Coming for Olympics, get your documents ready

Coming to the UK for Olympics, make sure you have your passport or travel document, and a valid visa ready in plenty of time.

If you need to get a new document, or you need to make an application for a visa, do so as soon as possible.

These and many more tips have been offered by the UK Border Agency just before the Olympics.

The Border Force has asserted just about six months are left before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. As such, those wishing to come to the UK as spectators are being urged to plan ahead and begin making travel arrangements.

The assertion is significant as London 2012 Games will be the biggest event that the UK has hosted and many extra visitors will arrive during the busy summer period in 2012.

Offering top tips for coming to the UK for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Border Force has asserted you first of all need to find out if you need to apply for a visa
You will not need a visa if you hold a passport issued by the UK or a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland. The UK is not a member of the Schengen group of countries, so a Schengen visa, applicable in other European countries, will not be valid for travel to the UK.

Already, the UKBA is processing visas for those wishing to come to the UK to watch the Games. So get your documents ready.

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