25 June 2015
VFS Global will maintain extended working hours at the UK Visa Application Centre in Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan. The centres will be open for business from 8am to 3pm & from 8pm to10pm for applicants, strictly by appointment*.
Matt Heath, Regional Director UK Visas & Immigration Middle East & Pakistan said: "the UK welcomes visitors from the UAE and we offer a fast and efficient service for those who require a visa. Customers can opt to use our priority or super priority service for faster processing, and our premium lounge for extra comfort. We continually improve our service based on feedback from customers and this initiative is another example of the flexibility we provide"
Ajit Alexander, COO - Middle East & Africa, VFS Global said, "This is a new initiative but one that we are confident will be well received as it offers more flexibility for appointments during a busy travel period and specially keeping in mind the sentiments of our customers during the holy month of Ramadan. We are committed to attending to our customer's needs and with the feedback received; we are delighted to introduce this service in Dubai".
*Term & Conditions apply
UKVI Visa Application Centres:
Dubai - Address:
WAFI Mall, Level 3, Falcon, Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - UAE
Ramadan Business Hours: 0800hrs to 1500hrs and 2000hrs to 2200hrs (Sunday to Thursday)
Acceptance of Applications (all applicants): 0800hrs to 1400hrs from Sunday to Thursday (Except Holidays as declared by the British Embassy, Abu Dhabi)
Return delivery of Applications:2000hrs to 2200hrs from Sunday to Thursday (Except Holidays as declared by the British Embassy, Abu Dhabi)
Additional SMS/Courier/Premium Lounge charges as applicable to be borne by the applicant.
VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting and processing applications for the British Embassy, Abu Dhabi. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.
About VFS Global
VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With over 1660 Application Centres, operations in 121 countries across five continents and over 100 million applications processed as at 31 May 2015, VFS Global serves the interests of 45 client governments. VFS Global's worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management System and ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System.
For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com
About UK Visas & Immigration
UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the UK. UAE nationals wishing to go to the UK on a short trip can take advantage of the UK's electronic visa waiver service - which offers visa-free travel provided travellers register online at least 48 hours before departure. Those wishing to stay in the UK for longer periods will generally need to apply for a visa. The UK offers a priority service for front of queue processing (typically within 3-5 days) and a super priority service, for a decision within 24 hours. These services are available at our application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
© Press Release 2015