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Please consider listed below consulate closures, service availability and critical changes to visa application process and/or requirements when applying for your visas. Contact us should you need help with planning your visa applications.

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Critical changes to application process or visa requirements
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Changes to application process and visa requirements

RUSSIA - SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO VISA APPLICATION FORM
With immediate effect, Russian consulate will only accept new application forms, which are significantly different to the current version. We are updating our order form to reflect the changes and reaching out to those applicant who have pending applications to update their forms. Please contact us should you need any help with the new application form.

SAUDI ARABIA - PASSPORT REQUIREMENT
Passports submitted to the consulate must now have at least 2 facing each other pages.

CHINA - PROOF OF UK RESIDENCY FOR EU NATIONALS REVOKED
EU nationals no longer need to show proof of UK residency when applying for Chinese visas.

ANGOLA - NEW PASSPORT REQUIREMETNS
Passports must have 4 consecutive blank pages. How to renew your passport.

CANADA - EVISAS ARE NOW MANDATORY
Those nationals who previously were allowed to travel visa free to Canada, including UK nationals, must now have eVisa approved before boarding the flight. Apply for your eVisa.

USA - NEW PHOTO REQUIREMENTS
Wearing glasses is no longer allowed for US visa applications. As a general advise we recommend not to wear glasses for visa applications at all. More on photo standards and guidance on making digital photos yourself here.

 

Service updates

AnyVisa Office
Please see the Contact Us page for our general opening hours along with location and contact details.

Bike Couriers
As a general rule, bike couriers are extremely busy on Fridays with deliveries stretching for hours.  

Royal Mail
Service as normal

DHL and International Couriers
Service as normal

 

Consulate Closings

Most consulates will be closed during Christmas and New Year public holidays, which will extend processing times of submitted applications by the number of days a consulate is closed. Contact us should you need help with planning your applications.

Angola
Closed every Wednesday; Monday-Tuesday submission only; Thursday-Friday collection only
22/12/2017 - 04/01/2018; last submission for odinary visas - 07/12/2017 standard service; 14/12/2017 express service

Algeria
Closed on Mondays

Bangladesh
Not reported

Belarus
Closed every Wednesday

Brazil
Not reported

China
25/12/2017, 26/12/2017

Congo (DRC)
Normal service applications are released by the consulate only on Wednesdays and Fridays

France
25/12/2017-26/12/2017

India
25/12/2017-26/12/2017

Kazakhstan
Closed every Wednesday

Russia
London, Edinburgh, Manchester
01/01/2018-08/01/2018
23/02/2018
08-09/03/2018
30/04/2018-02/05/2018; 09/05/2018
11-12/06/2018
05/11/2018

Additional closing dates for Manchester
25/12/2017-26/12/2017
02/04/2018
28/05/2017
27/08/2018
25-26/12/2018

Saudi Arabia
25/12/2017-01/01/2018
Last submission 21/12/2017; Collection on 22/12/2017

Sierra Leone
Closed every Friday

Turkmenistan
Closed on Wednesdays

Thailand
25/12/2017-26/12/2017

 

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