UK Visa Egypt Processing Time | Cairo

This update relates to UK Visa Processing Time from Cairo, Egypt. According to the official data, during the month of November 2016, following types of applications were submitted at UKVAC Cairo, EGYPT:

  • 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 Egypt Processing Time from Cairo

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

UK Visa Egypt Processing Time

According to official statistics, thirty-four percent (34%) and ninety-six percent (96%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively. Moreover, ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications, submitted for the long-term visitor visa, were processed within thirty (30) days. And all the applications were decided within sixty (60) days. So four percent (4%) of the applications had to wait longer than ten (10) 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 Cairo, Egypt, for General Visit, for six months or less, were processed within thirty (30) days. Twelve percent (12%), ninety-seven percent (97%) and ninety-nine percent (99%) of the applications were decided within five (5), ten (10) and fifteen days, respectively.

Business Visit Visa Processing Time (6 months or less)

The applications from Cairo, Egypt, 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 Cairo, Egypt, for making a Family Visit to the UK during November 2016 were concluded within fifteen (15) days. Ten percent (10%) and ninety-four percent (94%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) 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)

All the applications under other types of visitor visa applications were disposed of within thirty (30) days. Nine percent (9%) and ninety-nine percent (99%) of these applications were concluded within five (5) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Investor Visa Processing Time

All the Applications for Tier 1 were decided within thirty (30) days. Sixty-nine percent (69%) and seventy-six percent (76%) of the applications were disposed within ten (10) and fifteen (15) days, respectively.

Tier 2 Worker Visa Processing Time

All the of these applications were concluded within ten (10) days. Thirty-one percent (31%) and thirty-eight percent (38%) 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. Thirty-three percent (33%) and ninety-four percent (94%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

PBS Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time

All the applications under PBS Tier-5 (Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange) were concluded within ten (10) working days. Twenty percent (20%) and forty-six percent (46%) of the applications were decided within three (3) and five (5) days, respectively.

EEA Family Permits Processing Time

All the applications made from Cairo, Egypt, for EEA Family Permits were decided within sixty (60) days. Ninety-two percent (92%) of the applications were concluded within ten (10) days.

Other Non-Settlement Visa Processing Time

All the other types of non-settlement visa applications were concluded within thirty (30) days. Forty-seven percent (47%) and eighty-five percent (85%) of the applications were decided within five (5) and ten (10) days, respectively.

UK Settlement Visa Processing Time

Seventeen percent (17%), seventy percent (70%) and ninety-seven percent (97%) of the Settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications were decided within fifteen (15), thirty (30) and sixty (60) days, respectively.

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