In Bhutan

User Pay Services

The services mentioned here are optional. To use the following service you may pay online or pay at the visa application centre.

SMS service

SMS service, updates customers in Bhutan during 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 by an automated email message to the applicant's registered email informing them of the status of their visa application. The SMS text is available in English.

This service can be purchased for INR .140 at the time a customer submits the visa application. The form can be downloaded in the comfort of your own home and filled in before going to the visa application centre. Click here to download the SMS application form.

Note: This value added service is available in India (Local SMS only).

Please read the disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Note: - If you have the DND (Do not Disturb) service activated on your mobile number, you may not receive the messages updating your application status.

Walk - in without appointment

Customers requiring to travel urgently or who are unable to 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 INR2560 per applicant

Online Payment Assistance

Online Payment Assistance lets you pay for your visa by cash, by using VFS Global’ credit card to make the visa fee payment.

Applicable charges – 1010 INR per applicant-transaction.

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Certification service allows you to keep hold of 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.

Applicable charges – 50 INR 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 cross 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 INR 300 per applicant and is available to customers applying at all UK Visa Application Centres.

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Optional services at a glance

SMS Services updates to customer via Short Messaging Service (SMS) INR 140 All over Bhutan
WALK-IN WITHOUT APPOINTMENT Walk-in for submission without an appointment INR 2560 All over Bhutan
CERTIFICATION Allows customers to keep hold of their original documents by bringing in coloured photocopies to be endorsed by VFS INR 50 per document page All over Bhutan
ONLINE PAYMENT ASSISTANCE Enables customers to pay for the visa by cash, by using VFS Global’ credit card to make the visa fee payment INR 1010 per transaction All over Bhutan
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. INR 300 per applicant All over Bhutan
COURIER Passport delivery at your home / office address s Rs.342   (within city from where you are applying for visa)) All over Bhutan
PHOTO COPY Photo copier facility Rs. 6/ copy All visa application centres
INTERNET KIOSK UKVI Official website/AccessUK Free of charge All visa application centres
PRINTING Visa Application Form only Rs 30/page All visa application centres


  • The above services are optional
  • Service fee for user pay visa application centre to pay in advance: The fee paid for the user pay visa application centre is in addition to the visa application fee. The service fee for the user pay visa application centre must be paid online on the VFS Global website immediately following the appointment being booked on the UK Government website for Visas and Immigration
  • Applicants are requested to collect appropriate receipts for using these services
  • The courier services shall be confined to areas covered by the courier company. Please check with the submission officer.
  • Please note: The status of your application shall be informed to you via SMS (if the same has been opted for during application submission) or via email on the ID that was provided during submission of application.