Settlement under the Tier 2 scheme – expedited documents return

UKVI has introduced a new measure for settlement applications under the Tier 2 scheme submitted via the post.

While submitting their settlement application in the United Kingdom by post, the applicants have to enclose their original passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) with the application bundle. This can cause a major inconvenience as the applicants need to wait from 3 to 6 months for the decision to be made and therefore, they are unable to travel abroad during this period.

From 6 May 2014, the passport and BRP will be returned automatically to applicants within 7 to 10 working days from the submission of the application.

The utility of the service is marginal as many applicants choose to submit their settlement applications through the PEO appointment – the same day service, when the decision is made during few hours and all of the documents returned on the same day.

Though expensive, this service is extremely popular thanks to its rapidity and efficiency. Our firm is registered with the UK Visas and Immigration Services and regularly acts as the legal representative on behalf of its clients during the PEO appointments.

If you have any questions in regards to your immigration matters and/or would like to have more information about the PEO appointments, please contact us on +44 20 3384 3075 or via email