British visa application centre opens in Lucknow

Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The British High Commission on Tuesday started here a visa application centre which will serve the needs of people of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states.

The centre will be open on the third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive applications for a UK visa, said an official.

“People in Uttar Pradesh seeking a UK visa will be saved a visit to New Delhi. People in Uttarakhand and Bihar will also have a more convenient place to apply for UK visas,” said the official.

The British High Commission runs 15 such centres in other parts of the country.

A person seeking the visa would have to submit at the centre the application along with passport, biometric data, and other documents, the official said.

Upon processing, the centre would send the documents back to the applicant through courier.

The visa fee per applicant is Rs.8,499.

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