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UK visa services hampered by tsunami

Visa services at United Kingdom Consulates in a number of Asian cities have been disrupted in the wake of the tsunami tragedy.

According to a statement issued on December 30 by the U.K. Foreign Office, the British Visa Section in Bangkok, Thailand has been closed until further notice, while the Colombo office in Sri Lanka will be offering a restricted service until further notice. There may also be disruption at Chennai in India, Jakarta in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The Foreign Office advises that lines to Embassies and High Commissions may be busier than usual and recommends that visa enquiries be made only in emergencies.

You will find further details of UK visas on our UK immigration pages.