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 transactional app involves one-time profile creation, and allows data and document upload, payment and service delivery. Visitors can apply in three steps.
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 four international working days in advance of their Emirates flight departure date. For last-minute applications, customers may apply using the Express visa service as late as two international working days prior to flight departure.
Key features of the app include real-time visa application, one-time profile creation, credit card or debit card payment options, useful destination links and information among others.
Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, VP (India and Nepal), Emirates, said, “The launch of the mobile app will allow our customers in India an even more convenient way to apply and complete their entire visa process through their phones. At Emirates, we are always looking for initiatives to enhance our customers’ experience online.”
Vinay Malhotra, COO – South Asia, DVPC, VFS Global, commented, “We are in a constantly evolving environment in terms of developing best-in-class technologies, and with this app, we aim to deliver exceptional levels of service and enhanced convenience for travellers. The DVPC mobile app will serve as a one-stop shop for UAE visa applicants, offering users an end-to-end platform for UAE visa applications.”
Launched by VFS Global in 2002, DVPC is an exclusive facility of VFS Global for Emirates Airline and Government of Dubai for processing UAE Visas. DVPC also promotes the airline and Dubai as a destination of choice. Since inception, DVPC has processed over two million UAE visa applications.