GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels

 
  Share
Travellers to P. R. China can apply for visas at a centrally located centre in the WAFI Mall
 
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The first-ever ‘Chinese Visa Application Service Center' in the Middle East was launched at the centrally located WAFI Mall in Dubai, making China visa application facilities more accessible to residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 
The centre was inaugurated by Ms. Li Lingbing, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai, Mr. Chen Xiongfeng, Deputy Director – General,  The Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Wei Xiaodong, Deputy Director – General, The Department of Services for the Foreign Ministry Home and Overseas Offices, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, and Mr. Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group, at a grand inaugural ceremony held on 12 September 2017.
 
The inauguration was also attended by other key members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the People's Republic of China, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai, and VFS Global.
 
The new center is distinguished by enhanced levels of customer service, efficient visa submission processes, professionally trained staff fluent in local languages and Mandarin, and an exclusive Premium Lounge for personalised comfort of applicants.
 
Applicants for visas to P.R. China are no longer required to apply at the Consulate General of P.R. China in Dubai. At the new centre, applicants will benefit from longer operational hours, aimed at ensuring a more convenient application experience.
 
‘China in Luxury' retail offering opened for exclusive travel experiences 
 
Also launched at the new Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Dubai is the exclusive ‘China in Luxury' retail offering, which offers ultra-premium travel experiences to aspiring travellers to P.R. China. Through a unique arrangement, VFS Global will offer customised tourism experiences that open up a world of exclusivity and one-of-a-kind travel in P.R. China to the residents of the UAE.
 
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Li Lingbing, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai, said, “The new Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Dubai will ensure visa applicants enjoy a service with higher quality, faster processing, and more convenience. I believe that the opening of this center will also be another boost for further uplifting people-to-people exchanges, cultural communication and practical cooperation between China and the UAE.”
 
Also commenting on the launch, Mr. Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group, said, “It is a privilege to launch the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Dubai in partnership with the Government of the People's Republic of China. With the advancement of trade and tourism ties between the UAE and P.R. China, we are confident this new center will be effective in meeting the rising demand of China visas for UAE travellers. For greater convenience to applicants, the new center will provide services during longer operating hours and offer applicants the option of Premium Lounge services in a beautifully designed private lounge that echoes the magnificence of Chinese art and culture.”
 
Over the next few weeks, China Visa Application Service Centers will be launched in Nigeria, in the cities of Abuja and Lagos, in Algeria in the city of Algiers, and in Lebanon, in the city of Beirut. VFS Global has been serving the Government of the People's Republic of China since 2008, and currently manages visa services for the client government in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and India.
In the Middle East, VFS Global currently provides visa application processing services on behalf of 33 client governments in 29 cities based in 11 countries across the region.
 
Key features of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center include:
  • Convenient and central location, with on-site parking
  • Extended operating hours allowing applicants to visit at a time of their convenience
  • Automated Queue Management system for quicker and more efficient submission processes
  • Premium Lounge for personalised service
  • Well-appointed and secure play area for children
  • Photocopy and photo-booth facilities available
  • Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa categories, requirements, checklist, applicable fees, visa status updates and appointment bookings
  • Dedicated helpline and email support to answer queries
Highlights of the ‘China in Luxury' offering include:
  • Luxury travel experiences
  • Customised luxury arrangements maintaining absolute privacy
  • Exclusive access to a range of hand-picked exotic properties across China, which have hosted renowned international dignitaries
  • Exotic dining experiences
  • Ultimate sightseeing experiences through a wide range of customised tourist activities
Chinese Visa Application Service Center 
Address: WAFI Mall, Level 3, Falcon Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai - 114100, UAE
Business hours: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs (Sunday to Thursday)
Submission Timings: 0900 hrs – 1500 hrs | Sunday - Thursday (except holidays as declared by the Consulate)
Passport Collection: 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs | Sunday - Thursday (except holidays as declared by the Consulate)



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11682 times
Posted on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Finnair further strengthens its position in Germany with over 280,000 additional seats for 2018
Next Story : Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Sydney, Australia
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Sukin's Purely Ageless, Skincare that Delivers Results
Michael Kors Unveils Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection Ad Campaign
Flaunt your gravity-defying hairstyles to become the face of our brand
Linda Meredith Luxury Skincare Now at Coya Spa, Mirdif
City of gold celebrates the joy of new year with amazing wins this Dubai Shoppin...
Start 2019 in Style with Amazing Offers at VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Ode to a Golden Era: The Exquisite Retro Style Manero Flyback
Facial Peels – What Are They?
St. Valentine's Day
Sony Unveils Newest Products and Introduces Latest Efforts from Entertainment B...
New Lamborghini Huracán EVO: elevation of technologies for amplified drivin...
Start the Year with some TLC and enjoy the fantastic offers at The SPA at Steige...
Hask's Winter Care for Your Hair
Morison Menon strategically integrates with Kreston International and rebrands ...
Corum Heritage Eleganza- A luxury feminine piece
Celebrate Valentine's Day with GUESS
Trend Alert: Stay Timeless and Classy With a D1 Milano Timepiece
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
Nokia 8 Sirocco blends premium craftsmanship and latest innovation with Android™...
Gharib Lands Al Shira'aa Double As One-Star Event Comes To A Close
With consumers spending more than 50% of data on digital entertainment and media...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds' new showroom in Karnataka, India
LG Electronics' Promise of AI for an even Better Life Delivered at CES 2019 Keynote
This DSF, every INFINITI customer wins it big with Arabian Automobiles
Continental Commissions First Driverless Tyre Test Vehicle
Joyalukkas Shopper wins BMW Car in the ongoing DSF Mega Promotion
Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi
19 reasons to fly with British Airways in 2019
Takara, Roll of the Month at Sumo Sushi & Bento!
Malabar Gold DSF Winner Photo for Release - Babul Hussain
HP Opens CES 2019 with Stunning Displays, PCs and Security Innovations
Eberhard & Co. Main Sponsor of Winter Marathon 2019
du Presents ‘Coach Career Award' to Fabio Capello On One of Football's Most Pres...
Arabic calligraphy to play a star act in Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical
Samsung Smart TVs to Launch iTunes Movies & TV Shows and Support AirPlay 2 Begin...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds opens a new showroom in Millennium Dubai Airport Hotel t...
Epson to participate at SGI 2019 for the 10th year highlighting high value solut...
Celebrate the Month of Love with a Brighter Smile at The Smile Bar
Global Village presents Scheherazade, a timeless tale of intrigue and adventure
Kalima Reading Club Organises Panel Discussion On La Rochefoucauld's ‘Reflection...
Bring out the Chef in your little ones at 800 Degrees Pizzeria
Longchamp Spring/summer 2019 Show
UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions
Turkish Airlines reached the 80.2% Load Factor in December 2018.
Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show fo...
Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory
Third Edition of Al Shira'aa International Horse Show Concludes with Thrilling Finale
Always take the front row with this 7.2” supersized smartphone screen
Smart City Services at Silicon Park Reach Advanced Level of Completion