Allow extra time for obtaining work permissions

Due to the prioritisation of humanitarian visas, there are currently significant delays in standard visa processing times.

Applications made within the UK are taking longer than the standard 8 weeks. Applications made from other countries for the sponsored Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker routes are taking longer than the standard 3 weeks.

Please keep this in mind when you have new starters who require a visa to start working in the UK. It is likely you will need to allow extra time for them to obtain their work permissions.

The latest timescales are available on the Home Office website