UK Visas Premium Services
Same Day Service
For some time the UKVI have been offering a premium ‘same-day’ service for straight forward cases in certain categories. This is of immense value for people who wish to travel regularly or do not want to wait for weeks or sometimes months to have their applications considered.
UK Visas assists its clients with booking an appointment at the Premium Service Centre in Croydon to represent them on a premium 'same day' service for a stress free application process. Please note that these appointments are subject to availabilty on the UKVI online portal but we will aim to get our clients an appointment to suit their needs.
The premium 'same day' service further includes our ‘Meet and Greet’ service where we assist clients to have their biometric data enrolled (after which they can leave), then remain at Croydon until the application is processed later that day. BRP cards (which have replaced visas inside passports) are then forwarded to UK Visas by courier normally within three days, although the UKVI quote 5-7 working days. Only straightforward cases may be submitted this way, and only certain kinds of visa applications will be accepted. These are:
- Tier 2 (General) visa applications
- Tier 4 visa applications
- Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) visa applications
- PBS Dependant visa applications
- ILR applications for five year and 10 year continuous residence
- FLR spouse/partner visa
- Other FLR applications such as FLR (AF), FLR (FP), FLR (HRO) and FLR (IR)
- Transfer or replacement of a residence permit
- Registration certificate as an EEA national qualified person
- Blue, yellow or purple registration certificates for Croatian nationals
For all Same day Service applications UK Visas charges its clients an additional £450 + VAT.
Although the UKVI guarantee to consider a case on that day, very occasionally – when a case is complicated or the UKVI wish to carry out further checks – the case may be sent to Sheffield for further consideration which can delay the decision by a few days.
Generally though, and in UK Visas experience, over 95% of cases are approved and documents collected on the same day.
Premium Postal Service for Tier 2
The UKVI now provide a premium postal service for Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (ICT) applications submitted here in the UK.
Clients must be available to attend one of the participating Post Offices within two working days to have their biometric data enrolled.
The UKVI are charging £459 per applicant/dependant for this enhanced service.