Deposit Rs 2 7 lakh bond for UK Visit Visa from November

Post November, Indians have to pay £3,000 as fee if they want to visit the Great Britain.

This is as per the plans finalized by the British home office. UK Home Office has taken this step to minimize immigration abuse.

New rule is applicable to: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana. Fee of Rs 2.7 lakhs (at the present exchange rate of Rs 90 for a pound) will be over and above all visa costs.

UK's Immigration & Asylum Act gives the Home Office the right to force such a financial security from temporary migrants, which would be forfeited if they fail to leave after the expiry of their visa.

“our immigration system is more selective, bringing down net migration from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands, while still welcoming the brightest and the best to Britain."

Asian nationals accounted for 273,927 (54%) of the 507,701 visas issued in 2012, with India and China each accounting for 15% of the total.

"The amounts would need to be proportionate - we mustn't penalise legitimate visa applicants who will struggle to get hold of the money. Visiting Britain to celebrate a family birth or a relative's graduation or wedding should not become entirely dependent on your ability to pay the security bond,"

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Posted On : 24 June,2013