Candidates line up outside the UK Visa Application Centre in Paldi, Ahmedabad
AHMEDABAD: Due to rising numbers of visitors at UK visa application centre, Ahmedabad, Visa Facilitation Services, India has recently commenced its premium service lounge at the centre in Ahmedabad.
Premium service lounge which has been in place in Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi application centres are now extended at application centres in Ahmedabad from October. It includes a separate lounge with personalized service, refreshments, faster submission of applications at the visa application centre, courier return of passport, and SMS alert on the status of one’s application.
Due to biometrics requirements, it is mandatory for each applicant to visit the UK visa centre. This facility is quite in demand as it helps to avoid the inconvenience of standing in long queues.
The notice on extension of these services to the Ahmedabad centre notes that use of the premium service lounge does not affect the processing time of application. These special services are available at added costs.
The cost of these facilities is Rs. 1,700. tnn
This charge is in addition to the visa application fee. Under Fast Track Service, the UK Border Agency will fast track the processing of your application and aim to make your documents available for collection at the end of the third working day in Ahmedabad. This service is available at an additional Rs 4,320 (including taxes).
Sources from VFS, India said that these services are quite in demand from corporate and other frequent travellers from Gujarat, and hence these services were extended to application centre in Ahmedabad.
10 Nov 2011