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UK announces simplified visa process for Chinese applicants

17:10 24/10/2013
A senior minister in the UK government has announced measures to 'simplify' the procedure of applying for a UK visa for people from China. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was...

UK must 'look at Chinese visa issue' – Airline boss

15:34 02/10/2013
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Airlines Group, has said that the UK's visa regime is damaging trade and tourism with China. Mr Walsh told The Guardian newspaper 'The government...

Immigration responsible for much of UK population growth

13:36 13/08/2013
Newly released figures show that the UK's population rose by 419,900 in the year to June 2012. Of this rise, about 40% (165,000) was caused by immigration and the rest by a baby boom in the UK. But...

Budget cuts lead to lengthy queues at US immigration control

14:18 22/05/2013
Federal budget cuts in the US have caused lengthy queues at US airports because of a lack of immigration staff and it is likely that the problem will get worse over the busy summer months. Democrats...

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...

Air China Passengers can transit to US through Vancouver without Canadian Visa

16:50 29/02/2012
The Canadian government has announced that passengers with US Visas on Air China flights with connecting flights to the US via Vancouver no longer have to have transit visas. On 1 February 2012...