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.


Ph.D in Laser Processing of Hazardous Materials

Ph.D – Laser Processing of Hazardous Materials 

  • Application Deadline – 9th July 2020
  • Department – Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing  Engineering 
  • Scholarship Amount – Fully Funded (100%)
  • For details, please visit the link here 

Nuclear decommissioning is a vast international industry supporting the production of clean energy, and UK expertise sought worldwide. It is expected to cost the UK £130 billion and take 120 years to clean up our existing infrastructure. This provides the motivation for developing new technologies which will make long-term impacts on productivity and safety in this industry. Laser cutting has potential as one of the most suitable methods due to the fine detail of cutting and process control that can be achieved with a remotely controllable process. However, these processes generate large amounts of highly energised nano-particulate and unknown, potentially radioactive hazards. Utilising world-leading laser processing and optical diagnostic testing equipment at Loughborough University the candidate will research the use of lasers for safe processing of radioactive contaminated materials and will work in partnership with National Nuclear Laboratory to access testing facilities for novel processing of radioactive materials.


PhD in Health Sciences

PhD – Influence of Phytochemical administration on inflammation, redox balance and muscle regeneration following exercise in older & younger adults

  • Application Deadline – 26th June 2020
  • Department – Sports, Exercise & Health Sciences
  • Scholarship Amount – Fully Funded (100%)
  • For details, please visit the link here 

This project will examine the effects of phytochemicals on markers of oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle function in older and younger adults. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with world leading experts in a department ranked number 1 in the world for sports related subjects. The candidate will also benefit from an expert supervisory team and world-class facilities. The PhD is suited to an individual with a background/interest in the following areas: physiology, exercise science, sports and clinical nutrition, biomedical science.