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Applying for a visa from outside the UK: changes to visa centres

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Where you go to apply for a UK visa may be changing. There will be changes in the following countries between 24 February to 2 March 2014.

Ukraine

From 26 February 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centre in Kyiv. Read ‘Changes to the UK visa application process in Ukraine’ for more information about these changes.

Colombia

From 27 February 2014, VFS Global will manage the biometric enrolment service at the visa application centre in Bogota, located at:

Carrera 14 no 85-68 Office 407
Bogota
Colombia

Worldbridge will continue to handle general visa application queries until 31 March 2014.

Australia

During March 2014, VFS Global will take over running the visa application service in Australia.

New UK visa application centres will open in:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Canberra

The British High Commission or British Consulates will no longer provide a visa biometric enrolment service.

Read ‘UK visa application service changes in Australia’ for more information about these changes.

Coming soon: changes to how you apply for a UK visa in Canada (from 6 March 2014), Libya (from 12 March 2014) and Germany (from 13 March 2014).