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UAE Embassy will be closed on the 19th November.
Bangladesh will be closed on the 20th November
Indonesia Embassy will be closed on the 20th November
Malaysia Embassy will be closed on the 20th November.
Nigeria Embassy will be closed on the 20th and 21st November.
Cameroon Embassy will be closed on the 21st November.
Ethiopia Embassy will be closed on the 21st and 22nd November.
Japan Embassy will be close Indian Embassy will be closed on the 23rd November.
Thailand will be closed on the 5th December.
Angola will be closed from the 21st December 2018 to 04/01/2019. The service will reopen on 07/01/2019.
Last Day for Submission:
Ordinary Visa – Normal 6th December, Express 7th December, Urgent 7th December
Short Term Visa – Normal 10th December, Express 17th December, Urgent 20th December
Tourism Visa – 10th December
(Agencies only):Normal: 27th November, Urgent 10th December.
Other Documents: Normal: 6th December, Express/Urgent 14th December.
LAST DAY FOR COLLECTON: 20th December 2018.
We can accompany them to make the initial application and arrange the collection of the visa on their behalf. All paperwork for the applications must be in our office by 3pm the day before.
Following a meeting with the Chinese Visa Application Centre 30th October we have to inform you that as from the 12th November every applicant over the age of 14 has to attend the applications centres in either London Manchester or Edinburgh so their fingerprints can be taken and this will be by appointment only and their will be a new online application form to be completed the old forms will no longer be acceptable after this date.
As an agent we are able to still lodge the application on your behalf without an appointment (London only) but you have to be present at the time for your fingerprints to be taken. We have been given an allocated time slot and must have all your paperwork including your passport at least 24 hours before the lodging date as we have to present this to this embassy on the day of submission for scanning before your arrival on the same day. If you are not there at the time specified your application will be refused and will have to come back the following day. Our submission time is 10.20 and you must be there at this time or before. You may have to wait to see the embassy official and our courier will meet you at the embassy. Please advise when you are there and we will give you the telephone number of the courier for that day who will come outside to meet you and bring you into the hall. After your fingerprints are taken you are then free to leave whilst will carry on with the lodging of the application and collection when ready.
If you have a visa that is valid in an old passport that is either cancelled or full you can travel on this as long as you take both passports with you until the visa expires as long as your name has not changed in the new passport
The Requirements are still
Passport with two clear pages and valid 6 months plus (if Dual Nationality have to supply both passports)
1 x application form which now needs to be completed by typing only ( Any hand filled forms will be reject by the China Embassy )
1 x photo (not same as in passport no jewellery to be shown and if long hair to be pushed off face and behind ears and no glasses)
1 x invite must show
· Full name as in passport
· Passport number
· Date of birth
· Dates in and out of China
· It cannot just state business discussions and meetings or visiting factories ,has to be more detailed as to what they are doing in China
· Who will be financially responsible for applicant whilst in china
· Dated Signed and stampedRoss consent letter (Must be completed). http://www.rossconsular.com/visas.php
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for Turkey with an update to the Entry Requirements (Visas) section – from 29 October 2018, self service e-Visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports; you must apply for your e-Visa before you travel. The relevant extract of the advice is below for your reference:
You can get an e-Visa online before you travel through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website. An e-visa costs $20 and you can pay using a credit or debit card. You can apply up to 3 months in advance of your travel date. From 29 October 2018, self service e-Visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports - you must apply for your e-Visa before you travel.
The overall level of the advice has not changed, and there are restrictions in place.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir.
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:
- the remaining areas of Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces
- the provinces of Siirt, Tunceli and Hakkari
View the travel advice in full here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey
The relevant extract of the information is below for your reference:
Home Office proposes changes to passport application fees
The Home Office has outlined plans to introduce different passport fees for online and postal applications as part of its push to increase the use of online services.
Under the plans, online applications, which are available to all UK-based applicants, will increase in line with inflation, taking the total from £72.50 to £75.50 for adults and £49 for children. Postal applications will increase by £12.50 to £85 for adults and £58.50 for children, reflecting the increased costs of processing postal applications compared to online applications.
The proposals, once approved by Parliament, are planned to come into force on 27 March 2018.
For more details see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-proposes-changes-to-passport-application-fees