Rangoon gets new UK visa option – at a price

Rangooners wanting to visit the UK will be able to use a new visa office in central Dagon Township as of 15 June, operated by VFS Global, although some applicants are likely to be put off by the price. An extra US$92 fee will be charged for the service, when compared to applications made using the British government’s Visa4UK online service, despite British Ambassador Andrew Patrick saying that the new centre will “make it more convenient” for Burmese people seeking a UK visa.