British officials boost resources to ensure student visa chaos is not repeated in Hong Kong this summer

Jun 3, 2018 by

More than 1,100 anxious students contacted lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen’s office for help over their delayed documents last year

British immigration authorities have promised to put in place more resources for their visa application service to avoid a repeat of the chaos last summer when more than 1,100 Hong Kong students were affected by delays to their documents, according to a local legislator.

On Sunday, education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen, who met a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) delegation in Hong Kong to discuss the matter in March, said officials had explained that the delays were due to technical problems with a scanning system, insufficient manpower at the visa centre in Sheffield and a failure to respond to inquiries in time.

Source: British officials boost resources to ensure student visa chaos is not repeated in Hong Kong this summer | South China Morning Post

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