The UK had announced the proposal of 3000 pounds bond in November last year for getting a UK six-month visa for nations considered to be of ‘high risk’.
UK £3,000 bond visa scheme unlikely--As per the information, it is meant for individuals hailing from the nations including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana and Bangladesh.
The bond of £3,000 for getting a UK visitor visa having a validity period of six months is not going to become effective, states Jamini Bhagwati, Indian High Commissioner to the UK.
She further clarified that the UK government has not still given a nod to the program due to opposition from the highest level of the government.
The UK £3,000 bond scheme for getting a UK six-month visitor visa from nationals hailing from any of the six nations considered to be of ‘high risk’ is not going to materialize.
And it’s certainly good news for Indians since India has been opposed to such a scheme from the very beginning.
What’s the £3,000 bond scheme?--Well, we need to know what actually is this £3,000 bond scheme meant for nationals from a selected few nations considered to be of ‘high risk’. As per the information, the UK government wants to combat the number of foreigners to less than 100,000 annually.
And this scheme is also aimed to help the government achieve its annual target of lower immigration to the UK. Under this scheme, applicants for UK visitor visas will have to forfeit the amount (£3,000) unless they left the UK when needed.
In other words, the amount of £3,000 will be refunded to the applicants who will move out of the UK either on or before the date of expiry of such bond. And this new bond fee will be in addition to the all visa costs.
£3,000 bond scheme criticized by the UK—The latest proposal of introducing a 3000 pounds bond scheme has attracted criticism from far and wide in the UK. Both the local as well as the international community is showing clear dissent against the scheme.
Its being described as something degrading(morally) by several business communities in the UK itself.
And India(being one of the nations requiring bond for UK visitor visas ) has also protested against any such scheme.