Applications, Form Filling & More; VFS Global Opens A New France Visa Centre In Abu Dhabi

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by Deeplata Garde
Applications, Form Filling & More; VFS Global Opens A New France Visa Centre In Abu Dhabi

UAE’s visa system has quite a streamlined process. From efficient processing to comprehensive services, these centres play a pivotal role in ensuring smooth entry and travel. VFS Global has recently introduced a dedicated centre in Abu Dhabi to streamline the processing of France visa applications. Departing from conventional approaches, this centre caters not only to the capital but extends its services to all seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.

Enhancing Accessibility for Visa Applicants Across the Emirates

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The facility was formally opened on December 18 and is ideally located in The Mall, World Trade. Under the direction of the French Consul in Abu Dhabi Soumya Zelmat, the event represented a major turning point towards easier immigration procedures.

‘Visa At Your Doorstep’ and In-Person Applications

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Applicants now have the flexibility to apply remotely through the innovative ‘Visa At Your Doorstep’ service or choose the traditional in-person application route at the dedicated centre.

Soumya Zelmat, reflecting on the inauguration, stated that the opening of the new visa centre dedicated to France reaffirms their commitment to facilitating exchanges between France and the UAE. This is achieved by providing efficient and transparent services to all those wishing to visit France, which this year, once again, is the most visited country in the world.

A Growing Demand For France As A Preferred Destination

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Ms. Monaz Billimoria, Regional Head at VFS Global, highlighted the increasing demand for France as a destination. She mentioned that there has been a 45 per cent growth in France visa applications in the UAE as of November 2023 compared to November 2022. Expressing excitement, she conveyed the welcoming of applicants to the new premises and extended gratitude to the Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi for their support.

Elevating the Visa Application Experience

The newly established premises boast a spacious waiting area, cutting-edge biometric facilities, and a dedicated space designed to showcase France as a destination. This not only streamlines the application process but also provides applicants with essential information for their travels.

Tailored Services for Every Traveller’s Convenience

Travellers utilizing this centre can opt for various services, including a courier return service for processed passports, Prime Time for submitting applications outside business hours, professional visa assistance and form filling, among other conveniences. For those seeking an elevated experience, the Premium Lounge offers end-to-end assistance in a plush environment.

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Redefining Visa Application Experiences in the UAE

As this dedicated France Visa Application Centre takes its place in Abu Dhabi, it signifies a leap towards more accessible and efficient visa processing for residents across all seven emirates. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to seamless travel experiences, VFS Global continues to play a pivotal role in fostering international exchanges between the UAE and France. Aspiring travellers now have a dedicated space to embark on their French journey with ease.

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