In The Philippines

Premium Services
Optional, paid-for services for speed, comfort, convenience and peace of mind

  • Bronze BatchBronze

    • SMS Service
    • Application and Document Check
    • Courier Return Service
    PHP 1140 8% discount
    PHP 1049.00
  • Silver BatchSilver

    • SMS Service
    • Application and Document Check
    • Courier Return Service
    • Walk in Without an Appointment
    PHP 5140 10% discount
    PHP 4626.00
  • Gold BatchGold

    • SMS Service
    • Application and Document Check
    • Courier Return Service
    • Walk in Without an Appointment
    • Premium Lounge Service
    PHP 7500 12% discount
    PHP 6600.00

Premium 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. To make a payment online, please click here.


  • Super Priority Visa Service
  • Priority Visa Service
  • Keep My Passport When Applying
  • Prime Time Appointment
  • Premium Lounge
  • Courier Return Service
  • Photocopy Service
  • SMS Service
  • Walk-in Without Appointment
  • Certification Service
  • Form Filling Assistance
  • Application and Document Checks

Application and Document Checks Service

Details and Key benefits of service

Application and document checks premium service is for applicants who have already applied online and have printed their application form but are unsure of the accuracy and correctness of the same.

Before moving to UKVI this premium service provides a VFS Global staff who will check if the visa application form (VAF) is complete and the supporting documents are in order.

This service is available in Manila only.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicant can request for this service at the application centre.

Cost

Php 500 per document or application?

Method of payment

Can be made online or in cash at the application centre.

Certification Service

Details and Key benefits of service

The certification service has been designed for applicants who do not wish to submit their original documents, instead they could – pay a fee and have the photocopied documents certified by VFS Global staff. While the original documents are returned to the applicant.

This optional premium service is available in Manila only.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants who are concerned for the safety of their important documents.

How does one apply?

Applicant can request for this service at the application centre.

Cost

Php 150 per document.

Method of payment

Can be made online or in cash at the application centre.

Courier Return Service

Details and Key benefits of service

For those applicants who wish to save on time and effort in returning to the visa application centre to collect their processed documents we offer a courier return service.

If you choose to use this premium courier return service - on receiving a notification that the application has been processed, you may next track the progress of your application delivery.

Approximate delivery schedules for your courier return shipments are as follows –

  1. Metro Manila Addresses shall be scheduled for delivery within 1 to 3 working days.
  2. Provincial Addresses located along the main roads shall be scheduled for delivery within 3-5 working days.
  3. For those who are located in the out-of-serviceable areas (OSA), applicants will be advised by 2GO Express branch via SMS or call to collect their documents from the nearest 2GO branch in your area.

The service enables applicant to track the delivery of passport by using 2Go tracking at 2GO Together - e-Trace using respective GWF reference number.

Please ensure that you commence tracking your application after 24 hours from the dispatch of your application from the British Embassy.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicant may avail the service at the time of submission and pay in cash, or prior by paying online.

Cost

PHP 490 for each application.

Method of payment

Service can be paid in cash at the time of submission or online prior to coming to the VAC.

Form Filling Assistance

Details and Key benefits of service

Form Filling Assistance service is for applicants who need assistance in completing their online application on AccessUK. This service will allow VFS dedicated staff to complete the application form on the behalf of applicants.

This service is available in Manila only.

Eligibility to use service

Available for all applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicant can request for this service at the application centre.

Cost

Php 750 per application.

Method of payment

Can be made online or in cash at the application centre.

Keep My Passport When Applying

Details and Key benefits of service

An applicant may wish to use the keep my passport when applying premium service, if they require to travel urgently to another country other than the UK, or if they are planning to travel to multiple countries in a short span of time, wherein they require visas for the visiting countries as well.

Please read applicant declaration for this service.

Please return your passport to UK visa application center at the earliest possible opportunity to allow UKVI to complete the application process. If you fail to return your passport UKVI will be unable to complete the application process.

Eligibility to use service

The Keep my passport when applying service is open to anybody, but it may not be used in conjunction with the priority visa service.

How does one apply?

You are required to provide your passport for examination by a member of the application centre staff.

The applicant shall prepare a clear photocopy of the entire passport at the time of submission.

Cost

PHP3,417 which is in addition to your visa application fee.

Method of payment

This service fee can be paid in cash at the visa application centre at the time of submission, or online while completing your application form in UKVI website.

Photocopy Service

Details and Key benefits of service

Available to those applicants who on arrival at the visa application centre find they require to make copies of their application submission pack prior to submission.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicant can request for this service at the application centre.

Cost

PHP 5.00 per page (short or long bond size).

Method of payment

Cash payment at VAC.

Premium Lounge

Details and Key benefits of service

We offer several benefits for those applicants who choose to use this premium optional service, namely -

  • No queuing
  • Comfort and privacy
  • Personalised attention and service during the submission and biometric process
  • Free refreshments and snacks
  • Free courier pass-back
  • Free photocopying (maximum of 50 pages)
  • Free passport-sized photo (if required)
  • Free SMS and email alerts

Appointment slots are available between 07:00 and 14:00 through Monday to Friday.

From 1 April 2014, VFS Global no longer provides manual appointment scheduling services for premium lounge applicants.

You may book a premium lounge appointment at the AccessUK website.

Applicants will need to visit his website to complete their online visa application form, pay the relevant visa application fee and choose optionally to book a premium lounge appointment to submit their application.

Kindly note - Your visa application will be processed and decided by UK Visas and Immigration in Manila. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by UK Visas and Immigration while VFS Global has no influence over that process.

Using the premium lounge service does not guarantee the approval of your visa application or affect the time taken for processing.

Eligibility to use service

How does one apply?

Please submit original documents with one photocopy of each document. Your original documents will be returned after the final decision has been made by UK Visas and Immigration.

If you are unable to provide photocopies and a passport photo you can get this done at the visa application centre on the day of your appointment.

Free photocopying (maximum of 50 pages) and passport-sized photos are included in this service.

Cost

PHP 3,000 for each visa applicant, inclusive of 12% VAT.

Method of payment

Premium Lounge service can be paid online while completing an application form, or choose to upgrade regular appointment to Premium Lounge and pay in cash at the VAC. Upgrade to Premium Lounge appointment however is subject to availability, hence prior appointment is encourage.

Prime Time Appointment (Manila only)

Details and Key benefits of service

This premium optional service is particularly useful for those applicants who find it difficult to submit their application during the normal appointment slots available.

The prime time appointment service is available from Monday to Thursday between 06:00 and 07:00 hours.

Applicants may collect their processed documents between 14:00 to 16:00 hours on all VAC working days, if in case personal collection is preferred. Otherwise applicant may avail courier delivery of passport.

This service allows applicants, to pay an additional fee, to lodge their applications beyond the normal working hours of (Monday to Friday between 07:00 to 14:00 hours).

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

Please select the prime time option to schedule an appointment on linewhile completing an application form in Visa4UK website.

Cost

PHP 5,025 per application.

Method of payment

Prime time fee can be paid online or in cash at the visa application centre.

Priority Visa Service (PV)

Details and Key benefits of service

When you choose to use our priority service you have your visa application processed ahead of the non-priority visa applications. This premium service offers a 5 working day priority service for non-settlement applicants.

  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.

    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).

  2. 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

    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.

    Eligibility to use service

    Available to all applicants.

    How does one apply?

    Applicant can make prior arrangement in availing the service by paying online, or avail it upfront at the time of submission and pay it in cash.

    Cost

    VISA CATEGORIES PROCESSING TIME FEE
    Non Settlement Applications 5 working days Php 12,328
    Settlement applications 30 working days Php 36,917

    Method of payment

    Payment can be made online or by cash when you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

Settlement Scanning Service

SMS Service

Details and Key benefits of service

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. VFS Global aims is to add value to applicants' experience, and are privileged to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application.

This is an easy to use SMS service with an automated confirmation feedback message sent to the applicant's mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application process. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicant’s registered email address informing them of the status of their visa application.

Kindly note - This value added service is available only in the Philippines (local SMS only). Please read the SMS service disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

To experience the benefits of this service, please fill out the application form before visiting the visa application centre.

Cost

PHP 150.00 (inclusive of VAT) for this service.

Method of payment

Service can be paid in cash at the time of submission or online prior to coming to the VAC.

Super Priority Visa Service (SPV)

Details and Key benefits of service

The service is only available to those applying at the Manila Visa Application Centre.

Applications for the SPV service should be made between 7:00am and 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday.

Once an application has been submitted, your visa decision along with your documents will be ready for collection at the visa application centre within 24 hours. You will be contacted to confirm a time for collection.

The full terms and conditions of the SPV service are in the applicant declaration which customers who wish to use this service must read, print off, sign and bring to the VAC with their application.

Please click here to download SPV Customer Declaration.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all non-settlement applicants.

How does one apply?

To use this service, customers will need to select the Super Priority Visa Service appointment option when making your appointment online.

Cost

PHP 61,573 per application.

Method of payment

Payment can be made online or in cash when you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

Walk-in Without Appointment

Details and Key benefits of service

This premium optional service is designed for applicants who find it difficult to arrive at the visa application centre at their appointed time. Permitting such applicants who choose this service in order to -

  • Attend the visa application centre at an earlier date than their scheduled appointment or;
  • Arrive at the visa application centre after their appointment time (45 minutes or more) but on the same day.

This premium service is available Monday to Thursday between 14:00 to 15:00 hours.

Available in Manila only.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicant may come to the VAC to avail the service between 14:00 – 15:00 hours Monday to Thursday only.

Cost

Php 4,000 per application.

Method of payment

Can be paid online or in cash at the application centre.

Premium Service at a Glance