Applying for a CIS card would normally take a few days provided that one has registered as a self employed person in UK. But for those who have not registered as self employed the CIS card normally takes a minimum of 6 weeks.
1. Locate your nearest Inland Revenue office. Access the HM Revenue & Customs website and click on the "Contact US" link. Click the "Find A Tax Office" tab, then the "Tax Offices for the Self-Employed Inquiries" link. Enter your town, postcode or www.ehow.com
Credit cards are easiest applied for online. You will first want to research what kind of credit card you want, low APR, travel perks, etc. You can also apply for credit cards with paper applications. answers.ask.com