The UK Visa Application Centre in Colombo to Re-open

02 July 2020

The UK Visa Application Centre in Colombo is scheduled to re-open on 6th July 2020.

~ ~ Applicants who were unable to attend an earlier appointment, will be able to log into their account to book a new appointment.

~ ~ Applicants who have completed their application on GOV.UK, but didn’t previously book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre, can do so.

Safety is a high priority, so applicants visiting the UK Visa Application Centre will be requested to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks and / or be required to wear face masks, subject to local authority guidelines. 

Please note; Applicants must have an appointment to visit the UK Visa Application Centre, and we advise applicants to confirm their chosen centre remains open on the day of their appointment.

Applicants exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough or difficulty breathing will be helped to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

Please also be aware, that due to restrictions still in place globally, currently the following services are unavailable:

  1. Super Priority Visa
  2. Priority Visa Service (visit)
  3. Priority Visa for settlement or migration Service
  4. Walk-in services.

The UK Visa Application Centre strongly advise all applicants to purchase Courier Return of their documents, so they do not have to visit the UK Visa Application Centre again, after a decision is made.

If a decision has been made on your application, and are required to collect your passport from the UK Visa Application Centre, you will be contacted directly to arrange this.

There are new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the latest information before you travel at