In Nepal

User Pay Services

To use the following optional services you will need to pay a fee at the visa application centre. This is in addition to the visa application fee. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the visa application centre only.

Priority visa service

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.

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 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-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).


What does it cost?

The priority visa service is optional and costs £ 184 (NPR 27380 as per the local currency equivalent to latest consular rate of exchange) in addition to the standard visa fee.

*Please note:

  • Priority Service cannot be availed after the submission of the application.

Settlement Priority Visa:

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

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.

What does it cost?

The fee for this service is NPR - 81990 per customer, in addition to the visa fee. Settlement dependents can also apply for this service at the same time and will be required to pay an additional Settlement Priority Visa Service fee.

  • To apply and schedule an appointment online please visit: here
  • Please note that there is a limited allocation of priority slots each day. Customers are advised to schedule an appointment. Customers with a normal online appointment may avail a priority visa service without a separate appointment only if there are unallocated slots available.

SMS service

VFS Global is pleased to be able to offer an SMS service which updates customers in Nepal on the progress of their UK visa applications. The easy to use SMS service sends an automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process. This is followed up with an automated email message to the applicant's email informing them of the status of their visa application. The SMS text is available in English.

This service can be purchased for NRS 275 (inclusive of VAT) at the time a customer submits the visa application. The form can be downloaded in the comfort of home and filled in before arriving at the visa application centre. Click here to download the SMS application form.

Note: This value added service is available in Nepal (Local SMS only). Please read the disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Walk - in without an appointment

Customers who need to travel urgently or who can’t book an appointment for their preferred date or time, can pay extra to get a walk in appointment. This service is also available for those who turn up late for their appointments.

If you have already applied online and booked an appointment then you must cancel any existing appointments before using this service.
Charges applicable are NPR 3500/- per applicant

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centres and opening times.

Form Filling Assistance

This service provides customers with assistance in filling out the visa application form on the AccessUK website. Staff will read out the questions on the form, and will record the answers verbatim on behalf of the customer. Customers will need to provide an email id for registration on the portal in order to manage their application and will need to answer all the questions on the form in order to apply.  Staff will not be able to answer questions on an applicant’s behalf or fill in questions based on assumptions.

Charges applicable are NPR 2000/ per applicant.

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centres and opening times.

Group appointment booking

Customers travelling in a group can use this service to ensure the whole group can apply at the same visa application centre at a particular time and day. This optional service is extended to all groups including tour operators, large families, conferences etc.

There is no restriction on the minimum size of the group.

For making a group appointment please email your request to
groupappointments.uknepal@vfshelpline.com

Charges applicable are NPR 800/- per applicant

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centres and opening times.

Certification

Certification allows you to hold on to your original documents. You need to bring your original documentation to show to our staff along with coloured photocopy of the documents. A coloured photocopy is endorsed and sent to the decision hub along with the application.

“ Tier 2,4 and 5 applicants are required to submit originals of documents as specified under the Immigration rules and customers to note that should British High Commission require, you may be contacted to present the original document”

Applicable charges –100 NPR per document page

Application and Document Checks

Have your completed application checked by VFS staff before it is sent to UKVI for processing.

Customers who have completed and printed their application form can pay an additional fee to have the documents checked by VFS staff before it is sent to UKVI for processing. Staff shall check that documents are complete as per the checklist provided by UKVI before sending it for processing.

If VFS staff find that there are missing documents, customers will have the option to submit these by email after their appointment, within 7 working days. Using the Application and Document Checks service does not imply or guarantee that applications will be successful.

The service costs an additional NPR 350/- per applicant and is available to customers applying at all UK Visa Application Centres.

Prime Time Service

This service allows customers to obtain appointments for application submission outside of the normal working hours of the Visa Application Centre.

Applicable charges NPR 10923 per applicant.

This service is available at the following location:

Kathmandu: Monday to Friday between 14:30 - 15:30.

Please click here for addresses.

Flexi Hours Passport Collection

Customers in Nepal will now be able to collect their passports from Visa Application Centre after normal working hours.

Customers can collect their passports from Monday to Friday between 15:00 – 16:00 for an additional service charge of NPR 800/- per passport.

Keep My Passport When Applying

Keep my passport when applying service allows you to apply for a UK visa and retain your passport whilst UK Visas and Immigration considers your visa application. This service is ideal for those needing to apply for a visa to another country or those needing to travel while their UK visa is under process. Please be informed that you will need to include a photocopy of every page of your passport to avail this service. It is important to note that you will need to make arrangements to visit the Visa Application Centre as soon as you have been contacted by the British High Commission which will be once your decision has been taken.

Eligibility

This service is open to applicants who wish to apply in any visa category.

However, there are exceptions when an applicant may not be eligible for this service which are as follows :

  • Applicants who qualify and pay supplementary fees for Super Priority Visa (SPV), Priority Visa (PV) or Business Express Programme (BEP).

How does one apply?

Applicants are required to complete an online application form and book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre (VAC). If the applicant wishes to pay for this service, they can notify the VAC staff on arrival or pay online at VFS payment gateway prior to arriving at the VAC.

Applicants can choose to use the photocopy service at the VAC (at an extra cost) or submit their own copies of the passports that meet the following criteria:

  • A copy of the entire passport in either colour or black and white, on white paper min 60 gsm, photocopied 600 dpi minimum, actual size without any reduction or magnification, and orientated in landscape.

If applicants choose to submit their own copies, the VFS staff will check the copy of the entire passport against the original Passport to ensure it is a true and accurate copy.

When the application has been submitted and all appropriate fees have been paid, a barcode sticker will be placed on the cover of the passport and the passport will then be returned to the applicant. The applicant will need to sign that they accept the terms of the service on payment of the service and agree not to remove the barcode which has been placed on the passport.

Cost – NPR -7427 per application.

Payment method – You have to pay by cash at the visa application center

Courier Service to and from Sheffield for Settlement Applications

Customers in Nepal will now be able to send their supporting document to and from Sheffield, UK.

This service is for applicants who have already applied and have printed out their application form. Applicants wanting to avail this service during their visit the Visa Application Centre may inform the submission officer at the counter.

Charge for the courier service to and from Sheffield is:

Courier Service Price
Courier Service Sheffield (up to 1 kg) NPR 9801
Courier Service Sheffield (Above 1 kg up to 2 kgs) NPR 13400

Other methods of payment, including payment at the visa application centre, will continue to be accepted.

Services Description Service Fee
Bank fee payment Visa application centre banking facility. NPR 250
Internet Kiosk UKVI Official website - AccessUK Free of Charge
Printing Visa Application Form only NPR  30 per Page
Walk-in without an appointment Walk-in for submission without an appointment  NPR  3500 per person
Form Filling Assistance Assistance with filing out the Visa Application Form on the AccessUK website. NPR  2000
Group Appointment Booking A large group can apply at the same visa application centre at the same time and day NPR 800 per person
Certification Allows customers to keep hold of their original documents by bringing in coloured photocopies to be endorsed by VFS NPR 100 per Page
Application and Document Checks Customers opting for this service will have their documents checked by VFS staff before they are submitted to UKVI for processing to ensure documents are as per UKVI checklist. Please note this service in no way guarantees a visa being issued, but ensures that the correct documentation is submitted. NPR 350 per applicant
Prime Time Services

Application submission outside of the normal working hours

NPR 10,500 per applicant.
Flexi Hour Passport Collection

Allows applicant to collect their passports beyond working hours

NPR 800 per passport

Courier Service Sheffield (up to 1 kg)

Courier Service to and from Sheffield for Settlement Applications

NPR 9801

Courier Service Sheffield (Above 1 kg up to 2 kgs)

Courier Service to and from Sheffield for Settlement Applications

NPR 13400