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Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)

Certain nationals do not need to have friends or family in the UK in order to visit the United Kingdom. The Home Office have in place the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW), which allows nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates to travel to the UK for leisure, business, study, visit family and friends, take part in sports and creative events, receive private medical treatment or purely to visit the country for up to six (6) months. The United Kingdom remains to be diverse in its landscape and people and has a wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty that can be discovered and explored. Speak to one of our Legal Representatives to guide you through this process. 

Although this visa does not entitle applicants to work in the UK, it does offer them the chance to experience UK’s many attractions and explore options for further stays in the UK.

Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Basic Requirements

Passport holders from Applicants from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates can apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) prior to any short travel to the UK for a single entry up to 6 months.

You must satisfy the following requirements:

  • possess a current passport,

  • possess an address in the UK where you intend to stay,

  • details of your journey, including departure and arrival dates and times, and

  • submit the application for the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) within 3 months and 48 hours before the intended travel to the UK.

Results are generally delivered within hours but can take up to several days in some cases. Applicants must still satisfy conditions for entry and ensure that they are criminally and medically admissible to enter the UK.

Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Entitlements

This visa entitles holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months with a single entry and allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK.

As a visitor, you are free to travel anywhere throughout the UK and visit family, friends and experience many attractions. 

As a visitor, you can also take advantage of the many world-renowned festivals, cultural and artistic events which take place throughout the year, as well as explore the many attractions and landmarks located in the UK.

Contact ICS Legal on 0207 237 3388 to get some initial legal advice or simply complete our visa assessment form, by clicking here. 

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