Visas update 1 April

Foreign travel advice

Declaration form for international travel

Russia – all types of visas are being issued as normal, however flights from the UK are currently banned until 16 March. There are exceptions allowed, please contacts us for details.
The Russian visa centre is open for applications on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until 1pm only.

China – business visas and work permits are being issued if you have an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or a "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued by the local Foreign Affairs Office or a "Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit". Also crew (C) visa, high-level talent (R) visa as well as family visa to visit an immediate family member for essential travel are being issued.
The Chinses visa centre is open for applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 1pm only.

Saudi Arabia - business visas are issued as normal.

Schengen - most Schengen countries would now accept applications for essential travel visas.  

India – all types of visas apart from tourist are now being processed.

Thailand – limited long-term visas are being issued.

Africa – most countries are now issuing some types of visas.