In Kuwait

Important Information

  • From 1 June how you contact UKVI is changing. Further details can be found here
  • NON-EEA NATIONAL FAMILY APPLICATIONS

    Following a Supreme Court judgment in February the Home Office paused decision-making on some family applications. In particular, those failing to meet the minimum income threshold for British citizens sponsoring a non-EEA partner and non-EEA children.

    The Immigration Rules will be changed on 10 August to reflect this ruling. Applications which were paused will be considered from that date.

    If you have an enquiry about your application, please contact UK Visas and Immigration.

  • A scanning process for supporting documents in the Kuwait Visa Application Centre has been introduced for non – settlement applications.
    Before you visit the Visa Application Centre please click here to view the details.
  • A scanning process for supporting documents in the Kuwait Visa Application Centre has been introduced for settlement applications. This will affect where you need to send your supporting documents.
    Before you visit the Visa Application Centre please click here to view the details.
  • Important information for Overseas British Citizenship application – Customers who have applied for British citizenship must register on the VFS website in order to book an appointment to enrol their Biometrics at the Visa Application Centre. Please click here to register and book an appointment
  • UKVI makes changes to Secure English Language Test Providersdetails here
  • UKVI news story - Migrant 'health surcharge' to raise GBP 200 million a year - please read details
  • Requesting for a refund - If you are eligible and requesting for a refund from UKVI or VFS Global... please carefully follow these simple steps
  • Read the UK government’s advice on avoiding visa fraud.
  • Applicants applying for a visitor, settlement, or work visa are advised that they must not choose the option of “Tier-4 applicants” in the visa category when booking an appointment to attend a visa application centre (VAC). Booking an appointment under the incorrect category or block booking appointments can lead to delays for other customers and for yourself.
  • Important Notice - Visa Fee – Optional Online Payment Process - read more
  • Caution - A number of British Embassies within the Gulf region have received reports where UK visa applicants have received an e-mail requesting verification of personal details... read more
  • Fraudulent job offers – be aware of criminals claiming to be VFS Global agents and follow our guidelines