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UK Priority Visa service helps bring family together

Ambassador Sparkes today returned passports of Prem K Rai & Chhali Rai- the first people to use the UK’s new priority visa service in Nepal

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British Ambassador Andy Sparkes with Prem Kumar Rai and Chhali Rai
British Ambassador Andy Sparkes with Prem Kumar Rai and Chhali Rai

Prem Kumar Rai and Chhali Rai are travelling to visit their daughter to be present at the birth of their grandchild. Their daughter is a high risk pregnancy and they wanted to get to the UK quickly to help care for her and put her mind at ease. So they took advantage of the priority visa service which cut the waiting time for a visa from 15 working days to just six.

British Ambassador Andy Sparkes said:

“Our new Priority Visa service is already helping ensure people like Rai family get to the UK quickly for important family occasions or business deals. I encourage anybody who is qualified and needs to be in the UK at short notice to take advantage of this service which I am confident will boost UK-Nepal ties.”

More about Priority Visa Service in Nepal.

Published 22 November 2013