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Processing UAE residency permit now needs 50% less time

UAE’s ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Health and Prevention, and Human Resources and Emiratisation and Emirates Identity Authority have announced measures to reduce by 50 per cent the time required to process a transaction for the issue of a residency permit. The move is part of the world’s first government accelerators, a new government approach that will accelerate the achievement of the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the accelerators have multiple tasks and responsibilities to boost the pace for achieving the goals of the National Agenda and projects. The government bodies will also be tasked with implementing joint projects in record time to transform government services to advanced standards by 2021. Dr. Hussain Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics, Ministry of…

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UAE clarifies rumours about changes in residency laws

UAE’s Ministry of Interior on Thursday clarified that no amendments have been made to the country’s residency laws. In a statement issued on its official Instagram page, the ministry dismissed rumours on social media that some changes had been made to residency laws. @dubaipolicehq @adpolicehq @shjpolice @rakpoliceghq @ajmanpolice @uaq_police @fujpoliceghq #وزارة_الداخلية#أبوظبي#الإعلام_الأمني#الإمارات #MOI#MOIUAE#AbuDhabi#UAE#security_media ‏ A post shared by Ministry Of Interior- UAE (@moiuae) on Jun 8, 2017 at 7:22am PDT The ministry urged people not to believe such rumours, and instead rely on the announcements made through the ministry’s official channels such as its website and social media accounts. The ministry also warned people against spreading rumours, or fake news, on social media as they will be prosecuted for cyber crime. Here is the full text of the statement: “The Ministry of Interior would like to advise the public that any new law or any amendment to laws related o services…

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UAE welcomes first Indian to avail visa-on-arrival facility

The first Indian, with a valid US visa, to avail UAE’s visa-on-arrival facility arrived in Dubai on Monday. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, posted on their Instagram account a picture of the Indian passenger after his arrival. في أول يوم من تفعيل قرار منح تأشيرة الدخول عند الوصول لمنافذ الدولة لرعايا الجمهورية الهندية من حملة الجوازات العادية الحاصلين على تأشيرة صالحة لمدة ستة أشهر أو البطاقة الخضراء الصادرة من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. موظفو جوازات مطار دبي الدولي يستقبلون أول مسافر من الجنسية الهندية عند وصوله دبي فجر اليوم #repost #people_happiness_is_our_aim #gdrfadubai #mydubai #green_card #visa #قرار #اقامة_دبي #اسعاد_الناس_غايتنا A post shared by إقامة دبي (@gdrfadubai) on May 1, 2017 at 1:01am PDT “On the first day of activating the new order to Indian passport holders with a valid American visa for six months or a Green Card, our officers welcomed the first Indian passenger on the…

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Indians with US visas to receive UAE visa on arrival from May 1

Indian nationals who hold a valid US visa or a green card will get a two-week UAE visa on arrival in the country from 1 May, according to a media report. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities to grant Indians with US visa or green card to get UAE visa on arrival following a Cabinet decision last month. Shaikh Khaled Bin Essam Al Qassimi, chairman of department of civil aviation in Sharjah, said the circular was followed instructions from the ministry of foreign affairs, the Gulf News reported. The circular was given to all UAE borders points, including airports and ports. Officials at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai confirmed that they will start implementing the order on 1 May. The visa will be valid for 14 days, extendable for a similar period one time only. The validity…

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Now apply for UAE Visit Visa from your mobile phone

Customers of Emirates Airline flying to the UAE can now apply for a visa using their mobile devices. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in visa application, applicants anywhere in the world can use the mobile app, launched by Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC), to complete the entire visa application process for an UAE visa using mobile devices. The user-friendly transactional app involves one-time profile creation, and allows data and document upload, payment and service delivery. Visitors can apply in three easy steps. How to download Smartphone and tablet users can download the free DVPC Mobile App from Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store. Customised versions of the app are available for iOS and Android devices. Through the app, passengers can apply for the 96-hours, 30-days or 90-days single entry visas, based on their Emirates itinerary. Customers may apply up to 4 international working days in advance of their Emirates flight…

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No Dubai visa for families, dependants without medical insurance : DHA

No new visas will be issued or renewals done for spouses, dependants and domestic workers after June if they are not covered by Dubai’s compulsory health insurance scheme, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has reiterated. DHA said on Saturday that the implementation process of ISAHD (Bringing Happiness) will be completed with the third phase by the end of June, Khaleej Times has reported. The third and final phase of the scheme is implemented on companies with less than 100 employees as well as all spouses, dependants and domestic workers in the emirate. Already 75 per cent of Dubai expatriates are covered by the insurance and the rest will be completed by June, said Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, director of Public Health Funding. Dr Haidar called on all companies to hurry in insuring their employers before the end of June 2016 to avoid penalties, that can be fines of up to Dh 500,000.…

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McDonald’s to offer free breakfast in UAE tomorrow

McDonald’s UAE is offering customers free Egg McMuffins to celebrate National Breakfast Day in style. On April 13th, 2016, all McDonald’s Breakfast restaurants in the UAE will be giving away 1,000 free Egg McMuffins each on a first come- first serve basis, from 5:00am to 10:00am. Not only that – the majority of the breakfast restaurants throughout the Emirates will also serve all-day breakfast*. Commenting on the importance of a balanced breakfast, Rafic Fakih, Managing Director and Partner at McDonald’s UAE said: “McDonald’s UAE knows that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day to get everyone started out right and we are pleased to take part in the National Breakfast Day Celebrations for the fourth time in a row.” “Offering a range of products, McDonald’s breakfast caters to a wide variety of customers looking for balanced choices, whether they are on the go, or looking to…

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10 things you need to know about new UAE Visa process

With the unveiling of the UAE Vision system last week, there has been some major changes to the procedure for visa services in UAE. Here are 10 things you need to know : 1. No more visits to GDRFA Residents are no longer required to visit the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs headquarters or any of its external branches in order to renew or apply for visas. Instead, all transactions will be carried out through the approved typing centres. 2. Identifying approved typing centres Residents can identify GDRFA approved typing centres by looking for the Amer logo. The logo will be clearly visible on the counters and on the staff uniform. The logo is a badge of approval from the GDRFA, indicating that the typing centre is qualified to carry out visa-related transactions through the UAE Vision system. 3. 600 typing centres to be redesigned A GDRFA official said that “in…

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UAE reduces validity period for GCC-residents visa and transit visa

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai, has revised the validity period for GCC-residents visa and 96-hour transit visa to UAE. GCC-residents visa valid for 30 days only “The validity for GCC residents’ visa is 30 days from issuance date,” an Amer Contact Center staff told Emirates 24|7. Previously the time given was 60 days. Recently UAE had made it mandatory that GCC expatriates flying to the UAE have to possess an e-visa before boarding the aircraft from April 29. 96-hour visa valid for 14 days only The visa validity before entry for 96-hour visas is now 14 days from issuance date. Previously the time for this visa was also 60 days. The validity dates have been changed from March 28, 2016. However, transit passengers can avail of a 96-hour visa at UAE airports irrespective of the airlines they are flying in. Passengers arriving at airports through any international airline can apply for such…

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Dubai introduces new system for visit and residence visas

GDRFA says now people can submit applications at typing centres only Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has introduced the new ‘UAE vision’ system, which allows public to apply for all kind of visa and residency related transactions only via typing service centres approved by the residency department. As per the new system, public will not be required any more to visit the GDRFA headquarters or any of its external branches in order to apply for any visa or residency related transaction, state news agency WAM quoted Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General at GDRFA, as having said. These include applying for visa, renewing residency, applying for new residency or cancelation in addition to any other related services as all the services will be available at the typing services centres. System to save effort and time Major General Al Marri said that the GDRFA is introducing…

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