- Thousands of visitors expected to travel to the United Kingdom from the Middle East to attend the Cricket World Cup 2019
- VFS Global introducing special services for seamless visa application this peak sea-son, including appointments outside office hours and priority visa services
Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019: For most cricket fans in the Middle East, Thursday, May 30, promises to be a very special occasion as the wait for Cricket World Cup 2019 will finally be over. Scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom (UK) from 30 May – 14 July, we have exactly 60 days to go for the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup.
With the World Cup last held in England in 1999, it has been twenty years since the UK welcomed tourists from around the world for this competition. Cricket fans from the region are travelling to the UK in unprecedented numbers to see their heroes play on one of the biggest sporting stages in the world.
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology ser-vices specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has partnered to bring special con-veniences and packages at the UK Visa Application Centres across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bah-rain, aimed at making the visa application process more seamless for applicants.
VFS Global UK Visa Application Centres across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain offer two special World Cup Packages - Premium and Premium Plus.
Premium World Cup Package is designed to make the visa application experience more convenient with features such as Premium Lounge, Walk-in without appointment, Form-filling Assistance, Assisted Scan-ning, SMS service, Courier service and a complimentary Oyster Card to use on London’s public transport systems.
Premium Plus World Cup Package has been developed for groups to ensure the squad stays together. It includes On Demand Mobile Visa Service which allows applicants to apply and submit biometrics at a location of their choice. The package also provides Form-filling Assistance, Assisted Scanning, SMS service, Courier service and a complimentary Oyster Card to use on London’s public transport systems.
'With the Cricket World Cup 2019 around the corner, VFS Global is excited to bring exclusive packages for fans travelling to London.' said Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO for Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global. 'We shall be delighted to be connected with travellers at every step of their journey and help them make the most of their trip starting from applying a visa, to getting around UK through BritRail passes and Oyster Cards, and tickets for various sightseeing attractions. Our services are designed to maintain quality and security despite the ever-increasing volume of activity this World Cup season.'
In addition to the packages, applicants can benefit from exclusive services on offer :
Apply on the front foot with the Priority & Super Priority Visa
Get your application processed within 5 working days with our Priority Visa service, or within 24 hours with our Super Priority visa service.
Prime Time Appointments: Don't get stumped by your busy schedule
Apply for your visa outside of standard hours – ideal for busy working professionals and groups of travelers.
Ensure a good innings at the Premium Lounge
VFS Global’s Premium Lounge is designed to provide personalised attention and assistance to ensure a more seamless and speedy visa submission process.
Make the most of your trip
Choose from a wide range of products at the Britain Travel Shop, including Oyster Cards, BritRail passes, and tickets for various UK attractions.