The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Abu Dhabi launched a new Visa Application Centre in the capital city of Abu Dhabi to bring enhanced accessibility and greater convenience to residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who plan to travel to The Netherlands and need a visa. Applicants can visit the centre in Abu Dhabi, managed by VFS Global, to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics in a comfortable and efficient environment.
The new centre, formally inaugurated on 22 May 2017 by HE Mr. Frank J. M. Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates, offers applicants streamlined and quicker visa application services managed by the centre’s well-trained and specialised staff.
Abu Dhabi is the second city in the UAE, after Dubai, from where applicants can apply for a visa to The Netherlands. The centre is centrally located at Level 25, Shining Tower, Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, Adjacent to Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi. Services at this location commenced from 14 February 2017.
VFS Global serves a total of 22 client governments in Abu Dhabi, and has operated visa processing services in the city since 2004.
Speaking about the launch, HE Mr. Frank J. M. Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates, said, “My colleagues and I are very happy that the visa applications are now managed by VFS Global, in close cooperation with the Embassy. The Netherlands have an outstanding relationship with VFS Global in many countries, and I am very confident visa applicants will be as satisfied with the VFS Global’s service in Abu Dhabi as they are in other locations”.
Also commenting on the launch, Mr Vinay Malhotra, COO – Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global, said, “Our time-honoured partnership of over 10 years with our esteemed client government, the Kingdom of The Netherlands, is reflective of the trust they have bestowed on us through this successful relationship. We are privileged to further extend our services to two centres in the UAE, and remain committed to providing comprehensive end-to-end visa services for applicants travelling to the Netherlands”.
VFS Global has partnered with the Government of the Kingdom of The Netherlands since 2006, and serves the client in 33 countries from 71 visa application centres globally.
The key features of the centre include:
- Convenient and centrally-accessed location
- Professional staff with local language capability to handle queries and applications
- Well-appointed centre for enhanced comfort of applicants
- Automated queue governance for smooth flow of applicants
- Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa categories, requirements, check-list and applicable fees
- 100% secure handling of passports, documents and personal information
- Door-step delivery of passports
- Premium Lounge for personalised and comfortable service