All Chinese visitors to the UK will be offered a new streamlined visa service ensuring it is "easier than ever before" to see what the country has to offer.
A pilot scheme was launched last year for tour operators allowing them to work from a single form in processing UK visa applications, and the programme will now be extended to all visitors.
A new 24-hour visa service will also be launched to Chinese visitors in August, while 12 visa application centres are set to open across China in a bid to reduce waiting times for applicants.
"The number of Chinese people coming to Britain to visit and do business is soaring," Home Secretary Theresa May said.
"They already enjoy a first-rate visa service and these changes will ensure it is easier than ever before to visit the UK and see first-hand everything this great country has to offer."
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