The U.K. recently announced that the 24-hour Super Priority Visa service will be available to customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
The 24-hour service, only available for U.K. visas, will be open to customers applying for the majority of visit visa and work visa categories.
In addition, the popular mobile biometric service, which allows customers to give their fingerprints and details to visa staff in offices, will be available at all 12 of the regions served by our visa application centres.
U.K. Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire said, "China is the U.K.'s largest visa market, and the number of business travellers and tourists we welcome continues to grow—demand for visitor visas increased by 40% in the last year alone.
"We already offer an excellent visa service in China and through the 24-hour visa service and the expansion of mobile biometrics, business visitors will be able to apply for their visas more quickly and easily.
"We want to make sure that we offer our Chinese customers a world-class service, and we will continue to make improvements so that our visa system is as efficient as possible, while at the same time protects British borders."
Please click here to read the full press release by the British Embassy Beijing and British Consulate-Generals in China.