The services mentioned here are optional. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the visa application centre only.
VFS Global is pleased to be able to offer an SMS service which updates customers in Sri Lanka on the progress of their UK visa application. The easy to use SMS service sends an automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text in English only. This is followed up with an automated email message to the applicant's email informing them of the status of their visa application. At the end of the process you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to your registered email address, informing you that the UK Border Agency has made a decision on your visa application and your documents have been returned by them.
This optional service can be purchased for LKR 270.00 (inclusive of VAT) at the time a customer submits the visa application. The form can be filled in before going to the application centre - Click Here
to download the SMS application form.
Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer
carefully before applying for this service
Courier Passport Delivery
Applicants can have their passport and documents delivered to their home or office by paying a courier charge. Charges are applicable based on your location within the Island, which has been divided into Zones. Please contact an officer at the visa application centre, for the courier request form and to find out the zone applicable to your address. The charges applicable are as follows:
|Zone 1, 2 & 3
|Zone 4 & 5
|Zone 6 & 7
There is a photo booth inside the visa application centre. The cost of 4 photographs (which meet the required specification for visa applications) is LKR 300.00.
There is a photocopier in the visa application centre. The cost of one copy (single or double-sided) is LKR 5.
Premium service lounge
The VFS Premium Service Lounge facility is optional and available at the visa application centre in Colombo. The premium lounge service includes:
||Separate lounge with personalized service by dedicated staff
|| Classy ambience with refreshments
||Faster submission of applications at the visa application centre
||SMS alert on the status of your application
||Photocopying service for your documents
Important note: Your visa will be processed and decided by the UK Border Agency.
Use of the premium service lounge does not affect the processing time or decision of your application.
What does it cost?
The premium service lounge facilities are charged at LKR.3750/- plus VAT. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.
How do I book?
Please use the contact details below to book an appointment