Visa Application Centre

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Abu Dhabi UK VFS Global Visa Application Centre

Shining Tower, Level 25
Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street,
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall,
Abu Dhabi – UAE
P.O.Box 30023

GPS Coordinates – Latitude – 24.473537 and Longitudes – 54.349697

Parking: There are paid parking spaces available in front of the UK Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi offered by Mawafiq.

Business hours:

09:00 – 17:00 Sunday to Thursday
09:00 – 16:00 Application submission
16:00 – 17:00 Passport collection only



Dubai UK VFS Global Visa Application Centre

WAFI Mall, Level 3, Falcon, Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai - UAE

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 25.229167 and Longitude 55.318611

Wafi Mall is accessible by the RTA Metro (Green Line) , and the nearest station is the Healthcare City Metro Station.


  • Wafi has more than 1,000 covered parking bays which are controlled by the automated paid parking system.
  • Parking will be free from 0 to 3 hrs. on all weekdays. Every additional hour will be charged at the rate of AED 10.
  • Valet parking is available at all main entrances to Wafi Mall. Additional Charges applicable.
  • VIP Royal parking is available at the main Atrium entrance.
  • Parking for guests with a disability is available at clearly designated spots in the car parks
  • Any information about parking charges and payment options can be obtained from the customer service desks located within the mall.

Business hours:

09:00 – 17:00 Sunday to Thursday
09:00 – 16:00 Application submission
16:00 – 17:00 Passport collection only


Application submission

You can make an appointment through the 'book an appointment' page on this website.

Passport collection

We recommend that you check that your passport is ready before you come to the visa application for collection You can also sign up for our SMS messaging service and receive a text on your mobile phone as soon as your passport is ready for collection. You may opt for the courier return service to avoid having to come back to collect your passport. Please see the 'user pay services' page on this website for more information.

Customers with disabilities

All visa application centres have step-free access for wheelchairs. Applicants who have a disability or who have accessibility requirements are encouraged to bring someone to assist them. Lifts are also accessible for use where necessary. Please note that VFS Global staff will be available to assist any applicant with special needs - Click here

Security procedures

All applicants and their belongings entering the visa application centre will be subject to a security search. Separate facilities for a security search will be made available for ladies.

Please note that access to the visa application centre is restricted to visa applicants only. The only exceptions to this policy are:

  • Children less than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This cannot be a member of the visa application centre staff.
  • Elderly, medically infirm or disabled applicants who require assistance in order to submit their applications. Applicants who fall into these categories should advise the security staff on arrival at the VAC.

Mobile phones and Tablets are permitted in the visa application centre, but they must be switched to silent or vibrate mode. They should be switched on before entering the VAC. Devices that cannot be switched on cannot be taken into the visa application centre.

Under no circumstances is photography, filming or audio recording permitted. Mobile phones have to be put away when you are dealing with our staff.

Only one airline cabin size bag 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm alternatively 21.5” x 13.5” x 8" per applicant is permitted in the VAC . Larger bags cannot be taken into the visa application centre and must be stored elsewhere.

For security reasons the following items will not be permitted inside the visa application centre.

  • All battery operated or electronic items such cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppies, laptops, or portable music players ,hard disk drive (HDDs), pen/thumb drives, spy devices, audio recorders, or other devices which can hinder the centre’s functioning
  • Sealed envelopes or packages.
  • Any inflammable item such as matchboxes/ lighters/ electric cigarettes /fuel.
  • Any sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail filers.
  • Weapons, weapon - like objects or explosive material of any kind.

Other items may be prohibited based on security staff discretion.

Please note: The visa application centre is unable to store prohibited items. Applicants should make other arrangements to store their belongings before they enter the visa application centre.

Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act prevents UK Visas and Immigration and VFS Global from providing information about an application to anybody other than the individual visa applicant or their authorised representative.