I know the timing of return of a passport is about 20 working days for a standard visitor visa application. I am unable to see on any forum an example of the timing of return of passport after a complaint was accepted and the application re-evaluated. Would it be the same 20 working days or a different time frame.

This is not anxiety; I genuinely want to know if anyone has an idea of how long it takes.

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    It's the same or might even take longer
    – user58558
    Nov 17, 2018 at 4:15

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After an initial refusal, and a successful request for reconsideration, the UKVI does not have a separate or accelerated timeframe for processing applications. Your earlier questions suggest that it was about a month ago that additional documents were submitted, and one week ago that the passports were sent, upon request.

While most applications from Pakistan are decided within about two weeks, there are those that can take as long as 60 days. Mind you, processing times do not include weekends or public holidays; discount those and the decision could take as long as 3 months. It just takes as long as it takes and, hopefully, the outcome will be favorable.


In my case it took 2 weeks for the Passport to return with approval.

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