The German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) offers several services, which are interesting for companies already operating in the market.
Business Visa Service for AHK Members
The Business Visa Priority Service offers following advantages and is only available for AHK member companies:
- fast-track appointments (usually on the next day) for application submission at the external visa service center VFS Global;
- recommendation letter from AHK to be included as a supporting document in the application.
All employees of AHK member companies having a residence visa in the UAE are eligible for the service, which is free of charge.
Please be aware that the service does not replace the standard application process and does not guarantee that the visa application will be approved.
We strongly recommend that all interested members make sure that the visa application is completed with all required information and documents. All information regarding Schengen Visa (general requirements, application process, required documents, applications forms, FAQs, etc.) can be obtained from the website of the German Consulate General Dubai.
Identity Verification and Legitimateness according to Money Laundering Act
Anyone wishing to open an account with a credit institution in Germany will require corresponding identity verification. The basis for this is the Money Laundering Act or Geldwäschegesetz (GwG) which stipulates an examination of the identity of individuals and legal entities abroad, who would like to open an account (i.e. checking accounts, deposits, lockers, etc.) in Germany.
AHK Dubai assists UAE residents’ with identity verification of individuals or companies as well as the legitimateness of the authorized representative and forwarding of documents and dispatch of copies of the required documents (ID documents) to the credit institution in Germany.
Following the Money Laundering Act (GwG-Ident) of Germany, we provide the following services:
- Identity verification of the individual / company as well as legitimateness of the authorized representative through personal appointment.
- Forwarding the documents and dispatch of copies of the required documents (ID documents) to the credit institution in Germany.