UK visa services resume in four Middle East countries

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From 28 June, UK Visas and Immigration has begun a phased resumption of services at Visa Application Centres in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh) and the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai). As part of health precautions, only customers with a prior appointment may visit the centre to submit their applications and enrol biometrics.

Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment at the centre prior to the lockdown, will now be able to log into their account to book a new appointment. The services that will currently not be offered are super priority visa, priority visa (for visit visas), priority visa for settlement and walk-in service.

As part of VFS Global health and safety measures for the prevention of Covid-19, which are in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and local authorities, customers visiting the Visa Application Centres may be asked to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear facemasks.

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