Following local government advice, the UKVI Visa Processing Centre in New York is now temporarily closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some applicants are receiving their passports and other supporting documents via courier and are being told that their applications are on hold until further notice, pending a decision. Applicants have been advised that when centers re-open, there will be instructions on the VFS Global website on how to proceed with an application.
Please note that a similar notice may be given by other VFS centers globally. For further information regarding other closures please see: https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/covid-19-customer-advisories.html
Please note that the information in this blog is current at the date and time of posting. The situation regarding policy and guidance based on the COVID-19 pandemic is subject to change at short notice. We shall be monitoring all aspects of UK immigration which may be impacted by the coronavirus closely, so please do keep updated with further blogs and articles which we will be posting on this site.
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