A new system that has been launched by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) will now enable people to apply for entry permits in as less a timeframe as 15 seconds.
The automated system Entry Permit 50+ will pave an easy way for authorities to issue an eVisa by banking upon Artificial Intelligence technologies. The AI technology means that there won’t be any need for human activity while the timeframe will be shortened drastically.
The new service has helped officials to carry out around 5 million transactions with absolutely no waiting time while the number of visitors to service centres has slowed down to a trickle.
The director general of the GDRFA, Major-General Mohammad Ahmed Al Marri, said that people wishing to apply can do so through the smart app or the official website. The documents will be scanned by the AI system following which visas will be issued.
The system leaves little room for error or security threats and also retains the capacity to track and identify suspicious people while sending their information directly to the relevant authorities.