In United States of America

User Pay Services

  • UPS Shipping Label
  • Super Priority Visa Service
  • Silver Premium Service Package
  • Gold Premium Service Package
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Please note that Priority Visa Service/Settlement Priority Visa Service/Super Priority Visa Service do not include the courier service fee. If you need to purchase the courier service kindly add the same by selecting it in shopping cart while making the service selections.

The Premium Application Centre exclusively offers the following services:

*Please Note: The Premium Application Centre is not an Application Support Centre. The Gold Premium Service Package, Silver Premium Service Package, and Super Priority Visa Service are the only services offered at the Premium Application Centre. If you are not interested in any of these services, please book a biometric appointment at an Application Support Centre nearest you. 

*The Premium Application Centres do not accept Settlement or Oversees Territory Visa Applicants.

Additional User Pay Services offered in the USA are as follows:


 

Remote Assistance Service: Find the User Pay Service that is right for you!

Available to all applicants applying in USA

Price: USD 12 per call

Applicants can pre-schedule a phone call with a dedicated VFS representative to learn more about the User Pay Services and Premium Application Centres, which are described below.  A dedicated VFS representative will discuss the various User Pay Services available to US applicants and help an applicant select and purchase the service that best meets their needs.

To use this service, please click here and purchase “Remote Assistance Service” through our payment gateway. Next, please email this proof of payment for the Remote Assistance Service to: UKVI-RemoteHelp@vfshelpline.com. You will receive a response within 24-business hours from our team, scheduling your date and time for the phone call. In the email, please be sure to share your GWF Number (if you have one), phone number, and a short description of the services you are looking to discuss. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

Note: The VFS Remote Assistance Service will not provide applicants with any advice or instructions on the completion of the visa application form or on the visa application process. This is an entirely optional service and will solely provide applicants with a channel for learning more about the available User Pay Services available to applicants in the USA. The use of this service does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. Applicants seeking information on the visa application process must still contact the UK Visas and Immigration international enquiry service , which is not affiliated with VFS Global.

Applicants purchasing this service will only be eligible for an automatic refund if the request is received at least 2 hours before the scheduled call; otherwise, the applicant will need to submit clear details of any alleged misinformation that was provided during the call regarding VFS’ User Pay Services. No refund will be provided for failure to respond to questions about the visa process, visa information, status updates, or visa advice. These queries must be directed to the UK Visas and Immigration international enquiry service (which is in no way affiliated with VFS Global). Any refund request must be submitted via email (UKVI-RemoteHelp@vfshelpline.com). Please include your GWF number, the date and time of your call, proof of payment for the Remote Assistance Service, and the reason for the refund request.

 

Courier Service

Available in the US and Puerto Rico

Service type 1: Return Courier Service:

This service provides an option for the applicant to purchase a UPS Shipping Label online to include with their application to allow for the UKVI Decision Making Centre (DMC) to return the applicants documents to their preferred mailing address, following a decision on the application. Don’t forget to include a print-out of the UPS Shipping Label in your application packet that you are mailing to the DMC.

Service type 2: Round Trip Courier Service

This service provides an option for the applicant to purchase both the return shipping label, along with the shipping label for the applicant to send their visa application form and supporting documents to the UKVI Decision Making Centre. Don’t forget to include a print-out of the UPS Shipping Label in your application packet that you are mailing to the DMC.

Are you applying with your family or a group? If you are a Non-settlement applicant (whose documents must be sent to the UK DMC in New York), you can use only 1UPS Shipping Label for up to 4 applicants. You simply need to add the details of each additional applicant in your group when making the purchase in our Shopping Cart. Simply select “Save and Add Applicant”. Your shopping cart will be updated as per the pricing for a group of up to 4 applicants (see below). Unfortunately, Settlement applicants (whose documents must be sent to Sheffield UK) cannot apply as a part of a group and each individual applicant must purchase his own shipping label.

Price

Route / Service Up to 2 applications
(2lbs maximum)
Up to 4 applications
(5lbs maximum)
Return Courier (next day by 10:30 for commercial
and end of day for residential)
USD 34.00 USD 60.00
Round Trip Courier (next day by 10:30 for commercial
and end of day for residential)
USD 53.00 USD 104.00
Route / Service Per application
(5lbs maximum)
Sheffield Return Courier (2-day) – Settlement category USD 141.00
Sheffield Round Trip Courier (2-day each way) –
Settlement category
USD 227.00

Who can apply?

The courier service is available for all visa categories applying in the USA and Puerto Rico

Applicants should be aware that they may experience delays if any of the following factors apply:

  • You do not include the Return UPS shipping label with the application and supporting documents.
  • You do not include the receipt confirming that the Courier service has been purchased with the application and supporting documents

How to apply for this service?

Following completion of your online visa application you can visit our website to purchase the Courier service

You should follow the steps below:

  1. Select type of courier service
  2. Complete all required fields including your preferred return courier address.
  3. Print out your return courier airway bill and including it with your application supporting documents. Please note that failure to follow this direction may result in delay in the UKVI DMC sending your documents back to you
  4. Print out the service confirmation receipt and include it with your application supporting documents.
  5. If you purchase the Round Trip Courier Service you will be required to print out your shipping label and visit your closest UPS store to acquire a UPS envelope for your documents to be mailed in. Please visit the UPS site here to find your closest UPS store

 

We do not encourage you to purchase the UPS Courier service after you have submitted your application as it could take a minimum of 24 hours to locate your application and link your UPS Shipping Label. Once your application is located, it will be prioritized.

If you purchase the UPS Courier service after submitting your application you must:

  • Email your UPS airway bill to: info.vfsnewyork@vfsglobal.com.
  • Include the relevant tracking number(s) for the package containing your application and supporting documents and the GWF Reference Number

Please put the following in the subject line:

  • Request for Return UPS Courier service – GWFxxxxxxxxx.

Refund and cancellation

The amount paid for this service is not refundable once paid.

Online payment for UPS Courier Services can be made by clicking here.

Priority visa service

Price: USD 228.00 for each priority visa application. 

This service allows you to have your visa application placed at the front of the queue, once it is received by the UK Visas and Immigration Decision Making Centre (DMC) in New York, so that processing commences ahead of other visa applications. Your dependents can also apply for this service at the same time as you but they will also have to pay an additional priority service fee.

Important note: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that by using the priority service you will be successful in your visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK immigration rules.

Who can apply?

This service is available for all visa categories with the exception of: Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, Settlement, EEA Family Permit and Overseas and Commonwealth visa applications. EEA Family Permit applicants are not required to purchase priority services. EEA Family Permit applications are considered priority, free of any additional charge

Applicants should be aware that they may experience extended processing times if any of the following factors apply:

  • You do not mark the outermost envelope containing your application ‘Priority Service';
  • You do not include the receipt confirming that the priority service has been purchased with the application;
  • You have previously been refused a visa for the UK;
  • You have previously been refused leave to enter the UK;
  • You have previously been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK
  • You have overstayed a period of leave in the UK;
  • You have been refused leave to remain in the UK by the UK Visas Immigration;
  • You have any unspent criminal convictions in any country.

If any of the above applies to you, you are strongly advised not to apply for the priority visa service. You should also not apply for this service if you are applying for a visa to a Commonwealth country or British Overseas Territory.

If any of the above factors apply, please note that your visa application will continue to be handled as a priority and processed ahead of other visa applications but your visa application may be identified as an exceptional case and processing may take longer. UK Visas and Immigration strongly recommends that visa applicants with any form of adverse immigration history do not use this service.

How to apply for this service?

  • Complete the online visa application in English, pay the fee online, print out the completed form and book your appointment at any of the Application Support Centres (ASC) in the USA– see the UK Government website for visas and immigration in USA pages for more information.
  • You should pay for the Priority Visa Service before you attend your appointment at the ASC. You can pay for the Priority Visa Service by clicking here.
  • Print out a copy of the payment receipt.
  • You should visit the Application Support Centre at the time and date of your appointment. You must include your receipt with your application supporting documents and send to the Decision Making Centre in New York
  • You must include your receipt with your application supporting documents and send to the Decision Making Centre in New York. You must write ‘Priority Service’ in very large letters on the front and back of the outermost envelope of your visa application. This means the exterior UPS envelope. Please note that failure to follow this direction may result in your application not being identified and handled as priority. In addition, please place your Priority Service purchase receipt on top of your application documents inside your envelope.

Refund and cancellation

The amount paid for this service, as well as the visa application fee, is not refundable if the visa application is refused. See VFS Global refund and cancellation policy for more information.

Online payment for Priority Visa Services can be made by clicking here.

Settlement Priority Visa

Price: USD 684.00 for each settlement priority visa application. This fee is in addition to the visa application fee. This service allows settlement visa applicants to pay to have their visa application placed at the front of the queue once received by the UK Visas and Immigration Decision Making Centre (DMC) in Sheffield, to commence processing ahead of other visa applications. Your dependents can also apply for this service at the same time as you but they will also have to pay an additional Settlement Priority service fee.

Important note: All settlement applications, with the exception of 'Settlement: Returning Residents', will be assessed by the UK Visas and Immigration Decision Making Centre in Sheffield, UK.

Important note: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the Settlement Priority service will be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK immigration rules.

 

Who can apply?

Settlement visa applicants may apply for this service. Applicants should be aware that they may experience extended processing times if any of the following factors apply:

  • You have previously been refused a visa for the UK;
  • You have previously been refused leave to enter the UK;
  • You have previously been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK;
  • You have overstayed a period of leave in the UK;
  • You have been refused leave to remain in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration;
  • You have any unspent criminal convictions in any country.

 

If any of the above applies to you, you are strongly advised not to apply for the settlement priority service. You should also not apply for this service if you are applying for a visa to a Commonwealth country or British Overseas Territory. If any of the above factors apply, please note that your visa application will continue to be handled as a priority and processed ahead of other visa applications but your visa application may be identified as an exceptional case and processing may take longer. UK Visas and Immigration strongly recommends that visa applicants with any form of adverse immigration history do not use this service.

How to apply for this service?

  • Complete the online visa application in English, pay the fee online, print out the completed form and book your appointment at an Application Support Centre (ASC) in the USA– see the UK Government website for visas and immigration in USA pages for more information.
  • Print out a copy of the payment receipt.

  • You should visit the ASC at the time and date of your appointment. You must include a copy of the payment receipt with your application supporting documents.

  • You should mail your settlement application to Sheffield in the UK. The only exception to this is Settlement: Returning Resident which should be sent to New York. You must write ‘Settlement Priority Service’ in very large letters on the front and back of the outermost envelope of your visa application. This means the exterior UPS envelope. Please note that failure to follow this direction may result in your application not being identified and handled as priority. In addition, please ensure that you place your settlement priority service purchase receipt on top of your application documents inside your envelope.

Refund and cancellation

The amount paid for this service, as well as the visa application fee, is not refundable if the visa application is refused. See VFS Global refund and cancellation policy for more information.

Online payment for priority visa services can be made by clicking here

Super Priority Visa Service (SPVS) – New York / Washington, DC

Price: USD 1140.00 for each Super Priority Visa application

The Super Priority Visa Service enables eligible customers to receive a decision by the next business day (approximately 24 business hours). Please note SPVS customers can only submit their biometrics at the VFS Premium Application Centre in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles and not through any Application Support Centres. This service is only available Monday to Thursday from 8:30-12:30. Appointment and prior payment is required.


Who can apply?

Customers and their dependents applying in one of the following immigration routes are eligible:

  • Tourist and short stay (visitor) visas
  • Points Based System Tier 2 applicants with authority to live in the USA
  • Points Based System Tier 5 applicants with authority to live in the USA or Temporary worker (Creative and Sporting) if currently in the USA for a similar purpose to the activity proposed to be undertaken in the UK.
  • Tier 4 student visas - for applicants who are resident in the USA and are subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.

How to apply for this service?

The service costs an additional USD 1140.00 and is available to eligible customers who can attend their appointment in person at the VFS Premium Application Centre in New York, Washington DC, or Los Angeles. If you are eligible for and interested in this service, you must first book your Super Priority Visa Appointment by clicking here. Be sure to select Premium Application Centre, NYC, Premium Application Centre - DC, or Premium Application Centre - LA as your appointment location when completing your application form on Visa4UK. For more information on the Premium Application Centre, please click here.

 

Then, you must click here to visit our Shopping Cart to pay for this service before you arrive for your appointment.

Prior to booking a Super Priority Visa Appointment, please be sure to review the requisite Terms and Conditions to ensure that you are eligible for this service. Remember, you must first apply online and select your location as Premium Application Center - NYC,Premium Application Centre – DC, or Premium Application Centre - LA to book a Super Priority Visa Service appointment.

 

SUPER PRIORITY VISA SERVICE – NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC, & los angeles
VFS Premium Application Centre – New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles Monday to Thursday only NY
DC: 07:00 –11:30 EST
LA: 07:00 – 09:30 PST

Customers will be able to collect their passport the next working day Alternatively, we can offer a return shipping method through UPS. To learn more about this Return Courier Service, please see Return Courier section above.

Your appointment will only be confirmed and your application accepted when you have paid the appropriate fee by clicking here.

Customers are advised to read the general information below. Also, it is advised that all interested applicants also read and sign the Terms and Conditions before applying and to submit the signed copy with their visa application.

What else do I need to know before I book an appointment for Super Priority Visa Service?

UK Visas & Immigration strongly recommend that customers with any form of adverse immigration history do not purchase these services. Using the Priority or Super Priority Visa Service does not guarantee or imply in any way that your visa application will be successful. All applicants must meet the requirements of the relevant UK Immigration Rules.


The fee for the super priority service and the visa application fee are not refundable if your visa application is refused.

 

Your application may take longer if you:

  • have previously been refused a visa for the UK, or refused leave to enter the UK
  • have previously been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK
  • have overstayed a period of leave in the UK
  • have previously been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America or the Schengen countries
  • have been convicted of a criminal offence in any country
  • do not submit all relevant documentation with your application

Gold Premium Service Package

Price: USD 1645

This service is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centre in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. For more details on the services included with this package, please click here to visit our Premium Application Centre page.


This service is available Monday-Friday, either with or without a pre-booked appointment.

New York PAC: 08:30 – 15:30, including Prime Time hours of 07:00-08:00 and 16:00-17:00


Washington DC PAC: 07:00 – 11:30, including Prime Time hour of 07:00 – 08:00

Log Angeles PAC: 07:00 – 09:30, including Prime Time hour of 07:00 – 07:30


For next business day processing in NY and DC, you must submit your biometrics at the Premium Application Centre prior to 12:30EST. 

Note: Applicants who may wish to submit on a Friday will receive their decisions on the next business day.


Please note: Applicants who have already submitted their biometrics at one of the Application Support Centres (ASCs) before visiting the Premium Application Centre are not eligible for the Gold Package.

Silver Premium Application Service

Price: USD 595(+ additional fee of USD 50 if applying without appointment)

This service package is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centres in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. For more details on the services included with this package, please click here to visit our Premium Application Centre page. 

This service is available Monday-Friday, either with or without a pre-booked appointment (additional $50 fee applies if you do not pre-book an appointment)

New York PAC
: 08:30 – 15:30, including Prime Time hours of 07:00-08:00 and 16:00-17:00

Washington DC PAC: 12:30 – 14:30, including Prime Time hour of 07:00 – 08:00

Los Angeles PAC: 10:30 – 13:30, including Prime Time hour of 07:00 – 07:30

On-Demand Premium Visa Service

We now offer you a service that brings the Visa Application Centre to your doorstep! UK visa applicants can now apply for a visa from a location of their choice, such as a home, office, or school campus. This service is ideal for large groups as the entire group can enroll biometrics and submit their visa applications on the same date and from a location that is convenient for the group. Further, VFS staff will ensure all applications are complete and ready for processing at the DMC. Click here to learn more about the On-Demand Premium Visa Service.

 

How to apply for this service?

Please click here for details on how to apply for this service, as well as the pricing for the service based on the number of applicants and your location within the Continental USA.