Hassle-free UAE visa, Emirates ID services available online now

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United Arab Emirates Visa Approved with Rubber Stamp and national flag. Photo: Shutterstock

Abu Dhabi: The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have introduced online facilities which enable people to directly obtain visa and Emirates ID cards avoiding middlemen. Alterations in applications too could be carried out online. Five steps should be completed to avail these services, said the authorities.

Applications for the services should be submitted to the website of Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) www.icp.gov.ae or the smart app ‘UAEICP’. These online services are available round the clock. According to the authorities, people need not visit Emigration, Amer centre or typing centres to apply for a visa.

“Citizens of UAE as well as other countries should utilize the digital services in order to save their time, effort and money,” said ICP authorities. Along with submitting applications, people can upload related documents, pay fees and submit bank guarantees online, they pointed out.

“Applicants have to ensure that their name, phone number, e-mail and other details are entered correctly in the website. If the visa or Emirates ID is to be delivered home, the postal address should be correct,” the authorities said. After verification, officials will also e-mail the visa, they added.

The five steps to apply online for services are:

1. Register on the website www.icp.gov.ae or smart app UAEICP and create your account.

2. Click on the ‘Issue entry permit’ option and type the applicant’s name and other details.

3. Check the details entered and ensure their correctness.

4. If errors are located, click on the ‘Update’ option and make corrections. Submit the application afterwards.

5. Pay the required fees and complete the procedures.

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