After a little bit of drama in my Visa Application, i finally got a chance to have an appointment with VFS Global Bali at 10th July 2014. VFS Global is the only official institution which manages visa application centre for UK Visas and Immigration. VFS Global is where you submit your completed visa application form, supporting documents, biometric data also where you will interviewed and they will send all of it to the United Kingdom Embassy in your country.
This application submission is with a prior appointment only and you must do it all online in https://visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ (you must register with your email first). VFS Global in Indonesia have two application centres, in Jakarta (Kuningan City Mall, 2nd Floor, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 18 – Setiabudi, Kuningan Jakarta – 12940, Indonesia) and Bali (Benoa Square, 3rd Floor No. 7-9.3/A, Jalan Bypass I Gusti Ngurah Rai No 21A, Kedonganan Kuta, Bali – 80361, Indonesia). The fee for this UK Visa student application is £527 and you are required to pay an additional £59 if your submit your application in Bali.
My course is started on 4th October 2014. UK student visa only valid up to one month before the course and we could apply for this kind of visa 3 months before the course (in my case I should not apply before 4th of July and my visa valid from 4 September 2014). But i made a silly mistake. I applied at 30th June haha So I should made a refund for the payment I have made and fill in the application form all over again! sigh.
After made a new application, the appointment in Jakarta is full until 31 August! I almost have a heart attack. My friends said that the minimum process for student visa is 3 weeks to 1,5 months. I don’t think I have that much time. So I decided to booked an appointment in Bali (although i must paid several amounts of money). But thank god, my mom is willing to accompanied me, and of course, emm paid the flight fare and the hotel haha.
And here we go, after choosing the right time and the best fare for the flight, we decided to go on 9th July 2014 after the presidential election, have an appointment at VFS at 10th July 2014 and go home at the same day. Seems like a perfect plan!
We’d arrived at 4.00 PM in Denpasar and booked a car to go around Kuta or somewhere near. We decided to go to BeachWalk Kuta and walk around the mall. Oh, and doing a lot of “selfies”, of course :p
I booked one room for 1 day in a small hotel near Benoa Square (where VFS Global Bali located) called Coco De Heaven with a great deal from expedia. Oh, one more thing, the location is just a 5 mins walk! 🙂