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UKVI launches Super Priority Visa (SPV) service in Jakarta

Those applying for a UK visa in Jakarta, Indonesia, will have the option of paying to get a faster decision on their application.

A Super Priority Visa (SPV) is an optional, paid service that customers in select locations around the world can purchase, in addition to the visa fee, to receive a faster decision on their visa application.

This is the first time customers in Jakarta will be able to take advantage of the optional service.

Customers who choose SPV will be able to receive a decision on their UK visa application by the end of the next working day, if your appointment is on a weekday. It could take 2 working days after your appointment, if your appointment is at the weekend or on a bank holiday.

Customers should be aware that it can take longer than 2 working days, for example if the Home Office needs to ask you for more information.

The fee for the Super Priority Visa Service is currently £1,000, plus the standard fee for the type of visa being applied for.

The processing time for a Standard UK visa is 15 working days, although this excludes evenings, weekends or national, public holidays, and in some instances applications may take longer.

The very latest visa decision waiting times for each visa category are published on This also includes additional information about the priority services for those applying outside of the UK.

British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste Dominic Jermey, said:

I am delighted the Super Priority Visa service is being launched in Jakarta. We expect this new service to be particularly useful for business, students and travellers in order to accommodate urgent requirements at very short notice. This is designed to give greater flexibility to our customers and underlines our strong commitment to make improvements to the visa services we offer for Indonesians travelling to the UK.

Additional information

You may get a refund of the priority service fee if you cancel your visa application. It depends on how you were told to prove your identity and what stage your application is at. You usually cannot get your money back when you’ve applied.

Published 2 April 2024