The UK Border offers a ‘super premium’ service for applications to extend wealthy migrant’s stay in the UK.
For a fee of £15,000 you can use the super premium service if you are applying to extend your stay in the UK under one of the following immigration categories:
- Tier 2 and Tier 4 of the points-based system; or
- categories using application forms FLR(M), FLR(BID) and FLR(BUS).
All of the above categories require you to obtain an identity card for foreign nationals (ICFN) as part of your application to extend your stay.
You can also use the service if you are applying to transfer your residence permit to a new passport using application form TOC.
The super premium service is not currently available to customers applying for an extension under a non-ICFN category, or applying for permanent residency or citizenship.
The fee for the service is £15,000, and includes fees relating to dependants.
Super premium facilities
In addition to standard services around considering an application and making a decision, the super premium service provides a number of additional facilities.
Your application forms and documentation will be collected by a Government Mail courier.
A UKBA officer will visit you to enrol your biometrics (fingerprints, photograph and signature):
- at a location of your choosing; and
- at a convenient time and date for you (between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday), with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice following initial contact.
They will make a decision on your application within 24 hours of the biometric enrolment.
How to apply for the super premium service
If you want to use this service, you should initially phone 020 8196 3893 or 020 8196 3892 to register your application. You will receive further instructions, and will be asked for additional information.
When you phone one of the numbers above, you must be ready to provide the following information:
- your full name, date of birth, nationality, address and (if known) Home Office reference number;
- the full name, date of birth, nationality, address and (if known) Home Office reference number of any dependants included on your application;
- the name, organisation, address and contact details of your representative (if you have one);
- contact details for the collection of your application form;
- the address and contact details for the biometric enrolment visit;
- the parking facilities available at the location for the biometric enrolment visit; and
- the facilities available for setting up equipment at the location for the biometric enrolment visit (see below).
If you want your biometrics to be enrolled at a residential address, you will need to provide details of any residents other than you and your dependants.
If you want your biometrics to be enrolled at an organisation’s address, you will need to provide the name of the organisation.
The mobile enrolment of biometrics uses a range of equipment, so the location for the visit will need to have:
- a private room with good light (either natural or electric lighting);
- a power supply; and
- a table or desk where equipment can be placed.
If you do not £15,000 to spend you will have to make do with the normal service!
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