June 22, 2024

VFS Global announces extended Ramadan timings in the UAE

 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

LocationMonday – ThursdayFriday
Abu Dhabi8 AM to 3 PM9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 3 PM
Dubai8 AM to 5 PM9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 5 PM
Sharjah8 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.

Operating DaysLocationTime
TuesdayRadisson DAMAC Hotel9 AM to 2 PM
ThursdayRadisson Red DSO3 PM to 7 PM
Friday – SaturdayRadisson DAMAC Hotel7 PM to 7 AM

Other Visa Application Centres

Destination countryLocationMonday – Friday
CanadaDubai, Abu Dhabi8 AM to 2 PM
TurkiyeDubai, Abu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
Ireland and AustraliaAbu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Malaysia, Ukraine, IsraelAbu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
South Africa, Ukraine, Cyprus, Turkiye, Malaysia, Belarus, BulgariaDubai9 AM to 3 PM
SingaporeDubai9 AM to 4 PM
Schengen countries*Dubai9 AM to 5 PM
Schengen countries*Abu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
ChinaDubai9 AM to 3 PM

Philippines ePassport Renewal Centres

LocationMonday – Friday
Abu Dhabi, Dubai8 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.