The Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs has mandated VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, to provide visa services on their behalf to the residents of the United Arab Emirates. The contract was signed on 05 December 2022 by Jonatan Vseviov, Secretary General Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Chris Dix, Head – Business Development, VFS Global.
The Estonia Visa Application Centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which opened their doors to applicants on 19 December 2022, will accept short stay visa applications to Estonia for tourism, business, visiting family and friends, and applications by family members of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals, who exercise the Right of Free Movement.
Sherif Shazly, chief operating officer – Middle East & North Africa, VFS Global, said, “We are excited to be bringing Estonia visa services closer to home for UAE residents through our centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We have been associated with the Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs for since 2015, and appreciate their continued faith in us.”
Applicants can also choose from a range of conveniences whe applying for their visa to Estonia, including completing the visa application process from home by opting for VFS Global’s Visa At Your Doorstep service, or from a plush lounge ambience at the Platinum Lounge at the centres in both Emirates. There is also a range of additional services to choose from such as Prime Time service to submit applications outside business hours, courier return of processed documents, form filling assistance, among others.
VFS Global currently offers Estonia visa services in 13 countries through a network of 100+ Visa Application Centres.