The Home Office launches new two-year Chinese visa pilot

A new two-year visit visa for Chinese nationals will be launched by the Home Office on Monday 11 January. The new visa will cost £85, the same as our existing six month visitor visa, and will enable successful applicants to make multiple trips to the United Kingdom.

The new Chinese visit visa will also:

  • Enable visitors to make multiple trips to the UK for a longer period.
  • Provide eligible Chinese customers with a better deal that the standard Schengen visitor visa, which is limited to a maximum 90 days.
  • Enable British visitors to China to benefit from the same visa arrangement.

The two-year visitor visa will be available for the purposes of tourism, business, to attend conferences or to investigate setting up a business.