In Saudi Arabia

User Pay Services

To use the following optional services you will need to pay a fee. This is in addition to the visa application fees. Please read the full descriptions and terms and conditions below before selecting an additional service.  To make a payment online, please click here

On-Demand Mobile Visa Service – Apply for a UK Visa from the comfort of your office or home.

The On-Demand Mobile Visa (ODMV) Service offers the ultimate in convenience, giving applicants across the Saudi Arabia the option to complete their visa application, including biometric enrolment, from the comfort of their home, office or any location of choice.

The ‘on demand’ service is available to individuals and groups, such as corporate employees, or families, who prefer not to travel to the visa application centres to apply. Instead, a small team will travel to the applicant’s chosen location to complete the biometric enrolment process (capturing finger scans and a photograph).

The ODMV Service also includes SMS status alerts and a courier return service of your passport. This service is strictly by appointment.

Customers can choose from the following options

ODMV, Individual Home Service

This service is available to individuals and their families in their residence, office or a location of your choice subject to risk assessment which will be done prior to our appointment date. The Digital Assist and Get it Right Services are optional extras and are included in the price.

ODMV, Group Service

This service is available to groups of 5 – 40 applicants. This is mainly designed for large corporate groups at the location of your choice subject to risk assessment which will be done prior to our appointment date. The fee for this service will be communicated at the time of the appointment booking.

Type of ODMV Booking Fees in SAR
ODMV - Individual 2644
ODMV - Groups (From 5 to 20 persons) 734
ODMV - Groups (From 21 and above) 636

How to apply for the On-Demand Mobile Visa Service.

  1. Write to us at ukvisaondemandgulf@vfshelpline.com to book an appointment. We will then confirm the total cost of this service and also communicate the pre-requisites before our visit.
  2. Pay the fee within 24 hours of confirmation. We will give you an appointment once payment is complete.
  3. We will visit your preferred location on your chosen date to accept your application and collect your biometric data.

The appointment needs to be booked at least 2 working days in advance of your preferred date.

Super priority visa service - The super priority visa service allows customers to receive a decision within 24 hours.

The Super Priority Visa Service (SPVS) is an Added Value Service which allows customers to receive a decision within 24 hours.

The service is available to eligible customers applying at the UK Visa Application Centre in Riyadh only.

To use this service, you must book a Super Priority Visa Service appointment when you make your visa application. Super Priority Visa Service appointments are available between 08:00 and 09:45 Sunday to Thursday at the Visa Application Centre in Riyadh only. Applicants opting for the Super Priority Service between 9:00 and 16:00 will be given complementary access to the Prime time service, Premium Lounge, including the Walk-in without appointment service free of charge.

This is a 24 hour service although customers will normally be able to collect their passport the same working day from 16:00. Customers who make an appointment after 10:00 will still be able to pay for the SPVS but will be able to collect their passport the following working day from 16:00. To read more click here.

Customers and their dependents applying in one of the following immigration routes are eligible to use this service:

Customers are advised to read and sign the terms and conditions before applying and submit the signed copy with their visa application. It is strongly recommended that you do not use this service if you have any form of adverse immigration or criminal history, or have ever been arrested by law enforcement officials, including the UK police.

Using the Super Priority Visa Service does not imply or guarantee in any way that your visa application will be successful. All applicants must meet the requirements of the relevant UK Immigration Rules.

If you wish to purchase this service, you can buy it online for 1231.00 USD or at the visa application centre for a fee of 4503.00 SAR

Priority visa service - Choose the priority service to place your application at the front of the queue.

You can use our priority visa service to have your application processed ahead of others. We aim to process Priority non-settlement applications in 5 working days or less, and Priority settlement applications in 15 working days or less.

Anyone applying for a visa from Saudi Arabia may use the Priority Visa service in any category of visa application for UK except for family reunion applications and visas to Commonwealth Countries, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

To apply for a priority visa you must complete and submit a UK visa application online as normal and then either pay for the service online, or at the visa application centre at the time of your appointment. Please ensure that you bring a copy of your online priority payment receipt to the visa application centre, and present this during your appointment. Note: you cannot apply for the priority visa service after you have submitted your application, unless specifically instructed to do so

Using the priority service does not imply or guarantee in any way that your visa application will be successful. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules. The amount paid for the priority service, as well as the visa application fee, is not refundable if the visa application is refused or, in exceptional cases, takes longer to process.

You should be aware that you may experience extended processing times if any of the following factors apply, if you have:

  • been refused a visa for the UK, and/or;
  • been refused leave to enter the UK, and/or;
  • been deported, removed, or otherwise required to leave the UK, and/or;
  • overstayed a period of leave in the UK, and/or;
  • had leave to remain in the UK curtailed by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused leave to remain in the UK by the Home Office, and/or;
  • been refused a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America or the Schengen countries, and/or;
  • you have been interviewed, detained, or prosecuted by the police for any offence in the UK or elsewhere, and/or;
  • you have an unspent criminal conviction in any country, and/or;
  • you have committed a criminal offence in any country.

Note: You can buy this service online for 247.00 USD or at the visa application centre for a fee of 902.00 SAR for all application category types except for settlement (family migration) applications.

For settlement applications you can buy this service online for 738.00 USD or at the visa application centre for a fee of 2700.00 SAR.

Premium lounge service - Apply for your visa from the comfort of our premium lounge.

The Premium lounge service is available for those customers who would like to experience a dedicated service with individual attention of one of our staff. This service provides the following amenities:

  • a separate premium service lounge
  • stylish surroundings with refreshments
  • photocopying service for your documents
  • quicker submission of your application at the visa application centre
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • courier return of your passport.
  • Complementary Walk-in without appointment service

You can buy this service online for 110.67 .00 USD or at the visa application centre for 415 .00 SAR for each applicant.

Important note: Your visa will be processed and decided by UK Visas and Immigration. Using the premium lounge service does not mean that your visa will be processed faster.

If you require a faster service you should consider using the Priority Visa Service

Please note: You do not need to pay the additional SMS and courier fee if using the Premium lounge service. Please do not make an additional online payment for these services if using the Premium lounge service.

Please note: The Premium lounge service is not available in conjunction with the Prime time appointment service. Please select only one of the two additional services before making the online payment.

Keep My Passport When Applying - Keep your passport while your application is processed.

You can use the Keep My Passport When Applying service if you need to keep your passport whilst we process your application, if for example you need to travel urgently to a country other than the UK.

This cost is in addition to your visa application fee and is non-refundable.

You are required to provide a full photocopy of your passport when attending the visa application centre, as well as your passport for examination by a member of the application centre staff. You will also be required to submit your passport within 4 weeks of being asked to do so. If you do not submit your passport within 6 weeks of being asked, your visa application may be refused.

If you wish to purchase this service online for 68.00 USD please follow this link to the shopping cart. Alternatively you may purchase the service at the visa application centre for 250.00 SAR when attending your appointment. If you pay the fee online then you must bring a copy of your receipt/confirmation of payment with you to your appointment.

Please Note: Keep My Passport When Applying service is open to anybody, but it may not be used in conjunction with the Priority Visa Service.

Prime time appointment - The Prime time appointment service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours.

The Prime time appointment service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours. Prime time appointment bookings allow applicants to make an appointment at the Riyadh, Jeddah & Al Khobar visa application centre at a convenient time, outside of normal business hours, at a cost of 368.00 SAR for each appointment, plus the visa fee.

Alternatively, you can purchase this service online for 101.00 USD, please follow the online link to the shopping cart. Prime time appointments will be available Sunday to Thursday 08:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays 09:00 to 12:00.

How to apply for the service

  1. Prime time appointments will be operated strictly under an appointment system online through the VFS Global website.
  2. Applicants will be required to bring a print out of this confirmation when they come to the Visa Application Centre to submit their application. When making an online application the application will have the opportunity to opt of the prime time appointment.
  3. Prime time appointment slots will be allocated as per the table below
Prime Time Business Hours
  Riyadh Jeddah Al Khobar
Sunday - Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 / 16:00- 18:00 08:00 - 09:00 / 16:00- 18:00 08:00 - 09:00 / 16:00- 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 09:00 - 12:00 09:00 - 12:00

The service fee is non-refundable.

Important: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the prime time service will have a faster turnaround time or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK immigration rules.

Please Note: The Premium Service is not available in conjunction with the Prime Time appointment service. Please select only one of the two additional services before making the online payment.

Walk-in without appointment service - Walk in without pre-booking an appointment, or use the walk in service if you miss your appointment.

This service is aimed at customers who prefer not to book an appointment and is ideal for those looking to travel spontaneously. A Walk In Without Appointment service will be offered between 14:00 - 15:00 hrs for customers wishing to use our standard lounge and between 09:00 and 16:00 hrs for customers paying 415.00 SAR to use our premium lounge.

*Please note –There are limited seats for this service per day and the same will be on a first come first served basis.

The service will also be available to customers who have already booked an appointment and, for example, missed it. Customers with an existing appointment must cancel this before using this service.

Customers using the service will not get priority over other applicants. This service will not be available to people applying as Tier 4 students.

The cost of the service is 150.00 SAR and is available to customers applying at the UK Visa Application Centres in Saudi Arabia. Customers using the premium lounge will not be charged a walk-in fee.

This service can only be used if the customer is submitting the application on the same day.

Form Filling Assistance - Get assistance from VFS staff with completing your online visa application at the VAC, using the information that you provide.

VFS staff will complete your online visa application at the VAC on your behalf, using the information that you provide. Staff will read out the questions on the form, and will record the answers verbatim on your behalf. VFS will not offer advice on how the form should be completed.

Some application types (settlement for example) require additional forms or appendices to be completed as well as the standard application form. These additional forms are not included under the Form Filling Assistance, and will not be completed by VFS staff.

The service costs an additional 100.00 SAR and is available to customers applying at the UK Visa Application Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah & Al Khobar. This service can only be availed if the customer is submitting the application on the same day.

Using the Form Filling Assistance does not imply or guarantee in any way that your visa application will be successful. All applicants must meet the requirements of the relevant UK Immigration Rules.

Application and Document Checks - Have your completed application checked by VFS staff before it is sent to UKVI for processing.

Customers who have completed and printed their application form can pay an additional fee to have the form checked by VFS staff before it is sent to UKVI for processing. Staff are unable to provide advice on what to put on the form. However, as part of the service they will check that all the questions have been answered, and that required mandatory documents have been submitted.

If VFS staff find that there are missing documents, customers will have the option to submit these by email after their appointment, within 7 working days. Using the ‘Application and Document Checks’ service does not imply or guarantee that applications will be successful.

The service costs an additional 75.00 SAR and is available to customers applying at the UK Visa Application Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah & Al Khobar. This service can only be availed if the customer is submitting the application on the same day.

Online fee payment service - Don’t have a credit card? Ask VFS staff to pay for the visa fee on your behalf.

This enables VFS staff, to pay for the visa fee and IHS fee on behalf of a customer. If the IHS fee is required in addition to the visa fee you will be charged an additional administrative fee.

The service costs an additional 25.00 SAR and is available to customers applying at the UK Visa Application Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah & Al Khobar. This service can only be availed if the customer is submitting the application on the same day.

SMS Services - Receive SMS updates informing you of the status of your visa application

SMS news updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone informing you what stage your application is within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Arabic and English languages are available) and re-assures you that your visa application is progressing towards the final stages of the visa application process. At the end of the process you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to your registered email address provided in your application form, informing you that the UK visas and immigration has arrived at a decision with regard to your application. You will, however, not be informed on the outcome of this decision.

You can buy this service for 10.00 SAR at the same time you submit your visa application form, supporting documents and biometric data at the visa application centre or opt to purchase the service online.

Note: This value added service is optional and is available only in Saudi Arabia for local SMS only.

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Please Note: You do not need to pay the additional SMS fee if using the Premium lounge service

Courier service - Have your passport couriered back to you instead of collecting it from the VAC.

The visa application centre will courier the UK visas and immigration’s decision on your visa application, documents and passport back to you. For Riyadh and Jeddah  applications. You can buy the service online for 20.00 USD or at the visa application centre for a fee of 75.00 SAR.

Between 01 April and 31 August, all UK visa applicants in Al Khobar will have their passports returned by courier for a discounted fee. This change has been introduced to maintain the quality of the service we provide to all our customers during our busy summer peak applications. You can buy the service online for 13.50 USD or at the visa application centre for a fee of 50.00 SAR.

Please note: You do not need to pay the additional courier fee if using the Premium lounge service.

Photocopying of documents - Make copies of your documents if required.

You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation. VFS Global can take copies for you at the visa application centre for a fee of 2.00 SAR for each sheet

Printing Service

This service is aimed towards providing assistance to applicants who do not have their application documents in printed format, and need to submit the same without leaving the VAC.

Applicants opting for this service can avail the same service at the visa application centre for a fee of 5.00 SAR per page.

Please note: Please obtain a receipt for any of the services you avail of.