New UAE Weekend: Updated Timings Announced For Visa Application Centres

by Deeplata Garde
New UAE Weekend: Updated Timings Announced For Visa Application Centres

The change in the working week of Emirates has brought in a lot of changes to the region. A new addition to the list is the change in the time of the Visa office. VFS Global’s Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai has announced new operating hours. Customers who call the VFS Global hotline will be able to switch to the new working week schedule.

The statement demonstrates the company’s dedication to assisting its employees and adapting to shifting work week. The VACs will operate from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public holidays are the exception. Friday would be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a prayer break between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday will be off for the centres.

What is VFS?

VFS Global is a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation. It runs activities in 143 countries on five continents. The company’s Dubai headquarters and regional office have also switched to the new working week schedule. This helps integrate the company’s operations throughout its global network. It serves around 63 governments across the world, including the UAE. VFS Global was one of the first firms in the UAE to implement the new working week schedule.

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Acting Statement By VFS Official

“Operational hours of our VACs in the UAE has been revised as per the orders obtained from the appropriate Embassy/Consulate,” stated Atul Marwah, Head Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global. We expect employees to benefit personally and professionally from the UAE government’s ambitious and historic course of action. Because the future of work is moving at such a rapid rate, we must constantly adapt our processes to suit the demands of our employees and consumers.”

Visa At Your Doorstep

Customers who wish to save time and money on travel can use the Visa At Your Doorstep service. Customers can use this service to submit visa applications and enrol biometrics from the comfort of their own homes. The VFS Global guarantees that all applications are accurate and ready to process. You can file applications on the same date and at the same location. Hence this service is perfect for big groups travelling together.