I need to apply for a UK visa. The earliest appointment in any Northern California USCIS is not until mid June, and I am leaving mid July. On the UK.gov visa page, they say that it takes 3 to 5 weeks for the visa to be approved.
I have found two ways to get it more quickly:
- Apply at VFS center in San Francisco with bronze package at $410
- Fly out to Southern California to do the biometrics in one of the offices
If I were to choose the bronze package, will this include biometrics at the VFS office? Does this also include courier costs to and from the UK NY consulate? How long does this take from the time I have the appointment to my getting my passport back?
Another possibility is go for a walk-in at the local USCIS. Will they even let me come in & get the biometrics done?