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packpao
7th Oct 2007, 10:05
I just noticed this on the VFS website (http://www.vfs-uk-th.com/security.aspx) .


Due to security concerns, only the principal applicant will be allowed to enter the application centre. However, interpreters are allowed to accompany physically challenged applicants.

Does anyone know the reasons behind it? A result of violence/threats to centre staff following refusals?

Packpao

packpao
7th Oct 2007, 10:05
I just noticed this on the VFS website (http://www.vfs-uk-th.com/security.aspx) .


Due to security concerns, only the principal applicant will be allowed to enter the application centre. However, interpreters are allowed to accompany physically challenged applicants.

Does anyone know the reasons behind it? A result of violence/threats to centre staff following refusals?

Packpao

Tobias
7th Oct 2007, 11:30
Looking at the other restrictions it suggests a terrorist related issue. Obviously there is a direct link to the British Embassy and that may be the reason for the elevated level of security - perhaps on the recommendation of the Home Office or the Security Services.

andy muay thai
7th Oct 2007, 23:45
theres a Raised level of terrorism threat against british establishments abroad. ( Could also do with the Burma situation at present )

Vinny
8th Oct 2007, 03:57
In the UK, the Current threat level (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/security/current-threat-level/) is
Severe
where:

severe - an attack is highly likely