UK Visa Delay! Here Is How You Can Check Your UK Visa Status

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Obtaining a UK visa these days is taking significantly longer than expected, particularly getting a Visit, Work, or Transit visa.

According to the latest updates from the Govt of the United Kingdom;

  • Visit visas, including standard visitor visa applications, are currently taking on average 7 weeks to process, however, some applications might take longer.
  • Transit visa applications are currently taking on average 6 weeks to process.
  • Most work and investment visas, including skilled worker visa applications, are currently taking on average 4 weeks to process.

According to the UK Embassy, In normal circumstances for non-settlement visa applications submitted outside the UK 90% are decided within 3 weeks; 98% within 6 weeks and 100% within 12 weeks of the application date.

But this year the wait time has extended!

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Due to the long delays in processing, many people have asked us how they can stay updated on the status of their UK visa application. As a result, we have created an extensive guide that explains all of the possible methods for checking the status of your UK Visa application.

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How to Check UK Visa Application Status?

There are two common methods for checking the status of your UK Visa application: online and offline. You can now easily stay up to date on the status of your UK visa application online and offline. All you need is your passport number and your visa reference number.

How to Check UK Visa Status Online?

To track the UK Visa application status online, all you need to do is follow the below-mentioned steps;

  • Step 1: Visit the British Consulate website for your country or log on to the VFS Global Track your application page.
  • Step 2: Enter the tracking ID that you received via SMS and email after submitting your UK visa application.
  • Step 3: In the next step you will need to enter your Date of Birth (DOB) in YYYY-MM-DD format and type the captcha text.
  • Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button.

The current status of your UK visa application will be displayed once you click the ‘Submit’ button on the webpage.

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To track the status of your UK visa application through a third-party website, enter the following information:

  • Passport number
  • Visa tracking number
  • Date of birth
  • Captcha

How to Check UK Visa Status Offline?

If you are unable to complete this online process, or find it difficult or facing any technical glitches, here is how to check your UK visa application status offline.

You can email the British consulate along with your unique visa application number and the consulate will get back to you with the visa status within three working days.

Apart from that, the consulate office will also send you SMS and email updates on the status of your UK visa. If your visa application is denied, you will receive a letter explaining the reason for the denial.

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UK Visa Application Centres In India

India has as many as 12 UK visa application centres across various states, you can find your nearest location, opening hours and centre information below;

StateAddressPhone No & Timings
GoaVFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd., Gera Imperium Grand, 6th Floor, Office No. 619, 629, 621, Patto Plaza, Near Ginger Hotel, Panjim, Goa – 4030010832 663 6800, 09.00 – 17.30
CochinS&T Arcade, Kurisupally Road, Ravipuram, M G Road, Cochin -682016Not available, 07.00 – 16.00
New DelhiUpper Ground, Floor, S-2 Level, International Trade Tower, Opposite Satyam Cinemas, Nehru Place, New Delhi -110019011 2419 2100, 08.00 – 16.00
Kolkata1842, Rene Towers, Rajdanga Main Road, Sector A, East Kolkata Township, Kolkata – 700107033 40822200, 08.00 – 16.00
AhmedabadUnit No. ( 1 & 2 ), First floor, Bhikhubhai Chambers, Opposite Bharat Petroleum, Near Kochrab Ashram Ashram Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380009011 2419 2100, 08.00 – 16.00
PuneOffice No. 305, Gera 77, Near Bishops Co-Ed School, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411014Not available, 08.00 – 14.00
ChennaiFagun Towers Commander In Chief Road (Ethiraj Salai), Egmore, Chennai- 600008044 4219 2151, 08.00 – 16.00
HyderabadSunil Chambers, 8-2-542/A Road No. 7, Near Meridian School and Ratnadeep Supermarket, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034040 6666 9147, 08.00 – 16.00
BengaluruUnit No. 302 & 303, Second Floor, Level 3, Prestige Atrium No 1, Near Palmgroove Military Canteen and opposite to Empire Hotel Central Street, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore – 560001080 2210 0200, 08.00 – 16.00
ChandigarhSCO 62 63, Sector 8 C, Near Hotel Icon and Times of India office, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh 1600180172 492 5100, 08.00 – 16.00
Mumbai SouthExpress Tower, 4th floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021022 6650 2222, 08.00 – 16.00
JalandharJalandhar Lower Ground Floor, MIDAS Corporate Park, Plot No. 37, G.T. Road, Opposite Jalandhar Bus Stand, Jalandhar – 144001Not available, 08.00 – 16.00

It must be noted that the quickest way to check the status of your UK visa application is online, whereas offline options will take some time to notify you. However, the British High Commission will send you a formal notification with information regarding your visa status.

We hope this guide has covered everything you need to know about tracking your UK Visa Application; if you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section below.


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