New visa office for Dubai 2003 opened

DUBAI - The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department has opened an office at the Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC) which will receive and assess visa applications from delegates and guests who will be attending Dubai 2003, according to Colonel Saeed Mattar bin Bleilah, Director General of the DNRD.

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Published: Mon 4 Aug 2003, 11:43 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:09 PM

A full work team at the DNRD's office at the DICC will receive and assess visa applications from delegates, media and business leaders who plan to attend the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

Major Jassim Abdul Ghafoor, Assistant Director of the DNRD for Executive Office Affairs, said the department has already started issuing new visit visas emblazoned with the Dubai 2003 logo, printed to commemorate this landmark event for Dubai. He added that just as postal authorities issue stamps to mark a certain event, the DNRD wishes to mark this event with a special visa format. Visa applications for Dubai 2003 will be subject to stringent security screening procedures just as other visa applicants are. The new visa will be affixed to each applicant's passports.

Efficient entry procedures for all those attending Dubai 2003 will ensure a balance between security and speed. Delegates and guests of Dubai 2003 will have their first face to face interaction with the country and its people through DNRD officials, the department plans to ensure visitors have a good first impression.

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