The UK Visa application centre in Libya has been closed, with applicants directed to monitor the British Embassy website for more information.
23 February 2011
UK Visa application centre in Libya temporarily closed
To ensure the safety of applications and staff during the current security situation in Libya, the UK Visa application centre in Tripoli has been temporarily closed.
Applicants from Libya are advised to check the UK Border Agency website for details of the impact on UK Visa services, alternative application arrangements and regular updates.
Further information and updates on the current situation in Libya can be found on the British Embassy Tripoli website.
The Prime Minister David Cameron said the situation in Libya was "very dangerous" and the government was doing everything possible to help the 500 Britons stranded in the country.
Most of the 3,500 Britons living in Libya are believed to have already left but a number are stranded at Tripoli airport with no immediate flights out. A special charter plane is being sent to Tripoli and the UK has deployed a frigate to international waters off the coast of the country if further help is needed.
There are fears of further violence after Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi vowed to fight to his "last drop of blood" rather than leave the country.
The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their UK immigration applications to the British Embassy.