Tier 1 (Post-study work) - closed to new applicants
This page gives details of the processing time for applications made in the UK under Tier 1 (Post-study work) of the points-based system.
We received a high volume of applications in this category prior to the closure of this route in April and the majority of these applications have been considered. However we still have a small amount awaiting consideration. We will contact applicants as soon as possible and will be assessing these in strict date order of receipt of the application and subsequent attendance at a biometric appointment.
We aim to have completed consideration of all the remaining applications by December 2012.
Please note that this date is only a guideline. Some cases may take longer to consider.
Our service standards set out how quickly we aim to decide immigration applications.
For applications made inside the UK under Tier 1 of the points-based system, the standard is that we will decide 90 per cent of applications within 4 weeks of the applicant attending a biometric appointment.