VFS Global Premium Packages - Are They Faster?

Old Nov 1st 2020, 8:25 pm
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I (UK citizen) was just about to start the Family Visa application with my wife (US citizen) and just came across the involvement of vfsglobal.co.uk. Specifically, https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/us/en/premium-services/gold-premium-package

We're trying to figure out what handing over $1900 for a Gold Premium package would actually get us in terms of speed of outcome. Am I reading this right that we can skip the whole 3 - 12 week (ish) wait and get a next-day decision? So, for argument sake, we have an in-person interview in Chicago on Monday (when all necessary documentation is finalized and biometrics are taken), get a decision Tuesday/Wednesday, get my wife's passport couriered back in a day or three, and be in the UK the following week (assuming flights are booked)?

I understand Covid may interfere slightly here, but my point is we have no interest in someone hand holding us on scanning/uploading documents and paying fees online, we can do all that ourselves. But if this is some guarantee of skipping the line and being done in just a few days, then we'd consider giving it a whirl.

Anyone with experience of the above?


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Old Nov 2nd 2020, 2:55 am
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There’s no Gold Premium package for settlement applications - next day decisions simply aren’t available for this type of application. If you want a quicker decision then just opt for the Priority Visa service.

https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/us/en/pr...for-settlement
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There’s no Gold Premium package for settlement applications - next day decisions simply aren’t available for this type of application. If you want a quicker decision then just opt for the Priority Visa service.

https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/us/en/pr...for-settlement
Thanks. Do you, or anyone else on here, have experience of using this service? Did you feel it accelerated your application, and hence was worth the clams?
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Thanks. Do you, or anyone else on here, have experience of using this service? Did you feel it accelerated your application, and hence was worth the clams?
NOPE. NEVER again VFS. I did DIY when I applied for a visa first time and all went smoothly and I got a faster decision and now that I used their docs scanning service and ups and paid priority for VFS, I’m already past the timescale. I’m still waiting... I emailed customer service twice and no reply. It’s a hit or miss. You can’t get a guarantee on their service.
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