Singapore makes travel easy for UAE tourists
Dubai, January 13, 2008
Travel to ‘Lion City’ has now become more easy for UAE tourists with the appointment of two new visa processing agents in Dubai.
According to the Consulate of the Republic of Singapore, the country has witnessed a steady 19 percent year-on-year growth in visitor arrivals. “The move will help accommodate the significant increase in visa requests due to the rise in travel to Singapore from the UAE.”
“Singapore has always been a very desirable and convenient destination for travellers from the Middle East, and the launch of this new service will make it even easier to travel to the Lion City from 2008,” said Dileep Nair, Singapore’s Consul General in Dubai.
The newly-appointed agencies, VSA Versatile Service Agency and Uranus Travel & Tours (LLC), will provide new service that will significantly facilitate the visa application process in Dubai.
Visitors can now submit their visa application at either of these agencies, and will benefit from a new user-friendly web-based application “Submission of Application for Visa Electronically” (SAVE) which the agencies will use to forward the applications to the Consulate.
Save will also help boost security by enabling the Consulate to issue visa stickers with security-embedded features that can pre-empt forgery and electronically link all stored information to Singapore checkpoints and Missions around the world.
“The Singapore Tourism Board is delighted by these positive developments in visa application procedures, which we believe will further drive our impressive visitor growth from the UAE,” said Jason Ong, Area Director, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board.
The Singapore Consulate will continue to offer emergency visa processing at its new central location in Al Satwa.-TradeArabia News Service