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Entry Clearances: Pakistan

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 15 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest period has been between the (a) application for and (b) issue or refusal of a UK visa in Pakistan; and on what date the successful appeal against refusal of that visa was concluded. (292367)

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) holds records of visa applications dating back to 1992 but it is not possible to ascertain precisely the processing times for older cases. Therefore, the UKBA has examined applications made in Pakistan since January 2006.

The longest processing time from application to decision was 917 working days in respect of a family reunion application. The application was issued and hence there was no subsequent appeal.

Current processing times are advertised on the Visa Services website at: