“We’re seeing concerns around visa delays impacting all markets. Backlogs are primarily due to the UK Visa and Immigration office having, understandably, refocused its teams into processing Ukrainian visas quickly. This has caused a much slower turnaround time for student visas and we see this really playing on students’ minds.
We know that UKVI has notified universities that the backlog has cleared and visa processing times should now resume to the usual three weeks’ wait. This is welcome news and universities will have to work hard to soothe student concerns and stabilise the pipeline at the end of the cycle.”
Jennifer Parsons, Product and Partnerships Director