Final reminder as October 11 deadline for UAE visa renewals looms

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Oct 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

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All UAE residents whose visas expired between March 1 and July 11 must get them renewed by October 11.

Residents living in the UAE should renew visas by Sunday to avoid being fined for overstaying.

On July 11, the UAE Cabinet announced a three-month grace period for GCC passport holders and UAE residents to renew their visa and residency documents.

The three-month extension was given to people who were inside the country with residence permits that expired from March 1 until July 11.

Residents will need to take a medical test, which is a prerequisite for the renewal of the residency.

To verify visa validity on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship portal or ICA, visit www.ica.gov.ae.

Dubai residents can check on the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs portal.

Breaking the residency visa rules incurs a fine of Dh25 a day and an additional Dh250 is imposed when leaving the country.

There is also a daily Dh20 fine for not renewing Emirates identity card. This can go up to Dh1,000.

Those sponsoring dependents or housemaids should check the portals for the all visa renewal information.

Updated: October 5, 2020 01:07 PM

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