28 May Some UK Visa Application Centres to reopen around the world
We have been informed that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is beginning a phased resumption of services and as a result, some Visa Application Centres (VAC) around the world will also start to operate from June 2020.
VFS Global in China
On 27 May 2020, VFS Global announced that VAC in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai will be open from 1 June 2020.
Migrants who were unable to attend an earlier appointment, will be able to log into their account to book a new appointment from 26 May 2020. For those clients who have submitted their application form on GOV.UK, but haven’t previously booked an appointment at the VAC, can do so from 25 May 2020.
Applicants visiting the VAC might be asked to observe social distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear facemasks/gloves, subject to local authority guidance.
Migrants exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough or difficulty breathing will be helped to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.
Please note that the following services will not be able to offer: Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa Service (visit) or Priority Visa for settlement or migration Service.
The VFS Global visa centres in South Korea, Japan and India remain close until further notice.
TLScontact in Germany
TLScontact Visa Application Centre in Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf will be open from 4 June 2020.
If you would like to submit a new visa application, you will be able to check the appointment booking table from 27 May 2020.
If you have already submitted a visa application and are awaiting a decision from UKVI, you will be contacted shortly by the VAC staff regarding your application status and passport collection options.
TLScontact visa centres in Russia and Spain remain close until further notice.
Contact Our Immigration Team
For expert advice regarding any aspect of the UK visa application, please contact our immigration team on 0203 384 3075.