UAE considers new faster residence visa system

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) is studying a proposal to do away with residence visa stamping on passports of expatriates. Currently, all UAE residents are required to stamp their passports with the residence visa.

The proposal was discussed at a meeting of the directors-general of the residency and foreigners affairs departments of the MoI.

They reviewed the necessary procedures and alternatives for doing away with the stamping procedure. The proposal is designed to achieve the objectives of the MoI to boost its smart services offerings.

The ministry is in the process of introducing a smart system aimed at reducing the waiting times for the overall visa process.

The move will help residents avoid the need to visit a service center personally to get their visas stamped, said the MoI. By doing away with the need to do so completely, the process can be made smart “in collaboration with the ministry’s partners”. It can be offered as per the “best international standards within a unified system”.

The meeting also reviewed the results of a smart visa processing system that was launched in Ajman recently on a trial basis. The system reduced the time from applying for a visa to receiving it by 50 per cent.

قطاع الجنسية والإقامة والمنافذ يبدأ دراسة إجراءات الاستغناء عن قسيمة الإقامة The Naturalization, Residence and Port Affairs Sector begins studying the procedures for dispensing the residence voucher تدارس المدراء العامون للإقامة وشؤون الأجانب بوزارة الداخلية في اجتماع لهم في عجمان، الإجراءات اللازمة والبدائل لعملية الاستغناء عن "قسيمة الإقامة" والتي تهدف لتحقيق الأهداف المرسومة من الوزارة لمنظومتها الجديدة للخدمات الذكية لقطاع شؤون الإقامة والجنسية والمنافذ التي أطلقتها مؤخراً وتتوافق مع توجهات الحكومة الاتحادية في تسريع تحقيق الأجندة الوطنية لرؤية الإمارات 2021 منذ أن أطلقت المسرعات الحكومية The General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior discussed in a meeting in Ajman the necessary procedures and alternatives for dispensing the residence voucher which aims to achieve the objectives set by the ministry for its new system of smart services for the Naturalization, Residence and Port Affairs sector, achieving the national agenda for the vision of the UAE 2021 since the launch of government accelerators. #خدمات_ذكية_برؤية_مستقبلية #smartservices_with_a_futuristic_vision ristic_vision #وزارة_الداخلية#أبوظبي#الإعلام_الأمني#الإمارات #MOI#MOIUAE#AbuDhabi#UAE#security_media ‏

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