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5 tips for a smooth visa application ahead of the summer holidays

Guest View   Tue 23 May 2023    

UAE: 2023 has been a year like no other with travelers eager to make the most of their opportunities to explore new destinations and cultures, and obtaining a visa is an integral part of international travel. To ensure a seamless […]


UAE residency holders can now apply for a re-entry permit even after 6 months of absence

Brew Admin   Mon 30 Jan 2023    

UAE: UAE residency visa holders who stay outside the country for more than 6 months may now apply for a permit to re-enter the country, as per reports. The residents will need to specify a reason for having stayed outside […]


BLS International Service centers will be available all 7 days a week

Shaneer N. Siddiqui   Fri 20 Jan 2023    

Dubai: The Consulate General of India, Dubai, is pleased to announce that the Outsourced Service Provider, BLS International Service Ltd’s centres will be available for submission of applications for passport and visa-related services all 7 days a week including Sundays. […]


You can now get your UAE visa via video calls

Brew Admin   Thu 12 Jan 2023    

Dubai: You can now complete residency-related transactions in Dubai via video calls without having to visit customer happiness service centres. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) has launched the service recently allowing anyone to send […]


UAE issues 79,617 Golden Visas in 2022 as per GDRFA

Brew Admin   Thu 12 Jan 2023    

Dubai: The number of golden visas issued in all categories increased to 79,617 in 2022, up from 47,150 in 2021، the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) said. The year ended on a high-note, completing millions […]


Learn all about the Golden visa and Entry Visa amendments

Brew Admin   Tue 19 Apr 2022    

ABU DHABI: The UAE Cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the executive regulations of the Federal Decree-Law on Entry and Residence of Foreigners aimed at […]


Planning a trip during Ramadan? Note the visa application centre timings change

Brew Admin   Fri 08 Apr 2022    

Extended working hours for Visa Application Centres in UAEExclusive 50% Ramadan discount on Premium Lounge services for all UAE Healthcare professionals VFS Global announced the opening hours of the Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including extended […]


UAE’s Golden visa awarded to Director General of Chamber of Indian Industry Chandrajit Banerjee

Brew Admin   Mon 14 Mar 2022    

ABU DHABI: The UAE has awarded its ten-year golden residency visa to Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of Chamber of Indian Industry (CII), India’s apex trade organization. Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry handed […]


4 in 10 UAE consumers experienced online fraud attempts: Survey

Shaneer N. Siddiqui   Mon 12 Jul 2021    

DUBAI – While almost four in ten UAE consumers have experienced online fraud attempts in the past year, trust and usage of digital payments both in-store and online see no signs of ceasing as consumers still prefer them over cash, […]


UAE boosts Golden Residency, set to roll out decade-long stays for virus experts

Brew Admin   Sun 15 Nov 2020    

ABU DHABI — The UAE Cabinet has announced major changes in the Golden Residency programme aimed at attracting and retaining experts and talented professionals from various fields and scientific disciplines. The changes will take place starting from 1st December, 2020. […]


Travelling to UAE from India and back: All The Latest Do’s And Don’ts

   Wed 14 Oct 2020    

After months of lockdown and strict border restrictions, UAE has created an air bubble with India and opened its doors to Indian tourists.  This guide tells you everything you need to know before heading to the airport so that you […]