Volcanic ash - impact on visa services
23 April 2010

Flight cancellations have caused disruption to courier schedules, leading to delays in transporting passports and visa applications to and from UKBA processing centres in Europe.

You may still experience delays at the following visa processing centres:

  • Warsaw - This is affecting visa applications from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
  • Stockholm - This affects visa applications from Norway and Helsinki. All visa decisions will be delayed by up to one week.
  • UK - This is affecting Algeria and Pakistani settlement applications only.
  • Istanbul - This is affecting visa applications from Tel Aviv.

There may also be delays in Belgrade. This would affect visa applications from Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.

For more information, please see the UKBA website here.


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