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Change to the UK visa application process in Saudi Arabia

From 20 March 2014 our new commercial contract for the running of our visa application centres in Saudi Arabia will take effect.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


These will continue to be run by VFS Global. Please note that from this date all applicants in Saudi Arabia must hold an appointment before they attend a visa application centre to submit their application.

Our commercial partner VFS Global will continue to provide appointments until 19 March 2014 but those seeking to attend a visa application centre after this date will be required to book an appointment using our online system Visa4UK during the application process.

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Published 16 March 2014