25 October 2013
A discrete trial whereby a few high-valued overseas nationals benefit from bespoke immigration services has recently been piloted by the Home Office.
In an effort to support ‘UK Business PLC’ in remaining competitive in the increasingly global recruitment market, the UK Visas and Immigration service is looking at the possibility of offering an exclusive concierge service to top business executives whereby their travel plans and visa services (such as same-day processing) are managed by a dedicated account manager at no extra cost.
Since the introduction of UK Visas and Immigration last March, Home Secretary Theresa May has promised ‘to continue to listen and respond to the needs of high-value and high-priority businesses’ and to ‘deliver excellent customer service.’
Given the limited scope of this service offering, time will tell if this latest idea will ever get off the ground.