Glasgow (Scotland) Service and Support Centre
The in-country UK immigration application system is known as UKVCAS (UK Visa and Citizenship Application System). There are a number of UKVCAS service centres. You can read our overview of the current UK immigration application system here.
If you would like the assistance of White Rose Visas in preparing and presenting your application at the Glasgow Service and Support Centre (SSC), do get in touch. We welcome your questions and enquiries, and offer a free initial consultation. We have an excellent and long standing relationship with the staff at Glasgow SSC. Alternatively, you can book a premium appointment and attend the Glasgow SSC independently. For independent visitors, we hope that the following information and tips are useful.
Glasgow Service and Support Centre (SSC) is situated on round the corner from the Ibrox Stadium, home of Rangers FC. The full address is Festival Court 1, 200 Brand Street, Govan, Glasgow G51 1DH.
Glasgow SSC is open at 8am and closes at 5pm on Monday, Friday and Saturday. On a Wednesday, it stays open until 8pm.
Glasgow SSC is easily accessible from the Glasgow Central Station, taking around 15 minutes by taxi, which should cost no more than £10. Alternatively, you could catch the subway (from St Enoch SPT Station and departing at Cessnock Station) which takes around 20 minutes. This journey will cost approximately £2.50. It will take around 40 minutes to walk from Central Station.
When you enter the building you will go through security checks, your bags will be scanned and you will have to walk through a metal detector. They will ask you to remove your coat and belt, but not your shoes. You will be asked to remove any sharp items such as scissors, nail files or flammable materials such as lighters and perfume. You will be asked to leave them with security staff to collect on your way out. You will also be asked to open the cover of your mobile phone to check for concealed weapons. The use of mobile phones is permitted inside the building, and there are also pay phones available if you require them.
At times there can be queues to enter the building, so it is a good idea to bring warm clothing or sun hats for the children. It is allowable to leave the building and re-enter which can be useful if children are getting restless. There is a nice walk along the river, and if you cross over the bridge and walk onto The Wicker, there are shops, restaurants, a chemist and an internet cafe.
Staff at Glasgow SSC are extremely helpful and polite, and the experience should be enjoyable.
White Rose Visas are located in Sheffield, UK, which provides easy access to the same day visa service/ premium visa service at the Glasgow Service and Support Centre (SSC). All of White Rose Visa's premium clients are accompanied and assisted by one of our experienced, OISC-registered advisers on the day of the appointment. Clients from across the UK make use of this service, including from London, Birmingham and Manchester.