Citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can obtain authorisation to visit the United Kingdom (UK) in the form of the electronic visa waiver (EVW).
The new UK EVW allows Emiratis to enter for tourism, business, studying, and for short-term medical treatment. The online application only takes a few minutes to fill out and there is no need to go to a UK visa application centre.
Applications are normally processed within 24 hours. Approved UK EVWs for Emiratis are sent by email and the UK tourist visa allows visitors to spend up to 6 months in the UK.
The UK is one of the most popular destinations in the world and the EVW makes it much easier for citizens of the UAE to travel there.
EVW UK from the United Arab Emirates
The UK EVW registration process is simple and just involves a few steps:
- Complete the UK electronic visa Waiver application form
- Revise all the information to make sure there are no mistakes
- Pay the UK EVW fee using a credit or debit card
- Download and print a copy of the EVW UK for Emirati citizens
- Present the printed copy at the UK border
How to apply for the UK visa waiver for Emirati citizens
UAE citizens can apply for a UK visa Waiver from the United Arab Emirates between 3 months and 48 hours before travelling to the UK.
The form is simple and quick to complete. Applicants just need to enter the required information including their name, address, date of birth, passport details and travel plans.
There are also some questions related to health and security. All the provided information is screened using various security databases.
To avoid complications it is essential not to make any mistakes on the form.
Electronic visa waiver UK requirements for Emiratis
To successfully apply, citizens from the UAE need to meet the EVW UK requirements. It is necessary to have the following items:
- Valid Emirati passport
- Current email address
- Credit or debit card to pay the fee
It is also a requirement to provide specific information about travel plans. This includes the journey details (such as departure and arrival times and date) as well as the address where the visitor will stay in the UK.
Children cannot be included on their parent’s UK EVW. Each traveller must have their own visa waiver, regardless of age. Parents can complete the application for the UK Visa Waiver from the United Arab Emirates on their child’s behalf.
Travel to the United Kingdom from the United Arab Emirates
Once an application has been submitted and approved, a link is sent to the applicant who can download and print a copy of the Electronic Visa Waiver UK for Emiratis. The traveller needs to show the copy to the UK border authorities, along with their passport, to gain entry.
The passport details on the UK EVW for the United Arab Emirates must match the traveller’s passport exactly. Applicants should pay special attention to this section of the application form, especially small details such as hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes.
The UK is no longer in the European Union and has never been in the Schengen Area. This means that UK EVW holders cannot move freely around the 26 Schengen member states.