4. Book an appointment
You can book a premium service appointment up to 45 days in advance.
You must attend your appointment before your current visa or leave expires or your application could be refused.
How you book your appointment depends on what you’re applying for.
|Your application||How to book an appointment|
|Tier 2 or 4 visa||Book as part of your online application|
|Tier 2 or 4 dependant - applying on your own||Book as part of your online application|
|Tier 1 or 5 dependant - applying on your own||Book as part of your online application, or book to apply in person at a premium service centre - you’ll need to take your completed paper form with you|
|Remain in the UK with family - applying in the partner, family life as a partner or private life in the UK routes||Book as part of your online application, or book to apply in person at a premium service centre - you’ll need to take your completed paper form with you|
|All other applications||Book to apply in person at a premium service centre - you’ll need to take your completed paper form with you|
You’ll be able to choose an appointment time when you book.
If you can’t attend any of the appointments available at your preferred centre before your visa or leave expires, you must book one at a different centre.
You must pay the following fees per person when you book your appointment:
- £590 premium service fee (this includes a £100 booking fee)
- the fee for your visa type
- the immigration health surcharge (IHS), if you need to pay it
Family groups of 11 or more must book by phone on 0300 123 2241. You pay the fees at your appointment.
Appointments outside office hours
You’ll have to pay an extra £75 fee if you book an appointment time outside normal office hours, for example:
- before 9am, Monday to Friday
- after 4pm, Monday to Friday
- on Saturday
At your appointment
You must arrive for a security check 15 minutes before your appointment.
After the security check, you must go to the reception and provide your:
- payment confirmation
- completed application form
- supporting documents for your visa application
- IHS reference number, if you need one
Your biometric information, such as fingerprints and a photograph, will be taken at your appointment.
Who should come with you
Any dependants named on your application must come with you to your appointment.
You can also bring anyone else you need, for example carers, other family members or legal representatives.