How to apply and obtain Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to travel UK without a Visa? Procedure, Requirements, Cost, Eligibility

Soon those entering the UK without a visa will have to obtain an ETA.

Who requires ETA?

If you are a citizen of Qatar and are travelling to the UK as of November 15, 2023, you must have an ETA. Soon, those entering the UK without a visa will have to obtain an ETA.

If you are travelling to the UK and are a citizen of one of the following countries as of February 22, 2024:

  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Who will not need an ETA?

If you have one of these, you won’t need an ETA.

  • a British or Irish passport
  • permission to live, work or study in the UK
  • a visa to enter the UK

You won’t require an ETA if you’re legally residing in Ireland and don’t require a visa to visit the UK if you’re coming from either of the following countries:

  • Ireland
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Isle of Man

How to apply apply and obtain Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA)?

Procedure to apply:

  • You must submit an application using the UK ETA app or online at GOV.UK. People can apply on your behalf.
  • Every tourist, including toddlers and infants, must receive a separate ETA.
  • Normally, it takes 3 working days to get a decision, but it could happen sooner.
  • If we need to perform additional checks, it can take longer than 3 working days.

What is the cost?

  • It will soon confirm the precise price and ETA.

How to get it?

  • If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an email confirmation.
  • We’ll electronically connect your ETA to the passport you used to apply. The same passport must be used for all travel.

What will happen after getting ETA?

  • The duration of your ETA is two years. You’ll need a new ETA if your passport expires in less than two years.
  • You can use it to travel to the UK repeatedly. To enter the UK, you must still either use an ePassport gate or speak with a Border Force officer if you are eligible.
  • But it does not guarantee to the UK.

What if ETA is refused?

Then you have to follow these steps:

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