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
Belfast    22 June
Birmingham (Core)    1 June
Birmingham Premium Lounge    1 June
Cardiff Bay (Temporary Core)    22 June
Chelmsford    1 June
Edinburgh    22 June
Exeter    1 June
Glasgow (Core)    22 June
Leeds    1 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
Sheffield    1 June
Southampton    1 June


Opening Soon:

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
Wolverhamptonw/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
Cambridge    Chelmsford
Liverpool    Manchester Fountain Street
Preston    Manchester Fountain Street
Stockport    Manchester Fountain Street
Swinton (Yorkshire)    Sheffield
Wakefield    Leeds


For more details and the opening times, please refer to the official website:

VFS Global

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


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:

Contact Our Immigration Team

For expert advice regarding any aspect of the UK visa application, please contact our immigration team on 0203 384 3075.


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