UK Priority Visa Services Availability and Visa Processing Times


Please find below the latest information and links from UK Visas & Immigration about the availability of Priority and Super Priority Visa services and UK visa processing times

Last updated: 20 January 2023




For Visit Visas

To help manage the significant global demand for visit visa applications, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is offering a reduced number of Priority Visa (PV) appointments for visit visas each week in locations where these are available.

Super Priority Visa (SPV) services for visit visas will remain available as normal, where these are offered.

The reduction in Priority Visa appointments for new visit visa applications will enable UKVI to process more standard applications for all customers.

For Study and Work Visas

Priority Visa and Super Priority Visa appointments for new study and most work applications are available. There is no reduction in the volume of Priority Visa and Super Priority Visa appointments available for study and work applications, where these are offered.

For Family Visas

Priority and Super Priority services are available for customers with an outstanding family visa application. Priority and Super Priority services for new family visa applications remain suspended. UKVI will keep this under review. Further information can be found on GOV.UK.

How to book Priority and Super Priority Visas appointments

Where available, Priority and Super Priority Visas will be displayed when you book your appointment. Where appointments are showing as unavailable this means that the weekly number of appointments have been taken.

Further Priority Visa appointments will be released once a week. All new Priority Visa appointments will be released at the same time each week.

Retrospective Priority and Super Priority Visas services are not currently available in any visa category.

Where are Priority and Super Priority Visa appointments available?

You can find the full list of locations where Priority and Super Priority Visa appointments are available on our Service Options page.



The latest information on current visa processing times can be found on GOV.UK.