UK restores visa service in Karachi andLahore 28

ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission announced on Friday that its visa application centre (VAC) was reopening in Karachi, following a security review. The VACs were closed following the Marriott hotel suicide attack in which 53 people were killed including four foreigners.

Gerry’s International is reopening the Karachi VAC on October 8, and is aiming to reopen the Lahore VAC on October 13.

Access to VACs is restricted to those with an appointments only. VACs in Islamabad and Mirpur will remain closed, awaiting security upgrades.

The BHC has asked visa applicants to call the following numbers in order to make an appointment at their nearest VAC: 0900-10411 from a landline and 8865 from a mobile phone. app





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