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UK debuts mobile phone visa applications

By David Lumu

Added 12th March 2019 04:15 PM

The service is available on mobile devices, enabling application forms to be completed on smart phones or tablets

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The service is available on mobile devices, enabling application forms to be completed on smart phones or tablets

If you own a smartphone, you certainly do not have to go through the long queues and hustle of applying for a visa to the United Kingdom.  The process is now a click away.

According to Tina Wamala, the communication officer at the British High Commission in Kampala, the service is now available on mobile devices.

“The service is available on mobile devices, enabling application forms to be completed on smartphones or tablets, making it more convenient for the customer,” she said, emphasising that through the new changes, visa applicants are now able to book centre appointments, scan and upload supporting documents from the comfort of their homes.

“This exciting development means that the majority of customers no longer have to submit their original documentation, though customers will still need to provide their passport in order for a vignette to be placed, should they be granted a visa,” she said.

The new digital process, Wamala explained, now enables customers to self-upload their supporting evidence, select and pay for additional services to suit their needs.

“The service is available on mobile devices, enabling application forms to be completed on smartphones or tablets, making it more convenient for the customer,” she added.

The new self-upload visa facility, Wamala said, will improve access to visa and immigration services.

The UK receives over three million visa applications globally, and more than 30 million foreign visitors, every year.

The mobile phone digital visa application process, Wamala said, will be fully accessible globally by the end of this year.

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