It has today been announced that the Home Office will launch a new electronic visa waiver system to make it cheaper and easier for Kuwaiti passport holders to travel in and out of the UK for tourism and business.

This new scheme will be implemented at the beginning in 2016 and is currently undergoing pilot tests. The EVW scheme will allow Kuwaiti passport holders to travel into the UK for a period of up to 6 months without the need for biometrics. Furthermore, individuals will no longer need to attend a visa application centre or hand in passports prior to their intended travel. Instead, applicants can fill in an online for 48 hours before they intend to travel into the UK for a fee of £15.

To find out how these changes may affect you, please contact us for more details. Alternatively, if you require advise and/or assistance with other visitors visas or entry clearance applications one of our specialist solicitors can aid you.