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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Russia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current policy on granting visas for musical ensembles from Russia; why there was a delay in issuing visas recently for the Lyra Ensemble from St Petersburg which led to the cancellation of concerts on their proposed United Kingdom tour; and what steps they will take to avoid such situations in the future. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Due to its obligations under the Data Protection Act, UK Visas and Immigration is unable to comment openly on individual cases. There is insufficient detail in the question to enable us to identify these visa applications but if Lord Jones of Cheltenham wishes to provide specific details of the visa applicants, UK Visas and Immigration will provide him with an in confidence letter regarding this incident.<br><br>There has been no change in visa policy for those coming from Russia to give musical performances in the UK. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We advise Russian visa applicants to apply for their visas as early as possible in advance of their <br>date of travel. In Russia, applicants can apply up to six months in advance of travel and a 'submission without passport' service is available for those who want to hold on to their passport whilst their application is processed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this