UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announces Priority Visa changes: According to a statement released by Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) Global on Friday, Priority Visa Services (PVS) will once more be accessible for students and new applicants to sponsored work pathways (including global talent) beginning on August 12, 2022.
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It is important to note that on July 15, 2022, the VFS cut back on the number of PV appointments to allow UKVI to handle more standard applications and gradually shorten the total processing time for all customers.
Priority Visa Services in the UK
Major updates for new applications for family, sponsored, work, study, and visit visas are included in the VFS Global notification. The Priority Visa (PV) and Super Priority Visa (SPV) services for new studies and jobs, which had previously been suspended, have been resumed. Though they remain suspended, the PV and SPV for Family Visa
“Good news, Priority, and Super Priority visas are available for Student visas. We anticipate high demand over the next few weeks so recommend that you apply for your visa as soon as possible. Remember, it can take time to prepare your supporting documents so start this now,” according to the UK Embassy in a recent Tweet.
📢— UK in India🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@UKinIndia) August 12, 2022
Good news, Priority and Super Priority visas are available for Student visas. We anticipate high demand over the next few weeks so recommend that you apply for your visa as soon as possible. Remember, it can take time to prepare your supporting documents so start this now. pic.twitter.com/xSePrWM2D9
Applications for Fresh Studies and Sponsored Job Visas
The choice to choose PV and SPV appointments as part of the online application process is now available to all new customers wanting to apply for these eligible pathways where it is accessible.
There is no decrease in the number of PV and SPV appointments available, but kindly keep in mind that these services must be procured online at the time of scheduling appointments and cannot be done retroactively or at the Visa Application Center.
Regarding New Visitor Visa Requests
In order to handle more standard applications and progressively cut down on the total processing time for all clients, UKVI is steadily reducing the number of PV appointment times available for new visit visa applications. Where this is offered, appointment accessibility for Super Priority services (SPV) for new visit applications won’t be affected.
In order to purchase PV and SPV appointments for new visit visa applications, you must do so online during the appointment booking process; you cannot do so in person at the Visa Application Center or retroactively.
Application for Family visa Route
The suspension of operations continues to apply to new family applications that are Priority or Super Priority. As soon as these services are prepared to re-open, notifications will be given. Ongoing monitoring of this is being done by UKVI.
Customers are advised to check the VFS website to find out if their desired application center offers the Priority services because it must be mentioned that not all visa application centers (VAC) offer them.
Also, keep in mind that PV appointments for new visit visa applications must be purchased online during the appointment scheduling process and cannot be made later or at the Visa Application Center. SPV appointments can be ordered online during the appointment booking procedure.
EF Global Travels is poised to assist you with all visa-related processes to the UK and other countries, including for study, work, conferences, etc. Chat with our representative right away to get started.