Changes to the UKBA visa decision-making process in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Today, UKBA announced changes to the visa decision-making process in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In the framework of UKBA’s on-shoring programme of the visa decision-making process, in January 2013, visa decision-making will move from the UKBA offices in these countries to UKBA’s Hub in Croydon. In other words, you follow the usual visa application procedures, but your application and documents will be forwarded to ECOs (visa officers) in Croydon, UK for decision. Please remember to submit English translations of all supporting documents. UKBA advises that certified translations are not required as translations are checked for accuracy by UK Border Agency staff in Croydon.

Denmark: From 7 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Denmark will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. If you are applying from Denmark, you may experience minor service disruption on 7 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading the online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Denmark will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Denmark, please click here.

Estonia: From 7 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Estonia will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. If you are applying from Estonia, you may experience minor service disruption on 7 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading the online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Estonia will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Estonia, please click here.

Finland: From 7 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Finland will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. If you are applying from Finland, you may experience minor service disruption on 7 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading the online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Finland will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Finland, please click here.

Iceland: From 14 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Iceland will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. You may experience minor service disruption between Tuesday 8 January and Monday 14 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading their online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Iceland will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Iceland, please click here.

Norway: From 7 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Norway will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. You may experience minor service disruption on 7 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading their online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Norway will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Norway, please click here.

Sweden: From 14 January 2013 all UK visa applications submitted in Sweden will be decided on at the UK Border Agency regional hub in Croydon. You may experience minor service disruption between Tuesday 8 January and Monday 14 January 2013 whilst UKBA is upgrading their online application and appointment system. The visa application process for customers in Sweden will not change. To read UKBA’s official announcement of this change for Sweden, please click here.

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