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Ministry of Interior now receives visit visa applications via website or smartphone app

posted on 05/10/2015: 5459 views

The Ministry of Interior has announced that it is now receiving visa applications for citizens, residents and other stakeholders for a short-term visit visa either via the ministry website or its smartphone app.

This service is available 24/7 and reflects the ministry's keenness to streamline procedures for the public. The entry permits are secure and issued electronically through a streamlined and convenient process that requires an Emirates ID card to access the advanced framework, which has undergone performance improvements and smart application updates.

Lt. Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shammari, Executive Director of the MoI's Smart Government Programmes, underlined the Ministry's keenness to open new horizons for creativity and to develop the process of delivery of government services.

He said, "This approach is in response to the directives of the higher leadership, which calls upon the government sector to embrace creativity and innovation, because a creative government is an advanced government that forges ahead at great strides."

Lt. Colonel Al Shimmari called on customers to follow the Ministry of Interior's media campaign, designed to promote awareness and introduce its e-services across the various media and social networking sites.

He went on to say, "These campaigns aim to acquaint the public with the different means to take advantage of these services, either via the ministry's website or its smartphone application. They also aim to achieve the coveted goals of the UAE government of providing distinguished and highly efficient and effective services, as well as to reduce the amount of customers that visit governmental centres by 80% by the year 2018, thus enabling everyone to complete their transactions from home through their smartphones quickly and with ease." – Emirates News Agency, WAM -


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