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Applicants: Online appointment bookings in UK unavailable on 26 and 29 October and our 'apply online' service on 31 October

26 October 2012

Our online service to book appointments in the UK will be unavailable between 18:00 to 21:30 on Friday 26 October 2012, 19:30 to 22:00 on Monday 29 October 2012 and our 'apply online' service for applicants in the UK will be unavailable between 19:00 to 22:15 on 31 October 2012 while we carry out essential maintenance.

Applicants in the UK using our online service to book appointments, will not be able to book appointments online when it is unavailable.

This booking service is for applicants in the UK who wish to book an ap... pointment for a premium application at one of our public enquiry offices, or to give us their biometric information. Applicants in other countries can continue to book appointments in the usual way.

Applicants in the UK using our 'apply online' service, will not be able to submit applications, book appointments or pay for their applications online, or use our 'application form finder' tool when it is unavailable.

'Apply online' in the UK is the only service that will be affected. Applicants outside the UK will still be able to apply online using our Visa4UK service.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.