Minister Liam Byrne said: Im
clear our visit visa system is out of date.
For many legitimate visitors especially
those who want to see loved-ones, its
too hard to get back together. Already people
are flagging key issues like reserving
bonds for borderline cases only and keeping
the time limit for family visas at six months.
want Britains different communities
to help me design a system that is slicker
and more secure. Weve never taken
this kind of approach to listening on such
a set of changes but I think its the
best way to get the answers right.
you think the current maximum leave for
tourist visitors should be reduced?
you think a separate category for those
wishing to visit family in the UK should
you think a sponsor should face a penalty
if their family member fails to comply
with the conditions of their visa?
you think that the current appeal rights
for family visitors should be revised?
cross party cross faith delegation will
accompany the Minister to undertake field
research abroad in India. The party will
tour a visa application centre, meet with
representatives from the Indian government
and police, the International Punjabi Society,
and multinational companies.
The delegation includes:
Byrne MP (Immigration Minister)
Rami Ranger MBE (Chairman Indo British
Pritpal Singh (British Asian Conservative
Gurpal Gill (Chairman British Multicultural
Singh Gill (Former MP now Leicester Liberal
Kapadia, Executive Director of HSMP Forum
said "we urge the Immigration Minister
to take out time from his business trips
and look into the burning issue of the HSMP
Changes which has devastated lives of thousands
of Indians and other Non - European Economic