§ Mr. Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is the average time it takes for Polish citizens to receive United Kingdom visas via the British Embassy, Warsaw and Poznan.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The time taken to issue visas varies greatly as all applications are dealt with on their merits. The average this year was two to three weeks. All visa applications in Poland are processed by the British Embassy in Warsaw. There is no British representative in Poznan. Applications from Poznan are sometimes transmitted to the Embassy by the local tourist office but most applicants deal direct with the Embassy.