After being rated “very good” at processing student visas, the UK on the 12th of August reintroduced Priority services for new applicants who are applying in the sponsored work routes and global talent also for students. UKVI informed that there are Priority Visa Services for new study and sponsored work applications.
Priority Visa Services for new study and sponsored work visa applications:
With this, the applicants will now have the option to select PV and SPV appointments. There will be no reduction in the volume of PV and SPV appointments. However, it is mandatory to purchase them online. Note that it cannot be purchased in the Visa Application Centre or retrospectively.
Priority Visa Services for new visit visa applications:
The process and the volume are likely to reduce to enable UKVI to process more standard applications. This also leads to a reduction in the overall processing time for all applicants. However, the Super Priority services (SPV) for new visit applications will not be reduced.
Both PV and SPV appointments can only be purchased online which is again not available in the Visa Application Centre or retrospectively.
Priority Visa Services for family applications:
Sadly the Priority and super priority services for new family applications are still suspended. Further updates will be provided once the family application services are resumed. For further information, you can visit the official website https://www.gov.uk/ or give us a call at 1800-572-000 and talk to our visa experts.
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