UK visa

posted by Information

Does anyone have a contact no for VFS center issuing UK visas?
Or if anybody knows this information, please help. My residence expires in Aug 2019 and I intend to visit UK May end. Can I apply for the visa in March three months before travel as per their condition or should the residence be valid for 6 months at the time of travel ie in May. Please advise

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Posted On 1/9/2019 11:35:16 PM by Joju Thomas

Hi, There is no VFS Kuwait contact number.
* You have to call +442034811736 to get more information about UK visa. These calls are chargeable 1.37 pound per minute + usual carrier charges. You have to pay while you make call and instructions will be given when you make the call about how to pay this amount.
* In your case the UK Visa authorities may issue a visa with less validity according to your Kuwait residence validity.

Posted On 1/9/2019 11:49:26 PM by Jolly Roger

Posted On 1/10/2019 12:23:20 AM by Joju Thomas

@Jolly Roger - You have copied the VFS Germany contact number. You have no option to contact VFS for UK Visa. The only way is to call the number which I have given

Posted On 1/10/2019 2:41:17 AM by Jolly Roger

Each section within the same company is different?

Posted On 1/11/2019 9:06:15 AM by Information

Thanks Joju for the detailed information. Even a one month visa works for me. Does this mean i can apply for the visa in March for May travel even if the residence expires in August? I dont want to apply and be denied due to less residency time

Posted On 1/12/2019 9:18:44 PM by Indian

My residency was expiring in November 2018 and I had applied for UK visit visa in October 2018 and got it without any issues. The issued visa was valid for 6 months and I had been to UK 2 times on that visa.
They don't issue anything minimum than 6 months, make sure you have solid reason for visiting UK.

Posted On 1/12/2019 10:00:52 PM by Joju Thomas

@information - You can apply for a UK Visit visa within 90 days of your proposed travel date to the UK. The minimum duration is 6 months visa. so you can go ahead and apply for the visa.
@Jolly Roger - Each visa application center at VFS is different criteria for contacting and other issues.

Posted On 1/12/2019 11:05:45 PM by Jo

The minimum residency requirement applies when you visit/apply in GCC only.. The 6 months stipulation requires only in the case of passport expiry..
For UK they issue either 6 months visa or 1 year visa depending upon your reasons for visit and the visa fees..

Posted On 1/13/2019 11:21:56 PM by Information

Thank you everyone for your kind responses. Hopefully the residence expiry is not linked to the visa issuance. British airways office said the residence validity should be more than 6 months at the time of application and travel, so I had to get clarification here...

Posted On 1/14/2019 1:03:11 AM by Joju Thomas

British Airways and UK Visa application both are different.

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