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UAE flights: More residents opting to visit countries offering e-visa, visa on arrival

UAE flights: More residents opting to visit countries offering e-visa, visa on arrival

Traveling agents state that people like visiting such destinations because of the much less troublesome procedure and also waiting period for application to authorization procedure

UAE residents are increasingly choosing to travel to nations which supply e-visa and also visa on arrival, said an elderly authorities of VFS International. Several nations, such as Azerbaijan, Maldives, Georgia, Armenia as well as others, offer visa-on-arrival or e-visa services to lots of UAE homeowners and nationals.

Outbound traveling as well as tourism from the UAE post-Covid-19 have grown greatly, reaching closer to the pre-pandemic level.

” There has been an increased demand for countries that supply e-visa and visa-on-arrival solutions, such as Thailand, Suriname, and most recently, Indonesia (which started in September 2022),” said Pranav Sinha, go to Center East, VFS Global.

Traveling agents state that individuals prefer going to nations that supply e-visa or visa on arrival due to the fact that it fasts and makes life much easier for UAE residents as they do not have to invest hrs in the line up waiting to apply for a visa and afterwards spend days to obtain a reaction from consular offices and also consular offices.

” This is particularly in cases where huge households travel to a holiday location and filling up forms and waiting for visas is a troublesome process. In addition, the expense component is likewise included for some people,” said a traveling executive.

VFS offers 67 nations with visa application centres throughout 144 places worldwide. In the UAE, it serves 40 governments through a network of 72 visa application centres. This consists of the Philippines ePassport Renewal Centre in Dubai, supplying passport solutions to Filipino nationals residing in the UAE.

With traveling returning to after a void of nearly 2 years, 2022 saw an extraordinary rise sought after for visas.

In UAE, as of November 2022, VFS recorded a 25 percent boost in application numbers over 2019, with the optimal traveling season prolonging well beyond the standard summertime. “We anticipate 2023 to see continued high need for worldwide traveling,” said Sinha.

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Several vacation locations are conveniently accessible to UAE homeowners. “With the resuming of boundaries, the resumption of normal flights, and also the stifled need for travel, there’s a lot of interest in preferred destinations such as Canada, the UK, and also Europe, among others,” Sinha stated.

VFS Global’s head for the Center East prompted all travellers to request their visas well beforehand to avoid delays.

“The majority of countries accept visa applications approximately 90 days beforehand, with Schengen accepting files up to six months before the day of travel,” he informed, suggesting individuals check the federal government as well as VFS websites for the most recent visa processing timelines and also file lists to ensure they have all the essential documentation for a seamless visa application process.

Last Updated:  09 February 2023

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