UK Visas and Immigration has resumed its services at the newly relocated UK Visa Application Centre in Doha. Customers can now submit applications at the new UK Visa Application Centre at Oqba Ibn Nafie Street on Airport Road, Doha, Qatar.
As part of health precautions, only customers with a prior appointment may visit the centre to submit their applications and enrol biometrics.
Customers who were unable to attend an earlier appointment at the centre prior to the lockdown, will now be able to log into their account to book a new appointment.
Those who had completed their application on gov.uk before lockdown, but did not previously book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre, can now also book an appointment.
Super Priority Visa, Priority Visa (for visit visas), Priority Visa for settlement and walk-in service will not be offered at the centre.
As part of VFS Global health and safety measures for the prevention of COVID-19, which are in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local authorities, customers visiting our Visa Application Centres may be asked to observe physical distancing, undergo temperature checks or be required to wear facemasks.
Customers with COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough or difficulty breathing will be assisted to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.
Customer can also opt for Courier Return of Documents (available for a nominal fee), so they do not have to visit the Visa Application Centre again after a decision is made. For customers who will be coming to the centre to pick up their passports after a decision is made, VFS Global will contact them to arrange for the collection of their passports, by appointment only.
Customers are also advised that there are new rules in place for entering the UK because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Travellers can check the latest information at gov.uk before travelling.
The new UK Visa Application Centre is at Level 1, Al Nuaimi Building, Oqba Ibn Nafie Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar.
Source: Peninsula Qatar