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Departmental Contracts

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 703W, on the UK Border Agency, who his Department's commercial partners are; and which are the 110 locations referred to. (311463)

UKBA has global contracts with two suppliers to provide visa application support services across all its regions. These are VFS-Global and CSC.

The two commercial partners operate 105 visa application centres, the locations of which are in the following list. This is an updated figure.

Country

Location

Algeria

Algiers

Bahrain

Manama

Bangladesh

Chittagong

Dhaka

Sylhet

Brazil

Brasilia

Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo

Canada

Edmonton

Halifax

Ottawa

Toronto

Vancouver

China

Beijing

Chengdu

Chongqing

Fuzhou

Guangzhou

Hangzhou

Jinan

Nanjing

Shanghai

Shenyang

Shenzhen

Wuhan

Egypt

Alexandria

Cairo

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

France

Bordeaux

Marseille

Paris

Germany

Berlin

Dusseldorf

Munich

Ghana

Accra

India

New Delhi

Jalandar

Chandigarh

Kolkata

Chennai

Hyderabad

Bangalore

Cochin

Mumbai South

Mumbai North

Ahmedabad

Pune

Italy

Rome

Indonesia

Jakarta

Jamaica

Kingston

Japan

Osaka

Tokyo

Jordan

Amman

Kazakhstan

Almaty

Kenya

Nairobi

Kuwait

Kuwait City

Lebanon

Beirut

Libya

Tripoli

Malawi

Lilongwe

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Mozambique

Maputo

Namibia

Windhoek

Nepal

Kathmandu

Nigeria

Abuja

Lagos - Ikeja

Lagos - VI

Oman

Muscat

Pakistan

Islamabad

Karachi

Lahore

Mirpur

Philippines

Manila

Qatar

Doha

Russia

Yekaterinburg

Moscow

Novosibirsk

Rostov

St. Petersburg

Serbia

Belgrade

Singapore

Singapore

Saudi Arabia

Jeddah

Riyadh

Al Khobar

South Africa

Cape Town

Durban

Johannesburg

Port Elizabeth

Pretoria

South Korea

Seoul

Sri Lanka

Colombo

Switzerland

Geneva

Zurich

Syria

Damascus

Taiwan

Taipei

Thailand

Bangkok

Turkey

Ankara

Bursa

Gazientep

Istanbul

Izmir

UAE

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

Uganda

Kampala

Ukraine

Kiev

Zimbabwe

Harare