The services will allow users to obtain residency visas easily and without having to visit service centres.
Residents now stuck in India owing to the travel restrictions can visit the site using the following link: https://amer.gdrfad.gov.ae/visa-inquiry
The service allows one to inquire about file status, issuance, expiry and validity.
Smart Dubai has already collaborated with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) to launch residency services without visiting visa centres.
Through the DubaiNow application, a host of residency services can be availed: Applying for, renewing, or cancelling residency sponsorship for a spouse and children; viewing dependents’ residency visas and entry permits; tracking the status of visa applications and entry permits for residents and visitors; and requesting official travel and dependent reports from the GDRFA.
DubaiNow gives users access to more than 130 government and private sector services from 28 government departments and 8 non-government institutions. These services can be classified into 12 categories: bills, mobile, driving, housing, residency, health, education, police, travel, Islam, donations and general.