UK Visa Processing Time After Biometrics 2020/21

This guidance relates to the latest UK Visa Processing Time after Biometrics 2020/21 for all types of non-settlement applications such as Visit, Tourist, Family Visitors, Business, Study and Work visa applications. For reference and better understanding, the post also highlights the details of the actual country-specific UK visa processing timelines after biometrics 20219/20 from more than thirty countries such as India, USA, Pakistan, Nigeria, Turkey, Russia, Ghana, UAE etc.

1. Service Standards 2. Guidance Notes 3. Statistics 4. Country Specific Details

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1. Service Standards

UK Visa Processing Time after Biometrics 2021

Briefly, the UK visa processing time after biometrics 2021 service standards is to decide 90%, 98% and 100% of straightforward non-settlement Entry Clearance (EC) applications within 3, 6 and 12 weeks, respectively. The service standard for processing 24-hour super-priority and 5-day priority non-settlement applications is next-working day and 1 week, respectively.

Therefore, the UK visa processing time after biometrics in 2021 is normally within 10-15 working days or 2-3 weeks. The visa processing time for a straightforward application with priority service is normally within 2-7 working days. Although, 1-3% of applications may remain outstanding even after 6 weeks (30 working days), but 100% of the non-settlement applications are decided within 12 weeks (60 working days).

Please note: the non-settlement visa timelines are usually shorter than the Spouse Visa Processing Time 60-90 working days, Leave to Reman (Extension) Timelines 8 weeks and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Processing Time 6-months.

UK Visa Processing Timelines after Biometrics 2021 – Service Standards

Non-Settlement EC ApplicationsService Standard
Super Priority (Additional Cost of £956)Next Working Day
Priority (Additional Cost of £220)5 Working Days
Visitor Visa such as Tourist, Family, Business, Private Medical Treatment, Marriage Visitor Visa15 Working Days
Tier 1 Entrepreneur15 Working Days
Other Tier 1 visa applications such as Investor, Exceptional Talent, Graduate Entrepreneur15 Working Days
Tier 2 General, Intra-company transfer, Minister of Religion, Sportsperson15 Working Days
Tier 4 Students15 Working Days
Tier 5 Temporary Workers15 Working Days
Other Non-Settlement Visa Applications such as EEA Family Permit, EUSS Family Permit, Ancestry, Global Talent, Innovator, Startup Visa15 Working Days
UK Visa Processing Time after Biometrics 2021

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2. Guidance Notes

UK Visa Processing Time After Biometrics 2021

1. Response Time after Biometrics

In most of instances, an applicant gets the response within 10-15 working days (2-3 weeks) after biometrics. However, if UKVI is not able to decide the application within the stipulated service standards then may intimate the applicant within 3-6 weeks after biometrics.

Priority

If the applicant has purchased the priority service, then the response time after biometrics is mostly within 5-working days.

Super-Priority

If the applicant has purchased the super priority service, then the response time after biometrics is by the next working day.

2. Is the service standard different for different countries?

No, the UK visa processing time service standard is same all overseas countries and territories for all types of non-settlement. However, the details from different UKVACs indicates that the UK visa processing time after biometrics for visit, tourists, family, business visitor, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 2 work, Tier 4 student, and any other non-settlement application may slightly vary on a case-to-case basis due to the nature of the application and the administrative workload/consideration of the UKVI.

The time starts when you attend your appointment at the visa application centre and submit your biometrics (if applicable). The processing time will end when your passport is ready for collection.

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3. Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In fact, due to the ongoing global impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19), disruptions to local travel and courier routes have increased visa processing time UK in some regions and countries. These delays mean that it may take longer than usual for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to assess entry clearance applications. Accordingly, the UK non-settlement visa (such as visit, tourist, work, student) processing time after biometrics during coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may take more than fifteen working days (3 weeks). Moreover, at a few visas’ application centres, priority and super-priority service may not be available due to coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

4. Timelines after interview

In most of the instances, there are no interviews for the tourist or other types of non-settlement visa applications. Accordingly, the caseworker decides on the application form and the supporting documents. However, for a second opinion, the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) may schedule an interview. Moreover, an interview usually takes places over the video link at the UK visa application centre (UKVAC). Certainly, the UK visa processing time after an interview is not more than 3-5 working days. Accordingly, if the interview is on Monday, then an applicant may have the final decision by Thursday or Friday.

5. Can an applicant get a UK visa decision within 2-3 days?

It is possible to get a decision within 5 working days if an applicant opts for priority service. However, there is only a remote possibility of getting a decision within 2–3 working days with priority service. However, if super-priority service is available then an applicant may get a decision by the next working day (24 hours!).

6. How long does it take for visa to be approved?

An applicant may expect a decision of UK non-settlement visa applications within 2-3 weeks or 10-15 working days. However, if an applicant has purchased the priority or super-priority service then may expect a decision within 3-7 working days or by next working day, respectively.

7. Processing Time for Complex Cases

In fact, there are no time limits for deciding a non-straightforward (complex) UK visit, tourist, family, business visitor, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 2 work, Tier 4 student, Tier 5 and any other non-settlement visa application. If the ECO has doubts about the purpose, intentions, credibility, or frequency of visits then may institute verification checks. Accordingly, can only make a final decision only after the verification process is completed. Therefore, a non-straightforward application due to administrative checks and verifications may even delay beyond 12 weeks or sixty working days. However, even in case of a delay, there is still no correlation between the processing time and the outcome.

You might wait longer for a decision if your application is not straightforward, and more information is required before a decision is made. If your application is delayed, you will be informed within the standard timescales for your visa.

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8. Delays in Processing

Although, the UK visa processing time service standards are the same for all countries and types of non-settlement visa applications. However, the UK visa processing time service standards are only maintainable in case of a straightforward application. Therefore, if an application is categorized as non-straightforward or complex then UK visa processing time for a standard (normal), priority or super-priority application may experience a delay beyond the 15, 5 and next working day service standards.

9. When people start thinking that visa is getting delayed?

Since more than 90-95% of standard, priority and super-priority visit, tourist, family, business visitor, Tier 1, Tier 2 work, Tier 4 student, Tier 5 and other types of non-settlement applications are processed within 15, 5 and one working day, respectively. Therefore, applicants not getting a decision within these time limits start thinking that UK visa application is getting delayed.

10. Relationship between Timelines and the outcome

Indeed, there is no correlation between the UK visa waiting time and final decision. Therefore, an application might be either refused or decided successfully within a given period. Moreover, a well-documented application has a better chance to decide favourably in the assessment process.

11. The Meaning of Biometrics

At the time of application submission, an applicant needs to go through the biometrics, which is the scanning of fingers and thumbs- and usually does not take more than 2-3 minutes Moreover, apart from biometrics, the staff of the application centre also takes an electronic photo of the applicant for record and for affixing on the visa vignette.

12. UK visa email notification

The UKVI usually notifies via email that the application is concluded and has been sent to UKVAC. Accordingly, the UKVAC contacts the applicant when the passport is ready for collection. Most of the applicants feel quite anxious after receiving the UK visa decision email. And try to read between the lines. And try to do the guesswork to know the outcome. Therefore, it is better to wait for the call, text message or email from the UKVAC for the collection of the passport. Accordingly, after receiving the intimation should go to the application centre for passport collection.

In the presence of the applicant, the dealing staff member of the UKVAC will open the sealed envelope containing the passport. And a refusal letter in case of a rejection/ban decision. Therefore, if there is no refusal letter in the envelope then this means that the UK visa is approved. Accordingly, the applicant may flip through their passport to see the affixed UK visa vignette, which prima facie provides the details of the validity and duration of the approval.

13. Application Tracking

Perhaps, a few years ago, applicants were able to track applications. However, now it is not possible to track applications during the UK visa processing time. However, if for any reason an applicant wants to know the application status then can contact UKVI by phone or email:

Telephone: 00 44 203 481 1736
Monday to Friday, 24 hours
Calls cost £1.37 per minute on top of your standard network charges.

Email’s enquiries cost £5.48. You will not be charged for any follow-up emails about the same enquiry.

You’ll get a reply to your email within 2 days, except on Saturdays, Sundays, and UK public holidays.

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14. How to know if the UK visa is approved?

An applicant only comes to know about the UK visa approval or refusal decision after collecting the passport from the application centre.

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3. Statistics

UK Visa Processing Time After Biometrics 2019

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, UKVI received 743,661 straightforward and 18,712 non-straightforward standard (normal) visa applications. Accordingly, decided 733,548 straightforward applications within the fifteen working day service standards. Therefore, the UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 98.64% of non-settlement applications was within fifteen working days. Therefore, for a straightforward non-settlement application it is not irrational to expect a decision within 15 working days or 3 weeks even for non-priority applications. For instance, if an applicant submits a UK non-settlement visa application on Jan 6, 2021, then by Jan 27, 2021, may usually get an email from UKVI informing the applicant that the application is concluded/resolved. And within the next 2-3 days, the UKVAC may contact the applicant for the collection of the passport.

Priority

Additionally, during 2019Q3, UKVI received 238,531 straightforward and 6,148 non-straightforward priority visa applications. Accordingly, decided 228,435 straightforward priority visa applications within the 5 working days service standards. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 95.77% of priority applications was within 5 working days.

Super-Priority

Moreover, during the period, UKVI received 14,844 straightforward and 779 non-straightforward super-priority visa applications. Accordingly, decided 14,361 straightforward super-priority visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 96.75% of super-priority non-settlement applications was within 24 hours.

1. Visitors

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, UKVI received 569,589 straightforward and 11,804 non-straightforward standard (normal) visitor visa applications. Accordingly, decided 564,465 straightforward visitor visa applications within the fifteen working days service standards. Therefore, the UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 99.10% of straightforward visitor applications was within fifteen working days.

Priority Visitors

During 2019Q3, UKVI received 116,800 straightforward and 3,076 non-straightforward priority visitor visa applications. Accordingly, decided 112,568 straightforward priority visitor visa applications within the 5 working days service standards. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 96.38% of priority visitor visa applications was within 5 working days.

Super-Priority

During the period, UKVI received 5,196 straightforward and twenty-six non-straightforward super-priority visitor visa applications. Accordingly, decided 4,933 straightforward super-priority visitor visa applications by next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 94.90% of super-priority visitor applications was within 24 hours.

2. Tier 1 Entrepreneur

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 192 straightforward and 189 non-straightforward standard Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications. Accordingly, decided 142 straightforward Tier 1 Entrepreneur within the fifteen working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 73.96% of Tier 1 Entrepreneur was within fifteen working days.

Priority Entrepreneur Visas

During 2019 Q3, UKVI received 109 straightforward and sixty-one non-straightforward priority Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications. Accordingly, decided forty-six straightforward priority Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa applications within five working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 42.20% of priority Tier 2 applications was within five working days. Moreover, super-priority service is not available for Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications.

3. Other Tier 1

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 323 straightforward and twenty-five non-straightforward standard Other Tier 1 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 262 straightforward Other Tier 1 applications within fifteen working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 81.11% of Other Tier 1 applications was within fifteen working days.

Other Tier 1 Priority Visas

Additionally, during the period UKVI received 254 straightforward and two non-straightforward priority Other Tier 1 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 172 straightforward priority Other Tier 1 visa applications within 5 working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 67.72% of priority Other Tier 1 applications was within five working days. Moreover, during the period, UKVI received twenty-two straightforward and zero non-straightforward super-priority Other Tier 1 visa applications. Accordingly, decided twenty straightforward super-priority Other Tier 1 visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 90.91% of super-priority Other Tier 1 applications was within 24 hours.

4. Tier 2 Work

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 14,699 straightforward and 161 non-straightforward standard Tier 2 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 14,258 straightforward Tier 2 applications within fifteen working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 97.00% of Tier 2 applications was within fifteen working days.

Priority Work Visas

Additionally, during the period UKVI received 16,132 straightforward and sixty-eight non-straightforward priority Tier 2 work visa applications. Accordingly, decided 14,453 straightforward priority Tier 2 work visa applications within five working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 89.59% of priority Tier 2 applications was within five working days. Moreover, UKVI received 1,199 straightforward and five non-straightforward super-priority Tier 2 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 1,177 straightforward super-priority Tier 2 visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 98.20% of super-priority Tier 2 applications was within one working day (24-hours!).

5. Tier 4 Students

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 115,386 straightforward and 3,847 non-straightforward standard Tier 4 student visa applications. Accordingly, decided 113,774 straightforward Tier 4 visa applications within fifteen working days. Therefore, student visa processing time UK after biometrics 2019 for 98.60% of Tier 4 applications was within fifteen working days.

Priority Student Visas

Additionally, during the period UKVI received 94,334 straightforward and 2,647 non-straightforward priority Tier 4 student visa applications. Accordingly, decided 91,460 straightforward priority Tier 4 student visa applications within 5 working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 96.95% of priority Tier 4 applications was within five working days.

Super-Priority Student Visas

Moreover, UKVI received 7,626 straightforward and 740 non-straightforward super-priority Tier 4 student visa applications. Accordingly, decided 7,510 straightforward super-priority Tier 4 student visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 98.50% of super-priority Tier 4 applications was within one working day (24-hours).

Tier 5 Temporary Workers

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 7,424 straightforward and 344 non-straightforward standard Tier 5 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 7,210 straightforward Tier 5 applications within fifteen working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 97.12% of Tier 5 applications was within fifteen working days.

Priority Tier 5 Work Visas

Additionally, during the period UKVI received 3,187 straightforward and thirty-nine non-straightforward priority Tier 5 work visa applications. Accordingly, decided 2,832 straightforward priority Tier 5 work visa applications within 5 working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 88.86% of priority Tier 5 applications was within 5 working days.

Super-Priority Tier 5 Work Visas

Moreover, UKVI received 242 straightforward and zero non-straightforward super-priority Tier 5 visa applications. Accordingly, decided 235 straightforward super-priority Tier 5 visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 97.11% of super-priority Tier 5 applications was within 24 hours or one working day.

6. Other Non-Settlement

During July-Sept 2019 Q3, the UKVI received 36,048 straightforward and 2,342 non-straightforward standard Other non-settlement visa applications. Accordingly, decided 33,437 straightforward Other non-settlement visa applications within fifteen working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 92.76% of Other non-settlement applications was within fifteen working days.

Other Non-Settlement Priority Visas

Additionally, during the period UKVI received 7,715 straightforward and 255 non-straightforward priority Other Non-settlement visa applications. Accordingly, decided 6,904 straightforward priority Other Non-settlement visa applications within five working days. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 89.49% of priority Other Non-settlement applications was within five working days.

Other Non-Settlement Super-Priority Visas

Moreover, UKVI received 559 straightforward and eight non-straightforward super-priority Other Non-settlement applications. Accordingly, decided 486 straightforward super-priority Other Non-settlement visa applications by the next working day. Therefore, UK visa processing time after biometrics 2019 for 86.94% of super-priority Other Non-settlement applications was within 24 hours or one working day.

4. Country Specific Details

UK Visa Processing Time After Biometrics 2019

A random sample of UK visa timelines indicates that 90-95% of the applications are processed within 3 weeks. Therefore, the visa processing time UK after biometrics is usually within 10-15 working days. Moreover, 30-40% applicants use the priority non-settlement service. And the UK priority visa processing time after biometrics is usually five working day (1 week).

1. Australia

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time from Brisbane, Australia, is quite quick. Accordingly, 8% of the applications processed within 5 working days. And 96% and 100% of the application determined within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

2. Belgium

In Aug 2019, 96% and 100% of the applications from Brussels, Belgium, concluded within 10 and 30 working days, respectively.

3. Cambodia

In Aug 2019, 15%, 98% and 100% of the applications from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, concluded within 5, 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

4. Canada

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics from Ottawa, Canada for 28%, 96% and 100% of the applications processed within 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively. Moreover, in Jan 2020, the UK visa Toronto processing time for 43%, 91% and 100% of the applications was within 5, 10 and 30 days, respectively. Therefore, the UK visa processing time from Canada is usually fifteen working days for non-settlement applications such as visit, tourists, family, business visitors, Tier 2 work, Tier 4 students, EEA family permits etc.

5. Egypt

During Aug 2019, UK visa processing time from Cairo, Egypt, for 64%, 98% and 100% of applications was within 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

6. Fiji

In Aug 2019, 7%, 98% and 100% of the applications from Suva, Fiji, concluded within 5, 10 and 15 working days. respectively.

7. France

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics from Paris, France, indicates that 7%, 95%, 96% and 98% of the applications decided within 5, 10, 15 and 30 working days, respectively. However, 2% of the applications remain outstanding even after 30 days.

8. Germany

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics from Dusseldorf, Germany, indicates that 5%, 93%, 97% and 99% of the applications concluded within 5, 10 and 15 working 30 days, respectively. However, 1% of the applications remain outstanding even after 30 working days.

9. Ghana

The UK priority visa processing time from Ghana indicates that 21% of the applications decided within 5 working days. Moreover, in Aug 2019, 55% and 97% of the applications decided within 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

10. Hungary

During Aug 2019, the UK visa timelines after biometrics from Budapest, Hungary, indicates that 29%, 83%, 85% and 100% of the applications decided within 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.

11. India

Perhaps, all the UK visa applications from India in Aug 2019 concluded within 30 working days. Moreover, 90-95% of the non-settlement applications- visitor visa, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4- decided within 10-15 working days.

Ahmedabad

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics for visitors and tourists from Ahmedabad, India, indicates that 7% of the applicants get the decision within 1 week. However, 79% and 97% of the applications processed within 2 and 3 weeks, respectively. Moreover, all 100% of applications concluded within 6 weeks or 30 working days.

Mumbai

In fact, the UK tourist visa timelines from Mumbai, India, during Aug 2019 indicates that only 9% of the applications decided within 5 days. However, 98% and 100% of the applications processed within 10 and 30 days, respectively. Moreover, in Jan 2020, the UK visa processing time after biometrics for tourists and family visitor from Mumbai, India, indicates that 8%, 10%, 99% and 100% of the applications concluded within 3, 5, 10 and 30 days, respectively.

Jalandhar

The UK visa processing time after biometrics for tourists and family visitors from Jalandhar, India, during Aug 2019 indicates that 7%, 95% and 100% of the applications decided within 5, 15 and 30 working days. Furthermore, the UK visa processing time for visitors and tourist in Jan 2020 from Jalandhar, India, indicates that 83%, 94%, 98% and 100% of the applications concluded within 10, 15, 30 and 60 days, respectively.

Bangalore

The UK tourist visa processing time 2019 after biometrics from Bangalore, India, during Aug 2019 indicates that 14%, 98% and 100% of the applications decided within 5, 15 and 30 working days.

New Delhi

In Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa processing time after biometric from New Delhi, India, is quite quick. Accordingly, 12% and 96% of the applications concluded within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. And 99% and 100% of the applications decided within 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

Kolkata

During Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa processing time after biometric from Kolkata, India, is quite normal. Accordingly, 9%, 86%, 97% and 100% of the applications decided within 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.

12. Indonesia

In Aug 2019, 27% of the applications from Jakarta, Indonesia, concluded within 5 working days And, 98% and 100% of the applications decided within 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

13. Iraq

In Aug 2019, 50% of the applications from Baghdad, Iraq, concluded within 5 working days. And 88% and 100% of applications processed within 10 and 30 working days, respectively.

14. Ireland

In Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics from Dublin, Irish Republic, is quite normal. Accordingly, 5% and 94% of the applications concluded within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. And 96% and 99% applications decided within 15 and 30 working days. However, 1% of the applications from Ireland remain outstanding even after 30 working days.

15. Italy

In Aug 2019, 95% and 99% of the applications from Rome, Italy, concluded within 10 and 30 working days, respectively.

16. Jamaica

In Aug 2019, 56% and 95% of the family visit visa applications from Kingston, Jamaica, determined in 10 and 15 working days. And 99% and 100% of the family visitor visa processed within 60 and 90 working days, respectively. Indeed, for some applicants, the UK visa processing time from Jamaica for tourists and family visitor is quite slow.

17. Jordan

In Aug 2019, 32% of the family visa applications from Amman, Jordan, determined within 5 days. And 77% and 100% of the applications processed within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

18. Kenya

In Aug 2019, 16% of the UK family visitor visa applications from Nairobi, Kenya, determined within 5 working days. And 72% and 100% of the family visitor visa applications processed within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

19. Kazakhstan

In Aug 2019, 41% and 100% of the applications from Astana, Kazakhstan, concluded within 5 and 10 working days, respectively.

20. Lebanon

In Aug 2019, 53%, 95% and 100% of the UK tourist visa applications from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 5, 10 and 15 working days. Moreover, in Jan 2020, 2%, 8%, 80%, 95% and 100% of the UK family visit visa applications from Lebanon processed in 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.

21. Macedonia

During Aug 2019, 57%, 95% and 100% of UK visit visa applications from Skopje, Macedonia, decided within 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

22. Malaysia

During Aug 2019, the UK visa processing time after biometrics from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for tourists and visitors indicates that 37%, 95%, and 100% of the applications concluded within 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

23. Morocco

In Aug 2019, 10%, of the applications from Rabat, Morocco, concluded within 5 working days. And 87% and 97% of the applications processed within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

24. Nigeria

Most of the non-settlement UK visa applications from Nigeria processed within 3-6 working weeks. In Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa timelines from Abuja has been quite normal. Accordingly, 13% and 19% of the applications decided within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. And 98% of the applications decided within 3 weeks. During Aug 2019, only 8% and 15% of applications from Lagos, Nigeria, decided within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. However, 81% and 98% of the applications concluded within 3 and 6 weeks, respectively. And all the applications concluded within 12 weeks or sixty working days.

Furthermore, 7% and 13% of the family visit visa applications from Lagos, Nigeria, decided within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. And 85% and 100% of the applications processed within 15 and 30 working days.

25. Pakistan

All the non-settlement UK visa applications from Pakistan in Aug 2019 determined within thirty working days. Moreover, 90% of the visitor visa, EEA, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4 applications decided within 3 weeks.

Karachi

In Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa processing time from Karachi, Pakistan, indicates the profuse use of priority service. Therefore, 18% and 74% of the tourist visa applications decided within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. And 96% and 99% of applications from Karachi, Pakistan, concluded within 10 and 30 working days, respectively. Furthermore, in Jan 2020, 17% and 73% of the family visit visa applications from Karachi, Pakistan, processed within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. And 93% and 100% of the applications concluded within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

Lahore

In Aug 2019, 13% and 97% of tourist visa applications from Lahore, concluded within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. And 99% and 100% of the tourist applications processed within 3 and 6 weeks.

Moreover, 10% and 68% of the family visitor visa applications from Lahore, Pakistan, decided within 3 and 5 working days. And 99% and 100% of the family visit visa applications processed within 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

Islamabad

In Aug 2019, 29% and 75% of the family visitor visa applications from Islamabad, Pakistan, decided within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. And 95%, 99% and 100% of the applications concluded within 10, 15 and 30 working days, respectively.

26. Russia

In Aug 2019, 76% of the UK tourist visa applications from Moscow, Russia, concluded within 5 working days. And 97% and 99% of the tourist visa applications processed within 15 and 30 working days, respectively. During Aug 2019, 10% and 47% of the family visit visa from Moscow, Russia, determined within 3 and 5, respectively. And 97% and 100% of the family visit visa applications processed within 15 and 30 working days.

27. Saudi Arabia

During Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa processing time 2019 after biometrics from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is quite quick. Accordingly, 57% of the UK tourist visa application processed within 5 working days. And 96% and 98% of the applications decided within 10 and 15 working days, respectively. However, 2% of the UK visa from applications Saudi Arabia remain outstanding even after 30 working days.

28. South Africa

In Aug 2019, 39%, 99% and 100% of the applications from Cape Town, South Africa concluded within 5, 10 and 15 working days. However, the UK tourist visa processing time after biometrics from Johannesburg, South Africa indicates that 35%, 97% and 98% of the applications concluded within 5, 10 and 30 working days, respectively. And only 2% of the applications remain outstanding even after 30 working days. Moreover, in Jan 2020, 12%, 17%, 94% and 100% of the applications from Johannesburg, South Africa concluded within 3, 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.

29. Sri Lanka

In Aug 2019, 14% of the applications from Colombo, Sri Lanka concluded within five working days. And all the UK tourist visa applications processed within fifteen working days.

30. Switzerland

In Aug 2019, 34% of the family visa applications from Zurich, Switzerland, concluded within fifteen working days. And all the UK family visitor visa applications from Zurich, Switzerland, processed within thirty working days.

31. Turkey

During Aug 2019, 11% of the UK tourist visa applications from Istanbul, Turkey, decided within 5 working days, respectively. And 98% and 100% of the applications concluded within 10 and 15 working days, respectively. Furthermore, 10% and 30% of the family visitor visa applications from Istanbul processed within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. And 69%, 98% and 100% of the applications concluded within 10, 15 and 30 working days.

32. UAE

The UK tourist visa processing time after biometrics from Dubai is quite quick. During Aug 2019 87% of the applications decided within 5 days. Accordingly, this indicates that most of the UK visa applicants from Dubai are going for the priority service. Moreover, 95% of the applications decided within 10 working days. And merely 2% of applications took up to 60 days to decide! During Aug 2019, the UK tourist visa processing time 2019 after biometrics from Abu Dhabi, UAE, is quite quick. Accordingly, 59%, 96%, 98%, and 100% of the applications concluded within 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.

33. USA

Usually, the UK visa processing time from the USA is between 1-2 weeks. However, some UK visa applications from the USA may take up to 6-12 weeks. In January 2019, 11% and 62% of the applications from the US processed within 3 and 5 days, respectively. This indicates that more than 50% of the applicants opted for priority service. Moreover, 97% of the applications decided within 10 days. Although, a fraction of applications experienced delays beyond 30 days, but all applications decided within sixty working days.

New York

Furthermore, in Aug 2019, 17% and 45% of tourist visa applications from New York processed within 3 and 5 working days, respectively. Moreover, 93% and 98% of the applications decided within 10 and 15 working days, respectively.

34. Vietnam

The UK tourist visa timelines from Vietnam are quite quick. Accordingly, in Aug 2019, 14% and 97% of the applications from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, processed within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. And all the tourist visa applications decided within fifteen working days.

35. Zimbabwe

In Aug 2019, 16%, 70% and 100% of the applications from Harare, Zimbabwe, decided within 5, 10 and 15 days, respectively.