Apr 11, Colombo: Residents of Sri Lanka who wish to travel to the UK can now apply for their visas from the comfort of their home or office with VFS Global' s On Demand Mobile Visa (ODMV) service, the British High Commission said.
British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives James Dauris, and Regional Director - South & South East Asia, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Nick Crouch, officially launched the services in Sri Lanka at a ceremony held in Colombo on 5 April 2018.
Through this service, applicants can have VFS Global's trained personnel visit their preferred location to accept the visa application
and enroll biometrics on the spot.
This service is specially designed to cater to applicants' convenience by providing a doorstep service with personalised assistance, while removing the need to visit a Visa Application Centre.
In addition, UK Visas & Immigration is launching its Super Priority Visa service for UK visa applicants in Sri Lanka. Applicants can opt for this service and receive a UK visa within 24 hours.
"I am very happy to see VFS Global launch the On Demand Mobile Visa service for customers in Sri Lanka. This means that UK visa customers will be able to submit their visa application in the comfort of their home or office, giving them flexibility and ease. This is a market-leading example of the UKVI and VFS Global commitment to improving the visa application process for our customers," British High Commissioner said.
Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group Chief Operating Officer - China, Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, said "The On Demand Mobile Visa service and the Super Priority Visa service are designed to bring convenience and comfort to our UK visa applicants. We are delighted to extend these services to the residents of Sri Lanka, and look forward to enhancing the visa application experience for our customers here."
Key features of the service
• Ideal for individual travelers as well as corporate groups, incentive groups, on-campus students, cultural groups and sports groups
• Available on any day of the week
• Dedicated email ID for appointment bookings and assistance
• Inclusive of safe and secure courier return-delivery of your passport
• End-to-end personalized assistance throughout the booking and visa submission process