UAE Government announced that all expired documents would be extended until the end of the year. There are answers on frequently asked questions about visa extensions, Emirates IDs, vehicle registration and driver’s license renewals.
• All visit visas have been automatically extended until December 31, 2020. There are no fines for any visit visa categories. All of those, who hold a visit visa should connect with their home country’s embassy to get details on the departure from the UAE.
• UAE residence visas and Emirates IDs that expired after March 1 have been automatically extended until December 31, 2020, with a full exemption from delay penalties.
• To renew vehicle registration for one year, visit the Ministry of Interior smart channels. There is no need to get a vehicle inspected, but it is required to obtain valid vehicle insurance.
• Also, having visited the Ministry of Interior smart channels, it is possible to renew UAE driver’s license. A one-year license can be obtained without even having an eye test. Provided carrying out the eye test, it is possible to renew your driver’s license for 10 years.
• UAE residents who are stayed outside the UAE and would like to return, should visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website and register for the “Residents Tawajudi” service to make a request.
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