Approved Destination Scheme

The UK has a strong business relationship with China and has an “Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)” that allows Citizens of China to visit the UK as part of a tour group for a maximum of 30 days. UK Immigration Solicitors can help submit applications for an ADS and work with you to ensure the best possible chance that the application will be successful.

There are a number of specific requirements that our solicitors can go through with you in order to make an application for the Approved Destination Scheme but we have provided some general information below.

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A general overview and eligibility guide is given below as a simple introduction to the Approved Destination Scheme that applies to all Chinese Citizens, but to find out how they apply to your personal situation call us for a Free initial assessment, with no obligation.

Visit the UK in a Chinese tour group

You must enter the country as part of your tour group (minimum 5 people) and stay with the group for the whole of your visit.

Your tour must be organised by an Approved Destination Scheme licensed Chinese tour operator.

You must leave the UK when your Approved Destination Scheme visa expires. You cannot extend this visa.

Your agent will then arrange an appointment for the whole tour group at a visa approval centre in China. This will usually happen at least 3 weeks before departure.

Before the appointment date you need to give your agent:

  • your current travel document or passport;
  • your previous passports or travel documents;
  • evidence of your current employment or studies.

You must have a blank page in your passport on which to put the visa.

The appointment includes taking your fingerprints and photo (biometric information).

You should pay the Approved Destination Scheme visa fee directly to your travel agent, who will pay for the whole group.

Read the guidance for ADS applicants in simplified Chinese.

UK Immigration Solicitors can provide you with all the assistance you need with your application, giving you the added peace of mind that your application will be dealt with by professionally qualified solicitors who can ensure the best possible success.

Approved Destination Scheme

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