To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken to process an application was for a (a) Tier 1 (investor), (b) Tier 1 (entrepreneur) and (c) EU Association Agreement business visa for a foreign national whose application to visit the UK on commercial matters was granted in each month of the last three years.
The following table illustrates by month the average time taken to process requested categories of visa applications over the last three years. Tier 1 of the points based system was introduced on
|Average days to resolve applications|
|Issued month||Business-EC associate||Tier 1 (investor) migrant||Tier 1 (entrepreneur) migrant|
|Note: Tier 1 introduced 1 July 2008.|
Quarterly information about the performance and processing times of each of our visa sections, against our target agreed customers service standards, is published on the following website:
A guide to current processing times is also available on this website.