In keeping with the UAE’s goals for innovation, a new government service has gone digital.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs launched e-services for visas, meaning entry and residency visas can now be applied for online without the need to visit a service centre.
Existing residents can use the portal to apply for new services, or renew or cancel an existing visa. GCC nationals can apply for a sponsored service or new visa permit, wile visitors can apply for new visas.
Applicants will receive SMS and email notifications to update them on the status of their request.
The online portal also includes a list of approved typing centres that can initiate the visa process.
To find out more, visit: echannels.moi.gov.ae