UK: UK to charge Indians Rs.2.7 lakh bond to enter Britain
25 June 2013
India along with six other nations will have to pay 3,000 pounds as a bond from November to enter Britain.
According to a ‘Sunday Times’ report, the British government is planning to pilot a scheme from November targeted at visitors from at least six countries, also including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Ghana.
Tourists aged 18 and over would be forced to hand over 3,000 pounds for a six-month visit visa, which they will forfeit if they overstay in Britain.
The weekly paper said the move by Home Secretary Theresa May is designed to show that Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party is serious about cutting immigration and abuses of the system.
Cameron wants annual net migration down below 100,000 by 2015.
Last year 296,000 people granted six-month visas were from India, 101,000 from Nigeria, 53,000 from Pakistan and 14,000 each from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh