If you require your visa to be approved faster, you can use our priority service. You can avoid the stress of waiting weeks or months for the Home Office or UKVI (United Kingdom Visas & Immigration) decision's.
If you want to apply for a visa in the UK, you can consider special services offered by the Home Office and UKVI. These types of services will guarantee that your application is placed as a priority in the queue within the decision-making sector. It will commence to reach a decision ahead of other normally applied applications. Depending on where you apply it can take anywhere from 15 days (outside the UK) to over 6 months (in the UK).
There is also the Super Priority Service. This type of service is a premium service aimed to reach decision the decision within one day (please note, that while the decision will be reached within a day there is no 100% guarantee it will be granted).
For those who already have leave to remain in the UK and would like to extend or apply for settlement, you may be able to submit your application in person.
The Premium Service is available for all application in different immigration categories except for the following: Tier 1 Investor, Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, EEA Permanent Card, EEA Residence card, Registration as a British Citizen, Naturalisation, Business Person, Innovator, Sole Representative, Self-employed Lawyer, Gurkha, Seaman, Retired person of independent means, Victim of Domestic Violence and Elderly dependant.
While this service is handy it should be noted that for complex cases it would not be favourable especially if your application is outside the Immigration Rules.
When applying for Further Leave to Remain (extensions) or Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement) you may need to submit your application in person at one of seven Premium Service Centres around the UK which are in Belfast, Cardiff, Croydon, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield and Solihull.
The UKVI also offers a Super Premium Service. This is for those individuals that are applying for Leave to Remain or would like to Settle in the UK as a Tier 1 Investor. It is possible to apply with other types of visas (except for those mentioned above).
The price of the premium services will differ per applicant current visa.
For those who have Tier 2 visas the Priority Service will allow you to receive a decision on your visa application within 10 working days.
We can offer a fast-track solutions from our side as well, by preparing your case within one day (conditions apply). As well as, staying with our clients as legal representatives in the Home Office. We offer this service to make sure the caseworkers in the Home Office will do their job properly and will not ask or "nag" our clients with questions or implications about irrelevant matters.
If you are in a hurry consider this service and our help to make sure you receive your visa fast for your own circumstantial needs.
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