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Overview

UK Visitor Visa generally is granted for upto 1 year. Visitors are not permitted to work on this visa and are expected to leave UK before the visa expires. Applicants can visit UK along with their dependents and children.
Applications are made through the VFS and personal interviews are rarely called for. The key to a successful application is genuine intent to visit, accurate documentation & forms.

Eligibility

To apply for the UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa the following eligibility criteria should be met
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they possess sufficient funds to support themselves and their family for the entire period of their visit.
  • Applicants must not intend to seek or undertake a job.
  • Applicants should have no criminal record and intend to strictly comply with the laws of the country.
  • Applicants may be required to undergo medical examination.
  • Applicants who might stay either with their relatives or friends should also provide invitation letter.
  • Applicants of certain countries may need a temporary resident visa

Basic Features of the UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa

  • The UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa allows you to travel throughout UK and visit UK’s many attractions
  • You can visit family and friends
  • Visitors can also register for short courses relating to courses of areas of general interest, or to learn English or French.
  • Visitors can meet with prospective employers or recruiters in pursuit of employment opportunities
  • Visitors are strictly not permitted to work on a UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa as this is illegal.

Spouse and dependents

Spouse, common law partner and dependent children over 18 years of age are required to apply individually for their own visiting visas and meet the appropriate criteria.

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Visa Fee

Entertainer visitors
Visa application fee
(INR)
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)
8400
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)
29200
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)
53700
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)
77400
Family visitors
Visa application fee
(INR)
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)
8400
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)
29200
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)
53700
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)
77400
Visitors for marriage or civil partnership
Visa application fee
(INR)
Marriage or civil partnership
8400
Visitors for private medical treatment
Visa application fee
(INR)
Private medical treatment
8400

A US visa interview will now be a two-day affair instead of just one, the US consulate announced on Wednesday evening.

Officials said spreading out the process over two days would make it smoother and faster.

The changes in the visa proceedings have been brought to effect from Wednesday.

Photographs will be clicked and fingerprints collected on the first day. The second day will be reserved for the interview.

“On the first day, a person applying for the visa will have to visit the offsite facilitation centre to get the photograph clicked and give his fingerprints,” said Lauren B. Armenise, vice-consul, Consulate General of the US, in Calcutta. “The second visit will be made to the consulate for the interview.”

Spliting the process will make it less cumbersome for a visa-seeker, who would not have to spend more than an hour on each of the two days, said officials.

The US embassies and consulates in India, which introduced the new system, said visa-seekers under the old system had to spend the entire day at the consulate because taking the photograph, giving fingerprints and the visa interview all happened on the same day.

“People will now be able to make appointments by calling up the call centres. They will be able to telephone and get dates according to their convenience. The two dates could be between a day and 10 days apart,” said Wendy Kennedy, consular section chief of the Consulate General of the United States of America.

“A call centre has come up at Hyderabad, apart from the one at Noida,” she added.

Canada is similar to the United States in that it is a melting pot of different cultures and religions. Canada is a country without an official religion. Although about seventy-five percent of Canadian citizens claim to be practitioners of Christianity, religious pluralism is a valued part of Canada’s culture. Unfortunately, many believe Canada has entered a depressing “post-religious”period. This is a fancy why of saying that people have become cynical and stopped openly displaying their Christianity.

However, other religions still seem to be en vogue. The stark increase in immigration from areas such as Asia, Africa, and the Middle East has contributed to the expansive growth of Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu communities within the country of Canada. More exclusive religious cultures also call Canada home. These include the Bahá’í Faith, Unitarian Universalists, Judaism, Pagans, First Nations religions.

The Musli. Religion is very popular in Canada. The first mosque was built in Edmonton, a fashionable Canadian area, way back in the year 1936. In fact, the first Canadian census found thirteen Muslims already living in the country. With a long history like that, it is no wonder that Canada hosts such a large population of Muslim devotees.

Sikhism is another of the more popular religions in the Great White North. With Canadian origins dating all the way back to the year of 1897, Sikhs were o­ne of the rare Asian cultures that were actually loyal to the Queen of England. However, this did not help them gain good rights or immigration laws for the first half of the last century. After a large wave of Sikhs came to Canada at the beginning of the nineteenth century, immigration laws were soon tightened o­n them, and they were denied the right to vote for quite some time. Since immigration laws were liberalized in the 1960s, the Sikh population has exploded.

Canada has many diverse and wonderful religious cultures, which make it a fun place to live or visit.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that it will launch a new program on April 1st, 2013, aimed at bringing the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to Canada. According to CIC, the program will be the first of its kind in any country. Its unique partnership model is intended to “position [Canada] as a destination of choice for start-ups”.

The Start-Up Visa Program will connect immigrant entrepreneurs to Canadian organizations with start-up expertise. These organizations will provide important guidance and resources for the new arrivals. It is anticipated that through these partnerships, immigrant entrepreneurs will maximize their business potential, as well as their positive impact on Canada’s labour market.

Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies,” said Minister Kenney. “Recruiting dynamic entrepreneurs from around the world will help Canada remain competitive in the global economy.”

Prospective applicants to the program will have to first secure the support of a designated Canadian investor group or venture capital fund before they can apply to the Start-Up Visa Program. CIC has already targeted two groups for this role: Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and the National Angel Capital Organization. Each organization will determine which of their members may participate in the Start-Up Visa Program. In addition, CIC has begun working with the Canadian Association of Business Incubation to find businesses incubators that will be added to their list of designated organizations.

Rudraksh Group:India relaxes tourist visa rules

In a boost to the tourism industry, India has relaxed its tourist visa rules by lifting restrictions imposed on foreign visitors to have a two-month cooling off period between subsequent visits.

However, citizens of Pakistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sudan and people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin and “stateless persons” will continue to come under the 60day gap rule.

The restriction was imposed in 2009 after the Mumbai terror attack when it was found that Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley had “grossly misused” his multiple-entry visa with which he made nine trips to India and prepared footage of 26/11 targets for the Pakistan-based terror group.

The Home Ministry, however, made it clear that any applicant for an Indian visa who has any sort of Pakistan lineage, even if it is two generations back, must be referred to Delhi by the Indian missions for prior clearance.

In its November 23 order, the Home Ministry said, “The provision relating to the two-month gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a tourist visa has been reviewed by the Government. It has now been decided to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India.”

The move to review the visa restriction was initiated by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in January after concerns were raised by the Tourism Ministry that the negative perception following the move had affected flow of tourists.

The PMO had asked the ministries of Home and External Affairs to review the restrictions, including the possibility of bringing in more countries under the visa-on-arrival scheme and improving conditions at major airports.

TTS is the specialist company contracted by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) as a collection agent for visa applications. From 16 January 2012, TTS will charge a fee for their services of 625 rupees (INR) per application submitted.

TTS currently provides INZ with Visa Application Centres (VACs) in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Cochin. The VACs manage administrative tasks related to INZ visa applications submitted both in person and by mail.

The VACs provide visa acceptance services only. They cannot provide immigration advice and have no influence on the outcome of an application for a New Zealand visa, which can only be decided by INZ. INZ will retain responsibility for accepting applications from all diplomatic and official delegations from India.

Some of the key services offered by TTS and covered by their visa acceptance fee include:

  • receiving and checking application forms and supporting documentation
  • data entry of all applications
  • banking of application fees
  • dedicated call centre support to handle telephone and email inquiries relating to the application process
  • provision of visa application forms and guides
  • delivery and collection to and from the INZ branch in a secure manner as per INZ’s requirements
  • the return of passports and documents to applicants.