4,000 UK visa appeals cleared by British High Commission in Islamabad

- Posted in United Kingdom by Visa Bureauon 12 November 2009

British Home Office Minister Phil Woolas gave this information in response to a question raised by Lord Nazir Ahmed regarding UK Visa processing times in Islamabad and Abu Dhabi, and Woolas expressed his satisfaction at the good progress.

The Minister said historically there have been high volumes of appeals in settlement and family visitor categories in Islamabad (about 4,000 a month) which have posed challenges.

Woolas also talked of the tough checks introduced by the British Government around the world for anyone applying for a UK Visa.

“We will not cut corners in our checks as we clear this backlog and we keep the levels of checks under review to ensure we are responding adequately to the current level of threat,” he said. 

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