Visa Processing Times

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 20th June 2022.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

UK Visas and Immigration is prioritising applications in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine, so applications for other visas are taking longer to process, particularly when combined with surging demand globally for visitor visas. We understand the impact of delays to customers, so resources are being returned visa routes impacted by these prioritisation decisions, with a focus on visit, work and study routes. We will also prioritise any compelling or compassionate cases.