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Update on Settlement Visas

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) team in Islamabad has started to process the backlog of settlement visa applications in date order.

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Customers may be aware that a large number of settlement applications were placed on hold following a legal challenge in the UK courts. Since the conclusion of this case on 11 July 2014, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) team in Islamabad has started to process these applications in date order.

Our Customer Service Standard for processing new settlement visa applications, as of September 2014, is currently 60 working days. Unfortunately, whilst we clear the backlog of cases which were put on hold as a result of this court case, customers making new applications for settlement visas may have to wait several additional months. We apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst this backlog is cleared

Published 4 September 2014