Britain makes it easier for Saudi tourists to apply for a visa online.. starting from June

Britain has announced important improvements in the visa system for Saudi visitors and tourists wishing to visit it, starting next June.

UK Ambassador-designate to Saudi Arabia Neil Crompton said: “I would like to tell you about important improvements in the visa system for Saudi tourists and visitors to Britain. From the beginning of next June, it will be possible for any Saudi citizen to submit a visa application online.”

He continued: “The system is simple, fast and inexpensive. This represents an important improvement and is in line with the desire of the two governments to improve and strengthen relations between the two countries, especially between the two peoples. I am very happy, welcome to Britain,” noting that there are more details on the British government website via the link. https://www.gov.uk/get-electronic-visa-waiver.

For its part, the Saudi Embassy in the United Kingdom welcomed the decision of the British authorities to exempt Saudi citizens from visa procedures and only obtain an electronic exemption to enter the United Kingdom, wishing more progress and prosperity for the two friendly countries, adding that this decision represents an important step to strengthen bilateral relations in all fields, and comes This is in fulfillment of the two friendly countries’ desire to achieve further cooperation between them.

According to the British government, an electronic visa waiver (EVW) can be obtained in place of the visa, with a payment of 30 pounds, and you must apply for a period between 3 months to 48 hours before travel.

To apply for an EVW exemption, 3 things are required: attaching a passport, having a residence address in the United Kingdom, specifying flight details, including departure and arrival dates and times.

The EVW allows a visit to the UK for up to 6 months for tourism, work, study or medical treatment, but if you visit for another reason, you should check if a visa is needed instead.

Prior to submission, personal data must be entered accurately in accordance with the passport information, including any punctuation, for example spaces, hyphens, apostrophes or full stops, and travel details must be absolutely correct, and travel will not be permitted if you are not Personal data and details are correct.

According to the website, an EVW visa must be issued to every person wishing to travel, including children, but if the applicant is another person acting on his behalf, he must enter his contact details in addition to your contact details.

After applying, the applicant will receive an email within 24 hours with a link to download their EVW, and must show their form when traveling to the UK, which can be printed or shown on an electronic device, such as a phone or tablet.

And the British government stressed that the applicant cannot use his visa to: work in the United Kingdom, marry, or register a civil partnership, and “EVW” allows entry to the United Kingdom only once, and if he wants to repeat entry again, he must Obtaining an EVW or other visa.

It cautioned that the applicant must change the travel details on your EVW if they decide to change travel times, depart from or arrive at a different airport, port or train station than planned, or arrive in the UK more than 8 hours later from the planned appointment, alerting the applicant that the applicant will need their EVW number and date of birth to change their details.

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