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UK: Leicester Gets New Indian Visa Centre

ADITI KHANNA | LONDON | DEC 04, 2013 The British city of Leicester has won a 20-year campaign to have its own Indian visa centre, which will benefit a large Indian-origin community in the region. The centre in the city’s Belgrave area was officially opened by Indian Consul General in Birmingham, V S Ramalingam, and Leicester’s Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz. “I cannot believe that after so many years of campaigning, it has finally become a reality. It is a wonderful gift to Leicester,” the Labour MP and chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said. “With the […]


Leicester gets new Indian visa centre in UK

The British city of Leicester has won a 20-year campaign to have its own Indian visa centre, which will benefit a large Indian-origin community in the region. The centre in the city’s Belgrave area was officially opened by Indian Consul General in Birmingham, V S Ramalingam, and Leicester’s Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz. “I cannot believe that after so many years of campaigning, it has finally become a reality. It is a wonderful gift to Leicester,” the Labour MP and chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said. “With the Home Office biometric centre in the city centre […]


Leicester Visa centre is a great victory

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: December 04, 2013 Indian Workers Association (GB) Leicestershire is pleased to celebrate the opening of an Indian visa office in Leicester after more than 20 years of relentless campaigning for this cause. This is a great victory for us and all who campaigned to open this office in Leicester. We started the campaign on May 9, 1993 at Highfield Community Centre. The office will be of huge benefit for the Asian population in Leicester who are used to travelling to Birmingham for Indian visa and passport services. It will also be of great benefit for […]


Vow to fight immigration reforms

By Leicester Mercury  |  Posted: July 11, 2012 Campaigners in Leicester have vowed to fight new immigration rules which restrict access to the UK. New regulations which came into effect yesterday mean only those who earn at least £18,600 will be able to bring in a spouse or partner from outside Europe. The Leicester branch of the Indian Workers’ Association, (IWA), said it planned to mount a legal challenge to the reforms. The Government said the move and a series of other immigration reforms would save hundreds of millions of pounds in benefits and health and education spending. Sital Singh […]