Emiratis will get Visa Waivers for travels to the UK starting Jan. 1

No UK visa for Emiratis starting on Jan. 1

Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
Monday, 9 December 2013

Emiratis will be able to travel to the UK starting on Jan. 1 with an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) document. (Shutterstock)

Emiratis will be able to travel to the UK starting on Jan. 1 with an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) document which will allow them to stay in the country without a visa for up to six months, the UAE state news agency WAM reported on Monday.

The UK’s first ever electronic visa waiver scheme seeks to make it cheaper and easier for business travelers and tourists to visit the UK from Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. [all the slave owners, terror promoters and funding]

“This is the first time the United Kingdom has ever introduced this type of scheme,” said Ambassador Dominic Jermey, according to the Abu Dhabi-based The National. “This is a very exciting innovation for us, strengthening even further the appeal of the UK to Emirati tourists, investors and business partners,” he added.

The new electronic visa waiver (EVW) will be available online free of charge and can be obtained by travelers up to 48 hours before departure. They will no longer need to provide biometric data, attend an appointment at a visa application center or hand in passports prior to travel.

The UK government said the Visa applications from UAE, Oman and Qatar are growing year on year. In 2012 there were 30,148 applicants in the UAE, 20,490 in Qatar, 12,596 in Oman, and 63,780 in Kuwait.

It said a record 530,000 visitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states went to Britain in 2012. Gulf tourists injected an estimated $2 billion into the UK economy that year.

“Visitors from the GCC spend an average of $3,417 per person per visit which is significantly above the spend from other country nationals,” the government reported, quoting VisitBritain.

 

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2 thoughts on “Emiratis will get Visa Waivers for travels to the UK starting Jan. 1”

  1. The insanity goes on! Have the people of Britain lost their minds, their souls, their courage? More accurately, have their leaders sold their souls and courage to the highest bidders, at the expense of their loyal citizens?

    In just one month in 2011 more than 100,000 Saudis were issued visas to the USA. For what? It is estimated that more than 40% of all visa holders will overstay their time and disappear into the interior of the USA. We do not have the infrastructure to keep track of our own genuine native born American thugs and criminals much less hundreds of thousands of Muslim fanatics who hate us and gleefully prepare for out downfall.

  2. Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait
    When will the west wake up that anything to do with islam should be avoided ?
    Answer… Whenever we elect a government with an IQ above zero and replace Cameron with the Typhoo monkey

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