22 Jun UKVCAS, VFS Global and TLScontact update
On 19 June 2020, Sopra Steria UKVCAS updated the service point status.
Open Service Points:
|Service Point||Open on|
|Birmingham (Core)||1 June|
|Birmingham Premium Lounge||1 June|
|Cardiff Bay (Temporary Core)||22 June|
|Glasgow (Core)||22 June|
|London – Croydon (Core)||1 June|
|London – Premium Lounge||1 June|
|London – Mark Lane ESP||1 June|
|London – Victoria||1 June|
|Manchester Fountain Street ESP||1 June|
|Manchester (Temporary Core)||22 June|
|Service Point||Forecast to open during|
|Aberdeen||w/c 20 July|
|Bournemouth||w/c 20 July|
|Canterbury||w/c 20 July|
|Cardiff (Core)||w/c 6 July|
|Coventry||w/c 3 August|
|Gloucester||w/c 27 July|
|Hemel Hempstead (Library)||w/c 6 July|
|Hull||w/c 6 July|
|Ipswich||w/c 6 July|
|Llandudno||w/c 20 July|
|London – Edmonton Green||w/c 6 July|
|London – Enfield||w/c 6 July|
|London – Stratford||w/c 3 August|
|Manchester (Core)||w/c 6 July|
|Newcastle||w/c 27 July|
|Newport||w/c 20 July|
|Peterborough||w/c 6 July|
|Reading||w/c 20 July|
|Swindon||w/c 20 July|
|Taunton||w/c 6 July|
|Wolverhampton||w/c 3 August|
These service points are not expected to re-open until later in the year (Autumn 2020):
|Service Point||Nearest Open Service Point|
|Bedford||London – Mark Lane|
|Burnley||Manchester Fountain Street|
|Liverpool||Manchester Fountain Street|
|Preston||Manchester Fountain Street|
|Stockport||Manchester Fountain Street|
For more details and the opening times, please refer to the official website:
UK visa services resume in 4 countries in the Middle East. From 28 June 2020, UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services in certain Visa Application Centres: in Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh) and in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).
For more detailed information, please refer to https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/covid-19-customer-advisories.html.
UK Visa Application Centres in Moscow and St. Petersburg are now open for passport return from the week of June 22nd and new appointments from the week of June 29th.
UK Visa Centres in Barcelona is now open for new appointment from 24 June, whilst in Madrid is from 25 June.
Please also refer to the official website: https://uk.tlscontact.com/.
Contact Our Immigration Team
For expert advice regarding any aspect of the UK visa application, please contact our immigration team on 0203 384 3075.