UK immigration to begin processing visitor visas for Olympic Games

The 2012 Olympic Games are fast approaching; It is expected that there will be a huge increase in the number of visitors travelling to London to watch the games and take part in the festivities. Beginning 1 January 2012 UK immigration will start processing visitor visas for those coming from outside the UK to watch the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Not everyone will need a visit visa. Normally, this is only required for nationals of Countries who already require a visit visa to visit the UK.

The press release from UK Border Agency noted that the Games are expected to be the biggest event that the UK has ever hosted and that many extra visitors will arrive during the busy summer period in 2012.

We advise you to apply as soon as possible so UK immigration officials can process your application in a timely manner. If you meet the requirements, you will be issued a UK visitor visa with a start date that will cover you for the whole Olympic and Paralympic Games period. Once you receive your UK visitor visa, you can then travel to the UK for the Games from the beginning of 2012.

You can check here to find out if you need to apply for a UK visitor visa. If you are coming to the UK to watch the Olympic Games as a visitor, you will be allowed to stay in the UK for up to 6 months in most cases.

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