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Temporary suspension of priority visa service in China

Temporary suspension of priority visa service and potential temporary impact on processing times in China.

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Temporary suspension of priority visa service and potential temporary impact on processing times in China.
Temporary suspension of priority visa service and potential temporary impact on processing times in China.

UK Visas and Immigration in Beijing will undergo a system upgrade later this month which will impact upon our operation in the short term.If you submit your UK visa application between Friday March 21 and Friday March 28 inclusive, in Beijing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Jinan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Fuzhou, you will not have access to our priority visa service. The optional priority visa service will resume across China from 1 April.

End to end processing times may be slightly longer than our current performance during late March and early April, but we are focused on remaining within our service standards. If you require a UK visa and have imminent travel plans you should make your application as soon as possible. Customers should monitor these web pages for any updates on our service. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Published 14 March 2014