The UAE issues a decision regarding issuing a travel document
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it has decreased the amount of time necessary to issue a return document for an Emirati citizen who is currently living outside of the country to a maximum of thirty minutes. Previously, the process required anywhere from three to five days. This document is issued in the event that a regular passport is lost, damaged, or expires from its validity period.
it made the point that the return document for the Emirati citizen is a streamlined, efficient, and quick service that is centered on the needs of the individual. it also mentioned that the receipt of the return document is now sent to the individual by e-mail, whereas in the past, the individual was required to visit the state mission in order to obtain the emergency passport.
Unique digital services for UAE citizens
It was mentioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that it offers a variety of unique digital services to Emirati nationals around the clock. Either the official website or the UAE MOFA e-application of the ministry can be used to submit an application for these services.
The actions that must be taken in order to issue an electronic return document to residents of the United Arab Emirates in the event of an emergency circumstance (loss, damage, or expiration of a standard passport) while they are traveling were detailed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was done in order to make it easier for them to return to the nation.
Service procedures take place in three stages
it went on to explain that the procedures for the service are carried out in three stages, beginning with the process of logging in using a digital identity, followed by the submission of the application and the attachment of the necessary papers, and finally the receipt of the return document via e-mail.
The service is provided at no cost, and the documents that are required to issue a return document due to the loss of a regular passport are as follows: a photocopy of the lost passport, a photocopy of the passport loss record, and a personal photo. Also, in order to issue a return document due to the expiration of a regular passport, the applicant for the service is required to provide a photocopy of the expired passport as well as a personal photo. Additionally, in order to issue a return document due to damage to a regular passport, the applicant must either provide a written letter explaining the reasons for the damage to the passport, or a passport photo next to a personal photo.
As for the procedures, conditions and requirements for obtaining a return document for the children of citizens born abroad, the ministry stated that a return document application is submitted for the children of citizens born abroad by digital identity on the Ministry of foreign affairs website or the UAE MOFA smartphone application with the fulfillment of the documents assigned to the application, namely a copy of the child's birth certificate (certified by the Ministry of foreign affairs of the country of residence and the state mission abroad), the father's passport photo, the mother's passport photo, a copy of the full registration abstract, and a copy of the marriage contract (certified by the Ministry of foreign affairs of the country of residence and the state mission abroad).
As a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' eagerness to provide simplified digital proactive services, the electronic return document for Emirati travelers came about as a simplification of the emergency passport issuance service to reduce the transaction time. This was done in accordance with the aspirations of customers to obtain the service from anywhere through its electronic platforms with ease and in accordance with the highest quality standards. It is important to note that this was done in order to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the transaction.
Because of this service, a traveler from the United Arab Emirates is able to issue a return document at any time or place, regardless of where he is, and receive it via e-mail at no cost. Additionally, there is no requirement for the traveler to visit the embassy or Consulate in order to collect the document. Application for the service can be submitted through the UAE traveler page on the official website of the ministry or through the UAE MOFAIC smartphone app. This is all that is required of you.
In a related context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it is possible to apply for the service of certifying official documents and certificates through the official website or through the electronic application of the ministry. It also mentioned that it has launched a delivery service to receive documents and deliver them to customers who have been provided with the service of certifying official documents through the state missions in the Republic of Korea, the Republic of India, and the Republic of the Philippines. This is done to ensure that the customers receive the service in a smooth and efficient manner.
There are four returns of documents
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified four cases for applying for a return document, which are:
- Children of citizens born abroad.
- Loss of the regular passport.
- Damage to the regular passport.
- Regular passport expiration.