The UK Border Agency has introduced a super priority same day visa service in Chennai, India.
The new service which was launched on 17th June 2013, complements the UK's existing fast track service, and is designed to allow those who need to travel urgently to do so.
It is available to customers applying for a six month or two year multiple entry visitor visa (excluding student visitor visa) who have previously travelled to the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or a Schengen country within the last five years.
It is also available to visa applicants sponsored by companies who are members of the UKBA’s Business Express Programme.
The service has been introduced in Chennai following its popularity in Delhi and Mumbai.
Ivan Nagar from Delhi was the first person to use the new service. Needing a quick turnaround in order to join his brother on vacation, he was thrilled to discover his visa could be processed on the same day.
On receiving his visa Ivan said: “I am very happy. If it hadn't been for this service, I would not have been able to enjoy a vacation with my family.”
The fee for the Super Priority Visa Service is £600, plus the standard fee for the type of visa being applied for.
For more information about fees, eligibility and how to make an appointment please visit the UKBA’s additional services page.