UK Visa Processing Time Dubai and Abu Dhabi | Tier 1, 2, 4, 5

This relates to UK Points Based System (PBS) Tier 1 Immigration, Tier 2 Work, Tier 4 Student and  Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time for the UK Visa Applications submitted from UAE (United Arab Emirates) at the UKVAC Abu Dhabi and Dubai during the month of February 2017.

Please Note: the real processing times may vary due to a range of factors.

UK Visa Processing Time Abu Dhabi and Dubai

UK Visa Processing Time Dubai and Abu Dhabi- Tier 1, 2, 4, 5

Details of the processing times indicate that most of the points-based system (PBS) applications from UAE are resolved within 10-30 working days. Accordingly, there is a quite a high possibility to get the decision within 15 working daysFor knowing the possible reasons for delays read: why UK visa getting delayed 2018? 

UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa Processing Time

  • Abu Dhabi – All the requests were concluded /processed within ten (10) days;
  • Dubai – 6%, 31%, and 81% of the applications were decided within 2, 3 and 10 days, respectively. All the applications were completed within fifteen (15) working days.

Please note: apart from Tier 1 Entrepreneur, the other sub-categories of Tier 1 Immigration are Tier 1 Investor for high valued migrants, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur. Moreover, applications from outside the UK, under Tier 1, are initially issued a visa for 3 years and 4 months.

Tier 2 Visa UK Processing Time

  • Abu Dhabi – 35%, 40%, 55% and 90% of the applications were decided within 2, 3, 5 and 10 days, respectively. All the applications were completed within fifteen (15) days;
  • Dubai 43%, 71%, 91% and 97% of the applications were decided within 2, 3, 5 and 10 business days, respectively. All the applications were resolved within fifteen (15) days.

Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time Outside UK

  • Abu Dhabi – 45%, 59%, 72% and 86%  of the requests were decided within 2, 3, 5 and 10 working days, respectively. All the decisions were made within fifteen (15) working days;
  • Dubai –  428%, 57%, 85%, 92% and 96%  of the requests were decided within 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively. All the decisions were made within thirty (30)  working days.

UK Tier 5 Visa Processing Time

  • Abu Dhabi All the decisions were made within two (2) business days;
  • Dubai – 331%, 68% and 91% of the applications were resolved within 2, 3 andworking days. A decision was made on all the applications within ten (10) working days.

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