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Consular and visa service centre inaugurated in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Getting a visa is set to become hassle-free with the opening of a dedicated consular and a visa service centre here today.

Ambassador to Ahmed Al Banna inaugurated the facilities in Vasant Kunj, a consular and a visa service centre, at a programme chaired by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

The centres, which were housed in the embassy earlier, will provide visa services, attestation works and all consular services for Indian nationals and citizens of the UAE who are in

Banna batted for enhanced strategic ties with during the event and termed the prevailing bilateral relations as "historical".

"Relationship between India and UAE is historical and quite great. Now our relationship is going to a further strategic level.

"After the visit of Prime Minister Modi (to UAE) last August and the visit of his Crown Prince of (to New Delhi) in February this year, there has been an understanding to look into strengthening that relationship," he said.

Crown Prince of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade next year.

The UAE will open its new Consulate General in India at Kerala on Thursday. One is already operational in Mumbai.

UAE is home to around 2.6 million Indians who constitute nearly 30 per cent of its population. It receives around 10,000 visa applications on a monthly basis here.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 20:28 IST