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UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS)

When you apply for a visa, settlement (‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’), or citizenship in the UK, you must also book an appointment to submit your biometric information with the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS).

This page has advice about application forms, payments, booking appointments, uploading documents, what to expect at your UKVCAS appointment, and how the RCN's Immigration Advice Service can support you.

Application forms

Most UKVI (UK Visa and Immigration) application forms must now be completed and submitted online, on the GOV.UK website.

The online application forms used for visa and citizenship applications made from within the UK are normally divided into the following sections: 

  1. Start
  2. Application
  3. Documents
  4. Declaration
  5. Pay
  6. Further actions

You will be able to partially complete the application, save your progress, and log back in to complete the application later.

If you do this, the link to enable you to log back into your partially completed application will be emailed either to you or to your legal adviser if you have stated on the application form that you have a legal adviser and have provided their contact details. Please note: You should only state that the RCN Immigration Advice Service is your legal adviser if we have explicitly agreed to represent you

We're here for you

If you're an RCN member needing advice on immigration matters, please contact the RCN Advice Team.