Immigration Rules to be simplified for Chinese national visitors
Chancellor George Osborne, during his trade trip in China, announced plans to relax the visa rules for Chinese nationals visiting the UK. The plans include:
- Chinese applicants will be able to submit just one visa form covering them for both visits to the UK and the EU Schengen agreement countries through selected travel agents;
- From summer 2014 there will be a new 24 hour ‘super-priority’ visa service;
- The VIP mobile visa service, currently operating in Beijing and Shanghai, could be expanded to the rest of China.
Posted on Oct 13, 2013.