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Fast Track

Fast Track service

This is a premium service for individuals or organisations who require urgently the Visas and Nationality Service, a Statement of Comparability, and/or an English Language Assessment, in 24 or 48 hours (+ delivery time).

For legal advisers, immigration advisers, and other organisations using the Visas and Nationality Service, go to the corporate service page for Fast Track information and prices – do not use the online application process for individuals.

How to apply

You can apply online for the Visas and Nationality Service, a Statement of Comparability or an English Language Assessment - you will be presented with the Fast Track option during the application process.

You only need to pay for the Fast Track service once, even if you order more than one of the above services.

You can also apply by post – include a covering letter and state clearly that you wish to use the Fast Track service. Provide your contact details.

Read the important payment information below.


The additional cost for the Fast Track Service is:

  • £164.00 + VAT* (£196.80) for a 24 hour service; or
  • £114.00 + VAT* (£136.80) for a 48 hour service.

These prices are on top of the normal, standard service fee. If you are applying online, the extra cost will be added and shown at the Checkout stage of your application.

Payment for UK NARIC's Fast Track service will only be accepted by debit/credit card or postal order.

Before you pay, send all your qualification documentation to us. It will be checked by a UK NARIC Information Officer – this is prioritised for Fast Track applications. You can make your payment as soon as your documents are confirmed by us as complete and correct. As soon as payment is received, your application is processed.

The cost of fast postage is included in the Fast Track price. There is no additional postage/delivery charge, unless you choose delivery by DHL courier (which costs an additional £80.00).

How long does it take?

Note: the 24/48-hour service time does not include postage/delivery time. The 24/48-hour service processing time is counted from when your payment is received.


If your delivery address is within the United Kingdom, your UK NARIC documents will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™** service, which guarantees delivery before 1.00pm the next working day***. If your delivery address is outside the United Kingdom, your UK NARIC documents will be sent by Royal Mail International Signed For™, which requires a signature upon delivery.

We can also send your documents via DHL for an additional £80.00. If you need this, please send us a message through the user portal immediately after you have submitted your application.

*VAT is payable within the EU.

** This service requires a signature upon delivery. Restrictions apply on some UK postcodes. See the Royal Mail website for further details.

***Working days are Monday - Friday (except Public and Bank Holidays)