You should normally apply at the VFS Global visa application centre in or closest to, the state in which you are documented as being resident. Please contact VFS Global if you have any doubts as to where to make your application.
Please note: For security reasons we cannot allow applicant's friends, relatives or other associates into the visa application centre. Applicants who have a disability or who are physically challenged are permitted to bring somebody to assist them.
No -75, Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha,
Postal Code - 01000
Visa Application Submission
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 14:30
Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
For more detail please see below.
A User Pay Visa Application Centre opens on a part time basis for less than three days a week for an additional service fee, you will be able to enroll your biometric information and submit your application in a more convenient location. VFS manages a user pay visa application Centre in Male – Maldives, for UK Visas & Immigration.
No, you are free to travel to the nearest free to use visa application Centre.
Firstly, complete a UK visa application. All applications must be completed online on the following website AccessUK. The appropriate visa fee must also be paid online at the time of application.
Kindly make sure to select your current location as Male when filling your application.
Applicants who choose to submit their visa applications in Male are required to pay an additional fee of £170 , payable in local currency. This fee can only be paid through the online shopping cart by visiting here. please see our FAQ page for further information.
When you attend for your appointment, you:
The application will then be sent to UK Visas and Immigration.
The UK Visas & Immigration website, www.gov.uk, will provide information on the requirements for entry to the UK.
When you attend your appointment, you should bring
Your passport and supporting documents provided will be couriered back to you once a decision has been made on your application by UK Visas & Immigration. You will be required to provide a complete address for a return courier delivery. The price for the courier return is included in the user pay visa application centre service fee.
If you need to cancel your appointment and apply for a full refund, you are required to provide 48 hours’ notice. Refunds are at the discretion of UK Visas and Immigration which will be in line with the Refund policy outlined in the user pay visa application centre page. Refunds will not be considered if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the appointment.
If VFS Global cancels your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances, we will aim to give advance notice of one week and an alternative appointment will be offered. The next available appointment may be during the next scheduled user pay visa application centre service. If no alternative slot is available, VFS Global will provide a full refund. The notice period does not include public holidays and weekends.
If the user pay visa application centre is cancelled through no fault of VFS Global or the applicant, VFS Global will aim to offer an alternative appointment during the next scheduled date. If the alternative appointment is unacceptable or you wish to apply for a refund, please follow the instructions outlined in the Refund policy.
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Only an applicant with a confirmed appointment will be able to attend the user pay visa application centre.
The temporary visa application centre will not have as many appointment slots as we usually offer. Since this is a convenient location, we are likely to receive more applications as a result. Applicants that have not been able to obtain an appointment should apply through VFS in Sri Lanka.
Yes we will accept Tier 4 applications. Applicants will not be interviewed at the visa application centre. Instead they may be interviewed over the phone.
UKVI will call students who require an interview via the phone. T4 (student) applicants must provide a phone number that they can be contacted on.
Some applicants on other routes may require an interview and will be contacted to arrange this. Where they are unable to make it they will need to cancel and reschedule the appointment.
No as before all visa decisions will be made in our hub in Chennai.
Customers who need to travel urgently on compassionate grounds should speak to an advisor at our International Enquiry Service to discuss their case. www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk
Customers should continue to check the GOV.uk Sri Lanka page and the VFS websites to keep up to date with information.
At the current time we will not be able to process priority visas.
No all visa applications must be made online. However an agent or family member would be able to apply on behalf of an individual.
There is a free email service that customers can use to check the status of their visas and to get information on the service. The details are www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk
Applicants who do not present a valid booking confirmation and user pay visa application centre service payment receipt will not be permitted to enter the premises or make an application.
All visa application centres have step-free access for wheelchairs. Applicants who have a disability or who have accessibility requirements are encouraged to bring someone to assist them. Lifts are also accessible for use where necessary. Please note that VFS Global staff will be available to assist any applicant with special needs.
Please note that access to the visa application centre is restricted to visa applicants only. The only exceptions to this policy are:
Mobile phones and Tablets are permitted in the visa application centre, but they must be switched to silent or vibrate mode. They should be switched on before entering the VAC. Devices that cannot be switched on cannot be taken into the visa application centre.
Under no circumstances is photography, filming or audio recording permitted. Mobile phones have to be put away when you are dealing with our staff.
Only one airline cabin size bag 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm alternatively 21.5” x 13.5” x 8" per applicant is permitted in the VAC . Larger bags cannot be taken into the visa application centre and must be stored elsewhere.
For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre.
Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.
Please note: The visa application centre is unable to store prohibited items. Applicants should make other arrangements to store their belongings before they enter the visa application centre.
The Data Protection Act prevents the UK visas and immigration and VFS Global from providing information about an application to anybody other than the individual visa applicant or their authorised representative