Additional Services


(All fees mentioned below are in addition to the regular visa fee and inclusive of VAT)

Photocopy £ 0.20/photocopy
Photo booth £ 10.00 for 6 passport-size photos
SMS £ 1.95
Courier £ 14.95/envelope
Premium Lounge £ 60.00/person (Inclusive of photocopy, photo-booth, printing and SMS fee’s)


  • At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of high-end services to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • A coin-operated Photocopier and Photo Booth are available for applicant’s use at the centre if required.
  • In order to ascertain the status of your visa application VFS also offers an SMS service, whereby an automated confirmation feedback message is sent to your mobile phone is during the various stages of the visa application life-cycle. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to your email address informing you of the status of the visa application.
  • This valuable service – which is only available in the United Kingdom - can be purchased at the time of the visa application submission, or an SMS application form can be completed before visiting the application centre, simply by visiting our website and downloading the SMS form in the comfort of your home.
  • Please also read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.
  • Another service offered by VFS is the Courier Service, whereby the applicant’s Travel document is returned by Special Delivery – here VFS uses the services of the private courier company DX - to any delivery address in the United Kingdom chosen by the applicant. This can be purchased during the time of the visa application submission and applicants will receive a DX reference number, which can be tracked on the courier company’s website ( in order to obtain an update about the courier process at any given time.

Premium Lounge Service

VFS is pleased to offer a Premium Lounge Service in the visa application centre for applicants who would like a higher quality and more personalised service; every applicant can opt for this service during their visit to our visa application centre at any given time, simply by informing a VFS staff member.

Please find below the services offered:

  • Direct access to a Premium Lounge counter where an agent will verify the documents provided, and take payment in a single location;
  • Cold and hot beverages available at your disposal;
  • A dedicated team member assisting during the submission process;
  • Free photocopy, photo-booth, printing, SMS service and assistance completing the visa application form;
  • The option of submitting any missing documents before 4.00 PM the same day;

Important notice:

Please note the premium service does not guarantee the right to obtain a visa, nor faster processing of your file by the Consulate.

Disclaimer: all Images used are for illustrational purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the facility.