In United States of America

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  • UPS Shipping Label
  • Bronze Premium Service Package
  • 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 Centres are not Application Support Centres. The Gold Premium Service Package, Silver Premium Service Package, and Bronze Premium Service PackageService are the only services offered at the Premium Application Centres. If you are not interested in these services, please book a biometric appointment at an Application Support Centre nearest you. 


*The Premium Application Centres do not accept Standard or Priority Visa applicants. Additionally, we do not accept drop-offs or biometric-only appointments. Customers who wish to apply for Settlement Visas or Overseas Territory Visas are not able to use the Premium Application Centres.

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


Luxury Car Service

Available to all applicants attending a Premium Application Centre

Price for Luxury Sedan: USD 130 per one way Airport trip

Price for Luxury SUV: USD 150 per one way Airport trip

Price for Home-to-Home service: quote available upon request

Allow us to help make your UKVI visa application experience more comfortable and convenient. Have an appointment with one of our Premium Application Centres in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco or Boston to submit your documents and enroll your biometrics? VFS Global will book your transportation ahead of time to our Premium Application Centre so all you have to do is come with your visa application, passport and documents! If you are traveling from an airport in any one of our Premium Application Centre cities you can book your one way or round-trip transportation to/from your appointment at a fixed price depending on the type of vehicle that fits your needs. If you are looking for service to/from your home, place of business, hotel, or any other location, a dedicated staff will provide a quote to you based on your location of choice.

To use this service, please fill out this simple form and send it to UKPAC_LimoService@vfsglobal.com at least 24-business hours before your requested trip to or from your appointment. In the form and the body of the email, let us know your transportation needs so we can tailor a trip to accommodate you in the best way possible. Next, await a response to verify your Premium Application Centre appointment and preferred pick-up or drop-off time to or from your appointment, either from an airport of your choice, or a location of your choice. You will receive a same-day response from our dedicated staff, because we know your plans are important. Lastly your trip will be booked based on your schedule and needs for your appointment. We look forward to greeting you at your appointment upon your arrival!

Note: VFS’s Luxury Car Service does not assume responsibility for missed appointments, cut off times, or flights. Please keep in mind that the cut-off time for 24-hour processing under the Gold Package and Super Priority Visa Service is 12:30 EST. When scheduling your trip, it is recommended to allow extra travel time by booking earlier than the recommended time to avoid delays.

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 247.00 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: 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 738.00 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

Gold Premium Service Package

Price: USD 1400

This service is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centres in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. 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. Please note: Appointments must be made before 12.00 EST (11.00 CST / 09.00 PST) in order to receive a 24-hour turn around. Processing time will start the following business day for applicants enrolled after this time. 


Note: Applicants who 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 Service Package

Price: USD 650(+ additional fee of USD 50 if applying without appointment)

This service package is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centres inAtlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. 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-scheduled appointment (additional $50 fee applies if you do not have a pre-scheduled appointment)

Bronze Premium Service Package

Price: USD 235 (+ additional fee of USD 50 if applying without appointment)


This service package is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centres in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. 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-scheduled appointment (additional $50 fee applies if you do not have a pre-scheduled appointment)


On-Demand Mobile Visa

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 Mobile 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.