New UKBA Priority Postal Service
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has started a new priority postal service for Tier 2 migrants whereby they are aiming to give a decision to applicants within 10 working days of submission. This service was introduced on 8 October 2012 and at present there are 30 slots available daily.
At present, this service is available in London to those applicants who:
- Have previously applied for Leave to Remain in the UK;
- Have no other applications pending with the UKBA.
The three Post Offices participating in the pilot scheme are:
- Acton, 23/29 King Street, W3 9LD.
- Blackfriars, 52 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NN.
- Broadway, 1 Broadway, SW1H 0AX.
Please note that applicants wishing to use this service must be able to attend one of three Post Offices within two working days of the date of their biometric notification letter.
In order to use the service, applicants must first seek approval from UK Border Agency by completing form Appendix A which is found on their website and forward the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org Monday to Friday 8:30 AM onwards. Applicants will receive an automated response from the mailbox and successful applicants will be notified within 24 hours.
If successful, the applicant can register via the UKBA website to complete the application form. Once completed, the applicant is prompted to make an online payment. The cost of the service is the same as for standard postal applications. Following successful payment a PNN (personal notification number) is generated which should be e-mailed to email@example.com to allow the application to be identified.
For specific questions , please contact your Global Immigration professional at Hudson McKenzie, or email one of our UK Immigration Lawyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.