Recently, Dubai Immigration launched the new electronic project, known as GDRFAD Mobile — General Department of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai.
Major General Mohammad Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Department of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, said the information and data, to be available in Arabic and English, would be provided to individuals and companies through smart phones such as the Blackberry and iPhone.
“Applicants may avail the cell phone-based service anywhere and anytime to inquire about the status and expiry date of the entry and residence visas.”
The public can also get feed back on their e-form applications, transactions catalogue, as well as the department news and updates under the project. “The service may be downloaded from the department’s Website,” he said.
Lt-Col. Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, Assistant Director General for IT affairs in the department, said the Dubai immigration wants to set a balance between customers’ satisfaction and security grounds. “The initiative will help us develop the public’s awareness and keep them informed with the department’s updates.”
First Lieutenant Khalid Al Falasi, Director of electronic projects, said an applicant may have access to the mobile service by a distinct password, and choose the language suitable for him. “A company may inquire about the status and number of illegal residents under their sponsorship.”
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