VFS Global is an official partner of UK Visas and Immigration

Choose whether you want to visit your nearest visa application centre or use our On-Demand Mobile Visa Service

For those UK visa applicants based in Costa Rica, your nearest designated UK visa application centre is located in Panama City, Panama. You can also apply at any UK visa application centre in the Americas region.

If you travel from Costa Rica and other Central American countries to Panama for your visa application centre appointment, you are eligible to have your passport returned to you for return travel to Costa Rica after your appointment.

If you use this service, you will need to send your passport to UK Visas and Immigration within 5 working days of your return to Costa Rica, along with a return airway bill to prevent a delay in processing.

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Let the visa application centre come to you

If you do not want to leave the country, you can purchase VFS Global’s On Demand Mobile Visa service. A team of trained staff will travel to you, meet you at your home or work, and process your application locally.

Services and Service Charge
Within Guatemala City Limits: Price for 1 to 5 applicants:  USD 498.00
Outside of Guatemala City Limits: Price for 1 to 5 applicants:  USD 809.00
Central America (outside of Guatemala): Price for 1 to 5 applicants:  USD 1,500.00

How to apply for this service

  • Write to us at UK_OnDemand_Latam@Vfsglobal.com with your requirements. A dedicated staff member will contact you to discuss your appointment, desired location, and service cost.

  • Make your fee payment online via Debit or Credit Card 10 days in advance, and secure your desired appointment. Shorter timelines for setting up your On Demand Mobile Visa service can often be provided.

  • Send VFS Global a copy of your payment receipt. VFS Global will then send you an email confirming your service appointment date/time.

  • VFS Global staff will visit the location designated by you.

Please note the email address here is exclusively for arranging your date/time for your On Demand Mobile Visa services.

VFS Global is not authorized to provide applicants with visa information services. If you need information, please see the www.gov.uk website or contact the UK Visas and Immigration information centre at https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk .

Refund and cancellation

Requests for refund or cancellation of this service will only be accepted where notice is received by VFS Global no later than 48 hours prior to the appointment time. Such notice shall be provided by sending an email to UK_OnDemand_Latam@Vfsglobal.com and later completing the Refund Request Form. The amount paid for this service, as well as the visa application fee, is not refundable if the visa application is refused. fee, is not refundable if the visa application is refused.

Are you applying for an Overseas Territories or Commonwealth visa?

To apply for this category of visa you will need to complete a visa application form online by visiting www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk (select ‘other’) and then mail your completed application form, supporting documents, return airway bill and passport, directly to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office in Bogota, located at Cra 9 No. 76 - 49 piso 9, Bogota, Colombia.