UK Visa

Statement on UK Visa Applications in Pakistan

The British High Commission yesterday issued a statement about the UK visa application process, including the current processing times, and a warning about the activities of unscrupulous agents.

“We decided to make this announcement because we are aware that unscrupulous agents are exploiting some applicants and giving them misleading visa information. These agents are taking money to arrange appointments at the visa application centres and encouraging applicants to submit fraudulent applications. It is important that our customers know that there is no charge for appointments and fraudulent applications will be refused and mean longer processing times for everyone” said Director of Visa Services, Peter Chaplin.

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Pakistani Students find route to Britain easier

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* Report claims easiest way to obtain student visa to Britain is by
securing letter of admission from British university

LAHORE: Families in the northwestern region of Pakistan have said that there is a growing trend of sending their sons to Britain, largely because of the ease of the gaining admission in obscure colleges there.

According to a report published in The Times, young people living in Pakistan have great incentive to move to Britain as it offers them freedom from family shackles and the prospect of financial gain. The existence in Britain of large Urdu-speaking communities is further incentive, it added, noting that the only barrier used to be the problem of entry.Read More »Pakistani Students find route to Britain easier

Student visas used to purchase permanent passage to UK

LONDON: A wave of nervousness has swept across thousands of Pakistanis who are here on student visas, following the arrest on Wednesday of some of their country men suspected of being involved in plotting terror activities in Britain.


Last year alone 9,300 students entered the UK from Pakistan.


Many Pakistani youngsters in search of greener pastures and who can afford it, use the UK’s student visa facility to purchase permanent passage to Britain.

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Rawalpindi: Students updated on new UK visa rules

Noor Aftab
A seminar on ‘New Student Visa Rules and Scholarship Opportunities in the UK’ was held here on Thursday to provide students with complete and updated information about rules and procedures for securing admission in the UK universities.

The seminar was organised by Falcon Education and Consultancy Services (private) Limited (FECS) in which a large number of students, educationists and deans and directors of various institutions participated with great interest. The services of FECS are completely free for all students from Pakistan. These services were recognised by the government when Syed Abidi was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) by the president of Pakistan in 2008.

While giving a presentation, FECS CEO Syed Abidi explained in detail through power point slides the changes made by the UK Border Agency, especially focusing on TIER 4 Student Visa, which has replaced the old system on March 31, 2009. Read More »Rawalpindi: Students updated on new UK visa rules

LAHORE: Presentation on new UK student visa policy

A RENOWNED education consultant giving a presentation on salient features of New UK Visa Rules on Wednesday explained in detail the new Points Based System TIER 4 Student Visa.

The event titled “New Student Visa Rules & Scholarship Opportunities in UK” was organised by Falcon Education & Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd at a five star hotel in which students, academics, heads of educational institutions and people from various walks of life participated.

The educationalist, Syed Abidi said, “The new system if implemented in true spirit will weed out non-genuine students and facilitate bonafide students without the support of agents or consultants.”Read More »LAHORE: Presentation on new UK student visa policy

New student immigration system set to launch in the UK on 31st March 2009

The UK Government today announced the go-live date for the student tier of its new points-based system for migration.

From 31st March, students looking to study in the UK can apply for their visa through the new points-based system which will streamline the Student visa application process.

Under the new transparent system, students will need to prove that they have been accepted onto a course run by a UK Border Agency (UKBA) licensed education institution, prove that they have the means to support themselves and supply their biometric details at their local visa application centre.Read More »New student immigration system set to launch in the UK on 31st March 2009

ISLAMABAD: UK extends points-based visa system

The British government on Thursday announced the extension of the Points Based System for United Kingdom visas to include business visitors, the British High Commission said in a statement.

“Under new rules, those wishing to come to the UK on business for up to six months must apply for a dedicated new business visa and prove that they will be carrying out business-related activity,” it said.Read More »ISLAMABAD: UK extends points-based visa system