UK govt's visa norms a big mistake: London Mayor

UK govt's visa norms a big mistake: London Mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday said he was lobbying with the British government to change its stringent visa norms, which he termed a "big mistake".

Khan arrived in Mumbai as part of his first official tour to three Indian cities, others being Delhi and Amritsar, to strengthen the UK capital's trade ties.

"I am a big critic of the British government over the change in the Visa policy. I think they have made a big mistake, as on one hand the British government is asking Indian businesses to trade there and on the other hand they have made it more hard (to enter the country)," Khan said during his interaction with reporters.

Recently, the Theresa May government changed its visa policy for non-EU (European Union) nationals to curb its soaring immigration figures.

The policy which came into effect in November will affect a large number of Indians, especially IT professionals.

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