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Changes to how you apply for a visa from outside the UK: 3 March to 16 March 2014

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The commercial partner (the company you deal with when applying for a UK visa) may be changing.

Other details, like the address of the visa application centre or its opening hours, may also change. We’ll update this page regularly as changes come in.


During March 2014, VFS Global will take over the operation of the visa application service in Australia.

New UK visa application centres will open in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. The British High Commission or British Consulates will no longer provide a visa biometric enrolment service.

Further information regarding these services can be found on the GOV.UK Australia website.


From 6 March, VFS Global will take over the operation of the biometric collection service at visa application centres in Canada.


601, 208 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 3B4


Manulife Place, 10180-101 St, Suite 3400
Edmonton AB T5J 3S4


343 Preston Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa ON K1S 1N4


Vancouver Oceanic Plaza, 1066 West Hastings Street, Suite 2000
Vancouver BC V6E 3X2


Purdy's Wharf - Tower One, 1959 Upper Water Street, 18th Floor
Halifax NS B3J 3N2

St Johns

Sheraton Hotel, Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square
St. John's NL A1C 3K2

Until 31 March 2014, for general queries related to visa applications, please continue to contact Worldbridge by telephone or email.


From 12 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of the visa application centre in Tripoli.


From 13 March 2014, Teleperformance Ltd will take over running the visa application centres in Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich.

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