UK visa from Philippines: FAQs, application fee and timelines!

UK visa application from VFS Manila and Cebu centres PhilippinesThis guidance aims at providing an overview of all types of UK entry clearance visa applications from the Philippines in 2019. Accordingly, the post provides the details of all types of UK visa application fees and cost in Philippine Peso ((₱) and US$ from the Philippines, especially for Filipino citizens and nationals applying for the UK tourist, family and business visitor visa for the very first time.  In fact, the post also tries to answer faqs relating to the UK visa requirements, processing time and refusal rates from the Philippines. And also explain the usefulness of UK visa priority and VFS Global user-pay premium services from Manila and Cebu application centre in the Philippines. Therefore, the post covers the following topics:

  1. How many Philippines nationals apply for a UK visa every year?
  2. UK visitor visa fee and processing time from the Philippines
  3. UK spouse visa fees and processing time for the Philippines
  4. PBS Tier 1 application charges
  5. Application charges for Tier 2, 4 and 5
  6. Application fees for other types of UK work visa from the Philippines
  7. Additional FAQs relating to UK visa from the Philippines in 2019

Moreover, for case processing and representation contact specialist immigration solicitors.

1) How many Filipino nationals apply for a UK visa every year?

Perhaps, approximately every year more than 71-78K Filipinos apply for a UK entry clearance visa. During 2018-19, the Philippines nationals have been granted a UK visa in all the broad categories i.e. temporary visits, spouse and family settlement, study and work.

UK visa applications from the Philippines Apr-Jun 2019

During the April-June 2019 quarter, 25,576 Filipino nationals applied for a UK entry clearance visa application. Accordingly, 24,939 applications of the Philippines nationals resolved during the April-June 2019 quarter. And 22,677 visas granted, 2,166 applications refused. Moreover, 96 applications withdrawn and no application lapsed during the quarter. Accordingly, so far the UK visa success and refusal rate for Filipinos during 2019 has been 90.93% and 8.69%, respectively.

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UK visa applications from the Philippines 2019

Total decisions during 2016-18

In fact, during 2016-18 the total number of decisions made on the applications from the Philippines hovers in the range of 71-77K.

UK visa grants to Filipino citizens in 2016-18

Evidently, during 2016-18 the number of UK visa grants to Filipino nationals hovers in the range of 63-70K.

UK visa success rate for the Philippines nationals during 2016-18

In fact, the UK visa success rate for Filipino nationals remained quite stable during the 3 year period and is approx 89%.

No. of refused applications during 2016-18

Evidently, during 2016-18 the number of applications refused for the Filipino nationals hovers in the range of 7.5K per year. Moreover, the average UK visa refusal rate from the Philippines has remained approximately around 10% during the preceding 3 years.

UK visa application from the Philippines
Year 2016 2017 2018
UK visa refusal rate for Philippines citizens 9.95% 10.10% 9.84%
UK Visa Applications made by Filipino nationals 71,705 76,929 78,482
No. of decisions 71,209 76,918 77,998
UK visa grants to Philippines citizens 63,912 68,881 70,076
No. of applications refused 7,087 7,768 7,674
No of applications withdrawn 209 268 246
Lapsed 1 1 2
UK visa success rate for Filipino nationals 89.75% 89.55% 89.84%

Types of UK visa grants to Filipino nationals

In fact, during 2018, 70,076 Filipino nationals were granted a UK visa in the following broad and sub-categories:

  1. Visitor Visa: 43,925
  2. Transit: 8,503
  3. Short-Term Study: 249
  4. Family Settlement: 1,493
  5. Dependant joining or accompanying: 51
  6. EEA Family Permit: 638
  7. PBS Tier 1: 7
  8. PBS Tier 2: 3,966
  9. Tier 4 Student: 396
  10. PBS Tier 5: 158
  11. Non-PBS Domestic workers in private households: 10,270
  12. Non-PBS Other permit-free employment: 20
  13. Other permit-free employment not allocated: 23
  14. Certificate of entitlement to right of abode (Main apps): 131
  15. Other Settlement (indefinite leave): 12
  16. Other temporary visas: 234

Finally, to know the details of applications from other countries please refer to Egypt, Ghana, India, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and USA.

2) UK visitor visa fee and processing time from the Philippines

In fact, Filipino citizens and nationals applying for a UK visa need to pay the online application charges in US Dollars. However, most of the Filipinos like to know an approximate equivalent in Philippine Peso (₱). Therefore, the following sections of the post provide the details of the latest UK visa fees from the Philippines in 2019: Price in Philippine Peso (₱) and US Dollars. And also the details of the UK visa processing time from Manila and Cebu, Philippines.

Please note the application charges are usually revised once every year. Therefore, the charges in GBP remain the same during 2019. However, due to exchange rate fluctuations, the UK Visa Fees in Philippine Peso (₱) may vary during the year. The exchanges rate used for computing application charges in this post is ₱51/40 to a US$.

UK standard visitor visa fee from the Philippines

Apparently, Filipino nationals can apply for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa from the Philippines. Perhaps, the most common and popular application is for 6 months standard visitor visa. The UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for 6 months application is ₱6,219 ($121). Moreover, the UK visa cost from the Philippines in 2019 for 2, 5 and 10 years applications are ₱23,592, ₱42,764 and ₱53,713, respectively.

6 months visa charges with priority service

Quite clearly, the UK visa fees from the Philippines in 2019 for 6 months with priority service is ₱20,611 i.e. application cost ₱6,219 plus the priority service charges of ₱14,392. Please note: the charges are non-refundable!

2-year visa application cost with priority service

In fact, the UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for 2 years with priority service is ₱37,984 i.e. application cost ₱23,592 plus the priority service charges of ₱14,392.

5-year visa charges with priority service

The UK visa price Philippines 2019 for 5 years with priority service is ₱57,156 i.e. application fees ₱42,764 plus the priority service cost of ₱14,392.

10-year visa application charges with priority service

Finally, the UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for 10 years with priority service is ₱68,105 i.e. application cost ₱53,713 plus the priority service charges of ₱14,392.

Private medical treatment

Accordingly, the UK visa application fees in Philippine Peso for more than 6 months but less than 11 months private medical treatment visa is ₱12,387 ($241).

Visiting academics

Moreover, the application charges for visiting academic visa for more than 6 months but less than 12 months is ₱12,387 ($241).

Marriage visitor visa

Evidently, the UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for the UK marriage visitor visa is ₱6,219 ($121).

Permitted paid engagement

Furthermore, the UK application cost for permitted paid engagement (PPE) from the Philippines in 2019 is ₱6,219 ($121).

Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)

The application charges under Approved Destination Scheme (ADS) for visiting the UK in a Chinese tour group are ₱6,219 ($121).

Transit

Apparently, the UK transit visa fees in Philippine Peso for direct airside and landside transit visa is ₱2,261 ($44) and ₱4,163 ($81), respectively. And also ₱4,163 ($81) for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft.

What is the UK transit visa processing time from the Philippines?

In fact, the average UK transit visa application processing time from Manila and Cebu, Philippines is usually within 7-10 working days. However, quite a few UK transit visa applications from the Philippines are even processed within 2-5 working days. Therefore, if you are applying for a UK transit visa from the Philippines then may expect a result at the most within 2 weeks time!

Short-term study visa

Moreover, the UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for the short term student visa (aka student visitor visa) for up to six months in Philippine Peso is ₱6,322 ($123). However, the UK visa application cost Philippines 2019 for a short term study visa up to 11 months is ₱12,130 ($236).

UK visitor visa fee Philippines 2019

UK visitor visa fee Philippines 2019/20

How to apply for the UK visit visa from the Philippines?

A Filipino national can apply online for any type of UK visitor visa application in the Philippines. Therefore, no paper application form is required. Moreover, applicants can read questions in languages other than English. However, can only fill the UK visa online application form in English.

Moreover, after selecting a language for reading the questions, an applicant needs to select the Philippines, as the country of application if an applicant is applying from inside the Philippines. Perhaps, if a Philippines passport holder is applying from some other country then needs to select that particular country. And also need to provide the details of the permission to reside in that country.

How to submit UK visa application in the Philippines?

An applicant needs to attend an appointment at the following application centres in the Philippines for submitting the application form with supporting documents:

  1. VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., Mezzanine Floor Unit M01, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Avenue Extension Makati City, Metro Manila 1231
  2. VFS Global Services Philippines Private Inc., 9th Floor, Keppel Center, Unit 905, Samar Loop, cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000

When can I apply for a UK visitor visa from the Philippines?

In fact, a Filipino national can apply for a UK visitor visa application 3 months prior to the intended visit. For instance, if a Filipino national wish 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 Manila and Cebu from Sept 15, 2019, onwards. However, Filipino nationals usually submit a UK visitor visa application 3-6 weeks prior to the scheduled visit as the processing time for most of the applications submitted at VFS Manila and Cebu is 10-15 working days.

Do applicants really require to submit any photographs?

No, Filipino nationals don’t need to submit any photographs with their UK visa application in the Philippines. 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.

So, what is the new procedure for the photograph?

In fact, the staff of the VFS Global application centres in the Philippines takes an electronic photo of the applicant at the time of application submission. Moreover, the staff of UKVAC in Manila and Cebu, Philippines, 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.

What are the UK visa documents requirements from the Philippines?

Quite clearly, the requirements for submitting supporting documents with the UK visa application for Filipino citizens is the same as that for any other visa national. Therefore, an applicant applying for UK visa from the Philippines needs to submit the following types of documents at the visa application centre:

  1. Print out of the UK visa online application form
  2. Current valid Philippines passport
  3. Previous Philippines 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 the Philippines
  8. Telephone or mobile number
  9. Business/Employment details
  10. Tax registration certificate
  11. Tax returns
  12. Bank statements
  13. Salary slips (for employed persons)
  14. Marriage certificate, if applicable
  15. Family certificate, if applicable
  16. Conveyance/Mortgage Deed or Rental Agreement of the address in the Philippines
  17. Evidence of assets

Moreover, for further details please refer to UK Visitor Visa Sponsor Documents: Trip Cost & Maintenance Funds.

What’s the average UK visa processing time for the Philippines?

In terms with UKVI’s service standard for the UK visitor visa processing time from the Philippines is to decide 90%, 98% and 100% within 15, 30 and 60 working days. However, the UK visa Philippines priority timeline is 5-7 days for a straightforward case. Perhaps, only a very few visit visa applications from the Philippines take more than 15-30 working days (or 3-6 weeks) for a decision.

How Filipino nationals can fast track UK visitor visa?

In fact, a Filipino national can fast track a UK visitor visa application from the Philippines by purchasing the priority service, which cost ₱14,392 (US$280). Apparently, the UKVI’s service standard for priority non-settlement visa applications is 5 working days or 1 week for applications from the Philippines.

Who can use the priority service from the Philippines?

Perhaps, the priority service is usually for a straightforward case. However, even if you don’t have a straightforward case then no one is going to stop you from not purchasing the service!

How popular is UK priority visa service in the Philippines?

Apparently, depending on the type of visitor visa application, the UK visa processing time from Manila, Philippines during the month of May 2019 indicates that 16-55% of the visitor visa applications are processed within 5 working days. Perhaps, the UK priority visa service is more popular for the processing of business visitor visa than for other types of visit visa applications from the Philippines.

Does the priority service guarantee anything?

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!

What if you experience delays in processing?

Perhaps, at times only a fraction of the applications from the Philippines might experience delays in processing. Apparently, there could be a number of different reasons for delays in UK visa processing.

What if the UK visa application gets refused from Philippine?

Certainly, there is no right of appeal against the refusal of a UK visitor visa application from the Philippines. However, a Filipino national has the option of either re-applying or filing an immigration judicial review against the refusal.

3) UK spouse visa cost and processing time from the Philippines

The details of the UK spouse and family settlement visa application cost and processing time from the Philippines also for dependant family members joining are as under:

UK spouse visa fees from the Philippines 2019

Evidently, the UK visa fees for Filipino nationals in 2019 is ₱99,459 ($1,935) for a spouse, civil, unmarried and same-sex partner entry clearance applications from the Philippines. Moreover, the UK embassy fees 2019 in the Philippines are the same for a fiancé(e), proposed civil partner, parent of a child, and dependant child applications under Appendix FM.

UK settlement priority visa fees from the Philippines

The UK spouse visa fees with priority service from the Philippines in 2019 is 136,878 i.e. UK spouse visa cost ₱99,459 plus the settlement priority service charges of ₱37,419.

Who should use the priority service?

Furthermore, the settlement priority visa service is for a straightforward case. Therefore, Filipino nationals with past refusals, adverse immigration history and complex circumstances may not opt for the priority service. However, if your case is not straightforward, you can purchase the priority service at your own risk and cost!

What is the UK spouse visa processing time from the Philippines?

Perhaps, the UK spouse settlement visa processing time for applications submitted at VFS Manila and Cebu centre in the Philippines is usually 60-90 days. Apparently, the priority settlement visa processing time in most of the straightforward cases is 30 days or 6 weeks. For instance, in May 2019,  38% of the UK spouse settlement visa applications from Manila, Philippines, were processed within 30 days. And 93% and 100% of the applications decided within 60 and 90 days, respectively. However, at times, for some complex UK family and spouse settlement visa applications from the Philippines, it may more than 90 days or even more than 120 days!

Other dependant family members

Furthermore, the UK embassy fees 2019 for an Adult Dependant Relative application from the Philippines is ₱212,282 ($4,130). In fact, in the context of ADR, a dependant family member means an applicant, who requires care, such as a parent, grandparent, brother or sister and son or daughter aged 18 years or over.

Returning residents

Apparently, the UK visa fees from the Phillipiness in 2019 for returning residents are ₱33,718 (US$656).

Refugee dependant relative

Furthermore, the UK embassy fees 2019 for a refugee dependant relative from the Philippines is ₱25,340 ($493).

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UK spouse visa fees in Philippine Peso (₱) 2019/20

Application fee: family reunion for asylum seekers

Apparently, there is no fee for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). However, the UK visa fee Philippines 2019 for the post-flight non-settled person is ₱99,459 ($1,935). Moreover, the application charges for the family reunion – other dependent relatives – is ₱25,340 ($493).

Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces

Moreover, the application charges for Filipino nationals for settlement of current and former members of HM armed forces and their dependants is ₱99,459 ($1,935) 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

Family Members of EEA and Swiss nationals

Please note there are no application charges for a family member of an EEA/Swiss national for applying EEA family permit and EUSS family.

What is the EEA family permits timeline from the Philippines?

Perhaps, a majority of the EEA family permit applications from the VFS Manila and Cebu, Philippines, conclude within 10-30 working days. However, at times, only a very few EEA applications from the Philippines may take more than 60 working days before the final decision!

4) UK Tier 1 visa cost and processing time from the Philippines

The details of UK Tier 1 visa application fees and embassy processing time from the Philippines in 2019 are as under:

Tier 1 Investor

Accordingly, the UK Tier 1 Investor visa application fees for entry clearance applications from the Philippines in 2019 is ₱105,986 ($2,062) for main applicants and dependants.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

The UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for Tier 1 Entrepreneur entry clearance applications is ₱66,665 ($1,297). However, from March 29, 2019, the Innovator visa has replaced PBS Tier 1 entrepreneur.

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

Furthermore, the UK Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur entry clearance fees for Filipino nationals is ₱23,695 ($461). Evidently, the start-up visa under Appendix W has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur for fresh applications from July 6, 2019.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Apparently, the charges for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent  Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant for the Filipino nationals is ₱29,760 ($579).

Stage 2 Tier 1 exceptional talent application

Moreover, Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 entry clearance application for the main applicant costs ₱9,920 (US$193).

Subsequent application

Furthermore, the UK visa application fees from the Philippines for Tier 1 exceptional talent subsequent and dependants is ₱39,732 ($773).

Tier 1 General and PSW – dependant applicants only

Apparently, the UK visa fees in Philippine Peso for Tier General and PSW dependant applicants are ₱66,665 ($1,297) and ₱39,475 ($768), respectively. Please note both these routes are closed for main applicants.

Tier 1 application charges in Philippine Peso (₱) 2019/20

Tier 1 application charges in Philippine Peso (₱) 2019/20

What is the UK Tier 1 visa processing time from the Philippines?

Perhaps, only a few Filipino nationals make Tier 1 visa applications from the Philippines. However, the usual processing time for Tier 1 applications is 15-30 working days.

5) Tier 2, 4 and 5 applications from the Philippines

The details of UK Tier 2, 4 and 5 visa application fees and processing time from the Philippines are as under:

What is the UK embassy work visa fees in the Philippines?

Perhaps, the Tier 2 visa application cost is generally referred to as UK embassy work visa fees in Philippine Peso. Moreover, the Tier 2 visa application fees from the Philippines is also erroneously referred to as UK work permit fees in Philippine Peso. Please note: PBS Tier 2 replaced the UK work permit route in 2008. Moreover, 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 US$70/- (£55) applies to PBS main applicants.

Tier 2

Accordingly, the UK Tier 2 visa fees Philippines 2019 for Tier 2 General, ICT – LT Staff, Sportsperson and Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less, is ₱39,732 ($775).

Fees for CoS for more than 3 years

Moreover, the UK visa cost Philippines 2019 for Tier 2 General and ICT – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years, is ₱79,670 ($1,550).

Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee

Apparently, the UK work visa fees from the Philippines 2019 for Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee is ₱31,508 ($613) for the main and dependant applicants.

Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation

The UK work visa fees for the Philippines passport holders in 2019 for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is ₱30,326 ($590) for main and dependant applicants, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.

Fees for CoS for more than 3 years

The UK work visa fees for the Philippines passport holders for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is ₱60,600 ($1,179)where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of 3 years or more, respectively.

Tier 2 visa charges for Filipino nationals 2019/20

Tier 2 application charges in Philippine Peso (₱) 2019/20

What is the Tier 2 visa processing time from the Philippines?

Perhaps, the average UK visa processing time for Tier 2 applications from Manila and Cebu, Philippines is normally 2-3 weeks. However, a few applications conclude even within 5 working days or 1 week. Please refer: Tier 2 priority service for details.

Tier 4 student

The UK visa fee Philippines 2019 for Tier 4 students and their dependants is ₱22,718 ($442). Moreover, the application cost of student visa application is the same for the Bailiwick of Gurnsey or Bailiwick of Jersey.

Tier 4 student priority visa from the Philippines 2019

The UK visa fee Philippines 2019 for a Tier 4 student application with priority service is ₱37,110 ($722) i.e. application charges ₱22,718 ($442) plus the priority service cost of ₱14,392 ($280).

Parent of a Tier 4 child visa

Moreover, the UK visa application cost Philippines 2019 for Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) is ₱33,718 ($656).

Tier 5

The UK visa application fees Philippines 2019 for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is ₱15,934 ($310) for Charity Worker, Creative and sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement.

6) Fees for other types of UK work visas for Filipino nationals

The details of the charges for other work categories are as under:

Startup and innovator visa

The UK embassy fees from the Philippines in 2019 for the innovator visa is ₱66,665 ($1,297). Moreover, the UK visa cost Philippines 2019 for start-up visa is ₱23,695 ($461). However, if applicable, the charges are subject to a CESC discount of £55 for the main applicant.

Ancestry visa

Moreover, the UK ancestry visa fees for Filipino nationals is ₱33,718 (US$656).

Representative of an overseas business

Furthermore, the cost of a representative of overseas business and dependants application is ₱39,732 ($775)Moreover, the application cost is the same for an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.

Domestic worker in private household

Apparently, the charges for an overseas domestic worker in a private household is ₱33,718 (US$656).

Exemptions

There is no application fee for

  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
UK visa fee other work categories for Filipino nationals 2019

Charges for other work categories in the Philippines

Right of abode – certificate of entitlement

The UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for the Right of abode – certificate of entitlement is ₱25,340 ($493).

Transfer of conditions (vignette transfer)

Moreover, the fees for vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) is ₱10,074 ($196).

Single-entry visa to replace BRP

Apparently, the UK visa fees Philippines 2019 for Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit is ₱10,074 ($196).

Enquiry service charges

Furthermore, the cost of UK visa enquiry service for knowing the application status is ₱359 ($7)  and ₱103 ($2) for International Contact Centre Email Service (per query) and Telephone Helpline (per minute), respectively.

Registered traveller

The cost of registered travellers is ₱3,290 ($64) and ₱1,542 ($30) for an adult and child, respectively. Moreover, the cost of registration of new documents is ₱1,285 ($25).

7) Additional FAQs relating to UK visa from the Philippines 2019

This covers a few faqs relating to application charges and premium services from the Philippines, especially for the first time tourist and family visitor visa applicants.

What is the UK child visitors visa fees Philippines 2019?

Apparently, the application fee for infants and children is the same as that for adults. Therefore, the application charges for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visit visa application for infants and children are also ₱6,219, ₱23,592, ₱42,764 and ₱53,713, respectively.

What is the UK tourist visa fees for Filipino nationals?

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 Philippine Peso is ₱6,219 ($121). Moreover, at times applicants also refer the UK 6 months visitor visa as England or London visit visa from the Philippines. Perhaps, a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor for tourism and family purpose. Accordingly, the UK tourist visa fees from the Philippines for 2, 5 and 10 years visa application is ₱23,592 ($459), ₱42,764 ($832) and ₱53,713 ($1,045), respectively.

How much is the UK business visa fees Philippines 2019?

Certainly, apart from tourism and family, visiting the UK for a business purpose is quite frequent from the Philippines. Accordingly, the UK business visa fee from the Philippines for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is ₱6,219 ($121), ₱23,592 ($459), ₱42,764 ($832) and ₱53,713 ($1,045), respectively.

What is the UK priority visa fee for Filipino nationals?

Apparently, the fee for Priority non-settlement and settlement (spouse) service in the Philippines is ₱14,392 ($280) and ₱37,419 ($728), respectively. Moreover, the price of 24-hour same-day super-priority service in the Philippines is ₱62,451 ($1,215). If an application is straightforward and the applicant can afford the priority visa charges to fast-track settlement or non-settlement application then it is advisable to opt for the priority or super-priority service from the Philippines. However, the priority service does not affect or influence the outcome of the decision.

How much does Gold Premium Package cost in the Philippines?

Evidently, the cost of the VFS Global Gold Premium Package in the Philippines is PHP8,862 ($172). And the package includes the following services:

  1. Walk-in Without Appointment for applying for a visa without advance appointment booking
  2. Courier Service for getting passport delivered directly at home or office after processing
  3. Premium Lounge for comfort and convenience at the time of submitting the application
  4. SMS Service for getting instant visa application updates on the mobile
  5. Get free Vodafone Sim Card at the VFS Global application centre
  6. Document Scanning Assistance for speedy scanning of the application and supporting documents

What is the difference between Silver and Gold Package?

Furthermore, the Silver premium package cost PHP6,093. And includes all the services that Gold Package includes, apart from the Premium Lounge. Therefore, it is a cheaper replacement for the Gold Premium Package!

Is there any other premium package available?

Yes, there is also a Bronze Premium Package available, which cost PHP1,283. However, the package only includes 3 services viz.

  1. Courier Service
  2. SMS Service
  3. Document Scanning Assistance

UK visa personalised service fees from the Philippines

Moreover, there is also a Personalized Service, which cost PHP5,400. And includes Application and Documents Check service- apart from Walk-in Without Appointment, Courier Service, SMS Service and Document Scanning Assistance. Evidently, this package is for those applicants who are not very sure of their documents!

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