UK Visa Processing Time Saudi Arabia | Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4, Tier 5

Points Based System Visa Processing Time from Saudi Arabia (KSA)

This relates to UK Points Based System (PBS) Tier 1 Immigration Visa Processing Time, Tier 2 Work Visa Processing Time, Tier 4 Student Visa Processing TimeTier 5 Temporary Worker Visa Processing Time for the UK Visa Applications submitted from KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) at the UKVAC Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar  during  February 2017.

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

UK PBS Tier 1 Immigration Visa UK Processing Time Saudi Arabia

  • uk visa processing time saudi arabiaRiyadh –  All the applications were concluded within two (2) days;
  • Jeddah –  All the applications were processed within ten (10) 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. Afterwards, an extension of further 2 years is granted, upon fulfilment of the requirements during the initial period. Consequently, after a cumulative 5 years of leave under Tier 1, the migrants can apply for an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), which could eventually be converted into British Citizenship.

PBS Tier 2 UK Work Visa Processing Time from Saudi Arabia (KSA)

  • Riyadh – 30%, 50% and 90% of the requests were expediently resolved within 2, 5 and 10 days, respectively. All the applications were completed within fifteen (15) days;
  • Jeddah – 5%, 23% and 64% of the applications were decided within 2, 3 and 10 days. All the applications were advised within fifteen (15) days;
  • Al Khobar – 14% and 28% of the applications were decided within 3 and 5 days, respectively. All the applications were completed within ten (10) days.

UK PBS Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time from Saudi Arabia

  • Riyadh – 28%, 32%, 49% and 96% of the applications were decided within 2, 3, 5 and 10 days, respectively. All the applications were concluded within thirty (30) days;
  • Jeddah – 6%, 44%, 48% and 96% of the applications were decided within 2, 3, 5 and 10 days, respectively. All the applications were handled within fifteen (15) days;
  • Al Khobar – 11%, 44% and 94% of the applications were decided within 2, 3 and 10  days, respectively. All the applications were concluded within thirty (30) days.

Tier 5 UK Visa Application Saudi Arabia Processing Time

  • Riyadh  – 55% and 100% of the applications were decided within 2 and 10 days, respectively;
  • Jeddah – All the applications were concluded within three (3) days.

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For further details of UK Visa Processing Times from KSA at UK Visit, Family, Tourist Visa Processing Time and UK Settlement, Spouse, EEA Visa Processing Time.

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