MPs Want Fast-Track Visas For Commonwealth Citizens

By Christian Smith

Members of the British Parliament have suggested the fast-tracking of visas for citizens of the Commonwealth.

The recommendation put in a letter to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd will be debated in Parliament later this month.

It seeks to allow quicker processing for visitors from 52 countries, including Belize, Dominica, Ghana, Nigeria and India.

The new President of Gambia recently announced his decision to rejoin the Commonwealth. This was welcomed by the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson who is currently on a two day visit to The Gambia and Ghana.

MPs also requested that signs at the border should be changed to specifically welcome Commonwealth visitors.

The letter organised by Jake Berry, a Conservative MP also suggests that the “Registered Traveller Scheme should be further expanded to include additional Commonwealth countries.

In the letter, MPs argued that it will “dramatically reducing the time spent waiting in line.”

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