Visa processing times

This page gives details of the processing times for all visa applications made in the UK. Please also allow two extra days for postage (if you are using guaranteed next day Royal Mail Special Delivery Service).

Please also note that consulates are closed during public holidays of their relevant countries. Public holidays should be added to processing times.
China 10 working days 5 working days
Mongolia 10 working days 5 working days
(Trans-Siberian Tours)
10 working days 5 working days

If your circumstances have changed and you urgently require your passport back for other travel needs, please contact us immediately. We will either apply for urgent processing or return your passport. Please note, in this case you will be liable for any extra costs involved with your visa application.