A transit visa for the UK usually takes up to 10 working days to process. If you need it sooner, you can pay extra and choose the priority visa service. This means you would receive your visa in less than 5 working days.
It’s important to note that these are the standard processing times and they are subject to change. Factors such as the time of year or the volume of applications can affect processing times. It’s a good idea to apply for your transit visa as early as possible to ensure that you have enough time to get your visa processed and to make any necessary travel arrangements.
It’s also worth mentioning that the processing time for a transit visa is per person and not per family or group. So, if you’re traveling with others, each person will need to have their own transit visa processed. As a result of this, processing might take longer if you’re applying as a group.
If you are requesting a transit visa from outside the UK, it would be in your best interest to consider that depending on the visa application centre or service provider you choose, the processing times may change. To get a more accurate idea of how much time you will need to complete your transit visa, it is a good idea to contact them.