The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stated that Australia has decided to extend the SmartGate service in its airports for UAE nationals holding ordinary passports who are either arriving or leaving.
Gulf Times said that Emiratis can opt to clear their departure or and arrival using the SmartGate services so long as they obtain a pre-arrival Australian electronic entry visa.
Ahmad Saeed Alham Al Daheri, the Ministry’s Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs, said the usage of departure and arrival SmartGate at airports in Australia would be granted to holders of ordinary UAE passports who are a minimum of 16 years old.
According to him, such facilities being extended to UAE nationals show that their passport is one of the most valued and reliable travel documents in the world.
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