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Was this the case prior to this new website? I am in similar boat and haver already booked an appointmnet. I came across this new site after the booking.Casa wrote:The Home Office 'helpline' staff aren't known for their accuracy. However, I see that on the new website a previous visa refusal has been added to the list of applications not accepted at a PEO.
https://www.gov.uk/ukvi-premium-service ... ligibility
I believe previous visa rejection is added recently to the list when this new website came into existence.The applications which may not be made in person are those in the following
categories/routes: businessperson; innovator; investor; self-employed lawyer;
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant; Tier 1 (Investor) migrant; Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
migrant, accelerated; Tier 1 (Investor) migrant, accelerated.
This website https://www.gov.uk/ukvi-premium-service ... ligibility was first created on 14 Feb 2014. Just checked in google by entering website name in search box.rocdoc wrote:When did this new website come into effect. Is it very recent? I cant find the ukba pages anymore which I looked at, few days back, now its gov.uk. is this the official site from now on, for all these topics?
Is thr a peo contact id or no or some other definitive source of info whr we cud contact. The guy at the helpline dint seem to have much idea abt this. He just read out wats written down in the site.
12 APPLYING IN PERSON
We offer a premium service to people who apply in person at our Public Enquiry Offices (PEOs). This service is available only for applications which are straightforward and do not require further enquiries.
The premium service is not available for applications as a businessperson, innovator, investor, self- employed lawyer, Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) migrant or Tier 1 (Investor) migrant or on the grounds of long residence; or where the applicant has spent part of their time in the Crown Dependencies – Jersey,Guernsey, Isle of Man, Sark, Alderney.
Appointments. To apply in person, you must book an appointment in advance with one of the PEOs.
You can do this online at http://www.ukba.homeof- fice.gov.uk/book-appointment. If you make one for some time ahead, please check that the applica- tion form you use is still valid on the day of your appointment.