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UK witnesses 21% drop in study visas to Indians in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:37

The European country issued only 13,608 study visas to Indian nationals in 2013, which is 21 percent lower than the earlier year, it said.

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.

UK visa bond will apply to a few: British High Commissioner

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:44

However, even if the visa bond finally comes into force it will apply to a very small number of people, he said.

UK minister admits deadlock over visa bond scheme

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 20:08

UK home secretary Theresa May, the driving force behind plans to introduce a controversial 3,000 pound visa bond for visitors from certain countries including India, has admitted the scheme remains deadlocked due to coalition doubts.

UK Cabinet split over visa bonds for Indians

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 17:22

The divisions within Britain's Conservative-led coalition government have been exposed over the controversial plans to impose 3,000-pound visa bonds on visitors from countries like India.

No final decision by UK on 3000 pound visa bond for Indians

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 23:55

The UK has conveyed to India that there was no final decision on imposition of hefty 3000 pound visa bond for Indians.

UK visa bond: Legitimate travellers need not worry

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 23:00

Noting that Britain's new controversial 3,000 pounds VISA bond scheme is proposed for visitors from certain "high risk" countries, including India, a senior British diplomat on Wednesday said legitimate travellers need not worry.

UK's move for 3K-pound visa bond 'retrograde measure': Sharma

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 15:45

Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the British move for 3,000 pound visa bond from visitors of certain countries including India, would be a "retrograde measure", a "negative step" which should not be taken.

Visa bonds issue divides UK coalition

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 17:53

Britain's plan to introduce a controversial scheme of demanding a whopping 3,000 pounds visa bond from visitors from certain countries, including India, has divided the country's coalition government, with a senior minister terming the move as "very disappointing".