UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) has closed ALL premium visa centres (known as PSCs/PEOs) in the UK
to all visa applicants.
To apply to settle in the UK, you must now apply online
The online service allows you to complete the appropriate form, pay the fees and submit your ILR application online. You will be asked then to book an appointment with the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS)
to submit the digital scans of your documents online and enrol your biometrics in person at one of their service centres.
It is NO LONGER required to send any of your documents to UKVI for processing as only digital scans are submitted. This means you keep your original documents while your immigration application is being processed.
Please note that you should NOT travel outside the UK while your application is being processed or else your application will be considered automatically withradwn
The UKVCAS centres are operated by UKVI's partner Sopra Steria Limited
The UKVCAS service centres do not replace the old premium centres
, they simply collect your documents and biometrics and forward them to UKVI for processing. They also provide other visa/immigration-related services which you can find out about by visiting the UKVCAS website
Please post ALL queries regarding the UKVCAS services e.g how to book, issues with booking, ideas to book, when to book, appointment confirmation queries, etc. in the General UK Immigration forum only.
Likewise, ALL queries regarding the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) like transfer of visa to BRP, BRP renewal, BRP loss, BRP errors, documents and BRP delivery, BRP replacement, etc must be posted in the forum linked above.
Such queries are irrelevant to ILR but generic to all immigration categories where in-person applications are allowed and leave issued as BRP, hence "general".
All posts on these topics in any other forum will be deleted / locked.
Advice is given based on my personal research and experience only. DO NOT contact me via private messages for advice