Smart Dubai has launched a UAE residency app to allow residents to apply for residency visas from their smartphones.
The process takes less than 40 minutes, 10 minutes to apply and then 30 minutes to two working days to be approved.
Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, said, “Developing the bundle of government services offered through the Dubai Now app is in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021, through which the Dubai government is looking to digitise all internal and external government transactions, establishing itself as a fully paperless administration by December 2021 and saving more than one billion pieces of paper consumed by Dubai Government entities every year.
“The cluster of ‘Residency’ services on the Dubai Now application will, without a doubt, serve a significant segment of the community, making their lives easier,” Dr Aisha added. “It is a notable new addition to the bundle of services we offer through the app, where our objective has always been to positively affect people’s lives in the emirate. This overarching purpose drives our endeavours to offer a single platform for all city services, saving people’s time and effort, and ensuring their happiness.”