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Kuwaitis spent £395 mln in Britain last year: envoy

‘Students in UK total 5,500’

British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport talking to an official from the Kuwait News Agency. (KUNA)

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7, (KUNA): British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport said on Tuesday that Kuwaiti visitors to the UK spent nearly 395 million pounds (about $500 million) last year, an increase of 78 percent over the previous years. Davenport made his remarks to KUNA while touring the UK visa application centre in Kuwait.

The British ambassador added that the number of Kuwaiti students in Britain is 5,500, according to the latest statistics. He expressed his country’s welcome to all those wishing to complete their education in the British educational institutions, stressing that the educational institutions in the United Kingdom ranked second in the world.

Davenport said that 97 percent of the visa applications for Kuwaiti students submitted to the center are approved, noting that the time required to issue the visa is up to three weeks. He added that the visa center granted valid visas for only 30 days to enter UK, noting that the students will get their residence card upon arrival, which confirms their status as a student resident throughout the study time.

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