Effective June 1, 2020, certain UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Centers will reopen overseas.  UKVI centers overseas are partnered with two providers, TLScontact and VFS Global.  Foreign nationals who had a previous appointment booked may now book a new appointment beginning May 26, 2020.

The following service points will reopen on June 1, 2020:

  • Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney (Australia)
  • Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai (China)
  • Suva (Fiji)
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Bangkok (Thailand)

Service points will be working at a reduced capacity. It is recommended to purchase a return courier in order to avoid returning to the center.  Those that show symptoms of COVID-19 should reschedule their appointment.

Those who may be affected are encouraged to contact an immigration specialist for case-specific advice.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.