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THE UNITED KINGDOM IS OPEN- The UK fully re-opened for tourism on 1 November 2021.
In 2016, the United Kingdom launched a system to obtain electronic visas for citizens from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive the Electronic Visa Waiver that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.
The Electronic Visa Waiver system is an online method for quickly applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Payment is submitted along with the online application.
Required Documents to Apply
Nationals from the following countries can apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) instead of a Standard UK Visa: Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UK Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) is a Single Entry visa.
This e-Visa can be issued for the following purposes: tourism, business, study or medical treatment. If the purpose of your visit is different from the ones mentioned, you may need to apply for a Standard UK Visa instead.
You can stay in The United Kingdom for a maximum of 180 days Per Entry.
Upon arrival in the United Kingdom, you need to present your biometric passport along with your EVW, which can be printed or shown from an electronic device.
You cannot use a EVW to work or get married in the UK.
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My application couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
We recommend that you contact our customer service team as soon as possible to resolve any issues you may encounter during the application process. This way, we can help you continue with your application so that you can enjoy your trip on time.
We suggest calling us as soon as possible so that we can continue with the process and make sure that you'll be able to enjoy your trip without having to worry about anything. Our visa experts are available 24/7.
What can I do if my United Kingdom Electronic Visa Waiver has been canceled or rejected?
If the government rejects your visa application, you are entitled to a full refund of the iVisa processing fee, related to the number of rejected applicants. However, government fees are non-refundable.
To request a refund, please email [email protected] with the registered account's email address. Include the order number and reason for reimbursement in your message.
You can also reapply for the United Kingdom Electronic Visa Waiver through iVisa, depending on the grounds for cancellation or denial.
Do I need an Electronic Visa Waiver if I’m only transiting through the United Kingdom?
Passing through a UK airport on the way to another country is allowed in two cases:
By air, when you do not pass through the UK border control before embarking on your connecting journey, because you will remain at the airport throughout.
By land, when you are going to cross the UK border control, and you will return through it and leave the country within 24 hours.
My credit card is not working on online payment. What else can I do?
I need to correct one of my answers. Can I modify it?
We can help you change your visa information without any problem if the application is still on our servers. We also check that there are no errors in your application before submitting your request.
Some countries will allow us to make changes to a visa application that has already been sent, while others will not. Again, this will depend on the flexibility of the country to which you apply.
If you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us immediately, preferably via chat.
I am still waiting to receive my Completed Application confirmation email. What now?
Can I extend the validity of my UK Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)?
Does obtaining the UK Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) guarantee me entry into the United Kingdom?
Should I modify my UK Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) if my travel plans change?
Yes, you must change your travel details on your EVW if you:
- Decide to travel at a different time
- Leave from or arrive at a different airport, port or train station than planned
- Arrive in the UK more than 8 hours later than planned
You’ll need your EVW number and your date of birth to change your details.
Where can I read more?
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