London 2012 Games spectators: visa applications open from 1 January 2012

From 1 January 2012 the UK Border Agency will begin processing visitor visas for those coming from outside the UK to watch the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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

The UK Border Agency have pledged to quickly process applications and, if you meet the requirements, to issue a visa with a start date that will cover you for the whole Olympic and Paralympic Games period.  If you are coming to watch the Games as a visitor, you will be allowed to stay in the UK for up to 6 months in most cases.

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