|What is the UKVI Online Application Service?The new UKVI Online Application Service is improving the process for customers in the UK and abroad who are applying to enter or remain in the UK. The new service is accessed via GOV.UK and offers a more intuitive online application form, and payment process.The new Service is being delivered in parallel to both in-country and out-of-country customers.
To date, over 24,000 applications have been submitted through the new UKVI Online Application Service and customer feedback has been extremely positive.
|Who will be next to use the new Online Application Service?From Autumn 2014, the new Service will be extended to Tier 2 customers (main applicants and family groups) applying via the Standard 8-week Route. Customers and their legal representatives will be able to apply for, or switch to, Tier 2 Leave to Remain online via the GOV.UK website rather than using a paper form.The new Service will be available to the following Tier 2 customers:
The Service will be released in phases:
It should be noted that the new UKVI Online Application Service will be offered in parallel with existing application routes (e.g. the paper application form). Customers will be encouraged to use the new Online Service where possible.
The UKVI Online Application Service will continue to be rolled-out to all customers in- and out-of-country.
In the near future (timescales to be confirmed), the new Service will become available to Tier 5 dependant joiners applying separately. It will also become available to Premium Service customers. With Premium Service, most applicants receive a decision on the same day.
|What does it mean for Customers, Legal Representatives and Sponsors?Customers and their legal representatives are encouraged to use the new Service as it will deliver a number of benefits.The in country Tier 2 application process will be simpler and more user-friendly, including:
The new Service is expected to improve service levels thanks to:
|Applications can always be done on a same day basis. Contact us to find out how: 0203695 4626|