The UK Border Agency in China will be closed from 1st to 4th October for Golden Week celebrations. No applications will therefore be returned between 1st and 5th October 2012.
Any normal application submitted on or after 17th September will not be returned until the week commencing 9th October.
Priority applications submitted by 21st September will be returned by 28th September. Any priority application submitted after 21st September will not be returned until the week commencing 9th October.
The UK Border Agency target is to process 90% of non settlement applications in 15 working days (3 weeks) and 100% of priority applications in 5 working days (1 week).