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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 07 November: KOLKATANS intending to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Emirates Airline flights can now apply for a visa using mobile devices.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in visa application, Dubai Visa Processing Centre (DVPC) of VFS Global on Monday launched a mobile app that allows one to complete the entire visa application process for an UAE visa using mobile devices.

The app involves one-time profile creation, data and document upload, online payment, and service delivery.

Smartphone and tablet users can download the DVPC Mobile App from Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store for free. Using the app, passengers can apply for the 96-hours, 30-days or 90-days single entry visas, based on their Emirates itinerary.

The visa application can be made up to four international working days in advance of Emirates flight departure date. For last-minute applications, applications can be made under Express visa service as late as two international working days ahead of the flight departure.

“Launch of the app will allow our customers in India an even more convenient way to apply and complete their entire visa process through their phones.  At Emirates, we are always looking for initiatives to enhance our customers’ experience online,” Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, vice president (India & Nepal), Emirates Airline said on the occasion.

Vinay Malhotra, COO, South Asia and DVPC, VFS Global said: “The DVPC Mobile App will serve as a one-stop shop for UAE visa applicants, offering users an end-to-end platform for UAE visa applications.”

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.