Processing times for out of country spouse visas temporarily increased to six months

The Home Office has announced that out of country spouse applications will now be decided within six months rather than the usual three months.

This is being attributed to a reallocation of resources to applications made by Ukrainians fleeing the conflict.

Decision-making in other categories has also slowed down but not as significantly. Instead, work and student applications are currently taking a few weeks more, on average.

There is no indication at this time that in-country applications are being affected.