In Jamaica

Important Information

  • Passport Photographs - Commencing 22 March 2016, passport photographs will no longer be required from applicants submitting their biometrics. However, applicants exempt from giving biometrics will need to carry a passport photograph.
  • UKVI changes minimum age with immediate effect - Now, children less than 18 years of age who arrive at the visa application centre to apply for a visa need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This cannot be a member of the VFS Global staff.
  • UKVI improves process for paying the health surcharge – read details here
  • Changes to Settlement Applications from 2 September 2014: for details
  • Important information for Overseas British Citizenship application – Customers who have applied for British citizenship must register on the VFS website in order to book an appointment to enrol their Biometrics at the Visa Application Centre. Please click
  • UKVI makes changes to Secure English Language Test Providersdetails here
  • Requesting for a refund – If you are eligible and requesting for a refund from UKVI or VFS Global... please carefully follow these simple steps
  • Mandate for applicants booking an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre (VAC), not falling under the Tier 4 Category - please read guidance note attached
  • Mandate for interviews of Tier 4 applicants – Student applicants to please read
  • July 2014: From 07 July 2014, parents will need to book an appointment at the visa application centre for any children under the age of 5 when applying for a UK visa.

    This is to allow a photo to be taken of the child’s face.
  • If you have a general enquiry about UK Visas and Immigration's application process, you can contact UKVI through phone, email or Web Chat at https://ukvi-international.faq-help.com/
  • Read the UK government’s advice on avoiding visa fraud
  • Applicants applying for a visitor, settlement, or work visa are advised that they must not choose the option of “Tier-4 applicants” in the visa category when booking an appointment to attend a visa application centre (VAC). Booking an appointment under the incorrect category or block booking appointments can lead to delays for other customers and for yourself.
  • Fraudulent job offers – be aware of criminals claiming to be VFS Global agents and follow our guidelines