Super Priority Visa Services
The Super Priority Visa service is the quickest way to obtain a visa decision. Eligible customers can expect a decision by the end of the following working day after their appointment at the visa application centre. Applications submitted on the last working day of the week or the day immediately before a public holiday will be ready for collection after the next working day. This service is optional and an additional fee is required in addition to the visa fee.
If you are a national of the country in which you are applying, or are lawfully resident in that country, it is available for any of these types of visa:
All visitor visa customers (excluding those from Commonwealth countries, overseas domestic workers and customers from British Overseas Territories)
Skilled Worker, Intra Company Transfer and Intra Company Graduate Trainee
Points Based System Tier 5 customers or Temporary Workers (Creative and Sporting), if currently in the country of application for a similar purpose to the activity proposed to be undertaken in the UK
Student, Child Student and Student Dependant visas
The Super Priority Visa service is available for all customers, except for those applying for visas to visit other Commonwealth countries, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), ECAA, EUSS, EEA and British National Overseas (BNO). It should be noted, however, that using this service does not guarantee that the visa application will be successful; all applicants must comply with the relevant UK Immigration Rules
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, and/or;
- there is a need to check or gather further information in order to complete your visa application.
If one of the above applies to you, you may not want to use the Super Priority Visa service as UKVI may not be able to process your application within the next working day. If that is the case, you will not be given a refund of the Super Priority Visa fee. If UKVI is unable to process your application within the next working day, they will contact you to let you know when you can expect a decision. Note that if you are applying in a category that requires a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), your BRP will be produced and available for collection in the UK according to the advice on the BRP collection letter sent to you by UKVI. You must collect the BRP either before the vignette sticker in your passport expires or within ten days of arriving in the UK, whichever is later.