UAE: Applying for visa? Now get digitally stamped bank statements for free

Dubai's largest bank said it will also provide a physical stamp facility to its customers who request it


Waheed Abbas

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Published: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 6:00 AM

Last updated: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 12:15 PM

Applying for a visa to the US, Schengen region, or any other country? Or perhaps applying for a loan? You can now obtain a digitally stamped bank statement for free.

Dubai’s Emirates NBD is offering its customers bank statements with digital stamps, which they can use for various purposes. The bank will also provide traditional paper statements to customers who request them.

A bank statement with a stamp is required for multiple purposes, but mainly for visa applications by foreign missions in the UAE. A healthy bank statement enhances the chances of getting visas to Europe, the US and other advanced countries.

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“The acceptance of a digitally stamped bank statement for visa applications may vary depending on the country and specific institution. Some consulates and embassies may accept digitally stamped documents, while others may still require traditional physical stamps. To accommodate these varying requirements, Emirates NBD is committed to providing flexible solutions for our customers,” the bank said in a statement to Khaleej Times.

Customers who need a paper stamped bank statement can apply through the bank’s app, website or call centre. Customers will receive the requested statement through courier within two days for a nominal fee.

The Dubai-based lender is the first in the UAE to introduce a digital stamp facility to its customers.

A maximum of six months' statements can be requested via the website. If a customer requires a stamped statement for over 6 months and up to 3 years, he/she can visit the nearest branch before 2pm with his/her Emirates ID or passport for identification.

The digitally stamped statement is issued within 5 working days and customers will receive an SMS with the request details on their registered mobile number with the bank.

Customers can access their digitally stamped bank statements anytime and anywhere, eliminating the need to visit a physical branch. This will also do away with the need for customers to wait in line at the bank and cut down paper usage, thus reducing carbon footprint.


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