HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c818W
Mike Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when normal visa services will resume at posts in(a) New Delhi, (b) Mumbai, (c) Islamabad and (d) Karachi, and if he will make a statement. [68383]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

In India, we continue to operate a full service in Chennai and Kolkata and the service in Mumbai and New Delhi continues to expand. But it is too early to say when a full service there can resume.

Because of the continuing terrorist threat, an early resumption of a full service in Pakistan is unlikely, although every effort is being made to maximise the number of applicants who can use the courier-assisted service.

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