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Visit UK & Ireland: Get Two Visas In One!

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access_time October 13, 2014 chat_bubble_outline 0 comments 3206 views

Ireland or England? Which country to visit? Problem Solved! Now you can visit both the countries on one visa!


On 7th October 2014, Britain and Ireland inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on visa cooperation to allow Chinese and Indian visitors to travel to the two island nations on a single visa.

An agreement to this effect was signed on Monday by British Home secretary Theresa May and Ireland minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald. The aim behind the agreement is to make travel to Ireland and Britain easier and more attractive. It will also strengthen the Common Travel Area borders.

This new step will allow UK and Ireland to share data and exchange information which will be used to inform and determine immigration decisions and allow visitors from India and China to travel easily between the two countries, while maintaining the security of the borders.

The scheme is expected to start in China by next month and in India by December. Talks are on to throw open this scheme to the entire world by next year.

So, if an Indian, with an Irish short stay visa wants to head to London, they can do so with no second thoughts. Same applies to an Indian UK visitor visa holder, who wants to visits Belfast or any other place in Ireland.

However, make sure that you travel first to the country which issued your visa!

Officials hope that more than 10,000 Indian and Chinese tourists and business visitors will take full advantage of the British-Irish visa scheme.

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