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British Airways launches visa-linked offer for travellers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 22:45

After Indian carriers wooed the travellers with discounted fares, it is now the turn of foreign player British Airways (BA) to launch an offer which allows customers avail a discount that equals the cost of their six-month UK visa.

Britain considers visa auctions for millionaires

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:28

Visas to settle down in Britain could be auctioned to some of the wealthiest bidders under new proposals being considered by the UK government.

Britain considers dramatic visa fee hike; could hit India

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 22:47

The UK plans to significantly increase visa fees to plug a 50 million pound gap in its budget, a move that can hit Prime Minister David Cameron's efforts to boost student and business visits from countries like India.

Lord Bilimoria for easing of UK visa rules for Indian students

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 21:45

Expressing concern over the decline in the number of Indian students coming to study in UK universities, leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has asked the British government to remove students from the immigration figures and reintroduce the post-study work visa.

UK visas could be auctioned to overseas millionaires: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:55

UK visas may be auctioned off to overseas millionaires or "sold" in exchange for donations to hospitals and universities under new government proposals, a media report said today.

UK visas could be auctioned to overseas millionaires: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:23

UK visas may be auctioned off to overseas millionaires or "sold" in exchange for donations to hospitals and universities under new government proposals, a media report said on Thursday.

UK visa: Online payment must for Indians from Dec 16

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 18:50

All Indians seeking British visa will have to pay the visa fees online through debit or credit cards as other mode of payments such as cash or demand draft will be discontinued from December 16.

UK to launch fast-track visa service for business leaders

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:34

Around 100 wealthy foreigners will initially be invited to join a new bespoke visa service which the Home Office said will ensure their passage through the UK border system is swift and smooth.

India happy with UK move to scrap 3,000-pound visa bond scheme

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 16:46

Soon after media reports on the proposed visa bond scheme came to the Government's attention earlier this year, India responded promptly by raising the matter with the UK Government.

UK scraps contentious visa bond plan ahead of Cameron's visit

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 19:53

"The government has been considering whether we pilot a bond scheme that would deter people from overstaying their visa. We have decided not to proceed," a government spokesman said Monday.

UK visa bond: Britain to scrap proposed scheme

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:03

The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed.

Raise UK visa bond issue with Prince Charles: Assocham to Govt

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 15:25

Industry body Assocham has said it wants the controversial 3,000 pounds visa bond scheme for Indians visiting the UK to be abandoned and that the government should raise the issue with Prince Charles during his visit to India next month.