VFS announces new timings for application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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VFS announces new timings for application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

VFS announces new timings for application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The centres will now operate between 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday

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Visa application processing company VFS Global have announced revised operational timings at their centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Customers in the UAE can visit their Visa Application Centres from Monday to Friday, while the centres will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The centres will operate from 9am-5pm from Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, it will operate over the same hours, although there will be a prayer break between 1-2.30pm.

The latest decision was made to coincide with the UAE Government’s recent decision to adopt a new working week schedule starting January 2, 2022.

“Operational hours of our VACs in the UAE are revised as per the instructions received from the concerned Embassy/Consulate,” said Atul Marwah, head of Middle East and North Africa at VFS Global.

Those who do not wish to visit the centres can opt for its Visa At Your Doorstep service. It allows the submitting of visa applications and enrolling for biometrics from a location of your choice.

In addition to the applications centres, VFS Global Philippine ePassport Renewal Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will also continue to operate seven days a week from 8am-8pm. Philippine nationals living in the UAE holding ePassport can apply for a renewal by making a prior appointment before visiting the centre.

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and
diplomatic missions worldwide. With 3,518 application centres, it has operations in 143 countries across five continents. There were more than 235 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as of November 30, 2021.

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