New Application Process in Rome

From 8 October 2012 all UK visa applications submitted in Italy will be sent to the UK Border Agency’s regional processing centre in Croydon, London for assessment and decision.

Due to this change, UK visa appointments will not be available from 1-5 October 2012. The UKBA plan to reopen the visa service on the 8 October once the new system has been fully tested, but it is possible there may be a delay to this date.

New UKBA Processing Procedure for Rome
Your visa application, passport and documents will be sent by secure courier to London, where a decision on your application will be made. Once a decision is made, your documents will be securely couriered back to Rome, where you can collect them. You do not have to travel to London.

You will not have to pay any additional cost for this service. The UKBA aims to process most non-settlement applications within 15 working days of submission at the visa application centre in Rome.

We will still be able to apply online and book an appointment for you at the visa application centre in Rome to submit your application form, passport and supporting documents and provide your biometric information.

You are encouraged to continue making your applications well in advance of any planned journey to the UK. You can apply up to 3 months in advance of your proposed date of travel. You should ensure you will not need your passport for travel or any other reason during the visa application process.

These changes are part of a worldwide UK Border Agency programme to centralise the visa application service.

When you are making an application through us, we would ensure that all documents are in order to ensure your application.

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