Since the Home Office has introduced a new system to provide their new services (UKVCAS) in processing visa applications within the United Kingdom, Barar & Associates has noticed that the new services are far from being smooth or streamlined and the Home Office’s Appointment fees are confusing.
The new services are facing an important number of issues which are detrimental to applicants.
Under these new services, applicants have to book an appointment to submit their application (and supporting documents if they did not upload them before) and enrol their Biometric information. Applicants do not have the choice anymore to send their application and supporting documents via post.
Applicants can choose between the standard service or to purchase either the Priority or Super Priority Service (if this is available for their type of application). They can also purchase added-value services.
For more information on the Home Office’s new services, please refer to our article on the matter via the link below:
There has been a lot of confusion around the different appointment fees depending on the location of the centres and the Home Office and the providers of centres for appointments (Sopra Steria) finally clarified the matter.
Please see the fees information below.
Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, the following appointment’s fees apply:
- 6 core centres – free
- 50 enhanced centres – starting from £60
- 1 premium centre – starting from £200
Outside of the abovementioned time and day, this is considered as out of hours by the Home Office and the following appointment’s fees apply:
- 6 core centres – £100
- 50 enhanced centres – £125
- 1 premium centre – £260
Applicants can only see appointments for the first 21 days. This is to ensure that applicants do book an appointment within 45 days from the date of the online submission as this is a requirement from the Home Office.
If you feel lost or confused by the new services provided by the Home Office or have a question relating to your UK immigration matter, please do not hesitate to contact our expert team of UK immigration lawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 487 8370.