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Obtaining a Z Visa in UK fast

 
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nathrodgers



Joined: 20 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Obtaining a Z Visa in UK fast Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with how long the business of getting a visa is...

I have all my documents now sent by the Chinese university I am set to work at. I also have my medical form from the UK. However, I have not booked my flight yet, as I am not sure when I will be going based on how long things are taking.

At present I have a visa appt booked at the the London embassy for next Monday. Things will then take another 4 days before I get the visa...

My question is this: Are then any good agencies or firms that could help me through this process faster, but without costing me the earth?

Thanks, Nathan
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vikeologist



Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 536

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why would it itake 4 days? If you have an appointment next Monday, and do the express service, your visa will be ready 9am Wednesday morning, as long as you've booked your appointment in the morning. Otherwise 9am on Thursday.
(The 3 or 4 working days includes the day you hand in the application).

Anyway, I'm fairly crtain that you can walk into the visa centre and hand in your application without an appointment. It will take longer for you to see someone, but it's do-able. It depends how early you can get to London in the morning, (because you need to hand in the application before 12 for express service. If you get there before your appointment, they'll see you earlier, so don't daly around needlessly waiting for your appointed time.

basically, if you can get to the centre tomorrow at 9, you can be on a plane Thursday lunchtime (in theory. I'm not actually recomending that you push the rushing envelope quite that far)

In any case, if you make sure that you have everything you need, you can go in next Monday, pick it up on thursday and fly on Friday.

Your Uni and the local PSB may be incompetent, but the London Visa centre has their s**t together.
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Shroob



Joined: 02 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my visa in one day, I used the express service. It was very easy, turn up, hand over the documents and money. Come back later that day and collect.
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