Priority Service

Priority Service

Applying from Inside the UK

If you’re applying for a visa or settlement (‘indefinite leave to remain’) from within the UK, you have the option to expedite the decision-making process with our ‘priority service.’ This service allows you to receive a decision within 5 working days.


To use the ‘priority service,’ you must meet specific eligibility criteria:

  • You must be applying for a visa or settlement from within the UK.
  • You must be applying for a visa category that is eligible for the ‘priority service’.
  • You must pay an additional £500 on top of the standard application fee.

Eligible visas when applying from inside the UK

Certain visa application and applications for settling in the UK are eligible for ‘priority service’ expedited processing. However, there are limits on the number of applications that can be expedited, and eligibility depends on the type of application and how you prove your identity. For detailed information, you can refer to the Home Office website or contact us.

Applying with Family Members

If you are applying with family members, each family member must pay an additional £500 fee for expedited processing. Please note that you cannot choose different decision times for individual family members; all family members should opt for the ‘priority service’ to expedite decisions for the entire family.

Using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ App

If you apply using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app, you may still be eligible for a decision within 5 working days. However, if family members need fingerprinting and photographing at a visa centre, decisions may take longer. In such cases, you’ll receive decisions within 5 working days after the last family member’s appointment.

After You’ve Applied

Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive an email followed by a decision letter, either by post or email. If your application is approved, the email will convey the outcome. If your application is refused, the outcome will not be mentioned in the email.

When You Might Wait Longer for a Decision

If you need to provide additional information or documents, your decision may take longer. You’ll receive instructions on how and when to provide this information.

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

Expect to receive your biometric residence permit (BRP) within 7 to 10 days after the decision. If it doesn’t arrive, you can report your missing BRP online. Ensure your provided address is up-to-date if you wish to receive it elsewhere.

Applying from Outside the UK

If you’re applying for a visa from outside the UK, you can also expedite the decision-making process using the ‘priority service,’ potentially receiving a decision within 5 working days.

How Much It Costs

In addition to your standard visa application fee, there is an additional fee for using the ‘priority service’:

  • £573 if your visa allows for settlement in the UK.
  • £250 if your visa does not offer the option of settling permanently in the UK.

To determine whether your visa allows for settlement in the UK, please refer to the guidance provided for your specific visa type. Alternatively, you can contact us for further information.

Applying with Family Members

When applying with family members, all members receive decisions simultaneously, and individual decision times are not available. Each family member must pay the ‘priority service’ fee for faster decisions.

Our Premium Service Package

Latta International offers our Premium Service Package to applicants eligible to use priority service. We aim to prioritise your case by assigning it to one of our immigration law experts to minimize the application processing time, making your application journey as easy and frustration-free as possible. All the services of our premium service package include:

  • reviewing your circumstances and providing personalised legal guidance and advice
  • evaluating your full application before you submit your application
  • checking your relevant documents and providing suggestions and revisions to make sure everything is consistent with current Home Office rules, guidance, and policy
  • assisting you with your application submission and if required booking the priority services at your convenience
  • accompanying and representing you with your lawyer to attend the appointment
  • following up your application with Home Office and fully managing your application until you receive a decision which you are happy with.

If you are not eligible to use the services above, don’t worry. We also offer an Accelerated Service Package, providing you all the assistance listed in the Premium Service Package to accelerate and simplify the procedure for you.

To give your case the best chance of success, get in touch

To give your visa the best chance of success, and to reduce your stress, please contact our immigration experts.

If you wish to speak directly with one of our immigration specialists to get advice about business and personal immigration, or education in the UK and other visa issues, then please contact our Glasgow Head Office on Phone T: +44 (0)141 212 3355 or request a call back by completing the Online Form. You can also email us at More information can be found from Contact Us.  

*Disclaimer: The above information is for general reference only. Specialist legal advice should be sought.

Latest updates: August 2023