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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/falkland-islands-applying-for-a-uk-visa/applying-for-a-uk-visa-in-the-falkland-islands
To apply for a UK visa in the Falkland Islands you need to:
- apply online (please state that you are present in the United States when applying)
- pay your fee
- visit the Governor’s Office to provide biometric information
- post your application
1. Pay your fee
Follow the instructions when you apply online to pay your fee.
2. Provide biometric information
Once you have completed your application you should contact the Governor’s Office in Stanley to arrange a time for you to attend Government House to provide biometric information. This is to have your photo and fingerprints taken by UK Government staff. When you visit for biometrics you will need to take your current passport. You should also print out your application form and bring this with you. The Governor’s Office Stanley is located at:
Switchboard+ 500 28200
Opening hours: 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:15pm to 4:30pm. (excluding weekends and public holidays)
3. Post your application
Once you have visited the Governors House to provide biometric information you will need to post your application form, your passport and your supporting documents to:
3.1 Non-settlement applications
VFS Services USA Inc. UKVI Scanning Hub 750 3rd Avenue, Suite 946 New York, NY 10017
3.2 Settlement applications
International Operations and Visas 6 Millsands Vulcan House Sheffield S3 8NH United Kingdom
3.3 3.1 Return shipping
To have your documents returned you must provide a fully addressed prepaid electronic international shipping label and appropriate packaging from DHL. Put your return shipping label and envelope inside the package, and keep a copy of the waybill for your records.
If you do not provide a shipping waybill and envelope with your application we are unable to return your documents to your address in the Falkland Islands. You are advised to buy a waybill that can be tracked and we recommend you purchase insurance.
4. Contact us
You can contact our International Enquiry Service provided by Hinduja Gobal Solutions who work in partnership with UK Visas and Immigration. Emailing the service is free, speaking directly to an advisor costs £1.37 per minute plus the cost of the call and a 10 minute webchat will cost £4.
From the Falkland Islands dial +00 44 1243 217 036. Opening hours are 7am to 4pm EDT.
Please note that HGS staff do not play any part in, or influence the outcome of, visa applications.
4.1 Make a complaint
Letters or emails about decisions to refuse a UK visa will not be treated as complaints. If you do not agree with the decision on your visa application, please use the existing appeals channels. If you have a complaint about how your visa application has been handled, or the conduct of UK Visas and Immigration staff you should write to the Entry Clearance Manager and send your letter of complaint to the address where you posted your UK visa application. Alternatively you may address your complaint via e-mail through our International Enquiry Service.