VISA

New global mobility hierarchy

The latest research from the Henley Passport Index based on exclusive data from IATA shows that the pandemic has completely upended the seemingly unshakeable hierarchy of global mobility that has dominated the last few decades, with more change still to come, says Philippe Amarante, Director of Henley & Partners Dubai. …

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VFS Global eases visa process

Still heading away on an amazing adventure this spring? Although preparing for a holiday is not without its challenges, VFS Global wants to make sure you get to your destination smoothly without much stress. Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, MENA, Americas at VFS Global, explains how to …

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Top 5 tips for a smooth visa process

To help GCC travellers enjoy their wanderlust and make the most of their adventures, VFS Global has put together five most important tips the travel agents need to advise travellers to keep in mind before they jet off. Some administration tips for preparing documents related to visa application while travelling …

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VFS Global packages for Expo 2020

VFS Global, an official ticket reseller for Expo 2020 Dubai, to be held in the UAE between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021, has come out with packages that it will be offering visitors from March 2020, in an official ceremony held in Riyadh. VFS Global will also be …

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Obtain your Oman visa online

The Sultanate of Oman, with its new e-visa system, now allows all tourists to apply for their visa online so that they can expedite the approval process of the visas. Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General—Tourism Promotions, Oman Ministry of Tourism, shares more details with TravTalk Shehara Rizly Please brief …

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China VAC debuts in ME with Dubai centre

Middle East’s first Chinese Visa Application Center (VAC) opened at the Wafi Mall in Dubai. VFS Global is the provider partnering with the country in this venture to ensure smooth service standards to the locals and residents of the United Arab Emirates. TT BUREAU The Middle East’s maiden Chinese VAC …

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Personalised visa application for UAE

Personalisation plays a pivotal role in holiday itineraries these days, starting right from their visa application. VFS Global has introduced new strategies for the Middle Eastern travellers to ensure they experience a smooth and personalised visa application process, reveals Vinay Malhotra, COO – ME & South Asia. Q How central …

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New travelling class for MENA

Emerging middle class will define the next decade of MENA tourism, says Richard Lung, Senior Director and International Economist, Visa Performance Solutions. TT Bureau The rise of an emerging middle class will define and transform the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the …

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Belgium visa centre opens in Abu Dhabi

Residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can now apply for visas to Belgium at the new VFS visa application centre launched in Abu Dhabi. The centre was inaugurated by H.E. Dominique Mineur, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United Arab Emirates. VFS Global currently serves the Government …

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