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Indian Students Choose US visas over UK Tier 4 Visas says Sitharaman

11:54 03/03/2015
Strict UK visa rules are the reason Indian students are boycotting Britain and heading to the US instead says Nirmala Sitharaman, India's Commerce and Industry Minister. Sitharaman said: "There is a...

UK immigration's visa reforms are harming UK's soft power

15:47 07/04/2014
A report by a UK parliamentary committee has warned that the UK's Coalition government is harming the UK's standing in the world because of the changes it has made to the visa system. A report from...

UKBA to close biometric clinics on Borneo until 2013

11:40 13/09/2012
The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), one of the UK's immigration authorities, which has responsibility for visa applications made overseas, has said that it is to cease its mobile biometric...

UKBA opens mobile biometric unit for East Malaysians

12:37 08/08/2012
The UK Border Agency (UKBA ) has announced from 17 August they will introduce a mobile biometric clinic at British Council offices in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to enable visa applicants in East...

UKBA introduces priority visa service in Ghana

13:20 02/08/2012
The UK Border Agency has introduced a priority visa service in Ghana. The priority visa service is available to UK visa applicants who pay an additional fee to have their visa application placed at...

British Council to host Tier 4 visa seminars in India

15:22 29/06/2012
Following recent changes in UK Tier 4 student visas and other UK visa changes, the British Council will host several seminars for visa applicants in India. The British Council is a non-governmental...