Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches 'Salem Smart Centre' in Dubai on Thursday. Twitter photo
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched the “Salem Smart Centre,” which will easy the residency visa process in Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, “We opened, "Salem Smart Centre" to check the medical fitness... The centre employs the techniques of the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things to provide exceptional service…”
Sheikh Hamdan said, “The new centre will shorten the treatment of registration, medical examination and issuance of residency in cooperation with "Dubai Residence" from 28 hours to 30 minutes only ... Thanks for all the efforts that contributed to the implementation of this pioneering project and we look forward to more innovations in order to achieve the happiness of each customer with Our government.
Only a couple of hundreds among US citizens in the UAE want to go back home as they may have personal commitments, especially during summer time, John Rakolta, the US Ambassador to the UAE, told WAM, in a telephone interview.
Announced last year, the Golden Visa, a 10-year permanent visa, is granted to doctors, scientists, innovators, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs for their contribution in enhancing the development of their respective sectors.
As of Sunday, the Authority will start receiving applications for renewal of ID cards and visas applications that expired during March and April. For applications that expired in in May, it will begin accepting them on Aug.8, 2020.
The ICA explained that the website "smartservices.ica.gov.ae" which has been allocated for issuing resident entry permits witnessed great pressure immediately after the announcement of the initiative from those who were willing to return to the UAE.
The Saudi Ministry of Tourism announced that the Kingdom will open its doors to tourists and lift the entry ban for visa holders starting from August 1.
Afzaal said, “With regard to workers' requests for visa cancellation, it was informed that they could apply to the Labour Ministry which approves cancellation within two weeks.”
The aviation authorities in India said in a notice that all international flights to and from India would remain suspended till 2359 hours IST of August 31, 2021.