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Schedule An Appointment

All applicants must make a separate visa application. Applications must be submitted to VFS in person, this can be done by the applicant or someone else on their behalf. Postal applications are not accepted.

It is advised to book a visa application appointment as soon as applicants know they will be travelling, allowing enough time for the Embassy to process the visa application (see Processing Time under the various visa categories) and taking in to consideration the days that VFS offices and /or the Embassy may be closed (see Public Holidays/Closures).

  • APPLICANTS CAN ALSO WALK IN TO VFS APPLICATION CENTRES DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS TO LODGE THEIR APPLICATION:
  • Location Submission hours
    London  08:30 – 14:30 Monday to Friday
    Manchester  08:30 – 12:00 Monday to Friday
    Birmingham  08:30 – 12:00 Monday to Friday
    Edinburgh  08:30 – 12:00 Monday to Friday
    Cardiff  08:30 – 12:00 Monday to Friday

Prior to the visa application appointment booking, applicants need to complete, print and sign the online visa application form (see Application Form as per respective visa category).

The booking of a visa application appointment is as follows:

  • Click Appointment Link
  • Log in with registered credentials (new users need to register first)
  • Complete Appointment booking process

Once the Appointment booking process has been completed, applicant will receive an Appointment Booking Confirmation email with the Appointment letter (as PDF attachment), which can be printed as follows:

  • Open PDF attachment in email confirmation
  • Click File
  • Click Print and Confirm Printing

Appointment letter will be brought to the visa application centre and presented to VFS Security staff upon arrival in the visa application centre on applicant’s appointment date; applicants are requested not to come earlier than 20 minutes before their booked appointment time in order to control crowd flow in the visa application centre.

Browser compatibility

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