The UK Border Agency has relaunched its website with an improved homepage and structure, bringing together all the agency’s online content for the first time and providing a better service to visa applicants and partners in the UK and overseas.
The website has now been integrated with the Visa Services website and most of the 200 country websites which have been hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and commercial partners overseas. The remaining country websites are due to be brought into the website by the end of September.
‘We have tested the new integrated website with applicants both overseas and in the UK, and with sponsors. The findings have informed our new homepage and navigational structure,’ said a spokesman.
The new visas and immigration section contains detailed information about all of the UK’s immigration categories for non-European nationals. For each category, you can find the eligibility requirements, a guide to the supporting documents that you should provide with your application and application forms for use inside and outside the UK.
There is also information on application fees inside and outside the UK and links to information about the application process in your country.
Commonly used web pages on the old visa services website have now been moved to the following pages: Where to apply, Visa application guides, Guidance for visitors, Guidance for Tier 4 students, Apply for a visa online using Visa4UK, Do I need a visa?, Photo guidance, Visa processing times, Visa fees and Appeals.
‘The website continues to provide guidance for UK employers, education providers and the transport industry, and information for the public about UK immigration policy and the agency’s work,’ added the spokesman.