Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Welcoming Games Family Members for the Commonwealth Games

The 20th Commonwealth Games are fast approaching. Individuals needing a visa to prepare for the Games will be able to apply for a Commonwealth Games visit visa from 27 May 2013.The visa will allow multiple entry to the UK, with a maximum stay of 6 months for a single visit. It will be valid until 3 September 2014, with the Games taking place from 23 July to 3 August 2014.
Applying for a Commonwealth Games visit visa
You should apply for your visa on our online application system. You will need to apply for a 'Commonwealth Games visit visa'.If you are unable to apply online you can complete a paper application VAF1C. You can find form VAF1C in the business visitors section of our website. You must state on your form that you are applying for a 'Commonwealth Games visit visa'.
When you apply, you will need to provide a letter from the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, to confirm your Games-related role. You will also need to provide biometric information (unless you are normally exempt from this requirement).
We will be publishing more information about the visa process and what you need to do very soon. Please monitor global Migrate for further information.
Visa exemption Accreditation
If you are a Games Family Member (who normally needs a visa to come to the UK) travelling  to the UK on Games-related business between 4 March and 3 September 2014 you can apply for a Commonwealth Games Accreditation card which we will accept instead of a visa. When you travel as a Games Family Member you will need to present both your passport and your accreditation card to the Border Officer when you arrive in the UK.
You will need to provide your biometric information (facial photograph and fingerprints) to apply for an Accreditation card by 16 May 2014. You can provide your biometric information at our visa application centres from October 2013. You will also be able to provide us with your biometric information at some major sporting events such as the Athletics World Championships in Moscow in August 2013 and the African Boxing Championships in Mauritius in September 2013. Full details of opportunities for providing your biometric information will be available on this website from 31 July 2013.
The deadline for applying for an Accreditation card will be 28 April 2014. If you do not meet the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee's deadline for applying for an Accreditation card, you will have to apply for a Games Family Member visit visa instead.
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