Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

Home Office written question – answered on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Lansley Lord Lansley Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average time taken to process an application for a Tier 4 child visa.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The global average processing time for Tier 4 child visas for the last three years is set out in the table below:

Year Resolved

Avg Processing Time (in working days)

January – December 2014


January – December 2015


January – September 2016


These statistics have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated.

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