Today, we will talk about UK VISA cancellations-priority and super priority, etc. Firstly, in most universities in the UK, there are many courses for which admissions have already been closed, which means you can’t apply for them for admission in September 2022 Intake. This means that most applications for admission in the UK would finish by May-June, which means that you won’t be able to apply for admission here post June for September 2022 Intake for any course, whether it’s for Bachelors, or Masters.
As per the new update from the UK, those services which were available in India, such as priority and super priority, arte now closed. The biggest reason for this is that those people who applied for admission in the UK from Ukraine will be giving them the first priority for granting student VISAs. For any other normal student VISA, work VISA, tourist VISA, etc., the time for such applications will be six weeks minimum.
This means that if you want to apply for May Intake, the expected time for you to get a student VISA will be after 6 weeks minimum.
For all visa applications coming from outside the UK, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has abruptly decided to cease priority and super-priority processing services. Additionally, the UKVI update states that "applications for study, employment and family visas may take longer to process." Corporate visas for skilled workers and intra-company transfers may take up to three weeks to process under this scenario (instead of five working days when the priority service is paid for or 24 hours in the case of super-priority). As opposed to the customary turnaround time of three weeks, standard visit visa applications are currently taking six weeks to process.
Processing times for UK visa applications typically begin once biometric appointments have been completed, or when utilizing the UKVI's visa processing app, once ID checks have taken place and applications have been submitted.
Priority and super-priority services that applicants have already purchased and submitted with their applications are currently uncertain whether or not UKVI will honor them (and, if not, whether a refund will be available). Exactly how long these services will be unavailable isn't yet known as well.
Then again, it's impossible to remain irritated for an indefinite time period. After what many viewed as an overly mealy-mouthed initial statement by the Home Office, UKVI is now "prioritizing Ukraine Family Scheme applications in response to the humanitarian situation produced by the invasion of Ukraine." Around 17,100 Ukraine Family Scheme applications had been submitted as of 3pm on March 13th, and 4,000 visas had been granted, all of which are projected to rise rapidly in the coming days, according to UKVI. The Ukraine Advice Project has brought together immigration lawyers in the UK, including those at this company, to provide free legal services to people in need.
The applications for September Intake 2022 is about to be closed, so apply soon and on time. Hopefully, this information has been helpful.