Entry Clearances: Israel

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom has a visa waiver agreement with Israel when the United States does not.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK sets its visa regimes in light of immigration, crime and security risks, amongst other factors, and keeps these regimes under regular review. These risks and other factors vary between countries who set visa regimes, so it is quite natural that the United States and the UK will have different visa requirements for the same set of foreign nationals. The UK has no ‘visa waiver agreement’ with Israel.

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