Easier, safer UK visa process for Bangladesh citizens announced

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Dubai - Almost 85 per cent applicants received a decision in 15 working days or less.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 4:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 6:12 PM

It just became easier and safer for Bangladeshis to apply for a UK visa.

UK Visas and Immigration has made the process safer and efficient for Bangladeshis by introducing the option to use card and online transactions to pay for a UK visa application, the Dhaka Tribune said.

Earlier, cash was the only way to pay for the application, the report added, citing the British High Commission in Dhaka.

Last year, almost 25,000 Bangladeshis were successfully granted a UK visa across all categories, a 26 per cent increase over the previous year.

In addition, almost 85 per cent of Bangladeshi customers receive a decision in 15 working days or less.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson said the UK government knows how much interest the UK visa system can generate in Bangladesh and that is why they want to be sure that system is as efficient as possible.

"This announcement is a key part of that goal. By adding modern, digital payment methods to our visa service, we can give customers choice in how to pay and confidence to our customers that their money is safe and secure," the report cited him as saying.

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