Today (April 2nd 2019), my family had an appointment at USCIS ASC Washington location. At the appointment, we were told that ASC has suspended the processing of UK visa biometrics until further notice. We have a Schengen visa appointment date on April 29th so now we are not sure what our options are.
Due to unanticipated events we are unable to accept UK visa applicants at this time. We are working closely with the UK to resolve this and hope to begin processing again soon. Affected customers should monitor the following web page, which will provide an alert when service has been restored, at which point you will be able to return to this ASC to complete your appointment.
- Does anyone know what these unanticipated events are?
- Do we have any other option to fast track UK visa?
And I am curious why we've received this updated only through some third party vendor (VFS global) and not through an official UK communication channel.
We used the VFS Bronze package on 10th April 2019.
UPDATE 2: Received email from VFS that our passports are shipped(06th May 2019). Hopefully, we will receive it tomorrow.
UPDATE 3: The issue was resolved long back and ASC now schedules the appointments.