Keith visits the Gulf with the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Posted on March 13th, 2013 in Local News

The Committee looked at police co-operation between the UK and Qatar and the UAE and visited anti-terrorism centres with which the UK works in both countries.

The Committee also inspected the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) work. UKBA employs thousands of staff overseas to support issuing 2.6 million visas annually and Abu Dhabi is a hub for visa issuing work, dealing with applications from as far away as Pakistan. The Committee saw first hand how visa applications are assessed, and watched some live student visa interviews.