United Kingdom: Priority Processing Reopened for Select Visa Applicants

Last Updated on February 13, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of the United Kingdom reintroduced priority visa processing services on 12 August 2022  


The government of the United Kingdom (UK) reintroduced priority processing services for customers applying under a sponsored work or student route. Applicants will be permitted to apply for Priority Visa (PV) services or Super Priority Visa (SPV) services.  

These options will not be available to applications for Start Up and High Potential Individual visas, along with family visa applications.  

Travelers should check here to ensure that the Visa Application Centre offers PV and SPV services. For additional information on processing wait times, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

Beginning 12 August 2022, the government of the UK will allow sponsored workers and students to request priority processing of their visa applications.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the United Kingdom's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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