Changes to how you apply for a UK visa in Ukraine, Colombia and Australia

The UK Visas and Immigration has announced changes to some of its commercial partners for visa applications.

A commercial partner is the company you deal with when applying for a UK visa.

In Ukraine, from 26th February 2014, Teleperformance Ltd took over the running of the visa application centre in Kyiv. Full details, including the address, are published on the Ukraine country site of GOV.UK.

In Colombia, from 27th February 2014, VFS Global will manage the biometric collection service at the visa application centre in Bogota, located at: Carrera 14 no 85-68 Office 407, Bogota, Colombia.

Worldbridge will continue to handle general visa application queries until 31st March 2014.

In Australia, during March 2014, VFS Global will take over the operation of the visa application service in Australia. New UK visa application centres will open in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. The British High Commission or British Consulates will no longer provide a visa biometric enrolment service. Further information regarding these services can be found on the GOV.UK Australia website.

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