Change in UK visa application

THE BRITISH High Commission has announced that the application process for submission of bio metrics for the United Kingdom (UK VI) visa will change in Trinidad from April 1, 2017.

A release from the High Commission said, its commercial supplier, VFS Global Ltd, from April 1, will carry out the visa application processing at a new Visa Application Centre (VAC).

However, submission of applications remains at the British High Commission, 19 St Clair Avenue, St Clair, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Consul at the British High Commission, Lisa Hernandez is quoted as assuring customers that UK Visas and Immigration remains committed to providing an excellent service to customers in TT. Hernandez said, “For the most part, the application process will remain the same: applications will continue to be submitted online at https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/ trinidad-and- tobago/ Applicants will be given an appointment, she said, to submit their documentation and biometric data at the British High Commission.

“The main difference is that appointments will only be available on certain days each month, so people requiring visas to visit, transit, work, study or settle in the United Kingdom will need to plan well in advance.

Customers who require a visa to enter the UK are advised not to purchase a ticket until they have received their visa,” she said.

The United Kingdom Visas and Immigration decided to implement the change well in advance of the busy summer period, to give prospective student’s the majority of applicants from Trinidad and Tobago enough time to prepare