General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) regulates the residency of foreign nationals, and the entry and exit of international travellers to the Emirate of Dubai. Smart services allow customers to upload forms and visa applications rapidly and securely. Smart gate border facilities enable people to pass through immigration without assistance by scanning their passport, Emirates ID, e-gate card or QR barcode from the GDFRA smartphone app. The GDFRA app also enables personal data sharing for government transactions.