Whether you are looking to get a UK visa for job, vacation, or residential purpose, there are things that you should know beforehand. In case you didn’t know, the Abu Dhabi section of UK embassy receives around 18,000 applications every month. Due to excessive load, your application process might take more time than you thought. Seeing how the Abu Dhabi visa center was becoming overburdened, the embassy decided to open a new office at Wafi Mall, Dubai. if you reside in Abu Dhabi, it is better for you to go to the Abu Dhabi center as it will help save you a lot of time. Keep in mind that the summer season is often quite busy. You will find a lot of rush on During June to August. However, you can always apply outside the busy time. Here is what you should know about UK visa in Abu Dhabi and application process:
Duration And Renewal Process
Depending upon the type of visa you’ve applied for, the visa can allow you to stay for up to 10 years in UK. After that, you might need to renew the visa by following the renewal process. As such, you should consult the embassy and do the needful to ensure the process is completed within the desired span of time. Here, you might be asked to bring your documents and photographs with you. If asked, you should bring them and make sure they are not expired. Submitting expired documents like passport will require you to renew it first and apply once it is renewed. Naturally, you wouldn’t want that to happen, so make sure your passport is and other documents are valid and updated.
Apply With Time To Spare
Seeing applicants hasting things up at UK’s Abu Dhabi center is a common sight. The problem is compounded by the fact that haste only makes things worse, both for candidates and the staff. As such, it would be ideal to apply for the visa with a lot of time to spare. Think about it, you are among 18,000 applicants who may be waiting for their turn, so practicing patience is the right thing to do. Moreover, application process can take a lot of time, and might become complicated if one or more of your documents are not up to the mark. Document discrepancy is another common issue for visa applicants. Too often, the staff finds information provided by the applicant doesn’t tally with what is in the documents. This is a common sight and applicants often go through such issues. To ensure that doesn’t happen, always check your documents and verify them beforehand. Doing so will save you a lot of time will put your visa application process on the fast track.
Similarly, if you want to apply for some other country, let’s say for Canada, you should contact the Canadian consulate in Abu Dhabi.