Visa Application Center for England / Great Britain in Kiev: opening hours, map, procedures, official website.
Very often we receive calls from those wishing to obtain UK visa on their own in Ukraine. Lots of the applicants are in confusion, since they cannot find the contacts of the UK Visa Application Center in Kiev, as well as the address, information on what documents need to be provided, etc. It is also a mistake to look for contact phone of the British Embassy in Ukraine to apply for a visa, since it has nothing to do with issuing visas directly. TLS is only a place where you can submit the documents which will be transited to the UK consulate department. Managers of the Visa Centre have nothing to do with the requirments or processing of your documents. They are a "transit" organisation.
And the point is not in those who want to get a visa, but the fact that the official UK Visa Application Center in Kiev does not really have a phone number and that's not in their list of duties to provide a formal list of documents for the UK visas applicants. Moreover, the Visa Center employs Russian-speaking staff, whose task is to accept the documents and biometrics only. Visa center employees do not provide advice on documents, do not check the documents that you want to submit. The Visa Application Center staff are authorized to accept the papers you brought, take your fingerprints and photograph you. Further, all your data is sent for processing to independent visa officers in the UK, since the visa center in Ukraine is not related to decision making.
To ask questions regarding UK Visa for Ukraine citizens feel free to contact PROSTO - VISA Agency immigration manager and get advice on the selection of the type of visa, documents and costs:
WhatsApp / Viber available: 094-822-8634
What is the procedure applying for a British visa for Ukrainians?
The procedure for submitting documents to the UK Visa Application Center in Kiev is as follows: first of all applicant should fill in an online application form, collect a package of documents that you consider necessary to apply for a visa in accordance with the purpose of your trip, get the documents translated and verified, sign up for submission, and submit biometric data on the specified date of submission and submit documents to the Visa Center in Kiev.
There is no interview required for the UK visa short term applications. Some of the longer visa types involve an personal interview. Sometimes you may get a phone call from an English visa officer while your documents are being processed. So, for example, when applying for a Spouse visa, be prepared that you may have an interview by phone, but at the unpredictable moment.
A typical list of documents for a visa to the UK can be found here: Typical documents and requirments for the short term tourist visa.
Where is the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Ukraine?
Only the UK Visa Application Center in Kiev, Ukraine operates to receive visa applications and biometrics from the applicants. The consular department in which the visa officer make decisions is located in London, UK. This nuance is the main difficulty, because the visa officer will not interview you, but makes a visa decision solely on the basis of the documents you submitted. Therefore, it is extremely important to initially collect the correct and most complete package of documents in your particular case, since at the UK Visa Center in Kiev you can even accept a simple application form with a photo and send it for consideration, but this certainly does not mean that you will get a visa approved.
Often, applicants for an English visa are looking for the website of the Embassy of England / Great Britain in Ukraine, thinking that the employees of the Embassy of England process applications for obtaining a visa, and that visa documents must be submitted there. But this is wrong. The Embassy of England / Great Britain in Ukraine does not deal with visa issues for Ukrainians and does not accept visa documents. The reception of documents is exclusively handled by the Visa Application Center of the British Embassy in Kiev which is an external contracted organisation. If you need the embassy on issues not related to visas, the address of the British / British Embassy: Kiev, Desyatinnaya Street, 9.
Contacts, phone number and email of the British Embassy in Kiev: +38 (044) 490 36 60; +38 (044) 490 36 62;
Why documents for the UK visa are being processed up to 15 working days?
The fact that the visa officer is in London can explained long standard terms for processing visa documents (for all short-term types of visas up to 15 working days), a vignette with a visa that needs to be stuck in your passports must be delivered to Ukraine after a decision is made.
How to check UK visa status?
You should keep in mind that UK Visa Application Center in Kiev, nor the consulate or embassy, sends a notification if a decision on your visa was positive and visa approved or not. When your passport is ready for collection the notification comes by e-mail, it is still not always correct, in some cases may be delayed.
Therefore, we advise you to take care in advance about how you will receive a foreign passport after the documents have been submited.
How to collect your passport from the Visa Application Center after making a UK visa decision?
Since there is only one UK Visa Application Center in Ukraine, Kiev, it is not very convinient for the applicants not residing in Kiev to come to get a passport in person, especially not knowing exactly whether visa has being issued yet or not.
Therefore, PROSTO-VISA Agency provides the service of obtaining a passport at the Visa Application Center. Employees of the Prosto-Visa visa agency are at the UK Visa Application Center every day and check all ready passports for colelction and send documents by courier delivery service throughout Ukraine if they are ready. If necessary, our visa manager can immediately check the decision on the visa and inform you instantly, check the correctness of the data on the spot. To use this service, you need to write a request to the email address: [email protected] and our visa manager will immediately send you information about what is needed to obtain your passport or to obtain a British visa if you are just going to submit documents or already pplied and need help receiving passport.
Where is the UK Visa Application Center in Ukraine?
UK Visa Application Center address: Ukraine Kiev, str. Glybochitskaya 4.
Opening hours: hours of receiving documents from the applicants is open from 9:00 to 15:30 by prior registration.
Visa Center is open for returning the documents from 8:30 to 16:00.
The nearest metro station: metro Lukyanovskaya. How to get there: from the metro 5 minutes walk along Melnikova street to the intersection with st. Glybochitskaya, the UK Visa Center in Ukraine itself is located in the Artyom Business Center on the 1st floor.
For advice by phone on all urgent matters, please contact the Visa Agency.
Visa center phone number Prosto-Visa: +380944-822-8634
Visa Centre of Great Britain in Kiev on the map and photos?
A new online service system was introduced in July 2017. It is no longer possible to ask questions by email. Applicants can send all formal written questions through a paid online form, the cost of one application is £ 5.485. The answer comes within 2 business days. The content of the response is usually standardized and contains links to standard pages on the gov.uk website, meanwhile immigration Visa Agency consultants can help in real time.
Our team, visa managers, consultants and translators are always happy to assist with obtaining a visa to the UK of any type, filling out an application form, preparing and submitting documents, an certified translations for a visa:
- 094-822-8634 / Viber / WhatsApp
Author: PROSTO-VISA AGENCY
Last update as of: 2020-07-07