The United Kingdom, in association with consular facilitation company VFS Global, recently opened a new UK visa application centre in Bengaluru. Ian Felton, British Deputy High Commissioner; Thomas Greig, Regional Director, UK Border Agency, and Murali Raghavan, COO - South Asia and CIS, VFS Global, formally launched the new centre.
The centre features a new premium lounge which provides customers with the option of submitting their applications in a separate lounge with dedicated staff and additional facilities. The centre also has internet facilities. Operational from May 28, 2012, these are the first internet facilities to be introduced to the UK visa application centres, and will be rolled out to others in due course.
The normal hours for submission of applications and collection of documents at the centre are being extended by two hours. With immediate effect, the opening hours are 08.00 to 16.00 hours.