Perfect Timing: Indonesian Citizens Can Apply for a UK Visa

October 25, 2020, 09.57 PM
Indonesian citizens may rejoice as UK visa applications are being accepted giving plenty of time to prepare before your year-end holiday. SHUTTERSTOCK / Paolo GalloIndonesian citizens may rejoice as UK visa applications are being accepted giving plenty of time to prepare before your year-end holiday.

KOMPAS.com – Indonesians can rejoice as UK visa applications are being accepted giving plenty of time to prepare before a year-end holiday.

Based on the VFS Global website, applications for a UK visa have opened in Jakarta, Bali, and Surabaya since July 6, with every office adopting Covid-19 health protocols.

John Nickell, spokesperson for the Embassy of the United Kingdom and Great Britain in Jakarta, confirmed the news.

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“It is currently possible for Indonesian citizens to submit a UK visa application for all types of visas. Indonesians are able to travel and enter the United Kingdom as normal,” Nickell said on October 9.

Although the British government does not require any Covid-19 test results for travelers, tourists are required to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The policy applies not only to Indonesian citizens but foreigners from all countries.

How to submit a UK visa during the pandemic

Indonesian travelers can visit the nearest VFS Global office to submit an application, however, individuals are required to respect the Covid-19 health protocols including wearing a face mask and body temperature checks.

Another requirement for a British visa is to first book an appointment via the Visa Application Center.

VFS Global suggested that Indonesian travelers double-check that the selected office is open on their appointment date.

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For those exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms such as having a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, VFS Global will assist in rescheduling the appointment.

Applicants are advised to have their documents returned via shipping methods to avoid returning to the VFS’ Visa Application Center upon fulfilling the UK visa documents.

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For those insisting on physically picking up their visas, VFS Global will contact them for a pick-up schedule typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm.

VFS Global is temporarily not accommodating walk-in appointments in any of their offices across the globe.

(Writer: Nicholas Ryan Aditya | Editor: Kahfi Dirga Cahya)

Source: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2020/10/09/201000427/wni-sudah-bisa-ajukan-visa-ke-inggris-termasuk-untuk-wisata?page=all#page2



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