Tag: Consular News

Resettling Syrian refugees

With Europe reeling under the refugee crisis, Samantha Hill of the Home Office outlined the UK asylum policy to resettle Syrian refugees The UK’s Justice…

SA visas outsourced to VFS

Outsourcing giant VFS Global has secured the contract to facilitate visa applications for the South African High Commission at application centres in London, Manchester and…

Cloud ahead for legalisation?

Andrew Hamilton, of the FCO Legalisation Office, had his head in The Cloud as he outlined radical suggestions for a less bureaucratic legalisation model. Using…

Protecting children across borders

Globally mobile families have given rise to complex cross-border child protection cases. A panel of International Family Justice experts outlined the main issues in a…

Secure by design

Head of Product Design at HM Passport Office Marcel Borg gave passport officers the low-down on the anti-fraud technology embedded in the new British e-passport….

New Visitor Victim Service

The newly-launched International Visitors Victim Service gave a talk to consular staff at an event hosted by the Canadian High Commission. The IVVS provides free,confidential,…

Consuls key to combating slavery

Consuls are in the frontline of efforts to tackle modern slavery, Britain’s first AntiModern Slavery Commissioner told the Consular Corps in the run-up to the…

Tracing missing foreign nationals in the UK

One person is recorded as missing every two minutes in the UK consuls learned at a Consular Corps Missing People seminar hosted at the Belgian…

VFS Global reaches 100 million visas

Outsourcing giant VFS Global reached a milestone at the end of May, processing 100 million visa applications – as many as the entire population of…