VIP Service, Super Priority Visa Service and Priority Visa Service now available at British Embassy, Manila (Philippines)

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Super Priority Visa Service (SPV)

British Embassy Manila in the Philippines is now offering a service which is now available to applicants in the Philippines who apply under the following visa category:

  • Tourist and short stay visa
  • Student visa under the Point-Based System (PBS)
  • Points Based System Tier 5 applicants with authority to live in the Philippines or Temporary Worker (Creative and Sporting) if currently in the Philippines for a similar purpose to the activity proposed to be undertaken in the UK.

    This new optional service aims to process applications within 24 hours and incurs an additional fee of PHP 43,200 on top of the standard visa fee. The service is only available to those applying at the Manila visa application centre.

Once an application has been submitted, your visa decision and documents will be ready for collection from the visa application centre within 24 hours. You will be contacted with confirmation of time.

Priority Visa Service (PV)

The Priority Visa Service is an optional service which aims to process applications within 3-5 working days and incurs an additional fee of PHP 8,640 on top of the standard visa fee. The service is available at both our Manila and Cebu visa application centres.

Payment can be made online or by cash when you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

The eligibility requirements for the Priority Visa (PV) service is extended to include all non-settlement visa categories, including all visitors and Tier 4 students.

Prime Time Appoint Service

The prime time appointment service is open from Monday to Thursday between 16:00 and 19:00.  This service allows applicants, who pay an additional fee, to lodge their applications beyond the normal processing hours (Monday to Friday 08:00 to 14:00)

The prime time service fee is PHP 3600 per application. Please select the prime time option when scheduling an appointment online and pay the PHP 3600 in cash when you attend the visa application centre.

All applicants who have their processed passports ready for collection will be able to collect them on the same day between 16:00 and 19:00.

VIP Premium Service Lounge

A VIP premium service lounge is available at the visa application centre. The service includes:

  • No queuing
  • Comfort and privacy
  • Personalised attention and service during the submission and biometric process
  • Free refreshments and snacks
  • Free courier pass-back
  • Free photocopying (maximum of 50 pages)
  • Free passport-sized photo (if required)
  • Free SMS and email alerts

The premium lounge service fee is PHP 2,500 for each visa applicant, inclusive of 12% VAT.

VIP appointment slots are available between 07:00 and 14:00, Monday to Friday.

For more details, please check the website of British Embassy Manila http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/philippines/user_pay_services.html#8

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About the Author:

Don Magsino MBA is a student of Oxford Brookes University at Post-Graduate Degree in Law in Oxford, England, UK. He is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Lawyer in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is don@stanfordlawassociates.co.uk. His London office is located at Regus, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom.

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