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Want to apply for visa from outside the UK?



Visit the UK


Visit visas, including standard visitor visa applications, are currently taking on average 7 weeks to process, however some applications might take longer. They are working hard to process applications to get back to the 3-week service standard. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre, if you are applying for a visa to visit the UK:

● for a holiday or to see family or friends

● for a business trip or meeting

● to get married

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.


Study in the UK


You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app, if you are applying for a:

If you verify your identity at a visa application centre you may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.


Work or invest in the UK


Most work and invest visas, including skilled worker visa applications, are currently taking on average 4 weeks to process. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app, if you are applying for a visa to work or invest in the UK.

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre, if you are applying for a Turkish Business Person visa.

You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.


Join family in the UK


UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications. Applications for family visas may take up to 24 weeks to process.

You should get a decision within 24 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre, if you are applying to settle in the UK as the spouse, partner or family member of someone who has British citizenship or is settled in the UK.

If you are applying as the dependent of another applicant, you will get your decision at the same time.

If you are applying for an EUSS family permit you will get a decision as soon as possible after proving your identity and providing your documents.



Family reunion


You should get a decision 12 weeks once you attend your appointment at the visa application centre, if you are applying for family reunion with a refugee or person with humanitarian protection.



Priority services – get a faster decision


Priority and super priority visa services have been temporarily suspended for new study, work and family visa applications.

For visitor visa applications, priority and super priority services are available in the majority of our overseas locations on an appointment basis. There is a reduction in the availability of the priority visa service


* For more information, contact Ansel Immigration Services using any of the following:

Phone No: +44 7741112323


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