Visas: Peru

Home Office written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee, Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 November (HL Deb, col 1272) that the Home Office keeps the UK visa regime under review, what mechanism they have in place to ensure the Home Office regularly hears the views of other departments on the visa regime applied to Peru.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee, Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report of the Select Committee on International Relations The UK’s relationship with the Pacific Alliance, published on 26 June 2019, and the recommendation that "Government should seriously consider removing its short-term visa requirements for citizens of Peru and Colombia", what discussions Home Office ministers or officials have had with (1) the Trade Envoy to Peru and (2) the Trade Commissioner for Latin America, about such requirements.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Decisions on changes to the visa regime are taken following thorough consultation across government and reflect key facets of the bilateral relationship with the country concerned. These often include security, compliance, returns, and prosperity.

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