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VFS opens premium application centre for UK visa applicants in Houston, Texas
The Houston premium application centre is inaugurated by British consul general in Houston, Karen Bell

VFS opens premium application centre for UK visa applicants in Houston, Texas

A premium application centre offering personalised services for UK visa applicants has been opened by the UK Home Office’s commercial service provider VFS Global, in Houston, Texas.

The new facility will enable travellers to submit UK visa applications at short notice.

Customers applying for work, travel or study visas for the UK can now have their visa applications considered within 24 hours following submission of applications at the new centre. 

The new services are expected to be of particular interest to personnel from the technology and energy industry, students and business travellers among other professionals travelling to the UK.

The centre in Houston is the latest to be launched for UK visa applicants after positive response to similar centres opened in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston.

Services on offer at the centres include next day processing, flexible appointment choices during regular or prime time appointment slots, walk in slots, and express return delivery.

Commenting on the new centres, Anil Katoch, chief operating officer, Americas & Caribbean, VFS Global, said: “The premium application centres are convenient for UK-bound travellers in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Houston, who will for the first time be able to get their visas processed within 24 hours.

“These centres cater to the growing demand for more personalised services for customers who have to make unplanned journeys to the UK or who are under time constraints.”

The centres also offer the on-demand services which enables customers to submit applications from the convenience of a location of their choice.

Whether it is your worksite, home, university campus or office, VFS Global staff can travel to the desired location to accept applications and enroll biometrics.

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.

With 2,214 application centres, operations in 126 countries across five continents and over 135 million applications processed as on by December 2016, VFS Global serves the interests of 50 client governments.

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