Last week, UK Prime Minister, David Cameron announced that the UK will expand its fast track 24 hour visa service to include New York City, United Arab Emirates and Paris. It seems that the Government is looking to attract rich tourists and business executives to boost the UK economy. Currently the scheme is only available in India and China, but will now be extended to seven other countries.
Super Priority UK Visa Service
Last year, the UK government introduced the super-priority service in India which then became available in China. Now, in a move to attract wealthy foreign tourists and business people, the government will be extending the scheme to include South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Philippines, New York City and Paris.
The 24 hour service is aimed at business leaders, investors and wealthy tourists who need to travel urgently and is part of the government’s efforts to attract more tourism and investment in Britain. The visa service which will cost £600 to use, will mean that applicants can get a decision on their application on the same day.
Drive to Boost Investment in UK
Figures released by David Cameron’s office show that about 40% of visa applications in New York already use the priority visa service, which turns applications around in 3 to 5 days. This indicates that there certainly seems to be a demand for processing applications in a prompt manner.
Speaking on the new scheme, David Cameron said:
“As part of our long-term economic plan, we are determined to do everything we can to back business, support investment and create jobs.
“We are already taking action on that front including cutting corporation tax to the lowest rate in the G7 but we’ve got to keep listening to business about what more we can do to support them. And this new 24 hour service is another way we can help – it will persuade more business travellers, investors and tourists to visit Britain, to trade with Britain and to expand in Britain.
“This is good news for British business and tourism, helping us to build a more resilient economy and secure a brighter future for Britain.”
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