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Information about likely timescales:

We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office or Entry Clearance Officer  will take to process your application. 

For further information about timescales for entry clearance applications please click on the link below:

Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK - GOV.UK (

For further information about in country applications please follow the link below:

Visa decision waiting times: applications inside the UK - GOV.UK (

We will normally be able to submit this type of application within 4 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this. This will be subject to receiving all the mandatory supporting documentation to be used for the application. This may include valid Passports, Biometric Residence Permits, marriage certificates and birth certificates depending on the particular case.

Significantly, the time scales used in submitting any application may depend on whether the applicant has current leave which has an imminent expiration date. Such applications will be dealt with as a matter of urgency to ensure an in time application is made. In this case we will endeavour to expedite the application due to the urgent nature of the application.

Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.