UK visa processing transferred to Croydon

- Posted in United Kingdom by Dominicon 02 January 2013

The UK Border Agency has announced that the processing of UK visa applications from many countries will now take place in Croydon, rather than individual international offices.

The UKBA has been plagued in recent months by reports of extensive backlogs and delays in processing applications, as well as poor exit controls. It is thoguht that by centralising all UK visa applications to one office, not only will such delays and lapses occur, but all applications will be processed by a single team, resulting in a much fairer and better balanced system.

The agency is releasing which countries will be affected the changes individually, so far the UKBA has included the following countries as eligible for visa processing in Croydon:

Croydon Processing 

  •  Passport holders of the following countries will have their UK visa applications processed in Croydon:
Estonia Finland
Norway  Sweden 

- Dominic Ladden-Powell is the Online Editor for the UK Visa Bureau.