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UK Visas & Immigration to organise pop-up VAC sessions in Seychelles

UK Visas & Immigration will be holding four pop-up Visa Application Centre (VAC) sessions in Victoria to allow customers in the Seychelles to apply for a UK visa locally during July and August 2017.

UK Visa Applications in Seychelles

Appointments will be available from 9am to 3pm on all four dates

Pop-up VAC appointments are open to all customers who wish to apply for a visa for travel to the UK and sessions will be held on the following dates. Appointments are available from 9am to 3pm on all four dates.

Pop-up Visa Application Centre dates
18 July 2017
19 July 2017
16 August 2017
17 August 2017

These pop-up VAC sessions will be operated by UKVI’s global commercial partner, TLScontact, at the British High Commission premises in Victoria.

A service fee of £350 per application, in addition to the visa fee, will be charged to use the pop-up VAC in Victoria. This fee allows UKVI to offer this service in the Seychelles and means that customers have a convenient alternative to travelling to another country to apply for a UK visa during this time.

Customers using the pop-up VAC should please note that the £350 service fee is payable directly to TLScontact, and must be made online before you attend the session.

Pop-up Visa Application Centre address

British High Commission
3rd Floor Oliaji Trade Centre
Francis Rachel Street
Victoria, Mahé

How to apply

Customers can make an appointment to submit their application in Victoria when they apply online. Customers who wish to make use of the pop-up VAC should follow these simple steps to apply:

Step 1

Visit to apply online for your UK visa. You can also find essential information here before you apply, including types of visas and supporting documents you may need. Ensure you know which type of visa you need to apply for.

Step 2

Make payment of the visa fee (and Health Surcharge if you are applying to study or stay in the UK for longer than 6 months) and book an appointment online to attend the pop-up VAC in Victoria at the same time.


You will still be offered the option of attending the VAC in Mauritius, so ensure you are picking an appointment at the pop-up VAC in Victoria.

Step 3

Register on the TLScontact website to make payment of the mandatory £350 service fee. You will not be able to proceed with your appointment if you have not paid this service fee. Please bring the payment confirmation email with you on the day of your appointment.

Step 4

Attend your appointment at the pop-up VAC, located at the British High Commission offices in Victoria.


Remember to take your passport and original supporting documents with you to your appointment, including the receipt for the service fee. If you are applying to study in the UK, see which documents you will be required to submit using the online guidance here..

At your appointment, you will submit your biometric data and your application will be sent to South Africa where UKVI officials will expedite a decision. Your passport will be returned directly to you, so please confirm a return address with the administrator at the pop-up VAC. Alternatively, you can have your passport delivered to the British High Commission office for collection.

Applying for a student visa?

If you are applying for a student visa, you can find additional guidance on the application process in the document below.

Published 16 June 2017