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Indians in Ireland can travel ‘free’ to UK…no more visas and ETA

Dublin: The British government has confirmed that the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system will be implemented in the UK beginning next year. The new system will electronically link people’s passports. The UK is following in the footsteps of the United States and the European Union.

Visitors who require a visa must pay a €10 fee for a two-year ETA permit beginning in 2024, according to the government. However, the UK government website says that Irish and British passport holders are exempt from this fee. Legal residents of Ireland also do not need an ETA permit to visit the UK.

The website states that legal residents of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man do not need an ETA, even if they are entering the UK from their respective countries. Also, anyone who has permission to live, work, or study in the UK and who has a UK visa is exempt from this fee.

Everyone else can obtain an ETA permit for £10.

The move by the United Kingdom is seen as a significant shift in border controls. The reform is seen as the start of the UK’s move towards visa-free international travel practises.

Tourists, family and friends visiting, businesses, and students can use the ETA system for up to six months. ETA will be applicable to those arriving on creative worker visas during the three-month period and to travellers passing through the UK without border patrol.

According to reports, it takes around 48 to 72 hours to get the ETA permit, which will be electronically linked to the passport applied for by the passenger. An ETA, which is granted once, allows multiple journeys and remains valid for a period of two years or until the holder’s passport expires earlier. More information can be found at https://www.etauk.uk/.

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