Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The UK Border Agency has announced that its visa application centres in the city will be closed, temporarily from March 31 to April 5.

The closures are to enable an IT system upgrade as part of global programme across all British High Commissions and Embassies, it said in a press statement issued on Friday.

The UK Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) will accept new applications till March 30. However, it was stated, that passports of those who have applied earlier can be collected at the visa application centres between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The visa application centres will again reopen on April 6.

The visa application centres Chennai, Cochin and Bangalore will also remain closed.