In alignment to the UAE Government’s determination to undertake a brand new working week schedule, visa outsourcing agency VFS Global has introduced new operational hours for its Visa Application Centers (VACs) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai,
In accordance with the directives obtained from the consumer governments, VFS Global mentioned that the VACs will now be useful from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday with prayer break from 1pm to 2.30pm on Fridays. The facilities will stay closed on Saturday and Sunday. VFS Global helpline for patrons can even transition to the brand new working week schedule. The exception for public holidays will stay the identical.
Commenting on the event, Atul Marwah, Head–Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global mentioned, “Operational hours of our VACs in the UAE are revised as per the instructions received from the concerned Embassy/Consulate. We look forward to colleagues reaping the personal and professional rewards from the UAE government’s visionary and historical course of action. The future of work is changing at such a pace we have to evolve continually how we do things to meet the needs of our people and our customers.”
In addition to the VACs, VFS Global Philippine ePassport Renewal Centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai will proceed to function each day from Monday until Sunday between 8 am to eight pm. Philippine nationals residing within the UAE holding ePassport can apply for a renewal by making a previous appointment earlier than visiting the centre.
The firm earlier introduced that its Dubai based mostly headquarters and regional workplace has additionally transitioned to the brand new working week schedule efficient January 1, 2022, because it higher aligns the corporate’s operations throughout its world community serving 63 governments worldwide, together with the UAE.