2018 Visa Costs
Once you have submitted your online UKVI application, you will have to make pay the application fee. HoHum!
Below are the 2018 payment/service options for settlement visas.
Takes exactly 12 weeks. Don't expect it any earlier
This service puts your application to the top of the regular pile, but you will still have to wait your place in line with the other Priority candidates.
I went this route and it took roughly 6 weeks from the date that Sheffield received my physical application.
You must write ‘Settlement Priority Service’ in very large letters on the front and back of the outermost envelope of your visa application (exterior UPS envelope). Failure to follow this direction may result in your application not being identified and handled as priority.
Cost: £1,523 + USD 834.00
Settlement Premium Service Package
This service is only available for Settlement Visa applications.
It is exclusively available at the VFS Premium Application Centres in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Premium application centres link.
Aims to process the application within 30 days, but this is not guaranteed.
This service holds your hand a bit more and will help you fill out the forms and takes care of the mailing of all of your documents.
I believe this option allows you to keep your passport so you can still travel.
For more information on what is included https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/usa/applicationcentre.html
Cost: £1,523 + USD 1,7000
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