Investors will be allowed to reserve appointments online for obtaining services at the General Authority for Investment’s (GAFI) investor services centres, GAFI Executive Director Mohamed Abdel Wahab has announced. The new system will be available starting on Tuesday through the authority’s website.
In a statement on Monday, Abdel Wahab said investors will have a series of easy-to-follow steps for booking meetings, starting with registering on the site and entering their e-mail.
New users will have to register to create a new account first, and activate the new account to reserve the desired service. They will also be asked to confirm the required documents, and then choose the branch they wish to deal with. After confirming their reservation, the website will send an e-mail containing the reservation details and reservation code.
Abdel Wahab added that the investor will have to come to the authority’s headquarters 15 minutes before the appointment after preparing the required documents. They will have their temperature checked, in line with precautionary measures to curb the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, before proceeding to their appointment.
He also said that investors will have to observe specific controls whilst at the authority’s headquarters, related to the preventive measures against the coronavirus. They will be asked to wear masks and medical gloves, maintain social distancing of at least two metres, avoid talking in waiting areas, and avoid directly touching elevator buttons.
Abdel Wahab said that in the event of difficulty or problem registering, users can call the hotline on 16035. Booking services are running from 09:00 to 13:30, with the commercial registry’s treasury closing at 12:30 and banks closing at 13:30.