Advantages of Premium Visa Upgrade Service

Premium Visa Upgrade Service: Three Advantages

May 24, 2018
Last Updated on Apr 04, 2024

Premium Visa Upgrade Service provides a route for your visa application to be accelerated. Applicants can make a request to transfer their postal application to the Premium Visa Service. Waiting weeks for a decision from the Home Office is often not possible when you have urgent travel or business plans and you need a decision your visa, extension, or Indefinite Leave to Remain application quickly.

The upgrade to premium service is limited to those who have used one of the following forms in their visa application: SET (M), SET (O), SET (LR), SET (AF), SET (F), or NTL. The fee for a premium upgrade from postal is currently £510 per person, and if you may have to attend a premium service centre in person a fee of £610 is applicable. This fee is in addition to the application fee you’ve already paid and, if relevant to your application, the health care surcharge.

You cannot use the Premium Upgrade Service provided by UKVI if your application relates to a:

  • a Tier 1 (Investor)
  • a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
  • a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • a self-employed lawyer
  • a seaman
  • a Gurkha
  • a Turkish business person, or;
  • an elderly dependent

A Y & J Solicitors understand the advantages of spending a little more money to switch to the Premium Visa Upgrade Service.

Client says,Helpful, supportive, patient, approachable, professional!

We used this firm after having an unpleasant experience with another London company who were none of the above. Every member of the team was supportive and helpful in all ways possible and we even had the mobile number of the main solicitor and could ring him at any time.

We had absolute confidence in them and they delivered what they promised.

We had absolute confidence in them and they delivered what they promised. 

I will certainly recommend them to any other person who requires a visa or any support in that way. Thank you so much for the way you handled our case. 

We have no complaints at all and will use the company in the future”.

Here are our top three reasons why you should consider investing in the Premium Visa Upgrade Service:

One – UKVI are Struggling to Process Visa Applications in a Timely Manner – Upgrading Means Your Application Goes to the Front of the Queue

The impact of Brexit and funding cuts have meant the Home Office (UKVI is a part of this overall government department) is struggling to process visa applications in a timely manner.

A recent whistleblower told the Independent that civil servants ploughing through [immigration] applications are undertrained and overworked and operating in a department that is in a state of crisis.

Caseworkers don’t have time to request more documents if something is missing or if more information is needed,” the individual said.

“Sometimes they don’t even have time to read the applications properly.

By investing in the Premium Visa Upgrade Service, you can be confident your application will be made a priority and make it to the top of the pile.

Two – You can Receive a Decision Within Five Days

If your application for a Premium Visa Upgrade is accepted, you will receive a decision within five days.

It is important to use an experienced immigration lawyer to assist you with making an upgrade application as only the first five requests received each day between 8 am and 12 pm (Mondays to Thursdays only) are accepted by UKVI. This means your application for an upgrade must be sent quickly and the form needs to be completed precisely so you can secure one of the sought-after spots. At A Y & J Solicitors, we can let you know by 5 pm the same day we send the request for an upgrade whether or not if your submission has been accepted.

Three – If your Application is Taking a Long Time to Process you can Request it be Upgraded to Speed up the Process

You may have sent your application in good time to UKVI but have not had any response from them. This can be frustrating, especially if you have an urgent business trip you need to go on or a holiday planned.

Immigration forums have many comments stating that applicants struggle to receive a response to emails they send to UKVI regarding whether their upgrade application has been accepted. If you have received nil response from UKVI, we can evaluate your situation and advise you on whether applying for the Premium Visa Upgrade Service is the best move. Come in and speak to our team.

In summary

A Y & J Solicitors can assist you with a Premium Visa Upgrade Service application by:

  • Confirming eligibility for the Upgrade Service
  • Evaluating of all forms to ensure accuracy with Home Office requirements
  • Advising you on the correct Upgrade Service for your exclusive needs
  • Processing of all payments on your behalf
  • Keeping constant communication with UKVI on your behalf to ensure all updates are received and a timely response to your application is given
  • Providing ongoing advice and representation until a successful decision is received

Client says,They know what they are doing

They know what they are doing! Great teamwork and have kept me informed throughout the process.

Very attentive to detail and excellent service.

Very attentive to detail and excellent service. Value for money. I would recommend to my friends if they need, without any doubt.”

A Y & J Solicitors are specialists in immigration law based in central London. If you would like to have more information, please contact us at [email protected] or call +44 20 7404 7933.

Disclaimer: No material/information provided on this website should be construed as legal advice. Readers should seek an appropriate professional advice for their immigration matters.

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