Interim visas will be granted to eligible people as usual. Most approval emails or letters will also be sent as usual, without any delay.
You may be affected by this delay if you have applied for a new visitor, work or student visa, and your current visa expires between 24 December 2011 and 4 January 2012.
If you believe that you have been granted an interim visa during the holiday period, but have not received any email or letter confirming this, please call the Immigration Contact Centre for more information on:
For more information on interim visas please see our Frequently Asked Questions.