Booking an appointment using Visa4UK
This page explains how to use the Visa4UK system to book an appointment at a visa application centre.
You must attend a visa application centre as part of your visa application. In many countries, you must book an appointment at the visa application centre. Appointments are usually available up to 12 weeks in advance, on a 'first come, first served' basis.
We cannot make special arrangements for groups of travellers to attend the visa application centre together. You will have greater choice of appointment times if you book in plenty of time before you intend to travel.
Use our Country finder to find out whether you must book your appointment using Visa4UK in your country. If so, you can book your appointment after you have submitted your application online.
To book, reschedule or cancel an appointment, you should:
go to the Existing applications login page;
enter your 'application security details' and your unique visa application number (GWF) - this number is in the confirmation email that we sent you when you saved or submitted your online application form; and
use the appointment options on the screen to book, reschedule or cancel an appointment.
If the calendar for appointments is greyed out
No appointments are available at your chosen visa application centre on any dates that are greyed out. If you want to book an appointment on one of those dates at that visa application centre, please save your application and return later to see whether any appointments have become available.
If you cannot get an appointment before you are due to travel
If there is more than one visa application centre in your country, you should see whether there are any suitable appointments at the other centre(s). If no alternative centres are available, you should book an appointment at a later time and return regularly to see whether any appointments have become available - if they do, you can reschedule your appointment. You can also contact the visa application centre, using the details provided on your appointment confirmation.
Can you change your appointment location?
If the visa application centre that you have selected is not suitable, you can book an appointment at a different centre. Log in to Visa4UK, select 'change you appointment' and then select 'change the location of your appointment'.
If you could not print or forgot to print your appointment confirmation
Depending on how your computer is configured, you may get an error when you try to print the confirmation. To recover a completed application, log in to Visa4UK. You will have the option to print your appointment confirmation again.