Service to appeal foreign players, corporate honchos
21st January 2010: If you are a professional wanting to get the visa renewed without visiting the immigration office, the service will soon be available at your doorstep.
For the UK Border Agency is piloting a new fast-track pilot scheme for skilled migrants wishing to renew their visas, but not too eager to visit the immigration office.
For a large fee, an immigration officer will come to their home, process their visa and collect the biometric data required for a foreign national ID card.
The move is primarily aimed at foreign football stars playing in the UK, and millionaire businessmen. The personal visa service is expected to cost them £15,000 a time.