UK Visa updates

The British Government has decided to open their Embassy in Pakistan from July 2020. The British High Commissioner to Pakistan “Dr. Christian Turner CMG” announced in his tweet on 9th July that the Visa Application Centers will be opening from 27th July. Following are the updates we have so far from UKVI:

  • Customers who have already booked their appointment with Gerry’s before the closure of High Commission in Pakistan, can book a new appointment.
  • Customers who will be visiting the Visa Application Centers may be asked to take precautionary measures; undergo temperature checks, physical distancing, wear face-masks. Customers might be asked to reschedule their appointments if they are showing up some COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, difficulty in breathing or cough and will be advised to seek medical attention.
  • UKVI will not be offering the following services until advised: Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa Service (visit), Priority Visa for Settlement Service and Walk-in services.
  • Due to the current pandemic situation, the customers will also be advised to purchase Courier Return of their Documents to avoid revisiting the Visa Application Center.
  • Visa seekers will be contacted by Gerry’s once the decision has been made and their passport is ready for collection.
  • NOTE – Visa Application Center in Mirpur remains closed until further notice.

Loughborough crowned University of the Year 2020

Loughborough University was named ‘University of the Year 2020’ at WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs). The institution was also announced as winner of the Societies & Sports Award and the University Facilities Award earlier. The University was shortlisted for awards in 10 out of 13 categories. In addition to 3 Gold Awards, the university has also picked a Silver in the ‘Job prospects’ category and Bronze in ‘International category’.

This is a phenomenal achievement by the institution. These awards are testament to the hard work of everyone at the university and to their commitment to excellence, even in these hard times.


UKVI to Resume Operations in Pakistan

From 27 July, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is beginning a phased resumption of services and our Visa Application Centres in Pakistan, will be open from the same date.

There are some pending application(s) for a UK visa that is yet to be concluded. Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment, can now log into their account to book a new appointment. Customers who have completed their application on GOV.UK, but didn’t previously book an appointment at the Visa Application Center, can also do so from today (8th July).

Agents and Representatives: if you have more than one customer with an active application in this region, this email relates to all of these applications, so appointments can be booked/rescheduled at these Visa Application Centers from today (8th July).

Your safety is priority, so customers visiting Visa Application Centers may be asked to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear face masks, subject to local authority guidelines. Please note; customers must have an appointment to visit the Visa Application Center.

Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing will be helped to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

Please also be aware, that due to restrictions still in place globally, UKVI is not currently able to offer the following services: Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa Service (visit), Priority Visa for settlement or migration Service and Walk-in services.

There are new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check the latest information before you travel at

If you have since cancelled your visa application on GOV.UK and applied for a refund, please ignore this. Likewise, if you have already provided bio-metric information for your pending application, there is no need to attend another appointment.