UK Visa Application Processing Time

Since a number of inquiries are interested in knowing the UK Visa Application Processing Time, therefore, this post highlights the details of UK visa processing time for applications from Pakistan.

UK Visa Application Processing Time

Please note that this post only intends to facilitate the understanding of a general inquiry. The UK visa application processing time may vary from time to time depending on the nature of the application and the administrative workload/consideration of UKVI.

As per the published service standards of UK Visas and Immigration, in April 2016, all the non-settlement applications are being processed within 15 working days; whereas, all settlement applications are being processed within 60 working days from the date of submission of the visa application at the visa application center.

If the applicant has purchased the Priority service then the aim of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is to process the visa application within 5 working days for Priority non-settlement applications, and 15 working days for Priority settlement applications from the date of submission of application at the visa application center.

If an applicant has applied for the Priority service from Pakistan, then processing of non-settlement application may take up to 9 days to be returned to the applicant, accounting for transit times to and from the Visa Application Center.

In some circumstances, applications require further assessment which can take longer than the published customer service standards of UKVI. If an application is going to take longer than expected the UKVI will inform the applicant accordingly.

Applicants should keep their correspondence to a minimum during the consideration process. If an applicant intend to track the progress of application, then may contact the UKVI’s International Enquiry Service at

To know details regarding the documents required to be submitted with the UK Visit Visa Application read our post: Checklist UK Visit Visa Application

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