News story: Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

By HM Government

Australia

During March 2014, Visa Facilitation Services Global (VFS Global) will take over running visa application centres in Australia.

New UK visa application centres will open in:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Canberra

The British High Commission or British consulates will no longer provide a visa biometric enrolment service. Read full details about applying for a UK visa in Australia.

Biometric appointments in Melbourne

The Melbourne appointment site is down. If you want to attend a biometric apointment in Melbourne, you will need to book an appointment in Sydney. Do not attend that appointment. You can attend VFS Global’s Melbourne office (address below) at the arranged time, and you will be seen by a staff member. UKVI apologises for the inconvenience. We are making every effort to fix this problem and we will update the website as soon as we have news.

Suite 3

Level 13

55 Swanston Street

Melbourne 3000

The Melbourne office opens on 21 March, and will operate Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 3pm.

South Africa

During March, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running visa application centres in South Africa. The centres are moving premises. Read ‘Changes to UK visa application centres in South Africa’ for more information.

India

The UK has opened two new visa application centres in Mumbai. Visa application centres in India will be moving to new locations throughout March 2014. Read ‘Changes to UK visa application centres in India in March’ for more information about these changes.

Bangladesh

Visa application centres in Bangladesh will also be moving to new locations throughout March 2014. Read ‘UK visa application centres relocating in Bangladesh’ for more information about these changes.

Fiji

From 24 March 2014, the UK visa application centre in Fiji will move to new premises and customers will be have to pay an extra fee to use the visa application service.

Read ‘Changes to UK Visa Application Centre in Fiji’ for more information.

Cambodia

From 24 March 2014, VFS Global will take over running the visa application centre in Phnom Penh. The centre will move to new premises and customers will be charged an extra application fee. Read ‘New UK Visa Application Centre and services in Cambodia’ for more information.

Papua New Guinea

From 24 March 2014, customers in Papua New Guinea will be have to pay a fee to use the visa application service from 24 March 2014.

Read ‘Changes to the UK visa application service in Papua New Guinea’ for more information.

Egypt

From 24 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running visa application centres in Egypt. On 25 March 2014, the centre in Cairo will move to:

Infinity Tower

11B El Hegaz Square

Mohandeseen

The cost of making an application in this location will not change.

On 24 March 2014 the centre in Alexandria will move to:

2 Lumumba Street

Bab Sharky

This centre will only open on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will also be a charge, likely to be £59, to use the visa application centre in Alexandria, on top of the visa fee. This will be charged at the point of booking the appointment.

Denmark

From 24 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Copenhagen.

Read ‘Change of visa application centre in Copenhagen’ for more information.

Netherlands

From 25 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Amsterdam. The centre will move to:

Regus Amsterdam Sloterdijk Teleport Towers

Kingsfordweg 151

1043GR Amsterdam

Read ‘Important changes to UK visa application process in the Netherlands’ for more information.

Turkey

From 24 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centres in Turkey. The visa application centres in Turkey will move premises.

Read ‘Important information for UK visa applicants’

Lebanon (Beirut)

From 26 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Beirut. From this date the centre will move to the following address:

Building 201 – 2nd Floor

Al Maarad Street

Downtown

Beirut

Lebanon

Read ‘Changes to the UK visa application process in Lebanon’ for more information.

Sweden

From 26 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Sweden.

The centre will move to:

Regus Stockholm Solna Business Park

Svetsarvägen 15 2tr

SE – 171 41 Solna

Read ‘Visa Application Centre Moving to Solna’

Estonia

From 28 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running our visa application centre in Tallinn.

Read ‘Changes to UK Visa Application process in Estonia’ for more information.

Mongolia

On 31 March 2014, VCS Global will take over running the visa application centre in Ulaanbaatar. The centre will move to new premises and customers will be charged an extra application fee. Read ‘Changes to the UK visa service in Mongolia’ for more information.

Jordan (Amman)

From 31 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Amman and the centre will move to:

Al-Husseini Group Commercial Building (8th floor)

Zahran Street (between 7th/8th Street)

Amman

11821 Jordan

Read ‘Changes to the UK visa application process in Jordan’ for more information.

Iceland

From 31 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Reykjavík. The centre will move from the British Embassy in Reykjavík to:

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel

Hagatorg

107 Reykjavík

The final day for appointments at the Embassy will be 24 March 2014.

Read ‘UK Visa Applications in Iceland’ for more information.

Botswana

From 31 March 2014, FedEx will take over running the visa application centre in Gaberone. The centre will move and there will be an extra application fee.

Read ‘Changes to UK Visa application process in Botswana’ for more information.

Namibia

From 27 March 2014, Teleperformance will take over running the visa application centre in Windhoek. The centre will move and there will be a charge to use it.

Read ‘Windhoek visa application centre is moving offices’ for more information.

Thailand

From 31 March 2014, the UK visa application centre in Bangkok will relocate to new premises at:

Trendy Office Building

28th Floor

Sukhumvit Road Soi 13

Klongtoey Nua

Wattana,

Bangkok

Thailand 10110

The current visa application centre will close Thursday 27 March. Customers will not have access to the visa application centre on Friday 28 March or Saturday 29 March. Read ‘UK Visa Application Centre is moving to new location’ for more information.

Read more here:: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/applying-for-a-visa-from-outside-the-uk-changes-to-visa-centres–2