FAQ 387
How long will it take for my visa application to be processed?

Inside the UK

If you are applying for your visa application by post within the UK, it normally takes 6-8 weeks to get your documents back, but during busy periods it can take much longer.

Please do not book any international travel until you have received all of your documents as you will not be able to re-enter the UK without your visa.


Outside the UK

If you are applying for your visa application outside the UK, it normally takes 2-4 weeks but please double check the estimated processing times in your country here.


For more information, please see the Tier 4 information on our website, or log an enquiry online with the Student Information Desk (via the SID tile on iExeter).