Next-day service replaced what used to be a popular same-day service, such as in Croydon. We advise on the visa requirements, prepare your case, complete application forms, upload your documents onto the Government system, book an appointment for biometrics and, generally, ‘hold your hand’ throughout the whole process. On the day of appointment you submit biometrics (fingerprints) at your local facility, which is just for the biometrics and not handled by the visa officers. After that your case it considered electronically by the Government officials at the Home Office ‘behind the scenes’ (they are not seen or talked to), and they notify about the decision by email by the next working day. Then a biometric Visa card arrives a few days later. Our How It Works page describes this process in detail.
We have a most competitive fixed fee of £1,099+VAT for most visa categories. Even better, we count the initial consultation fee towards it! Fees page has a list of our service fees. Our service fee is in addition to the relevant Government fees, which differs in each category, please contact us for details.
We can book an appointment up to 4 weeks in advance.
Under the current system (new from November 2018), the appointments are only for biometrics (fingerprints) before your case is considered by the Government officials remotely (usually in Sheffield). Since there is no face-to-face or other direct interaction with the UKVI visa officers anymore, these appointments are available at the visa centres all over the UK and can be close to you. It can be a local library, a core centre such as in Croydon or Manchester, or a designated facility, such as in the City of London.
Important! The new core centres, such as in Croydon or Manchester, are run by a commercial partner, ie ‘visa centres’. These are not Government facilities, as used to be in Croydon or Liverpool (there is a different address in Croydon, it is not Lunar House anymore). There is no direct interaction with the visa offices anymore, they consider all cases remotely. You can, however, choose a location very close to you, which makes it more convenient and saves time!
Very important! The process described here was changed in relation to the visa application process but not eligibility rules. So, all the visa rules remain the same, such as Financial Requirement £18,600, English language tests, Tier 2 salary rules and so on. What changed is how you apply.
As above, you have to come to your chosen visa centre to submit biometrics (fingerprints). After that your case will be considered remotely by the Government officials (usually in Sheffield).
Speed! It is for you if timing is everything.If your visa category is eligible for same-day service (such as Spouse/Partner visa), you have a choice of using standard service (used to be called postal service) or next-day service. The eligibility rules are the same. The difference is timing. With next-day service you have a decision by the next working day after your biometrics’ appointment. It immediately changes your immigration status to the new category, even though your biometric visa card follows a few days later. With the standard service, it can take 6 months for permanent residency (ILR) application and 2-3 months for non-ILR application. This is why next-day service is so popular!