As a foreign national living and/or working in Qatar, you may have found yourself having thoughts of experiencing a dream holiday in the UK. Whether it’s a fun summer getaway or a cozy family reunion in December, you will initially need a visa. To obtain a visa to the UK, you may find yourself having to go to Doha (the capital of Qatar) to get the procedure completed. This procedure is mandatory and covers entry to all of the following countries; England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Once you have the visa with you, your holiday dreams are just a step away!
If you are currently residing in Qatar and you need to apply for a visa to the UK, you may find the procedure unnecessarily stressful and complicated. However, there’s no need to worry, simply contact us at S & F Consulting, where our aim is to ensure that you, as the customer, are always happy and stress free. By contacting us, we will take matters into our hands and file for the visa process on your behalf. So, you may sit back, relax and plan out your visit.
Below is a guideline we’ve constructed that outlines all the proceedings and requirements to file for a visa to the UK as a foreign national living in Qatar:
First, make sure that you have the following documents ready at hand:
Firstly, you will need your passport, which should be valid for a minimum of six months. If it is expiring soon, it is best to get it extended or renewed before applying for the visa. Any passport without the minimum validity will be rejected instantly.
- A copy of the Qatar residency card (Adhar Card)
The next is a copy of the Qatar residency card you hold under your name. This certifies that you are legally residing in Qatar.
- Copy of attested certificate of employment
The attested certificate of employment serves as a guarantee that you will be returning to Qatar and will not overstay in the UK. This also attests that you have the required income to fund your stay in the UK.
- Copy of Bank statement for the past 6 months minimum
This is also required as a guarantee that you have the sufficient funds for your visit.
- Flight tickets OR an official confirmation of your flight booking
Flight tickets are optional but you are required to have the official confirmation of your flight booking.
- Hotel booking/ place of residence booking
You will also need to provide proof that you have officially booked either a hotel or prepared a place of residence for the duration of your stay.
Now you may begin the visa application process
Procedure for obtaining a visa to the UK as a foreign national in Qatar
Visit the official website and create an account.
The first step is to visit the website and register for an account.
Fill in online form
The next step is to fill in the online application form. As of 2016, all proceedings are completed online.
Book an appointment
Next, you will be required to book your appointment to submit your documents. You are required to do this in person for purpose of verification. You may also send in a registered agent on your behalf.
Print out the documents
Obtain hard copies of your visa application form as well as confirmation of your booking.
Submitting the documents
Visit the Doha Visa application center and submit all documents in person on the date of your appointment.
To conclude, while the process may seem complicated at the forefront, it is quite straightforward if all steps are followed. If you still feel any reservations, be sure to contact one of our friendly customer service agents at S&F Consulting. The best part is that we are more than happy to provide free advice for whatever venture you may opt to take.
Frequently Asked Questions
Along with the cost of the individual visa, there is also a service fee by the Qatar office of QR 10.
The process can take up to 14 business days.
S & F Consulting acts as registered agents for anyone in Qatar that need documents and proceedings done on their behalf. We pride ourselves on simplifying otherwise complicated legal procedures in order for you to have an easy and fulfilling journey in Qatar free zone whether it be employment or otherwise. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact us as we believe in placing your happiness and success at the forefront.