The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services have resumed normal operations.

Key Points:

  • UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) customers are now allowed to begin booking appointments at UKVCAS Service Points after registering, including those who submitted their applications on or after Sept. 19. Applicants who have submitted applications to UKVCAS between Sept. 12 and Sept. 18 should have received an email by Sept. 23 inviting them to book a UKVCAS appointment or to download and use the UKVCAS IDV app.
  • Customers can book their appointments now. Free and chargeable appointments are available until Oct. 25.
  • T4 students cannot book appointments at this time. T4 students should wait for a confirmation email from UKVCAS regarding next steps. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is making determinations about which students are eligible for biometric reuse and using the IDV app.
  • Students who registered with UKVCAS by email should monitor their email for messages from UKVCAS about booking an appointment or downloading the IDV app. After receiving such emails, it will be possible for students to book appointments or download the app. Students who submit the applications using the IDV app or at an UKVCAS appointment will have all their supporting information sent to UKVI in 24 hours. Applications will be processed based on the date of registration with UKVI/UKVCAS.

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