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The service is designed for genuine applicants who, for business or personal reasons, would like their applications to be processed ahead of other applications.
The new, optional service is available as of October 17th and enables visas to be printed in La Paz, removing the need to use a courier service for the transfer of documents.
Kate Hipwell, Regional Director, UK Visas & Immigration, said:
“I am delighted to see the priority visa service being launched in La Paz. We recognise that providing a quality service in Bolivia is vital to promoting business and growth, and we are committed to making our service faster and more flexible, to meet the needs of our valued customers.”
Notes to editors:
The priority visa service is an optional service and incurs an additional fee. The fee has been set at $150 US for non-settlement applications and $300 US for settlement which is consistent with the cost in other Americas posts.
The introduction of the new service is part of the Home Office’s initiative to ease the UK Visa Application journey.
Applicants who choose not to purchase the service will continue to have their application processed within our standard service delivery times. The Home Office’s published processing time for visas (excluding settlement) is to process 90% within 15 working days. Further information about processing times and business visitor and Tier 2 (skilled migrant) visa applications is available at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk