Emirates and its commercial partner Dubai Visa Processing Centre have inaugurated the Dubai Visa Application Services in Lagos. The introduction of this facility is aimed at providing high quality services to applicants from Nigeria seeking the United Arab Emirates visa when travelling to Dubai. A statement by the Emirates on Tuesday said the new Dubai Visa Application Centre would offer greater comfort, convenience and enhance the visa application experience of applicants and travel agents from the country.
It added that the DVAC in Lagos was operational for accepting visa applications and delivery of UAE visas for travel to Dubai. “This inauguration marks the expansion of DVPC’s operation in the African region. Now, the company through its six DVACs operate in four African countries including Algeria, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa,” the statement said. It explained that the DVPC operated DVAC located in Lekki, Lagos, was inaugurated by the Regional Manager, West Africa, Emirates, Mr. Manoj Nair, on July 1, 2014, adding that Dubai-bound passengers on the Emirates and those wishing to stop in Dubai for a few days could now apply for their UAE visas at the new DVAC.
Nair was quoted in the statement as saying, “Dubai has so much to offer both the business and leisure travellers with its world class facilities and array of attractions. “Visiting and experiencing Dubai has now been made even easier with the opening of the DVPC, and coupled with the award winning service from the Emirates on the ground and in the air; it further enhances the traveller’s experience.” The Chief Operating Officer, DVPC and Special Projects, VFS Global, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, said, “The DVPC is honoured to be associated with the Emirates in facilitating the UAE visa application process for Dubai-bound travellers in Lagos, Nigeria. “Through this new dedicated facility inaugurated in Lagos, we aim to extend a service that is professional, accessible and convenient for direct applicants and travel agents.
“The DVPC is privileged to be associated with the Emirates since 2002, and is their trusted partner and now has 32 Dubai visa application centres in 14 countries in addition to providing online services in over 180 countries worldwide.” The statement added that travellers from Nigeria could now enjoy a host of benefits offered by the DVPC, adding that no other guarantor would be required. It also explained that there would be uniform visa fee all year round, irrespective of peak season, festivals and special events, adding that the UAE visa for different durations was now available, including 96-hour (transit visa); 30-day (tourist visa) and 14-day (service/business visa).
It said, “There will be professional and responsive workers with local language capability dedicated to handle visa queries and applications as well as a dedicated website for easy access to information including visa categories.”