UKVI have now reintroduced Priority services for new customers applying in the sponsored work routes (including global talent) and for students.
Priority Visa Services for new study and sponsored work applications:
Where available, new customers applying in these eligible routes will now have the option to select PV and SPV appointments as part of their online journey. There is no reduction in the volume of PV and SPV appointments available but please note that PV and SPV services, must be purchased online during the appointment booking process and cannot be purchased in the Visa Application Centre or retrospectively.
Priority Visa Services for new visit visa applications:
The volume of PV appointments available for new visit visa applications continues to be reduced to enable UKVI to process more standard applications and gradually reduce the overall processing time for all customers. Appointment availability for Super Priority services (SPV) for new visit applications will not be reduced, where this service is available.
Both PV and SPV appointments for new visit visa applications can only be purchased online during the appointment booking process and cannot be purchased in the Visa Application Centre or retrospectively.
Priority Visa Services for family applications:
Priority and super priority services for new family applications continue to be suspended. UKVI continue to monitor this, and updates will be provided once these services are ready to be resumed.
For more information on priority visa services please visit: Get a faster decision on your visa or settlement application: Applying from outside the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
For more information on current visa processing times please visit: Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please note that Priority services are not available in all locations and customers should click here to determine whether their selected application centre offers the service.