Your Trusted Partner Premium Application Solicitors
As one of the UK’s leading immigration law firms, Kayani Legal is committed to providing clients expert advice and guidance throughout the UK visa and premium application process. Our solicitors have extensive experience. We understand that your application process is vital.
Whether you’re looking to apply for a work visa, study visa, or settle in the UK, our team is here to help. We specialise in premium UK visa and premium application, offering various services to help you get your visa approved quickly. Therefore, with our help, you can be confident that your application is safe and will soon receive the support you need to navigate the UK visa system.
Premium Application Solicitors
This guide will help you understand everything you need about the UK visa premium and priority services, including processing times, availability, costs, and suitability for your application. Whether you’re applying for leave to remain or a settlement in the UK, our solicitors will provide the guidance you need to make the process as straightforward as possible.
How to Apply for a Premium Application Service
At Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors, our specialist solicitors comprehend the complexities and nuances of the UK immigration system. In this step-by-step guide, in result, we’ll walk you through making a premium immigration application to the UK Home Office.
1. Determine your eligibility:
Before starting your application, you must understand which visa category you’re eligible for. Common categories include:
- Tier 1 (Investor)
- Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
- Tier 2 (General)
- Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer)
- Tier 4 (Student)
- Spouse or Partner Visa
- EEA Family Permit
- Gather necessary documents:
Could you collect all the required documentation to support your application? These documents typically include the following:
- A valid passport
- Proof of financial means
- Evidence of your English language proficiency
- Original certificates or transcripts (for students)
- Employer sponsorship documentation (for work visas)
- Relationship evidence (for family visas)
- Complete the appropriate application form:
Each visa category has a specific application form. Visit the UK Home Office website to download and complete the form applicable to your visa category.
2. Pay the visa fee:
Visa fees vary and depend on the type of application. Please make sure you pay the correct fee to avoid delays in processing your application.
Choose the Premium Service:
You can opt for the Premium Service when submitting your application to speed up your application. This service offers a faster decision time and additional support.
3. Attend a biometric appointment:
After submitting your application, you must attend a biometric appointment to provide your fingerprints and a digital photograph.
4. Prepare for the interview:
Sometimes, you may be required to attend an interview with a Home Office official. To ensure success, please thoroughly review your application and prepare to answer questions about your circumstances, reasons for applying, and plans in the UK if you are using outside the UK.
5. Await the decision:
With the Premium Service, you can expect a decision on your application within a few weeks. However, processing times may vary depending on the complexity of your application.
6. Receive your visa:
Upon approval, you’ll receive your visa, which will be affixed to your passport. Please make sure all information is accurate and report any discrepancies immediately.
7. Plan your arrival:
With your visa, you can now make arrangements to move to the UK, including securing accommodation and preparing for any necessary registration processes.
8. Navigating the UK Visa Premium and Priority Services
The UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) department allows applicants to receive a faster decision on their UK visa or settlement application by opting for the ‘Priority Service’ or the ‘Super Priority Service’. An additional fee is applicable.
9. UK Visa Priority Service Processing Time
If you opt for the Priority Service, you can expect a decision within five working days after your appointment at the visa application centre or within five working days after your work at a UKVCAS appointment centre or the day after uploading documents via the UK Immigration: ID Check app (for in-country applicants). In addition, Home Office expedites the application process.
10. UK Visa Super Priority Service Processing Time
If you choose the Super Priority Service, you should acquire a decision by the end of the next working day after your appointment at the visa application centre or your appointment at a UKVCAS appointment centre (for in-country applicants). Note that the Super Priority service is unavailable if you’re applying via the UK Immigration: ID Check App if you’re an in-country applicant.
Biometric Data Submission
During your appointment at the PSC, you will submit your biometric data, including fingerprints and a digital photograph. The biometric data collection process is quick and straightforward. Ensure you bring a valid form of identification, such as your passport, to the appointment.
Application Fees and Processing Times
Premium application fees vary depending on the type of application. The standard processing time for premium applications is typically within 24 hours or by the end of the next working day. Remember that this expedited service comes with an additional charge.
The UK Home Office accepts payment via credit or debit card, bank transfer, or postal order. Ensure that you have a suitable payment method available when attending your appointment.
The documents required for a premium application will depend on the specific application type. Common documents include:
- Completed application form
- Valid passport or travel document
- Proof of residency or employment
- Financial documents
- Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
Covering Letter Template
[City, Postal Code]
UK Home Office – Premium Service Centre
[City, Postal Code]
Dear [Recipient Name],
RE: Premium Application for [Type of Application]
I, [Your Name], am writing to request the premium application service for my [Type of Application]. I have carefully reviewed the eligibility criteria and believe my application meets this expedited service’s requirements.
Enclosed, please find the following documents to support my application:
- Completed application form
- Valid passport
- [List all other relevant documents]
I have also included the required fees for both the application and premium service. I understand the decision will be made within 24 hours or by the end of the next working day. Thank you for considering my request, and I look forward to receiving a positive outcome.
Tips for a Successful Application or Appeal
- Provide complete and accurate information on your application form.
- Ensure all documents are up-to-date and well-organized.
- Submit any additional evidence that supports your case.
- Clearly explain the reasons for choosing the premium service.
Common Reasons for Refusals
- Insufficient documentation or evidence.
- Incomplete or inaccurate application form.
- Failure to meet eligibility criteria.
- Non-payment of required fees.
Visa Extensions and Changes
Premium applications can also be used for visa extensions and changes of category while in the UK. Before submitting your premium application, ensure you meet the eligibility requirements for the new visa category or extension.
Rights and Restrictions
The rights and restrictions associated with your visa will depend on the specific visa category. Some common rights and restrictions include:
- Permission to work in the UK (subject to the visa category)
- Access to public funds (restricted for most visa categories)
- The requirement to leave the UK at the end of the visa validity period
It is essential to understand the specific rights and restrictions tied to your visa to ensure compliance with UK immigration law.
Case Studies and Success Stories
- Case Study 1: A skilled worker successfully obtained a Tier 2 (General) visa through the premium application service. Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors, assisted in preparing a strong application with all necessary supporting documents, resulting in a positive outcome within 24 hours.
- Case Study 2: A client seeking indefinite leave to remain faced challenges due to complex immigration history. Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors, helped the client compile the required evidence and submit a premium application, leading to a favourable decision within the expedited time frame.
- Case Study 3: A client switching from a Tier 4 (Student) visa to a Tier 2 (General) visa utilised the premium application service with the guidance of Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors. The client achieved a successful outcome by meeting all documentation and sponsorship requirements.
- Case Study 4: A family seeking to extend their stay in the UK as dependents faced difficulties due to changing circumstances. Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors, helped navigate the premium application process, securing a successful result for the family.
- Case Study 5: A client applying for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa used the premium application service to expedite the decision. Kayani Legal provided expert advice, preparing a robust application with strong supporting evidence, resulting in a positive outcome within the premium service time frame.
Availability of Home Office Priority and Super Priority Services
The Super Priority Service’s availability depends on your application type. Currently, it’s only available for new Family Visa and premium application submitted in the UK. However, existing applicants with pending Family Visa applications can upgrade to a 15 full working day/3 weeks Priority Service starting from 9th January 2023. The Home Office aims to reintroduce the Priority Visa service for Family Visa and premium application submitted outside the UK in early 2023.
Priority and Super Priority services are available in most overseas locations for work and business routes (excluding the Innovator, Start-up, and High Potential Individual courses). Students, Child Students, and Student Dependants can also apply for
Is the UK Visa Priority or Super Priority Service Suitable?
It is suitable for fully compliant applications. The Home Office provides detailed information on its website to help applicants determine if they are eligible and qualified for a premium service. If your application is likely delayed or refused, we do not recommend opting for the service.
The Best Immigration Law Firm for Your Premium UK Visa Application
Kayani Legal, Premium Application Solicitors, is a leading UK immigration law firm specialising in premium visa applications. Our team of experienced solicitors and immigration experts can help you navigate the complex UK visa system, advise on the best premium service for your application, and provide expert guidance on the requirements and process of your visa application.
With a strong track record of successful premium visa applications and a commitment to delivering exceptional service, Kayani Legal is your trusted partner for your premium UK visa application. Our solicitors will assist with the following:
- We guarantee your application will be processed promptly and professionally.
- Why book a same-day or postal appointment with us:
- 99% success rate, based on our assessment since 2006.
- Easy to manage the appointment process. We handle all the stress of securing an appointment in England, Wales or Scotland.
- Cost-effective, professionally prepared application produced as per your instruction.
- Submission with your approval.
- Our professionally prepared cover letter features other representations according to the complexity of your matter.
- Chase up Home Office and maintain an extremely high standard of the profession.
- Keep you posted at every stage of your case.
- Keep the entire scan file of the application, sending you an immediate e-mail copy once posted to the Home Office.
UK case laws on premium immigration applications:
- R (On the Application of Mandalia) v SSHD  UKSC 59: Clarification on evidential flexibility in immigration applications.
- R (On the Application of Rodriguez) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 2: Assessment of immigration applications and the “continuous residence” requirement.
- Paposhvili v Belgium  ECHR 1113: Human rights considerations in medical cases and removal decisions.
- Agyarko and Ikuga v SSHD  UKSC 11: Immigration rules on private life and “insurmountable obstacles” test for partner applications.
- R (On the Application of Alvi) v SSHD  UKSC 33: Impact of policy guidance in relation to Tier 2 applications and the “Points-Based System.”
- R (On the Application of Kaur) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1101: The validity of English language testing in immigration applications and the impact of fraud allegations.
- R (On the Application of TN (Vietnam)) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 2838: Consideration of “best interests” of the child in immigration applications involving families.
- R (On the Application of Hysaj) v SSHD  UKSC 82: Requirements for naturalisation applications, particularly “good character” and deception.
- R (On the Application of MM (Lebanon)) v SSHD  UKSC 10: Income requirements for spouse/partner visa applications and human rights implications.
- R (On the Application of Tigere) v SSBIS, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills  UKSC 57: Eligibility for student financial support and the impact of immigration status.
What is premium service in VFS?
Premium service in VFS is a paid service offered by VFS Global that provides a faster and more convenient way to submit visa applications. It includes priority processing and often has additional benefits, such as dedicated application counters and private waiting areas.
What is a UK visa premium service?
UK visa premium service is a paid service offered by the UK government for applicants who want their visas processed faster than through the standard application process. The premium service is available for select visa categories such as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 4, and Settlement visas.
How long does it take to get BRP premium service?
The processing time for a BRP card under the premium service varies, but it typically takes a few hours to process. Applicants can collect their BRP card on the same day.
How long does premium visa service take?
The processing time for a premium visa service varies, but it typically takes a few hours to process.
How do I get VFS premium service?
To get VFS premium service, you can book an appointment online or at a VFS application centre. An additional fee is applicable.
How long does a UK premium visa take?
The processing time for a UK premium visa varies, but it typically takes a few hours to process.
What is a premium visa service?
Premium visa service is a paid service offered by governments or visa application centres that provides a faster and more convenient way to get visas processed. It often includes priority processing and additional benefits such as dedicated application counters and private waiting areas.
Is priority service available for ILR?
Priority service for ILR may be available in some cases, but this depends on the UK government’s processing times and priorities. It is best to check the current processing times and availability of priority services directly with the UK government.
What is the fastest way to get ILR in the UK?
The fastest way to get ILR in the UK is to submit a complete and accurate application, and all required supporting documents as soon as possible. In some cases, priority service may be available for ILR applications, but this depends on the UK government’s processing times and priorities.
Do I need to pay the NHS surcharge for ILR?
Whether you need to pay the NHS surcharge for ILR depends on your circumstances, such as your visa category and length of stay in the UK. It is best to check the current requirements and fees directly with the UK government.
Can premium processing take more than 15 days?
The processing time for premium processing can vary; in some cases, it may take longer than 15 days. It is best to check the current processing times and availability of premium processing directly with the government or visa application centre offering the service.
Can I fast-track the BRP replacement?
Whether you can fast-track BRP replacement depends on the specific circumstances and reasons for the replacement. It is best to check the current requirements and options for fast-tracking directly with the UK government.
How is my BRP ready?
You can check the status of your BRP by contacting the UK government directly.
Does Premium Processing increase the chances of approval?
Premium processing does not guarantee visa approval. The government decides to approve or deny a visa based on the merits of your application.
Ask a question.
Hence, the UK immigration system can be challenging, but with the guidance of Kayani Legal, you can confidently submit a premium immigration application to the UK Home Office. For personalised assistance with your immigration needs, don’t hesitate to contact our expert solicitors at Kayani Legal.