VFS Global announces extended Ramadan timings in the UAE
Offers Premium Application Centre services for UK visa applicants.
VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has announced revised opening hours for its Visa Application Centres in UAE, including extended working hours for some, to provide greater convenience to visa applicants during the holy month of Ramadan.
UKVI Visa Application Centres
|Location||Monday – Thursday||Friday|
|Abu Dhabi||8 AM to 3 PM||9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 3 PM|
|Dubai||8 AM to 5 PM||9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 5 PM|
|Sharjah||8 AM to 3 PM|
In the UAE, UK visa applicants will have the additional advantage of opting to submit their documents from Premium Application Centres at Radisson Hotels and Resorts in Dubai during the month of Ramadan.
|Tuesday||Radisson DAMAC Hotel||9 AM to 2 PM|
|Thursday||Radisson Red DSO||3 PM to 7 PM|
|Friday – Saturday||Radisson DAMAC Hotel||7 PM to 7 AM|
Other Visa Application Centres
|Destination country||Location||Monday – Friday|
|Canada||Dubai, Abu Dhabi||8 AM to 2 PM|
|Turkiye||Dubai, Abu Dhabi||9 AM to 3 PM|
|Ireland and Australia||Abu Dhabi||9 AM to 3 PM|
|Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Malaysia, Ukraine, Israel||Abu Dhabi||9 AM to 3 PM|
|South Africa, Ukraine, Cyprus, Turkiye, Malaysia, Belarus, Bulgaria||Dubai||9 AM to 3 PM|
|Singapore||Dubai||9 AM to 4 PM|
|Schengen countries*||Dubai||9 AM to 5 PM|
|Schengen countries*||Abu Dhabi||9 AM to 3 PM|
|China||Dubai||9 AM to 3 PM|
Philippines ePassport Renewal Centres
|Location||Monday – Friday|
|Abu Dhabi, Dubai||8 AM to 2 PM|
Please visit www.vfsglobal.com for more details on the timings of the Visa Application Centres near you.
VFS Global advises citizens and residents to plan their travel itinerary and visa applications well in advance to avoid delays in processing during the peak season.
VFS Global offers a range of optional services** for the comfort and convenience of applicants, including Premium Lounge services for a seamless customer journey in a plush lounge setting.
Applicants can also opt for our Visa At Your Doorstep service to submit applications from the comfort of their home or office. Visa At Your Doorstep is available for select destination countries, and has trained staff visiting the applicant’s location of choice to complete the process.
Details of the service and its availability are available at https://www.vfsglobal.com/visa-at-your-doorstep/.
*VFS Global offers Schengen visa services for Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands in the UAE
**Some of the services may not be offered in some countries, or for specific client governments. Opting for these services does not influence the outcome of your visa application; this is at the sole discretion of the Embassy/Consulate.
Visit www.vfsglobal.com for details.
Opting for any optional, value-added services (such as Prime Time Services or Form-filling, or any other service) does not guarantee a quicker or more positive decision by the concerned Embassy/Consulate.