UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has released further information about its upcoming new Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VACS). While the Home Office promises a more streamlined, intuitive process, implementation delays are likely, and applicants considered higher risk are likely to be subject to stricter scrutiny.
The new service, provided by French outsourcing specialist Sopra Steria, was announced in May 2018.
On 11 October 2018, the Home Office published the latest statement of changes to the Immigration Rules.
Then, in information sent to stakeholders, UKVI described the features of the new service, which include “streamlined” online applications and secure digital submission of document copies and biometric information.
New Application System
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