Cash Bond Pilot for Some Nationals on Six-Month Visas

24 Jun 13


The Home Office plans to launch a pilot program in November that will require certain individuals to pay a cash bond of 3,000 pounds to enter the United Kingdom. The countries targeted for the new bond will include Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as citizens of these countries are considered high risks for overstays. The measure is intended to reduce overstaying and abuse of public services, and will apply to individuals seeking six-month visas. If citizens of these nations fail to leave the U.K. by the time their visas expire, they will forfeit the cash bond.

BAL will provide details about the pilot program as they become available.

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