HC Deb 02 July 1930 vol 240 cc1933-4
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present charge for visas that is imposed upon the United States citizen intending to visit this country; whether there is any discrimination between first and third class passengers; has he any knowledge of any charge made by the United States authorities on British subjects for permission to leave the United States of America on their return to Great Britain; and can he give particulars?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

The fee for an ordinary visa for entry to the United Kingdom granted to United States citizens is 10 dollars; the fee for a transit visa is one dollar. A special transit visa at the cost of one dollar is granted to tourists travelling on an organised tour in this country of not more than 14 days, if they are provided with tourist third-class cabin accommodation on the Atlantic liner. With regard to the third part of the question, I understand that all persons, irrespective of nationality, travelling to Europe from the United States are required to pay a fee which varies in amount according to the cost of the passage, with a maximum of five dollars.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that in certain cases British subjects have to pay 10 dollars before they are allowed to return to this country?


No. I am not aware of that.

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