After having had only 1 short term standard visitor visa, we (me, my wife and our son) applied for a 2-year one. Processing time for our center is currently being displayed as follows:
We did not apply for priority processing but according to the date on the visa stickers our applications were approved on the very first day. They received our applications late on Friday and the visa stickers say they were issued on Monday.
Does that mean we do have good standing with them? Or is that just a coincidence that we are in that 4% group?
For some background, we do have excellent compliance history with every country we have visited, including the UK.
Lately everyday we see new questions about UK Visa refusals but not any that relates to approvals. There are some old questions in our archives asking about criteria for long term visa applications, I am asking this question so it can be helpful for people looking for that information in the future.