The British High Commission in Lilongwe has announced that the United Kingdom (UK) Home Office has now completed a global roll out of Access UK visit visa service.
In a statement issued yesterday, the High Commission said over 500 000 visitor visa applications have been received so far by the new service, which is available to customers applying to visit the UK in over 180 countries and 10 languages.
The statement further said Access UK (https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/uk-visit-visa) makes applying for a visa quicker as the form intuitively adapts based on answers given.
“It is easier to use, as a tailored checklist confirms the necessary steps and the required documents and the majority of users can also access their applications on any device,” reads part of the statement.
British High Commission chargé d’affaires Martin Scales expressed delight that the global roll out of Access UK visit visa applications has been achieved.
He said: “We aim to offer a competitive visa service in Malawi. Online application delivers a streamlined application process and is consistent with wider global trends.”
Over time, the new service will replace the Visa4UK website, according to the statement.
The High Commisssion further notes that the process is started on the internet and then finalised at a visa application centre which operates independently from the High Commission.