Recently, the Home Office announced changes to its service standards for application processing times. These new standards will apply to applications which have been made within the UK on or after 1 January 2014.

Applications received before 1 January 2014 will remain subject to the standards in force at the time they were submitted.

The processing times for straightforward applications are listed below. If an application is more complex and a decision cannot be made within that time, the Home Office now states that it would write to the applicant in regards to this.

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