In Nepal

PREMIUM SERVICES

In order to use the following optional services you will need to pay a fee at the visa application centre. This will be in addition to the visa application fee you pay.

  • Priority Visa Service
  • Settlement Priority Visa
  • SMS Service
  • Walk-in Without Appointment
  • Form Filling Assistance
  • Group Appointment
  • Certification Service
  • Application and Document Checks
  • Prime Time Appointment
  • Flexi Hours Passport Collection
  • Keep My Passport When Applying
  • Courier Service to and from Sheffield for Settlement Applications
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Premium Services at a Glance

Priority Visa Service

Details and Key benefits of service

You can pay for a Priority Visa service for your visit, work or study application (‘non settlement’). This will put your application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. The cost of this service is in addition to your visa application fee and is non-refundable if the visa application is refused, or in exceptional cases, if it takes longer to process. Using the Priority Visa service does not guarantee that your application will be successful. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules.

How long does a Priority Visa application take?

UKVI aims to make a decision on your Priority Visa application, and contact you to let you know that your passport is ready to be collected within 5 working days from when you submit your biometric information.

However, every application is unique, and if your application is not straightforward, it may not be possible to meet this timescale. If this is the case, your application will still be put at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process, and UKVI will aim to process your application within global customer service standards. Your application may not be straightforward if you have:

  • been refused a visa for the UK, and/or;
  • been refused leave to enter the UK, and/or;
  • been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK, and/or;
  • overstayed a period of leave in the UK, and/or;
  • had leave to remain in the UK curtailed by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, or the Schengen countries, and/or;
  • you have been interviewed, detained, or prosecuted by the police for any offence in the UK or elsewhere, and/or;
  • you have an unspent criminal conviction in any country, and/or;
  • you have committed a criminal offence in any country.

If you fall into one of these categories, you may not want to use the Priority Visa service, as UKVI may be unable to process your application within the 5 to 7 day timescale.

Who can use this service?

All customers may apply for the Priority Visa service apart from applicants who are applying for visas to visit other Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

Kindly note - priority service cannot be availed of after the submission of your application has been completed.

Eligibility to use service

All customers may apply for the Priority Visa service apart from applicants who are applying for visas to visit other Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

How does one apply?

To apply and schedule an appointment online please click here

Priority Service should be availed at the time of application submission.

Note - Students intending to apply for the Priority Visa service should contact VFS at your designated interview time and opt for this service. For operational reasons interviews must be held at the time shown during the online application process – and you are advised not to arrive earlier than your allocated time slot.

Cost

£ 184 (NPR 32603 as per the local currency equivalent to latest consular rate of exchange), in addition to the standard visa fee.

Method of payment

You may pay online or pay by cash at the visa application center.To make payment online you have to complete the visa application form online in the given link UK government website for visas and immigration in Nepal and apply for a visa AccessUK

Settlement Priority Visa

Details and Key benefits of service

You can pay for a Priority Visa service which puts your family migration / settlement application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. The cost of this service is in addition to your visa application fee and is non-refundable if the visa application is refused, or in exceptional cases, takes longer to process. Using the Priority Visa service does not imply or guarantee that your application will be successful. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK

How long does a Priority Visa (family migration / settlement) application take?

UKVI aims to make a decision on your Priority Visa (family migration / settlement) application, and contact you to let you know that your passport is ready to be collected within 30 working days from when you submit your biometric information.

However, every application is unique, and if your application is not straightforward, it may not be possible to meet this timescale. If this is the case, your application will still be put at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process, and UKVI will aim to process your application within global customer service standards. Your application may not be straightforward if you have:

  • been refused a visa for the UK, and/or;
  • been refused leave to enter the UK, and/or
  • been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK, and/or;
  • overstayed a period of leave in the UK, and/or;
  • had leave to remain in the UK curtailed by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, or the Schengen countries, and/or;
  • you have been interviewed, detained, or prosecuted by the police for any offence in the UK or elsewhere, and/or;
  • you have an unspent criminal conviction in any country, and/or;
  • you have committed a criminal offence in any country.

If you fall into one of these categories, you may not want to use the Priority Visa service, as UKVI may be unable to process your application within the faster timescale.

Who can use this service?

All customers applying to live permanently (‘settle’) in the UK under family migration routes, and where a full settlement visa fee is payable.

Eligibility to use service

All customers applying to live permanently (‘settle’) in the UK under family migration routes, and where a full settlement visa fee is payable.

How does one apply?

To apply and schedule an appointment online please visit: here

Please note that there is a limited allocation of priority slots offered each day. Applicants are advised to schedule an appointment.

Those applicants with a normal online appointment may also avail of a priority visa service without taking a separate appointment once more, only if there are unallocated slots available.

Cost

NPR 88121 per application.

Method of payment

You may pay online or pay by cash at the visa application center .To make payment online you have to complete the online application form in the given link UK government website for visas and immigration in Nepal and apply for a visa AccessUK.

SMS Service

Details and Key benefits of service

VFS Global is pleased to be able to offer an SMS service which updates customers in Nepal on 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 with 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.

Kindly note - This value added service is available in Nepal (Local SMS only).

Please read the disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

Applicants can request for this premium service at the visa application centre.

The form can be downloaded in the comfort of their home and filled in before arriving at the visa application centre. Click here to download the SMS application form.

Cost

NPR 305/- (inclusive of VAT) per application.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at visa application centre.

Walk-in Without Appointment

Details and Key benefits of service

Beneficial for those applicants who need to travel urgently or who cannot book an appointment to fit into their preferred date or time. This service is also available to those who turn up late for their appointments.

If you have already applied online and booked an appointment then you must cancel these existing appointments before using this service.

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centre’s working hours.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

If you have already applied online and booked an appointment then you must cancel any existing appointments before using this service.

Cost

NPR 3850/- per application,

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Form Filling Assistance

Details and Key benefits of service

This service provides customers with assistance in filling out the visa application form on the AccessUK website.

Here, VFS Global staff will read out the questions on the form, and will record the answers verbatim on behalf of the applicant. Applicants will need to provide an email id for registration on the portal in order to manage their application and will need to answer all the questions on the form in order to apply. Staff will not be in a position to answer questions on an applicant’s behalf or fill in answers based on assumptions.

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centre’s working hours

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

The applicant could request for this premium service on arrival at the application centre.

Cost

NPR 2200/ per application.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Group Appointment

Details and Key benefits of service

Specifically meant for those applicants travelling in a group who wish to apply together can apply at the same visa application centre on a particular time and day. This premium service is extended to all groups including tour operators, large families, conferences etc. There is no restriction on the minimum size of the group.

This service is available in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to find the addresses for the visa application centre’s working hours

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

In order to make a group appointment please email your request to groupappointments.uknepal@vfshelpline.com

Cost

NPR 880/- per application.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Certification Service

Details and Key benefits of service

Certification allows you to hold on to your original documents.

You need to bring your original documents to show to our staff along with coloured photocopy of the same. While the coloured photocopy is endorsed and sent to the decision hub along with the application, the original supporting documents are handed back to the applicants for their safe-keeping.

Tier 2, 4 and 5 applicants are however required to submit their original documents as specified under the immigration rules.

Applicants may also need to note that should the British High Commission require, you may be contacted to present your original documents.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying – in particular to those who are not comfortable with submitting original supporting documents.

How does one apply?

Applicant may request for this service on arrival at the visa application centre.

Cost

NPR 110/- per document page.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Application and Document Checks

Details and Key benefits of service

Have your completed application checked by VFS Global 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 checked by VFS Global 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 Global 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 those applicants will be granted a visa or it would take a shorter time to process this visa.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

Customers who have completed and printed their application form can pay an additional fee to have the documents checked by VFS staff before it is sent to UKVI for processing.

Staff shall check that documents are as per requirements as per the checklist provided by UKVI 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.

Cost

NPR 385/- per applicant.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Prime Time Appointment

Details and Key benefits of service

This service permits applicants to obtain appointments for application submission beyond the normal working hours of the visa application centre.

This service is available in Kathmandu - Monday to Friday between 14:30 - 15:30 hours with the exception of public holidays and closures.

Please click here for details.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying – specifically those who cannot attend an appointment during the normal business hours due to their busy work or personal schedule.

How does one apply?

To apply and schedule an appointment online please click here

Cost

Applicable charges NPR 10,800/-per applicant.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Flexi Hours Passport Collection

Details and Key benefits of service

Applicants in Nepal who have booked this premium service will now be able to collect their passports from the visa application centre after the normal working hours of the VAC.

Here applicants can collect their processed documents between Monday to Friday between 15:00 – 16:00 hours with the exception of public holidays and closures.

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

Applicants can visit the VFS collection centre on the timing specified above for availing this service.

Cost

NPR 880/- per passport.

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Keep My Passport When Applying

Details and Key benefits of service

Keep my passport when applying service allows you to apply for a UK visa and retain your passport while UK Visas and Immigration considers your visa application.

This service is ideal for those needing to apply simultaneously for a visa to another country or those needing to travel while their UK visa is under process. Please be informed that you will need to include a photocopy of every page of your passport to avail this service.

It is also important to note that you will need to make arrangements to visit the visa application centre to return your passport as soon as you have been contacted by VFS Global once the British High Commission has arrived at a decision with regard to your application.

Applicants can choose to use the photocopy service at the VAC (at an extra cost) or submit their own copies of the passport that meet the following criteria -

  • A copy of the entire passport in either colour or black and white, on white paper min 60 gsm, photocopied 600 dpi minimum, actual size without any reduction or magnification, and orientated in landscape.

If applicants choose to submit their own copies, the VFS Global staff will check the copy of the entire passport against the original passport to ensure it is a true and accurate copy.

When the application has been submitted and all appropriate fees have been paid, a barcode sticker will be placed on the cover of the passport and the passport will then be returned to the applicant. The applicant will need to sign and accept the terms of the service on payment for the service while agreeing not to remove the barcode which has been placed on the passport.

Eligibility to use service

This service is open to applicants who wish to apply in any visa category.

However, there are exceptions when an applicant may not be eligible for this service which are -

  • Those who qualify and pay supplementary fees for super priority visa (SPV), priority visa (PV) or business express programme (BEP).

How does one apply?

Applicants are required to complete an online application form and book an appointment at the visa application centre (VAC). Following which if the applicant wishes book this service, they can notify the VFS Global staff on arrival or pay online at the VFS Global payment gateway prior to arriving at the VAC.

Cost

NPR 7350 per application.

Method of payment

In cash at the visa application centre.

Courier Service to and from Sheffield for Settlement Applications

Details and Key benefits of service

Applicants in Nepal who have booked this premium service will be able to send their supporting documents to and fro Sheffield, UK.

This service is for applicants who have already applied and printed their application form.

Eligibility to use service

Available to settlement applicants.

How does one apply?

Applicants can request the submission officer at the counter for this premium service, at the visa application centre.

Cost

Charge for the courier service to and from Sheffield is as follows -

COURIER SERVICE PRICE
Courier service to and from Sheffield (up to 1 kg) NPR 10785
Courier service to and from Sheffield (Above 1 kg up to 2 kgs) NPR 14740
Courier service to and from Sheffield (Above 2 kg up to 3 kgs) NPR 18699

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Personal Assistance Services

Details and Key benefits of service

VFS is glad to offer a new premium service to applicants wishing to apply for a UK visa at our visa application center in Nepal. For a small fee, applicants will now be able to seek a dedicated and personal service from one of our specialist visa officers to submit their application. The service package include – 

  • Greeter Services: Applicants will be greeted at the VAC by a visa officer who will be assigned to the applicant to answer any of their queries and explain the entire process 
  •  Form Filling Assistance: The dedicated visa officer will provide assistance to the applicant in filling out the visa application form at no extra cost (wherever applicable)
  •  Documents Checking: The dedicated visa officer will check the documentation and the entire visa application to ensure there are no mistakes and the application is complete
  •  Priority Submission: Applicants will not be required to wait and will be able to submit the application at the next available counter immediately 

 The above service is completely optional and the choice to opt for the service is provided to the applicant. The applicants are also informed that opting for the Personal Assistance Service does not impact their visa application process in any manner and the decision to grant or deny the visa is with the Embassy. 

Eligibility to use service

Available to all applicants applying.

How does one apply?

Applicants will be able to book this service by sending an email in premiumservicesUKNepal@vfsglobal.com

Cost

NPR 5000/- per application

Method of payment

You have to pay by cash at the visa application centre

Premium services at a glance

SERVICES DESCRIPTION SERVICE FEE
Bank fee payment Visa application centre banking facility NPR 275
SMS Service SMS service sends an automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process. NPR 305
Internet kiosk UKVI Official website - AccessUK Free of charge
Printing Visa application form - only NPR  35 per Page
Priority Visa Service You can pay for a Priority Visa service for your visit, work or study application (‘non settlement’). This will put your application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. NPR 32603 per person
Settlement Priority Visa You can pay for a Priority Visa service which puts your family migration / settlement application at the front of the queue at every stage of the decision-making process. NPR 88121 per person
Walk-in without an appointment Walk-in for submission without an appointment  NPR  3850 per person
Form filling assistance Assistance with filing out the visa application form on the AccessUK website NPR  2200
Group appointment booking A large group can apply at the same visa application centre at the same time and day NPR 880 per person
Certification Allows customers to retain their original documents by submitting a coloured set of photocopies which will be endorsed by VFS Global. NPR 110 per Page
Application and Document checks Customers opting for this service will have their documents checked by VFS Global staff before they are submitted to UKVI for processing, to ensure documents are submitted as per the UKVI checklist. Please note this service in no way guarantees a visa being granted but ensures that the correct documentation is submitted. NPR 385 per applicant
Prime Time service Application submission outside of the normal working hours NPR 10,800 per applicant.
Flexi hour passport collection Allows applicant to collect their passports beyond working hours NPR 880 per passport
Keep My Passport When Applying Keep my passport when applying service allows you to apply for a UK visa and retain your passport while UK Visas and Immigration considers your visa application. NPR 7350 per applicant
Courier service to Sheffield (up to 1 kg) Courier Service to and from Sheffield for settlement applications NPR 10785
Courier service to Sheffield (Above 1 kg up to 2 kgs) Courier Service to and from Sheffield for settlement applications NPR 14740
Courier service to Sheffield (Above 2 kg up to 3 kgs) Courier Service to and from Sheffield for settlement applications NPR 18699
Personal Assistance Services For a small fee, applicants will now be able to seek a dedicated and personal service from one of our specialist visa officers to submit their application. This includes: Greeter Services, Form Filling Assistance, Documents Checking and Priority Submission. NPR 5,000 per applicant