UK Visas for International Traveller visiting Anglesey
Here you will find UK Visa information for international travellers planning to visit Anglesey as part of their tour of Britain. We hope this page may help in some way as you plan your entry into the UK.
What’s a Visa?
Before you can travel to the UK you may need to apply for entry clearance, a formal term to describe your application to visit the UK.
Depending on where you live you may need entry clearance for any reason (a visa national) or only for some reasons.
Generally speaking, a visitor or travel visa is the least complicated. It is more likely the process would be longer if you were, for example, planning on working in or moving to live in the UK.
When you satisfy the requirements of entry clearance you will be issued with an entry clearance certificate or what we all call a Visa. This allows you to enter the UK.
Remember to put this together with your passport and travel documents.
Now that you have your visa, this makes your arrival in the UK a breeze. Why?
Because your visa shows:
- The purpose of your travel
how long you will stay in Britain
the latest date you can enter the UK
You can usually enter and leave the UK as many times as you like while your visa is valid.
Note: This is important if you are coming to Anglesey and plan to visit Ireland by ferry from Holyhead.
Do I need a Visa?
It may be that you don’t need a visa to visit Britain. You simply show your passport on entry at the airport, railway station or seaport and that’s it!
British Overseas Territories Act
This Act came into force on 21 May 2002 and so all existing British Overseas Territories Citizens at that date automatically became UK citizens. If you acquired this status after that date you will have to go through the normal immigration procedure.
If you are not an endorsed British Citizen why not check whether you need to apply for a visa by going to the UK Visas website and entering the nationality British National (Overseas) in the search list.
Here is a list of British Overseas Territories (Source: UK Visas):
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Territory, Cayman Islands, Falklands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson Ducie and Oeno Islands, St Helena, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands.
European Economic Area (EEA)
This comprises the 25 EU nation states together with Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein.
EEA citizens and Swiss nationals can move freely to the UK. Just have your passport handy when you arrive.
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