Premium Service and Super Premium Service Guidance-Who Can Not Use This Type of Service

On 18 March 2016, the UKVI introduced the Super Premium Service application form for urgent applications, where the application decision can be made within 24 hours.

However, not all the applications can benefit from this type of service.

Applicants under the following visa schemes can not use premium service or super premium service:

•    a business person, innovator, sole representative or investor
•    a Turkish business person
•    a self-employed lawyer
•    applying under Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
•    applying under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
•    applying under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
•    a seaman
•    a Gurkha
•    a retired person of independent means
•    an elderly dependant
•    someone whose case is complex because of personal circumstances
•    someone whose case isn’t covered by the Immigration Rules
•    sponsored by a member of staff at a premium service centre
•    applying for a Home Office travel document
•    applying for naturalisation or registration as a UK national
•    applying as a victim of domestic violence
•    applying for an European Economic Area (EEA) residence card or permanent residence card
•    applying for an EEA registration certificate as an unmarried partner
•    applying for an EEA registration certificate and you’re not a qualified person
•    applying for proof of a right of abod


You also can’t use the premium or super premium service if you’re applying for discretionary leave to remain or humanitarian protection unless:

•    you’re applying under the transitional arrangements to extend you discretionary leave after 3 years
•    you’re applying to settle in the UK after 6 years discretionary leave


If you are currently concerned about using the Premiun Service or Super Premium Service in the UK and would like to seek further advice, please email us at[email protected].

The content of this article is for general use and information only. Since each case should be prepared on its own merit and in light of the constant amendments to the Immigration Rules, it is important to note that the information provided must not be relied upon unless Migra & Co has either given written consent or has been officially engaged in relation to a specific immigration matter. As a result, Migra & Co will take no responsibility for any damage, cost or loss resulting from relying on the information contained in this article, blog and website.

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