More Visa Application Centres (VACs) will reopen from June 22nd

More visa application centres are soon to reopen around the world as the UK government has declared that June 22nd will mark the start of “phase 2” of resuming immigration operations for applicants in 3rd countries. 

Our previous article discussed the first phase of reopenings within the UK and 3rd countries, which you can read here.

Phase 2, which will start in less than a week from today, will include the opening VAC offices in the following cities.

  • Adana
  • Alexandria
  • Amman
  • Ankara
  • Auckland
  • Baku
  • Bandar Seri Begawan 
  • Banjul
  • Barcelona
  • Belgrade
  • Brussels
  • Bursa
  • Cairo
  • Changsha
  • Chengdu
  • Chiang Mai
  • Danang
  • Fuzhou
  • Gaziantep
  • Geneva
  • Hangzhou
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Jinan
  • Kunming
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Nanjing
  • Osaka 
  • Paris
  • Phnom Penh 
  • Seoul
  • Shenyang
  • Shenzhen
  • Tokyo
  • Tunis
  • Wuhan
  • Xi’an

For details regarding a specific office or city, our team of immigration lawyers London advise that you check on the TLS or VFS worldwide web sites to find out more about the schedule of appointments for your relevant country.

The UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) department of the UK government has stated that as current circumstances stand, priority and super-priority services are still under review to maintain a safe and efficient service. More announcements surrounding this are due to take place in the coming weeks. 

English Language Tests

If you need to sit an English language test as part of your visa application our team advise that you contact your relevant test centre for further information on the re-opening of English Test Centres and how to book them. For more info about approved test centres in both the UK and abroad, please visit the specific Home Office website page by clicking here. Alternatively, if you have any questions surrounding English language tests, COVID-19 and UK immigration or need help with your specific UK visa application, don’t hesitate to contact our team during our working hours. 

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