Application For Pakistani Visa At Gerry’s Visa Services in Bradford - My Experience

By Sikander Hayat

I wanted to share an experience with you guys. I needed to apply for a Pakistani visa and went online to see what the process was to get the visa. My search took me to the website of the Pakistan high commissioner in London. This website stated that Pakistan High Commission in London and other high commissions have stopped processing visa applications and that all applications are now dealt though Gerry’s Visa Services. I went on this website and it gave the addresses of different offices in United Kingdom. I chose the Bradford office, which I thought was the easiest one to get to 80 miles but still nearer than anything else.

I got my docs ready, signed & dated everything and left home at 6:00 am to get there on time for 9:00 am as same day visa service is provided between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. I got there right on time at 9:00 and after spending some time in looking for parking, I went in. There was only two more people in the office as customers. There were three members of staff. One at the gate to issue tokens, another at the reception to check documents and the third one to actually process the application. There was also a counter for making fee payments but I never got that far.

I was seen immediately by the reception and the first question she asked was “Where are from in UK?”. After hearing my reply, I was told that Bradford office does not cover my area and I need to go to Birmingham office for my visa application to be processed.

I told them that there is nothing on their website to suggest that what areas are covered by each of the respective Gerry’s offices. They apologised but that was of no use to me as my whole day was wasted. I gave them this suggestion to put this very important information on their website as it is not fair to their customers to travel hours and hours and not have their applications processed.

That was that and I left and got home after hours of travelling. Tomorrow, i am going to try my luck at the Birmingham office of Gerry’s visa services and hopefully will have a better result.


Comments

  1. Following on from the above post about my experience at the Gerry's Visa Service for Pakistan visa at the Bradford office, today, I went to to the Gerry's Birmingham office. I got there at 9:00 am and was finished by ten. I had the option to collect the passport at 6:00 pm but I opted to give them pre paid next day delivery envelope. They told me that it will be posted tomorrow and should be with me Saturday. I am really counting on this and hopefully it will all go well. I'll keep you guys posted with the outcome.

    Regards
    Sikander Hayat

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    1. Today I went to Gerry's Birmingham office myself. It took about 5 minutes and I got the passport back with Pakistani visa stamp. All in all, a good experience after the disappointment at Bradford office. Passport collection time was between 2 pm & 5 pm.

      Regards
      Sikander Hayat

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  2. It's a shit office I submitted my passport 4 weeks ago I haven't received no response yet and I bought the ticket to go to Pakistan for EID INSHAA ALLAH but these people who work for embassy the don't care they care when you pay 200 hundred pound for the visa then the will give visa in 4 days time not in 6 weeks time but I will never pay one pens beacuse this is my right and i give them all the decoumets what was the requirements on the website but they will process my passport till 6 weeks time beacuse I not paid them extra money so they can put in there pockets. Bradford embassy is the worst embassy beacuse the have alot of Croft people inside which will move when you pay money no money no moving I know I will spend this EID here but never mind ALLAH IS KAREEM ALLAH will take my revenge from them INSHAA ALLAH. If you want to hurt me ALLAH hurts you.

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  3. I want to apply for a pakistani visa will I need to apply online

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    1. No. You cannot apply online. Here is what Pakistan High commission in London says. High Commission for Pakistan, London has appointed the Gerry’s Offshore Inc. UK as service provider company for submission of Visa Applications to High Commission and it’s consulates except Glasgow consulate. Gerry’s Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Glasgow will open shortly. All visa applicants are advised to submit their visa applications at their nearest Gerry’s Visa Application Centre. Click the following link for further information:

      Gerry’s Visa Services



      Visa Application Form, Visa Fees and further information

      Please use the Quick Links on right side of this page to download Visa Application Form, view Visa Fees and further information.


      Important: Please note that all issued visas are valid for the period mentioned on the visa stickers, which is calculated from the date of issue. The period of stay is counted from the date of entry into Pakistan.

      The website address is http://www.phclondon.org/visa/

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  5. Terrible service, my son rang their helpline and was told to visit the nearest centre to where we live, in this case Bradford. He was turned away because although Bradford covers Newcastle and Middlesbrough it doesn't cover Durham where we live although it is between the two. The PHC need to get these incompetents in line, Bradford couldn't say where to go but it might be Birmingham or maybe Stratford!

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  6. Kuwait has confirmed today that it has not banned visas for Pakistani passport holders. This was a fake news circulated on social media especially Facebook. Pakistanis can apply for Kuwait visa and can get it depending on usual set of requirements.

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  7. Pakistanis living in United States 🇺🇸 are cancelling their tickets to Pakistan because of the fear that they may not be able to allowed back in. The fear stems from Muslim visa ban on seven countries which Pakistan 🇵🇰 origin people think can be extended to include their country. According to some estimates there have been 95% cancellations.

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  8. Pakistani visa can be applied at Gerry's office in Bradford.
    Before going there, please make sure that this office covers your residential area.
    The address for gerry's office in Bradford is on the Ground Floor, St. Andrews House
    Legrams Lane, BD7 2EA, Bradford, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

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