New Immigration Application Systems

New in-country application procedures are being introduced from today ( 2nd November 2018) meaning that many more applications will be completed on-line with paper application forms gradually being withdrawn .

A new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service ( UKVCAS) has been established and will open 57 centres across the UK including centres in Gloucester, Reading and Swindon where supporting evidence will be submitted and biometrics will be taken.

Additional services will be available for an extra cost, similar to those on offer when applying for visas from outside the UK. These will include out of hours appointments and a document translation service.

For additional information on the changes please e mail Jenny Harvey on