In Papua New Guinea

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We offer a number of optional premium and priority services. To use the following optional services you will need to pay a fee. This is in addition to the visa application fee. You should select, and pay the additional fee for these services, once you have completed the online visa application process and made your appointment to visit the visa application centre. To pay for services, please clickPayment Gateway

Priority visa service

  1. Priority Visa Service (non settlement)

    You can pay for a Priority Visa service for your visit, work or study application (‘non settlement’). This will put your application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. The cost of this service is in addition to your visa application fee and is non-refundable if the visa application is refused, or in exceptional cases, if it takes longer to process. Using the Priority Visa service does not guarantee that your application will be successful. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules.

  2. How long does a Priority Visa application take?

    UKVI aims to make a decision on your Priority Visa application, and contact you to let you know that your passport is ready to be collected within 5-7 working days from when you submit your biometric information.

    However, every application is unique, and if your application is not straightforward, it may not be possible to meet this timescale. If this is the case, your application will still be put at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process, and UKVI will aim to process your application within global customer service standards. Your application may not be straightforward if you have:

    • been refused a visa for the UK, and/or;
    • been refused leave to enter the UK, and/or;
    • been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK, and/or;
    • overstayed a period of leave in the UK, and/or;
    • had leave to remain in the UK curtailed by the Home Office, and/or;
    • been refused leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office, and/or;
    • been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, or the Schengen countries, and/or;
    • you have been interviewed, detained, or prosecuted by the police for any offence in the UK or elsewhere, and/or;
    • you have an unspent criminal conviction in any country, and/or;
    • you have committed a criminal offence in any country.

    If you fall into one of these categories, you may not want to use the Priority Visa service, as UKVI may be unable to process your application within the 5-7 working day timescale.

    Who can use this service?

    All customers may apply for the Priority Visa service apart from applicants who are applying for visas to visit other Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

  3. Priority Visa service (family migration / settlement)

    You can pay for a Priority Visa service which puts your family migration / settlement application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. The cost of this service is in addition to your visa application fee and is non-refundable if the visa application is refused, or in exceptional cases, takes longer to process. Using the Priority Visa service does not imply or guarantee that your application will be successful. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK

  4. How long does a Priority Visa (family migration / settlement) application take?

    UKVI aims to make a decision on your Priority Visa (family migration / settlement) application, and contact you to let you know that your passport is ready to be collected within 30 working days from when you submit your biometric information.

    However, every application is unique, and if your application is not straightforward, it may not be possible to meet this timescale. If this is the case, your application will still be put at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process, and UKVI will aim to process your application within global customer service standards. Your application may not be straightforward if you have:

    • been refused a visa for the UK, and/or;
    • been refused leave to enter the UK, and/or
    • been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK, and/or;
    • overstayed a period of leave in the UK, and/or;
    • had leave to remain in the UK curtailed by the Home Office, and/or;
    • been refused leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office, and/or;
    • been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, or the Schengen countries, and/or;
    • you have been interviewed, detained, or prosecuted by the police for any offence in the UK or elsewhere, and/or;
    • you have an unspent criminal conviction in any country, and/or;
    • you have committed a criminal offence in any country.

    If you fall into one of these categories, you may not want to use the Priority Visa service, as UKVI may be unable to process your application within the faster timescale.

    Who can use this service?

    All customers applying to live permanently (‘settle’) in the UK under family migration routes, and where a full settlement visa fee is payable.

    If you wish to use the priority service, you must include a copy of the ID page of your passport and copies of all the documents you are submitting with your application. Failure to do so may result in additional costs or delays. The onus is on you, the applicant, to provide all relevant documentation when making an application.

PRIORITY VISA SERVICE – SETTLEMENT Priority Service to Settlement Visa Applications *  793 USD To be paid online
PRIORITY VISA SERVICE – NON SETTLEMENT Priority Service to Non Settlement Visa Applications *  265 USD To be paid online

Please note: Although we make every effort to ensure that visa application service take place as advertised, incidents beyond our control (such as natural disasters, security issues, etc.) may cause disruption and impact our ability to run the visa application service. In the unlikely event that we are unable to collect your biometrics on your date of appointment, we will either offer you an appointment at the next scheduled clinic or, if you prefer, provide you with a full refund.