Saudi Arabia & Bahrain join other GCC countries with electronic visa waiver status for UK travel
English UK welcomes the introduction on 1 June 2022 of an online visa waiver for all visitors to the UK from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The UK is the number one destination for English language students from these countries and the waiver can only make it simpler, quicker and less expensive for them to come here and enjoy a fantastic range of programmes.
The cost of an Electronic Visa Waiver is £30, much cheaper than a visa application, and students do not need to travel to a visa application centre to submit their biometrics. They simply fill in an online form with their personal details as per their passport, details of their flights and their address in the UK.
This form needs to be completed at least 48 hours, and up to three months, before the date of travel. Students will receive an email with a link to download the visa waiver.
The visa waiver waiver will be valid for six months and for one entry only. If students leave the UK at any point during the six months, they will need to apply again returning to the UK.
The same visa waiver is already available for visitors from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates.
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