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May 2014

What is entry clearance?

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Entry clearance is the procedure used by Entry Clearance Officers (ECOs) at British embassies overseas to check, before a person arrives in the UK, if that person qualifies under the Immigration Rules for entry to the UK. In all cases, the authority to admit someone to the UK ultimately rests with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) at the port of entry. In some cases entry clearance is mandatory, in others it is optional. Who needs…

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