I am a British Citizen and passport holder married to an Egyptian citizen with Egyptian passport. We are both holders of the Spanish TIE card. My question is, British citizens are allowed to travel to Spain without a visa so is the reverse true? Can we travel to the Uk for a short holiday without a visa ? We shave been married for almost four years. I know that I don’t need a visa but surely my spouse should be allowed to travel with me ? It seems very unfair that British citizens can travel to the EU visa free, while I, a British citizen cannot travel to the country I was born in accompanied by my spouse without all the hassle and cost of obtaining a visa. Surely our marriage certificate and return tickets is evidence that we have absolutely no intention of staying in the uk and I understood that if traveling with me my spouse should be admitted but I have written to a number of British agencies and cannot get a definitive answer. Can you help me ????
Your spouse, an Egyptian citizen, requires a visa to enter the UK, even for a short visit, and even if accompanied by you, a UK citizen. Source: the UK government's UK Visa Wizard.
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