UK visa from UAE 2019: application fees in Emirati Dirham (AED)!

UK Visa Dubai Processing Time for Visit, Work, Study, Spouse, EEAThis provides an overview of the UK visa applications from UAE 2019. Indeed, Emirati nationals and residents applying for UK visa from UAE need to pay the online application charges in US Dollars. However, most of the applicants like to know an approximate equivalent in UAE Dirham (AED). Therefore, this explains the latest UK Visa Fees UAE 2019: application cost in UAE Dirham (AED) and US Dollars. And also processing time for applications submitted at UKVAC Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics:

  1. How many UAE Nationals apply for a British visa?
  2. UK visitor visa application fee and processing time from UAE
  3. UK family and spouse settlement applications from UAE
  4. Tier 1 application charges and processing time
  5. Tier 2 applications cost and timelines
  6. UK Tier 4 student visa cost and processing time from UAE
  7. Tier 5 application fee and processing time
  8. Applications for other work categories from UAE
  9. Applications from UAE FAQs
  10. How to apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) online?

Furthermore, for case processing and representation contact specialist immigration solicitors.

1) How many UAE nationals citizens apply for UK visa and immigration?

Perhaps, approximately more than 5-7K UAE citizens apply for UK visa. During 2018-19, the Emirati nationals have been granted a UK visa in all the broad categories i.e. temporary visits, spouse and family settlement, study and work.

Please note: UAE nationals can apply for the Electronic visa waiver (EVW) instead of a visiting visa the UK for up to 180 days. Therefore, a large number of UAE nationals use EVW instead of applying for a standard visa for visiting the UK.

Moreover, the total number of UK visa and applications made in UAE far exceeds the number of applications made by Emirati citizens because of a large number of foreign residents (i.e. Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, Bangladeshi etc. nationals) living the UAE. Therefore, statistics are only relevant for UAE nationals. However, the information relating to the applying from UAE is relevant to both the UAE nationals and foreign residents- living and working in the UK.

UK visa applications from the UAE nationals 2019 Q1

During the Jan-March 2019 quarter, 891 Emirati nationals applied for UK visa and immigration for entry clearance. Accordingly, 906 visa applications from UAE nationals resolved during the Jan-Mar 2019 quarter. And 887 visas granted, 6 applications refused. Moreover, 13 applications withdrawn and no application lapsed during the quarter. Accordingly, so far the UK visa success and refusal rate during 2019 has been 97.90% and 0.66%, respectively.

Furthermore, the number of grants during the 2019 Q1 (887) is lower than that for 2018 Q1 (1,202). Perhaps, this is due to a decrease in the number of applications. And also due to a decrease in the UK visa success rate from UAE for 2019 Q1.

UK visa applications from UAE nationals

UK visa applications from UAE nationals

No of Decisions 2016-18

In fact, during 2016-18 the total number of decisions made on the UK visa applications from the UAE nationals hovers in the range of 5.7-7.6K.

Grants 2016-18

Evidently, during 2016-18 the number of UK visa grants to UAE citizens hovers in the range of 5.6-7.5K.

UK visa success rate for the UAE nationals during 2016-18

In fact, the UK visa success rate for UAE citizens remained quite stable during the 3 year period and is approx 99%.

No. of refused application during 2016-18

Evidently, during 2016-18 only a handful of application from UAE nationals are refused. Therefore the UK visa refusal rate has remained less than 0.5% during the 3 year period.

UK visa application from UAE nationals
Year 2016 2017 2018
UK visa refusal rate for UAE nationals 0.35% 0.58% 0.38%
UK Visa Applications made by UAE nationals 7,573 6,526 5,737
No. of decisions 7,626 6,525 5,717
UK visa grants to UAE nationals 7,571 6,432 5,674
No. of applications refused 27 38 22
No of applications withdrawn 28 55 21
Lapsed Nil
UK visa success rate for UAE nationals 99.28% 98.57% 99.25%

Broad Categories

In fact, during 2018, 5,674 UK visas were granted to UAE citizens in the following broad and sub-categories:

  1. Visitor Visa: 4,302
  2. Transit: 1
  3. Short-Term Study: 265
  4. Family Settlement: 2
  5. Dependant joining or accompanying: 13
  6. PBS Tier 111
  7. PBS Tier 2: 33
  8. Tier 4 Student: 899
  9. PBS Tier 5: 26
  10. Certificate of entitlement to right of abode (Main apps): 21
  11. Other Settlement (indefinite leave): 1
  12. Other temporary visas: 100

2) UK visitor visa application fee and processing time from UAE

Please note the application charges are usually revised once every year. Therefore, the charges in GBP remain the same during the year. However, due to exchange rate fluctuations, the UK Visa Fees in UAE Dirham (د.إ) (AED) may vary during the year. The exchanges rate used for computing application charges is AED3/67 to a US$.

UK standard visitor visa fees in USD

Apparently, applicants can apply for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years standard visitor visa from Turkey. Perhaps, the most common and popular is the 6 months standard visitor visa. The fee for UK 6 months visa from Turkey is AED444. Moreover, the UK visa fees in Turkish Lira for 2, 5 and 10 years applications are AED1,685, AED3,053, and AED3,835, respectively.

6 months visa charges with priority service

The UK visa cost from UAE for 6 months with priority service is AED1,471 i.e. application cost AED444 plus the priority service AED1,027. Please note: the charges are non-refundable!

2-year visa application cost with priority service

Quite clearly, the UK visa fee UAE for 2 years with priority service is AED2,712 i.e. application cost AED1,685 plus the priority service AED1,027.

5-year visa application charges with priority service

In fact, the UK visa price UAE 2019 for 5 years with priority service is AED4,080 i.e. application cost AED3,053 plus the priority service AED1,027.

10-year visa application charges with priority service

Finally, the UK visa fee UAE 2019 for 10 years with priority service is AED4,862 i.e. application cost AED3,835 plus the priority service AED1,027.

Private medical treatment

The UK visa application fees in UAE Dirham for more than 6 months but less than 11 months private medical treatment visa is AED885 ($241).

Visiting academics

Moreover, the application charges for visiting academic visa for more than 6 months but less than 12 months is AED885 ($241).

Marriage visitor visa

Quite clearly, the UK visa fee from UAE 2019 for the UK marriage visitor visa is AED444 i.e $121.

Permitted paid engagement

Furthermore, the application cost for permitted paid engagement (PPE) is AED444 (i.e. $121).

Approved Destination Scheme (ADS)

The application charges under Approved Destination Scheme (ADS) for visiting the UK in a Chinese tour group are AED444 (i.e. $121).

How many UAE nationals get the UK visitor visa in 2018?

In fact, 4,302 UAE citizens get the UK visitor visa during 2018 with the following breakup:

  • Visitors (Main apps) – 4,273
  • Visitors (Dep) – 29

UK transit visa application fee from UAE 2019

Apparently, the UK transit visa fees in UAE Dirham for direct airside and landside transit visa are AED161 ($44) and AED297 ($81), respectively. And also AED297 ($81) for the purpose of joining a ship or aircraft as a member of the crew of that ship or aircraft.

How many Emirati citizens get the UK transit visa?

Quite clearly, only 1 UAE citizen get the UK transit visa during 2018.

What is the UK transit visa processing time from UAE?

Perhaps, most of the UK transit visa applications from UAE usually processed within 10-15 working days. However, at times the decision-making process may take more time.

Short-term study visa

Furthermore, the UK visa fee from UAE for the short term student visa (aka student visitor visa) for up to six months in UAE Dirham is AED451 ($123). However, the charges for a short term study visa up to 11 months is AED867 ($236).

How many Emirati citizens get UK short-term study visa?

In fact, 265 UAE citizens get the short term study visa during 2018. Moreover, the short-term study visa was previously known as the UK student visitor visa.

UK visitor visa fee in Emirati Dirham (AED) 2019

UK visitor visa fee in Emirati Dirham (AED) 2019

How to apply for the UK visit visa from UAE?

An applicant can apply online for any type of UK visitor visa. Perhaps, an applicant can read the questions in different languages. However, can answer only in English. Moreover, after selecting a language for reading the questions, one needs to select UAE as the country if an applicant is applying from inside UAE. Perhaps, if a UAE passport holder is applying from some other country such as Nigeria then needs to provide the details of the residence.

How to submit UK visa application in UAE?

An applicant needs to attend an appointment at the following application centres in UAE:

  • Abu Dhabi – UK Visa Application Centre Shining Tower, Level 25, Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall, Abu Dhabi – UAE, P.O.Box 30023
  • Dubai – UK Visa Application Centre, WAFI Mall, Level 3, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – UAE
  • Sharjah – UK Premium Visa Application Centre, 3rd Level, Regus 2XL Building, Near Mega Mall, Central Sharjah Al Qasimya – UAE

What is the UK visitor visa processing time from UAE?

Perhaps, all the short and long-term visitor visa from UAE usually processed within 15-30 days i.e. 3 to 6 weeks. Here it is important to note that UKVI’s service standard is to process all visitor visa applications within 12 weeks, respectively. Therefore, if an applicant intends to apply for UK visa from Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah, then may expect a decision within 1 week with priority service or 3-6 weeks with standard service.

How to fast track UK visitor visa from UAE?

An applicant can fast track a UK visitor visa application from the UAE by purchasing the priority service. The cost of the priority service is AED1,027 (US$280). Apparently, the UKVI’s service standard for priority non-settlement visa applications is 5 working days or 1 week for applications from UAE.

Who can use the priority service?

Perhaps, the priority service is usually for a straightforward case. However, even if you don’t have a straightforward case then no one is going to stop you from not purchasing the service!

How popular is UK priority visa service in UAE?

Apparently, more than 30% of the business and long term visitor visa applications from UAE decide within 1 week or 5 working days. Therefore, a large number of UAE businesspersons usually opt for UK visitor visa priority service.

Does the priority service guarantee anything?

No, certainly the priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision. However, the UKVI usually expedite the processing of priority applications. Moreover, also inform an applicant via email, if the priority visa does process within 5 working days!

What if you experience delays in processing?

Perhaps, at times only a fraction of the applications from UAE might experience delays in processing. Apparently, there could be a number of different reasons for delays in UK visa processing.

3) UK settlement visa fee and timelines from UAE

The details of the UK settlement visa application cost and processing time from UAE for family settlement applications and also for dependant family members joining in the UK are as under:

UK spouse visa fee from UAE

The UK spouse, civil, unmarried and same-sex partner visa fees from UAE is AED7,101 ($1,935). And the fee is also the same for a fiancé(e) and proposed civil partner visa. Finally, the settlement visa charges for the parent and dependant child visa under Appendix FM are also AED7,101 ($1,935).

UK spouse visa priority service from UAE

Quite clearly, the UK spouse visa fee with priority service in UAE Dirham is AED9,772 i.e. UK spouse visa fee AED7,101 plus the UK settlement priority service fee AED2,671 ($728).

Who should use the priority service?

Furthermore, the settlement priority visa service is for a straightforward case. Therefore, applicants with past refusals, adverse immigration history and complex circumstances may not opt for the priority service. However, if your case is not straightforward, you can purchase the priority service at your own risk and cost!

What is the UK spouse visa processing time from UAE?

Quite clearly, the service standard of UKVI for settlement or spouse visa from UAE is to process 95% and 100% applications within 12 and 24 weeks, respectively. However, the service standard for spouse settlement priority visa processing is to decide an application within 30 working days or 6 weeks.

What is the UK spouse visa average processing time from UAE?

Perhaps, a few spouse visa applications from UAE conclude even within 15-30 working days i.e. 3 to 6 weeks. However, for most of the applications the processing time is usually 12 weeks or 60 working days. Nevertheless, some applications even remain outstanding after 120 working days!

Other dependant family members

Moreover, the UK visa fees in UAE Dirham for an Adult Dependant Relative is AED15,157 ($4,130) per applicant, who requires care, such as a parent, grandparent, brother or sister and son or daughter aged 18 years or over.

Returning residents

Apparently, the application charges for returning residents are AED2,407 ($656).

Refugee dependant relative

Furthermore, the cost of settlement application for a refugee dependant relative is AED1,809 ($493).

Application fee: family reunion for asylum seekers

Apparently, there is no fee for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). However, the UK visa fee from UAE 2019 for the post-flight non-settled person is AED7,101 ($1,935). Moreover, the application charges for the family reunion – other dependent relatives – are AED1,809 ($493).

Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces

Furthermore, the application charges for UAE nationals for settlement of current and former members of HM armed forces and their dependants are AED7,101 ($1,935) for:

  1. Former UK Armed Forces
  2. Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules)
  3. Overage dependant children of pre-1997 Gurkhas
  4. HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces

Family Members of EEA and Swiss nationals

Please note there are no application charges for a family member of an EEA/Swiss national for applying EEA family permit and EUSS family.

4) UK Tier 1 visa application charges and processing time

The details of Tier 1 application fees and timelines from UAE are as under:

Tier 1 Investor application fee

Indeed, the Tier 1 Investor application cost for entry clearance applications from UAE is AED7,567 ($2,062) for main applicants and dependants.

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

Quite clearly, the UK visa fee UAE for Tier 1 Entrepreneur entry clearance applications is AED4,760 ($1,297). However, from March 29, 2019, the Innovator visa has replaced PBS Tier 1 entrepreneur.

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

Furthermore, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur entry clearance fees for UAE citizens and residents are AED1,691 ($461). Evidently, the start-up visa under Appendix W has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur for fresh applications from July 6, 2019.

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent

Apparently, the charges for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent  Stage 1 – endorsement application – main applicant for the UAE passport holders and residents are AED2,125 ($579).

Stage 2 Tier 1 exceptional talent application

Moreover, Tier 1 exceptional talent Stage 2 entry clearance application for the main applicant costs AED708 (US$193).

Subsequent application

Furthermore, the charges for Tier 1 exceptional talent subsequent and dependants applications are AED2,837 ($773).

Tier 1 General and PSW – dependant applicants only

Apparently, the UK visa fees in UAE Dirhams for Tier 1 General and PSW dependant applicants are AED4,760 ($1,297) and AED2,819 ($768), respectively. Please note both these routes are closed for main applicants.

How many UAE nationals get the Tier 1 visa?

Evidently, only 5 UAE citizens get the Tier 1 visa during 2018 i.e. Investors (8) and Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs (3).

What is the processing time for a Tier 1 visa from UAE?

Perhaps, there are too few PBS Tier 1 applications from UAE to clearly explain the Tier 1 processing time from UAE. However, generally speaking, a Tier 1 application usually conclude within 30 working days.

5) Tier 2 application fee and processing time from UAE

The details of UK Tier 2 application charges and timelines from UAE are as under:

What is the UK embassy work visa fees in UAE?

Perhaps, the Tier 2 visa application cost is generally referred to as UK embassy work visa fees in Emirati Dirham. Moreover, the Tier 2 visa application fees from UAE is also erroneously referred to as UK work permit fees in UAE Dirham. Please note: PBS Tier 2 replaced the UK work permit route in 2008. Moreover, the Points-based system (PBS) Tier 2 and Tier 5 application fee is also applicable to the Isle of Man. And Council of Europe Social Charter (CESC) discount of US$70/- (£55) applies to PBS main applicants.

Tier 2 General

Quite clearly, the application fee for Tier 2 GeneralICT – LT Staff, Sportsperson and Minister of Religion, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less is AED2,845 ($775).

Fees for CoS for more than 3 years

Moreover, the charges for Tier 2 General and ICT – Long Term Staff, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of more than three years are AED5,690 ($1,550).

Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee

Apparently, the UK work visa fees from UAE for Tier 2 ICT Graduate Trainee is AED2,250 ($613) for the main and dependant applicants.

Tier 2 General Shortage Occupation

The UK work visa fees for UAE passport holders and residents for Tier 2 General shortage occupation is AED2,165 ($590) for main and dependant applicants, where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of three years or less.

Fees for CoS for more than 3 years

The UK work visa fees for UAE nationals and residents foTier 2 General shortage occupation is AED4,327 ($1,179) where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for a period of 3 years or more, respectively.

How many UAE nationals get the Tier 2 work visa?

Evidently, 33 UAE nationals get Tier 2 (Pre-PBS equivalent) work visa during 2018 under the following categories:

  • Tier 2 General- 4
  • Intracompany transfers – long-term-18
  • Tier 2 (Deps)- 11

What is the Tier 2 visa processing time from UAE?

Perhaps, most of the Tier 2 applications from UAE usually decide within 15 working days. However, some of the applications conclude within 5-10 working days. Moreover, all the Tier 2 applications from UAE usually decide within 60 working days. Please refer: Tier 2 priority service for details.

6) UK Tier 4 student visa fee and processing time from UAE

The details of UK Tier 4 application charges and processing time from UAE are as under:

Tier 4 student visa fee

The charges for Tier 4 students and their dependants are AED1,622 ($442). Moreover, the application fee is the same for entry clearance as a student to enter the Bailiwick of Gurnsey or Bailiwick of Jersey.

Tier 4 student priority service

The UK visa fee from UAE 2019 for a Tier 4 student application with priority service is AED2,649 ($722) i.e. application charges AED1,622 ($442) plus the priority service cost AED1,027 ($280).

Parent of a Tier 4 child visa

Moreover, the application cost for Parent of a Tier 4 child visa (up to 12 months) is AED2,407 ($656).

How many UAE nationals get the Tier 4 student visa?

Evidently, 899 UAE citizens get the Tier 4 student visa during 2018 with the following breakup:

  • PBS – Tier 4 General student (Main apps)- 833
  • Tier 4 Child Student (Main apps)- 10
  • PBS – Tier 4 General student (Deps) – 56

What is the UK Tier 4 student visa processing time from UAE?

Apparently, most of the Tier 4 applications from UAE usually conclude within 10-15 days. However, a decision can be as quick as within 5-7 working days. Moreover, a fraction of the applications takes more time. However, such applications also usually conclude within 6 weeks i.e. 30 working days.

7) Tier 5 work visa applications from UAE

The details of UK Tier 5 application charges and processing time from UAE are as under:

Tier 5 work visa fee

The application fee for Tier 5 main applicant and dependants is AED1,137 ($310) for Charity Worker, Creative and sporting, Government Authorised Exchange, Religious Worker, Youth Mobility Scheme and International Agreement.

How many UAE nationals get the Tier 5 work visa?

Evidently, 26 UAE citizens the Tier 5 temporary worker visa during  2018 under the following categories:

  • Creative and Sporting- 4
  • Government Authorised Exchange- 18
  • International Agreement- 4

What is the Tier 5 processing time from UAE?

Perhaps, usually, most of the Tier 5 applications from UAE conclude within 10-15 working days. However, usually, more than 25% of the Tier 5 applications conclude within 10 working days. Moreover, only a small fraction of the Tier 5 applications from UAE take more than 3-6 weeks to process.

8) Applications for other work categories from UAE

The details of the charges for other work categories are as under:

Startup and Innovator visa fee UAE 2019/20

Apparently, the application charges for the UK innovator visa are AED4,760 ($1,297). However, the cost of applying for a start-up visa is AED1,691 ($461). Furthermore, if applicable, the charges are subject to a CESC discount of £55 for the main applicant.

UK ancestry visa fee from UAE 2019/20

Moreover, the UK ancestry visa fees in UAE Dirham is AED2,407 ($656).

Representative of an overseas business

Furthermore, the cost of a representative of overseas business and dependants application is AED2,845 ($775)Moreover, the application cost is the same for an employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation.

Domestic worker in private household

Apparently, the charges for an overseas domestic worker in a private household is AED2,407 ($656).

Exemptions

Furthermore, there is no application fee for

  1. Turkish businessperson visa
  2. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
  3. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
  4. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
  5. Official Transit through the UK
  6. Official Visit to the UK

Right of abode – certificate of entitlement

The UK visa fees in UAE Dirham 2019 for the Right of abode – certificate of entitlement is AED1,809 ($493).

Transfer of conditions (vignette transfer)

Moreover, the fees for vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) are AED719 ($196).

Single-entry visa to replace BRP

Apparently, the UK visa fees in UAE Dirham for Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit are AED719 ($196).

Enquiry service charges

Additionally, the cost of UK visa enquiry service for knowing the application status from UAE is:

  • AED26 ($7) for International Contact Centre Email Service (per query)
  • AED7/34 ($2) for International Contact Centre Telephone Helpline (per minute)

Registered traveller

Quite clearly, the cost of registered travellers is AED235 ($64) and AED110 ($30) for an adult and child, respectively. Moreover, the cost of registration of new documents is AED91 ($25).

9) UK visa from UAE 2019 FAQs

This covers a few faqs relating to application charges and premium services from UAE, especially for the first time tourist and family visitor visa applicants.

What is the UK child visitors visa fee UAE 2019?

Apparently, the application fee for infants and children is the same as that for adults. Therefore, the application charges for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visitor visa application for infants and children are also AED444, AED1,685, AED3,053 and AED3,835, respectively.

What is the UK tourist visa fee from UAE 2019?

Certainly, a fresh applicant needs to apply for the 6 months multiple-entry visitor visa for tourism or family visit. Apparently, the UK tourist visa fees in UAE Dirhams for UAE nationals and residents are AED444 ($121). Moreover, at times applicants also refer the UK 6 months visitor visa as England or London visit visa from UAE. Perhaps, a repeat visitor can also apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism and family purpose. Furthermore, the UK tourist visa fees from UAE for 2, 5 and 10 years visa application are AED1,685 ($459), AED3,053 ($832) and AED3,835 ($1,045), respectively.

How much is the UK business visa fee from UAE 2019?

Furthermore, apart from tourism and family, visiting the UK for a business purpose is quite frequent from UAE. Indeed, the UK business visa fee from UAE for 6-months, 2, 5 and 10 years applications is AED444 ($121), AED1,685 ($459), AED3,053 ($832) and AED3,835 ($1,045), respectively.

What is the UK priority visa fee UAE 2019?

Quite clearly, the UK visa fees for Priority non-settlement and settlement (spouse) service in UAE are AED1,027 ($280) and AED2,671 ($728), respectively. If an application is straightforward and the applicant can afford the priority visa charges to fast-track settlement or non-settlement application then it is advisable to opt for the priority or super-priority service from UAE. However, the priority service does not affect or influence the outcome of the decision.

What is the UK visa processing time from Abu Dhabi?

In fact, all the visitor and Tier 2 student visa applications during May 2019 from Abu Dhabi processed within 30 working days or 6 weeks. Apparently, only 63% of Tier 1 and 55% of the settlement applications decided with 30 working days. However, all the Tier 1 and 90% of the settlement applications from Abu Dhabi concluded within 60 working days or 12 weeks. Moreover, all the settlement applications from Abu Dhabi processed within 120 working days or 24 weeks.

What is the UK visa processing time from Dubai?

Apparently, during the month of May 2019, most of the UK visa applications from Dubai decided within 15 working days or 3 weeks.

10) How to apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) online?

In term of Appendix V for Visitors, instead of applying for a UK visa, nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE can get an electronic visa waiver (EVW) for visiting the UK up to 6 months for tourism, business, study and private medical treatment. However, EVW is only for a single entry. Therefore, an applicant needs a new EVW for every visit to the UK. Moreover, an EVW does not entitle a visitor to do work or get married or enter into a civil partnership in the UK.

Furthermore, for getting EVW, each applicant, including children, needs to make a separate online EVW application.

Do I need to visit the UKVAC for EVW?

No, the procedure to apply for an EVW is quite different from applying for a regular UK visa application. Therefore, an applicant doesn’t need to visit a UK visa application centre for getting the EVW. Instead, an applicant needs to complete the online application form.

Is there any fee for EVW?

Yes, there is a non-refundable fee of 30 GBP payable by a debit or credit card.

What are the requirements for EVW?

Apparently, the requirements of EVW for UAE citizens are quite simple and upfront.

An applicant only needs to complete the online EVW application form at least 48 hours before the trip to the UK. However, before starting to fill the form, a UAE national must ensure that he/she has:

  • a current passport
  • an address in the UK for staying during the visit
  • details of the journey to and from the UK (including departure and arrival dates and times)

How to fill the EVW application form?

In fact, it is not much difficult to fill in the details of the EVW form. However, an applicant must ensure that the details on the EVW application form must exactly match the details in an applicant’s passport. Moreover, the applicant must ensure that he/she is only entering the correct travel details. If an applicant fails to provide the correct travel details then there is a risk that the applicant will not be allowed to travel.

Furthermore, in addition to passport and travel details, an applicant also needs to upload an image of his/her passport photo

When I will get the EVW?

Usually, within 24 hours UKVI sends an email (to the applicant) with a link to download the EVW. Therefore, after downloading the EVW, it is important to check the EVW for any corrections. If the details on the EVW are correct then an applicant needs to take a printout of the EVW and if possible also to save EVW on mobile phone or tablet. However, if the details on EVW are not correct then the applicant needs to contact the UKVI at least 48 hours before travelling for any possible changes.

Is it necessary to bring EVW for travelling?

Yes, an applicant needs to bring a hard/soft copy of the EVW for travel.

Can someone else fill in the EVW application form?

Yes, it is quite fine if someone else fills the EVW application form on behalf of an applicant. However, in such cases, an applicant needs to provide the contact of himself/herself and also that of the person, who filled the EVW application form.

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