Islamabad: British government announces new visa system 8


The British government on Thursday announced its plans to modernise the short-term visa system. A statement issued by the British High Commission said that only British citizens and those with indefinite leave to remain would be able to sponsor family visit visas, but that they would have to become licensed sponsors before doing so. The statement added that sponsors would have to ensure that their visitors abide by visa terms and return to their home countries before the expiry of visa. It also warned that sponsors defying new arrangements would be barred from bringing anyone into the UK and could face fines of up to £5,000 or imprisonment in severe cases. The statement said the new rules do not change the definition of a family member, which includes spouses, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles and first cousins. It said that those who were not UK citizens or did not have an indefinite leave to remain but had a family member in the UK would be able to visit the country by applying for a normal six-month visit visa. The high commission also announced a new type of business visa which would offer a maximum stay of six months. It also announced British government’s plans for new arrangements for sportsmen and women and entertainers. The statement said the new arrangements would ensure speedy processing of ‘genuine applications’. staff report; Daily Times, 27/6/2008


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  • waqas yousaf

    i am waqas yousaf 25 years old male.main uk main aya hun on family visit 6 months visa.my sister and her family is citizen of britian.she live in london citizen.sister ka apna seprate house hai london city main.my sister is very rich family in uk.my brother in law is doing job in BANK OF AMERICA in london.i want marry with british citizen girl.i have my photo please contact me. vicky_prince47@yahoo.com
    on face book waqas yousaf.i belong to a good family.

  • waqas yousaf

    i am waqas yousaf 25 years old male.main uk main aya hun on family visit 6 months visa.my sister and her family is citizen of britian.she live in london citizen.sister ka apna seprate house hai london city main.my sister is very rich family in uk.my brother in law is doing job in BANK OF AMERICA in london.i want marry with british citizen girl.i have my photo please contact me.vicky_prince47@yahoo.com
    on face book waqas yousaf.i belong to a good family.

  • HALIMAH

    Hi im 18 years old and i got married before the law came out. Is their any chance that i can bring my husband over. And i have heard that the law is coming back to 18 in April is this true? can u plz reply back.

  • chantelle ali

    im 18 im wanted to apply for my husbands visa but heard that the law has changed i was married before the law came out and i have a child and find it hard to cope on my own please help any replies what i can do

  • Khalid Mehmood

    Dear Sirs,
    We want inform you that I have a genieun company and business of export.I have alreay get the transit visa of Uk But now,I have a mistake for second time for applying of transit visa.I have write in my travel should that I will go uk to mexico next day. so for this reason,visa officer my visa have cancelled.now. What will do for it my problum?.
    Waiting for your help and advisa.Thanks.
    Waiting your reply immedieatly.Regards.

  • zahid

    My mother application for  visit visa has been approved and allowed   Asylum AND IMMIGRATION TRIBUNAL
    LANGSTONE  NEWPORT
    NP18 2LX

    FCO NO 1536925
    please guide me where I have to apply now for visa

  • Shahbaz

    My age is over 21, but my wife belongs to Britan, is of 19 years, and wrer married before the law implimentation of 21 years age. Can we apply for a visa?

    Shahbaz sahib
    I am sorry; I don’t have the answer to your question but hope that someone else will respond. (Moderator)