Calls for a Palestinian visa scheme

I understand that there are currently no plans to introduce a bespoke Palestinian visa scheme, or a bespoke family reunion scheme, for people arriving from the region who do not hold permission to come to the UK.

However, immediate family members of British citizens, and those settled in the UK, who wish to come to the UK can apply under one of the existing family visa routes. The Government has said that individuals who meet these criteria should apply for a visa to enable them to enter the UK in the normal way, and that fee waivers are available to those who cannot afford the application fee. Exceptional circumstances may be taken into account where certain requirements are not met.

I am pleased that UK Visas and Immigration is working closely with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to support family members of British nationals evacuated from Gaza who require a visa, signposting the necessary steps and expediting appointments at the Visa Application Centre (VAC). VACs in the region such as Egypt, Jordan and Turkey are open and offering a full service.