UK introduces priority visa service in Nepal

UK introduces faster “Priority Visa” service in Nepal

Nov. 1, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -9 Oct. 25- 2013 (Kartik 08, 2070)

From 6 November 2013, customers in Nepal who apply for a UK visitor visa can request a brand new Priority Visa service. For an additional fee of NPR 7000/- (including taxes), the Home Office will expedite the visa application and return the documents in 6 working days.

 Customers may request this service if they are applying for a visitor visa (excluding student visas) and have travelled without difficulty in the last five years to one of the following countries: UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or a Schengen country.

According to the press release of British Embassy, customers can book an appointment online by visiting:

 Customers are advised to schedule an appointment in advance as there is a limited allocation of Priority Visa slots each day. Customers with a normal online appointment may avail the Priority service without a separate appointment only if there are unallocated slots available.

 British ambassador to Nepal Andy Sparkes said,“I warmly welcome the introduction of the Priority Visa Service in Nepal. The United Kingdom remains very much open for genuine travellers. I hope that eligible business and leisure visitors – particularly those with long-standing ties of friendship with the UK -  will make full use of this service, which will reduce the application time to six working days.”

 Tom Greig, Regional Director for UK Visas and Immigration Central Asia, South Asia and Turkey said, 'The UK is keen to attract the brightest and best talent from around the world.  Our aim in introducing the Priority Visa service in Kathmandu is to make the process of applying for a UK visa as quick and convenient as possible for our Nepalese customers.'


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