Interdean Welcomes Changes to Chinese Visa Rules

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The international moving specialists at Interdean have shared their thoughts on the news that Home Secretary Theresa May has announced the introduction of a joint visa system for the UK and other European nations in an attempt to attract more Chinese tourists.

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Chinese shoppers last year spent an impressive $102 billion during international travels.

It has been reported in The Telegraph that for Chinese tourists it will soon be possible to apply for a tourist visa to the UK using the same application form used by the Schengen group of EU nations including France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It comes following criticism of the existing process, and pressure from a consortium of British companies like Harrods and British Airways to make changes. Chinese shoppers last year spent an impressive $102 billion during international travels, making them the world’s most valuable tourist market.

Recent figures from the Home Office demonstrate that the number of visa applications submitted from Chinese people increased by 40% between April and June this year.

Performing overseas moves for more than 50 years, the team at Interdean are renowned for their removals to a range of worldwide destinations, including shipping to China. Naturally the latest news was of great interest to the team and a representative from the firm gives the views on the impact these changes could have.

“There has been criticism that complicated visa processes have made the Chinese feel unwelcome in the UK so we’re pleased to hear that changes are now in motion. Those feeling overwhelmed by the visa process can turn to Interdean for visa application assistance from qualified and friendly professionals.”

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Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas. Established in 1958, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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