New processing times for applications made in the UK

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.

The content of this article is for general use and information only. Since each case should be prepared on its own merit and in light of the constant amendments to the Immigration Rules, it is important to note that the information provided must not be relied upon unless Migra & Co has either given written consent or has been officially engaged in relation to a specific immigration matter. As a result, Migra & Co will take no responsibility for any damage, cost or loss resulting from relying on the information contained in this article, blog and website.

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