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You must go in person to a premium service centre if you want to apply to extend your visa or to settle in the UK and get a decision on the same day. You must be applying from within the UK to use this service. Most applications are processed the same day if you bring all the information needed to your appointment.
You must pay £500 to apply at a premium service centre, in addition to the standard application fee and the healthcare surcharge (if you need to pay it).
You don’t have to pay the premium service fee if you’re applying for anEuropean Economic Area (EEA) registration certificate or to work in the UK as a Croatian national.
Your application may take longer than a day if extra checks are needed. If your application is delayed for other reasons, eg IT problems or a fire evacuation, you may be able to get a refund of the premium service fee.
You won’t get a refund of the fee if you haven’t paid the correct amount of healthcare surcharge before your appointment.
Not all types of application can be made in person.
Contact ICS Legal on 0207 237 3388 to book your visa premium appointment or e-mail us your details including the type of application you wish to apply under on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must arrive for a security check 15 minutes before your appointment.
After the security check, you must provide the following at the reception:
If your appointment is outside office hours, you’ll need to take a credit or debit card to pay the £63 fee.
Your ‘biometric information’ such as fingerprints and a photograph will be taken at your appointment.
Any dependants named on your application must come with you to your appointment.
You can also bring any other people you need at your appointment, eg carers, family members or legal representatives.
You’ll be told on the day:
If your application can be completed that day:
You can wait while your application is being processed, or leave and come back later.
Your biometric residence permit will be sent to your home address unless you tell the premium service centre to send it somewhere else.
Your appointment may be cancelled and you won’t get a refund of the £100 booking fee if you:
You can’t use the premium service if you’re applying under Tier 1 (Investor).
You can’t use the premium or super premium service if you’re:
You also can’t use the premium or super premium service if you’re applying for discretionary leave to remain or humanitarian protection unless:
If you’re a Croatian national, you can only include your EEA family in your application if they’re your:
Family who aren’t EEA nationals, other relatives and unmarried partners must apply by post as non-EEA family of a Croatian national.
You can’t apply in person if you’re applying for settlement in one of the categories below, and your continuous residence period includes time spent in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
The categories are:
You usually can’t apply on behalf of someone else at a premium service centre.
In exceptional circumstances (eg if someone is physically unable to attend for health reasons) you can submit an application on another person’s behalf if you’re their husband, wife, civil partner, sister, brother, parent or legal guardian. You must carry a letter of authorisation signed by the applicant.
Legal representatives can’t use the premium service on behalf of clients unless they’re registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner and have sent the Home Office a written request.