New UK Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu
The UK’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, John Tucknott, formally opened the new UK visa application centre in Kathmandu Thursday. He was joined by Simon Dadd, Regional Manager, UK Border Agency - South Asia, and Kathryn Lefevre, General Manager, UK Operations - South Asia, VFS Global.
Ambassador John Tucknott said, “Migration and people to people contact are important strands of the UK-Nepal relationship. Our UK visa operation supports this. It therefore gives me great pleasure to formally open this new visa application centre. One that is bigger, brighter and better for everyone who wishes to apply for a UK visa.”
Simon Dadd said, "We are pleased to be working closely with VFS Global, our commercial partner, to ensure an efficient visa service for all customers. UK-boundtravellers from Nepal can expect an even more efficient and convenient visa application service. The new centre will offer additional facilities including more submission counters, photograph and photocopying facilities and ample parking.”
Murali Raghavan, Chief Operating Officer, South Asia and CIS, VFS Global, said, “We are pleased to announce the opening of the new UK visa application centre in Kathmandu. VFS Global is honoured to have been associated with the UK government since 2003, and to be their trusted partner in 35 other countries.
“We are committed to offering visa applicants excellent service and facilities, in partnership with the UK Border Agency, to make their visa application experience a smooth one.”
In 2011 the UK Border Agency processed in the region of 12,500 visas made in Nepal, of which about 80% of applications were successful. Nepalnews.com