ANGOLA ADDS ONLINE APPLICATION
Thursday, October 06th, 2016 14:44
Angola has added an online application form, to be completed in addition to the standard application procedure. Since Monday 3 October, all applications for Angolan visas now involve filling in an extra form online, prior to making the normal application. The additional online fee is $40.00, and the form requires uploading documents that include a passport scan and yellow fever certificate. It is not yet clear how long the online approval process will take.
SAUDI ARABIA FEES RISING SUBSTANTIALLY
Friday, September 30th, 2016 08:37
As of 2 October, Saudi consular fees are rising substantially. Whilst the full details are not yet completely clear, single and multiple entry business visas are increasing over 500 per cent, at current exchange rates. Family visas are rising by a similar amount, but the position on work and residence visas has yet to be clarified. Further details are expected to emerge very soon.
CHINESE EU EMPLOYMENT LETTER REQUIREMENT DROPPED
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 16:00
A matter of weeks after its introduction, the Chinese Visa Centre in London has dropped the requirement for EU nationals to provide a letter from their UK employer confirming residence here. This is good news for EU passport holders, who once again find that, like UK nationals, their citizenship is sufficient to establish their right to apply for a Chinese visa in the UK. 
EU CITIZENS NEED EMPLOYMENT LETTER FOR CHINA
Thursday, September 08th, 2016 06:25
A letter from a UK employer is now required by all EU nationals when applying for any Chinese visa. Necessary from the 1st September, the letter must specifically confirm that the applicant works and lives in the UK. 
GHANA TIGHTENS APPOINTMENTS SYSTEM
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 07:00
Following the recent price changes, as of the 20th June the Ghanaian embassy have begun adhering strictly to the appointment dates and times selected online.  Prior to this date some flexibility was allowed, in particular to visa agencies, but applications are now being accepted at the appointment time only, without exception. Clients are advised to ensure the appointment time they select allows plenty of time for documents to arrive at our office, and any necessary changes to be made!
GHANA VISA CHANGES
Thursday, June 16th, 2016 06:34
The Ghanaian embassy have abolished their next day visa service, and increased overall visa prices. This means the quickest service now available is 72 hours, with the embassy's normal service remaining at between 2 and 3 weeks. Visa prices have risen across the board between 20% and 55%, with most increases somewhere around 40%.
SCOTT'S OPEN FOR BANK HOLIDAY
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 09:31
Scott's main Whitfield Street office will be open for the early August bank holiday, on Monday 2 May. The office will be open for our usual Sunday times, 10am - 2pm.
IRAN'S LONDON EMBASSY ISSUES VISAS AGAIN
Monday, April 11th, 2016 07:00
After some years in which Iranian visas could only be obtained from embassies in other countries, London's own recently re-opened embassy has just started issuing visas again. Good news for those who wish to travel to the country! The embassy now requires biometric information, but this only requires one attendance in person at the embassy in London's fashionable Kensington. As the biometric info collected for the first application is retained by the embassy, all subsequent visas can be issued without a personal appearance...
SAUDI REQUIRES UK COMPANY LETTERS TO BE STAMPED
Monday, March 28th, 2016 20:00
As of 29 March 2016, all letters from UK companies in support of Saudi visa applications must be stamped by a UK Chamber of Commerce. As far as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is concerned, this means the UK company must initially register with them before letters can then be stamped for a flat fee. Other Chambers of Commerce may have varying requirements for this service.
UK NATIONALS NEED ETA FOR CANADA
Friday, March 18th, 2016 09:00
The citizens of 47 countries that are visa-exempt for Canada, including the UK, are now expected to apply for an online Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before travelling. The application process is not complicated and takes no more than 15 minutes, costing just $7 CAD. Whilst the ETA is currently not compulsory, and nationals of the relevant countries can still board their flights with just the appropriate travel documents, it will become mandatory in the Autumn.