Indian expats in the UAE, here is a piece of good news now you can avail of the passport and visa-related services on all seven days including Sundays.
This comes as BLS International Service Ltd, an Indian Outsourcing Service Provider, has announced that their passport and visa service centres will now be open seven days a week, including Sundays.
BLS International Service Ltd is a specialised service provider that handles visa and passport administration and support for its client governments and diplomatic missions. It has a presence in over 20 countries.
Commitment to Indian Diaspora
Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day of India celebrations opined, stated that the consulate’s commitment is to the well-being and welfare of Indian expats in the UAE.
He also mentioned that the consulate has an open-door policy, where any Indian national can visit to register a grievance without an appointment or prior notification.
Three Centres Available in Dubai and Sharjah
In response to demand and requests from the Indian diaspora, three centres located in Dubai and Sharjah will be opened for submission of applications for passport and visa services on all days starting from January 22, except local government holidays.
On Sundays, the applicants can submit their online filled application along with required supporting documents on an appointment basis only from 9 am to 3 pm, except for Tatkaal cases, emergency cases (medical treatment, death); senior citizens; who can submit on a walk-in basis.
To book an appointment, applicants will need to visit the following link https://blsindiavisa-uae.com/appointmentbls/appointment.php. Once on the website, they will be prompted to fill out a form with their personal information, including their name, contact information, and the type of service they require.
After filling out the form, they will be able to select a date and time slot that is convenient for them to visit one of the BLS centres.
It is important to note that appointment booking is only required on Sundays, and slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Furthermore, except for Tatkaal cases, emergency cases (medical treatment, death), and senior citizens, who can submit on a walk-in basis, the Sunday service is for submission of an online filled application along with required supporting documents.