DUBAI 9 April 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. It is scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom from 30 May–14 July.
With the World Cup last held in England in 1999, it has been 20 years since the UK welcomed tourists from around the world for this competition.
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and VFS Global have partnered to bring special packages at the UK Visa Application Centres across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, aimed at making the visa application process more seamless for applicants.
On offer are 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 Scanning, 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.”