This guidance provides an overview of the UK visa and immigration application statistics, fees and processing time from Pakistan. Accordingly, the post provides the details of UK embassy visa application cost and fees in Pakistani Rupees (Rs) 2019, especially for Pakistani nationals applying for the UK family, business and tourist visa for experiencing the sights and sounds of London for the very first time from Pakistan! Moreover, the post also tries to answer: how to apply for a UK visitor visa online application from Pakistan and meet the supporting documents requirements. And also explain the details of premium, priority, super-priority and VFS user-pay services from Pakistan.
UK visa from Pakistan: FAQs and application fees 2019/20
This covers relating to UK visa statistics, success and refusal rate from Pakistan. And also the FAQs relating to UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees and processing time from Pakistan.
Perhaps, approximately more than 120K applicants every year apply for a UK visa from Pakistan. In fact, during 2016-18 the number of UK visa applications made by Pakistani nationals is showing an upward trend. Accordingly, the number of applications substantially increased from 110.2K (2016) to 129.3K in 2018. Therefore, the total number of decisions on the UK visa applications from Pakistani nationals have also increased from 110.8K (2016) to 131.6K in 2018.
Apparently, in 2018 the number of grants considerably increased to 89.3K from 59.8K in 2016. Moreover, in 2018 the number of refusals considerably decreased to 41.8K from 50.7K (2016).
Quite clearly, the UK visa success rate from Pakistan is showing an upward trend. Accordingly, the success rate from Pakistan during the preceding three years (2016-18) has increased from 53.96% to 67.91%. Therefore, 2 out of 3 entry clearance applications from Pakistani nationals are usually successful.
In fact, the UK visa refusal rate for Pakistani citizens is showing a downward trajectory due to an increase in the number of decisions and grants concurrently with a decrease in the number of refused applications. Accordingly, during the 2016-18 period, the refusal rate from Pakistani has considerably decreased from 45.82% to 31.79%.
During 2018-19, Pakistani nationals have been granted a visa in all the broad categories i.e. temporary visits, spouse and family settlement, study and work. As a matter of fact, usually, more than 74% of applicants apply for the UK visit visa (aka London tourist visa!) from Pakistan. For instance, in 2018 the share of visitor visas was 81.8% in the total visas issued to Pakistani nationals.
In fact, during 2018, 89,386 Pakistani citizens were granted a visa in the following broad and sub-categories:
1. Visitor Visa: 66,603
2. Transit: 159
3. Short-Term Study: 920
4. Family Settlement: 7,779
5. Dependant joining or accompanying: 190
6. EEA Family Permit: 4,378
7. PBS Tier 1: 591
8. PBS Tier 2: 2,115
9. Tier 4 Student: 4,413
10. PBS Tier 5: 774
11. Non-PBS Domestic Worker: 471
12. UK ancestry visa: 6
13. Non-PBS Other permit-free employment (Main apps): 37
14. Certificate of entitlement to right of abode (Main apps): 118
15. Other Settlement (indefinite leave): 27
16. Other temporary visas: 868
During the Jan-March 2019 quarter, a total of 33,426 applications made by Pakistani nationals. And, 31,255 applications resolved, 19,469 visas granted and 11,696 applications refused. Moreover, 89 applications withdrawn and 1 application lapsed. Accordingly, so far the UK visa success and refusal rate from Pakistan during 2019 is 62.29% and 37.42%, respectively.
In fact, the fees for Pakistani citizens is different for different types of applications. The UK application charges are usually revised once every year. Apparently, the application fee in GBP remains the same during the year. However, due to the exchange rate fluctuations, the application charges in Pakistani Rupees may vary during the year. Please note: the exchange rate @ ₨ 193.61 to a British Pound Sterling is used for calculating the UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees.
All applicants applying from Pakistan need to pay the UK visa application fees in Pakistani Rupees. Moreover, in nearly all the instances an applicant needs to pay the fees online.
In fact, 66,603 Pakistani nationals get the UK visitor visa during 2018 i.e. 56,27 main and10,326 dependant applicants.
Apparently, applicants can apply for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa from Pakistan. Perhaps, the most common and popular UK visa is the 6 months standard visitor visa. The UK visa fee for 6 months from Pakistan is ₨18,393/-. Moreover, the charges of 2, 5 and 10 years applications from Pakistan are ₨69,892/-, ₨126,813/- and ₨159,146/-, respectively.
The application fee for 6 months from Pakistan with priority service is Rs60,987/- i.e. application cost ₨18,393 plus the priority service Rs42,594. Please note: the fee is non-refundable!
The UK visa fee Pakistan for 2 years with priority service is Rs112,486/- i.e. application cost ₨69,892 plus the priority service Rs42,594.
The UK visa fee Pakistan for 5 years with priority service is Rs169,407/- i.e. application cost Rs126,813 plus the priority service Rs42,594.
The UK visa fees in Pakistan for 10 years with priority service is Rs201,740/- i.e. application cost Rs159,146 plus the priority service Rs42,594.
Usually, a fresh applicant applies for the 6 months multi-entry visitor visa for tourism or family visit. Accordingly, the UK tourist visa fees in Pakistani Rupees is ₨18,393. Moreover, at times applicants also refer the UK 6 months visitor visa as England or London visit visa from Pakistan. Perhaps, a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism and family purpose. Accordingly, the UK tourist visa fees from Pakistan for 2, 5 and 10 years visa application is ₨69,892/-, ₨126,813/- and ₨159,146/-, respectively.
Certainly, apart from tourism and family, visiting the UK for a business purpose is quite frequent from Pakistan. Accordingly, the UK business visa fees from Pakistan for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is ₨18,393/-, ₨69,892/-, ₨126,813/- and ₨159,146/-, respectively.
Moreover, the UK visiting visa fee from Pakistan for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years for a child visitor visa is also ₨18,393/-, ₨69,892/-, ₨126,813/- and ₨159,146/-, respectively.
Moreover, the UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for visiting academic visa for more than 6 months but less than 12 months is Rs36,785/-.
Evidently, the UK marriage visitor visa application fee in Pakistani rupees is ₨18,393/-.
Accordingly, the application fee for Pakistani passport holders in rupees for more than 6 months but less than 11 months private medical treatment visa is Rs36,785/-.
Moreover, the application charges for permitted paid engagement (PPE) visa are ₨18,393/-.
The application charges under Approved Destination Scheme (ADS) for visiting the UK in a Chinese tour group are ₨18,393 (£95).
Quite clearly, 159 Pakistani citizens get the UK transit visa during 2018.
Evidently, the UK transit visa fees for Pakistani Passport holders for direct airside transit (DATV) is ₨6,776 (£35). And for a visitor in transit (landside) is ₨12,391 (£64). Moreover, the UK transit visa application charges from Pakistan for visit purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft are also ₨12,391 (£64).
The UK transit visa processing time from Pakistan is usually 7-15 working days.
In fact, 920 Pakistani citizens get the UK short term study visa during 2018.
Moreover, the application charges for a short term student visa (aka student visitor visa) for up to six months is Rs18,780/-. However, the UK visa fee Pakistan for a short term study up to 11 months is Rs36,011/-.
The UK visitor visa application process from Pakistan usually consists of the following steps:
1. Specify the Purpose of Visiting the UK: In most of the instances, the purpose of visiting the UK is tourism, meeting family members, business. Therefore, the first step is important for a person to first specify the purpose of visiting the UK. And gather supporting documents.
Please note: a Pakistani national can apply for a UK visitor visa application 3 months prior to the intended visit. For instance, if a Pakistani passport holder wishes to visit the UK for tourism from December 15, 2019, to 5 Jan 2020, for Christmas and New Year then can submit an application at the UKVAC in Pakistan from Sept 15, 2019, onwards. However, Pakistani nationals usually submit a UK visitor visa application 4-5 weeks prior to the scheduled visit as the processing time for most of the applications from Pakistan is within 10-15 working days!
2. Fill the Online Application Form: An applicant can apply online for any type of UK visa and immigration application. Moreover, an applicant has the option of reading the questions in Urdu. However, an applicant can answer only in English. After selecting a language for reading the questions, one needs to select Pakistan as the country of the application. Accordingly, after completing an application form, an applicant needs to attend an appointment at one of the UK Visa Application (UKVAC) in Pakistan.
3. Pay Application Fees: Once an applicant completes the application then needs to make the payment online.
4. Schedule an Appointment: at one of the UKVACs in Pakistan i.e. Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Mirpur (AJK)
5. Take Print Out of the Online Application Form: Once the applicant scheduled the appointment then should take a print out of the online application form.
6. Upload/Prepare the documents bunch: Quite clearly, the requirements for submitting supporting documents with the UK visa application for Pakistani citizens is the same as that for any other visa national. Therefore, an applicant applying for a UK visa from Pakistan needs to upload/submit the required supporting documents for the UK visa.
7. Biometrics at UKVAC: An applicant needs to attend an appointment at one of the application centres in Pakistan for biometrics and passport/application submission.
Accordingly, the staff of the VFS Global application centre takes an electronic photo of the applicant at the time of application submission. Moreover, the staff of UKVAC also takes an applicant’s biometrics i.e. scanning of fingers + thumbs. Therefore, in case of a successful decision, the British HC or Embassy use the electronic photo for visa vignette.
8. Wait for the decision: Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from Pakistan for all the short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from Pakistan with priority services is normally within 5-7 working days. Here it is important to note that UKVI’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from Pakistani is 12 weeks.
9. Collect the Passport: Once the UKVI makes the decision on the application then the UKVAC will inform the applicant for passport collection. However, if your application remains unresolved even after 12 weeks or 60 working days then you need to contact the UKVI.
Perhaps, an applicant applying for a UK visa from Pakistan may submit the following types of documents at the visa application centre:
1. Online application form
2. Current valid Pakistani passport
3. Previous Pakistani passport, if applicable
4. Translation of documents, which are not in English/Welsh
5. Invitation letter, if applicable
6. A UK address for staying during the visit
7. Residential address in Pakistan
8. Telephone or mobile number
9. Marriage certificate, if applicable
10. Family certificate, if applicable
11. Business/Employer details
12. Tax registration certificate
13. Tax returns
14. Bank statements
15. Salary slips (for employed persons)
16. Conveyance/Mortgage Deed or Rental Agreement of the address in Pakistan
17. Evidence of assets
Please note, this is not an exhaustive checklist of UK visit visa supporting documents from Pakistan, as the actual supporting documents may differ due to the personal circumstances of an applicant.
No, applicants don’t need to submit any photographs with their UK visa application in Pakistan. Certainly, the UK visa application procedure has changed during the last few years. Therefore, the information relating to the requirement of submitting a photograph with the UK entry clearance application form and supporting documents is misleading and outdated.
An applicant can fast track a UK visitor visa application from Pakistan by purchasing the priority service. In fact, the cost of the priority service is Rs42,594. Apparently, the UKVI’s service standard for priority non-settlement visa applications is 5 working days or 1 week for applications from Pakistan.
Perhaps, the priority service is usually recommended for a straightforward entry clearance application. However, even if you don’t have a straightforward case then no one is going to stop you from not purchasing the service. Therefore, it is purely your decision!
The UK visitor visa processing time from Pakistan is fairly quick. Perhaps, a large number of applicants for business, tourism, family and long-term visitor visa are opting for priority non-settlement visa service. Accordingly, more than 50% of the applications decide within 3-5 working days. Moreover, nearly 90-99% visitor visa applications from Pakistan decide within 15 working days or 3 weeks. However, a small fraction of the visitor visa applications from Pakistan remains outstanding after 15-30 working days.
The UK visa processing time starts when an applicant submits application and biometrics at one of the following UK Visa Application Centres (UKVAC) in Pakistan:
Islamabad – Park Road, Chattha Bakhtawar Chak Shahzad, Islamabad
Karachi – 43/1/D, Razi Road PECHS, Shahrah-e- Faisal Karachi
Lahore – 20, Ex American Centre Building, Opp. Ganga Ram Hospital Queens Road
Mirpur AJK – Nau Mahal Plaza, Near Foot Ball Square, Defense Road
No, certainly the priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision. However, the UKVI usually expedite the processing of priority applications. Moreover, also inform an applicant via email, if the priority visa does process within 5 working days!
Perhaps, at times only a fraction of the applications from Pakistan might experience delays in processing. Apparently, there could be a number of different reasons for delays in UK visa processing.
As a matter of fact, the cost of UK visa enquiry service fees in Pakistani Rupees 2019 for knowing the application status in Pakistan is ₨1,061 (£5.48) and ₨265 (£1.37) for International Contact Centre Email Service (per query) and Telephone Helpline (per minute).
Certainly, there is no right of appeal against the refusal of a UK visitor visa application from Pakistan. However, a Pakistani passport holder has the option of either re-applying or filing an immigration judicial review against the refusal.
In fact, during 2018, as many as 7,779 Pakistani nationals get the UK family visa with the following breakup:
1. Partner i.e. UK visa for Pakistan husband or wife- 6,985
2. Partner (for immediate settlement)- 5
3. Child- 470
4. Child (for immediate settlement)- 90
5. Other- 217
6. Other (for immediate settlement)- 12
Dependant Joining or Accompanying
Evidently, 190 Pakistani nationals get a visa as a dependant partner (22) and child (168) to join or accompany their family members in the UK during 2018.
The UK spouse visa fees from Pakistan is Rs294,865/-. Moreover, the fee is the same for a civil, unmarried and same-sex partner. And also for a fiancé(e), proposed civil partner, parent of a child, and dependant child applications under Appendix FM.
The UK spouse visa fee from in Pakistan with priority service in Pakistani rupees is Rs405,802/- i.e. UK spouse visa fee Rs294,865/-plus the UK settlement priority service fee Rs110,937.
Although, the service standard for UK spouse visa processing time is to process 95% of applications within 60 working days or 12 weeks after biometrics; however, only 80% of the spouse settlement applications from Pakistan processed within 12 weeks or 60 working days.
Moreover, the service standard of UKVI is to conclude 100% of spouse settlement applications from Pakistan within 120 working days or 24 weeks; however, during Aug 2019, only 94%, 89%, 98% and 96% of the spouse settlement applications from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Mirpur processed within 120 days.
The service standard for UK spouse settlement priority visa processing time from Pakistan is 30 working days or 6 weeks. Apparently, in Aug 2019, 33%, 50%, 36% and 38% of applications from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Mirpur concluded within 30 days, respectively.
It is important to note that 6%, 17%, 8% and 11% of UK spouse visa applications from Islamabad, Karahi and Lahore decided within 3 weeks, respectively.
Moreover, the application charges for an Adult Dependant Relative is Rs629,225/- per applicant, who requires care, such as a parent, grandparent, brother or sister, son or daughter aged 18 years or over
Apparently, the UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for returning residents is Rs99,902.
Furthermore, the charges for a refugee dependant relative is Rs75,120/-.
Apparently, there is no fee for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). However, the UK visa fees Pakistan 2019 for the post-flight non-settled person is Rs294,865/-. Moreover, the application charges for the family reunion – other dependent relatives – is Rs75,120/-.
Moreover, the UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces and their dependants are also Rs294,865/- for:
1. Former UK Armed Forces
2. Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)
3. Overage dependant children of pre-1997 Gurkhas
4. HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces
Apparently, 4,378 Pakistani citizens get EEA family permits during 2018.
During Aug 2019. more than 50% EEA family permits from Pakistan decide within 10-15 working days. Apparently, Furthermore, approx. 15-21% of EEA family permit applications from Pakistan decided within 5 working days. And 80%, 58%, 72% and 69% of applications from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Mirpur concluded within 10 working days or 2 weeks.
Perhaps, more than 80% of the EEA family permit applications from Pakistan decide within 30 days or 6 weeks. Accordingly, in Aug 2019, 92%, 75%, 87% and 82% of the EEA family permit applications from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Mirpur concluded within 30 working days or 6 weeks.
Furthermore, all applications from Karachi processed within 60 working days or 12 weeks. However, all EEA family permit applications from Islamabad and Mirpur concluded within 90 working days, respectively. And only 93% of EEA family permit applications from Lahore processed within 90 days.
Evidently, in 2018, 591 Pakistani nationals get the Tier 1 visa i.e. Investors (37), Entrepreneurs (527), Graduate Entrepreneurs (7), Exceptional Talent (13), Tier 1 PSW (1) and PBS – Tier 1 General Deps (6).
Apparently, the Tier 1 Investor application fee for entry clearance applications from Pakistan is Rs314,225/- for main applicants and dependants.
Apparently, the UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2019 for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant from Pakistan is ₨88,285. However, Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 entry clearance application for the main applicant costs ₨29,428/-. Furthermore, the UK visa application fees for Tier 1 exceptional talent subsequent and dependant applications in Pakistani Rupees is ₨117,714/-.
Moreover, the UK visa fee Pakistan for Tier 1 Entrepreneur entry clearance applications is Rs197,674/-. Please note: from March 29, 2019, the Innovator visa has replaced PBS Tier 1 entrepreneur.
Furthermore, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur entry clearance fee for Pakistani nationals is ₨70,280/-. Evidently, the startup visa under Appendix W has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur for fresh applications from July 6, 2019.
Apparently, the UK visa fees 2019/2020 for Tier General and PSW dependant applicants from Pakistan are ₨197,674 and ₨116,939, respectively. Please note both these routes are closed for main applicants.
In fact, during Aug 2019, only 23% and 9% Tier 1 visa applications from Islamabad and Karachi concluded within 5 working days, respectively. However, all the applications from Lahore decided within 5 days. Moreover, 55% and 29% of Tier 1 applications from Islamabad and Karachi processed within 10 working days, respectively. Apparently, 83% and 57% applications for Tier 1 from Islamabad and Karachi decided within 15 working days, respectively.
Evidently, 2,115 Pakistani nationals get Tier 2 (Pre-PBS equivalent) work visa during 2018 i.e. Tier 2 General (837), Intracompany transfer (3), ICT – short-term (0), Intracompany transfers – long-term (75), PBS – Tier 2 Ministers of religion (1), Work permit holders (10) and Dependants (1,189).
Perhaps, the Tier 2 visa application cost is generally referred to as UK embassy work visa fees in Pakistan. Moreover, the Tier 2 visa application fees from Pakistan is also erroneously referred to as UK work permit fees in Pakistani rupees. Please note: PBS Tier 2 replaced the UK work permit route in 2008. Furthermore, the Points-based system (PBS) Tier 2 and Tier 5 application fee is also applicable to the Isle of Man. And Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of £55 applies to PBS main applicants.
Quite clearly, the application fee for Tier 2 General is Rs118,101, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less. However, the charges for Tier 2 General applications from Pakistan are Rs236,201/-, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.
The UK work visa fees for Pakistani passport holders for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is Rs89,834/- for main and dependant applicants, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less. However, the UK work visa fees for Pakistani nationals for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is Rs179,668/- where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of 3 years or more, respectively.
Apparently, the UK visa application fee from Pakistan for Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa – Long Term Staff is Rs118,101, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less. However, the charges for Tier 2 ICT visa applications from Pakistan are Rs236,201/-, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years.
Furthermore, the UK work visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2019/20 for Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee is Rs93,319/- for the main and dependant applicants.
The UK visa application fee from Pakistan for Tier-2 Minister of Religion is Rs118,101.
In fact, the UK visa application fees from Pakistan for Tier-2 Sportsperson is Rs118,101.
Perhaps, during Aug 2019, 31-56% of Tier 2 work applications from Pakistan processed within one week or 5 working days. Apparently, all work visa applications from Islamabad and Karachi decided within 2 weeks or 10 working days. However, 91%, 94% and 97% of Tier 2 work visa applications from Lahore concluded within 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
Evidently, 4,413 students from Pakistan get the Tier 4 student visa during 2018 with the following breakup:
1. PBS – Tier 4 General student (Main apps)- 3,954
2. Tier 4 Child Student (Main apps)- 38
3. PBS – Tier 4 General student (Deps) – 459
The UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for Tier 4 students and their dependants are Rs67,375. Moreover, the application fee is the same for entry clearance as a student to enter the Bailiwick of Gurnsey or Bailiwick of Jersey.
In fact, the UK Tier 4 student visa processing time is usually 10-15 days. However, in very few instances it may take longer than 30 days. Islamabad: During Aug 2019, 37%, 89%, 93% and 96% of the Tier 4 applications from Islamabad processed within 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
Karachi: In Aug 2019, 37%, 68%, 81% and 93% of the Tier 4 applications from Karachi determined within 5, 10, 15 and 30 days, respectively.
Lahore: During Aug 2019, 23%, 70% and 94% of Tier 4 student visa applications from Lahore concluded within 5, 10, and 15 days, respectively.
Mirpur: In Aug 2019, 50% of Tier 4 applications from Mirpur decided within 15 days.
Moreover, the UK visa fees Pakistan for Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) is Rs99,902.
Evidently, 774 Pakistani citizens get the UK Tier 5 temporary worker visa during 2018 i.e. Charity workers (4), Creative and Sporting (379), Government Authorised Exchange (143), International Agreement (11), Religious Workers (41) and Tier 5 Dependants (196).
The UK visa fee Pakistan for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is Rs47,240/- for Charity Worker, Creative and sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement.
Perhaps, the average UK Tier 5 processing time from Pakistan is within 10-15 working days.
The application charges for Pakistani passport holders in rupees for UK innovator visa are Rs197,674/-. Moreover, if applicable, the UK innovator visa fee is subject to a CESC discount of £55 for the main applicant.
The application charges for Pakistani passport holders in rupees for UK start-up visa are Rs70,280/-. Moreover, if applicable, the UK start-up visa fee is subject to a CESC discount of £55 for the main applicant.
Moreover, the UK ancestry visa fees in Pakistani Rupees is Rs99,902.
Apparently, the UK visa fees in Pakistani for an overseas domestic worker in a private household is Rs99,902.
However, the UK visa fees Pakistan for a representative of overseas business and dependants is Rs118,101/-. Moreover, the application cost is the same for an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.
Yes, quite clearly, the following types of applicants are exempt from paying the UK visa application fee from Pakistan:
1. Turkish businessperson visa
2. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
3. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
4. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
5. Official Transit through the UK
6. Official Visit to the UK
The fees in Pakistani Rupees 2019 for the Right of abode – certificate of entitlement is Rs75,120/-.
Moreover, the fees in Pakistani Rupees for vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) is Rs29,816/-.
Apparently, the fees for a single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit is Rs29,816/-.
Apparently, the cost of registered travellers in Pakistani Rupees is ₨9,680 (£50) and ₨4,647 (£24) for an adult and child, respectively. Moreover, the cost of registration of new documents is ₨3,872 (£20).
Evidently, the priority service fees from Pakistan is Rs42,594/- for a non-settlement application such as visitor, work and study. Moreover, for settlement applications such as spouse and other family members, the priority service charges are Rs110,937/-.
Perhaps, a great majority of applicants erroneously refer UK priority visa as premium or express visa from Pakistan. Therefore, the UK premium or express visa fees are the same as that for the priority visa. Accordingly, the UK premium or express visa fee is Rs42,594/- and Rs110,937/- for non-settlement and settlement applications, respectively.
Perhaps, it is advisable to use UK priority service to fast track only a straightforward application from Pakistan. A straightforward application means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history. Moreover, purchasing priority service does not influence the result.
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