If you meet the automatic (type 1) criteria and provide up to date evidence
Your application may take up to 20 working days (4 weeks) to process. However, we endeavour to process these applications as soon as possible.
Please consider these timescales before contacting us for an update.
If you do not meet the automatic criteria (type 2)
Your application may take up to 40 working days (8 weeks) to process or longer if an assessment is needed.
This applies to all new and renewal applications.