Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on extending the special China visitor visa pilot scheme to include other nations; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Since January 2016 the UK has offered a two-year validity visit visa to Chinese nationals for the same price as a six-month visa. This is a pilot scheme which we are running to assess the benefits and impacts of such an approach more broadly. There are currently no plans to extend this pilot to any other countries.

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