Priority Visa Service For Kiwis Settling Permanently In UK
Priority Visa Service For Kiwis Settling Permanently In the United Kingdom
UK Visas and Immigration has enhanced its visa service in New Zealand with a new priority visa service for UK settlement visa applications.
Customers applying to settle permanently in the UK can now opt to pay an additional fee to have their application fast tracked. The new service aims to process settlement visas within 10 working days of applications arriving at our visa hub at the British Embassy in Manila compared to the standard service of 12 weeks.
Applicants who opt for the service will be required to pay $465 using the VFS global* on-line payment portal before they send their application and supporting documents to Manila.
Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to New Zealand said: “Our new priority visa service is part of our continued push to improve the visa application process and provide our customers with added value services. Feedback tells us that many Australians/New Zealanders who apply for a settlement visa would like faster processing and our new priority visa service will provide this.”
UK Visas and Immigration receives over 6,000 visa applications from New Zealanders each year.