From today until 14 October 2016, 100 super priority appointments for Tier 4 applicants will be available at the UK’s visa application centres in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.
During the peak period, UKVI estimates that it is likely to receive up to 800 Tier 4 applications per day across China. If the 10 week trial is successful, super priority appointments for Tier 4 applicants could be made available on a permanent basis.
Dominique Hardy, Regional Director for UK Visas & Immigration, Asia Pacific, said: “The UK continues to welcome the brightest and best students from China who wish to study at our world-class institutions. The expansion of our super priority visa service to Tier 4 applicants is the latest in a series of changes we have made to create a quicker easier and even more convenient process for our customers.”
The new service follows a string of measures introduced by the Home Office to streamline the visa process for applicants in China. Three new visa application centres were opened in China in June and July.