If your UK visa application is delayed…
Category : UK
You can find out why your immigration application is delayed by contacting the Home Office. You might want to make sure your passport will be returned in time for a holiday, or simply be worried about how long the decision is taking.
You can do this yourself rather than paying an expensive lawyer or immigration expert to do it for you.
Your immigration status
Your immigration status will stay the same while you wait for your new visa if:
you made the application before your most recent visa ended
you made the application during the 28-day ‘grace’ period after it expired
Your rights – for example, the ability to work, access education and receive benefits – will stay the same while you wait for a new visa.
Contact the Home Office
You can phone the UK Visas and Immigration contact center (part of the Home Office) to find out how long your visa will take:
UK Visas and Immigration contact centre
Telephone:0300 123 2241
Textphone: 0800 389 8289
UK Timings: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.45pm. Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
The service can be busy, so you may be waiting for some time.
You’ll be asked for a Home Office reference number (sometimes called a ‘case ID’).
This number will start with the first letter of your last name, and be followed by 7 numbers. You’ll have received this number when you first applied.
Before you can get any information about your application, you’ll be asked questions to confirm your identity. For example, you might need:
important dates – like the date you submitted your application
any reference numbers you’ve received in letters or over the phone
for following up of your application status with UK Visas and Immigration Contact Center.
Phone:- 0091 7893638689
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