UK Visa Processing Time Lebanon, Beirut | Visit, PBS, Student

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

  • 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;

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 Time Lebanon | Beirut

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

UK Visa Processing Time Lebanon, Beirut Visit, PBS, Student

According to official statistics, thirty-six percent (36%) and ninety-one percent (91%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively. Moreover, ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications, submitted for the long-term visitor visa,  were processed within fifteen (15) days. And all the applications were decided within thirty (30) days. 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 Time (6 months or less)

During the month of November 2016, all applications submitted from Beirut, Lebanon, for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within thirty (30) days. Twenty-two percent (22%) and ninety-four percent (94%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

The applications from Beirut, Lebanon, for short-term visitor visa as a business visitor during the month of November 2016 were processed within thirty (30) days. Fifty-five percent (55%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Family Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

All the applications submitted from Beirut, Lebanon, for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within thirty (30) days. Thirteen percent (13%), ninety-five percent (95%) and ninety-eight percent (98%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Transit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

All the of these applications 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 fifteen (15) days. Seventeen percent (17%) and ninety-seven percent (97%) of these applications were concluded within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Investor Visa Processing Time

All the Applications for Tier 1 were decided within ten (10) days. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the applications were disposed within five (10) days.

Tier 2 Work Permit Processing Time

All the of these applications were concluded within ten (10) days. Twenty-five percent (25%) and fifty percent (50%) of the application were decided within three (3) and five (5) days, respectively.

Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time

All the applications under PBS Tier-4 Student were concluded within fifteen (15) days. Fifteen percent (15%), fifty-three percent (53%) and eighty-four percent (84%) of the applications were decided within three (3), five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time

All the applications under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within thirty (30) working days. Seven percent (7%) and ninety-two percent (92%) of the applications were decided within three (3) and five (5) days, respectively.

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

All the applications made from Beirut, Lebanon, for EEA Family Permits were decided within ten (10) days. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the applications were concluded within five (5) days.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

All the other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within ten (10) days. Fifty-three percent (53%) of the applications were decided within five (5) days.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Eighteen percent (18%), eighty-three percent (83%) and ninety-three percent (93%) of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications were decided within ten (10), thirty (30) and sixty (60) days, respectively. Ninety-six percent (96%) of the settlement applications were concluded within ninety (120) days.

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