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UK visa applications in Uruguay will be decided in Bogotá

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:17 UTC
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The announcement becomes effective January 26 The announcement becomes effective January 26

As of 26 January 2015, applications for visas for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota. United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, which has the responsibility for issuing UK visas overseas, is introducing a change to its network as part of a broader change program.

 This change will have no impact on the cost of applying for visas, with the current Visa Application Centers continuing to take in applications.

From January 26th 2015, all applications for visas (including settlement applications) for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided by UK Visas and Immigration in Bogota. Applications will be sent to UKVI Bogota for processing.

These changes will not affect the UKVI customer service standards:

UK Visas and Immigration aims to complete 90% of visit visa applications within 15 days and for settlement categories, aims to complete 95% of applications in not more than 12 weeks. Visa applicants in Uruguay should continue to submit their applications at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) operated by our commercial partner VFS in Buenos Aires.

For further information about the visa application process in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile & Paraguay in please visit UK Visas and Immigration.

Categories: Politics, International, Uruguay.

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  • ChrisR

    This is yet another cost cutting stunt by the cunning stunts in the UK 'government' who claim 'no change in service levels’ even though they have centralised the operation for SA into one city.

    Well, if the passport fiasco is anything to go by I will be amazed if the whole scheme doesn't grind to a halt in a few weeks.

    It only took a few months for 'I May or I May not' to change her mind when the UK Passport Office were inundated with world-wide ex-pat applications and increase the staffing levels to cope.

    Had they increased the UKPO staff before the change, of course not?

    Camoron & Co are fast getting to the stage where they are making the Marxist commie bastards in the Broad Fraud look as if they know what they are doing.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 11:11 am 0
  • Pytangua

    More madness and complication for foreign vistors. Another example - although the British Embassy has re-opened in Paraguay, all Paraguayans needing visas, including those on Chevening scholarships, have to go all the way to Buenos Aires for an interview at the 'Visa Application Centre'. It is such a waste of time and money as this could easily be done in Asunción itself - but guess what, although there is now an embassy, it does not provide consular services.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 01:03 pm 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    I thought Uruguay and the UK were buddy buddies. And the UK requires Visas of the Uruguayans?

    Why would I ever go to such a place? I wouldn't. Not worth the expense.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:19 pm 0
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