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Expansion of UK Visas and Immigration digital application system

Access UK (previously known as the Online Application Service) has launched in the Philippines for customers applying for a UK Visa.

British Embassy Manila

Following the success of Access UK in mainland China, UKVI is rolling out the service globally to customers applying for a Standard Visitor Visa, Visitor (Marriage & Civil Partnership), or Visitor (Permitted Paid Engagement) Visa.

Customers can now use Access UK to apply, book an appointment and pay for their application through the standard, priority or super-priority visa service (where applicable).

Over 420,000 applicants have already used Access UK and the new service is delivering significant improvements in customer satisfaction.

To support a simple and intuitive customer experience, Access UK is translated into Russian, Turkish, simplified Chinese, Thai, Arabic and Urdu. By the end of the global rollout, the service will be translated into a number of other languages.

The Home Office is committed to making it more convenient, quicker and easier for applicants to apply for UK visas.

Access UK launches in the Philippines from today. Visit Access UK on www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa for more information.

Published 4 July 2016