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7 January 2010: Changes to the child visitor immigration rules from 1 January 2010. The changes apply to exchange or educational visits to a school in the UK for up to 6 months. For more information about the changes please visit the UK Border Agency website.
04 January 2010: British passport holders and dependent visa applications. If you, or any dependents you want to travel with, are applying for a first time British passport at the same time as applying for a UK settlement visa for a dependent relative, you are strongly advised to delay your UK dependent visa application until your British passport has been issued. First time British passport applications may take longer to process than a UK dependent visa. If you apply for both at the same time, then your UK visa may expire before you can travel and you may have to reapply and pay another fee.
21 December 2009: Update on settlement application processing times. The UK Border Agency is now pleased to inform customers that the backlog of settlement applications has been reduced. Most settlement applications will now be processed within 12 weeks.
30 November 2009: Fingerprint checks at the UK border. From 30 November 2009 the UK Border Agency is introducing fingerprint checks at the border for passengers with biometric UK visas. On arrival in the UK, passengers will have their fingerprints scanned at border control in addition to the normal checks that take place. The fingerprints provided will be checked to verify that the individual entering the UK is the same person who gave their biometric data when they applied for their visa. In the majority of cases the passenger’s right hand thumb and first finger will be used for the check. For more information about fingerprint checks and exemptions please visit the UK Border Agency website.
6 November 2009: Delays to settlement visa applications. There is currently a backlog of settlement applications which are currently taking 12 weeks or longer to process. The UK Border Agency is working hard to reduce this backlog. Please take this in to account when deciding when to make your settlement application or if you are waiting for a decision on your settlement visa application to be processed. If you have an enquiry about a settlement application, please send your email to UKHUB.PAKISTANGeneralEnquiries@fco.gov.uk .
30 October 2009: Beware of bogus websites! The UK Border Agency is the official UK Government authority providing information and guidance for visa applicants and for making decisions on visa applications for the UK. We operate through the official websites listed below. Please inform the UK Border Agency if you come across any bogus websites that have copied official branding, claim to be in partnership with us, ask for payments and claim to be able to obtain a visa for you.
UK Border Agency: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
UK Border Agency Visa Services: www.ukvisas.gov.uk
UK Border Agency Online Application Service (Visa4UK): www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk
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