I am applying for a UK tourist visa in the US, and I directly purchase the return label in the UPS rather than from the VFS, which I believe it's fine. But I just realized they might not accept "ground service" and I bought a UPS GROUND COMMERCIAL return label.

In their guidance for applying for the UK visa:

"To have your documents returned you must provide a fully addressed prepaid electronic shipping label (we cannot accept ground services and non-electronic waybills). Put your return shipping label and envelope inside the package, and keep a copy of the waybill for your records."

Did anybody have the same situation? Is that acceptable? Thank you.

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    Are you asking if the (pretty explicit) "we cannot accept ground services" in the guidance is wrong? – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Feb 20 at 19:30
  • Sorry for the late response, but I successfully received the passport and the visa. It seems like the type of return label does not matter. – Xu Liu Apr 8 at 16:41

Go return the label. You should be able to get a refund, as long as it has not been used to ship anything.

You can then get a 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air label.

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