Uk Visa

  • Salman Khan gets UK visa, will start shooting for 'Kick' August 6, 2013

    Mumbai: After being denied the first time, actor Salman Khan has finally got the UK visa and he will be flying to London to shoot for upcoming film 'Kick'. "He will be flying to London," sources close to the actor told PTI. Salman would be leaving for London in a week's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 29, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • UK clarifies no final decision taken on visa bond June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The UK on Wednesday said no final decision has been taken on the new cash bond of Rs 2.75 lakh for obtaining British visa, which they intend to run as a pilot scheme, a day after India voiced its strong protests over the proposed move. Noting that UK...
  • Khurshid plays down UK visa bond issue, says it's just a proposal June 26, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has played down concerns over a new UK policy saying the requirement for a bond was still merely a proposal. ...
  • India seeks details from UK on hefty visa bond proposal June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There is growing tension between India and the UK over the 3,000 pound visa bond for high risk visitors including Indians, Nigerians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis. India is asking for more information on the bond. Sources in the British High Commission say that it's not a policy decision yet,...
  • India asks UK why no action is being taken against Lalit Modi May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India has asked the British government as to why it is not taking action against former IPL chief Lalit Modi who has sought refuge in London. Sources say Finance Minister P Chidambaram took up the issue of Lalit Modi during his meeting with the UK Chancellor of the...
  • Same-day visa for Indian investors: Cameron February 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Out to woo Indian businesses and students, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced his country would introduce same-day visa services for investors and said there would be no limit on the number of students from here studying there. "We have the biggest visa operations anywhere else in the...
  • UK faces drop in Indian students due to stringent visa policy January 12, 2013

    London: Britain's stringent norms in student visa has resulted in decline of number of Indian students in higher education by nearly a quarter last year. Students from India coming to study at UK schools and universities fell by 23.5 per cent overall, including a 28 per cent drop at postgraduate...
  • UK visa: Tuberculosis screening for Indians soon August 13, 2012

    London: From Thursday onwards, Indian citizens seeking to enter Britain for more than six months will need to be screened for tuberculosis before they are granted a visa, official sources said. The costs of screening and subsequent treatment will be met by those people applying to come into the UK, the...
  • New visa norm leads to fewer Indian students in UK July 20, 2012

    London: The new student visa system in Britain that was introduced to prevent abuse has led to a decline in the number of students coming from India, but the overall number of international students has not changed, according to a Home Office minister. "I accept there has been a decline in...
  • UK visa scam: 2 NRIs jailed for 11 years May 22, 2012

    London: Two men of Indian origin, who accumulated over 800,000 pounds from an immigration scam that involved setting up three bogus companies as fronts to help people stay in the UK illegally, have been jailed for 11 years. Solicitor Srinath Aredla, 39, and Santosh Koletti, 33 who lived in Hounslow, West...
  • Now, permanent settlement in UK gets tougher February 29, 2012

    London: For the first time, Britain is breaking the link between the number of years a migrant spends in the country and permanent settlement, by introducing a 35,000-pound annual salary threshold for those seeking to avail the privilege, a move that is likely to affect Indians. Until now, permanent settlement was...
  • UK probing NRI lecturer in visa scam October 5, 2011

    London: Britain's immigration officers have launched an investigation after an Indian-origin lecturer at a college was covertly filmed advising students how to cheat at MBA exams and exploit loopholes to obtain visas. Lecturer Surya Medicherla was filmed giving students tips on how to cheat in exams and how to deceive the...
  • UK announces changes in student visa system March 23, 2011

    New Delhi: In what could be a setback to many Indian students aspiring to study in Britain, the UK government has announced a major overhaul of the student visa system, tightening the entrance criteria and the post-study work route. There will be restrictions on work placements...
  • Muslim preacher set to challenge UK visa ban June 27, 2010

    Mumbai: Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is getting set to legally challenge his visa ban by the UK home secretary Theresa May. Zakir Naik's 5 year visa granted to him in July 2008 was revoked less than 12 hours before he was to fly to the UK and now Canada...
  • UK's new visa rule: work but can't settle April 6, 2010

    London: New visa rules will be introduced by the British government on Tuesday under which if a company transfers its employees to Britain then they won't be allowed to settle there. The new rule come into effect even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday called for the election on May...
  • Going to UK? Be ready for tough visa rules March 3, 2010

    If you are headed to the UK to study, brace yourselves for the new rules being enforced from Wednesday onward. Brush up your English and make sure you are going to a UK sponsored institute. New rules for student visas come into force from Wednesday. This comes after regional visa...
  • UK's visa halt in North India hurts genuine students October 2, 2010

    Chandigarh: Students wanting to go to the United Kingdom for higher studies from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal are a disappointed lot because the UK Border Agency has temporarily stopped accepting any new student visa applications from New Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh. This decision to not accept visa applications from 3 centres...
  • UK says stop after 650 pc rise in student visa pleas January 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The British High Commission has temporarily suspended acceptance of new visa applications of students with effect from February 1 in north India after a suspicious 650 per cent increase in student visa applications in three months. "From February 1, United Kingdom High Commission will stop accepting student visa applications...
  • Immigration scam in UK, 3 Indians jailed for 19 years June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Three persons of Indian origins have been sentenced to 19 years in jail after being embroiled in Britain's biggest visa scam. 44-year-old Jatinder Sharma, his wife Neelam Sharma and his accomplice Rakhi Shahi were found guilty of conducting visa and immigration fraud through counterfeit documents. The fraud was uncovered...