Visas & Passports

VFS Global Announces Extended Ramadan Timings In the UAE


VFS Global, the leading provider of outsourcing and technology services for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has announced a new schedule for its Visa Application Centers in the United Arab Emirates.

The revised schedule includes extended working hours for some centres, aimed at providing greater convenience to visa applicants during the holy month of Ramadan.

Timings for UKVI Visa Application Centres

LocationMonday – ThursdayFriday
Abu Dhabi8 AM to 3 PM9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 3 PM
Dubai8 AM to 5 PM9 AM to 12.20 PM; 2.20 PM to 5 PM
Sharjah8 AM to 3 PM

In the UAE, UK visa applicants will have the additional advantage of opting to submit their documents from Premium Application Centres at Radisson Hotels and Resorts in Dubai during the month of Ramadan.

Operating DaysLocationTime
TuesdayRadisson DAMAC Hotel9 AM to 2 PM
ThursdayRadisson Red DSO3 PM to 7 PM
Friday – SaturdayRadisson DAMAC Hotel7 PM to 7 AM

Timings for Other Visa Application Centres

Destination CountryLocationMonday – Friday
CanadaDubai, Abu Dhabi8 AM to 2 PM
TurkiyeDubai, Abu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
Ireland and AustraliaAbu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Malaysia,
Ukraine, Israel
Abu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
South Africa, Ukraine, Cyprus,
Turkiye, Malaysia, Belarus, Bulgaria
Dubai9 AM to 3 PM
SingaporeDubai9 AM to 4 PM
Schengen countries*Dubai9 AM to 5 PM
Schengen countries*Abu Dhabi9 AM to 3 PM
ChinaDubai9 AM to 3 PM

* It is worth noting here that VFS Global offers Schengen visa services for Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands in the UAE.


Philippines ePassport Renewal Centres

LocationMonday – Friday
Abu Dhabi, Dubai8 AM to 2 PM

Visa At Your Doorstep

Applicants can also opt for our Visa At Your Doorstep service to submit applications from the comfort of their homes or office. Visa At Your Doorstep is available for select destination countries and has trained staff visiting the applicant’s location of choice to complete the process.

Details of the service and its availability are available at Visa at Your Doorstep (

In conclusion, VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist, is committed to providing seamless solutions for visa applications. With extended working hours for select centres during Ramadan, VFS Global is ensuring greater convenience for visa applicants in the UAE.

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