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Airline boss says UK immigration system is putting off foreign businesspeople

14:04 15/04/2013
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Airlines has warned that the UK's visa system is deterring foreign businesspeople from travelling to the UK. Mr Walsh was addressing the World...

Groups urge governments to provide better migrant worker protection

18:54 19/04/2012
International immigrants rights groups have called on labor ministers of 19 Asian and Middle Eastern countries to push for further protections for migrant workers. Specifically, they urged local...

No UK visa processing in Iran due to embassy closure

16:18 02/12/2011
The UK Border Agency announced they will no longer be processing visas at the application centre at the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran and the entire embassy will be closed until further notice. "We...

Visas to UK will soon carry fingerprint data

18:17 09/08/2006
• Watch This Video Travelers hoping to visit the United Kingdom are likely to have to give their fingerprints in future, as officials are working towards introducing biometric visas. The plan to...

UK – Temporary suspension of visa services in UAE

17:56 04/11/2004
Following the announcement of the death of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the British Embassies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be closed to...