UAE gov't introduces new visa system
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 5 / Trend U. Sadikhova /
The government of the United Arab Emirates plans to introduce a new simplified system for foreigners to get visas in 2011, head of the first Dubai International Airport terminal Waled Ahmed said at a press conference.
"Thanks to a new Mobile visa system, foreigners will be able to make a request for a visa through the Internet without applying to the tour operators", Ahmed said.
Visiting the official website of the government of Dubai and filling in the electronic form, a person will receive an electronic version of the visa via an e-mail or a mobile phone. Upon arrival at Dubai airport, an electronic version will be submitted to immigration authorities, who will give the original visa after confirmation, official said.
Dubai intends to carry out the procedure to scan retina - one of the main requirements for entry into the territory of the emirate and the procedure for obtaining a visa in the same institution. It will shorten the time for issuing permits for entry, he said.
Dubai's immigration office created a special e-mail address given the increasing number of invalid visas. Using this e-mail everyone can verify the legitimacy of visas or temporary residence permit. Special section on verification of legitimacy of visas has been created on the website www.amer.ae, he said.
Dubai is interested in increasing the flow of immigrants from all countries, including Azerbaijan, so that all issues relating to obtaining visas, are considered carefully. Some people failed to get visas. It was connected with the fact that some travel agencies provide incomplete information to Dubai Immigration Service, which is thoroughly checked in security purposes, " he said.