Tuesday, July 26, 2011

US Consulate General moving to Bur Dubai-No US visas services from Aug 2-4

The US Consulate General in Dubai will move from its current premises at the World Trade Centre to a new facility in Bur Dubai, adjacent to Dubai Creek.
The new Consulate has been built on land donated to the US by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Interviews and other services for US visas and routine consular services for American citizens will be suspended from August 2 to August 4.
All services will resume on Sunday, August 7 at the new building. Emergency services for American citizens will not be affected by the move.
American citizens seeking consular services during this period can make arrangements at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Jennifer Rasamimanana, Charge d'Affaires of the US Mission to the UAE, said: "We have here around 40,000 Americans residing in the UAE while we have around 1,000 companies operating here."
The new facility will allow the Consulate General to increase the efficiency and accessibility of its services to the public. It receives around 50,000 visa application a year for people from 125 different nationalities, mainly Iran.