Abu Dhabi: Effective August 1, residents of the UAE can apply for their Israel visas at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi.
The centre accepts applications for tourism, business, student, conference, medical, relatives and family visit categories.
The contract was signed by Danny Gadot, Ambassador of Administration and Consul Affairs, Israel Embassy in the UAE, and Atul Marwah, Head - Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global, earlier this year. This is the first time the Israel Embassy in the UAE has outsourced its visa application process.
Atul Marwah, Head - Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global, said, “We are excited to embark on this new partnership with the Israel Embassy in the UAE, bringing in VFS Global’s domain expertise to
provide a smooth and efficient visa application journey. In February 2022, the Israel Ministry of Tourism signed a partnership with VFS Global as their tourism representation agency in the UAE. This new association is another feather in the cap for VFS Global’s association with this beautiful country.”
Applicants can benefit from a range of optional services offered by VFS Global, including passport withdrawal service, video conferencing for child applicants, form filling assistance, SMS updates, and courier return, among others.
Applicants can also opt to submit their applications from VFS Global’s Premium Lounge, enjoying end-to-end personalised assistance throughout the submission process.