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UK to process visit visas within 15 days

06:35 PM | 2 Jan, 2023
UK to process visit visas within 15 days

LONDON - The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will be processing visit visa applications within 15 working days for applications form India.

The authorities have also announced that priority visas are being processed within five working days, calling on visa seekers to apply within time due to increased demand.

British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis posted a tweet and said Indian student numbers have surged by 89 per cent since last year and skilled workers' visas are bring processed faster with a focus on improving visitor visa processing times.

The official admitted that some of the complicated visas might take more time; there is a sizeable number of Indians in the United Kingdom on student visas and it has even overtaken China in terms of largest nationality being issued sponsored student visas.

It is to be highlighted that the authorities in UK have advised the visa applicants to apply 3 months in advance as per their official statement on the website.

After the Covid restrictions were lifted, there has been a spike in demand for the UK visas from India as well as other countries and the shortening of the processing time has been hailed as a welcome step in cementing the ties between the two countries. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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