UK Family Visitor Visa Processing Time 2018

This relates to UK Family Visitor Visa Processing Time 2018UK Family Visitor Visa Processing Time 2018 for six months multiple entry UK Standard Visitor Visa Application for meeting family and permitted activities in the UK. The visa processing times, for long-term visa applications such as 2, 5 and 10 years for frequently visiting the UK to meet the family members, are not included in this post, as such applications are not categorized as Family Visitor Visa but as Long-Term Multiple Entry Visa Applications.

The details for UK Family Visitor Visa Processing Time from a random sample of twenty (20) UKVACs during the month of January 2018 indicates that usually most of the applications are processed within 15-30 working days i.e. 3 to 6 weeks. However, in some cases, the decision exceeds 30 days, but it is concluded within 60-90 days. Therefore, if one is making a family visitor visa application from outside the UK then he/she is not wrong in expecting a decision within 6 weeks or 30 working days or maybe earlier with 5-15 working days, especially if the applicant has purchased the priority service. SEE ALSO UK Visa Delay Reasons.

Family Visit Visa Processing Time | UKVI Service Standards

For Family Visitor Visa Applications from outside the UK, the UKVI‘s service standard is to process 90%, 98% and 100% of the visa applications within 15 working days (3 weeks), 30 working days (6 weeks) and 60 working days (12 weeks), respectively. Moreover, if an applicant has purchased the priority service, then UKVI intends to decide an application within one week or five (5) working days; however, purchase of priority service neither guarantees a favourable outcome nor an expeditious disposable if further checks and verifications are required before concluding the application

For further information and clarification on the subject matter, UK Family Visitor Visa Application Processing Times from Twenty (20) UK Visa Application Centres (UKVACs) during the month of January 2018 are as under:

  1. Germany (Dusseldorf)5%, 37%, 97% and 100% of the applications, from Dusseldorf, were determined in 10, 15, 30 and 60 days, respectively.
  2. Lebanon (Beirut)- 2%, 8%, 80%, 95% and 100% of the Family Visit Visa Applications submitted at UKVAC Beirut were processed in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  3. Pakistan (Islamabad)29%, 75%, 97%, 99% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Islamabad were decided in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  4. Zimbabwe (Harare)16%, 70% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Harare were processed in 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  5. Turkey (Istanbul)- 10%, 30%, 69%, 98% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Istanbul were decided in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  6. India (Jalandhar)80%, 96%, 99% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Jalandhar were determined in 10, 15, 30 and 60 days, respectively.
  7. Nigeria (Lagos)- 1%, 5%, 12%, 85% and 100% of the Family Visit Visa Applications submitted at UKVAC Lagos were processed in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  8. South Africa (Johannesburg)13%, 15%, 92% and 100% of the applications, submitted at UKVAC Johannesburg, were concluded in 3, 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  9. Jamaica (Kingston)– 56%, 95%, 97%, 99% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Kingston were determined in 10, 15, 30, 60 and 90 days, respectively.
  10. India (Kolkata)5%, 89% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Kolkata were processed in 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  11. Pakistan (Lahore)- 10%, 68%, 96%, 99% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Lahore were concluded in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  12. Russia (Moscow)10%, 47%, 97% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Moscow were determined in 3, 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  13. Kenya (Nairobi)16%, 72% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Nairobi were concluded in 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  14. India (New Delhi)12%, 97%, 99% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC New Delhi were determined in 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  15. Canada (Toronto)50%, 98% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Toronto were determined in 5, 10 and 30 days, respectively.
  16. Switzerland (Zurich)- 34% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Zurich were concluded in 15 and 30 days, respectively.
  17. India (Mumbai)- 8%, 10%, 99% and 100% of the Family Visit Visa Applications submitted at UKVAC Mumbai were decided in 3, 5, 10 and 30 days, respectively.
  18. Jordan (Amman)32%, 77% and 100% of the applications submitted at UKVAC Amman were determined in 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  19. Pakistan (Karachi)15%, 71%, 97% and 100% of the Family Visit Visa Applications submitted at UKVAC Karachi were decided in 3, 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.
  20. USA- 10%, 47%, 96% and 100% of the Family Visit Visa Applications submitted from the USA were processed in 3, 5, 10 and 30 days, respectively.

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