Following the roll out of the Super Priority Visa Service (“SPVS”) in India and China, the British Consulate-General in New York has announced that it will also adopt the service, effective of today. The service is available for a fee of £600 (roughly equivalent to $936) and can be purchased online from the VFS Global website.

The service caters for applicants and their dependants applying under the Tourist and Short Stay Visitor categories and Tiers 2, 4 and 5 of the Points Based System. Applicants applying under the Points Based System must have the correct permission to reside in the United States. 

The SPVS should allow for the application to be decided in 24 hours. It is recommended that applicants with an adverse or complex immigration history do not use this service, as it may not be possible to process these applications in 24 hours. In addition, the British Consulate-General has reiterated that by using the SPVS there is no guarantee that the application will be approved.

For further details of the scheme please visit the VFS Global website HERE.