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United Kingdom Transit Visa New York
10-12 Business Days
Learn more about the government fees, entry, and validity options for
United Kingdom Transit Visas
These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for a United Kingdom Transit visa in New York
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
A valid visa and passport are required unless you meet certain exemptions. The exemptions DO NOT apply if you pass through immigration, stay overnight or change airline or airport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Original Alien Registration Card (Green Card) -or- Original U.S Visa (If the U.S Visa is in an expired passport then the expired passport has to be submitted with the current passport)
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. A copy of onward destination visas(if applicable) is required The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
Original Letter of Employment stating that the applicant is an employee of the company and is in good standing. The letter must indicate the dates for which leave was approved and the intended date of return to the company.
A copy of your hotel confirmation(s) is required. A letter from the inviting family member or friend is required if they are providing accommodations to the applicant.
Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in United Kingdom such as pay stubs, travelers cheques and/or three months of your most recent bank statements. Please submit original copies of any documents provided.
Travel Document Systems can submit United Kingdom visa applications for priority service 10+ business day processing only.
This requires an Additional priority service processing fee (determined by nationality) payable to the UK government that must be paid online directly through the VFS Global website. This "Priority Processing Fee" is in addition to the visa fee paid directly on the visa application form.
Click here to enter VFS Global visa application payment website, select the United States as the country of residence and your visa category.
The payment receipt from VFS Global must be included with the visa application materials.
Your visa application form (below) must be completed prior to processing the Priority processing fee.
Applications submitted directly to the UK government for a visa process without priority service take on average 20+ business days to be issued.
This Priority Processing Fee is required for traveldocs to be able to assist you, however it does not guarantee 10+ business processing as the UK consulate reserves the right to take additional time at their discretion.
The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web based visa application form.
Complete and sign one visa application form.
Applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay visa fees online.
Once you have completed your visa application on GOV.UK, you will need to select whether you want to attend one of our Premium Application Centers or Temporary Enrolment Locations to provide your biometric information (fingerprints and photograph). To attend a VFS Global Premium Application Centre, you will need to purchase a Bronze Package.
Please note: once you have selected the type of center to attend for your biometric appointment on GOV.UK, you will not be able to alter your selection without cancelling your application and starting a new one.
After selecting the type of center you wish to attend, you will directed to the VFS Global website to https://visa.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/gbr/your-appointment
The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.
Please send the visa application and supporting documents to Travel Document Systems New York office for expedited processing.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a United Kingdom Transit visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122
Urgent applications for a United Kingdom Transit visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.