UAE residents to get better visa services for Estonia with help of VFS Global

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The Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs has mandated VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, to provide visa services on their behalf to the residents of the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement was signed on December 5, 2022, by Mr Chris Dix, Head of Business Development for VFS Global, and Mr Jonatan Vseviov, Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Estonia Visa Application Centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which welcomed applicants on December 19, 2022, will take short-stay visa requests for travel, business, and visits to family and friends as well as requests from family members of citizens of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland who exercise their right to free movement.

Sherif Shazly, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global said “We are excited to be bringing Estonia visa services closer to home for UAE residents through our centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We have been associated with the Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs for since 2015, and appreciate their continued faith in us.”

Applicants can also choose from a range of conveniences when applying for their visa to Estonia, including completing the visa application process from home by opting for VFS Global’s Visa at Your Doorstep service, or from a plush lounge ambience at the Platinum Lounge at the centres in both Emirates. There is also a range of additional services to choose from such as Prime Time service to submit applications outside business hours, courier return of processed documents, and form filling assistance, among others.

Through a network of more than 100 Visa Application Centers, VFS Global presently provides Estonia visa services in 13 countries.

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