The UK ETA visa waiver is an electronic travel authorization that permits eligible citizens to travel to the United Kingdom for purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment, or to study.
The United Kingdom visa online waiver was first implemented in 2014 by the British government in order to expedite the process of obtaining travel authorization for the UK and eliminate the need to apply in person at an embassy or consulate.
The UK electronic travel authorization is currently available to citizens of 4 Middle Eastern countries.
However, from 2021, it is expected that European Union citizens, who do not currently need a visa for the United Kingdom, will also be required to apply for an ETA to visit the UK, once EU freedom of movement ends as a result of Brexit.
This will be confirmed on this website once announced by the British government.
An approved UK ETA visa online is a single entry travel authorization that allows the holder to enter the United Kingdom for a stay of up to 6 months in the country.
Eligible citizens are able to apply for a UK eVisa through the simple online UK visa application. It is necessary to complete the application form for a visa for the United Kingdom with basic passport, travel, and personal information, which only takes a few minutes to fill in.
Applicants must also answer a few security questions to submit the online form and receive an approved ETA for the UK sent by email.
Those who wish to visit the United Kingdom for purposes other than those permitted with the UK tourist eVisa, or for longer periods of stay, should contact the nearest consulate or embassy of the UK for further information.