HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 c259W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now announce the waiving or reducing after the war of the price of an ordinary visa to a United States citizen entering the United Kingdom.

Mr. George Hall

The fee charged for an ordinary visa granted to a citizen of the United States for entry into the United Kingdom was reduced in 1937 from 10 dollars to 2 dollars, with a corresponding reduction from 1 dollar to 20 cents in the case of a transit visa. The amounts as thus reduced conform with the scale recommended by the League of Nations as a suitable international standard; further reduction, or total waiving, would be at variance with the general practice of His Majesty's Government of charging members of the public with fees corresponding approximately to the cost of performance of such services on their behalf.