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International Festivals and Competitions

Volume 709: debated on Tuesday 24 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines are provided to competitors from overseas to enable them to enter the United Kingdom and participate in international festivals and competitions. [HL2174]

Those seeking entry to the United Kingdom in order to take part in international festivals and competitions may, depending on circumstances, seek entry as either sports or entertainer visitors.

Full guidance on whether participants would qualify as visitors or whether they would be required to seek entry under the points-based system is publicly available on both the UKBA and visa services websites.