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Visa applications to Uzbekistan are taking longer to issue than normal. Please be aware of this when booking your trip.
From August 19th 2016,biometric enrolment will be mandatory for applicants applying for certain types of visas to India. Please visIt our website to see if the visa you require is included in this requirement.
Applicants wishing to travel to Vietnam for both business and tourist purposes for a stay not exceeding two weeks can apply for a visa on arrival. This is applicable until 30th June 2017.
Saudi Arabia
Applicants wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia will now have to purchase mandatory insurance from a preferred supplier to the embassy. This is on top of any other health insurance the applicant may already have. The cost will vary per applicant.Please contact us for more information.
Passport Office
The passport office is currently very busy, and with this in mind we advise leaving as much time to renew your passport as possible. The Passport Office may be subject to delays, or difficulties in obtaining appointments during the course of the summer. Please call us for the current predicted return time for passport application.
All applicants wishing to apply for a Russian visa will have to be present at the Russian Visa Processing Center on the day of application to give their fingerprints. This does not apply to Diplomats,Officals and children under the age of twelve. We offer various options to avoid delays and ensure minimum disruption to the application process. Please contact us for more information.
India Work Permit
We can assist with Work Permit visas to India. Please get in touch if you require any information.
Bangladesh Emails
The Embassy of Bangladesh has had their server hacked. Bogus emails are being sent out informing people who have had visas already that they have a problem and that their application has been rejected. If you receive one of these emails please ignore it.
Chinese District Restrictions
The Chinese Consulate General in Manchester have instructed that applicants who live or work in the following consular districts should apply through Manchester - Derbyshire, Durham , Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear. Applicants who live or work in the consular districts of Scotland and Northern Ireland should apply for visas through the Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh.
Normal Service takes four days and Express service takes three days. All applications need to be lodged before 11am. Please note that the embassy will no longer consider the withdrawal of an application once it has been lodged.

Travel Warnings

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued travel warnings for the following countries:
Afghanistan  Albania  
Algeria  Angola  
Azerbaijan  Bangladesh  
Burundi  Cameroon  
Central African Republic  Chad  
Colombia  Comoros  
Congo  Congo, Democratic Republic  
Cote D’Ivoire  Djibouti  
Ecuador  Eritrea  
Ethiopia  Georgia  
Guatamala  Guinea  
Guinea  India  
Indonesia  Iran  
Iraq  Israel  
Kenya  Lebanon  
Liberia  Libya  
Mali  Niger  
Nigeria  Pakistan  
Philippines  Russia  
Rwanda  Somalia  
Sri Lanka  Sudan  
Thailand  Uganda  
Uzbekistan  Yemen  

Please check with ATPI or the relevant embassy for more information.

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