22 March 2010
Manila now largest UK visa hub for Asia-Pacific
The British Embassy in Manila, Philippines, has recently opened a new UK visa application centre, the largest UK visa hub for the Asia-Pacific region.
United Kingdom’s Border Agency International Group Director Barbara Woodward said the UK Visa Application centre will process around 80,000 visa applications in Manila this year.
“I am delighted to be visiting the Philippines and seeing in detail the important work carried out in the British Embassy’s visa section. Our visa hub in Manila is now the largest in the Asia-Pacific region taking in applications from five different areas as well as Filipino applications,” said Woodward.
The British Embassy in Manila takes in visa applications not only from the Philippines but also from South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
However, new applications for a British passport from the Philippines are handled by the British Consulate in Hong Kong to ensure efficiency and security from fraudulence and tampering.
The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge UK Immigration applications with the British Embassy.