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Exempted from UK Visa

Entry clearance is not required for some who travel to the UK. The exempt vignette that is issued to people who are exempt from the requirements of the Immigration Act 1971, for example, diplomats. 
The Immigration Rules HC395, enabled by the Immigration Act 1971 states in paragraphs 16 and 17, the following:

Paragraph 16
A person in any of the following categories may be admitted free to the United Kingdom on the production of a United Kingdom passport issued in the United Kingdom and Islands or the Republic of Ireland prior to 1 January 1973, unless his passport has been endorsed to show that he was subject to immigration control:

(i) a British Dependent Territories citizen;

(ii) a British National (Overseas);

(iii) a British Overseas citizen;

(iv) a British protected person;

(v) a British subject by virtue of Section 30(a) of the British Nationality Act 1981, (who, immediately before the commencement of the 1981 Act would have been a British subject not possessing citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies or the citizenship of any other Commonwealth country or territory).

Paragraph 17
British Overseas citizens who hold United Kingdom passports wherever issued and who satisfy the Immigration Officer that they have, since 1 March 1968, been given indefinite leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom may be given indefinite leave to enter.

Call ICS Legal today on 0207 237 3388 and speak to one of our legal advisors to confirm whether you are exempted from Immigration Control. Dependents may also apply for an exemption.


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