England along with Scotland and Wales form the United Kingdom. The UK is part of the European Union, but it has retained its own currency, the pound, and has not opened its borders to other member-nations of the European Union (EU). So anyone entering England from outside the United Kingdom will need a passport or a visa. Here are the details.
English Speaking Countries
Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will need a valid passport to enter the United Kingdom, which includes England. They will be allowed to stay for 180 days and their passport must be valid for three months past their date of departure. Longer stays will require a visa, which must be obtained before they depart their home country.
Visitors From the British Isles
Visitors from Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands will only need a valid I.D. to enter England. Technically, these citizens are outside the United Kingdom, but within the British Isles, so only a driver's license is necessary.
European Union Visitors
Visitors from nations within the European Union will only need to prove their nationality to enter England or the United Kingdom. This can be easily done with a driver's license or a special EU card. No visa requirements are in effect for visitors from these nations.
Other Foreign Visitors
Other foreign visitors will need a visa before they are allowed to enter England or the United Kingdom. A visa must be obtained before they leave their home country.
Article Written By Henri Bauholz
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