Visitor visa reduced to four by UK

February 12, 2015
Travel visa routes to UK reduced from 15 to four

The government in the United Kingdom is all set to decrease the count of travel visa routes to four from a total of 15. It is claimed that the restoration will make it easier to understand the system. It will involve all who visit UK form April onwards, whether it is for a vacation or business.

Following will be the four new routes: standard visitor, visitor (to hold marriage or civil partnership), travelers transiting the UK and finally, visitor attempting permitted paid engagements. By reducing the number of routes to four, travelers applying for the right visa can be helped. For instance, a person who has to attend a business meeting and is also looking forward to a vacation is not required to apply for separate visas for both the categories.

Going forward from April, introduction of exit checks will be put in place to determine who has abided by the duration of their visa. According to the words of Home Secretary, Theresa May, they must take adequate measures to stay ahead of their competitors while they continue to allure leisure and business tourists who would assist in growing their economy. These changes to the immigration system are an indication of the UK being open for business. The country also welcomes travelers who come there for holiday or work. These set of new rules will be placed in the Parliament on 26 February and is slated to come into force in the month of April.

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