Applicants do not need to have friends or loved ones in the UK before they can visit the country. An Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) allows nationals of Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, or the United Arab Emirates to travel to the UK for business, study, leisure, visit family and friends, take part in sports and creative events, receive private medical treatment or purely to visit the country for up to six (6) months. When the online application is completed, authorizations will mostly be granted within several hours.

Even Though this visa does not entitle applicants to work in the UK, it does offer them the chance to experience UK’s many attractions and explore options for further stays in the UK.

Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Basic Requirements


Applicants from Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, or the United Arab Emirates who have passport can apply for an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) earlier to any short travel to the UK for a single entry up to 6 months.

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Possess a current passport
  • Possess an address in the UK where you intend to stay
  • Possess details of your journey, including departure and arrival dates and times
  • Submit the application for the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) within 3 months and 48 hours before the intended travel to the UK.

Results are usually delivered within hours but can take up to several days in some cases. Applicants must still comply with conditions for entry and ensure that they are criminally and medically admissible to enter the UK.

Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) Entitlements

This visa enables holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months with a single entry, permitting them to experience life and culture in the UK.
As a visitor, you are free to travel anywhere throughout the UK and visit family, friends and experience the UK’s many attractions. They may also register for short courses relating to areas of general interest and self-improvement or to learn English. During their stay, visitors can meet with prospective employers or recruiters and seek out employment opportunities, explore world-class schools and educational institutions to pursue further studies, and investigate options for extending their stay in the UK.