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* UK offers new telephone information service for visa seekers in Sri Lanka
Mon, Apr 12, 2010, 11:23 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 12, Colombo: A new telephone information service has been offered for the Sri Lankan visa seekers to the UK, the British High Commission in Colombo has informed.

A press statement from the High Commission said Visa Services have announced the introduction of a centralised telephone information service, on a trial basis, for UK visa customers in Sri Lanka.

The visa applicants are required to call +94 11 539 0698 for information about the status of their visa applications. For general visa enquiries and information they are required to contact VFS, the agency that process visas for the UK.

This service is available between 1:30 pm and 4pm Monday to Thursday. On Fridays the service will be available between 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The High Commission said that trained staff will provide all the information the applicant needs to track the status of their UK visa application at no charge.

All the information provided about the status of the application is supplied and approved by Visa Section staff and is available in English and Tamil. Written enquiries about the status of the visa application should be sent to, the statement said.

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