UK plans to relax stringent visa rules for Chinese

September 12, 2014
Relaxation of tough visa rules for china nationals to travel Britain

The Government of UK is going to proclaim the relaxation of stringent visa rules for Chinese, in a proposal to conciliate China’s leaders and UK businesses.

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, is about to say in a speech at London that travelers from China can utilize the Schengen visa while shifting planes at UK airports.

Right now, Chinese visitors who are travelling to Europe in connecting flights at British airports like Heathrow should get a costly UK visa although they frequently don’t leave the terminal building.

This can be overcome by the Schengen visas that allow Chinese tourists’ access to 26 nations in Europe but not in the UK. Chinese travelers’ fingerprints must be taken in order to allow them to travel to Britain. 

Theresa May has extended a pilot scheme that permits specific Chinese trip operators to utilize the Schengen form to apply for UK visas, and at the same time decided that Chinese travelers who have obtained a visa for Ireland will be permitted to enter the UK without undergoing any second application process. Round the clock processing service has also been established.
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