New UAE Visa Rules: Visit visa-holders have one month to leave or change their status

All people in the UAE on Visit visa have exactly 1 month to leave the country or change status. Countdown from July 12-2020

As a Ugandan living in UAE, I appeal to all Ugandan citizens living or who were caught under lock down period in UAE, to read carefully these rules. UAE is one of the strictest countries in regards to their residencies.

According to this decision, people on visit visa have to change their status or leave the country. This means if you get a job make sure by the end of of 1 month from July 12, you have an employment visa stamped in your passport or obtained by your company. Another option is to renew your visa by the end of this grace period or if the worst comes to the worst to leave the country to avoid fines and bans.

Tourists in the UAE whose visit visas had expired after March 1 are given one month to leave the country or change their visa status to avoid fines, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced on Monday.

The one-month window started on July 12, Brig Khamis Al Kaabi, spokesperson of the ICA, said in a TV interview.

The advisory follows the recent UAE Cabinet decision that cancelled all previously issued resolutions related to the residency of expatriates and validity of visas, entry permits and ID cards. The automatic extension of expired visas and IDs until December this year was withdrawn

Brig Al Kaabi reiterated that residents and citizens within the country are given 90 days to renew their documents. Those outside the country will have a one-month window for renewal, with the grace period starting on the date of their arrival in the UAE.

Read more here: UAE New visa rules: UAE Visa Extension Until December-CANCELLED

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