Get a faster decision on your visa application


You can apply for a faster decision on certain visa applications or applications to settle in the UK. These tables list the eligible applications and whether you can pay to get a faster decision:

  • within 5 working days
  • by the end of the next working day

There is a limit on how many people can apply for a faster decision. If you are not offered the option to apply for a faster decision, you can still complete a standard application. 

Eligible visa applications when applying from inside the UK


Application
Decision available within 5 working days

Decision available by the end of the next working day 




Child Student Visa
Yes
Yes




Global Talent VisaYes
Yes




Health and Care Worker VisaYes
Yes




Innovator VisaYes
Yes




Intra-company VisaYes
Yes




Investor Visa
(Tier 1)
Yes
Yes




Minister of Religion Visa (Tier 2)Yes
Yes




Skilled Worker VisaYes
Yes




Sportsperson Visa (T2) Yes
Yes




Start-up VisaYes
Yes




Student VisaYes
Yes




Temporary Worker - Charity Worker Visa (T5)Yes
Yes




Temporary Worker - Creative and Sporting Visa (T5)Yes
Yes




Temporary Worker - International Agreement Worker Visa (T5)Yes
Yes




Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange Visa (T5)Yes
Yes




Temporary Worker - Religious Worker VisaYes
Yes




Temporary Worker - Seasonal Worker Visa (T5)Yes
Yes




Applying as the dependent child or partner on a work, student, global talent, start up or innovator visaYes
Yes




Applying as the dependent child or partner on an investor visaYes
No




Applying on the basis of family life as a partner, parent or dependent child or on the basis of private life in the UKNo
Yes




Applying for human rights claims, leave outside the rules and other routesNo
Yes




Applying for other routes throughNo
Yes