About Processing a UK Visa
Can I withdraw my passport from the UK Consulate in New York without the visa being issued?
Yes, you can pick up your passport from the UK consulate but you must fill out two required letters attached to this article. It will take 24 hours for them to review these forms and 48 hours for the…
Do I have to provide biometrics for a UK visa for my four year old child?
Children under the age of 5 applying for a UK visa from within the United States will also need to attend an appointment at an ASC. At the appointment, children under the age of 5 will have their pho…
Do I have to provide biometrics to apply for a UK visa?
Yes. You will have to make an appointment at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints and photo electronically captured. This appointment is made while completing the UK visa applicati…
How can I make an inquiry about my UK visa directly with the UK consulate?
You can contact the UK Outsourcing office, VFS, via phone or email by clicking here.
How do I schedule my biometrics appointment for a UK visa?
As part of completing your UK application form online, if you are not appearing in person at a Premium Processing Center, https://vfsglobal.co.uk/usa/applicationcentre.html you will be required to cr…
How long are biometrics valid for a UK visa?
Applications must be submitted to the UK Consulate within 10 business days of your biometrics being completed.
I had a UK visa before. Do I have to provide biometrics again to apply for a new UK visa?
Yes. Each time an application is made biometrics must be taken.
I received an email from the UK Consulate saying my visa has been approved.
The UK consulate send a standard automated approval email to all applicants once they approve their UK visas. The passport with the visa is returned to them within 1-3 business days from the day you…
I'm traveling to the UK and a Schengen country, which visa do I apply for first?
You must apply first, for the country you will be visiting last. For example, if you're first traveling to UK and then Germany, you must first apply for the Germany visa and then the UK visa.
If I've already had my biometrics taken for a previous UK visa do I need to have them taken again the next time I apply?
Yes, you must have your biometrics taken each time you apply for a new UK visa.
The appointment for my biometrics for the UK visa is too far out. What can I do?
You are supposed to appear at the biometrics office at your designated appointment time. However, you may consider to appear prior to that date and you may be allowed entry. This is not a guaranteed…
What are the processing options available for a UK visa?
Peninsula Visa can hand deliver your UK visa application to the New York Consulate. We pay an additional priority processing fee (currently $291) to request the visa be issued in approximately 15 bus…