• Travellers to the UK from The Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia can now apply for the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)
• VFS Global now offers EVW assistance for applicants in six countries in the Middle East
Nationals of The Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia can now apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) when travelling to the UK. Travellers can apply in advance from the comfort of their home, anywhere between three months and 48 hours prior to their intended date of travel, for the purposes of tourism, business, study or medical treatment.
Having extended to the two new locations, VFS Global now offers EVW assistance in six countries in the GCC - Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
With an EVW, travellers visiting the UK for up to six months need no longer apply for a visit visa, enroll biometrics at the Visa Application Centre, or hand in their passports in advance for processing. Customers can provide their information, upload their travel documents, and make the fee payment online. With its trained professionals VFS Global can provide assistance in completing the EVW application .
Atul Marwah, Head–Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global, said, “VFS Global is excited to roll out the EVW service in a further two countries in the Middle East, and we thank UKVI for their continued faith in us. The Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia remain key source markets for the UK, and this service is ideal for travellers looking to visit the country for a short term, while providing them an easier, more cost-effective, and convenient visa application journey.”