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New processing times for applications made in the UK

14 January 2014

From 1 January 2014, the following applications made within the UK are subject to new processing time standards:

  • Applications for temporary leave to remain as a: Spouse; Worker; Tier 1 General / Entrepreneur; Student; Organisations sponsoring a worker - processing time 8 weeks (10 days priority post and same day premium).
  • Application submitted by employers in order to update and maintain their licence details - 18 weeks.
  • Applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain or Naturalisation as a British citizen; Turkish and Croatians nationals applying for study or work visa - 6 months.

Please note that if the application cannot be processed within the standard time, you will be informed of the delay and its reasons. Applications submitted to the UKBA before 1 January 2014 will be processed according to the standards in place before that date.



Migra & Co is a private immigration company, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), reference number F200900038. This website is not a government website and as such, we are not linked or affiliated with the UK Visas and Immigration. We offer expert legal advice and flexible tailored solutions to both private and corporate clients to ensure that their immigration needs are met. If you wish to download or prepare a UK visa application form, you can do so free of charge by visiting the Official UKVI website.