Theresa May, the Home Secretary of UK, hopes to increase the number of the visitors of China to Britain by introducing a latest visa scheme of UK. The scheme allows the Chinese individuals ever for first time to apply for the UK and Europe visas in a onetime process.
Home secretary stated that it will cancel the need for entrepreneurs and tourists of China wading through the extra paperwork masses to get a Europe visa when planning for a trip to UK.
In addition, the applicants who are successful will be allowed for a free travel across the union of Europe, 26 Country Schengen zone. Among the 26 nations who are the signatories to Schengen agreement 22 are European Union’s part when the other four are the (EFTA) part that is the European Fair Trade Association.
The groups of business have called for a change, claiming that extra paperwork which has been created by the separate processes of the application has been resulted in less tourists of China and the entrepreneurs those who are entering UK.
It has been shown by the data that till March 2015, there was a rise of 10% in the business figures and visas of tourists being issued to the nationals of China.
The visitors of china will be allowed to apply online for a Belgian and British visa at the same time, with one set of documents which are supporting. Then a single appointment will be booked at one of the visa centers at UK which have been located in Shanghai, Guangzhou, or Beijing for the process to be completed. The holders of Belgium visa are permitted for traveling freely in any Schengen area throughout.
According to the research which has been published recently by Global blue, the travel and shopping company, the shoppers of china in the account of UK for among one fifth of the foreign expenditure in West End. The similar research reveals that the international visitors to UK have been spent 4% so far in West end this year, comparing with the similar period during the year 2014.