The UK government has publicised that its new plan to roll out its current Super Priority Visa Service to a number of new countries. The countries will be added to the list in April of next year.
These newly added countries are:
- South Africa
- The United Arab Emirates
- The Visa Processing centres in New York and Paris
New York and Paris have been added to the list due to the high demand from business travellers in those cities. Until very recently, the same location was used to process Tier 2 UK Visa applications for a few of $170. It hoped by many that service will also be reinstated when the super priority service is introduced there.
The cost of this 24 hour priority service is a further £600 on top of the standard fees necessary for a UK Visa application. The motivation behind this scheme is in the hope that it will bring in more wealthy business peoples and stockholders, as well as more sightseers to the UK.
In order to further encourage travel to the UK, the Government recently opened more UK Visa processing centres, and extended the opening hours too, with the priority service now catering for more than one hundred countries. This should allow Visas to be handled in less than a week.
David Cameron recently said, “’we’ve got to keep listening to business about what more we can do to support them. And this new 24 hour service is another way we can help – it will persuade more business travellers, investors and tourists to visit Britain, to trade with Britain and to expand in Britain.”
In order to qualify for this new priority scheme, the applicant still needs to meet the UK Visa requirements, as laid out in the appropriate guidelines. Remember that applying for this new priority service still does not guarantee that your Visa will be approved, it only speeds up the application process.
For more information visit http://ukvisas.co.uk/