Mobile Visa Service enables visitors to Dubai to apply and receive the visas through their mobile phones. As of June 2013, the M-Visa service is valid for visitors coming only via Dubai International Airport .
For applying for the M-Visa, you need to visit www.eform.ae or the printing offices.
How to fill up the eForm for Mobile Visa Service
In the field for Sponsor, enter the phone number and email id of the sponsor. The phone number should be the personal local number of the sponsor of either Etisalat OR Du.
In the field to enter the Visitors details, you have to enter the personal mobile number of visitor which would be an international number, as he is residing outside the UAE and email address of the visitor.
Once M-Visa has been issued by the GDRFA, the sponsor and the visitor will be notified about it via an SMS and an email. They will receive two text messages to their numbers provided. One of the messages will contain the Name of visitor with their visa number and the second message will contain the barcode image encoding of Visa. The email will include details of visa and the M-Visa in the PDF format.
There is also the option to choose the type of mobile phone the sponsor and the visitor has. If they have a Blackberry, personal digital assistant (PDA) or i-Phone, a link to download the mobile Visa will be send instead of an image coding barcode as picture images are not supported by those devices.
Advantages of M-Visa Service
The PDF file or the image encoded barcode received via mobile phone are considered as the original visa. In this case, the sponsor does not have to submit the application for the original visa and does not require to collect the original visa from the GDRFA. The sponsor does not have to provide the original visa at the Dubai International Airport.
M-Visa at Dubai International Airport
When the visitors, who are M-Visa holders, comes through Dubai International Airport, they have to go directly to the offices, which belongs to the M-Visa holders. They have to bring a copy of the M-Visa(PDF file which they got in their email) or provide the mobile phone which contains the encoded barcode which had been sent earlier by GDRFA. The M-Visa holders will have to take an iris scan at the same counter.