Sources confirmed that in the wake of the ambush on the car of the British Deputy Head of Mission to Yemen this month that the British embassy has decided to close its visa section for the foreseeable future.
Visa applicants from Yemen are now required to make an initial application online. If successful the applicant will then have to travel to Abu Dhabi to complete their visa application. It is thought that applications will now take up to a year to process.
The closure of the visa section comes amidst a spate of embassies in Sana’a scaling down their presence after heightened concerns of attacks against foreign interests and foreign nationals in the country.