Flights have resumed, however, there may still be delays in processing UK visas due to the disruption to courier services.
22 April 2010
Border Agency reports on impact of volcanic ash disruption on UK visa services
The UK Border Agency has reported that due to the volcanic ash disruptions to courier services some customers may experience UK visa processing delays.
UK airports have reopened from 22:00, 20 April, but previous flight cancellations have caused delays in couriers transporting passports and UK visa applications to and from processing centres in Europe.
While every effort to minimise delays but it will take time for UK visa operation to return to normal and applicants may still experience delays at the following UK immigration visa processing centres:
Warsaw - This is affecting UK visa applications from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
Stockholm - This affects UK visa applications from Norway and Helsinki. All UK visa decisions will be delayed by up to one week.
UK - This is affecting UK visa applications from Algeria and Pakistani settlement applications only.
Istanbul - This is affecting UK visa applications from Tel Aviv.
There may also be delays at the UK visa processing centre in Belgrade, which would affect UK visa applications from Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodging their applications for a UK visa with the British Embassy.