How to Transfer a Standard Route (Postal) Application to Premium Service

On 19 May 2016, the UKVI implemented a new policy which allows the applicant to transfer a postal application to premium service. The current fee for this type of service is £400 per applicant if not attending the application in person or £500 per application if attending in person. Please note that only applicants who used the following forms can apply for this service, SET(M), SET(O), SET(LR), SET(AF), SET(F) and NTL (No Time Limit). In addition, applicants who apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur or Tier 1 Investor can only go for the standard route (postal service) or in the case of Investors, the Super Premium remains an option .

Eligible applicants will need to complete the premium service request form as well as the payment form and send them via email to [email protected]. These forms can be downloaded from The UKVI will take the payment using the card details provided on the form. Once the payment is successfully taken, the UKVI will send an email confirmation and process the application.

If you have recently submitted an in country application by post and wish to accelerate the visa processing time, and you are uncertain about the next step, please email us at [email protected].

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