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Nigella Lawson refused entry to US; asked to apply for Visa

16:24 10/04/2014
On Sunday 30th March, the celebrity chef Nigella Lawson boarded a plane for a holiday in the US. However, the US immigration authorities informed British Airways that Ms Lawson would not be allowed...

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...

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...

UK Immigration Staff - Strike Imminent

18:32 03/08/2009
It is expected that a two day strike amongst immigration and customs staff will begin on Wednesday 5 August. Unless agreement is reached before Wednesday, this is likely to cause delays for...

UK’s Home Office announces Cutting Edge Iris Recognition Technology to Modernize UK Border Control

14:05 15/06/2004
UK Immigration Minister Des Browne announced June 15 that the UK would soon revolutionize its immigration controls by rolling out hi-tech iris recognition systems to a number of key UK airports. The...