British-Irish visa scheme

Guidance about how Chinese and Indian nationals can visit the UK and Ireland using a single visa.



By the end of October 2014 the British-Irish visa scheme will allow Chinese nationals, and soon after Indian nationals, to travel to the UK and Ireland using a single visa for certain short stay and visitor visas.

This guidance provides information on:

  • eligible Irish visas
  • eligible UK visas
  • visiting the UK and Ireland
  • visa application centres
Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 10 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. First published.