Programmes Archive


UKCVA Members Update | March 2015

With the upcoming General Election set to change Britain's current political landscape, the UK China Visa Alliance is positioning itself to ensure that it can keep pressure on the new government t

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UK China Visa Alliance | February Update

The Government has accepted UKCVA’s principle of a one-stop shop for applying for both a UK and Schengen visa as its core policy for visitor visas in China.

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UKCVA Latest News

As reported in the press on Thursday 13th November, there have

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Home Secretary announces further improvements to the UK visa system

As a founding member of the UK China Visa Alliance, Walpole welcomes the latest announcement by the Home Secretary of new measures to streamline the processes for applying for a UK and a Schengen visitor visa.

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BUILDING ON PROGRESS: A REPORT FROM THE UKCVA

Home Secretary Theresa May attended a launch at the May Fair Hotel.

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'UK visa rules deter Chinese shoppers'

A recent article 'UK visa rules deter Chinese shoppers' by Claire Adler, published in the Financial Times, discussed the work of the UK China Visa Alliance, of which Walpole British Luxury is a founder member.

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UKCVA 2013: Statistics

The Chinese are the single biggest source of global tourism income spending £67 billion while travelling abroad in 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation.

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UKCVA August 2013 Update

Following a successful meeting at Number 10, the Alliance is confident that the Home Office has accepted our principle premise that the way to increase significantly the number of Chinese visitors is the find ways of enabling them to apply for both a UK and a Schengen visa at the same time.

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UKCVA July 2013 Update

Representatives from the UKCVA, including Walpole British Luxury Chief Executive Julia Carrick, met with the Home Office, The Cabinet Office and No 10 to promote its position on Tuesday 9th July.

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UKCVA June 2013 update

The Alliance met with Mark Harper, Immigration Minister, and Sarah Rapson, new Director General of Immigration and Visas, to brief them on the Alliance’s proposals for significantly increasing Chinese visitor numbers.

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UCKVA: An introduction

As part of our remit, Walpole is focused on lobbying the UK government and other governing bodies both in Europe and further overseas on issues that affect the British luxury industry. As part of this, Walpole British Luxury is leading a campaign with the UKCVA to reduce the incredibly complex and lengthy visa regulations for Chinese visitors to the UK.

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