This has been announced by the UK Border Agency.
This special provision is optional and can be availed by paying extra fees for getting such special services from the UK immigration department. Earlier in May this year, the UK had introduced the UK Super Priority Visa service for Indians. UK
Priority Visa service for New Zealanders—In a bid to extend better UK visa services, the UK has recently announced the introduction of its new priority visa service. As per the information available, this provision will be for those applicants from New Zealand who are making an application for UK settlement visas.
The UK government has announced starting a new special Priority Visa Service for Kiwis as well as Australians. This will be extended to Australians and Kiwis applying for permanent settlement UK visas.
The new UK Priority Visa Service is aimed to improve the process of UK visa application and offer added value services to the valued foreign customers, affirmed British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Vicki Treadell.
Faster processing of UK settlement visas is what many Kiwis and Australians look forward to by paying an additional fee.
Each year, around 6,000 or more applications are received by the UK immigration department from Kiwis. So, this new provision will be of immense help for Kiwis as well as Australians seeking UK settlement visas.
Option of additional fee for fast-tracking UK settlement visa application—Now, there will be an option available for applicants of UK Settlement visas to pay an additional amount as fee for getting their application fast-tracked.
So, by paying $465, the applicants for UK Settlement visas can look forward to getting their visas processed in a short span of just 10 working days(from the day of the arrival of the application for UK Settlement visas at the UK Embassy).
The normal processing time happens to be anywhere close to 12 weeks.
Fee needs to be paid online before making a visit to the Biometric Enrolment Center. A fact worth notable in this regard is that applicants must bring along with them a receipt of the Priority visa service duly stapled on the application form(to the front site of the application form) coming to the Biometric Enrolment Center for submission of their Biometric information.