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UK Visitor Visa? Asian and African nations need to pay cash bond.

2/7/2013 | BBSNetting

There are plans to introduce new system for those who are seeking UK visas from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana to place a cash bond from the month of November, 2013 by the UK Government. The UK Government is considering these people as "high risk" and will have to pay a £3,000 "cash bond" to enter Britain under a pilot scheme to be introduced by Theresa May, the home secretary.

This is like the one which will look like as the Australian style visa system where visitors to Australia require a relative or government official to provide a guarantee, in the form of a bond, which requires the visitor to leave the country before their visa expires.

Already Government officials from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana had shown their disapproval against this act along with general public and the media.

The pilot plan will be placed against the travelers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana where visitors from these countries who are aged over 18 and who seek a six-month tourist visas will have to pay the £3,000 from November 2013. The UK official says the fund will used against those who overstay and to recovers costs, if a foreign national has used our public services, According to the officials these countries were selected due to the fact they were issued with high volume of visitors visas last year. Six month visas were issued to 296,000 Indians, 101,000 to Nigerians and 14,000 each from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Usually 2.2 million visas are issued each year by the home office and there are no plans to put his plan against EU visitors. According to officials, the £3,000 bond is not an entry fee, and that those applicants who are willing to pay will not be guaranteed that they will get the entry visas.

Source: Travel World.

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