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United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Information-sharing Agreements in 2013

United States views on international law [1] in relation to United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Information-sharing Agreements: On April 18, 2013, representatives of the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom signed an agreement “For the Sharing of Visa, Immigration, and Nationality Information.” The full text of the agreement is available at (Secretary of State website) The stated purpose of the agreement is “to assist in the effective administration and enforcement of the respective immigration and nationality laws of the Parties regarding Nationals of a Third Country” by sharing information about those third country nationals through a settled process for exchanging information. The agreement includes provisions relating to the use, disclosure, and protection of the information exchanged. The U.S.-U.K. agreement entered into force on November 8, 2013 after an exchange of diplomatic notes in accordance with the terms of the agreement.



  1. United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Information-sharing Agreements in the Digest of United States Practice in International Law

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