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Blackstone Law Associates

Home Office introduced super premium service for certain types of visa applications from 06 April 2010. For a fee of GBP 15,000 an UKBA officer will visit you at a location of your choice to process your visa application in the UK. You will then provide your biometric information which consists of your fingerprints and photograph. This is probably the highest fee ever charged by UK immigration for one of their services. As an alternative to the regular Postal or Premium applications, you are able to use the Home Office's 'Super Premium' visa application service.

The advantage of this service is that Home Office's case workers visit you at a time of your choice. As the Home Office comes to you, you therefore save the time that you would have had to spend travelling to, and waiting at, a Premium Service Centre. We will schedule a courier who will collect your application forms and documentation.

You will attend our office or we can schedule the Home Office officers to visit you to enrol your biometric information (fingerprints and facial photograph) and obtain your signature; and Home Office will make a decision on your application within 24 hours of enrolling your biometric information.

How does it work

Blackstone Law Associates will arrange the visit by the Home Office at a location of your choice and at a convenient time for you (between 10:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday). To request or amend a visit you must give us at least 3 working days’ notice.

What is required on the appointment date?

Home Office use a range of equipment to enrol your biometric information, the location for the visit must have:

  • A private room with good light (either natural or electric lighting);
  • A power supply; and
  • A table or desk where equipment can be placed.

Home Office will confirm your appointment slot within 2 working days of the initial contact form being received. All applicants that are providing their biometric information must arrive on time for their appointment.

The super-premium service is a mobile service.

It means that:

  • A courier will collect your application forms and documents
  • Premium service staff will visit you to get your biometric information (fingerprints and photo) and your signature

Who can use this service?

You must be in the UK and applying to:

  • Extend your stay (known as ‘limited leave to remain’)
  • Settle permanently (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)

You can use this service for 4 main applicants and a maximum of 10 people per visit.

You can’t use the super-premium service if you’re applying for a registration certificate.


The fee for this service is £10,500 per visit, plus the premium service fee for your application type.

Applications considered

  • Tier 1 Investor Application (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 1 General (ILR)
  • Tier 2 General (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 2 Minister of Religion (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 2 Sportsperson (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 2 ICT (Switching/Extension/ILR)
  • Domestic Worker Visa (Extension/ILR)
  • UK Ancestry (Extension/ILR)
  • Tier 5 Charity Workers (Extension Applications)
  • Tier 5 Creative & Sporting (Switching/Extension)
  • Tier 5 Religious Workers (Extension Applications)
  • FLR (M) & FLR (FP) Applications
  • Tier 4 General Students (Switching/Extension)
  • TOC Application
  • NTL Application

When you can't use the service

Applicants under the following visa schemes cannot use premium service or super premium service:

  • a business person, innovator, sole representative or investor
  • a Turkish business person
  • a self-employed lawyer
  • applying under Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)
  • applying under Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
  • applying under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
  • a seaman
  • a Gurkha
  • a retired person of independent means
  • an elderly dependant
  • someone whose case is complex because of personal circumstances
  • someone whose case isn’t covered by the Immigration Rules
  • sponsored by a member of staff at a premium service centre
  • applying for a Home Office travel document
  • applying for naturalisation or registration as a UK national

Need a legal advice?

UK immigration law is extremely complex and constantly changes. The UKVI has strict criteria relating to different types of visa. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from an expert UK immigration lawyer to make sure your application is successful, first time. We will guide you through every step of the process, putting you in the best place possible to get a good result.

Why choose Blackstone Law Associates?

Competitive Fixed Pricing

We offer a fixed price service, this means the price you are quoted does not change; We work on fixed fees basis unlike other firms who charge you for each and every call and letter.

Dedicated Lawyer with Direct Access

You will have direct access to our qualified lawyers, with in-depth knowledge of UK Immigration law. Upon instructing us you will be allocated an experienced lawyer who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.

Expert Advice

Immigration laws in the UK change frequently. Our team of lawyers are trained and are kept up to date on all the latest developments. We have a combined wealth of knowledge and experience. Our expert immigration lawyers can provide advice and the best possible option available for you.

Highest Success Rate

We are proud to claim that through our wealth of knowledge and experience we are able achieve the results that are needed. Our expert Lawyers put their full efforts in your case as we strongly believe in getting for you what you want.

What to do next?

To arrange a free initial consultation

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