UK visa waiver for Qataris

December 10, 2013 - 4:01:44 am

The British Ambassador to Qatar, Nicholas Hopton

DOHA:  From January 1, Qatari passport holders can travel to the UK with an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) document. This will allow them to visit the UK for up to six months without a visa.

An EVW is simple to obtain, free of charge and quicker than applying for a visa. There is no requirement to provide biometrics, attend a visa application centre or hand in passports prior to travel. 

The British Ambassador to Qatar, Nicholas Hopton, said: “The new visa waiver will now make it cheaper and even easier to visit and I look forward to warmly welcoming record numbers of Qatari travellers in 2014.” The EVW is issued immediately via a secure website and can be obtained online from anywhere in the world to travel to the UK. 

Travellers must complete their EVW online at least 48 hours before departure and present a printed copy on departure and again on arrival in the UK.  The EVW is only valid for a single entry to the UK on the date and time specified. The biographic details on the EVW document must match exactly with the holder’s passport. The Peninsula

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