Immigration Applications submitted from Islamabad, 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 Islamabad, 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 Islamabad

Long-Term Visit Processing Times (more than 6 months)

UK Visa Processing Time Islamabad- Family, Student, Spouse, PBS

According to official statistics, twelve percent (12%) and seventy-seven (77%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively. Moreover, ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications submitted for long-term visitor visa was processed within fifteen (15) days. However, even within a period of hundred and twenty (120) days, ninety-nine (99%) of the applications were decided. So four percent (4%) of the applications 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 Times (6 months or less)

During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Islamabad, Pakistan, for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within ninety (90) days. Eleven percent (11%), eighty-one percent (81%), and ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Times (6 months or less)

The applications from Islamabad Pakistan for short-term visitor visa as a business visitor during the month of November 2016 were processed within sixty (60) days. Twenty-three percent (23%), eighty percent (80%), ninety-four percent (94%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10), fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

Family Visit Visa Processing Times (6 months or less)

All the applications submitted from Islamabad Pakistan for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within sixty (60) days. Seventy-eight percent (78%), ninety-seven percent (97%) and ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications were decided within ten (10), fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days.

Other Visit Visa Processing Times (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. Twenty-three percent (23%), seventy-two percent (72%), and ninety-four percent (94%) of these applications were concluded within five (5), ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Tier 1 Visa Processing Time

All the Applications for Tier 1 were decided within fifteen (15) days. Forty-five percent (45%) and ninety (90%) of the applications were disposed within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Tier 2 Visa Processing Time

All the 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 ninety (90) days. Thirty-eight percent (38%), seventy-nine percent (79%) and ninety-five percent (95%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

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 Permit Processing Time

All the applications made from Islamabad Pakistan for EEA Family Permits were decided within ninety (90) days. Forty-four percent (44%), seventy-two percent (72%) and ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications were concluded within fifteen (15), thirty (30) and ninety days, respectively.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

All the other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within sixty (60) days. Sixty percent (60%), eighty-six percent (86%), ninety-three percent (93%) of the applications were decided within ten (10), fifteen (15) and thirty (30) days, respectively.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Fourteen percent (14%) and fifty-six percent (56%) of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications were decided within thirty (30) and sixty (60) days, respectively. Seventy percent (70%) of the settlement applications were concluded within hundred and twenty (120) days.

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