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Sierra Leone: Visas

Volume 713: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why they ceased issuing visas in Sierra Leone; and whether they will restore consular services in Freetown to allow citizens to obtain appropriate documentation for visiting the United Kingdom. [HL5659]

The UK Border Agency continues to issue visas in Freetown, Sierra Leone. All applicants in Sierra Leone continue to be able to submit their applications and collect appropriate documentation in Freetown. Consular services for British nationals have not been affected by decisions relating to the visa service for nationals of Sierra Leone. The British high commission in Freetown continues to provide the full range of consular services to British nationals in Sierra Leone.