United Arab Emirates
Booking an appointment in the United Arab Emirates
This page explains how you can book an appointment at the visa application centre in the United Arab Emirates.
This page explains how you can book an appointment at the visa application centre in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
All visa applicants (unless they are exempt from enrolling their biometric information) must book an appointment at one of our visa application centres in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. You must attend this appointment in person.
If you have applied online, your appointment must be no more than 60 days after the date when you completed and submitted your online visa application form.
You must enrol your fingerprints and facial photograph (known as biometric information) when you attend your appointment. You cannot enrol your fingerprints if your fingertips are cut or damaged, or if you have put any form of temporary decoration (such as henna or mehendi) on them. You must wait until the injury has healed or the decoration has faded before making your appointment.
If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.
How to book an appointment
You can book, change or cancel an appointment online by using the VFS Global 'Scheduling an Appointment' service.
You can also book an appointment by phoning or emailing our commercial partner VFS Global's call centre. The VFS Global in United Arab Emirates website tells you how to do this.
You should normally go to the visa application centre in, or closest to, the state where you are documented as being resident. If you do not know where to go, phone the VFS call centre.
The visa application centres page explains what you must do when you attend your appointment.
You should normally go to the visa application centre in, or closest to, the state where you are documented as being resident. If you do not know where to go, phone the VFS Global call centre.