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UK visitor news - Compulsory entry clearance for all people staying in the UK for more than six months

Six Month Visa News

22 Feb 2006

All visitors to the UK from non EEA member states travelling to the UK for more than 6 months will need an entry clearance. The "grace period" granted on 13 November 2005 has now ended and the new legislation has come into effect.

What does this mean?

All nationals of non EEA member states will need tobtain an entry clearance from a British diplomatic mission before boarding their plane bound for the UK. Visitors arriving in the UK without an entry clearance will be refused leave to enter.

For further information on this issue and any other UK visa issues please contact your nearest British Consulate or Embassy

If you would like to see a list of countries affected by this new legislation then visit the UK Government Visa web site below...


UK Government new entry clearance requirements - Questions and Answers

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